We had a family gathering here to celebrate an 80th birthday and it was fantastic! The house is perfect for such an event in that as I was doing all the cooking I could still be a part of the party as folks played games at the kitchen table or sat around the family room. Then we all gathered in the formal living room for coffee and desert as my brother-in-law played the piano. The back yard, sauna, and hot tub are great. It's all so very private as well so we never felt as though there were homes near us. The house is clean, well laid out and plenty of sleeping space and bathrooms for a large group. Bruce was easy to work with and his wife made a gorgeous flower arrangement for my Mom's birthday. We are looking forward to another such family gathering in the Summer. This beats a hotel any day!