My husband and I arrived early in the week, awaiting our son/d-in-l and two little girls (1 and 3) for the fourth of July weekend. It was a perfect spot for us all: relaxing and comfortable, clean and very well equipped, with plenty of outdoors to entertain the girls with rock and pinecone gathering and decks for the adults to sit quietly and watch the water. Nederland and environs drew our attention for a play area and the Carousel of Happiness, with grocery and shopping options that fit our needs (although we had made an early week excursion into Boulder for some more esoteric supplies). After an trip to the nearby Golden Gate state park , we happened upon a huge moose, wandering and splashing in "our" lake! And on two separate days, we were treated to early morning sightings of a herd of elk across the lake from the house! Kris could not have been more helpful in supplying us with ideas for fun in the area, and we certainly hope to return to take advantage of more! Many thanks!!