If the Garden of Eden still exists, this place is IT. Weeks after my stay, I'm still saying "WOW" looking at our photos. The Ever After Estate is, as far as I know, completely original-- There's nothing else like it.
We thought the pictures were amazing before we arrived...but the photos simply don't do the place justice. This not just a vacation home-- It was like having our own mini resort of even theme park.
The water slide was INCREDIBLE-- just as good as any major water park's--but-- since it was in "our" backyard-- we had unlimited, private access.. The pool was amazing-- I definitely recommend sitting under the waterfalls and letting the water massage your shoulders! Outdoor billiards? A HUGE hit---but not as big of a hit as OUTDOOR movies poolside under the stars-- One night--we watched almost 3 complete movies outside back-to-back...(The estate had a collection of about a thousand movies!)... The main kitchen was huge and fully stocked but we spent a good portion of our time using the outdoor summer kitchen & grill...
One day we had mini golf contests-- Other days, the men fished--and the rest of us played volleyball, horseshoes, tetherball, soccer, bean bag toss--and some of the other games set up around the property.. The little kids--especially the little princesses LOVED the carousel horses.. There were over 30 of us and we never felt crammed in at all--- It was fun just to look at all of the hidden art, themes, unusual decor....and.. oh my, what else? Well, the teen boys in our group were often lost playing video games on the huge movie theater screen while others played skeeball and splashed down the INDOOR slide into the ballpit room..
The scenery was incredible.. I loved the tall sand hill cranes...and we even saw a large turtle during our stay--but... what made it extra special---and worth going back to more than anything-----was the careful attention we received from Andrew-- the place is his like "child"---but he let us have it to ourselves--yet--he was always a text message away if we had any questions or needed any help-- His level of service and his attention to detail were better than anything I've experienced in a hotel--and WAY better than anything in any other vacation home-- Then again, The Ever After Estate is far more than just a home.
We'll be back.