From the time we drove in the driveway I knew I was at home. The house and grounds are grand yet in a comfortable kind of way. The inviting large porch was where we gathered in rain or sun and even at night. The night sky is so clear, and there is a telescope for stargazing and planet identification. This was fun for the adults as much as the kids. The kids varied in age but all had something to do. There were hideaway spots to read and have no one find you, or large rooms where all could gather to play games. The kitchen was big enough to have the whole family involved in cooking dinner and the 2 stoves and 2 dishwashers made for easy service and clean up. Acadia is right down the road so, out the door you go everyday with an endless list of activities for everyone in our group. At the end of the day coming back to your own house to relax with family is the real treat. I have never felt so comfortable in someone else's home. It was spotless from top to bottom. I have never had a house live up to all expectations like this. We are hoping to do it again next year but maybe 2 weeks is needed.