Our family (2 adults, 6yo, 10yo, and 2 13yo's) chose this location for its size, value, dog-friendliness, opportunity for teens to have own space, and proximity to ski resorts and water park, where we had expected to spend most of our time. Well -- turns out it went to 20 below zero, coldest snap weekend of the season, so too cold to ski, and water park literally broke down. Massive icicles encased the house, going down from roof and up from ground. It looked more like an arctic outpost, flag and all. We skipped all our planned activities, and mostly hunkered down here. So the cottage had to be all-things for our vacation. We laid out on the frozen lake at night, enjoying the perfect quiet and looking at the stars, went sledding around the house, watched snowmobilers during day and lots of movies. In the end, we all loved it! Especially the kids. Mark was great, extremely responsive when we called him to get plowed out, and to point out the sleds, there was even beer in the fridge. Don't expect fancy accommodations, but do expect to have what you need to enjoy time away with your family, even dog. There's a kind of simple magic here. There's no car traffic either, at least not in the winter, and our pup loved the rare freedom to run up and down the lane.
A note to consider -- The cottage packs a lot into a small footprint -- with a very cozy common area (think 1 BR condo size DR/LV/KIT), and then an unusually generous 3 BRs. We were glad we didn't invite another family (which the cottage technically accommodates, and we were thinking of doing) because it would have been really tight during the day, especially at dinner time. We joked that it was a bed-for-10 and chairs-for-4 cottage :). It certainly wouldn't have been too bad if it were summer, as there's a big picnic table and plenty of room out there with the grill. But for us, all of that was encased in about 2 feet of snow :). Thanks again, Mark! Kids are asking about when we'll be going back :)