Our family truly enjoyed our stay at the River Bend Cottage. The property is beautiful, and our children (ages 6-9) loved exploring the grounds and following the stream. The river provides such a pretty view, and the little bridge that you cross over to enter the property is absolutely charming, especially with the nighttime lights on.
Inside the house, the beds/pillows were probably the most comfortable I've ever slept in, in a rental home. The kitchen has everything you could possibly need, and then some. We were pleased to find plenty of dishes, a ton of silverware, and every size pot and pan we could need. There was even a crockpot and cookie sheets, both of which we used. We were pleased to find a bottle of wine chilling in the refrigerator upon our arrival, and in the morning, there was package of coffee to make a full pot and an abundance of coffee filters. The owners have thought of everything.
It was cold outside, but we had no trouble staying warm inside. The fireplace kept the main floor very cozy, and even a bit too warm at times. Even without the fireplace, the temperature of the main floor was much warmer than the lower level (and a little bit too warm at times, even without the fireplace going). And, we loved having the hot tub. On one occasion, it stopped working, and even though Evan was not in close proximity, he sent over the other Winter manager to fix the issue right away. We were told the hot tub was prone to this issue, but it really only affected us for a short time, since the manager was so quick to come over and address it.
Evan was very helpful and accommodating. When we needed the king bed separated into two twins, he was over in a very timely manner to detach and put on new sheets. He also was great about helping us try to navigate our way around town.
Even before we left, we decided that we would book our return for next year :-)