We rented this lodge for a tri-annual gathering of my family and that of my Best Friend's family. There are 21 of us ranging from children 5 months to 16 years as well young adults 26-32 and 4 older adults. It was Perfect! When I was looking for a place to hold this, our third, gathering I never imagined I would find a place that would fit all of our needs so well. The kitchen was large enough for groups of 6 to cook together without crowding. The dinning room seating accommodated all to eat together in the same space. The bedrooms were spacious and insulated well enough that even rowdy games of Foosball didn't wake napping babies! The outside spaces were amazing with the deck/patio/fire pit/ hammocks/ newly developed pond and view of the river. (Quiet morning coffee conversations on the deck while watching fish jump out of the water was my favorite time of the day!)
The size of the home envelopes you and you can easily forget how big it is as the house fills with laughter and shared times together with out ever feeling like we were on top of each other.
The owner has equipped the home with excellent kitchen equipment,Beds, linens, fire side supplies, river activity equipment and anything you can imagine you would need to enjoy a week on vacation and never have to leave. Our ages and interest are varied but everyone LOVED staying here.
We did wander out to see waterfalls in Wisconsin, spent a afternoon water tubing at Shakey Lake and spent one day visiting the DeYoung Family zoo (Fun for all ages). I would recommend all of these activities. But mostly if you are looking for a piece of paradise where you can come with family/friends and experience a memorable week, this is it. It exceeded all of our hopes! We will be back.