It was great staying with friends for 2 nights at the Fourth Oak. We especially enjoyed staying in town for the bikeride. In years past we had always stayed at one of the motels locally, having to awake and prep very early to arrive in Three Oaks early in order to get good parking and be ahead of the crowds. The home was very spacious and the eat-in kitchen/island came in handy for cooking and socializing. After arriving saturday evening, we unpacked and headed to registration for the ride and mass at the local church. Afterwards, we went for dinner at Timothy's restaurant in Lakeside(?) which was recommended by mutual friends. The food was great, we would definitely recommend it.
The only complaint is that the shower/bath upstairs did not have hot water, yet the sinks did. Maybe we were to run the water for a longer period of time? Other than that, everything was great, especially coming off the bike route right after 4 hours, right up to the house--priceless!!! Will definitely plan on rebooking for next year's ride.