We wanted a large-enough house to accommodate our family of three grown children and spouses, plus two grandchildren, for Mother's Day weekend. This house has four bedrooms upstairs and two down, which was perfect. There were extra twin beds in one of the large bedrooms that also had a queen-size bed, so children could have slept there, too. The kitchen seated 10 easily, but we often just put out food on the table and people went out to the screened porch to eat. It was an unnaturally-warm weekend for May and we even took dunks in the swimming pond and our grandchildren loved paddling around on the floating raft, looking at the tadpoles and salamanders, and running up and down the lawn.
The house was very clean and well-organized and the manager, Lisa, had done a great job of preparing the house and grounds for us and was very available. The description on the website is accurate, as are the pictures. Part of the charm of this house is the sense of history that is present in each of the rooms. We appreciate being able to imagine living as people did when the house was new.
The bathrooms had new and beautiful tile and were modern and very clean. With one full and one half bath upstairs, and one full bath downstairs (both with showers in the tubs) we had plenty of bathroom space!
We enjoyed walking in the woods to Crescent Lake and listening to the birds, seeing the unfolding of the ferns and leaves on the trees over the course of our stay (the warmth was a plus), grilling on the deck near the house and eating on the screened porch (and just sitting out there, talking, as it got dark.
One of the most wonderful things we did was go up to the second-floor deck to look at the stars. We live in a city area where the lights are so bright you can't see stars very well. Here they were, as our daughter said, "Amazing!" We picked out constellations and marveled at the brightness of the stars.
If you are looking for a place that is near grocery or other shopping, this is probably not the place for you. We brought all our own food and didn't go anywhere to buy more (although we understand there is a supermarket and, I think, a mall near Claremont, a bit of a drive away). This place is really a wonderful retreat--to "get away from it all" and enjoy each other and the natural surroundings.
We would definitely recommend this lovely home to friends (and already have) and we would love to come back again.