We originally rented the lodge but due to a last minute cancellation we were offered the yellow house. What an amazing house it was! There were in total 18 of us there and it never felt crowded, we probably could have had 50 and it would have felt just as spaced out. The master suite has an amazing bathtub overlooking the river and the sunrise, two great rocking chairs, and extremely comfortable bed and a loft with an additional queen in it (separated by a curtain, stairs and another door) this loft has the best views and perhaps the most comfortable bed in the house. There was plenty to keep us entertained, televisions, a pool table, a massive farm table to play card/games on. The dogs were in heaven. The hot tub was perfect, underneath you can plug your iPhone in, a tip from Bud. Kat and Suede are truly amazing and were always available. Bud and (his brother) checked up on us and were super friendly, a great bunch of folks working for the property. The kitchen was sufficient enough to get all our cooking done for 18. The stove is only a four top which made it a tad difficult for cooking "family breakfast" but truthfully, everyone was on different sleep schedules so it really didn't matter. The three suites downstairs are an easy lead out to the hot tub and fire pit (we never motivated to get down there due to the extreme cold, but talked a big talk to do so.) The only drawbacks that aren't even that big of a deal 1. the upstairs gets pretty warm at night, the room with the two twins is almost unbearably hot 2. getting to the porch that is an easy lead to the hot tub (have i mentioned how awesome the hot tub is?) is a trek from the rest of the house (there's a window in the kitchen that could easily convert to a door if you're thinking of any remodeling jobs guys!) but it isn't terribly difficult to walk the extra two rooms to get there.
It began to snow while we were up there and were very accommodating when we were discussing if we should try to risk the trek back to the city or stay another night. Our hearts wanted to stay, but knowing there was a foot of snow on the way we decided to head home. Bud mentioned they're building an even larger property soon. Hopefully we'll be the first to book it!
Thanks so much for an AMAZING New Years!