The Calendar House was exactly what we wanted it to be--a Thanksgiving retreat for my family to get together and enjoy open space, both inside and outside the large house. The fireplace was the largest I have seen; we kept fires burning from wake-up to bedtime. Lincoln had just cut a large amount of seasoned wood, so supply was not a problem. Our large dog was comfortable roaming the house and grounds. Lincoln even arranged for a 1' snowfall the night before Thanksgiving to give us the real holiday feeling. The county roads were cleared by Thanksgiving morning. Our family chose to spend parts of day times exploring Woodstock and other nearby villages. Dinner was at him every night--why not, no restaurant could have the same ambiance. The bedrooms and the large living room were updated, so even this old, historically house had the modern conveniences.