The pictures don't do it justice. It appears to be your average darling cottage from the outside. Once you step through the doors, though, it was obvious that the interior was recently renovated--and the owners have impeccable taste. The rooms were clean. I drew the short straw, so my friend and I got stuck with the pullout sofa. It was surprisingly comfortable, though from what my other friends told me, I missed out on "one of the best sleeps of my life." I'm not sure if they were busting my chops for getting the pullout, but I did notice they didn't want to get out of bed.
Not that we chose the place for the decor, but seriously, this place looked like it had been professionally decorated. And the shower: to die for with this really cool pebble shower floor that felt great on my feet.
The deck, with the full-morning sun, was the perfect place to catch up on my reading--Stephen King, if you must know--and the sprawling property allowed for a nice, cool breeze. I even got to see a family of deer prancing about the property.
Even though the place is decked out with a full kitchen and outdoor barbecue, we opted to grab some eats in a couple of the local towns. We had dinner at this one bar/restaurant that was simultaneously cozy and lodge-hall-like named Peekamoose. It had great food and tasty local and regional brews.
We decided to light a fire one late afternoon. Easiest fire I've ever lit. The fireplace comes equipped with a fan that circulates the heat through the room, but sends the smoke up the flue, so we weren't smoked out. It rained part of the time we were there, so we took advantage of one of the many games the owners stocked the place with while we enjoyed the fire and a few cocktails. My teammate and I whipped our friends butts in Taboo. See, still alert after sleeping on the sofa pullout. I wasn't lying that it was comfortable.
There's also a screened-in porch, which was perfect for enjoying the country air without getting wet. And there's enough room to dine in the screened-in area if the day or evening gets too buggy. It had cooled a bit when we were there, so we didn't really experience a fly or mosquito problem. There's also an outdoor fire pit and table-and-chair lawn set.
We loved this place and plan to head up there again, maybe this winter or spring. But next time I get to try a bed.