Immediately on arriving, my friend and I felt right at home. We avoided a B&B as did not want to feel like we were someone's visitors or limited to where we could wander. Like Goldilocks, we came in and tried out all the beds, choosing the beds according to our preferences. There was a firm bed, soft bed and medium bed. Most times we sat like families do at the kitchen table, other times upstairs in the sitting area looking out the picture window at the mountains. No sooner had we settled in than A moose came up to the edge of the yard to graze on something delectable. A resident chipmunk came up on the porch in the mornings for breakfast. We were charmed. The cut logs and kindling were welcomed on one evening that turned cool after we had gotten wet on a hike. Maggie's felt like coming home. Uli is full of information and stories. His enthusiasm for the house and area are infectious. We were glad to meet his family and share a wonderful morning. There were so many special touches like fresh flowers in the house.The people in the area are friendly, inviting and happy to answer questions. I was warned a week would not be enough time, and it wasn't.
A few details: we had a good supply of dishes, pans , cups etc that we needed and baked several meals on the gas stove. Even herbs were provided. We appreciated the handmade soaps, laundry soap, dishwasher soap, Kleenex and toilet paper that kept us from having to haul a lot from the grocery store. The local water has a high mineral content. But Uli and Cathy provide the gallon jugs of bottled water. The coffee pot makes good coffee! It is an older home with its own creaks, but part of what makes it feel like a home. Uli really wanted us to find something to suggest they do to improve the experience, but we didn't need or want anything different. We did suggest a more complete list of things provided in the house like the laundry soap, But if you have a question just email them.
Enjoy the natural wonders found here. Don't be so busy going to all the sites on the map to miss the beauty right here at Maggie's.