The lodge was very comfortable and the view was highly relaxing. Within 5 minutes of arriving we felt like we had lived there for ages. Everything we needed was there and in an obvious place. We were, at our most numerous, 11 adults so we fit comfortably in the lodge and every couple had a private bathroom.
The smoke from the fires along the coast would come and go, depending on the morning and evening winds. At times, we could not see the hills on the east side of the lake, at other times they were clear as a bell. But it was never thick enough to notice more then the faint smell. Otherwise, the weather was perfect - not too hot, not too cold and the mosquitoes few.
We did have a few uninvited people walk in. The lodge, despite a sign posted on the front steps, seems to appear to have an attended office inside, like a hotel. And there seems to have been an impression that the lodge common areas (such as the piano) were also common for the cottages. None of these unexpected folks were unpleasant and no confrontations occurred. Still, we decided to keep the front door closed and locked, even when we were in.
Dealing with the 2 different rental agents (one local, one remote) was pleasant and efficient. The billing was exactly as agreed.
In the end, we all agreed that the experience was exactly what we had intended.