I rented the Chalet for a week to celebrate my Mother’s 80 birthday. We had 4 octogenarians, not an easy fit for a house in the woods. The Chalet was perfect. The house is situated on the most amazing site with a small lake/pond, acres of woods to explore, or just simply a lovely yard to enjoy. My greatest concern was the comfort of the twin beds. I was shocked to discover each of the beds had memory foam toppers along with decent sheets and plenty of extra blankets and pillows. The Chalet is decorated and stocked in a manner that is inviting and homey without pressure-- if you accidentally break something (we did, twice), they understand. It is a home meant to be lived in and appreciated.
So many things were provided; dish soap, garbage bags, aluminum foil, Ziploc bags, salt and pepper/spices, games, puzzles…FIREWOOD. Did I mention the foosball table? There is literally something for everyone.
Mary and Eric are wonderful human beings (no, I did not know them before). They are good, kind, thoughtful and fair people. We continuously invited them over just to enjoy their company. Communication with Mary was easy, clear and open. Good, good, people. I will be returning, for sure.
Now, I can’t help but respond to the insane review by the people who occupied the house before us. This is an OLD house, in the WOODs, of course there are beetles in the windowsills and cobwebs. IWas the house filthy? No. Disgusting? No. Rustic? Youbetcha. I never saw one mouse or any semblance of mice. Then again, we kept the door/screen door shut…as you do…in the WOODS. Seriously...the linens were not folded to your liking? I was happy decent sheets and towels were PROVIDED. As for the Christian paraphernalia —apparently you do not travel often otherwise you would know almoAs for the Christian paraphernalia — just about EVERY hotel in America has a bible in the night stand. This is the not YOUR beautiful house-the owners they decorate and display books they see fit. The title of the website is HOMEAWAY, not “non-secular resorts." Quite frankly, it's a little disconcerting one would be so offended by Chicken Soup for the Soul. So, you rented the house for over a month AND extended your stay. If it was so horrible, why didn’t you leave? Sounds like someone ate all the food on their plate and now wants a refund. Bad form...bad bad form.