Our family loved our first Masthope vacation! This was also our first family vacation with our five yr old and twin 3 yr olds and we couldn't have asked for a better experience.
The house was beautiful, clean and well maintained. It had all of the amenities we needed and then some. Our children LOVED the basement and the toys they found there (Razor Scooters rated the highest). Beds were comfy. Kitchen was perfect. The location was great because it was walking (5 yr old w/high energy & up) or bike riding distance to the lodge/store/pool/playground, but not so close that you could see or hear any of it. It took 4 minutes to drive to the lodge, 4 to the stables, 10 at most to the lake.
Glen was always a pleasure to communicate with and very helpful. He was quick to reply to any questions we had and proactively ensured we had any information needed.
Masthope itself was fantastic. The pool was perfect, pony rides at the stables were a hit, the kids loved feeding the goats, llama, pigs and Shetlands at the petting farm, lake and river spots were beautiful, every playground was a winner, Mtashope run kids activities and the lodge saved us on rainy days. My husband loved the biking, fishing and the rafting. I loved having some nights off cooking while eating at the lodge and some peaceful evenings on our deck under a blanket of stars. The whole family got a kick out of seeing the deer and wild turkeys roaming around freely. There is really no need to leave Masthope except to get your groceries, however we did decide to visit the Zane Gray museum, Cedar Rapids river rafting, and have dinner at Crossroads in Barryville.
Great experience and we're already looking forward to returning next year!