One of my friends arrived at the Mansion before I did and her text to me pretty much sums it up: "Holy cow. This place is amazing!"
My friends and I were a group of 14 and have been renting homes for a weekend during the winter for quite a few years now. Even though the price of the home was a little more than we have spent in the past we loved the idea of renting a Mansion: and we're all very glad we did! Also, anytime I emailed the owner with a question, I got a reply promptly. This made it so much easier to organize things with our group.
The place had plenty of room for everyone to either all hang out together in one place, or to go off and do their own thing in separate places. There is a part of the house that could be it's own separate house; there's two bedrooms, bathroom, a kitchen and small living room there. We kept calling that "the other side" and it was a great space to have.
The "man cave" area downstairs was perfect. Pool table, dart board, flat screen tv, electric fireplace...and all the guys' favorite: a leather couch with LED lights underneath it. Then the hot tub room was right off of that room downstairs. Some people thought it was too hot, but if you cracked the sliding glass door then the cold air from outside made it fine.
The rooms were spacious and the house was very clean and tidy. It almost felt like going to a spa because there were white towels that were rolled up and left by the tubs in the bathrooms.
Overall, this was the perfect place to come together with friends to forget about work and enjoy being together.