My family gathered at the lodge for 9 days including two weekends, from as far away as Stockholm, Sweden and as close as Upton, Maine.
We prepared ourselves by reading the comments on the internet and the information provided by Mr. Meredith, and expected no surprises. The tone of the written information and contract were somewhat bureaucratic, which worried me some, but I got an entirely different impression while talking to Mr. Meredith and the caretaker Mr. Archer on the phone.
The surprises started coming upon our arrival.
Having a long history with vacations houses, I know from experience that at least 50% of the utilities promised in the adverts either don't exist or are out of order. Warm water is either nonexistent or very limited, and the caretaker is on vacation somewhere very far away.
Not true at the Lodge! As good as everything worked. Maybe not the new appliances you have at home but they were functional. Plenty of refrigerators, two grills, and plenty of hot water. Not a place for a luxury vacation, but a place where the surprises are pleasant ones.
On the two occasions I called Mr. Archer, he was there within minutes to solve our problems.
On behalf of my whole family I would like to thank you all, and I dare promise now that we will be back.