This was the perfect escape from our daily work-school routine, a wilderness retreat replete with all the comforts of home - and then some! We spent a week with our children at this lovely cabin, eating a relaxing breakfast on the big front porch in the morning and watching fireflies by candlelight at night while curled up in the Adirondack chairs.
In between, we soaked up the sunshine and plenty of frigid river water (we're from Florida) in a backyard oasis where the only sounds we heard were the rushing waters, the birds and our kids' squeals as they took turns shooting the "rapids.'' A little beach provided ample room for more chairs and a bonfire, where we roasted hot dogs and, later, marshmallows as the adults sipped wine. A friendly neighbor provided fresh strawberries from his garden and lively conversation. A short trip into Chester brought us to rustic antique shops, local artists' galleries and funky restaurants and taverns. We even ventured to New Hampshire so our car could climb Mount Washington!
But with such a cozy cabin, you really won't want to venture far. Everything you need, from dishes to linens to a gas stove and washer and dryer are at your fingertips.
We enjoyed a family movie night almost every night, thanks to a thoughtful selection of movies left by the gracious hosts. We also had puzzles and plenty of books, including an antique one on the wondrous trips to be taken in Victorian Vermont. Seems like time might be standing still in this little neck of the woods.
Hoping to visit again soon!
Sherri & Steve
Zane & Annabelle