Where do I start!? The cabin is gorgeous and brand new. The super comfy leather couches, the kitchen with spacious island and black counter tops, the tall dining room table in the nook (where we played endless hours of board games), and the hardwood floors on the main floor, all of it was beautiful.
And the huge bathroom! Lovely vanity and mirror, spacious shower with seat, and the privacy glass in the bathroom was the prettiest I've ever seen!
I have to mention the lighting: track lighting in the great room, kitchen, and other strategic locations, most of it on dimmer switches for added ambience in the evenings, lamps, gorgeous light fixtures even on the screened in porch. That's some serious attention to detail!
But outside the cabin is the best part: with the view from that wall of windows out over the lake and the mountain beyond, you can just feast your soul on all that beauty and solitude: hour after hour, day after day, we had the lake entirely to ourselves, or perhaps shared it with a fisherman or a few kayakers.
And lest this description of sparkling beauty scare you off, let me add that our family of eight (six kids, ages 3-14, including five rambunctious boys) felt totally comfortable and right at home here. We didn't feel like we had to tiptoe around and whisper. Far from it!
The kids had an absolute blast: fishing, swimming, wading, running around on the dock and in the yard, playing creative games with the ring toss toys, roasting marshmallows over the firepit. And we had a great time just sitting on the dock watching them and soaking in the beauty (especially from the vantage point of those super comfy dock chairs!).
In spite of all the noise we made, we did see a bit of wildlife too: watched the osprey diving for his dinner, enjoyed the loons and a kingfisher, saw moose tracks out on the dirt road, and a deer right on the driveway! Also enjoyed some local hiking around gorgeous Lake Willoughby, well worth exploring.
A few other details: two closets in the master bedroom = awesomeness! Early on chilly mornings the DVD with a million hours of cartoons was a real life saver : ) There was a TON of shallow wading perfect for our small children, but still plenty of good swimming for the older boys and us. Tried the Darling Hill Road scenic drive Michael had recommended to us, and it was stunning: Don't miss it!
And for that matter, don't miss your chance for the getaway of a lifetime! You'll love it here!