This has got to be one of the loveliest cottages my childre and I have ever stayed at. It is meticulously clean and perfectly decorated. It felt like home! I loved waking to the sound of the lake and stepping right out the front door to sit and sip my coffee on the sweet little sandy beach. The teens fished from the dock and took the kayaks (provided) across the lake to explore with a picnic. The cute cottagey kitchen has every thing you need to create a fabulous meal. Sitting by the rustic fire pit at night roasting marshmellows as the stars pop out was our favorite. It rained one day but it didn't matter. The cottage has a ton of games, puzzles and cards to keep the kids busy. There is cliff jumping, a bigger beach and many hikes right up the road. Everything was so convenient, there is even an Inn a block up from the cottage to enjoy a nice meal out. The picturesque few of the lake and surrounding mountains was enough for me to enjoy lounging in my beach chair while the kids swam. We can't wait to go back to "our" lovely Nodaway.