Our first word upon entering Eagle Strait Cabin was simply “WOW!” This is a beautiful retreat in every way. Truly peaceful & quiet, with only a 10 min. drive in to town for every need. Clean, comfortable, nearly brand new, and just perfect!
There is really nothing lacking, including nightly loon serenades. We had a full-service kitchen (minus a dishwasher) with appliances nicer than our own house, including perfect water and ice from the fridge. Nearly every cooking supply is present, down to vanilla extract, cooking spray, flour and baking tins for impromptu muffins.
Our 4 kids split into pairs to share the 2 upstairs bedrooms and got along better than any hotel or relative’s house we’ve ever tried. The 2 big girls loved the bedroom with the bonus reading loft! Add a side loft (“playroom” our kids called it) upstairs, and they entertained themselves with the loads of board games available.
For rainy days the board games held their own but it was nice to have the modern TV, sound system, and Blu-Ray/DVD player (with many family-friendly movies). On the nice days we spent hours at the dock catching a few bluegills and launching the sturdy aluminum canoe. We didn’t try the kayaks since our kids are still not quite the right age.
Had a few campfires but some of us were chased off by the mosquitoes at times. So it was great to have a huge screened porch to be able to enjoy “outdoors” while remaining bug-free. Newer gas grill in there too which saw use a few times.
Certainly no negatives but pay attention to the fact that there is only one bathroom (with the only mirror and a large shower but no tub) and plan ahead. I’m not sure how our parents did it with big families and only one bathroom, but we’re truly spoiled having 3 or 4 or more nowadays, especially with a teenager and a pre-teen! It was never a problem for us all week, but think through your bathing plans (and laundry plans, yes a washer and dryer!) if you have a large number of guests (6 of us in total).
We had no real schedule and found ourselves sleeping in with “natural air conditioning” of Northwoods air, lounging around reading and talking, and just enjoying a perfect place and a restful week. We will most certainly try to get back here, possibly even for a winter visit just to try different outdoor activities.
A Top 5 All-Time Vacation for our family, no question! Excellent communication from the very friendly and organized owners from start to finish, too!