Submitted: August 4, 2010
Stayed: May 2010
My wife, my 12 year old son and I stayed a little over a week at the start of the 2010 season. The entire experience was great. The owners were very accommodating, down to earth, pleasant, and easy to deal with. The property was in excellent shape, and the caretaker was wonderfully attentive. Photos don’t do the place or the surroundings justice. It was our best vacation to date. When it rained, we spent time playing fooseball in the fully screened porch (no bugs—not a one!), and we played cards on the huge table on the screened porch, and in the dining room. We also did the puzzle of Maine that was on the porch. That brings me to our biggest complaint. The puzzle was missing one piece! That’s right, we all compared notes and we have identified that as the biggest problem with our vacation-a missing puzzle piece. That should give you a good idea of how much we enjoyed our stay.
We took turns swinging on the hanging swing on the screened porch which was one of my son’s favorite spots to read. When it wasn’t raining, we were outside doing all kinds of stuff. We fished from the floating dock. Great night fishing when the thin layer of fog blanketed the lake and we heard the distant cries of god knows what from across the lake. You could see so many stars in the night sky. My son caught his first eel, his first catfish, and his first perch. I didn’t get snagged on the bottom while sinker fishing a single time. During the day we rented a pontoon boat from the marina across the lake for a very reasonable price, and that was great fun. My son absolutely loved climbing the rocks along the edge of the lake (we kept him from the water’s edge and there are plenty of huge rocks). We had 2 weenie and marshmallow roasts in the fire pit which was a first for our son. The bugs really weren’t bad, but the cabin was stocked with head nets and plenty of bug spray anyway. It was very private, peaceful, and a wonderful place for us to reconnect as a family. I think my favorite parts were after showers and before bed when we sat in the TV room (with the TV unplugged) and just talked about whatever. No cell phones ringing, no email, no distractions, just the sound of the woods coming in through the open (screened) windows and our own voices. We highly recommend this place for any family that wants (or needs) to spend some time reconnecting!
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 6/6
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