Driftwood Lodge July 2009
Submitted: August 10, 2009
Stayed: July 2009
Our famly thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Driftwood Lodge. We arrived to be greeted by Tammye, Don and Sarah who gave us a tour of the house, which was really helpful as far as explaining the amenities.
The house was immaculate and beautiful. The bathrooms were luxurious. The kitchen was very well stocked. We especially loved the fresh flowers in the foyer which were beautiful all week. The view to the lake was just great. The house is close to the beach, no long winding steps down to the lake, and the house area is enclosed by a gated fence, which was great for the safety of our 2 grandchildren. They enjoyed the water and the swing set on the lawn every day. The air conditioning was great to have as it did get hot. If we got too hot we went inside to play games and read books in the library/loft. The kids caught a few bass right off the dock.
We loved the house and relaxation so much nobody really wanted to do many activities off of the property. Some did take a mountain bike ride on the Hiawatha Rail Trail, a very scenic and mostly downhill ride of 15 miles of tunnels and trestles. Silverwood Theme Park was fun for the kids. We also went to Emerald Creek to dig for garnets. It took over an hour to get there but our 6-year old grandson had a great time. You dig pails of dirt, sift the dirt, then wash the stones in troughs of running water. It is run by the Park Service. We did find 2 ounces of garnets. Mostly we just enjoyed being by the lake. We went boating, tubing, swimming and fishing. We sat on the patio at night, played cards and listened to the water lap on the shore. Can you believe it, hardly any bugs to bother us?
The big grill on the patio was great for steaks and hot dogs. We did have pretty good hamburgers out one night at Carlin Bay Resort. We boated to Arrow Point Resort intending to eat there one night only to be informed they were closed for a private party. Call first.
Since our 24-foot boat was too big to dock overnight at Driftwood Lodge, we had a slip at Carlin Bay Resort, only 8 minutes from the house. It was only a mild inconvenience and all in all worked out pretty well.
We just had a great time on our vacation and would recommend this house to friends and relatives. Tammye & Don thought of everything to make our stay so wonderful. Hope to go back soon.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 3/3
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