Small Family Thanksgiving Retreat
Submitted: November 28, 2012
Stayed: November 2012
This was the perfect home for our first Thanksgiving destination vacation! It is the most comfortable home and peaceful setting. Our two grandchildren enjoyed it as much as the adults! From making smores at the Franklin stove on the deck to fishing off the dock. We were able to take our pet, Cosmo. He is a small rat terrier and he loved that he could see out from any directions due to all the wonderful glass windows and open floor plan. We enjoyed the fireplace so much. Watching the fall leaves drift down from the trees was almost like watching snow fall in the winter.
We actually have talked about making this a yearly tradition. My son is a big hunter and fisherman. He absolutely loved the woods surrounding the property. We enjoyed an afternoon of shopping and eating at Grand Rivers, Ky. We drove to Murray to watch a movie, but mainly just enjoyed the homes ambiance.
Thanks Melinda, for making your home available for some great family bonding. I think our family talked, shared, laughed and relaxed more than I can ever remember. We shared a morning devotional together everyday at the breakfast table. Your home made this possible by having us together for 4 mornings that we would not have had if we had Thanksgiving at our home. Everyone would have been off and running in different directions when the meal was over. My husband and I think it is the best investment we have made in a long time!!!
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a lovely review. We love this house in every season but fall and winter are actually my favorite times to be there. When I am trapped inside with cabin fever in St Louis in January, I just get in the car and drive to the lake house. Everything is suddenly better. The light from the big windows chases away the winter blues and the fireplace is so cozy. We can go for walks in the woods or along the shore, watch birds fishing in the lake and throw frisbees to Flora until she is ready to go take a nap. Flora, our goldendoodle, starts wagging her tail as we cross the bridge into Illinois because she knows where we are going. I am so glad you enjoyed your time there as much as we do.
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