GIrls Weekend Away
We had our 4th Annual "Girls Weekend Away" (we only had 5 adults but this easily accommodates large parties) at the lodge and had a great time. We arrived early but the cleaning crew had already been and gone, so we were able to get settled in with plenty of time to enjoy our entire first day. We spent most of our long weekend cooking (well stocked kitchen), eating at the huge table, relaxing in the awesome hot tub and around the fire pit and catching up from the last year. The lodge has plenty of room for those who need some alone time (naps??) and the grounds are beautiful. We got a lot of use out of the iPod docking station and because of the remote area, were able to open the windows and enjoy the music at the fire pit without bothering anyone. There are a ton of board games to choose from and a good selection of movies. Great to wake up in the morning to the horses waiting at the fence for a snack. We dubbed the elk "Hans" and he was our official mascot. He made for great pictures to bring home. The weather was perfect and the nights were incredibly quiet (cicadas, peepers and coyotes notwithstanding). Definitely the place to go if you want to just relax and avoid neighbors, noise or distractions. The lodge is rustic and remote enough that I would definitely come back with my own family for a getaway that far exceeds traditional "camping" but doesn't make me feel like I'm at a hotel or touristy place or that I need to have plans 24/7. Our only offsite adventure was to go horseback riding in Capacon State Park which I highly recommend to anyone that likes that type of thing. The scenery was amazing and we the deer were hanging out right near the trails - kids (old enough to ride) would get a huge kick out of it. This was a perfect location to get away from it all, enjoy nature, catch up with friends and simply relax. My only caution would be if you have any guests that have difficult maneuvering stairs, the flight up may be a little tricky, but the numerous couches/sofas downstairs can be used as bedding (we personally didn't have this issue). Last, but most importantly, Larry was awesome. Very responsive and helpful before, during and after we arrived. Exactly the type of owner you hope to be able to rent from. I would love to return in the fall.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Owner's Response: Thanks Dawn,
It was great to meet you and your group. It was very obvious that you guys were in a nice state of relaxation. I love to see that transition as people get settled into the lodge lifestyle. I look forward to your return.
Helpful votes: 4/4
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