Submitted: December 5, 2012
Stayed: November 2012
For the second time during the fall season, we had a quiet cabin stay with our little chihuahua. We lodge for the week, so it feels like staying as guests at a friend's home while they are away. On long vacations, it's always great to have your own washer and dryer, satellite, and wireless on top of a generously equipped kitchen (with a number of emergency pantry extras). The bed is surprising comfortable on my achy back, has plenty of big and fluffy pillows, and the softest velvety sheets.
We come for the solitude, fishing, and that fieldstone fireplace that runs up to the ceiling. It has a construction that just fascinates me. With a collection of simple entertainment choices, this time we even played some Scrabble. If the electricity were to go out, there would be plenty of intellectual entertainment like a variety of word games, books on identifying birds, Indigenous tribal history, fishing, and a number of fictional novels. With so many extras, if you came with nothing, you could survive a little while — but don't do that. We arrive heavily packed with a choice of our own conveniences to last the week, plus emergency rations just in case. Too bad we can't get snowed in with a blizzard!
During our visits we have seen (and heard) flocks of geese, cranes, birds of prey down at the river, and various finches and so many cardinals at the bird feeder. Possibly a squirrel tore down part of the suet feeder at the back porch when it ran out. Once there was an elk or moose bellowing about something. Also, we have seen some kind of mink running around, and down on the river bank, tracks for a herd of deer. Downstream we saw a fly fisherman get lucky while for us, so far, cast fishing has brought in small trout and a large catfish.
Last time a torrential rain cut off access to our fishing equipment left out at the pier overnight. The river rose well above the walkway, so if you want to take it back with you, better watch the weather.
Clean, cozy and very accommodating. Thanks for sharing. The only bad part is having to leave and head back to reality.
Owner's Response: It feels like you are at a friends cabin because you are. You are officially a friend of "Camp David". The winter months are a wonderful time to visit and enjoy the wildlife. On the rare occasions snow is in the forecast we head up to the cabin hoping to get snowed in ourselves. Hurry back and thanks for posting such a nice review. ~David
Helpful votes: 4/4
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