A wonderful hideaway.
Submitted: September 16, 2012
Stayed: September 2012
My husband and I just stayed at the cottage for a week.
We were perfectly comfortable, and in fact hardly left the place at all!
The bed was totally comfy, the living room homey, and the water hot.
We were surprised that we hardly need to run the air at all; it stayed very nice inside with just the windows open. Downstairs especially was always cool, and relaxing.
All the furniture was clean, and comfortable.
The only little thing was the towels: needing a few more dish towels for the kitchen, (there were two, and one wash rag), we cooked all week so more would be nice, but I just rinsed them in the sink, and sun dried them, no biggie.
We also had plenty of bath towels, but only one hand towel and one wash cloth.
Again no big deal though, we could have asked for more, but didn't.
The bath towels had a weird smell when gotten wet... sort of... wet dog? But that MAY be from the well water so we didn't complain.
Water tasted fine, and smelled fine from the tap; a little hard as well water is want to be so bring good conditioner for your hair. :)
This isn't a hotel... everything is mix matched, and as good as home.
There is a new flat screen t.v. and a dvd player, though we didn't use it much, and the land provided lots of entertainment if you just walked around. We saw TONS of squirrels, and deer, and the little frog and goldfish that inhabit the pond garden by the back door were fun to watch. We could hear bucks fighting at night, and the sound of the antlers crashing was really cool.
You are minutes from downtown but it feels like miles away.
Lorna and Craig totally respected our privacy, which we liked. :)
They were there if we needed them, but didn't bother us at all during our stay; you would have to seek them out if you wanted them, which was perfect for us, cause we are introverts!
We got some good painting done there, and some good resting.
We had to leave a night early as our baby got a cold, and needed his Mommy, but we will go back in a heartbeat. Worth every penny, and I'd say you'll be pleased if you go to the retreat.
If you go into town I DO NOT recommend the Casa Colina Mexican Grill & Cantina, it wasn't very good, and WAY overpriced. $60 for two, no alcoholic drinks or anything! AND they don't take CCs, but charge you to use an ATM on the site.
The Harts Market, was AMAZING. Shop there.
And the Sparky's Roadhouse Cafe, diner had the best burger I've even eaten, was fast, and ALL the staff were helpful, and smiling.
Tourists without a Car,
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