Exactly as I remembered!
I spent a great deal of my childhood at Bent Tree in the 70's, and I have so many fond memories of my time there. We lost access to Bent Tree when my grandparents passed away in my early 20's. I've always wanted my children to experience Bent Tree, so when we finally had the chance to go on vacation, I decided to look into renting a house.
The best way to describe Larry's place is WOW!!! It was absolutely immaculate and gorgeous! Everything is high end. Our entire stay we dreamed of living in a house like this, especially in this setting. The view was amazing and tranquil.
The girls had a blast fishing from Larry's paddle boat. Be forewarned that you need a couple of strong people to get it back up the hill though! And if you go fishing in it, go to the cove across the lake and to your right. That's where you're going to catch 'em! And forget the pool. Swimming in the clean and cool Lake Tamarack is the way to go!
We prepared all of our meals at the house, including our fish fry. We brought everything we could think of that we might need, but the pantry and bathrooms were well stocked with essentials. The only thing missing was baking dishes and cookie sheets, so you might want to bring your own if you plan on cooking in the oven. The stove is gas, which we love.
We saw TONS of wildlife too: deer everywhere, including our yard; turkey; a fox; a possum in the yard; and lots of little critters. We kept an eye out for bears, but no luck this time. Maybe in the Fall when we come back.
We looked forward to trail riding at the stables, but they increased the minimum age to 12. We were disappointed, but we got a couple of lessons for our 8 yo daughter. It wasn't exactly what she wanted, but she enjoyed the time she spent with the horses. She was able to groom her horse during the lesson, which she wouldn't have been able to do for the trail ride. That was a plus.
Larry was very accommodating and easy to work with. I can't recommend his house enough. We're counting the days until we can return. Thanks, Larry! I sure hope you don't sell your place any time soon.
Families with Teenagers,
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