A Different Kind of Experience
Submitted: July 23, 2012
Stayed: July 2012
While the description in the advertising does relay that it's a small property, current standards prevailed in our minds when we booked this property for a weekend excursion. In today's day and age small is medium, and the expectations of what a vacation home should be are much greater than in years past because of our consumer/excess-driven nature as a society.
Taking those considerations into account, we arrived at the designated address and turned into the driveway, which at night, can quickly resemble the Indiana Jones Adventure at Disneyland as you drive through the forest. We arrived at the trail and it was pitch black, but we could tell where we were supposed to go and then suddenly there was an illuminated pathway; we set up the short hill and the cabin came into sight - even from the outside it looked smaller than we imagined.
Upon entering we found everything as promised, but had to scale back what our expectations were. (Heads-up: The refrigerator is of the small dorm variety, though perfectly capable of handling four bottles of wine and enough food for dinner and breakfast. There is no stove top, but instead two small burners on a hot plate set-up and an electric skillet. After some creative preparation we were able to make meals just fine). The shower opens up directly into the kitchen, as well as the w/c. The loft has low ceilings and can get warm quite quickly with just two bodies. There is little or no need for the wood fireplace, though it may come in handy during the winter. The hot tub fits three of any size.
All that being said, we enjoyed having our expectations changed. In fact, we quickly fell in love with the charm of the smaller setting, and really liked the privacy afforded us while maintaing close proximity to a lot of adventure. If you throw out the American notion that "Bigger is Better", then you can come to find this vacation destination a place of wonderful respite, especially from the hustle/bustle of the City.
We will definitely be back and enjoyed our visit from Neela, the local pooch who must not be fed because of stomach issues. (That doesn't stop her from coming in, making herself at home and trying to charm a few nuggets off you anyway) She just added to the friendly and endearing quality that caused us to love the experience. Definitely a different kind of experience, and I am glad that it was.
Helpful votes: 9/9
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