What a great week!
The property is spacious, beautiful, secluded and most important to me, clean! I will admit that I was just a tad nervous prior to arriving because I had the responsibility of selecting a spot for 12-member family reunion, with ages ranging from 1-88 years. However, I ended up on the receiving end of kudos all week long from my “happy campers” for selecting such a great place. Inside, it’s really charming. Plenty of comfortable space to lounge, and because of the way the house is laid out, you never get the claustrophobic sense of being on top of one another. There are three living-room areas on two levels. The beds were all comfy. The kitchen was spacious. The views were stunning. The furniture was nice. All the appliances worked. The house was tastefully decorated. The lake is really pretty and peaceful as we were out on it every day, either tubing with the kids on the pontoon or exploring/searching for turtles in the canoe. While it’s not ideal for swimming right off the dock due to shallow water, when you paddle a hundred yards or so, you come around the bend and it opens up to a huge lake. That makes it ideal, because it gives you a real sense of peaceful seclusion when you’re back on the “the grounds”. We called it “the grounds” because the property is so vast, there is literally a windmill in the back yard. We saw bald eagles fly above the tall pines and watched deer and wild turkeys walk across the yard in the morning. Awesome. The little ones loved the tree-fort, zipline and trampoline. Mosquitoes and ticks were surprisingly absent, considering the property is surrounded by water and forest. I enjoyed reading my books on the hammock. But without fail, our crew played softball, wiffle-ball and kickball games every afternoon before dinner (is it just me or is there nothing better than the sound of laughter between your dad and child while one of them is rounding second base?). Then we’d grill up food on either the gas or charcoal grills, then spark up a fire and sit around the firepit and make S’mores for the kids. Owls “hoo-ing” in the forest behind us only added to the ambiance. There is a good grocery store in Rice Lake, but twice we took the pontoon across the lake-about a 20 minute ride-to eat dinner at Pokegama, which I’d recommend. We really enjoyed our stay and can’t say enough good things about this place-we will certainly come back here. Good vibes, great time!!
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Helpful votes: 9/9
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