The most quiet, peaceful and fun vacation ever!
Submitted: September 24, 2011
Stayed: August 2011
From the moment our family arrived and walked into the Heartland Chalet we were impressed. The lot was wooded with large trees over the house and lots of shade. It's right next to a wooded lot so no neighbors on that side. It was immaculately clean and stocked with everything you could possibly need for a week on vacation. It had recently been remodeled and was beautiful throughout the interior. All we needed were our clothes, toiletries and food. The view of the lake and sunset from the back of the house was amazing. The first thing we did was run down the dock and jump in to swim out to the raft. The sandy beach was very clean, the water very clean and mostly clear of weeds. Our two children (4, 1.5) spent hours each day playing in the sand and wading into the shallow water. It was great swimming out to the raft to relax on. You could easily stay at the house all week and not need to go anywhere else.
The weekend was only moderately busy on the lake with probably less than a dozen watercraft out - a few ski boats, a few waver runners, but mostly pontoon boats. During the week it was so quiet - it was like we had the whole lake to ourselves. We had the option to rent a ski boat or pontoon from a local rental business, but we settled for the free paddle boat and had plenty of fun paddling around the lake and fishing from it. We fished off the dock, paddle boat, and even waist deep in the water and it seemed like there was an endless supply of fish to catch - panfish, largemouth, perch, catfish, etc. The view of the stars at night was like nothing we have ever seen at home. It is a very quiet area. There is a nice walk you can take around the lake as well. All of the neighbors were quiet and considerate. The house was set at a nice comfortable temperature of 74 degrees all week which was perfect for us. We were pleasantly surprised about the lack of bugs during our week of vacation. Also, although it felt like we were in the middle of nowhere, there was just a short drive to everything we needed.
The owners were very friendly, open and helpful. They gave lots of advice on local attractions and we went with most of their recommendations and we were not disappointed. They obviously have been doing this a long time. They lived only a few minutes away so were always available to answer a question or two.
We will try our best to make it back next summer.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Owner's Response: We are happy people give us feedback, as we try to improve our property each year. We want everyone to come back and enjoy our lake as much as we do all the time.
Helpful votes: 3/3
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