The barn was a very peaceful retreat for a family adventure. Our family of five (two parents and three sons) had lots of fun relaxing, fishing, kayaking and swimming on Hamlin Lake. The woods were peaceful and very pretty. We saw lots of deer on the property. We could have very happily relaxed there each day but we were busy paddling, hiking and swimming in many different areas in the National Forest. When we were there in the evenings we enjoyed ping pong and playing cards. Many of the nights we were lucky enough to hear Barred Owls and a Great Horned Owl. Everything was clean and the master bedroom was cozy with a comfortable bed. The water access was a little challenging with five kayaks but worth the effort. We paddled over to the Ludington State Park Beach a couple of times and that was great. Overall this property is a good value. If you rent this location, make sure to ask for directions into the property. It's a little confusing on dirt roads & private property signage. Also note there is no TV.