I wanted to be sure to reiterate that we thoroughly enjoyed our week at the lodge. It was perfect for our extended family, including five children under six. So many places for the kids to have adventures inside and out!
We looked long and hard for a place big enough for this family vacation . As you can imagine, there is a lot of pressure when picking a place for your extended family to spend a week together. We were very lucky! The lodge is a unique space that felt like home within minutes...a home with LOTS of space! All of this in such a naturally beautiful area.
We had a great week wading in the river behind the house, soaking in the hot tub, playing games in the back yard, relaxing on a long tubing trip, walking/biking to ice cream, chatting by the fire at night, enjoying meals together. Visiting local swimming holes was my favorite. The younger kids always had a place to swim and play in the water, and brave adults could get a little adrenaline jumping from high rocks.
The TV room was a-mazing for watching the Olympics, and the big movie night for the kids - complete with popcorn machine! My nephew has what is sure to become a classic family photo of me and my two brothers fast asleep on the couch 'watching' the Olympics. The kitchen spaces were a bonus for us. The foodies among us were very happy and able to whip up some great meals without feeling crowded.
My wife's birthday dinner was a special event that topped off the week. It was so nice to be pampered for that one meal. The food was delicious, and you were right about the cake - probably the best I have had! We appreciated the special effort you made to source locally and take care of all the details. I will always remember looking up and seeing that you had joined in our balloon hat party! Perfect.
Great lodge, great hostess, and a great value!
My (balloon) hat off to you for working so hard on the lodge and making it feel so comfortable. I know you will do well. Best of everything Sandy!