Let me start by saying my husband and children were not happy we were going to the mountains in stead of the seashore this year. Good thing I am the one who makes the vacation plans. When we got to our destination, I was a little nervous the family would be disappointed. My husband and I arrived first and when we saw the view from the back deck, I knew it was going to be a good week. As I was texting my youngest son to see what their ETA was, he appeared on the back deck with a big smile yelling through the sliding glass door "this place is awesome!" That in itself is a testimony coming from a 15 year old. My oldest was right behind him giving me the thumbs up. The look on their face when they saw the game room was priceless. The house was very spacious and so comfortable. My 2 sisters and their husbands joined us for a couple of days, and the deck and fire pit were well used. The view pictured here overlooking the river is nothing compared to the sunrise. We got a lot of awesome pictures. So quiet and peaceful. The stars are so bright at night it seems like you can reach out and touch them. Our last day we had a visitor cutting through the backyard. It was probably the same black bear my sister and I saw when we were out walking. I highly recommend this as a vacation destination. My husband is already talking about going back next year. Thank you for opening you home to us. What a week we had.