Birchwood Shores is a hidden gem and was the perfect winter wonderland for our Christmas Celebration! This cottage has an amazing cozy feel without giving up any comforts or amenities!
There was ample space for a large family gathering--the dining room table out on the all-season porch was able to accommodate our holiday meal and was also the perfect spot for games and activities after! The living room is cozy and comfortable with plenty of seating for everyone, and the view out to the water is stunning! The large floor-to-ceiling doors/windows made us feel like we were right outside! The sleeping arrangements were perfect--the beds were comfortable without feeling cramped. There were small closets in each room for storage of our weekend luggage, which was nice to have out of the way in order to move around.
The kitchen is small, but well-stocked with all of the items we needed to prepare a great Christmas Eve meal--the hosts thought of all of the amenities that might be needed to allow a family to enjoy home-cooked meals and stay well-fed!
While our winter wonderland stay did not afford us the ability to truly enjoy this waterfront gem, we were so surprised to find they have two kayaks, a canoe, two stand-up paddleboards, and so much more to be enjoyed during the summer! We are definitely looking forward to booking once the warm weather rolls around so that we can take advantage of all of the water toys and the beautiful beachfront! The front yard space is great, and I definitely look forward to utilizing that space in the summer for games of cornhole, ladder golf, bocce ball, etc.! We also saw there was a fooseball table, arcade-style basketball shootout game, and a ping pong table stored in the large garage/shed--for my ever-competitive family, those will definitely make for some entertaining days and evenings at this hidden gem!
I'm almost afraid to post this review, as I would love to keep this as my family's hidden getaway, but this place is so great it deserves a glowing review! We are so looking forward to booking this summer (and many future summers!) to fully enjoy all that Birchwood Shores has to offer!