"Every year a group of us…and by group I mean 7 or 8 families totaling well over 30 people…gather together to spend a few days reminiscing about our school days. Where does one go when one has a group that large who not only need enough beds for everyone, a full kitchen and a few bathrooms, but also a way to entertain the plethora of kids? Apparently the answer to that question should always have been…The Winking Rosebud.
In August, we brought our crew to what we thought was a cottage compound of sorts. In fact, where we really brought them was to a work of heart that offers not only all of the things we needed and wanted, but so very many more things that we truly could not have thought to ask for. I mean really…a lap pool? How very cool is that?!
Clean, clear lake with a beautiful dock and wonderful swimming? Check. Kayaking, canoeing, a raft with a slide, a volleyball court and a horseshoe pit? Check. Check. And Check. But what about those rainy days…’cause you know they’re going to happen when you rent a cottage…well, for starters, the walls of books, the karaoke machine and the foosball table should entertain you for a bit. Personally, I wandered around in a bit of a daze for long periods of time, simply oohing and aahing over each new and fascinating art and décor treat that was tucked so perfectly in every nook and cranny (just wait until you see the master bathroom...COOLEST. SHOWER. EVER.) Each time I turned around, there was something that I’d missed. This cottage is a veritable wealth of colour and creativity. When I took a break from the gazing and décor ogling, I drove a mere 10 minutes to some of the best little stores I’ve experienced in cottage country in a long time. Honestly…I could go on forever. Oh wait….I have :)
But honestly…30 people…all sleeping comfortably, no battling for bathroom time, not a thing that we had to do without…and did I mention the hot tub and the firepit ?...I truly can’t cover it all in only one review.
On top of it all, I had the merest moment to say hello to one of the owners of this dream location, and between my fits of raving about everything, I saw easily and clearly why this place was so amazing…there is nothing that seemed more important to Brenda than to be sure that each and every one of us walked away from her cottage oasis with a warm memory and a bit more joy than we had when we came.
Winking Rosebud. Seriously. You need to see it to believe it."
Guest: Winking Rosebud Fan
Date of Stay: August 2015
Review Submitted: September 4, 2015