"We stayed in the cabin for three days with five kids and two adults. The kids loved the loft, the impressive queen-size bunkbeds, and the nice selection of board games, cards, books, and magazines, and of course the game room!
The owner, Dave, was a pleasure to deal with and always quick with email responses to questions.
Overall, the cabin is clean and well-maintained. We were there in the summer and found the central AC to work quite well. In fact, by dinner time we had to turn the thermostat back up it was getting so chilly. There is plenty of seating for eating and relaxing, even a family-sized hanging swing on the porch. We found this cabin on the HomeAway website and the amenities are all pretty much accurate. One thing that is not made clear on that website is that while towels and linens are provided, you have to wash and dry them yourself at the end of your stay.
Another nice touch is that Dave provides a pass to the state parks. We took advantage of this and took the kids to the beach and canoeing just minutes from the cabin.
One of my kids is an avid pool player and was thrilled with the pool table in the game room. This eight-foot table features sturdy legs, a ball return, and a moderately fast cloth. It is well-used but in quite satisfactory condition, although the cue ball is a bit battle scarred, no doubt from too many falls onto the stone floor. There is a good selection of cues, including some short ones for the smaller players, and even a bridge.
While the cabin itself is super, the quality of your stay may depend a lot on how the previous guests left it, which may or may not be under the owner's control. Here are some examples:
• When we arrived, the previous guests had left wet linens in the washing machine, which we had to transfer to the dryer when we got there.
• Dave's written instructions on how to use the DVD player were excellent, except that it took us 15 minutes to get the thing going while we figured out that a) the previous guests had moved some of the connections, b) some sets of wires did not appear to be in working order, and c) one of the remotes had dead batteries.
• Some of the gaming equipment was hard to locate (or lost). Notably, the set of pool balls was missing the 8 ball. It was only on the last morning of our stay that we finally found it behind the snowboard in the corner. For the darts, only two were found, and I only found them by sticking my hand deep into a gap in the cabinetry to retrieve them."
Guest: Y E.
Date of Stay: August 2015
Review Submitted: August 21, 2015