"In short: My group of 15 had a great time, and Scott’s accommodations exceeded our expectations.
To explain: My wife and I were recently married about 2 miles up the road at the “Cherry Creek Retreat,” and we rented this cabin for the groomsmen coupled with Jane’s place for the bridesmaids. Whereas Teresa (The owner of Jane’s place) was very upset and discouraging of the bridal party, Scott was incredibly understanding and encouraging. The place is beautifully located about a 3 minute walk from the lake in a beautiful apple orchard. It was generously stocked with both bath towels and beach towels, and an outside BBQ to grill on. There were two refrigerators, lots of beds, paddle boards, a canoe, a bonfire pit, a lot of chairs for the water, and a basketball hoop to accommodate our fun group. It was amazing! And even more importantly, Scott was amazing!
As you may have noticed, I am highlighting how cool Scott was and is. This trip has highlighted the importance of having such a host. One of my guys knocked down the screen and broke one of the small wheels that were welded onto the bottom. Scott simply said, “It gets a lot of use. Don’t worry about it. I will fix it,” and promptly removed it and fixed it without mentioning it again or penalizing our security deposit. When Scott found out it was a bachelor party, he encouraged us to both have fun and be considerate to the neighbors. He even invited us to take paddleboards out to one of the local “Full Moon” parties on the lake.
To contrast: Our other host (Teresa; next door to this rental) threatened to cancel our accommodations the day of our guests’ arrival. She did not like the thought of a wedding party, no matter how responsible or professional we were. The morning after our arrival, she went in the house uninvited, and snooped around the rental with the claim that she had laundry to do. The girls had to walk on egg shells while they were there, and abided by all of the detailed rules of her place. After all was said and done, she cussed out my mother-in-law—refusing us our deposit even though the girls left it cleaner than when they found it. Though we received most of our deposit back with an apology while we were on our honeymoon, she still kept some of it claiming that there were more girls than what we paid for (not true).
To sum: Scott, you are awesome; keep up the great vibe that you have going for your guests! We really enjoyed the most memorable week of our lives at your place!"
Guest: Andrew D.
Date of Stay: July 2015
Review Submitted: September 4, 2015