"This was the best vacation ever for our young teens, who spent hours every day splashing and floating in the beautiful creek, which is warm and deep enough for comfortable swimming. It is also crystal clear. The river access is private and picturesque, and a small bridge spans the river for safety so kids are not at risk of drifting downstream. Both the deck on the house and the big deck right on the river have been restored with Trex so they are dry and sturdy and sliver free. The property appears to border national forest land so there is room to wander and sleep out under the stars.
Only two miles away is the Crescent Lake resort with jet ski, paddle board, and other rentals which is a big draw for teens (jet ski drivers must have a driver's license). Our kids also loved Odell lodge, another couple of miles down the road, with great swimming and delicious restaurant food. We did a beautiful hike into the Diamond Peak Widerness from a trailhead right at the Crescent Lake Junction.
A frame cabins are naturally a little tight in the corners, which is fine because you mostly can "live" outdoors. The kids loved the spacious loft and there are many windows you can open up for ventilation. The owners have added operable windows throughout and a dormer for height in the bathroom. One thing we really appreciated is that absolutely every kitchen implement, tool, and accessory you might need can be found. Unlike some rentals where you don't even find salt, pepper, or cooking oil, this one has condiments, spices, and pretty much anything you might need for cooking. The gas barbecue on the deck works great.
And finally.....the best part of this vacation from the adult perspective was the lack of wifi! Kids were unplugged from their phones so we played games, talked, hiked and swam without distractions. A great experience overall that felt to the older generation like the cabins retreats of the 1960s."
Guest: Tigard family
Date of Stay: July 2015
Review Submitted: July 28, 2015