"Our family spent a week here towards the end of summer. The setting is tranquil and beautiful, close enough to civilization to buy gluten-free pastries but far away enough hear the loons calling nightly. Little Round Lake is sweet and calm, with plenty of cooperative fish swimming around the dock at the bottom of the stairs in the yard. The yard itself is beautiful, framed by flowers and tall pines, with a rustic, boulder-lined firepit surrounded by Adirondack chairs- the perfect spot for roasting marshmallows and watching shooting stars.
The house is fully equipped with everything we needed to enjoy ourselves. The kitchen supported all of our culinary adventures- it's clear that the owners are talented cooks- we found every kitchen tool we needed to prepare family meals, which we enjoyed both on the elegant dining table and beneath the umbrella on the deck overlooking the lake. There were plenty of spices in the spice rack to inspire our meals, and a weber for grilling the steaks and burgers. There's a fantastic garden across the road full of tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplants, onions, and celery which went into our lunches and dinners.
Though there is air conditioning in the bedrooms, we never turned it on. The many windows kept the refreshing breezes circulating throughout the house.
The bedrooms have king sized beds- a pleasure! And the downstairs bedroom has a stunning bathroom with a spa feel that was cozy and luxurious.
On first glance the decor of the house reflects the flavor of the North Woods. But beyond the obvious charm of hand-made stoneware, charming antique furnishings, and whimsical bits of bric-a-brac, there are also modern conveniences like wi-fi, cable tv, and whole- house stereo.
But the most wonderful thing about the house was also the most subtle. Though the attractiveness of the design and the stylistic choices reflect the rustic setting, there are also original artworks and ceramics which are uniquely beautiful, echoing the natural beauty of the setting. There are small and large paintings, photographs, ceramic plates, and other expressions of the owners' creativity which enhance the experience of nature, family, and the pleasure of the North Woods.
It was a wonderful place to spend a week and I can't wait to go back."
Guest: Stuart R.
Date of Stay: August 2014
Review Submitted: August 18, 2014