Our visit was booked right in the middle of a huge snow storm. It was a taxing drive, and Urban kept in contact with us to make sure the driveway was marked and accessible. Considering the challenges that mother nature presented, paired with the crazy drivers... coming "home" to this retreat was a sight for sore eyes. Urban and Brian ensured the house was warm and the lights were on for us. To peel off our boots and defrost our tootsies on the heated slate entryway was just the beginning... every inch of this lake house boasts the owners attention to detail and adds to the luxury of the experience. There is more than ample areas to sit and enjoy the view and to talk and enjoy the company of family and friends. The heart of the house was our highlight... THE ROCK. It provided both warmth and ambiance. Every seat in the house oozed comfort, even down to the throw pillows, really... who falls in love with the comfort of an accent pillow? The items stocked in the home was duplicate of what we brought... down to the condiments...
This is a comfortable home, a beautiful place to spend a long weekend, and a spot to remember. Thank you for introducing us to the warm toilet seats and bidet. Definitely and experience to remember. We plan to make this our annual family vacation spot!
Overall, we enjoyed our stay, but I am giving the cabin 4 stars because of the road noise coming from the main road into Northstar. I wished we had known about it. The noise was enough that we didn't feel we could use the back deck, and it was distracting when sleeping with the windows open at night. It did calm down during the week, but it was still there. I know no one else mentions it, and its probably not an issue in the winter, but in the heat of summer, we really heard it. The other thing we noticed is that the steps onto the main level of the cabin are a little steep, and might be a challenge to an older person or someone with larger feet/shoes.
Otherwise, the cabin is just as pictured; the library is great; the front deck was amazing; it was easy to get in touch with management; the beds and linens were comfy; it was well stocked (including fans which we needed because the weather was hot and smoky!); it was super easy to get to the rec center and village; our boys ages 11 and 7 loved it; and the cabin did provide that old school yet modern mountain cabin feel.