"We are grateful to Wes and Lori for making their Alder Chalet available as a rental for guests! It’s truly a beautiful, warm, and inviting vacation home! Lori is easy to communicate with and very responsive. It was a joy to work with her.
We were two families, with 8 children ranging from 5 to 17 yrs. eager for a fun winter getaway in the snow. After driving over the pass in a snowstorm, we tumbled into the Alder with great delight and anticipation. Immediately everyone felt cozy and at home. We toted all our food in and had plenty of pantry space and two refrigerators to store all our goods (and more). The kitchen had everything we needed to prepare, cook, and consume our meals with ease...the big kitchen table (we even found an extra leaf to extend the table) was perfect for us to all gather together for sustenance and conversation to feed body and soul!
We slept soundly on the comfortable beds. My husband and I took the room with a bunk...queen on bottom and single on top...our 5 year old was pleased to have the special bed above us! Spacious dressers and closets made it easy to stow away clothes. There’s plenty of space to spread out with a sitting area upstairs and one on the main floor - which provide comfy places for everyone to play games, relax and enjoy themselves when we weren’t outside playing in the snow or in town skating at the amazing community ice arena. The fireplace is perfect for defrosting after sledding, snowshoeing, and ice skating. Our children brought some games, but discovered we didn’t need to because there’s a chest full of cards and great games to play!
Not only is the Alder a wonderful place on the inside, but it’s perfectly located in a charming town and surrounded by incredible beauty, and right by the lake no less! The view from the cabin is breathtaking. I can imagine how magnificent the Alder must be in the summer…but it was so spectacular piled high with snow, we’re already dreaming of another winter getaway there!"
Guest: Laura K.
Date of Stay: February 2017
Review Submitted: March 21, 2017