"We had an excellent time at this property, and had everything we needed for a wonderful New Year's Eve gathering, with no real issues. Our group had 4 couples, with 2 extra people just for NYE night. There was enough space for everyone, with utilizing the lower level pull-out couch, but it will certainly be nice when the additional bedroom/bathroom are completed this year. We've rented quite a few cabins, and this one held it's own in comparison. Everything was clean and organized and we loved the easy access to the hot tub just steps from the lower level door. Some people in our party utilized the lake to ice fish, and caught a HUGE Pike. I can imagine the lake would be great in the summer time. For NYE, we visited the nearby Spicer Castle for a private Murder Mystery dinner, which was fun. We also visited the nearby park for a hike during our stay, which was quiet and fabulous with an observation deck at top. There was a lot to do nearby, such as a winery I'd love to check out on a future visit, as well as stores, etc. if you needed anything.
I'm pretty picky on giving a 5 star rating, which is why this was a 4. What keeps it from a 5 for me? Just a few small things: I didn't love the setup of the loft bedroom right outside the master bedroom because it made the master seem less private than the other rooms. Also, the master bathroom was tiny with little vanity space and the door to the closet area between the master bath/room had a doorknob issue - don't close it behind you or you'll get suck! Lastly, the kitchen area was lovely, but could be stocked better. We couldn't find a wisk and could've used some additional pans, etc. It also would've been helpful to know that there is only a Keurig and not a regular coffee maker, which I think would be helpful for a large group. Lastly, the couple staying in the first room to the right when coming from the garage advised that their bed would be better placed if not against the wall that shares the bathroom. We did miss cable on the tv, but mostly because it was NYE and we wanted to watch the ball drop.
All in all, this was a great property, and we're already considering a future visit. I wouldn't hesitate to reserve it again!"
Guest: Angie D.
Date of Stay: December 2016
Review Submitted: January 7, 2017