"My family has stayed at Wolfgang's house several times over the last few years, and there are several reasons why we keep coming back!
-Location, location, location: Right on the shores of Mirror Lake, steps away from swimming and paddling in the summer months and skating or skiing in the winter. In the summertime, take a leisurely paddle across the lake on Tuesday nights to listen to free concerts in Main Street's Bandshell Park! The Mirror Lake Walk is also just up the driveway - an easy 2.6 mile cruise around the lake to stretch your legs. (Sidenote: this is also PERFECT for teenagers/ non-drivers as they can walk in to Main Street solo.) Restaurants and shopping are within walking distance and grocery stores are less than a 5 minute drive. About 15 minutes to Whiteface Mountain.
-Rustic charm, yet spacious: The open floor plan is great for families! Lounge in the upstairs TV nook while still being able to hear conversations from the downstairs living room, kitchen, and dining room. Plenty of space for family gatherings, and the first floor is wheelchair accessible (I forget if we brought a ramp for the slight step up from the front door to the foyer or if one was provided....). While there are cozy nooks stashed all over the first floor, the area still feels spacious thanks to soaring ceilings and a gorgeous spiral staircase leading to the TV nook and upstairs bedrooms. There are three decks, one on each level of the house. From the ground floor living room and bedrooms, you can walk right out the door to the dock!
-Comfort and convenience: As we've stayed here several times, I've slept in all of the beds in the house (and some of the couches....), and can vouch that they are SUPER COMFORTABLE. The 3 bathrooms are large and practical. The kitchen is well-equipped and comfortable; particularly love the table in the middle where you can either prep food or hang out and bother whoever is cooking :)
-Separate living quarters (if wanted): There are two bedrooms, a full bathroom, and a living room on the ground floor of the house, which our family has alternately used as the "teen zone" or for couples wanting a bit of privacy from the rest of the group.
-Easy communication with owner/managers: Wolfgang makes sure that there is always someone available to help out with any questions or concerns that may arise during your stay. If he is abroad, then he leaves contacts for his family members or caretaker, all of whom are also wonderful!"
Date of Stay: December 2015
Review Submitted: June 29, 2016