"This year, several family members and I decided we would go away during the week between Christmas and New Year's. We wanted to find a place that allowed us to escape the typical busy-ness of our lives while still having access to necessities just a few miles down the road. Lost Horizon was the PERFECT mix of an escape to the forest while not feeling completely isolated.
Upon arriving onto the property, we were all immediately pleased and impressed with the amount of Christmas decorations on the exterior of the house that greeted us with holiday cheer. We inspected the outside of the property and noted the careful detail that apparently was planned thoughtfully and meaningfully. The koi pond (yes, there was a koi pond) that was right outside one of the back doors was peaceful and well-crafted. The wrap-around deck made the entire house feel even more open and instigated an immediate feeling of exploration around the rest of the property. The yard was maintained very well and there were inconspicuous places to put trash and compost all delivering a feel of natural living.
As soon as we entered the house, we were all struck aghast at the decorations, layout, and large space the house had to offer! There was a small chalkboard that personally welcomed our family and a table that had information regarding the many excursions and activities our family could go on during our stay (which we did - check out the lake!). We set our bags down in the front entrance and let our curiosity guide us throughout the rest of the house as we gleefully discovered the large fire place downstairs, the king-sized bed upstairs, the elegant bar, and, yes, the steam shower! We kept noting the extreme detail of the decorations that were displayed by someone with a clear gift for design. Although we arrived the day after Christmas, we felt the Christmas spirit stay alive due to the directions, mountain air, and overall great vibe of the property.
We would all agree to rate this stay as a 5 out of 5. There was not a single problem we had. All of our questions were asked about maintenance of the property during our stay and check out procedures as Ms. Seagle had clear instructions in a well-placed manual for us that was easy to refer to. I always hesitate writing reviews of the great places we stay because we do not want to have to 'fight' for our beloved destinations, however, this one was too good to resist. Kudos to you Debbie Seagle!"
Guest: Jesse L.
Date of Stay: December 2016
Review Submitted: January 2, 2017