"Coming from an urban area, we are constantly concerned with our kids being at risk from traffic and strangers. The days of kids being kicked out by mothers till the street lights come on, are long gone. Our kids have a much tighter circle of exploration and time to just be out in nature. When we saw this vacation spot we decided to give our kids the space to explore and be outdoors. We loved it! For 7 days our kids played on the beach, explored paths, collected rocks, played games like Red Rover and ran around with sparklers. We even threw them out of the house when they said they were bored and within an hour their imaginations had taken over and eight kids from age of 11-3 created a world of espionage in the most elaborate game of tag we had ever seen. The parents enjoyed reliving a bit of their childhoods through their kids.
The barn easily accommodated us, and we even had plenty of room to spare. The main living area was spacious and beautiful. The kitchen was large and is fully equiped with cooking and dining utensils. It just invited us all to cook together. Bedrooms and bathrooms are designed beautifully and comfortable. The game room downstairs had us connecting with the kids by playing the games we had before video games. We did take advantage of their Apple TV and would settle the kids down each night with one of their children's movies.
The outside space of the barn is just as beautiful with all the little touches by the owners plus that of previous visitors. Various bones, rocks and driftwood have been collected by guests and can be found displayed in various spots. The kids loved the bones the most! They had a great fire pit, basketball hoop, tire swing, tight rope and of course the hot tub. We had no issues with ticks or poison ivy which was the only concern we had.
The caretaker was a great friendly guy who clued us in on some of the best place to explore. It was great to just listen to how the property had all come together.
We highly recommend this beautiful vacation spot! Already trying to arrange a week at one of their other properties."
Guest: Julie G.
Date of Stay: July 2016
Review Submitted: July 28, 2016