"The house + grounds were even better than expected! We used every amenity available to us.
We had 4 families - 8 adults + 6 kids (ages 4, 5, 6, 6, 7 and 9). The kids played musical beds most nights, but everyone slept comfortably between the bunk beds, sleeper sofa and extra mattress - although for 1 of the 3 nights the bunk beds did not get used at all - the kids all piled in the living room + library. Adults slept fine as well - all the beds were comfortable. It is important for guests to understand that the 2 upstairs bedrooms are entered from outside the home and one of them requires a high step to get in + out - this was not an issue for us though. The upstairs guests were most definitely guaranteed the best night sleep as well as able to sleep in a bit longer since all the kids were inside the main house.
The Party Barn was a huge hit for our group...the kids enjoyed hanging out there during the day and the adults in the evening after all the littles went to bed.
Pool + Hot Tub....despite the pool being too cool for the adults to enjoy the kids had no problem taking a dip and then warming up in the spa. There was plenty of room for every child....and plenty of room for all the dads! Unfortunately, the moms never got a chance to unwind together, but I'm fairly certain it could have accommodated all the adults together.
Tennis Courts...there were only a few tennis players amongst us and no serious tennis games went down, but the kids had fun running on the court and tossing balls. There are plenty of balls + rackets should guests be interested in a more serious competition. Court lights would be a nice addition.
Fire Pit, Pavilion, BBQ, Oversized Chess Game + Washers...we used it ALL! The fire pit in my opinion is uniquely designed - perfect for littles and accommodates a lot of people. I've never seen one like it and was a perfect hang out spot in the evenings. The outdoor space it what really makes this place work for larger groups! But I must add that more outdoor lighting would be a nice addition especially with it getting darker earlier this time of year...several tree lights were burned out - having those working may have made all the difference.
Overall - the group was very satisfied with our stay and we plan to make it an annual trip for years to come!"
Guest: Kate C.
Date of Stay: October 2016
Review Submitted: October 19, 2016