Heidi and Steph have created an absolutely delightful setting to enjoy family time on the Trinity River. We arrived early and our gracious hosts kindly welcomed us and let us hang out on the deck and have lunch while they ensured that our cabin was immaculately clean for our stay. Steph patiently pointed out a fishing hole to our son and Heidi gave us freshly made sticky buns to bake for breakfast (which were delicious).
We are an action family--hiking and moving on our vacations. The Alpenglow cabin, and its beautiful setting, invited us to slow down and simply be with each other: we spent a lazy afternoon sitting by the river watching our children drop with squeals into the water from a rope swing; we saw Canadian Geese fly along the curves of the river; we listened to a fun selection of music while making dinner and couldn't resist running a bath in the large Jacuzzi tub. The views from our upstairs beds were enchanting. In the morning, my husband and son rose early to fish right next to the cabin while I sipped coffee and read in the cool and quiet morning air. We then made breakfast in the well equipped kitchen which we enjoyed on the lovely dining set on the deck. Oh, and I can't forget the joy of our other family member, our dog, who ran off leash on the grass and grounds, blissful in her freedom. This is a very special place inside and out; we will be back soon!
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27 July 2011
We don't get to travel nearly as much as we'd like to, but we know what we'd appreciate as guests here, and really try to provide it. We attract good people who have often gone out of their way to find--and connect--with us. This family is a perfect example.
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I am not supposed to, but I can name each of them, because I was so impressed by them. The kids are intelligent and mature enough to join into the conversation, but don't feel they have to. Their parents are accomplished and well-rounded. There was an easy give and take in animated discussions that spanned a wide range of topics. They all left us anticipating our next meeting.
We give them 5 stars!
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