My wife and I had seen the photos, so we expected the cabins to be amazing, and the river, and the surrounding mountains and area ....
What took us by surprise was the experience of being there with Fritz, Paula, Sadi and their pets. It felt more like we were visiting friends or family then it did staying in some impersonal hotel room or cabin.
The next great surprise was that we were actually "doing" things, being outdoors, having fun, playing, like we were kids, at camp! We kayaked down the river for well over an hour, by ourselves (amazing!) We played badminton, washers, rode their bikes, went for walks, jumped on the trampoline, sat alone by a cozy fire, watching the sunset over the river. And I personally threw about a zillion tennis balls to Kenai (their dog, who is now a close personal buddy of mine :) (don't forget to take tennis balls when you go)
The last great surprise was probably the most beautiful and memorable of all, and it wasn't on the brochure either. I'm talking about the night sky there; it's so pristine and clear and bright. With no surrounding city or urban sprawl to muck up the sky, you can actually still see the stars there, and even the milky-way--what a rare treat. I had forgotten what it was like just laying back and looking up.
Eat your hearts out Corporate hotel chains, you will never be able to bottle or duplicate this experience. It was definitely the best vacation we'd ever had.
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- Riverside Meadows South Fork, Colorado