When I told my husband that I wanted to take our summer vacation at Timberlock, he thought I was joking. No electric lights? No cell phone, television or internet connectivity? Sleep in a cabin??? Yet, we did it and I am so happy we did! Like many other folks we met at Timberlock, we will be going every year from now on. We met many people who had been going for years and many of the staffers were those who came to Timberlock as children.
Our experience at Timberlock was unparalleled. Upon our evening arrival, Holly and her friendly dogs greeted us like we were guests at her home. She led us on a short tour, gave us warm cake and milk and the staff assisted us with our bags. Our cabin was no frills, as described - a comfortable bed, a porch, gas lights, a small sofa, a wood stove and a bathroom. It became our little home at camp and we grew to love it! But what we loved even more were the activities. A stay at Timberlock is like being at sleep-away summer camp, except you get to choose all your activities! We sailed, swam, bounced on the lake trampoline, used the rope swing, waterskied, hiked, played soccer, kayaked, canoed, used the archery field, horseback rode and more. There was also plenty of down-time to sit in front of the lodge fireplace or on the porch overlooking the lake and mountains to read a book and relax. We are a thirty-something couple, but everyone there was having fun - from the little kids to the seventy-year old campers! Bruce and Holly are wonderful hosts and very accommodating. The food was awesome. The staff was amazing. We loved the nighttime singalong (Timber Tunes) and the paper plate award ceremony. The other campers were so friendly and laid-back. When we arrived home, the telephone conversation with my mom was reminiscent of a much younger time: "Oh my gosh, mom, camp was so fun! Jon scored TWO goals in soccer and he got up waterskiing on his very first try! We hiked two mountains and caught some fish! The horse I rode was so friendly. We made some great friends! I can't wait to go back next year!!"
- Also Known As:
- Timberlock Hotel Indian Lake