I was looking for an excursion away from urban civilization, work, computers, email, and so forth - a week along with my girlfriend.
I stayed in the Apple cabin from February 19th-24th. We had a great time relaxing in front of the warm fireplace/stove, reading books and drinking wine. It was nice to get away from the world, with no cell service (verizon) or internet. Both are available nearby though, as referenced in the guide book/manual left in the cabin for us.
The cabin itself is in good condition. It is sturdy, warm (centrally heated), and has hot & cold water for drinking/showering/dishwashing/etc. All furniture and beds were clean, and there was no problems whatsoever with appearances, smells, or anything else you might worry about in this type of cabin setup.
There was a large stock of firewood available for the fireplace, though the logs I retrieved from outside were a little wet. A short bake in the kitchen's oven got them ready to burn quickly, though.
The kitchen has all the utensils and cookware you might need, and the fridge/freezer, microwave, gas stove & oven work perfectly.
BRING FOOD! The town nearby has very, very bare essentials and that's it.
Other things to bring - dish towels, dish soap, bath towels, toiletries, bath soap, lighters/matches, blankets, bedsheets (1 queen, 2 twins, 2 bunkbeds), extra pillows (for lounging comfortably in front of the fire). Music/movies as desired.
You have a great view of Indian lake from the cabin. It was too cold to lounge outside in the screened-in porch, but anyone going during bug season would find that a nice addon. There are an abundance of chairs and benches to relax on.
There is also an outdoor stone fireplace on the outside portion of the porch (not screened in) for use, but again due to the cold we forewent its use.
The lake was frozen over during our stay and we did a "hike" through the cabin/campgrounds, along the lake, and envied all the beautiful cabins along the shoreline.
There are numerous trailheads nearby within driving distance as well as skiing/snowboard, tubing, etc. There are some quaint touristy towns (North Creek) close by, as well as an Alpaca farm(!) that the owners will give a lovely tour of, to include petting the Alpacas (kindly stop by their giftshop for an Alpaca wool hat or pair of gloves - you won't regret it).
If you want to eat out, there are a few restaurants as well as bars nearby, meeting the upper and lower range of options you might expect for a region that sees a medium amount of visitors. The rule that "everything tastes better when you're camping" does apply to the cabin stay, though. So don't shortchange yourself by relying on eating out all the time!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Unique cottages on 870 feet of wooded Indian Lake shoreline ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Camp Driftwood Indian Lake