My husband and I stayed in the Elk suite for our anniversary this past weekend and we are already planning our next visit. The suite was exactly as it looks in the pictures and has all of the comforts of home. There is a small kitchen with microwave, mini-fridge and sink along with dishes and silverware. The bathroom is fantastic with a Jacuzzi tub big enough for two and plenty of towels, shampoo, conditioner, soap, lotion and toilet paper. We definitely took advantage of the privacy for this particular suite and brought with us bocce and croquet and were able to set-up a nice course right off of the deck. There is also a fire pit on the deck with fire wood and paper in a nearby bin. We would suggest bringing a few duraflame logs to get the fire started. Every room was booked over the weekend and we never saw another guest and only saw the proprietors because we spent so much time out on the lawn. There is also a paddleboat for use by guests and benches scattered along the main lake which is a nice way to spend a lazy afternoon taking in the beautiful views. Truly a great place for some quality one on one time with your significant other.
The other three rooms appeared to be part of the main house and two faced the lake directly. The Elk suite sits partially behind the main house and is its own structure and looks more like a small cottage. You really hear nothing but the sounds of nature as the property is not on a main road. The Elk suite has lovely views of both lakes from the deck and living room and offers the most privacy of all the suites.
The proprietors, Bob and Donna, provide you with a “voucher” for breakfast at a local restaurant (which was very good) and it more than covers the bill (just remember to bring cash for a tip). I must mention that the bed was so comfortable that we almost chose staying under the covers until check-out on our last morning over food! This was a big plus for us as being on a schedule and having to eat breakfast when told and making small talk with other guests is not our cup of tea. Breakfast is served at the restaurant until 11:30am.
There are many things to do in the area (their website is a great resource) and we ended up spending a day at Blue Mountain Winery (lucky for us they were having a charity event with live music all day) which is literally walking distance to the property. Dinner options are a bit limited in the area and nothing is too close. Definitely bring a GPS!! We forgot our toiletry bag and had to find a CVS for some necessities (about 15 minutes away).
All in all, we would highly recommend this property to anyone visiting this area and hope you have as good a time as we did!
Thanks, Bob and Donna, for offering guests such a wonderful place to relax, unwind and reconnect.