Our family was tired of heat, traffic, ambient noise and television, so this lodge seemed like the perfect antidote. It was. The remote setting guarantees that stars will be blindingly bright on clear nights and the cries of the loons will be the only thing you hear over the sound of the breeze in the pines. The cabins are spacious, virtually new in appearance and comfortable. The lack of electricity is a plus, and the cheerful glow of a propane wall lamp is plenty when you’re trying to get ready for bed. Propane also heats the water at each cabin so don’t worry about being stuck with cold showers.
The lodge is set up very well for families with kids. There is a sandy beach with kayaks and paddleboats so the kids can swim and boat whilst the adults occupy the reclining beach chairs and supervise. On our visit (our first), there were enough kids of approximately the same age as our daughter to keep her more than entertained, and the parents were friendly, pleasant and equally concerned about the kids being safe and including everyone in the activities. For our daughter, the other kids were probably the best thing about the experience. I might add that there were a good percentage of the guests who did not bring kids, so it was a nice mix.
The scenery is beautiful and can be enjoyed from the front porch of your cabin or from a small aluminum fishing boat powered by a 4 hp outboard which you can rent for a modest fee. We observed eagles sitting in a tree at the neighboring island, but we were not able to catch a glimpse of a moose, though most of the other guests managed to do so.
The food (included in the daily rate) was good, especially the outdoor cook-outs. The owner and all the staff were friendly and helpful, and seemed to always be available if you needed anything. They even arranged for the kids to make smores on the fire at the beach in the evenings.
If you really want to get away from it all without roughing it, this is a great way to do it.
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