We stayed in one of the cottages after reading the reviews and recommendations in a guide book. Before I describe experience, let me say that this was not a luxurious Inn. But, neither was it like a beer and cigar saturated deer camp. It was something in-between that will end up satisfying some people but completely disgust others. More fastidious folks should stay away. If you are used to staying a a Motel 6, you'll find these cottages an improvement over what you are used to, with very comfortable beds. However, if you are used to staying at the Marriott or Holiday Inns, you might find the environment a bit lacking and overall, not as clean as you are used to. You wouldn't stay here if you like a very light filled environment. The walls are paneled in dark wood like what some guys do with their basement den. With the tree cover and the dark interior, some people might find it a bit depressing. I suspect that a lot of average, beer drinking guys would like this kind of space, but not their wives.
These cottages are in the woods, tucked under the trees. They are a short walk from the lobby and very quiet. However, there is a neighbor or two nearby, so its not like having a solitary wilderness experience. In fact, one day of our stay one of the neighbors spent some time mowing his lawn, breaking the otherwise calm stillness of the place. So, this is not a secluded deer camp. But, the furnishings are better than most deer camps, featuring a propane powered oven instead of a wood stove. There is also running water with indoor plumbing with shower and a fully functioning toilet. The refrigerator in our cottage was about the same as in a typical deer camp - old and rusty, but in good working order. My wife was completely disgusted with the dirt in and around the refrigerator, but I was fine with it, as long as it kept the beer cold. Of course, I rarely wash dishes and don't mind camping out.
I really liked being able to step out of the door and be in the woods under the trees, with the sound of a babbling brook nearby. My wife, on the other hand, was practically in shock at the dirt she found, especially in the kitchen. That brings me to another point about staying here. You need to bring food. Breakfast in the lobby consists of just coffee and pastries. Otherwise, the nearest food is 5-10 miles to find restaurants and grocery stores.
To summarize, if you like camping, going to deer camp, and hanging out with the guys, drinking beer and shooting the breeze by a babbling brook, you'll like it here. If you like high tread count sheets, a spotless kitchen, and white cloth napkins at tea time, then this is not the place for you.
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