We just finished our first vacation at Oak Cove and loved it. It was the perfect experience for our family with a very active 2.5 year old, and only 2 hours from Chicago. There were so many activities to choose from, within steps of our cottage. We spent a lot of time at the beach. I loved that there was a raft close to shore. It was great fun for us and our young son. The beach was full of shells and rocks, which our son enjoyed collecting. We fished from the docks every day and caught more fish than we could keep track of, everything from small bluegill to 12+ inch bass. there were 2 play areas and a large field with a volleyball net, tetherball, shuffelboard and 2 bins with balls, bats, rackets, etc ... The pool was nice and warm, clean and well maintained. The "fun house" was great! It had a cozy area with a TV and DVD that was convenient in the early mornings when our son woke, but one of us wanted to sleep a bit later. It was also full of pinball machines, games, puzzles, billiards and books. Because everything is so close, its easy to move from one activity to the next. The owners pointed us in the direction of a great putt putt course nearby and we found a cute restaurant in Paw Paw, the Sugar Bear, that had a healthy menu (including vegetarian dishes), a full ice cream parlor (OK, not so healthy, but delicious) and best of all, a play area for kids, stocked full of toys. It allowed us to sit and eat lunch in peace while our son happily played. Possibly my favorite part was that we walked 50 paces to the lodge for a wonderful, warm breakfast and dinner each day. This made all the difference for it being a relaxing vacation for me. The owners, Bob and Sue, were delightful and took wonderful care of us, as did all of the staff. Which reminds me - the grounds were spotlessly clean and tidy, everywhere we went.
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That was a wonderful review and we wholeheartedly thank you for taking the time to write. Not only that, be a glowing report. We are grateful. It was a fun week with all those little children and a nice quiet time before. Loved your pictures, Feel free to add more. We didn't see any of the fish but were happy to hear about that.
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