Our first visit, no prior experience with Grand Lake getaways. Upon arrival we were pleasantly surprised to find out it was the first night of Christmas lights at the resort. The management, Mike and Melanie were most friendly and accomodating. A very nice breakfast basket was brought to our room soon after we checked in. Staff also came down and took us on a short tour to see several other units we might be interested in staying at. The fire pit was warm and inviting. This is a unique and relaxed atmosphere worth investigating and spending some time at. We'll be back. My wife felt very comfortable and safe. Candlewyck is not a real private resort, more of a "community" so if you're looking for a relaxing stay without being down a gravel road in the woods, this is it.