We made an impromptu stop in the area and decided to stay overnight. Nestled in a forest of towering trees, we were tucked away in a nice little space all our own. We stayed overnight during the week, so we were the only ones in our little area. We were surrounded by nature and enjoyed the secluded setting. We were looking to get away from it all, and this place certainly delivers.
We stayed in the #8 or A. Lincoln cabin, which was a smaller, older, and more rustic. As mentioned elsewhere in another review, this one does seem best suited for those of a shorter stature. This cabin had all the basics and was really quite cozy. Upon entering the cabin, you are situated in the main living area with a couch/bed, a small table with two chairs, a TV and fireplace. There is a small kitchen area with a mini fridge, a microwave, a toaster/oven, and a double hot plate. The kitchen is thoughtfully stocked with an assortment of plates, glasses, and silverware in addition to a few kitchen towels and dish soap. The bathroom, which is separated from the rest of the living area with a curtain, is quite small but functional.
The couch pulls out into a bed, and bed linens are included. The fitted bed sheet was already on, and there were two pillows, a flat sheet, and a blanket. The bed is much larger than it appears and is very comfortable. Fortunately, when we stayed the nighttime air was breezy and cool, and we were further lulled to sleep when we heard the pitter-patter of raindrops on the roof.
The outside area has its own picnic table, a charcoal grill, two plastic chairs around a fire pit and a wooden bench. Firewood is available for purchase at the store located on the grounds of the lodge.
The features include a well-stocked general/convenience store on the premises, and a hot tub. It should be noted that this store stays open later than the other ones in the area. We stopped at one store which closed at 4 PM during the week, but this store was open until 10 PM. The store has a nice selection of snacks, cold drinks, ice cream, small toys for children, and even items such as charcoal and foil. It appears the family owning this business also run the store, and they are quite welcoming, courteous, and friendly. Furthermore, the prices inside are reasonable.
While we were not able to enjoy the hot tub, it looked very inviting and clean. I wish we would have brought our bathing suits along. I believe you must sign up to use it, and it is located close to the store but in a private area.
My only regret is not being better prepared. If you’re a seasoned camper, you will probably know to bring your own towels and a bathing suit. I picture this lodge in general and this cabin in particular to be best suited for those looking for more of a camping out/roughing it type of experience. This is a rustic, primitive, no-frills cabin.
There are a few things to be aware of. None of these is negative but it’s better to know about it ahead of time. First, you should bring your own towels. Also, you will need to bring your bathing suit to enjoy the hot tub. Second, there was a note attached to the window A/C that there is a $10 charge to use it. Third, when you pay for your cabin, you must put a deposit (fully refundable) on your credit card.
Overall, this is a neat little place to stay, it’s run by friendly owners, and in a beautiful setting.
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