My husband and I were looking for a place to stay after purchasing a wine tasting Groupon in New Tripoli. We saw the reviews of this place and figured we would give it a try. It is a beautiful house set in the middle of nowhere. The Elk Suite was nice. It was roomy, with a king size bed, jacuzzi tub for two, and a living room and kitchen area with microwave, fridge, and sink. It is a "theme room" so there are stuffed dead animals every where.. not exactly our taste but it is manageable.
The cleanliness of the suite left much to be desired. It seemed as though it was cleaned very well 6 months ago and then left until we arrived. There were cobwebs everywhere and spiders in the jacuzzi coming out of the jet holes.
There is a big lake and the guests have access to a gazebo on the lake, as well as a paddle boat. My husband and I wanted to spend our morning out in the gazebo, but were unable to because the owners were sitting out there. We found this a bit annoying, as they have their own "private" gazebo next to the house that the guests are not allowed to use, yet they were using the only gazebo the guests COULD use!! We ended up leaving and going to Cabella's in hopes they would be gone by the time we got back.
We did not like that there was not much to do in the area. We went to a wine tasting at Blue Mountain Vineyards (that lasted all of 20 mins) and went on a murder mystery train ride (save yourself the $36...). After that, there was not much to do. We went on the paddle boat a few times, as well as played some card games.
If you are looking for a place that can disconnect you from the world, this is the place for you. If you are used to hotels and love towns/cities, we would NOT suggest this place for you.
Although it was a relaxing weekend, we will not be returning here in the future.