I had not been to Jacksons in about 40 years. I went with my family when I was a teenager and it was a wonderful place for a family vacation. I wanted to bring my wife up there because she likes the outdoors and all the mountain hikes that are available. She was not disappointed. I on the other hand struggled mightily with with some of the steep climbs. Gloria and Mark were tremendous hosts and were willing to look after anything we needed. They now have free kyacks and that lake is a great place to do it. It is good that it is so far away because too many people there would ruin it. If you want a restful quiet vacation devoid of phones, TV and the computer then Jacksons is the place. Even though it is a pet friendly place everything was extremely clean.