I booked Cabin 9 for the 8 family members that came to the cabin. We were there for 4 wonderful days, the cabin was amazing, very clean and well outfitted. I can't possibly imagine having a better time. We rented the pontoon for the entire time as well, definitely a smart move. We plan to make this a yearly event.
The lake is heavily populated, but rather pretty, but the resort is heavily populated and not. They have a huge amount of RVs next to every cabin, so this is not a peaceful vacation place. Cabins are large, beds are good, but dirty! The little things....like the half full bucket of stinky cigarette butts outside our deck door really are easy to fix, but yuck. The rental pontoons work, but are exceptionally worn out. Super small beach...
The summer of 2016 was the second year we have had our RV on a seasonal lot. The place is quiet and peaceful. The staff is friendly and helpful. The fishing is very good. The sunsets are spectacular. The seasonal RV members are like one big family.
One day back and I wish we were still there! This is a family operated business and they take great pride in their little piece of heaven. My husband and I have stayed in a few resorts and this one has to be the best by far. We stayed in cabin #5 - the cabin was very clean with all the comforts of home. The kitchen was well stocked with all the pots and pans you need. They even had an electric skillet (who has that). I was wishing I knew that and brought syrup so we could have had some french toast. Thanks for the memorable stay!
We just returned from our first week-long family vacation at Shady Rest Resort and it was marvelous! We had 4 adults, an 8 yr old, a 7 yr old and a 7 week old and found plenty to do and lasting memories to be made. The cabin was right on the lake and fit our needs for the most part (next time we will get one with a tub). The kids spent hours fishing off the dock and swimming. We rented a pontoon for an evening and had planned to do it a second time but the weather didn't cooperate. The staff/family that runs the resort are very friendly and accommodating. We are excited that we have already re-booked for next year. This was our Christmas present to our kids and grandkids and we are happy to have found a place that met all of our expectations!