My wife and I stayed two nights here in cabin #8 "Spruce Valley" which is located directly across the driveway from the main office. As most will tell you, Wendy is the person that you will more than likely make your reservation's with and she will also be the one to greet you and get you checked in. Wendy's husband Chuck for the most part plays a supportive role taking care of miscellaneous daily tasks that would otherwise probably overwhelm Wendy. We found both of these folks very accommodating and more than willing to ensure you enjoyed your stay.
THE CABIN: Wow! Small cabin, but very nicely decorated. It had a very comfortable relaxing air to it. We soon realized that we had over-packed as just about everything you would need is provided, including dishes, silverware and even some pots and pans. The cabin was furnished with a stove, refrigerator, microwave oven, full size coffee maker, television (with cable), Wi-Fi, and air conditioning. It consisted of three rooms; the kitchenette and living area were combined in one room, a bedroom, and a full size bathroom with tub & shower. The bed was absolutely amazing. While it took up most of the space in the bedroom the headboard sat just below a sliding window which was easy to close at night if you got too chilly. It was one of the most comfortable beds my wife and I had slept in, in quite some time!
THE GROUNDS: All the cabins sit nestled in the tree's and harmonize well with nature. We did not see any trash, uncut grass, or unsightly brush or overgrowth. Chuck and Wendy keep up with this very well, justifiably so as it's a great breeding ground for biting insects. Still we were occasionally visited by one of these pests, but not near to the degree one would expect in a wooded area like this, especially around sunset.
THE BEACH: From our cabin to the beach was a bit of a walk, perhaps the equivalent distance of two average size city blocks, but it's an easy walk UNTIL you get close to the beach. Within about 70 or so feet of the beach is a pathway that is almost like quicksand, it's very difficult to walk in, thankfully though, it's a short walk. The beach itself is fantastic! Very clean and set up with two fire pits and some lawn chairs/recliners (if you didn't bring your own). The beach is almost entirely all fine sand until you get right up to the water. At the edge of the water is a band of small rocks of all colors and shapes that make for a nice hunting ground for Agates. The sunsets here are exceptional. We were lucky to have clear skies on both nights we stayed.
ACTIVITIES: If you want to do more than just sit on the beach soaking up the sun, you can always check out a Paddle boat, Canoe, Kayak or Tubes. They are provided at no extra charge. All that they ask is that you return every hour and a half to see if someone else would like a turn with what-ever you checked out. There is also a small playground for children located about center of the resort. You can cook out here too with the Weber grill provided with each cabin and if you forgot your charcoal or lighter fluid, they have some available for a small charge.
THE RULES: It would seem upfront that Wendy does have a lot of rules, and I can understand where some people might find this a bit intimidating, but the bottom line is that they are all based on common sense and respect. Respect not just for the Peterson's property, but for others around you and those that would like to enjoy themselves AFTER you leave. If you leave the place in a shambles then you deserve to be charged extra, for you have just set the clock back for the next incoming guest while Wendy and her husband clean up or fix your mess. RELAX, the rules are there to protect you too. Exercise some common sense & consideration for others and you will not have a problem.
FINAL THOUGHTS: My wife and I got to see first hand a day in the lives of Wendy & Chuck. Running a resort is no easy proposition. They were both constantly on the move. Wendy in particular was like the "Energizer Bunny", she rarely stopped moving. When she did though, she shared some of her time with us and we found her to be a very pleasant, caring person with a very good sense of humor. We will definitely return next year, we very much enjoyed our stay!
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