My husband and I wanted a place where we could have peaceful nights and lazy breakfasts, but that would also give us easy access to nearby adventures. Mallard delivered. The huge deck looks out on rolling hills and plenty of trees, and we regularly saw or heard bats, coyotes, deer, geese, and other birds. The kitchen is well-appointed -- though you should bring spices with if you if you have complex dishes in mind -- and there were plenty of towels to keep us going for the week. The bed was easily the most comfortable of any house we've rented in the past. And although the cottage is right next to the B&B on the same property, we still felt like we were in a private hideaway.
Inez and Tom, the property owners, were friendly, interesting, knowledgeable about the area, and regularly checked to make sure we had everything we needed.
One minor warning: Although Mallard has wi fi, it's a bit spotty and slow. That was fine for us because it gave us one more excuse not to check work email, but is something to be aware of if you can't completely unplug on your vacation.