Driving into Racquette Lake village we were apprehensive as I had booked a room at “The Tap Room” – the local pub, and my wife had some dodgy memories of another pub stay that I once booked so she was full of doubt about where she would be sleeping tonight! The tap Room was an unimposing two story brick building right on the lakes shore and its focus is of course its bar, so in we went to check in. The bar was about the size of our lounge room, and full of querky local characters. We were checked into our ‘honeymoon suite’ (that’s what they called it - $110 the night) and told to go out the door, turn left, into another door and up the stairs and our room was right at the end of the hallway. Well, the stairs hadn’t seen a broom for a month, the hallway was dark and dismal and then we unlocked our door and lo and behold it was magic! We had a double sized room with beautiful views across the lake – how could Mal have doubted me! So a quick shower, change and freshen up and out to wander the lake shore and then back into The tap Room for some local action ! The draft beer was good and it was Fish and Chip night so we had a starter of garlic snails (unusual for the locale I thought) and the Fish and Chips – a very acceptable meal washed down with more draft and a few Merlots which were poured from a massive big bottle – so looked like it was headache material. Made some new friends including Robin, a guy who was holidaying across the lake and he heard us say we were doing the boat trip on the lake next day so offered us a moonlight personalised boat ride of his own! Off we toddled with Robin to the jetty with our two other drunken mates and he did us proud – pulled a bottle red out of the gunnels and we sat back and slurped out of plastic cups whilst he drove us around the lake! It really topped off a great day and we were feeling very pleasant by the time we hit the hay in the ‘Honeymoon Suite’ and had the best nights sleep of the trip!