Home away from home
July 2014 will mark our 13th summer in a row that we have stayed at Pine Lodge. At the end of each weeklong stay we ask the kids, "should we come back next year?" The answer is always a resounding "YES" (and a few tears from the youngest who doesn't want to go home.) From the moment you walk in the door, this house welcomes you. With 7 bedrooms (we include the tiny 'closet' room that our youngest uses for her bedroom), 1.5 bathrooms, laundry room, fully equipped kitchen (including a dishwasher), L-shaped screened in porch with an awesome swing that hangs from the ceiling, and a dining room that seats 11 if you squish this "cottage" is perfect for our large family. The lake is close enough for the older kids to get to, but too far for the littles. The screened porch doors latch at the top to prevent little ones from getting out unattended. There is a swing and a bench on the property where young ones can play and still be seen from an adult on the porch. With a house over 100 years old, there are bound to be issues. We've had a few over the years, but all have been taken care of quickly and with as little interruption to our peace and quiet as possible. The house is always clean and well maintained. Jim and Kathy are very helpful with any issues we encounter or with questions we have. We have and continue to recommend this property to relatives and friends. There are lots of attractions near by and one of our traditions is a family lunch at The Kirby House. We look forward to coming again this year!

January 2014
Historic Highland Park Cottage
Historic Highland Park Cottage
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