Amazingly beautiful, relaxing, and perfect for a down-to-earth country get-away
I can not say enough about Zigbone and our wonderful experience there. It was way more gorgeous than photos can represent, incredibly comfortable in all ways, and more than adequate on amenities. There were 24 of us total - 10 adults, 11 kids and 3 dogs - and we all were able to both spread out and come together wonderfully. Each couple had a bedroom and the kids took over the third floor - 5 kids in each room plus a common room for TV watching and playing. We didn't mind sharing bathrooms as there were plenty - and shower and toilet are separated for some. Nice to have sinks in some rooms - and a very nice European touch. Kitchen was well stocked and easy to maneuver for making meals. The ovens seemed to run hot and burn topside of food, but we accommodated for this by using the convection and lowered temp a little. We didn't try the pizza frog though would be tempted to next time. The big community style tables were perfect for our group meals as well as puzzle and games. There are so many places to explore and relax outside that we didn't use them all. Three great sitting/porch spaces, a nice little mobile firepit, plenty of chairs, paths to wander, beautiful and artistic land and hardscaping. We felt like we were in the European countryside at times. Ryan and Connor, landscapers, were on site a bit and were great to talk to. The many animals - goats, sheep, chickens, rooster, and donkey - are super fun to visit with. And Henry, their caretaker, eagerly answered our questions and told stories about all. It was great to be able to throw our scraps to the critters and watch them gobble up the goods. A number of us enjoyed walking up the hill to see the view of the house, grounds and surrounding hills. Stunning. Most of us headed south to Cunningham Falls State Park for a hike one-day. Well worth the the few miles in a car for the pretty drive and the lovely trails and waterfall. My one and only regret is that we did not get to meet Marijke. Henry and Ryan told us a lot about her energy and enthusiasm for creating this lovely place. I think it would be great to have some kind of overview of the design and building process, materials, and resources that went into creating it - for people to read and really understand, if interested, what it took. It's very inspiring! Thank you Marijke! We all look forward to returning and are recommending it to friends!
One-of-a-kind luxury lodge on 100-acre Appalachian farm