Just Okay
We had a good time. The cabin was nice and updated. It was clean when we arrived but the tile floors were soaking wet and somewhat slippery when we arrived. For a cabin that sleeps 18 the kitchen was VERY small & the indoor high-top table only sat 4. The patio table sat 6 & there was a picnic table but it was falling apart & not really suitable for eating. The cabin's exterior was very disappointing. The grounds were not taken care of & with an old trailer on the property it looked very grungy. The property was not hilly & had piles of dirt/gravel so it was not suitable at all for young kids. There was also no direct view of the lake. The dock was very unstable & you had to walk through marsh like conditions & a wood plank to get to it, again not suitable for young kids. There was no area to sit down by the water unless you were on the dock and there was wood/debris all around. The water itself directly off the dock you could not swim in because of the weeds and marsh like water, although the swimming platform was nice but we had to boat the kids out to it. The peddle boat was broken so we couldn't use it although we were told it was functional. The cabin had 6 rooms, but only 3 had window coverings or curtains, there is no air conditioning, so with all the windows it got very hot in the cabin during the day. There were two BBQ's, both very small, and one didn't work and the other did not work well. There were 3 bottles of propane but only one was partly full. The cabin was not well equipped in our opinion. There was one roll of paper towels, no soap, and two roles of toilet paper, no foil or saran wrap etc. We are used to this all being included in rentals. We stayed a week & there were 5 adults, 4 kids and an infant. The rooms were very small and each floor had a living room that sat 4, so we couldn't all be together to watch a movie or play games at night, as the entire place is tile or hardwood sitting on the floor was not really an option. The tile stairs didn't have a railing that went all the way to the bottom & the outdoor stair railing was shaky and not attached to the house. There was a lot of parking, but no real space outdoors to play yard games or throw a ball around. The trailer also had a camera(s) on the property at all times so although you couldn't see the neighbours privacy was a concern. The beds were comfortable. We had fun but disappointed as we thought the ad/communication was not an honest depiction.

September 2016
Escape Away 6 Bedroom Lake Front Cottage Cranbrook Rockies
Escape Away 6 Bedroom Lake Front Cottage Cranbrook Rockies
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