Great house in a quiet location
There is a community gate house that you check-in at and obtain an entry pass. The guard directs you to the house. Parking was located in the driveway right by the front door. The owner Ralph greeted us upon arrival. Ralph is very friendly and immediately gave us a tour of the house. There are 2 bedrooms to stay in at this house. The upstairs bedroom is over the garage by the front of the house making this an isolated room. So if you want privacy and don't mind climbing stairs to the 2nd fllor this room is for you. The downstairs bedroom is just down the hall from the 2nd floor stairs, the kitchen, and living room. Both bedrooms have an attached bathroom. We stayed in the downstairs bedroom. Either bedroom would be satisfactory to your stay. The common area of the house are large and comfortable. Good seating in the living room and upstairs TV room. Kitchen is large and well equipped. A large gas fireplace in the living room was perfect for sitting on the hearth and warming up after an outdoor walk. We were there in January and a recent snowstorm left over a foot of snow on the ground. We came equipped with snowshoes and went for a hike out the back to the adjoining National Forest. I imagine a good hike is possible even with no snow on the ground in the warmer months. Breakfast on the morning we were there consisted of pancakes and a fruit salad with OJ. The pancakes were all you could eat. The meal was delicious. If I had to pick a negative to point out it would be the furnace seems to be located near the downstairs bedroom as the heat coming from the registers is very warm. The register in the bedroom was closed but still had very warm air coming out. The bathroom register was like standing under a hair dryer. Some people may find this comfortable especially when the outside temps were in the teens but it was a bit on the warm side for me. I would stay at this location again in the future. Thanks Ralph for being a wonderful host.
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