Laurels for Laurelwood
Funny thing, I read in a post somewhere that the microwave gave off a weird smell. I thought, what a stupid thing to complain about; then when I stayed we used it and I realized that it is actually a real funky smell that lingered for about half an hour. Nothing of any real note, and certainly not a reason to not go, but I thought it was sort of funny. This was literally the only thing that would even qualify as a negative. Everything else was fantastic. My group ended up only being four people, as I had literally 10 people all back out the week of, which was very upsetting for me personally; and I still had a great time with the few close friends who came with me!! That has got to say something huge about this place! Really a fantastic property; we never did actually walk to the lake by the house but I am sure it would have been beautiful. Instead we drove a few minutes to one of the public beach access areas. The owner was super nice; I really have nothing but good things and good vibes to say! Oh, and on the drive in I missed a turn (gravel roads once you are thru the security gate) and stupidly tried to make a three point turn and backed straight into a ditch. The house was fifty yards away and the neighbor comes out and helps me for at least 2 hours, to pull me out. I drive a Lexus which has a sort of uni-body and doesn't have anywhere to chain too, so it was arduous finding a spot to hook that chain.Honestly, that almost ruined my whole experience, but once I got out of that ditch without having to pay a dime it was just heavenly.
Laurelwood Lodge - A Family Friendly Gathering Place