Overall relaxing stay with only a couple of setbacks.
Upon arrival to the home we were very impressed with the look, feel, space, size, cleanliness, and furnishings. However there are some things I wish I had known. The house was 45 degrees inside when we arrived at 4pm. We were expecting there to be firewood because I had read something in the terms that mentioned firewood would be provided in homes with indoor fireplaces/wood stoves. However the wording actually stated that it would only be provided in homes that had indoor fire as the only source of heat. We found the thermostat and turned on the "central heat". They were these modern style wall heaters that did not do a whole lot. Luckily we found space heaters that we were able to turn on. Around 8pm we were absolutely freezing (by this point it was still only about 55 degrees inside), so we wanted to go get firewood. The problem was that we had no cell signal and no wifi to see where the nearest open store was. There was a huge storm going on outside and we were not really wanting to drive around aimlessly. We ended up just heading up the highway and found a store. Once we got the fire started the house heated up much quicker. By 9pm it was 59 degrees.. woohoo! The wifi was not a deal breaker because it was actually kind of nice not having the 13 and 15 year old that were in our group on their phones the whole time, but it would have been nice to know that there was no wifi, so we could have planned our days out better prior to arrival. I was; however, expecting that there would be no cell signal. The house was pretty well stocked with games movies, and kitchen stuff (there are no measuring cups or spoons, so if you will be needing those plan ahead, we winged it). The views from the home were beautiful. I loved opening the door and listening to the river. The train across the street was bothering pretty much everybody in the house but myself at night. It was pretty loud, but I thought it was kind of cool. I guess that's because I sleep like a rock. All of the light sleepers were not as impressed as I was. Really the only issue that we had was the fact that the property manager didn't turn the heat on prior to our arrival and it took 6 hours to get the house even remotely warm. But that is why I am writing this review to let people know that in the winter months be prepared with firewood upon arrival.
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