We had an absolutely lovely 4-day getaway at this cottage. The owner, Sean, was very accommodating and easy to get in touch with. An added bonus is that the cottage is pet-friendly, allowing us to bring our dog.
The cottage has a beautiful blonde wood interior and is decorated in a warm but unfussy style. There is a lovely wood stove and a large selection of books to choose from as well as inviting throw blankets should you wish to stay indoors. The kitchen is equipped with all the household things you would need to cook meals at home or to prepare food on the gas-powered grill outside. There is a picnic table on the lawn behind the cottage so that you can eat your meals outside as well. There is also a place to make a campfire. The cottage is provided with plenty of sheets and towels, including a dog towel.
The property itself is very large and some of it is dense woods, so you probably won't explore all of it. However, the creek, beautiful waterfalls, and the dam and swimming hole are a short walk from the cottage and definitely worth visiting. In fact, you can hear the rushing water from the cottage porch. The swimming hole has a nice wooden deck with a ladder leading you right into the water, and there is a wooden cabin with changing rooms next to the deck.
We saw various wildlife during our stay: two deer visited the lawn directly behind our cottage, and we also saw owls and hawks at relatively close range. There are also black bears on the property, but we did not see any.
The owner has provided the cottage with a binder full of information about local attractions, nearby state parks, hours of operation of local shops, maps, etc. Whether you enjoy exploring a quaint small town or hiking the great outdoors, you should find plenty to keep you busy.
The property has two other dwellings which are available for rent: a larger main lodge and a smaller cabin. Although there were guests at the cabin for part of our stay, we barely noticed them. Each dwelling is oriented in a different direction so that you can easily enjoy a private evening on your porch or a barbecue on your lawn without ever seeing your neighbors.
In short, a great retreat that we hope to return to many times.