Upstairs was very spacious, easy for everyone to have a good time together. Downstairs was really cool. The pool table and other games made it very easy to have fun. The outside has a great feel to it. Big backyard with the woods, and a great campfire setup right down the stairs of the deck. Very private and very easy to have a good time. Highly recommend this house.
The house isn’t that nice, there isn’t a pool table like promoted, and terrible customer service. My group paid a lot of money for the weekend and was only allowed there for 1 day with hardly any refund at all. No agreement was come to after months of back and forth talking. I 100% say this was a waste of money and don’t recommend at all. There are better places to stay.
We rented this house for our first inaugural Friendsgiving. All together, we had 7 people and never felt cramped or uncomfortable. While modest and rustic, the accommodations were fine. Everyone slept well and had a place to sit. The area itself if nice, if a bit out of the way and to itself. During our stay, many things were closed or on very unaccommodating hours. (eg, only the main gym at the top of the community was open.) It took a team trek to the gym to find that out the hard way. The main gym works on a pass system that was STRICTLY enforced and needlessly difficult. While functional, the gym wasn't something you'd go out of your way to "sneak in to" if you weren't supposed to be there. There is a very real "keep the outsiders out" kind of vibe in the little community. We had to recount and verify our number of passes, to number of guests before the lady at the desk let us lift a few weights in their living room size gym. (Bonus points though, they did have a rowing machine that had actual water resistance, which I thought was cool!). All in all, it was an enjoyable weekend. Everything we needed was pretty much there for us; dishes, cookware, towels, linens, instructions, etc. The entertainment was a little underwhelming, as they have satellite tv, foosball, karaoke and pool table, but the tv was very cumbersome to figure out, every movie was pay to view, the foosball was missing from the table, and the karaoke had a single "Now Thats What I Call Karaoke" type cd in it. We wound up just using YouTube to sing karaoke songs and watching Shameless the entire rest of the time. Again, nothing we couldn't deal with, and for the price, about what you would expect.
The one thing that I personally found weird is that there is a cleaning service, yet you are responsible for pretty much cleaning the house yourself. You are instructed to turn off every thermostat, wash the dishes, take all towels and place them in the laundry room downstairs, then empty every room trash can, and take all trash to the dumpster in the middle of the community. I'm confused as to what the "cleaning service" is actually responsible for. Our group even made the beds themselves! But there was a tip jar for the cleaning staff.
Jesse and Janet were, for the most part, readily available, and even checked up on us by text to make sure we had settled in ok upon arriving.
Still, I would totally recommend this property if you are a low maintenance kind of family and like the quaint, throw back, woodsy scene.