The location was great as it was located right next to the beautiful lake. It was so helpful how Chris and his wife already have a blog up to help us plan our weekend trip up North. Firewood was super accessible for the bonfire and there were plenty of cleaning materials, towels, and lots of kitchen materials in sight to use. Lots of propane to grill outside as well! The beds are really comfortable, except we didn't utilize the two twin beds located separately. The interior is gorgeous and having TV cable was so nice, although we weren't expecting it! We love the large windows and how it allowed us to enjoy the scenery. There is another cabin located next to us and a lodge not far; this helped us feel safe. The people we met around town were super nice! They were so welcoming.
It would've been nice to have directions on how to start up the sauna as my group and I have never done it before. We also had to put up our own blinds for both the bathroom windows. It was pretty creepy sitting on the toilet seat while having a mirror in front of you reflecting the image of the window behind you without blinds (maybe my group and I were just a bit paranoid). Considering there is an $100 cleaning service fee, we were expecting a more thorough clean-up of the couches and floor. There was a lot of loose dog hair. When we first sat on the couches, the dog hair was visibly flying around and attached to us. We had to vacuum the carpet and seat pillows and sprayed anti-bacteria cleaner on the couches (it's a good thing we brought one). We also had to sweep the floor around the kitchen because there was visible dog hair. We have two non-shedding dogs and we understand that many breeds shed but considering the cleaning fee, we were expecting a more thorough clean-up. It may be helpful to clean dog hair because many guests may be allergic. I recommend asking guests what kind of dogs they are bringing and if their dogs shed.
Although we didn't get to meet in person with the host(s), we didn't mind. Communication from Chris prior to the stay was a little difficult as it took awhile for him to reply back.