The B & B is out away from the towns but not so far as a short drive away. Sitting on a hilltop it has a great view out it's rear covered porch just outside the informal dining room where we enjoyed three wonderful breakfasts served by the Inn's owner. In the evening we sat by the wood burning fireplace reading and enjoying the evening deserts prepared each day and set out for the guests to munch on at will. At our disposal was a library with several hundred books and over a thousand DVD's to choose from if we wanted to relax back in our suite. One thing we liked about the Lodge was it was very informal, we had the run of the area at our leisure and didn't have to adhere to any schedule except the 8 to 9:30 Breakfast seating. Although the desserts were sat out each evening, you almost felt like a kid again sneaking into the kitchen for that midnight slice of pie or cake or home made chocolate chip cookies..
The Lodge consists of a main lodge with the library, gym, main hall, dining area, front and rear covered porches, and 9 guest rooms. We stayed in a detached cabin with two additional, two room suites. When we go again, we will probably try one of the rooms in the main lodge.
In addition to the lodging, the site has several acres with a hiking trail down to two twin small fishing lakes. One stocked with catfish and one with bass. Strolling along the creek from the lakes you come to a large fire pit, then pass a meadow with horse shoe pit and volley ball nets. You then come to and old barn that houses a pool table, ping pong table, basketball goal and several other outdoor type games. In the barn are a few mountain bikes you can ride around the flats or if adventurous take up the short trail cut into the hillsides. You just have to sign a waiver for the bikes. Also hanging in the barn are the fishing tackle and bait if you want to try the fishing lakes. All of the outdoor area game equipment, bikes, fishing lakes and gear are included in the lodging price to use at your leisure. You can order a picnic lunch the day before if you want to spend the day outdoors.
One of the features I thought unique is that the lodge was only 10 years old, very clean, very well constructed, and very well kept. The owners, of whom were very friendly and available built the lodge and grounds themselves. Being from the construction background, I enjoyed looking though the scrapbooks with the photos of the owners and the structure proceeding through the various building stages. Sitting and talking with the owners, we learned of their efforts of literally building their dream into reality.
The Wife and I have been to several B & B's now and each has it's own personality. Some are old and creaky and bear the odors of time, some were plush and formal, some were new and contemporary. If you are looking for clean, warm, modern but country cozy, casual laid back, secluded but not too far away. This is the place. We look forward to a return visit in the not too distant future.