Families take vacations for a number of reasons: some to get away, some for total relaxation, some to see different places, others to reconnect with family. Our time at the Adirondack Lakefront Retreat was for all of the above and more and we were not disappointed. A certain amount of planning was done before we even left: arranging
the rooms, which family would do a dinner on a given night, where we would spend time if there was inclement weather, etc. We planned where we would go to Church on Sunday, etc. Most of our planning was really not needed. This retreat on my favorite lake took much of it away. We just arrived set up shop and the kids were off in the boats with all of the safety preservers provided. Dinner the first night was simple: pizza. After that each night had a theme; for example Tuesday was Taco Tuesday with special table cloths, hats, and other special touches. The kids loved it. The game room was off limits except on rainy days and that was perfect. Rarely was a child seen with a cell phone, the bane of modern society.
I did call Mary about a small situation and she was there almost immediately with a cure. She was the perfect hostess for a vacation such as this. The small touches that she supplied were also gratifying, such as board games, the time-our table, the toys for beach and sandbox, a grill for each cottage, radios and wi-fi which was only used for my son-in-laws homework, and checking out various places that could be visited. My favorite room was the main dining room which easily fit everyone for family dinners. Other meal were basically impromptu, which was fine.
All in all my family all agreed that we would like to do this again, perhaps not next year but certainly in 2 or 3 years. They were unanimous in singing the praise of our Adirondack Lakefront Retreat.