My two sons and I just returned from our weekend at Rock Bottom Cabin and had a wonderful time! Mike and Joan checked in with me shortly before the trip to plan a check-in time and we're gracious enough to offer a flexible time since the cabin wasn't rented out the previous night.
We were greeted by Mike, Joan, and some very sweet dogs upon arrival and got the tractor loaded up for our trip down to the cabin. Note: a 4WD or AWD vehicle is needed to get down there, but Mike will also take you down with a tractor and wagon if you don't have one (for us, the tractor rides were one of the best parts!).
We were given a short rundown of the site and a map of the hiking trails before Mike left us for our weekend. The site was GREAT! Lots of green space to run around, very secluded, and quiet - we heard a bit of car noise from the interstate, but nothing bothersome. They provided all the firewood, kindling, etc. that you could ever need, and I regret not bringing any cash with as there was a donation box for wood/trail maintenance. The fire pit is up off the ground and there were two grates for cooking.
The outhouse was clean and utilized a sawdust toilet. They provided toilet paper and hand sanitizer, which was nice. There was a large closed barrel of water with a spiggot for washing up with and a 5-gallon thermos of ice cold drinking water was also provided.
The cabin itself was very clean and cozy. Sheets, light blankets, and pillows were provided, but it did get a little chilly at night (55* outside temp, perfect for me, but others may like to bring an extra sleeping bag, as my kids did). There's also a wood stove in the cabin that could be used for heat as well. There was a lot of natural light in the cabin during the day and the battery-powered lanterns the Gilles provided came in handy at night. There was an assortment of children's books that my kids enjoyed and two little stuffed animals that they adopted for the weekend. The deck featured 3 lawn chairs and a small table, which was wonderful to enjoy my morning coffee from!
We hiked many of the trails which were nicely groomed and well marked. The kids loved using the map to find the next trail to explore.
Mike was right on time to pick us up Sunday and return us to our vehicle. We were sad to see our weekend come to an end, but went home with a relaxed spirit and lots of wonderful memories. Thank you, Mike and Joan, for such an incredible little getaway.
My two sons and I stayed in the tipi this last weekend and Pat and Pam made our stay nothing short of amazing!
Pam greeted us and showed us around the property and made us feel so welcomed. The boys and I were then left to have a peaceful stay.
We explored the beautifully kept hiking trails and roasted hotdogs over the fire. The kids had a dance party under twinkle lights and told stories and shared tons of giggles around the fire.
The bed and the couch in the tipi were very comfortable and we all slept well. It did get a little chilly in the tipi at night, so I was glad we had brought sleeping bags. Tthough, I'm sure there are extra blankets available.
Pam invited the boys to help fill the bird feeder in the morning and took them on a little hike to see the really cool labyrinth. They were so excited to show me the way to check it out. It made them feel really special and it was super nice for me to have that time to pack up and load the car.
Very pleased with our stay and the boys have already started planning our next stay. This time in the Safari tent that's also available to rent on the property.