The place was just as described, and we felt like we were secluded deep in the woods with but a few minutes' drive (or a nice walk!) to the small town. Local Alden was friendly, and we especially enjoyed the Millhouse due to the authentic spices! Be prepared for Alden to shut down at 5pm, except for a couple places. The babbling brook and fire pit were our highlights, and we believe we saw a great horned owl in two separate evenings! Our puppy was also at home, enjoying the various smells! Be prepared to take along your own supplies from towels, toiletries and extra toilet paper to dish soap and garbage bags, almost as if you're going on a camping trip. If you have allergy issues, take meds with...two out of our group of five were affected by the musty air in the house upon arrival. After opening the windows and airing it out, however, it was somewhat better. Overall a great getaway at a moment's notice!