by MCJ graduate
German Valley, Illinois
May 12, 2005
Fortunately for us, we stumbled upon this little gem called Maple Lodge for our lodging needs. This quaint resort was nestled in the White Mountains. The resort owner was a nice, thirty-something year old woman who had inherited the resort from her family. She and her husband ran the resort. Both individuals kept this resort well maintained. The cabins were extremely clean and the outside pool was well kept. In addition, the couple was always asking us if there was anything else we needed for our stay.
Our cabin was a rustic-looking accommodation. My partner and I both like that look, so we relished our surroundings. The cabin had an open floor plan. As soon as you entered it, the living space had two double beds on one wall and a fireplace on the other. And then the bathroom was located in another room but on the same floor plan. Our favorite part of the cabin was the fireplace. We even got to use it because of a chilly fall setting in that September. Besides keeping us warm, the fireplace provided us a way to toast our marshmallows. Hence, our stay there was a great way to unwind/relax and rejoice all our prior sights, attractions, and activities we had already enjoyed earlier that day.
This cozy resort does not have all the modern amenities (such as a microwave or a refrigerator), but it does have a refreshing charm to it. It is just a little slice of heaven secluded in a mountain terrain at a budget price ($65 per night for three people). In addition, it is in the same area as Clark’s Trading Post which means that it is in a convenient location for family entertainment (Clark’s have trained bears, museum, steam locomotives, gift shop, food, etc.).
From journal New England is a Potpourri Region