If you are looking for a traditional lakeside cabin in the mountains, this is it.
The manager, Renee was very nice and helpful.
We had a great time even though the entire national forest was closed for the first time ever. Even without hikes and the train ride, we found lots to do and had a great time.
Fishing was a few steps away. Just know that it is a rather steep climb down and very much so back up to the cabin. It's much steeper than it looks in the pics but we were fine with that. Those with very young children or physical limitations may not do as well with it.
The two bedrooms are upstairs and while not what I would call spacious were bigger than I expected for an A Frame cabin. There is also a bathroom and storage/closet area upstairs as well as another outside deck with great views.
The stairs are extremely steep and very narrow and the stair tread is not very wide so you need to be careful where you put your feet. But again, it worked fine for us.
The couch does make out into a bed downstairs, also, if you have someone who cannot manage the stairs.
Downstairs is open and roomy with livingroom and dining area all in one. Great window for the view and an outdoor deck. I would have loved the seating to be close to the windows and the dining table on the other side but we still enjoyed it!
The kitchen is a galley kitchen and has just the basics but we still easily managed to cook some great meals. The stove is brand new and awesome! Unless you are feeding more than 6 or so, you will be fine.
There is no a/c but we truly didn't need it even with record high temps for the area. The windows and the breeze worked great!
Parking was a bit tricky but seems to be the norm for this type of rental. Don't bring a trailer or boat without making arrangements. If you have a crew cab truck like us, be ready for some careful parking but it was doable and realistically we deal with that all the time.
We saw a ton of wildlife all around--numerous birds, fish, squirrels, chipmunks, even an eagle or two. We saw lots of signs of other animals but didn't see them.
With the fires to the north, we never had any smoke but did have the helicopter come around 7:30 one morning to fill up from the lake. We never found out if they were taking water to the fire or just practicing but it was interesting to watch.
The local people are very friendly and helpful.
It was very quiet even though other cabins are next door on all sides. Great place!