We stayed at the Cranberry Lake House few days in mid-August. We were impressed with the location and the lake view, as well as the easily-accessible dock. The kayaks were fun to use and lifejackets were provided. The location of the cabin was remote enough for us to feel as if we were “roughing it”, but close enough to civilization that we were able to get what we needed from nearby stores and small restaurants (there’s an intimate but delicious breakfast place about 10 minutes away). The cabin was supplied with cooking supplies and clean towels.
There were, however, a handful of things that we did not like about the cabin.
The driveway was unpaved and very steep. We wound up parking our car at the top, for fear that it wouldn’t be able to get back up after a day’s worth of rain. Inside the house we found a note that said it was probably wise to park at the top of the drive. Recommend providing this information to other guests prior to arrival. Note that another couple’s SUV didn’t have any issue with the driveway, only our small hatchback.
The cabin is advertised as having air conditioning. This would have been nice, as it was a very hot, humid weekend that we picked. However, there was no air conditioning and the upstairs of the cabin was very hot. There was a ceiling fan in each bedroom, but we booked under the impression that we were going to have air conditioning.
Some of the linens in one of the downstairs bedrooms were stained. They felt clean/recently laundered, but other guests may wish to bring their own.
While there were the two full bathrooms, we could only use one of the two showers. The downstairs shower head had a crack in it. In this condition it sprayed water outside of the shower stall.
When we went to shower the first morning, we noticed there was no hot water. Charlie was able to walk us through the water heater reset procedure over the phone, but had he not been available we would not have had hot water for our stay. I would recommend including the procedure for resetting the water heater in the cabin notes (including to turn off power at the breaker box) as it is not obvious.
Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate with us for much of the trip, and it rained at least one full day and parts of others. We discovered a leak in the roof and had to put a pot underneath it to keep the carpet from getting wet.