Lake Kathleen is a TREASURE! We were looking for a quiet, comfy... 'Home Away From Home'...and could not have found a better spot. We were out & about each day seeing the sights, sounds, smells and spectacular views of Seattle by day and relaxing at Lake Kathleen by evening.
Our hosts, Julie & Rick, made our stay one of the many highlights of our week-long visit. They carefully made it a point to check-in with us throughout the week to ensure our stay was pleasant. They went above & beyond by providing a well thought-out binder of places to eat, things to see, where to shop (food & otherwise), helpful instructions about their property, and are quick to respond if you have any questions. They were so kind to provide us unexpected treats each day. OMG! They surprised us with the best maple bars on the planet - Chuck's Donuts! Let this sink as you say it with me now... Whipped - Maple - Frosting! Okay so, maybe I'm writing this review having consumed two of them and I'm feeling the sugar rush, but trust me folks... DEEE-LISH!
Moving on...we enjoyed our cruise around the lake on the motorized dock. The scenery is a 'get in touch with nature' moment. Surrounded by evergreens...ducks on the water...hawks in the air... 'Serenity on the Lake'! My wife and sister-in-law took a quick dip into the hot tub and proclaimed... 'Why did we wait until the last day to enjoy this?"
The accommodations were perfect for our group of two couples. We slept extremely well in comfy beds. We lounged in the TV/Living room and enjoyed a few movies and streaming music. They provide a fully functional kitchen, but we did not cook much, due to our daily travels. However, we did get to enjoy several breakfasts enjoying our view of the lake as we sipped hot coffee and talked about the endless beauty of the Pacific Northwest.
In closing, if you are looking for a peaceful retreat that is just the right amount of outside the hustle & bustle of Seattle, but close enough to get to downtown or up the mountain pass to see Snoqualmie Falls or Mt. Rainier - This is your place!
Lake Kathleen is FIVE STARS
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