We loved it! My daughter and I wanted a little peace and quiet before the start of college exams for her, chaos of holiday season for me. Goal achieved! This home of John's is perfect for up to 4 adults who want to unplug for a while. Our internet and phones worked well, but there is no TV, and we didn't miss it. The only sound in the morning is of cooing doves. Laying in bed, it is SILENT.
The place is immaculate. Beds comfortable. Linens, paper, kleenex in abundance. An extra: John provides freshly roasted coffee beans and a hand-turned grinder, heavy cream, eggs, and fresh baked 7-Grain bread from the Amish Bakery 1/2 mile away. What luxury! We were invited to take a horse and buggy ride with horse Tony, and a 2 person cart ride with draft horse, Nellie. If we had been there a week later, he would have had their sleigh bells on the harnesses.
The truest gem of this place is the host himself. John is so knowledgeable about the area and very warm and inviting. We loved every minute we spent with him. He is not intrusive--don't get the wrong idea--if you wanted to be left alone, he wouldn't be hovering.
My only regret, besides missing the sleigh bells on a one-horse sleigh? It was too cold the weekend we were there to enjoy the front and rear decks and having a bonfire under the stars.
I've already decided to come back next Spring/early Summer with my husband for another time to unplug. And I may come out alone too, with some good books, to read on that porch, while I sip my freshly roasted and ground coffee with heavy cream, and listen to the doves as the sun rises.