Great Wine Country retreat! August 7, 2012 Maria Hall Super cool house on lovely property. I stayed here with some girlfriends for our annual Wine Tour weekend. Expansive deck and lawn are great for lounging in the sun (yard would be prefect for games or wedding activities). Big kitchen is great for cooking with a group. The house is rather dated but in a totally awesome 70’s kinda way- if you like funky, this place is super groovy. If you prefer something a tad more modern, maybe you won’t appreciate it’s quirks (they probably ought to replace the gold shag carpet but whatever!). The pics don’t really do it justice- much cooler in person. A few potential issues for renters: If you want privacy- this place may not be for you. Despite the property being huge and very secluded, there is a wine tasting room 20 feet from the house, which while convenient for tasting, does have traffic. There is also a working horse barn on the property and boarders come and go (though it was really fun to play with their dogs!). In addition, there is another dwelling on the property where people do live (though we didn’t see them). Location- I’m not that crazy about the quality of wine at the tasting rooms in the area so if you need to be close to some of the higher-end stuff, stay in Dundee or Carlton (though it’s a quick and pretty drive to everywhere from the house). While the house and rooms are really comfy and roomy my main complaint is that that they only allow 8 (I think) renters at a time- it can easily accommodate way more folks. After seeing the house, I was disappointed I had to limit the number of folks I could invite given the large space, but I understand that wear and tear are surely an issue with any rental. We found the house to be in perfectly clean condition and Becca, the house manager, was just as nice and helpful as she could be. She made it the process very easy. We would defiantly rent this in the future! — Christa L.