If you can tear yourself away from the comforts of your suite and the mesmerizing views from your personal deck, there are endless options for ways to spend your days in the surrounding countryside. A dozen nearby communities offer festivals, markets and history. The forests beckon with the promise of adventure and discovery. The river dances along its winding path, offering a lazy float and a cooling dip.
Within an hour in any direction, you will find wineries, a distillery, breweries, flea markets, antique stores, farmer’s markets, galleries, cafes, museums and visitor centers. There are rodeos, parades, summer plays, craft shows, trail runs, regattas and much, much more. And there are surprises at every turn – an Amish family traveling by horse and buggy to visit friends, a bridge that sits underwater a few times a year, an herb farm that hosts gardening and cooking classes, a river ghost town with only stone foundations as testimony to the families that once lived there.
For fine dining, there is the Gateway Lodge, minutes away, with farm-to-table fare and an award-wining wine list. For lunch or lighter fare, you’ll find a host of options, such as the Forest Nook or the Iron Mountain Grille.
The following sites provide information on these and many other activities: