Our 45th Wedding Anniversary Celebration at Memory Lane
Harry S. from Woodbridge, VA recommends this property
Stayed 8 days in Aug, 2014
Our family joined us for our anniversary week at the beautiful vacation rental property, Memory Lane. Though the weather was often rainy, the home was so clean and accommodating we had a wonderful time playing board games, video games, Foosball, shooting pool or watching movies. The kitchen/dining area was perfect for us, supplying all our cook ware, dining ware, utensils and storage needs. We teamed up on meal preparation, creating favorite recipes to share. We enjoyed abundant clean bed/bath linens, sample bars, tubes and bottles of fragrant soaps, shampoos and lotions. The four bedrooms held a variety of bed sizes, added to a futon and sleeper sofa in the family room, so no conflicts over sleeping arrangements. The laundry facilities sure came in handy. In fair weather we visited the museums, farmer's markets, antique shops and Funland in Oakland and enjoyed dinner at the Pine Lodge Restaurant in McHenry. We rode horses, drove go carts, and played mini-golf and arcade games. At Memory Lane, everyone soaked in the hot tub, relaxed on the backyard deck, played ladder-ball, basket ball and soccer in the yard. We enjoyed toasting hot dogs and marshmallows in the fire ring, making smores around the fire at night. The lovely front porch provided a perfect setting for the intimate renewal of marriage vows in the presence of family. Climbing the road to the top of the mountain revealed a breathtaking view of the lake, followed by an invigorating tennis ball free-for-all as we swung rackets at the court. Finally, swimming at the beach, building sand castles, climbing the rocks on the shoreline, hiking the paths, touring the Discovery Center and lunching at the Deep Creek Lake State Park picnic area was a summertime treat. We didn't want to leave when the time came. We're grateful for this lovely place to come together and share family love. Memory Lane is a magical family space to create wonderful memories, a gift we'll treasured from now on.