If you're looking for a five star hotel with all the amenities and luxuries, this is not the place for you. But if you're looking for a quiet, rustic place to relax in private and commune with nature, Serenity Haven is your place. The cabin is neat, clean, and roomy except for the bathroom, which is quite small. I couldn't fit my make-up kit on the sink. All the utensils and products essential to cooking and dining are there, down to salt and pepper shakers and a crockpot.
My son, an outdoors lover, and his 6-year old daughter, loved the location. Katie was enamored with Star, the resident horse that lived right next to our cabin. All Katie had to do was call his name, and Star would come out of the barn to greet her. We took a short walk to a small lake, where Katie was excited to find a plethora of frogs and toads.
We encountered three problems. My son and Katie slept in the second bedroom. The curtains are white, and even with the blinds closed, day light came streaming through early in the morning. My son noticed that even though Katie was asleep, she was grimacing at the sunlight that was shining in her eyes. The next night, my son hung a dark sheet from the curtain rod to block the light better. I would suggest the addition of a light-blocking shade.
There is a small step down from that bedroom to the mud room. I walked on it awkwardly 2 or 3 times, My son cut his toe on it. It was bleeding and required a Bandaid. After that, he placed a throw rug over the small step.
The area around the cabin is all rocks and gopher holes. One time, my husband went to the car to retrieve something. He tried to avoid a rock, and his foot went into a big hole (maybe a gopher's doing), and he fell down. He has scratches and a big bump on his leg but no serious injury. However, his sandal broke in half, and he had to throw them away. Fortunately, he had brought a pair of tennis shoes along. I would suggest the building of a simple wooden deck to cover the rocks and gopher holes—at least enough to get guests from their vehicle to the cabin door.
I would not recommend that particular cabin for toddlers, seniors, or the disabled because of the uneven terrain, but it looks like at least some of the other cabins have grass or more stable yards.
Otherwise, I would still recommend Serenity Haven. We enjoyed our stay and would consider returning, especially if there was a safer path to the cabin.