Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017
I recently visited Beavers Bend with a group of Lady Photographers. I believe there was 7 in our group, we rented out the cabin for 3 days. Two ladies took the master bedroom. 4 of us in the other bedroom which housed 2 bunk beds, twin size mattress on top/full on bottom. The last person actually slept in the laundry room on an air mattress she brought, yeah, it was that big! The cabins are absolutely gorgeous, very spacious, and well lit. The cabin we rented, had a large living room, a full size washer/dryer, huge kitchen, game table, large dinning table, fire place, flat screen tv's w/cable and a full size hot tub separated from the cabin. The kitchen had the typical household appliances as well. We of course had one of the larger cabins. LOL...Warning.. good idea for at least one person to have a flashlight, and if it's your first trip to BB, get there BEFORE dark, because you WILL get lost trying to locate your cabin in the dark! I'm talking dirt roads w/minimum signs. We made 3 HUGE mistakes! 1. We listened to the team leader and started our drive AFTER 5pm on a Thursday because one lady didn't get off work until then. 2.We (my friend and I)traveled with people we didn't know very well and we didn't bring an ACTUAL map. You know, this is the "my cell phone does everything age". Needless to say, we had to stop for gas, they left us , and we were lost on the pitch black roads for two hours trying to find our cabin. 3. NEVER let the panicky friend drive when your lost and confused. With zero visibility, we were frustrated, scared, and she started to drive way to fast.... after screaming for the 3rd time for her to slow down, when she finally stopped, we were literary 4 feet away from driving straight into the lake. The road we were on turned into a boat ramp that went directly into the lake. 4.Oh, last but not least. Check with your cell phone carrier :) before heading out. Neither of our cells phones worked out there! I have T-Mobile, I forget what network she's with. Luckily a local stopped to let us use his cell phone to reach our party and look-up a map. I think he had at&t.(don't quote me on that)
Keep in mind you are in the woods and at night it's pitch dark, the only other lights you see are from other near by cabins! The cabins are pretty spread apart...lol...just standing on the porch at night will make you believe you are in a "Friday the 13th" movie. All in all, it was a wonderful & fun experience. Took lots of great photos!