We enjoyed this cabin SO much! Five of us and two small dogs traveled together. We stayed for four nights. This cabin is a great way to “check out.” The kitchen was well supplied. The only thing I’d recommend is taking a few spices if that’s your thing. Gary supplies plenty of potable water, which we used for hand washing, cleaning up and coffee. We took bottled water for drinking. Gary was very gracious and kind as I felt like we had a lot of “stuff” traveling with two teens and two dogs. He wasn’t phased at all by all of our bags, fishing stuff, bedding and coolers. The lights worked great and supply plenty of lighting for the dark. The loft area was a bit warm in the evening but I’m thinking that was partly due to the propane lighting. It cooled off nicely once we had the lights off and went to bed. Take lots of bug spray! We loved the fire pit area and the pier. So, so pretty at sunset! Our kids enjoyed swimming at the pier also. I’d recommend taking life jackets for the kids. Don’t forget pillows also. Cell phones do work but be sure to take a solar charger if you want to keep them charged. We only worried about keeping one cell charged for emergencies only. I secretly wanted my teens phone batteries to die. ;) No phones allowed a lot of family time, laughs and games together. We had a wonderful time at Gary’s cabin. We highly recommend it for an off the grid experience. Thank you Gary for hosting us. We made many memories!