We went with my sister and brother-in-law to visit his grandparents at their cabin on a fork of the Provo River - just down the river actually from Sundance resort. This place wasn't as glamorous as Sundance, but it had idyllic charm oozing out of every crevice. And the back deck is literally on the river!
The cabin was built in the 1960's right next to the cabin built in the 1920's where my brother-in-law's grandmother spent all her summers growing up. And now in their nineties, these grandparents still spend every summer at Wildwood. (Is that the perfect name?)
The river was moving fast, but there was a little dammed-off area where the kids could play. That water was cold! All snow run-off. Most years they borrow a few geese from a farmer friend to come spend the summer and add to the charm of the place but this year, thanks to the heavy snow and wet May/June, the water has been too high and swift for the geese.
To make it even more enchanting to my kids, there was a table with scraps of wood and hammers and nails and they just went to town building sculptures.
But the cherry on top was a tree house/screen porch over looking the water which you could access by a ladder OR from a bridge from the loft room of the cabin.
The interior was awesome. Combination rustic Americana, German antique woodcarving, and 1980's kitsch.
Here is a sample of the quilts on the beds in the loft.I love this old one with the orange off-set squares! I think something like this would be awesome with vintage sheets!And how about that pillow case made out of an old flour sack?Perfection.
And speaking of Summer Magic, does anyone remember the old Hailey Mills Disney movie of that title? Not her very best, but still holds a certain place in my childhood nostalgia. In the summer we used to walk to our neighborhood convenience store and rent old Disney live-people movies, of which Hailey Mills frequented. Also classics like Follow Me Boys, Swiss Family Robinson, and The Happiest Millionaire. Might be time to track down some of those again.