The Cozy Cabin Guest Book
December 26, 2017
Thank you so much for the wonderful Christmas weekend at your charming cabin! The freshly, baked gingerbread made us instantly feel at home. Mmmm! What a festive surprise! You truly made our Christmas magical, and we really appreciate the care and love with which you decorated this sweet retreat in the mountains. From the do-it-yourself knitting station to the charming antler toilet paper holder, you made us feel like we were living in a more innocent time, one before my addiction to prescription pain killers. I had hip surgery at the beginning of the year, and let’s just say I fell into the chasm of addiction faster than your incredible Wifi connection. It’s so rare to find a mountain oasis that also has good internet access! Not that we spent much time online. Now that I’m sober, our therapist suggested we unplug and have fun as a family, and there was so much to do! We debated if our marriage was worth salvaging around the 100% natural Christmas tree. I hid for hours in the gorgeous wood-paneled bathroom, and then we took a long, angry soak in your spotlessly clean hot tub. Under the big clear, night sky (so many stars!), my wife told me she’s been having an affair with Thaddeus, my physical therapist. Thaddeus would also love this cabin. Who wouldn’t, but Thaddeus in particular because he’s very outdoorsy and runs all kind of marathons. He was a big help after my surgery, and without him, I most certainly would not have been able to make it up the log staircase leading to the master bedroom and the insanely comfortable “covered wagon bed.” Thaddeus would get a kick out of the decor. He loves Westerns.
Our daughter would also love the Cozy Cabin. It’s really a shame she couldn’t be here because it’s “unhealthy” for her to be around us right now. I’m sure if she was here in the rocking chair by the fire, and I read to her from the stunning, leather bound Night Before Christmas you left under the tree, she would feel very healthy. I would also give her a mug of the amazing, rich hot cocoa you left in the candy cane canister. If I made her some hot cocoa, like I used to when she was a little girl, I’m sure she would understand how sorry I am about the incident at her workplace.
My wife is on a new diet Thaddeus recommended, so she did not have any of the gingerbread or hot chocolate, but she did enjoy the well-stocked fireplace you so thoughtfully provided. By the glow of the fireplace, my wife said I looked almost like the man she fell in love with. The magic of the fire affected me as well, and in the warm embrace of your cabin, I finally felt comfortable telling her that the bank would be repossessing our home in the new year. I told her this, and she’s been cross country skiing ever since. She says she thinks better in the cold. Again, such a convenience to have the snow shoes and cross country skis included with the cabin! We will definitely come again if she decides not to go through with the divorce. Or if she does, I’ll come with some of my new friends from group. The rest and relaxation your cabin lovingly provides is perfectly suited for recovery. Although as a nice gesture, you could consider removing the “Best Bars in Town” list in your guide book. I found myself turning to that page frequently, but obviously that is no fault of yours, and the majority of your guests most likely would thank you for such a helpful guide!
Melinda still hasn’t come back from skiing, so I’m now writing this from the porch, where I plan to greet her with one of the roses from the beautiful dining room arrangement (I will put it back afterwards). I apologize for a couple drops of moisture on this guest book due to some light snowflakes and/or tears. Please do not think it represents a cavalier attitude about the care and upkeep of this cabin. We will adhere to all of the check-out procedures, so you can get ready for your next lucky guest. We would never want to blemish this haven of warm love and joy.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!