Our entire experience with Chalet View was absolutely amazing, and our guests were so enchanted with the whole property during their stay. We had a destination wedding and booked the venue site-unseen and while it was definitely stressful putt...
ing down a deposit without seeing everything first, it was the best decision we could have ever made. Carrie and her entire team were incredibly helpful from the moment we started planning last summer, and the property is simply gorgeous.
If you like the outdoors, this place is for you (and even if some of your guests don't, they have a very cute pool with cabanas as well as a spa!). The grounds are incredibly lush and well-maintained, and the pond really is stocked with fish!! I also can't stress enough how perfect the property is for a wedding with guests of all ages. We had a fair number of children attending and all of them had a blast - because the property is big but not *too big*, most of the kids could explore on their own without parents worrying and a few even learned how to fish in the little pond. Again, this place is perfect for families, if you have any attending.
We did notice that there were a few small things missing (full size mirrors in the cabins and villas, for instance, which is tough as a bride since I was staying and getting ready in one of the villas and couldn't see my entire dress in a mirror), and the waitstaff at the restaurant seemed overwhelmed at times, but otherwise the rooms are really nice, the food was great, and every person who stayed was definitely impressed. Alex was even able to program the tablets in the rooms to show the schedule of events, which our guests found really helpful. They also loved the complimentary continental breakfasts in the morning.
The one thing I should note is that the area was inundated with carpenter bees, so even though they don't sting, be aware that once you're outside they are *everywhere*. There isn't much Chalet View can do about it, but if you or some of your guests are terrified of bees, it's good to know in advance.
In the end, almost every single one of our guests has described the weekend as "magical" and we credit Chalet View for providing such a magical site and atmosphere. We've already decided to come back for our anniversary and host a family reunion there at some point in the future - that's how amazing it is. Can't recommend more highly! Thanks again Carrie + team!