Our group of 4 families spent the entire Thanksgiving weekend at Samir's cottage. A memorable experience for sure, clean and very nicely furnished cottage, all the amenities in mint condition, modern kitchen, spacious and bright sitting area, due to wide windows that allow for a splendid lake view (which is very conveniently located in close proximity of the cottage). Kayak, canoe and paddleboard available allowed us to admire the beautiful surroundings and fall colors from the water too. We even utilized the fire pit on a night with a bright full moon which made Sunday Thanksgiving celebration special! We are mountain bikers and we were pleased to find decent nearby trails. (and for those who do not plan on bringing bikes hiking trails close to Bancroft take you to some amazing lookout points!). Bancroft itself proved to be a cute little town that deserves a stroll and can save you if some essentials are forgotten like it happened to me :). Plenty of bathrooms for a large group, manicured lawns, quiet surroundings. All the required information and the needed details were provided in advance, thank you very much for all your help and caring attitude, Samir! We definitely plan on returning to this cottage next year!