Blue Moon Cottage

Moonshadow Retreat is happy to announce our new Blue Moon Cottage! a cozy and cute log cabin cottage with all you need to enjoy your holidays… we will be doing extensive renovations (inside and outside) over this Winter and Spring and it will be ready to rent in the Spring of 2019.

New plans will have 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, open concept main level, new kitchen, new appliances, renovated main bathroom, added extra powder room on upper level, new flooring throughout, sun room fully enclosed and open to the house to host a large dining room and area with beautiful view of the lake.

Full wrap around porch renovated and updated and addition of a new 8 person hot tub overlooking the lake.

Blue Moon Cottage is virtually at the lake level and has a beautiful sandy beach with excellent swimming.

What Will Matter – by Michael Josephson

“Ready or not, some day it will all come to an end.
There will be no more sunrises, no minutes, hours or days.
All the things you collected, whether treasured or forgotten, will pass to someone else.
Your wealth, fame and temporal power will shrivel to irrelevance.
It will not matter what you owned or what you were owed.
Your grudges, resentments, frustrations and jealousies will finally disappear.
So too, your hopes, ambitions, plans and to-do lists will expire.
The wins and losses that once seemed so important will fade away.
It won’t matter where you came from or what side of the tracks you lived on at the end.
It won’t matter whether you were beautiful or brilliant.
Even your gender and skin color will be irrelevant.

So what will matter? How will the value of your days be measured?

What will matter is not what you bought but what you built, not what you got but what you gave.
What will matter is not your success but your significance.
What will matter is not what you learned but what you taught.
What will matter is every act of integrity, compassion, courage or sacrifice that enriched, empowered or encouraged others to emulate your example.

What will matter is not your competence but your character.
What will matter is not how many people you knew, but how many will feel a lasting loss when you’re gone.
What will matter is not your memories but the memories of those who loved you.
What will matter is how long you will be remembered, by whom and for what.

Living a life that matters doesn’t happen by accident.
It’s not a matter of circumstance but of choice.
Choose to live a life that matters.”

Super-moon at the Cottages

On March 19th, 2011, the moon were closer and thus bigger than it’s been in two decades… The full moon appeared about 14 percent larger and significantly brighter than usual (read more…)

Dan and I went to the cottage this past weekend and were able to get some incredible shots… the moon was so bright and beautiful that we didn’t even need lights out! what an experience… and when things like this happen, we , feel so blessed for the places we have!! and so lucky to have a sanctuary to that offers such peace… and it is a great reflection that our retreat name is so appropriate!! 🙂

Enjoy some of our pictures with us… and feel free to share them with your friends and family!