Name: Cindy and Jim Yeakel
Message: Dear Tesch Family and Tarryall Staff:
We hope this letter finds all of you in good spirits and health as your season comes to an end. Our week with you was absolutely wonderful, surpassing all of our expectations, without exception.
The riding was great, complemented by the beautiful national forest land and other trails we rode. You fully met the primary reason for our vacation. The matching of riders and horses worked well, as did your staff’s attention to satisfying the riding desires, of individuals with a variety of skill levels. Attention to rider comfort and safety was pleasantly subtle.
Keeping your guests well fed quickly became an obvious goal of Tarryall. Breakfast and then the sound of the lunch and dinner bell were welcomed every day. Bridgett deserves accolades for her successful effort to provide meals that appealed to everyone. Good, solid home cooking that beats the heck out of any commercial restaurant – both quality and quantity. Fresh and healthy with the best baked goods we have had in a long time. We cannot, however, ignore the rib sticking breakfast ride and overnight ride meals that Kevin made from his own personal cookbook and style. Excellent.
At the end of each day we were able to retire to our “cabin”. It was a lot more than we expected. Rustic décor that was immaculately clean with plenty of hot water and the comfort of a front porch with chairs and swing we used to relax waiting for the dinner bell to ring. The fireplace, with wood provided, was a nice touch.
However, surpassing the riding, meals and lodging was the Tarryall family atmosphere. We realized Sunday night that you genuinely care about your guests when the whole Tesch family and staff joined and intermingled with us for dinner. The relaxed atmosphere was welcomed versus what could have been a sterile hello and “here we go for another week of guests” attitude. Sharing daily meals with you and your staff all week with the varied conversation, jokes and riddles was great. Your evening activities were fun and comfortable times at the end of the day. The western dancing night was most fun as your staff helped us learn the steps before setting us loose to tromp on each others toes. Your “honor” system at the office for purchases of miscellaneous items underscores your respect for your guests.
Thanks again for a wonderful week. Please feel free to pass our comments on to inquiring guests, as we would recommend your program without hesitation!