In 2006 we heard that Morters had been cut in half and half of it sold. When the remainder came up for sale, in 2010, Chuck Morter gave us a mortgage to help us buy it. Fixing it up became a labor of love that has gone on now for over a decade. We renovated and winterized the cabins, built The Great House so that we could host weddings and retreats, and added new docks, a playground, hot tubs, and a fleet of boats to rent.
Our family comes every summer. My youngest son who was 8 when we bought it, loves the island property. He fell in love there (his wife is painting the sign above) and his oldest son took his first steps in the Badour living room. Over the years, we slowly built up the island retreat, adding a guest cottage, adult tree house, basketball court, a bunkie, a new kitchen, seating for 22 in the dining room, a glamping tent and a hot tub.
Our family with 5 grandchildren, stay at the old Morters (now Bobs Lake Cottages & Escapes), for a week every summer—as do our doggies—we are very pet friendly.