We needed a last-minute place to stay on a roadtrip and picked Carlson's at random. It was perfect for us -- mid-century charm, not fussy or fancy, run by real folks who know everything about the area. They didn't steer us wrong once with their suggestions for hikes or places to grab a bite. It was such a pleasure -- we will definitely be coming back for future skiing and hiking trips. If you love Americana, this place is a gem.