At some point, Captain Adventure and the Missus had to concede that no single photo does justice to the Toy Box. It’s gonna require a movie. One of these days.
A photo of the inspiring view — lake, beach and deck — from 10 feet of windows doesn’t capture how expansive the room is. Nearly 500 square feet.
A wide-angle sweep showing the room’s many angles, its cathedral ceiling, skylights, and gleaming oak floor misses how intimate and romantic the bed is, framed by plaid silk drapes. Nor does it show how comfortable the sofa alcove is for reading and lake-watching.
Most guests make their own fun while staying in the Toy Box, but anyone stuck for ideas will find a 37-inch TV, cable with Comcast On Demand, Blu-Ray DVD player, CD player, Scrabble, Uno, deck of cards, puzzles, books — and did we mention the three working antique slot machines? With an ample supply of quarters and nickels.
The room is filled with original toy train-themed watercolor paintings, artist’s proof prints and posters acquired during Captain Adventure’s tenure as president of Lionel Trains Inc. Most of the art is by Angela Trotta Thomas.
There’s also a Lionel engine or two.
The adjacent private bath — called The Caboose — has a custom stall shower with bench and original art by Paul H. Adams.
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If you want time a way from Watch TV in the Bedroom Syndrome, the Aft Cabin room is where you want to be. Media-free except for WiFi.