The instructor and his assistant were great. The atmosphere was welcoming and relaxing. I enjoyed getting to know them, as well as some of the other participants. I enjoyed myself immensely. The room in the lodge was fine - cleaning staff were efficient and early. The lunch and dinner food wasn't that great, except for the final dinner, but you could work around that with salads and fruit. Breakfasts were pretty good. My only real complaint is that this class was described as "easygoing" - it had an identical description to the watercolor class! I assumed there would be machinery that would make the work easier. Nope. This class required a lot of standing and physical work, as it was traditional blacksmithing. Nevertheless, I had a blast. I was able to keep up reasonably well, and I came home with some neat little pieces to give as gifts.