The wood is hard, heavy and of fine grain, quite equal to the best British oak for indoor use, but of very variable durability where exposed to weather.
Of indoor games they have a number, many being of a gambling nature.
Facilities include a guest laundry, same-day dry cleaning, Internet service, a complimentary continental breakfast, an indoor pool and a fitness room.
The wood of the white pine is durable for indoor use, especially when protected by paint, but when exposed to moist air it rapidly decays, and it is very liable to dry rot; it is said to be best when grown on sandy soils.
A large share of the work, especially on the highland farms, is done by the occupiers and members of their own families, with the aid, where required, of an indoor servant or two.