“Such a picturesque beautiful estate” -- Anatoly Chernyaev, national security advisor to Mikhail Gorbachev

 “Marvelously stimulating discussions in idyllic surroundings” – Professor Fredrik Logevall, Harvard University

“This spectacular place is where President Carter assembled his Cabinet for the first time before Inauguration Day, so we are meeting like presidents” – Tom Blanton, director, National Security Archive, George Washington University

“The Musgrove staff did their usual flawless job come conference time” – Professor James Blight, Balsillie School of International Affairs, University of Waterloo

“Wonderfully informal and conducive to candor” – Ambassador Thomas Pickering

“I can’t think of a better place to take a break from Washington” – Rose Gottemoeller, Undersecretary of State, Obama administration