We loved this place! There are so many pluses: the surrounding area is beautiful, the location is incredibly peaceful and secluded, and, most of all, the “barn” is absolutely wonderful.
We rented the space for our wedding and couldn’t be happier with our choice. We had about 70 guests for the event, which took place out in front of the building with the beautiful valley stretching out as a backdrop. The dinner was also outside as the sunset behind the mountains to the west… again beautiful. We then moved inside for some music and dancing, which was inviting and super fun. The late September night air was chilly, but the fireplace (and the dancing) kept everyone cozy and comfortable. The night before about half that many people joined us for the “rehearsal dinner,” which was a make-your-own-pizza party (we told everyone it was BYOT – bring your own toppings), which utilized the amazing, wood-burning pizza oven. It couldn’t have been more fun.
We could go on and on with stories about the weekend, but that would just be us reliving our wonderful time. What you want to know for the sake of this review is the basics, so we will lay them out here:
- Everything was clean, well-maintained and so on. We never had any problems with appliances, lack of hot water, working the fireplace (etc.). Phone service is spotty up there at best, so that could conceivably be an issue, but we welcomed the mandatory cellular silence for a couple days.
- All of the interactions we had with the owners, whether via VRBO or directly were concise, honest and timely. They were helpful with suggestions for the area, directions and whatnot.
- The area is stunning. The fact that you’re looking at this posting means you probably already know this, but the nearby towns of Margaretville and Roxbury (among others) look like they’re straight out of a Norman Rockwell painting. There’s great hiking trails, etc.
To sum up: we loved it, our friends/guests are still raving about it, and we have already spoken with several of them about making it a reoccurring weekend getaway.