We have been going skiing in Feb for the last 5 years to Gatlinburg, Tn and decided to try a different area this year in Banner Elk, NC. The Cabin was one of the best we have stayed in. The cabin was about 12 miles from either Ski area and we really enjoyed the drive back and forth. We even saw a beaver one day and there is a really neat goat barn ( I forget the road but you wil see it). Mr John was very helpful with any questions that we had and we really enjoyed our ski trip this year.