Cabin is located literally on the top of the mountain, which provided outstanding views and nice cool weather even in July. We spent most of the time enjoying the view and peacefulness from the porches. New furniture throughout the house is very nice, especially the rocking chairs on the porch. The gas grill was great and used almost every night. Proximity to Boone is close and convenient, although probably more challenging in winter if there is any snow (4-wheel drive would be a must). Basement is well equipped for a rainy day, with pool table, foosball, and nice home theater. Frankly, we could have spent the entire week at the cabin without leaving at all, it was so pleasant. We did venture out to do some street shopping in town and also drive a little bit of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Harris Teeter is good for stocking up the kitchen, as it is a little more upscale and has good quality food. Overall, a wonderful cabin and location, with easy arrangements for check-in and out. Would definitely recommend it and would like to visit again next year.