We arrived and found the AlpenRose exactly as described. The view from the porch or out the window was exactly as shown. The owner lives in a nearby house and was available for all questions. The Little Switzerland area is a favorite of ours. We enjoy visiting in mid October to see the colorful leaves changing. It is close to Grandfather Mountain and the Blue Ridge Parkway. We hiked many of the trails and saw great views and enjoyed the cool weather. The Direct TV worked great and I was able to keep up with Glenn Beck in the lead up to the election.