This home is a quiet, calm perfect place for a relaxing mountain retreat! I have stayed at a lot or rental properties and this place, hands down, was the most well equipped place that I have ever had the pleasure of renting. The place was clean, well maintained and we loved the furnishings. (I even want to buy a quilt just like the one in the upstairs bedroom). We didn't want to leave and even stayed an extra day.
The owners were always prompt in their correspondence -- a wonderful couple to deal with. When at the rental house, you feel like you are miles away from the world. You can relax on great seating all over the beautiful wrap around porch while listening to the creek below. In reality, you are very close to many wonderful attractions. Our day trips including great hiking, waterfalls, blue ridge parkway, Pisgah Inn, seeing elk (scary road; not for the weak at heart), downtown Waynesville, Lake Junaleska and lots more. But, simply staying at the house and relaxing would have been delightful to do.
We easily slept 6 adults (2 couples in the 2 bedrooms and 2 adults on the twin beds in the loft area) and one evening slept 8 adults using the pull out sofa. The pictures were very true to the home, but didn't do the porch justice! A perfect mountain retreat.
One thing to note. We picked the house because of handicap accessibility. The house itself was very easy to get my mom around in her wheelchair. However, it is important to mention that the 3 steps from the driveway to the porch were steep and the one step from the porch into the house was also steep. This was a difficult maneuver to handle my mom (and she is very light) up these steps. It was only my brothers that could take her up and down (and at first was a 2 person job). My dad would not have been able to do this on his own. I share this to only let others with family in wheelchairs to be prepared as this listing is marked as wheelchair accessible. I still gladly give this rental an excellent 5 star rating.