My wife and I had the fortune of a free weekend with the kids at her mother's home. We looked for a cabin in proximity and this was about an hour from her in Asheville. We wanted a nice cabin to just relax. Other renters have mentioned lack of amenities in the immediate area which was true, but we knew that and were quite okay with it.
Yes the driveway was steep, but her 4X4 Toyota Highlander made it without a problem, no snow or ice present of course. We even drove to the top of the neighborhood. You must see the house being built that has a horse barn, to die for views.
As for the house itself, I couldn't have been more pleased. It was tastefully decorated with sheetrock walls and heavy wood accents. True log cabins are too rustic for my wife. The open concept living/dining and kitchen areas are immaculate and feed right onto the large front porch. The numerous glassed doors allow easy access from living areas to the porch which has nice patio furniture. Don't forget the Weber grill, we cooked steaks our last night there. The front porch views were perfectly adequate for us. Not expansive, but taking out just a few trees at the top of the driveway would make it even better.
The kitchen is nicely appointed. My wife immediately noticed the soft close drawers. The granite covered island facing the front of the home was a very nice touch. The very large fireplace and mantle is great with a roaring fire. The dining area has a 4 person bar height table which was comfortable.
The Master Suite is large with a king bed, as well as a large master bath with private water closet, dual sinks and large walk-in-closet. This is where we saw the wasps?, they were real although no one was stung. We killed 10 in total, almost all in the bathroomm. The master opens onto the rear porch which has a nice jacuzzi tub which we loved.
We didn't use the upper area but it did have the single bed in the loft and a nice second bedroom with private bath.
The internet wasn't working during our visit, I wonder if my wife paid extra for that ;)
Overall, we were very pleased with our stay and have already recommended it to friends. If you want Dollywood down the street, look elsewhere. If you want a nice home to relax and enjoy the home you couldn't ask for more.