Our small group had an incredible stay at Happy Ours! We are currently planning our second trip there for this Fall, and we are especially excited because we have heard from the owners about some of the renovations they just finished (including adding another 1,000 square feet of living space on the 1st floor which means we’re bringing more people this time around!). Right off the bat, during our stay in the Spring, we noticed the private road was easily accessible from the main highway we were travelling on. Our small SUV easily made it up the drive way, but we have heard that since then it has also been paved and the pad has been expanded for more cars and turnaround space. We also appreciated the outdoor, motion sensor lighting for we arrived late evening and as the cabin is entirely engulfed by trees, we otherwise would have had a very difficult time unpacking the car. It’s about 10 minutes from Lake Watauga and 15 minutes from a great local restaurant we ate at called “Captain’s Table” which sits on the water (amazing fish and chips!).
The inside of the cabin was very pleasant; It has everything that they advertise in terms of rooms, bathrooms, and accomodations. The living room and kitchen had a very gorgeous “cabiny” feel but the entire place still had all the amenities we hoped for. All we had to take care of was food and toiletries!
My boyfriend and I stayed in the Master Suite Loft. It was very comfortable and clean, as was everyone’s experience with the other areas of the cabin. Everyone got a good night’s rest while we were there.
We were struck by the view from the living room that you can also enjoy from the deck accessible from both the kitchen and living room. One morning during our stay we used the Keurig provided to make coffee and sat out on the deck relishing the view. That night we also used the provided gas grill for dinner!
We went hiking on the Appalachian Trial while we were there and also rented a pontoon boat. Both activities were located very close to the Happy Ours cabin. The boating dock we rented from was located at the same place as the Captain’s Table restaurant I mentioned earlier. Very reasonable rates and we all had an absolute blast!
I would highly recommend Happy Ours cabin for all types of groups looking for a retreat in the mountains. It’s a highly secluded cabin but is very accessible. It’s located close to many attractions. And it’s a very clean cabin that has more than enough space for the amount of people