My family enjoyed a wonderful week at Whipkins Cove. With 5 children (4 teenagers) it is always difficult finding suitable accommodations and this was amazing. The bedrooms are spacious, the bathrooms well designed, the kitchen well-equipped, the decks spacious and the indoor gathering spaces were well-suited for games or reading/downtime. The water is beautiful and a very comfortable swimming temperature when we were there. With little boat traffic in front of the cabin we felt like we had the place to ourselves! We enjoyed the kayacks and exploring the waterways. We certainly certainly could have spent our entire time at Whipkins cove but we also enjoyed Grandfather Mountain, Boone, Blowing Rock, ziplining, hiking, and much more... A favorite of our teenage boys was jumping off cliffs at nearby waterfalls (not for the light of heart) and our 7 year old loved going gem mining.