This was my 3rd time renting the Overlook house and it is just as perfect as ever. This time we had 14 friends from DC, so we also rented the Rolling River house - (which is about a 15 min. walk over mowed paths, or a 5 min. drive.) Both places are extremely comfortable, perfectly designed for good "flow," with quality furniture, beds & linens. The porch furniture is insanely comfy, and as it is south facing, you can sit out there (looking out over endless beauty) on a sunny day even in chilly November.
The kitchen is well-equipped with quality cookware (we're all now going to buy Kirkland heavy-duty pots and pans!) We did a big dinner together (roast 13 lb. leg of lamb - English roast potatoes, fresh apple crisp) on Sat. night, so we did bring some extra large sheet & roasting pans etc. but there are good-sized pots and pans for usual use.
We had a few minor questions (the wrong coffee filters! on no!) and Sean (aka Legolas) responded immediately, driving over with the right ones. (This house needs cone filter, the other needs basket style.)
Photos of the views can't possibly capture how it really is. From the living room couch you can see the sun rise and the full moon set at the same time. (Since the vast picture windows are impeccably clean, as is the rest of the house.)
A truly perfect escape. You feel completely isolated, but are only 10 min. drive to "civilization." About 20 min. drive to the entrance of Skyline drive - perfect for day hikes. (If you can tear yourself away - which some of us couldn't.)