Beautiful Property, Great for Cooks!
Submitted: October 30, 2012
Stayed: October 2012
As the resident cook in my group of friends, I was supremely impressed with the kitchen supplies here. You'll find a plethora of dishes and kitchen tools, including, but not limited to: a beautiful new, large range/oven, a whole stack of half-sheet baking pans and even a WAFFLE IRON! We didn't get to utilize the waffle iron, but it's easily a reason to come back again. The only thing I would suggest you make sure to bring are any unusual spices you might want to use (there's plenty of garlic powder and other basic "rental property" spices like that, but no cumin, oregano, etc). There's a surprisingly well-stocked grocery store just a few minutes away for anything you may need or have forgotten. But the crown jewel that I haven't even mentioned yet? The whole extra kitchen on the back deck! With a large grassy backyard and the river running past, it doesn't get much better than grilling out there (both gas AND charcoal grills) surrounded by twinkle lights edging the deck. Eating breakfast, lunch and dinner on that deck was just heavenly, even though it was a little cool the weekend we went.
The rest of the house is charming. We've stayed at other properties with a more open floor plan, which lent to a more party atmosphere, while this cabin is much more cozy--the bedrooms are more private and the kitchen, dining room and living room are also more separated rooms.
Waking up early in the morning (I was relegated to the couch, which was cozy, no doubt), I loved grabbing a mug of tea and going to sit in the morning mist in the chairs by the river. We heard there were wild pigs living nearby, but they didn't show themselves, much to my disappointment. What we DID see, though, were bears galore in the nearby Sequoia National Park. If you are ever wondering the best time to visit Sequoia, I would, without a doubt, tell you October. The weather will be good-- it was a bit cool for us on Saturday (nothing a light sweatshirt, jeans and a hat couldn't keep me warm enough) and surprisingly warm on Sunday, but best of all you'll see bears up in the trees, eating acorns for the winter! Going in the Ash Mountain entrance closest to the cabin and up towards the Giant Forest and the Crystal Cave, be sure to look up in the trees! If you see a car stopped in the road, don't honk, sit there quietly and look around to figure out where they're seeing bears.
Overall, this is a beautiful cabin to rent, perfect if you want comfort near the park. Highly recommended
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
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