I hated leaving!
Submitted: June 3, 2012
Stayed: December 2011
In 2011 I backpacked the Appalachian Trail from Springer Mountain Georgia to Mount Katahdin Maine. I had joked with several people that if I finished the entire trail I would write a book. It took me about 6 months to walk the 2000 mile trail, yet I seemed to have a harder time finding a place to do my writing.
I don't know how I must have passed over this Rental so many times but I don't remember seeing it until the last minute. I contacted Mike and within a few days of finding the cabin, I was in my car driving back into the NC Mountains!
Andrews is a nice little town with a grocery store and a few places to eat out. If you need more then the town of Murphy is only about a 15 minute drive from Andrews. The Appalachian Trail actually goes right through the "Nantahala Outdoor Center" which isn't too far away, so it was the perfect place to write while having the Trail fresh in my mind.
I stayed at the cabin a total of 6 weeks in all, and I loved every minute of it! The driveway up to the cabin is STEEP! Mike had ben honest in telling me I probably wouldn't be able to drive up it in my car, but that was fine. I carried all my gear from the bottom of the hill, took about 5 trips total.
The cabin has all the dishes and appliances you will need. I WAS able to get cell phone service if I hiked to the top of the mountain, but its not exactly an easy climb for most. I was there in december and actually tried it one day in the snow.......needless to say I slid back down the hill without reaching the top lol.
If you are a couple looking for alone time then this is the perfect place. If you are looking for a family vacation (and a easy way to make kids burn off energy), this is a perfect choice. If you are someone just looking to get away to relax, or write, etc. This is the best place to go. Thankfully, I finished my book! I definitely plan on visiting many times more in the future.
On a scale of 1-10 I would honestly give this a 10. Granted I'm not your typical person whos addicted to video games and television. I did watch a few movies while there, and you can always rent more or bring a game system. I think there is one there but I never used it. I was fine without them.
I'm not sure what its like there in the summer, but it was beautiful in the winter.....COLD...but gorgeous. To anyone who does end up renting, make sure you take a few moments each day to sit on the front deck and listen to the silence, thats what I miss the most. Thanks Mike!
Owner's Response: James,
Great to hear from you! Thanks for the kind words. You were our first "Monthly" rental. I'm waiting on a copy of the book still :).
Take care of yourself!
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