Beautiful, tasteful, cozy cabin with river access and dogs are very, very welcome
Submitted: December 9, 2012
Stayed: November 2012
I really can't say enough good things about this cabin. Aside from the fact that the cabin itself is beautifully crafted and furnished, I loved the front lawn, the fireplace, the sunroom and the front porch, but it is also clearly run by a very thoughtful owner and that can make all the difference. For example, we wanted to go on a short vacation WITH OUR DOGS and I know that sounds silly, but it's hard to find a nice vacation home that's dog friendly AND a very nice place to stay. Not only is this cabin dog friendly, but it is dog welcoming. Upon entering the house we were greeted by a dog bed, doggy toys and bowls to boot. There is a doggy door built into the front deck entrance so in warmer weather the dogs can come and go, and the deck also has a latched gate so they can hang out outside and not get into trouble. For dogs and humans, the walk to the riverside lot is beautiful and the dogs have never been happier running up and down the riverbank, in and out of the water and getting to act like dogs, we walked there at least twice a day. What was especially nice, for those people with or without dogs, the cabin was super clean! Sometimes I worry about places that accept animals and as much as I love my pets it is hard work to keep a home clean with them running around all the time. But this cabin was clean and smelled lovely. The owner placed very subtle and pleasant smelling air fresheners around the house and all the counters, bed sheets and furniture were in perfect condition.
I also loved the atmosphere of the cabin, it is just the right size for two to four people (we were just two), and with the fire burning and the dogs snuggled at our feet I have never felt cozier. I have rarely been to a place where I quite frankly didn’t want to leave! The attention to details around the house is great as well, whether you need extra blankets, a rain jacket to wear outside, pretty dishes, plenty of towels and how could I forget my new obsession, a warm toilet seat! Perhaps this is revealing too much, but that was a feature of a home I have never considered before but now I am sold! So it’s a wonderful, peaceful place to stay, just as pictured on the website, with tall trees all around and quiet dirt roads to and from your cabin and the river or the outside world. Blue Ridge Hideaway is definitely our first choice now for places to stay in the Boone/West Jefferson area and we will recommend it to all of our friends, dogs or no dogs!
Helpful votes: 2/3
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