POWER FAILURE DURING SNOW STORM
Submitted: December 19, 2012
Stayed: December 2012
There was not enough wood in the back of the cabin to last me more than 2 days out of the 6 day storm. And the town people said that it was a matter of HOURS to DAYS before getting power turned back on. "Whenever they got around to it, according to 2 sources." I had already been stranded in the cabin since Wednesday with more than 2 feet of snow that dumped. I called the owner at 6am on Saturday after being freezing in the cabin for more than 3 hours with no heat or power, or way to cook food, since I am not allowed to sleep or leave the cabin with a fire.
There was not a back up generator to provide me in 20 degree weather, especially after knowing power failures happen a lot, nor was there a back up refrigerator, or wood. This is strictly a money making adventure, not a business. And I guess the first obvious clue was not being hooked into a credit card payment system.
I called the owner at 6am with an emergency and the call back was at 1pm in the afternoon, after being stranded in a DIRT driveway, that was unpaved and unplowed, with no food and firewood, with the excuse of being sick. I could not find an emergency radio to figure out why I had no power. I had to go to my car, and let me just tell you, 1610AM that the cabin book states to listen to in case of an emergency was dead air. There are only weekend warrior neighbors, so I had no one to turn to.
I had asked several times how to prepare myself for snow before the storm hit. I did everything I was told, since I purchased a stay thru the most incredible winter storm that lasted more than 6 days. I bought duraflame logs prior, because the squares the cabin provides are completely inadequate and inconsistent for providing the only heat source, not to mention, the carcinogenic smoke is still on my jackets, clothes and bedspread after 5 days of not being there. Get a real fireplace if your going to only provide that kind of heat.
The ad should really read, for REAL WILDERNESS EXPERIENCE and no amenities if something happens, try our overpriced PINE COVE, not even an Idyllwild cabin.
Great view. That was incredible.
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