Very Secluded Getaway
Submitted: December 27, 2011
Stayed: December 2011
Our family of 5 enjoyed two nights at Christmas at this cabin. We expected great views, especially from the hot tub. What was better than expected was the size of the great room that continues into the kitchen. The appliances were much better than ours at home so I hope my wife didn't get too used to them! The large deck was great and the windows across the back of the cabin made for great views from inside as well.
Dave, the owner, met us for the drive to the cabin in his Miata which was good because I kept reminding my wife on the way up that if he can do this in a Miata, I can do it in the minivan! He gave us a quick tour of the house and we were ready to go.
Although there are a few small things mentioned above, this is a very nice cabin - better and bigger than the pictures indicate. If you want to get away from it all, this is a great spot.
A few bits of advice to future renters. We didn't get snow for Christmas (we are transplanted Chicagoans so this was our original reason for renting a mountain cabin) which may have turned out to be good for us. The single lane gravel road is pretty steep and the driveway up to the house is especially steep. If there is too much snow or any ice, I imagine a 4 wheel drive could be necessary to get to the top. The grill out front (picture it off to your right in the front view of the house) is a little inconveniently located, but more importantly it is charcoal, and you should bring your own. The main fireplace is wood burning, which was great and put out a lot of heat, but the wood supply was pretty wet and rotting, so you might want to bring a dry bundle or two to make sure you can get it started up. Because it is so remote, your cell phone might not work. There is a phone in the cabin, although we didn't try it. The hot tub doesn't get very hot. It was perfect for the kids although Mom and I would have liked it a little hotter for our last dip on a cold night. The outside grounds could use a little gardening and cleanup, but we didn't spend much time in the driveway so it is quickly forgotten once you are inside.
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