Unique little cabin on the river
Submitted: March 8, 2013
Stayed: December 2012
My husband and I rented this cabin for a long weekend over NYE and enjoyed our stay, for the most part. This was our first NYE since our wedding and our plan was to find a cute little place somewhere close to snowshoeing with a hot tub to enjoy after. Biggest disappointment was that the house does not have a large enough hot water heater to fill the adorably gorgeous, non-chlorine tub. This was the main reason we rented the place and it was quite a bummer. We talked to Sharon (owner), and followed her various suggestions, and even tried boiling water to get the tub hot but on a cold afternoon or night there was not chance, water was chilly, not even warm. They did compensate us for the inconvenience and I believe they planned to fix this. If you are renting and care about the tub I'd just recommend that you confirm with them that they've taken care of it.
other Cons: one side is the river, but the other/front of the house is right on the highway--not too busy, but still involved a regular stream of cars flying by very fast, was nervous about the dog and would be nervous with small children; the pots and pans were really old & non-stick coating was peeling off in the food; the place was a bit infected with ants; bathroom had a plug-in heater--was cold most of the time; walls or door enclosing the bed, so if you are planning to use the futon you might like to know that this is technically a large studio, not a one bedroom, so no privacy between the bed and futon; the internet connection is borrowed from the cafe next door and therefore fairly weak.
Pros: unique, cute little cabin, right on the river; allowed us to bring out little dog and has a nice big yard right on the river to play in; well stocked; Sharon (the owner) was helpful and responsive (including when we locked the key in the house b/c it is on a ridiculous giant piece of wood, which was hard to carry around); about an hour from snowshoeing, might be nice to be closer but not too far from the park entrance and I know there are hotels closer but not sure about rentals.
Three Rivers is really just a few places along the highway. There are some fairly descent places to eat, a friendly grocery store with some natural foods. Kind of a funky little stop along the road.
Overall, if the tub is working, I would certainly recommend to a friend (and actually already have done so) , might even return myself, though we would probably be more inclined to explore other options.
Owner's Response: Ziska,
Thank you for spending that special New Year holiday with us at the River Cabin, I'm glad you enjoyed it.
I was not aware you had a problem with the Jacuzzi until you had departed, and was then happy to offer compensation. Managing the hot water is a little tricky, but easily remedied with a new water heater, which is soon to be installed.
The River Cabin is described on vrbo as "split level" and with an "open floor plan", which it is, and it works great for one couple or a family with a child. It is not meant for more.
I know that fry pan you speak of~~out it goes.
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