Lovely place for a honeymoon!
Submitted: May 16, 2013
Stayed: May 2013
We stayed at the Chestnut Log Cabin for a quick honeymoon after our wedding last weekend. It was EXACTLY what we needed! We enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub, taking some marathon naps in the cozy bed and lots of downtime drinking coffee and sitting in rocking chairs on the front porch. The fire pit in the backyard is awesome, and the view of the mountains is gorgeous.
One of my favorite things about our stay at the cabin was its convenient location. We parked our car in the driveway and didn't use it for three days. We walked into downtown Hot Springs for breakfast, sat on a bench and watched all the AT through-hikers passing by, had a fancy meal at the nearby Mountain Magnolia Inn, and took a hike up the Lover's Leap Trail (very steep but worth the views!). It was lovely to be so close to all the action, but feel very secluded and private at the same time.
The amenities were delightful; plenty of towels and cooking items and clean sheets, etc. It is a historic building, so there are some creaks and quirks but we felt like that was part of the charm, much preferable to a sterile hotel room with no personality. It is a cozy, rustic little cottage and felt just the right size for us. I'm sure if you were traveling with kids they would love the bunk beds in the second bedroom. We kept saying how we wished we could live there!
We also really enjoyed the little touches that made us feel at home: the owners left a little basket of popcorn and treats for us, and we enjoyed snuggling on the couch, eating popcorn and watching movies (Deliverance + The Neverending Story double feature?! So fun).
Melanie, was super friendly and attentive, and easy to reach by cell phone. She made us feel so welcome and even came by to say hello and congratulate us in person. We would recommend the Chestnut Log Cabin to anyone wishing for a relaxing, rustic getaway in the beautiful WNC mountains. We will surely be back in the future!
Tourists without a Car,
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