Lovely Getaway in a Beautiful Setting
Submitted: August 14, 2012
Stayed: August 2012
Brought one of my college-age daughters and her friends here, and we really enjoyed the beautiful setting of this unique mountain cabin. It is really quite secluded and peaceful. The view from the porch is really spectacular, and there's a firepit with log stools to sit on right in front of the porch as well. The kids built a bonfire both of the two nights we stayed, with the plentiful firewood around the property.
The cabin has an open, bright, large bedroom atop a spiral staircase (open from the stairs, no door) and three other bedrooms downstairs, counting a study with a futon sofa. There's also a sofa in the living room, so technically one could fit a maximum of 9 people here; we had 7 of us, plus our two little chihuahua-dachshund dogs.
There is only one bathroom which is very basic and includes a composting toilet (does not use water or a flush), but it was quite adequate even for 7 of us. A few of us missed spotting the cold water knob and ended up taking scalding-hot showers, only because it was easy to mistake the water flow knob as the cold water knob because the real cold water knob is actually vertically above the hot water knob and hides behind the shower curtain's placement.
The kids drove my daughter's Subaru down to the river (3 miles down the road) for some fishing and had a wonderful time sitting by and going into the river. From the photos she took, it looked just beautiful! (I didn't get to the river because my compact car couldn't handle it!)
The owners recommend 4 wheel drive to get up the gravel driveway to the house; while I made it up there ok (just very slowly) with my very low-profile, compact car, I wouldn't have wanted to do that under wet weather conditions--and certainly couldn't have handled snow. (So just a warning to those traveling here in the fall or winter.)
All in all it was a lovely little weekend getaway at a very reasonable price, and the drive from DC was so beautifully scenic that it really seemed an important part of what made the trip so interesting. Thank you, Donna and David, for sharing your mountain home with us.
Owner's Response: Our pleasure, Diane, we didn't know you before and I'd love to meet you now -- just a typical DC "but-" -- after these elections! So glad you had a great time and your trip is exactly why we decided to share our "camp," as they call it in the mountains. Mountain people need the work, the visitors, and we city types need their peace.
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