Good summer location
The house sets above the village with views of the lake. Good hiking trailes are very near by. You are on the second floor with multiple steps up from the drive and multiple steps to the door. Since you are at altitude you will feel the climb. You can walk to most of the village assuming a reasonable level of fitness. The cabin is light this time of year and has two decks to find sun or shade. You pay a cleaning fee but we found the cabin to be less then sparkling. The freezer was definitely in need of cleaning. some of the dishes in the cupboards were dirty. The cleaning people need to be put on notice. This is not uncommon among absentee owners. Old cooking pans that were ready for the garbage with the peeling teflon , small coffee mugs, broken tea pot, dripping kitchen faucet, hard guest bed. The biggest concern I had is the warped beam ties on the deck supports. The two person hot tub sets above one of these ties and it is disconcerning. It simply needs to be cared for. I have notified the owner but received no response so I thought I better write this review. I hope the owner will take my feedback and bring the place back up to the standards I am sure they wish to maintain then I would give it 5 stars.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Owner's Response: We feel bad that this renter did not feel our cabin was 5 star worthy like every other reviewer. I did respond to the renter and everyone is entitled to their opinion. As a very active, engaged owner (not absentee), I do feel compelled to respond so that subsequent renters can rest assured that the home is safe and well maintained.
STAIRS: State there are many stairs. Loading and unloading will definitely get your attention, but we see them as a gateway to heaven. The views are awesome and well worth the minimal effort
Access to the Village: Walking to the Village is an option. However, it is a short walk and well worth the exercise. The hike is a 1/4 mile hike with 9% road grade. Small children enjoy the hike and the chance to see wildlife or maybe the Llama’s out eating in their pen. You don’t see this from the car..
Cabin Design & Structure: The cabin was custom built and overbuilt when it came to structural design. Looking at the deck structural design exemplifies this. The decks are over engineered for the spa and snow storm accumulation. I suspect the critics concern was the metal plate that bent slightly during the settling of the cabin. We have had this looked at by structural engineers and they have both said its fine and happens all the time. Even for aesthetics, they recommend leaving it.
Misc. Housekeeping: The cabin is 14 years old and we try and keep it in pristine condition. I'm in the process of updating coffee cups and pots per the comment but nothing is chipping or peeling. If you are looking for a gourmet kitchen - this is not the spot but it is clean and has everything you need to cook a full course meal. All carpets, windows and upholstery are cleaned twice a year: spring and fall.
Helpful votes: 4/4
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