I was looking for a place to be by myself for a few days to hike, think, rest and relax. This was the perfect rental! The pictures online were accurate, the place is welcoming and peaceful. The wildlife is abundant, and the locale is great! It's an easy drive to hiking, shopping, the hot springs, and more things to do than I had time for! There are 2 undeveloped lots (filled with plants, chipmunks and rabbits) on either side of the property and a huge backyard which allowed for quite a lot of privacy and great star-gazing. My hosts were friendly, helpful, and quite knowledgeable of the area and had great suggestions of places to visit. They allowed me all the privacy I wanted and although their home is in front of the rental, the space and landscaping between the homes makes each seem to be on their own lot. As a woman traveling alone, I wanted a rental with the owners close by in case of any emergency. Anja and Sandy provided several nice touches like an espresso maker, french press coffee maker, a colorful dish of purple wrapped chocolates in a heart-shaped candy dish, a thoughtfully draped afghan on the couch, up to date maps and brochures of local attractions, and best of all A DELICIOUSLY COMFORTABLE BED. The bed and the linens were so comfortable! I had driven 37 straight hours from Florida to get there, and then spent every day hiking or sightseeing. It was pure joy to take a hot shower (plenty of hot water!) and slip into such comfort at the end of a long day.
The coat I had brought was too light for the cool weather and Anja graciously lent me a wool jacket that saved the day.
I hope my schedule allows me to revisit this area soon. I would happily stay here again. One thing to be aware of though: when I stayed there in Feb. 2012 I don't recall seeing a microwave. I didn't need one, there is a full stove and oven and fridge. If that's important to you, you might want to inquire ahead of time if one is available. There are lots of outside seating areas where you can hang out or have a meal. The tv reception was fine and there was internet available too although I didn't use it. My cell phone worked perfectly. Have a lovely stay, I did!
Families with Young Children,
People with Disabilities,
Helpful votes: 3/3
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