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My husband and I and another couple just returned from our first stay at the Toobie Hole Cottage, and we're already planning to return! After having stayed in several other rental homes over the past few years, I can say without hesitation that this delightful home was the cleanest and most well-furnished of any of our other stays. The care and consideration that the owner, Roger Jenkins, takes to make sure that his guests are welcome and comfortable is very evident. The cottage is warm and inviting, lovingly decorated, bright, and beautiful. We were greeted with delicious brownies and muffins, and there was even a bucket of mountain apples in the fridge waiting for us. Mr. Jenkins also delivered fresh, homemade blueberry muffins on our last morning -- which we promptly devoured! My husband and I have been vacationing in the area for about 20 years, but our friends are from the western part of the country (most recently Nevada) so we took great pleasure in showing them the beauty of our North Carolina mountains. We were in the car a good bit during the trip, and each evening I found myself looking forward to returning "home" to Toobie Hole. The views at the cottage were gorgeous, and we enjoyed relaxing on the deck and taking in the sights and sounds of the stream and waterfall running through the backyard. The house is close to Bakersville and not too far from Spruce Pine and my husband had discovered a cut-over to Burnsville on a previous trip, so there are plenty of charming towns and other nearby attractions to keep sightseers busy. I would have been perfectly happy to have spent my days at the cottage, hanging out on the deck and putting the fire pit to good use (unfortunately, we didn't make the time to enjoy it this time), but hopefully there'll be more of that on our next trip. I really can't say enough good things about our experience with Mr. Jenkins and his beautiful home. He was always very quick to get in touch with me regarding any questions we had, gave us excellent instructions on checking in and out as well as recommendations for local restaurants and other activities, and he was also very concerned about anything we might have needed but didn't have so he could make the experience for the next guests more comfortable. If you plan to be in the Bakersville area, you should absolutely consider a stay at the Toobie Hole Cottage. We'll definitely be back!
This home worked great for our family. We were there for our Son's wedding and the master bedroom and bath were AMAZING pluses for use with the wedding party getting dressed! (Not to mention the pretty mirrors were excellent backdrops for pictures!)
LOVE also that it is pet friendly which was a must for us.
We are big time campers, so this location on the South Toe River was certainly a treat!
The HUGE deck was also very nice!
The river was great especially with the fire pit area close by.
Loved that the driveway was fairly level, other rentals in the area that were in our wedding party had very steep driveways.
There was a nice indoor fireplace, but we did not have many free moments to use with all of our wedding activities.
The kitchen was fully stocked with a very nice /roomy refrigerator.
Nice laundry room very adequately stocked.
Will definitely consider this home again!