We enjoyed this property as a mini- reunion to allow family members who live in three localities the opportunity to get together. The home worked very well for 5 adults and 3 children. The very large and recently mowed lawn allowed for baseball games, learning to ride a bike and wading in the creek. The three young boys had a great time. Though easily accessible on a very well maintained gravel road, we were comfortable allowing our dog to spend time unsupervised in the yard because of the very infrequent traffic.
The kitchen and main living and dining area allowed plenty of space to both eat and socialize. All needed kitchen equipment was readily available. Cooking for a large group presented no special challenges. Both a propane and charcoal grill were in the back and worked well.
My wife and I arrived a day early and were hammered by a steady stream of thunderstorms that blanketed the area. We did lose power, but had just sat down for dinner. Unlike at home, we did not have to listen to a steady stream of generators. We found candles and flashlights, opened the windows and doors to watch the show. After turning in, the sounds of the rain and the creek serenaded us to sleep. Being in the mountains made for a cool, delightful night. I did call the owner who reported the outage on- line to Appalachian Power. They tried to restore the power unsuccessfully that night, but returned and had all working by noon the next day.
As we drove away, my wife said, "We need to come back!"