Cabin, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (bed space for 11)
Joyce and David Sims
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Our family stayed in this cabin for a weekend family wedding. It was ideal lots of space and each had their own bedrooms and beds.
We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay. We do not understand a one star rating, however. What could have been corrected to make your stay better?
Bench & Bar review
We enjoyed staying at the Bench & Bar. The cabin was very nice and enjoyed sitting out on the front porch drinking coffee. The only suggestions I would make are the following: 1) add new tips to the cue sticks; 2) provide bigger bars of soap; the bars of soap are so small that you can barely get one use out of them and with 2 adults per bathroom, the second person taking a shower had to use bits and pieces; 3) provide shampoo and condition since this is usually supplied by a hotel and or other VRBO’s at which we have stayed. Other than these items, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would stay again if in this area.
We are happy that you enjoyed your visit to the Bench and Bar as have most renters. It is evident in the reviews we receive. I would like to address the concerns of this review. The tips to the pool cues had been ordered prior to your visit and had not arrived. It is not feasible to furnish large bars of soap which will be used at most probably twice and then would be thrown away. We do not understand why the second person bathing would have to use bits and pieces of soap since there are two bars in each bathroom. We use them, as do all other renters, and neither we nor them have ever had the problem stated. We would have to raise the price of a stay at our home if we furnished toiletries to every guest. Our price is reasonable at present and we want it to remain so. In past years no other guest has ever requested them or suggested that we furnish them
Great get away
This was a wonderful cabin that met all of our families needs. It was like being at home the moment we walked in the door and truly had every thing we needed.
We had a wonderful weekend at the cabin. There was plenty of space for everyone. A beautiful view from the awesome deck with comfortable rocking chairs and lounge chairs. We loved that every bedroom had it’s own bathroom. The cabin is located in a beautiful wooded, quiet area, but close enough to Helen for shopping, eating etc. We also enjoyed the awesome waterfalls which were very close to the cabin.
We will be back!
Amazing mountain getaway
We visited Helen, GA and stayed at the Bench & Bar with three other couples to celebrate my wife's birthday. It couldn't have worked out better. The house is amazing. Beautiful mountain views and tons of space. The layout is perfect - each couple had their own bedroom/bathroom. The kitchen was fully stocked with everything we needed to prepare meals all weekend. The location was convenient to Helen, and some other attractions nearby. Definitely check out the waterfall hikes in the area and the ropes course adventure park right down the road.
The property owners are very responsive and have really set up an ideal spot for families/groups. Thanks so much for helping make my wife's birthday a memorable one!
Convenient to everywhere!
House was nice, clean and stocked with extra supply cabinets and closets. Loved the layout of the house! Pictures don’t do the layout justice. Driveway is big but does not give much room to turn around. You had to walk up long gravel stairs to get to the house. Then there was 18 steps from the downstairs bedrooms to the kitchen.
Communication was good. More accurate information regarding the property on the app would be helpful. When booking it said 4pm checkin and 11am check out. On the VRBO app it said 3pm checkin and 10am check out. Early check in was unavailable but we were given late checkout at 2pm.
There were cameras outside the house. One on the corner of the house pointing at the driveway and one on the back porch. Big posted signs in the windows about 24hr surveillance. The back camera was pointed at the ground, but the backyard does not lead to anything but a hill. You don’t want to feel like you are being watched when you are on vacation.
The Bench & Bar is located close to Neverland Farms (12 miles or a 19 minute drive), Kellum Valley Farm (9 miles or a 15 minute drive) and Densmore Farm (18 miles or a 30 minute drive) all of which are very popular venues for weddings. Also, several local wineries are within a 20-30 minute drive.