Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Not what we hoped for
While the cabin had a beautiful setting by the creek, it was not entirely what we were looking for. It was located on a family farm. The owners were friendly (we met them); however, it felt as if they might show up at any moment since we were on their property. The cabin is very basic - it was not exactly homey or comfortable for us. Coffee maker did not work, which was a disappointment during our stay. Farm dogs wandered around on the porch and would walk inside if we had the door open to listen to the creek. Overall, the setting of this cabin was a 10/10, but the fact that it was so close to the owners made us feel a little intrusive and did not give a sense of privacy. The experience felt a little too personal for renters of the property looking for a getaway.
So sorry that you felt that the Creek House did not afford privacy for you. The Creek House is on our farm, but our house and the Creek House are not within sight or hearing distance of each other. We make it a point not to intrude upon our guests unless asked a question or for help with something. Since you neither asked us any questions nor requested anything, we did not intrude upon your privacy.
There are pictures of all the rooms and furnishings in the Creek House on the HomeAway/VRBO website. I would have thought that you would have looked at those before you decided to request a reservation. And I have to tell you that literally hundreds of people have stayed at our Creek House and were quite pleased with the furnishings and amenities.
As for the coffee maker not working; the people who came after you didn't seem to have a problem with it or at least they never mentioned it to us. So, I checked it and sure enough it brewed two very good cups of coffee for me. I can only assume that you didn't know how to operate it and were perhaps too embarrassed to ask us to show you.
The dogs did seem to be a problem for you, so we are installing a gate that will keep them off the porch.
The Creek House is a great place to relax and unwind. It provides a time and place to do the things that make you happy and rested. It combines privacy with ease of access. I'm just sorry that you couldn't seem to take advantage of all this. Perhaps you would like to come back and try it again some day.
Great location for Folk School attendees.
Fortunately, our focus was the Folk School, not the accommodations, which lacked charm, adequate lighting, and a clean floor. Communication was difficult because only method, after initial emails, was face-to-face due to poor cell phone reception in the area and property manager's lack of voice mail. Never received a response to my email saying where I returned the key, nor refund of my damage deposit.
It was beautiful with the river right in front of the cabin.
We enjoyed the peace & quiet and the sound of the river while relaxing on the front porch or in the hot tub.
Clean, spacious, and quiet area. Great place to recharge your batteries from life. In the hot tub looking at the stars, listening to the creek or sitting in the rocking chairs drinking coffee watching the butterflies. Highly recommend.
Best Birthday ever!
This was my first visit to the Great Smoky Mountains. The location of Creek House was perfect. Serene, peaceful, secluded. I loved being able to see and hear the flowing, calming water. I am from Los Angeles, and this was quite an experience for me. Being at one with God's nature made for the best birthday in all of my 62 years. The Hyatts, were very nice and hospitable. We actually got lost, and ended up on their door step. They were very gracious hosts. I can't wait until my next visit. Oh, and I failed to mention that the price was right!!!
Thank you so much,
Great place to stay,
Wonderful host, Great place with river in front of cabin, fishing, swim ) but only if you can , it can be rough. No WiFi so it’s great for those who want to unwind from the world, We loved it .and you will too!!