|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
You will find Apple House located in Waynesville ( Mauney Cove Area) and only 5 minutes from Maggie Valley. As you enter the driveway of this charming country home the first thing you will notice is the large flat yard, with a gentle stream running through the front. This is the perfect place for family cookouts and a game or two of football. There are plenty of parking spaces for everyone.
As you enter into the kitchen and dining area, you will discover a fully equipped kitchen and a large dining table where the entire family can sit down and enjoy their meals. The center point of the living room is the freestanding wood stove, perfect for keeping everyone toasty on those cool evenings. There are many board games to keep everyone entertained. The master bedroom has a king bed and its own private bath.
Upstairs you will discover the second bedroom with a Queen bed and its own private deck. The third bedroom has two twin beds perfect for the little ones.
Bring the family and enjoy Apple House year after year.
We rented the house for the Thanksgiving week. We had planned on cooking our Thanksgiving meal at the house. Upon arrival the first thing we saw upon entering the house were LadyBugs all over the kitchen counter. House was chilly and temperature was dropping so we turned all the baseboard heaters on. Dishes in the cabinets were dirty. Pot, pans and cookie sheets looked like thrift store rejects. Coffee maker had mold growing in it. To make the best of the situation we ended up at Big Lots and purchase a frying pan, cookie sheet and coffee maker.
Wood burning stove was out of commission due to a leaky flue.(We were aware of this before we arrived.)
Temperature inside kept dropping. Pulled out some blankets from the closet and we astounded to find thrift store: old, tattered and torn blankets.
Baseboard heaters downstairs were inadequate. By morning the bottom floor was in the upper 40's. No water in the house. Pipes were frozen. Called property manager. He contacted the maintenance man. The maintenance man, very understanding, brought an additional baseboard style heater to help with the insufficient heat. He also had to torch the pipes outside to get the water flowing. This all took over 3 hours from the time we called.
Television was from the 1990s. Cable only worked in the main room. Internet was the only thing that worked as advertised.
Very disappointed by this rental.
Property manager and maintenance man were the only thing that made the stay bearable.
We would have moved to another house but everything I checked in the area was already booked or unavailable for the Thanksgiving week.
After seeing the condition of the kitchen and blankets it seems apparent the owner did not care about her guests. Very poor customer service!
I was a little concerned when we first arrived and saw that there was no air conditioning, but we opened the windows and turned on the fans and didn't need any other type of air. This was the first of June and the temperature got into the mid 80's; I don't know how it would be during July or August or a heat wave. Our mattress was very comfortable and so were all the others that I tried. The living room carpet was clean and thick and great to lie down on to watch TV. The house is just off the road, but with all the trees and shade felt much more isolated. You can be at Maggie Valley, Waynesville or Lake Junaluska in ten minutes or less. There's a king-size bed downstairs, but you might find the bathroom with shower a tight squeeze. There's a bedroom upstairs with a queen bed and balcony and twin beds in the other with a full bath with tub in between. The kitchen is fully furnished, but if you're planning on doing a lot of cooking you might want to bring some of your own skillets because I just didn't like the ones provided and bought my own. There's a grill on the one porch but we didn't use it. You can hear the creek at the road from the porch and is a great place the rest in your lawn chair in the evening. The front porch is shady in the earlier part of the day when the front porch is sunny. The TVs could use updating, but there's so much to do around the area you won't be watching it anyway. I wish we'd have brought some bird seed for the bird feeder to see what we could attract. There were rabbits who greeted us every morning. I'd like to come back in the winter or fall sometime so we could use the wood stove in the living room. The washer and dryer are better than ours at home. It might have been a little crowded if we'd had people with us in the other bedrooms, but overall it was a very quiet, peaceful and clean place that makes you feel at home. There were even notes from the owner's grandchildren here and there. They have lots of board games if you like those and family friendly VHS and DVDs. They do need to update their basket of brochures. If you have mobility issues, then do be aware that there's around 4-5 steps to get in the place. If you have some sort of odd aversion to apples, then you won't like the decor throughout the house, but that's why they call it the apple house. We will come back again; it's a great place to use as a base to explore the area or just to stay there and relax.
We had had an exhausting 9 hour drive up to the cabin and it was very easy to find. it was great that one of the managers I talk to had pacifically told me to be careful on the streets because of the icy roads I do appreciate that. The cabin was absolutely lovely and it was a great get away from all the hustle and bustle it wasn't far from the ski resort. And it had slides for the children to play with, we went over to Blue Ridge Parkway and they had a hill and the kids went sledding two days straight. I would definitely recommend this cabin for anybody wants to get away or even with family. Just a side note if you're staying up there in the winter make sure to leave one of the taps on because the pipes will freeze.