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  • Very relaxing once settled

    "As long as your not pulling a boat the place is great. If your towing a boat or trailor good luck and watch out for the trees. The swimming area was a big hit with my nine year old daughter, I don't think she ever noticed the eighty something steps from the back porch to the water."
    Guest: Randell L. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 29, 2014
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  • Excellent accomodations, superb facilities, great views

    "Our stay at the Crutchfield's lakehouse was nothing short of spectacular. We had family and friends going and coming all week, and everyone had nothing but positive things to say about this place. Going around Smith Lake, you immediately notice that many homes are high up on bluffs or steep hills and require long walks up and down stairs to access the water. This home has a nice, gently sloping lawn right down to the dock. Speaking of the dock, there is a generously sized swim platform with 2 wooden rocking chairs and a wooden bench swing, plus a table and 4 chairs. If you don't have a boat, it's a great spot for hanging out by the water, UNLESS it's a major summer holiday in which case swimming is just plain dangerous (see pros/cons). I just thought I'd list some pros and cons of this property. Pros: -Great lawn, wonderful view of lake from 3 of the 7 bedrooms, each with its own balcony. -Spacious kitchen with large table -Pool table, sound system, large TVs with satellite -Swim deck -Ice machine -Huge back deck, again with an awesome view -Tons of parking room for vehicles and boat trailer -Comfortable sleeping arrangements Cons: -Located on a main point of the lake. When the lake is busy, boat traffic comes much closer than is courteous or safe and the wakes rock the dock violently. This only happened on Labor Day, the rest of the week was calm. If you want to do a lot of swimming with small children on a summer holiday, a property located in a protected cove may be more suitable but might not offer the great view. -Owner's boat/jet skis are dry docked in the slips, so be sure to bring plenty of dock bumpers if you bring or plant to rent a boat. It's not ideal for using your own boat if you don't want it rubbing during your stay. High boat traffic days would intensify potential for damage. -Single oven in kitchen can make meal prep for 20 people a challenge. -6 of 7 main bedrooms require travelling a long flight of stairs. Elderly would get tired. Every property is not everything to everyone. This property maximizes common space and encourages time spent together with a large group present. Children have plenty of space to go do their thing on the basement level or in the loft in the main floor living room. I'd go again in a heartbeat. Last, but not least, Mrs. Crutchfield is a pleasure to deal with. She's very responsive by e-mail and text. Thanks for the hospitality and hopefully we'll be back!"
    Guest: Sam H. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 9, 2014
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  • Our favorite place on Smith Lake

    "This is the most wonderful house on absolutely the perfect spot on Smith Lake! The house is spacious and affords privacy to multiple families while providing great gathering areas for meals and good old-fashioned visiting. The kitchen easily accommodated three or four of us at a time prepping and cooking delicious meals. And the jewel of the house has to be the screened porch where we spent every morning with our coffee. The dock is an easy walk down a few steps and also accommodated our group very well. The location on the lake is absolutely the best for great skiing and wake boarding. Wonderful quiet water gave us many hours of enjoyable paddle boarding and floating. We will return!"
    Guest: Susan Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 11, 2014
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  • Great fun and beautiful lake home

    "We had a wonderful time at rock creek cottage. The house was so nice, plenty of room. The kitchen was fully stocked. We had friends and family in and out all weekend and everyone loved it. We also have two lab mixes that may have loved it even more than us if that's possible.They swam and swam. That was a good thing for us because at the end of the day a tired dog is a good dog!! As I mentioned we had friends and family there and at one time we had 14 people and there was more than enough space, also the views from the upper deck and screened in porch were amazing. We highly recommend this beautiful lake home and we will definitely be back."
    Guest: Ck Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 2, 2014
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