"First time visit for our 22nd anniversary & my birthday.
It blends in with it's surroundings very well (early fall) & easy to miss, lol!
Very impressive sight going up the driveway! If you don't say or think, "WOW!" then you are very difficult to impress!
One major point for future visitors - if you have Verizon as your phone carrier, be sure to take screen shots of the directions as well as the instructions to access the key, cause there is NO coverage in this area AT ALL! My maps would not work & I was not able to access the directions, so we had to call Trish to be able to get in. (Most likely AT&T coverage works well here - there are two AT&T stores in nearby Heber)
The cabin does have WI-FI, so once connected, everything was great.
Very clean & accommodating. Most everything you need in the kitchen is provided: dishes, silverware, baking pans, frying pans, wine glasses, knives, cutting boards, muffin pans, mixing bowls, blender, toaster - even tin foil, olive oil, coffee, sugar, creamer, salt & pepper. *Bring your own ice.
We read the magazines & books there, which featured Stoneflower & its architect, E. Fay Jones, which were very interesting, especially the early photographs.
It would be interesting also, if there were information about the building process - as I lie in the loft, looking out the gabled ends, I wondered HOW they managed to transport & get those huge panes of glass in place, on both ends of the cottage!?
Another question - how do the owners go about cleaning all that glass & how often? Obviously ladders are needed, but it's not a job for those who fear heights!
For those who say there needs to be more light - puhleeze - this is NOT a place that is supposed to be brightly lit! It's all about ambiance, romance & relaxing.
Re: those who say there should be more mirrors - if anyone is so vain they'd rather be looking at themselves, instead of the amazing architect, they clearly don't deserve to stay here!! (Um, bring a hand mirror if it's that important, LOL!) To hang pictures, mirrors, art, etc. on the walls would detract from the beauty of the building.
One - only one suggestion would be to bring some greenery into the cave area, as the original builders intended. The two empty shelf areas in the wall totally beg for large potted plants to be there, as well as a couple tall green plants in the upper living room corners, to draw the eyes upward (end tables) & lend to the overall ambiance. :)"
Date of Stay: September 2015
Review Submitted: October 1, 2015