"When you book a cabin in a remote part of the country, you really have no idea what you are getting. I will try my best to describe the experience, as this cabin is really a special get-a-way spot that should not be missed.
Firstly, the location is remote and it is not. Yes, it is located 1 mile down a narrow (paved) wooded road with few neighbors and a great deal of wildlife, but once back on Rt 1, there are unique restaurants, taverns, vistas and hiking trails just minutes away. The road down to the cabin is narrow, paved and a bit uneven, but I made it down in a Mercedes SL, so anything short of an exotic supercar should be fine. The cabin is really easy to find and the directions provided are excellent.
You make the turn into the property onto a loose pebble drive that fits the woodsy landscape perfectly. The cabin sits atop a small hill separated from the main road by a wooden bridge. Once you arrive, it takes a moment to notice all the subtle touches that the owners have blended into the natural landscape: there is a fountain above the drive that fills the front of the house with the sounds of water; there are hidden seating areas tucked throughout the property, and several porches each with a different view and feel.
The house is perfectly done. Simple, tasteful and thoughtful. The decor is warm, but not busy and the abundance of windows allows the forest to be part of the experience even when you are inside. The abundance of windows also makes the small cabin bright and airy and seem much bigger. My favorite view is from the bedroom which has three large windows and a commanding view of the glen below.
The kitchen has everything you need, including a great Viking stove and oven that works very well. The owners have supplied everything you would need to prepare meals. All you need to bring is the food. If cooking is not you thing, there are really great restaurants just a few minutes up the road that will provide breakfast, lunch and dinner. The main bathroom is large and modern with two sinks, a large shower/tub and terrific water pressure. There is a second 1/2 bath in the bedroom, as well. The bed is very comfortable.
Each evening, my wife and I found ourselves on the bedroom porch sipping tea. This little veranda faces the forest and hillside and is absolutely silent as the sunlight disappears. This really captures the our stay to me.
We were only there two nights, but I am already planning our return!"
Guest: William W.
Date of Stay: May 2015
Review Submitted: May 27, 2015