"I rented this cabin to get my 16-year-old daughter away from our home environment for a little while. She has been in a deep suicidal, depressive state for two years, and she has suffered off and on with it since she was eight years old. I was hoping a stay at this dream cabin would do her some good, but it did so much more than that. My daughter came alive as I have not seen her in years! She smiled a lot, she talked, and she expressed her feelings, and she looked at me, as if she were seeing me for the very first time and then gave me a huge hug! And I know it is due to the magnificence of this beautiful cabin, the peaceful surroundings, the sounds of nature, and watching and listening to the creek rushing by right behind the cabin. It was wonderful sitting on the screened in porch, covered up, and drinking hot chocolate. We roasted marshmallows in the firepit and made smores and just talked to each other. We built fires in the fireplace, watched movies, and sat in the hot tub. My daughter was surprised to find that the upstairs main bedroom had patio doors that led out to a patio with a view of the creek. We hardly ever left the cabin because everything (and I mean EVERYTHING) is there that you could possibly want and need, except food. And Helen is more like 17 to 20 miles, according to my calculations. My favorite memory will be the morning I was sitting on the couch, and I looked up and my daughter had just woken up. She was at the top of the stairs, fixing to come down, and she had a big smile on her face (that I haven't seen in over two years). I asked why she was smiling, and she lifted both arms up and said, "IT'S A GREAT BIG BEAUTIFUL DAY!" My heart and my eyes have cried tears of joy watching her. Thank you for this awesome piece of heaven! We will definitely be back!"
Guest: Shelly F.
Date of Stay: January 2015
Review Submitted: February 9, 2015