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"My husband and I stayed for a 4 day weekend and really enjoyed ourselves.
We cooked every meal while there, and ate them all on the deck. The deck has a lovely view, outdoor speakers, and plenty of space. We had amazing weather so we were lucky enough to spend the majority of our time outside.
Basically everything we needed in the kitchen was provided. The kitchen is small and a bit cramped while cooking, but 1 person can fit in there to cook. That's all we needed! Plus there's a dishwasher so that is very helpful! We used the grill on the deck to make a couple meals and that is quite handy. There were very few nearby choices for dining out, but we expected that and brought groceries. The trip to Marion is long due to winding roads (not mileage), but its not too bad if needed or wanted (we went for delicious ice cream!).
Access to the Parkway is quite close. We hiked at Craggie Gardens, Crabtree Falls, and Linville Falls, all off the Parkway. All were not too far for day trips and all are awesome. We also went to Roaring Fork Falls near the cabin and its lovely and secluded.
The neighbors ARE close. I assume this is often not an issue, as you can't really SEE them...but during our stay the neighbors were partying constantly and incredibly loud. This was a bit annoying, but not the chalet's fault in any way. It was Memorial weekend so I assume they were there to party (and possibly a rental also).
The Master bed is divine - so comfortable. We did not use the other room, but we love that we could invite friends here to join us in the future if we want. It would be fine for 4 people.
We brought our 2 dogs and they had a great time. They got to roam around outside, sleep in the sun on the deck, and go hiking with us. They were happy pups! Mainly they just came inside to sleep after exhausting days.
We did use the provided firepit and that is another great feature - we enjoyed that quite a bit.
We had absolutely no AT&T service (nowhere nearby), but the available wifi helped us be able to watch Netflix a couple times. Since we came here to get away, being a bit disconnected was lovely.
I would say that if you're looking for a small, rustic place to relax and be near hiking, this is the place for you. We'll definitely be back."
Guest: Amber C.Date of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: May 26, 2015
"We absolutely loved the cabin! Very remote which was exactly what we were looking for. The cabin had everything you could need and a great hike to the mica mine with one of the best outlooks Iv'e ever seen! Its a challenging hike but totally worth it."
Guest: MelDate of Stay: September 2015Review Submitted: September 23, 2015
"This is the second time that our prayer group has rented the Davis Family Lodge. We love the large table where we share our meals, and the variety of living spaces available. Folks can spread out to read, watch TV or play games. The kitchen is extremely well stocked and having linens provided is also a great plus. The hot tub is a great way to wind down after an afternoon of hiking. Bill and Cindy are lovely to work with and very helpful!! I would definitely recommend this home for a large group retreat or a large family!!"
Guest: MarshaDate of Stay: October 2015Review Submitted: October 6, 2015
"We had the good luck to find the cabin available for a holiday weekend. This was our second visit, and the river, which is what we love about this place, was a different animal. Very peaceful and quiet, perfect for the kids and our pup to play, swim and explore, we all had a most relaxing visit. As before, the cabin was clean as a whistle, with everything we needed. Thanks Joe and Marilyn!"
Guest: deeceeDate of Stay: September 2015Review Submitted: September 30, 2015