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Affordable rental with turkeys but limited kitchen
"Four of us stayed with 2 medium dogs in May 2015. They loved the yard and porch and so did we! We grilled a few times and enjoyed the outdoors. The turkeys made multiple daily appearances! We didn't get to see any bears but that we just fine with us! The beds were very comfortable and we all slept well on them. There were sufficient linens and towels for everyone in our group which was very thoughtful by the host. The view is OK, you can see mountains in the distance but there are lots of more run down properties nearby that you also see, as mentioned by other reviewers. As long as you're aware of this going in, I think the price matches this. The owners are very sweet and dropped by once to make sure we were enjoying everything.
For four people, the family room was a little small (furniture is quite oversized for the small family room which limits sitting space), but the TV and set up is otherwise good. There was not enough room for everyone to sit on the couches so one person had to take the rocking chair. The wallpaper in the bathroom was peeling off the walls and needs to be replaced.
Despite all this, the only reason I took off one star was that the kitchen could have been better stocked. We stay in vacation rentals so that we can cook for some meals to save money during our vacations, as I imagine many of you do. Unfortunately, there were only cheap paring knives to use so that was a little tough to chop up our food! No tongs that we could find for the grill so my husband used a fork to get meat off the grill and singed his hand. Also there was one wine glass. So three of us ended up sipping wine out of juice glasses, which was fine, but didn't feel very classy. :-P It is a TINY kitchen with very limited workspace. If you don't care about cooking in a vacation rental this review probably doesn't apply to you, and I honestly feel bad about taking off a star, but it was quite challenging cooking our meals.
The Biltmore was only 15 min away which was definitely worth the trip! We went down to Chimney Rock park one day and the view was incredible. We also went hiking in Pisgah National Forest-- I highly recommend going to Catawba Falls! It was about a 30 min drive northeast of the cabin. In downtown Asheville (about a 15 min drive) we ate at The Market Place, which was excellent!
Overall, I would definitely recommend because of the great value for the stay! But just be aware of the limits of the kitchen."
Guest: Lauren S.Date of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: May 13, 2015
"Fantastic Cabin! Clean, warm, and welcoming! My wife and I enjoyed our stay very much and look forward to coming back in different seasons! Spent some time exploring the area and loved Grandfather Mountain!
Cabin had everything needed! Perfect."
Guest: Andrew S.Date of Stay: December 2014Review Submitted: January 6, 2015
"We had a wonderful stay there! Kept us warm and cozy with all at-home conveniences. A real pleasure to come to in the evenings after spending our days sight-seeing from Asheville to Cherokee to Gatlinburg. I loved that the cottage was out of the hustle and bustle, quietly situated with easy access to the interstate and stores for everyday needs. It literally was less than 10min to downtown Asheville!"
Guest: Dana R Date of Stay: December 2014Review Submitted: January 9, 2015
"My girlfriend and I needed a weekend away and were excited when we found this gem. Susan was so helpful in accomodating us with just a couple days notice. The place was exactly what we were looking for. It is secluded, yet a quick drive from downtown Asheville. The place is well stocked, pet friendly, and have great views from the back deck. We look forward to coming back soon!"
Guest: Thomas S.Date of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: April 7, 2015