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"The house was perfect for myself, my husband, the two 14 year old boys, our 17 year old and our boxer dog. It had everything you could need at a lake- except cell service. The house has a great lay-out and was just what we needed. We spent tons of time in the kayaks fishing and enjoyed the hammock. The gated community is a great place for long walks and peace and quiet. We felt safe and relaxed while there. It is close to a nice little cafe that has cell service and yummy food. It was easy to go whitewater rafting on the Nantahala river as the launch site was only 20 minutes away. It was absolutely wonderful.
The reason that I rated this property as good and not excellent is that it doesn't have cell service which makes it difficult to reach family members if they go somewhere without you. Be sure to purchase a long distance card before you get there. I also would not recommend stopping in Andrews for anything. Go on to Murphy. While we were in Andrews, we saw a woman get hit by her boyfriend and the locals ignored it like it was normal, several drug deals, and cars doing donuts in the local grocery store parking lot- all before 9 pm."
Guest: Laura T.Date of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: May 29, 2015
"We stayed a full week at Fireman's Dream in mid-July. We have a 2 year-old, a 9 month-old and 2 Labrador Retrievers and we were all accommodated nicely in this wonderful home just outside of Franklin. The layout of the cabin gave all of us the space we needed; we never felt crowded. We spent most of our time outside the cabin on the huge enclosed porch. Each end of the porch has a secure gate that kept our kids and dogs from wandering down the stairs which I really appreciated.
The home is beautifully decorated and very clean, and has all the amenities you'd need to prepare a big meal in the kitchen. We enjoyed having access to Netflix on the SmartTV in the living room. We didn't try the other TVs. The playspace in the basement was also nice for our kids. We used the washer and dryer regularly so that was also a great bonus. I do wish there was a dishwasher, but it wasn't a big deal.
Having kid gear on site was a major reason we chose to stay here. We used the pack and play, crib, highchair, swing set, 2 baby gates and many of the toys and books. It was so helpful to have these things in the cabin so we had a lighter load to pack. The first pack and play that we tried for our 9 month-old had a broken side, unfortunately, and needs to be replaced/removed. However, there was a great, sturdy wooden crib (size of a porta-crib or pack and play) that worked wonderfully. The tray on the high chair didn't seem to fit securely to the high chair, so that was a bit of a concern. The swing set is old; the see-saw swing is broken and 1 side is weighted down with a big rock. The swings were in good shape but we didn't use the slide. Theses weren't huge problems for us since most of our trip was spent away from the cabin exploring the area, but considerations for other families to take in to account.
The cabin is about a 25 minute drive from downtown Franklin and/or the nearest grocery store. The drive isn't too twisty and the driveway, while steep, was easily accessed. The drive is also beautifully scenic.
Our favorite moments at the cabin were spent sitting on the porch in the evenings playing games and shrieking when bats flew by! We also watched a storm roll in over the mountain across the valley, which was a beautiful sight.
I'd recommend this cabin to families with dogs looking for a central location to explore the Nantahala National Forest. It met and exceeded our needs!"
Guest: mcherndoDate of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 30, 2015
"We are retired and wanted all the comforts of a home, and this is it. Located in a valley surrounded by trees, very private and great views. There is a covered wrap-around porch and an open deck overlooking Persimmon Creek. A large kitchen with plenty of cabinets, a separate dining area with patio doors leading to the porch, a wood-burning fireplace, two large bedrooms with an ensuite in the Master and glass door leading to the porch. The laundry is in the other bathroom and all appliances are quiet. A large water heater so plenty of hot water all the time. Wall to wall carpet except kitchen and bathrooms.We are coming back next year for sure. Would highly recommend to anyone."
Guest: Janet L.Date of Stay: February 2015Review Submitted: March 1, 2015
"My husband and I rented Maplewood for 5 of us to stay in for the week of our son's wedding. (Our grand dog joined us towards the end of the week.) The house was so comfortable that we felt like we were at home. We loved the porch and started and ended many of our days there. It's like you are in a tree house up in the high branches of the surrounding trees. I enjoyed cooking several nights in the well equipped Kitchen. The weather was lovely and we had windows and doors open to enjoy the breeze. We love Highlands and Maplewood and can't wait to return."
Guest: A new mother-in-lawDate of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: September 3, 2015