"My husband & I just returned from our 3rd stay at Camp Davis. Each time we go we can't wait to get there & hate having to leave. The views of Great Smoky Mtns Natl Park and the Blue Ridge Pkwy are beyond spectacular...photos don't do them justice...& the home is the perfect combination of rustic & lux. The artwork is beautiful, beds & furniture are comfy, the linens high quality, the kitchen is well furnished with newer appliances/dishes/pots/pans/ice maker and there is satellite tv/DVD w/surround sound/VCR, as well as wifi and a landline phone. Our cell carrier is ATT & we've never been able to get cell svc at Camp Davis so the addition of the landline & wifi this time were greatly appreciated! Some suggestions for first-timers: the drive up the mountain is an adventure itself & part of the fun, but it's steep, winding, narrow...there are switchbacks, steep drop-offs, "moguls," & in the fall the leaves completely cover the road in places. It's best to have a 4wd or high-clearance vehicle & just take it slow. It takes us anywhere from 20-30 minutes to get to the house once we turn off the main road & I would highly advise first-timers to get there before dark. It's not an easy or quick in & out situation, so for those wanting to constantly be on the go & close to lots of "attractions," this probably isn't the place for you. You'll want to bring all your groceries, including spices, plastic/foil wrap, ziplocks, containers for leftovers, etc., with you, as well as paper towels & tp. We come to Camp Davis to escape the rat race, to enjoy the amazing views, the peace & quiet, to stargaze at night, to hike & to reconnect with nature & each other. This time the weather was all over the chart...warm sunny days, rainy days, days we were in the clouds & a winter storm that dropped 3-4 inches of snow at Camp Davis & 22 inches on Mt. LeConte. It was beautiful beyond words & we were thankful that the power stayed on! Camp Davis is our definition of Heaven at 5,000+ ft elev. & we love EVERYTHING about it, starting with making our reservations thru Rachael Carter, who is wonderful to deal with...the epitome of friendliness & southern hospitality. Thank you for everything, Rachael, and to Mr. Davis for sharing his magical mountain hideaway with us once again. All the best to you both!!!"
Guest: Mrs. LaVon E.
Date of Stay: October 2014
Review Submitted: November 8, 2014