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"We were looking for a nice quiet place in the mountains to stay for a weekend getaway, and this Cabin surpassed that requirement. It was larger than what we needed but it was very warm and cozy. We would definitely go back and bring a few friends with us.
The owners provided all we needed, all we had to bring was our food and clothing. The hot tub was great, and I like the owners approach of you fill it yourself. It's more sanitary that way for the visitors.
We travelled through the Dragons tail, Cherokee, and Gatlinburg.
I will echo the comments about access to the cabin. It is quite a steep hill to get to it, but we managed in a Toyota Prius. Glad we went the weekend when we did, because I believe they had snow the next weekend.
The owners take great pride in their property, and provide excellent detailed instructions on how to operate things in the cabin, such as the hot tub, fireplaces, stereo, etc.. That was awesome and very helpful. They were very easy to work with and very responsive.
The owners had food (dried corn cobs and bird seed) available for the squirrels and birds. It was great to put the food in the provided feeders and watch them come eat.
Overall, we had a great stay and would recommend it to others."
Guest: Ronnie A.Date of Stay: October 2014Review Submitted: December 4, 2014
"My family stayed at Laurel Creek Cabin last week, and took advantage of the endless outdoor activities. We swam every day in Lake Fontana, which was incredibly refreshing! Rented a pontoon boat to explore the lake one day, went rafting down the Nantahala, SUP, and mountain-biking at Tsali. The kids even caught us dinner one night (at a nearby trout pond)... Talk about excited! we grilled it on the big screened in porch, and enjoyed it around the outdoor table. Definitely will be back, thank you for sharing your place!"
Guest: BeachMamaDate of Stay: July 2014Review Submitted: August 5, 2014
"Debbie and Roy have a great place to escape, relax and re-energize! We stayed in this cozy little cabin for a 5 day time period in July. You cannot ask for better hosts. They come down to check on you and make sure all is good but are not intrusive at all. They can recommend places to go, things to see or do, places to eat and even bring by extra firewood to keep you enjoying the outdoors after dark. We brought our bike and rode many of the great roads in the area. There is no cell signal but we were working with Roy on the WIFI when we left and were able to access it with a laptop from the outside picnic table and right by the main door. This is a great place to get away from it all and really relax and enjoy this beautiful section of North Carolina. The cabin is cozy and works well for a couple. Couldn't ask for a better vacation getaway."
Guest: Barb R.Date of Stay: July 2014Review Submitted: August 4, 2014
"This was definitely an adventure. Our family of four (two ten year old girls) spent a week enjoying the serenity of being surrounded by the Smoky Mountains (in front of you) and the Nantahala National Forest behind us. Steve gave us a brief intro on how to use the technology in the house (it took maybe 30 minutes, and you do need to pay attention). After that, we were truly off the grid.
The water was amazing. It was easy to see 10-15 down into the lake and fun to watch our daughters neon suits almost glow. Most of our days were spent tubing behind the pontoon boat (not fast, but fun) and casting a line in the water. We boated to different locations around the park and spent time hiking in the Park, rarely seeing other boaters. We hit the rope swing down the river on a daily basis and enjoyed flinging ourselves out into the water. We caught numerous fish from the dock and ate them right away. We didn't get to fish out on the lake with Bobby, but we enjoyed his visits and his fishing advice from the house. And, the light pole he helped us erect for night fishing was a huge pastime. The TV was available, but rarely on.
Like others, we ate every meal at the house -- which was a treat for us. Do NOT rely on the marinas for food or groceries. You do need to plan ahead with your supplies, but the kitchen was well-stocked. We loved eating dinner on the decking next to the house and watching the hummingbirds and scouting for bald eagles. It helped us that we had someone join us mid-week who brought additional food so we didn't have to leave the house for groceries.
We rarely ran the electricity during the day and found the breeze to be pleasant enough to not need the AC provided, or the heat (we were starting to get chilly one night, which was a blessing). The bedding and towels provided were good quality and there were plenty of them. You are showering in lake water but it was clean and Steve provided plenty of drinking water and replenished extra ice throughout the week. The cell phone connection, as indicated, worked best in the lake but also worked at certain sweet spots on the deck and at night.
We are strong swimmers. I wouldn't recommend this house for anyone who isn't very comfortable on the water. The house was stable and you barely felt it rocking in the gentle waves (which were mostly from the very few boats that went by). You do need to plan ahead to bring what you need and appreciate what you have. It was a true respite from reality."
Guest: Ann C.Date of Stay: July 2014Review Submitted: August 13, 2014