"What a wonderful cabin! We rented the Buffalo Bungalo to celebrate my 50th birthday. The moment we arrived we were greeted with personal touches that made us feel welcome and excited about our week -- including a cute birthday cupcake garden flag near the driveway, a birthday message hanging on the cabin wall, and a basket filled with s'mores ingredients.
The cabin is ideally designed for a relaxing and romantic couples retreat. Every detail is considered. The wrap-around deck was perfect for enjoying morning coffee, reading a good book, and romantic dinners. There is even room for dancing! (LOL - We waltzed by candlelight on my birthday.) The fire pit was a fun place to "rough it" one evening for dinner. We roasted hot dogs on a stick, made s'mores, sang old camp songs, and stayed out until the neighboring cows came home. And, like others, nearly every night we enjoyed the hot tub.
If you choose to stay in, the pool table is a lot of fun -- especially because there is not quite enough room for serious pool playing and we are lousy at pool. We also enjoyed the sauna and massage table (including instructions and massage lotion). The shower for two is beautiful -- and we are glad we brought our water shoes.
We were delighted that the cabin is doggie-friendly. We brought our two Bichon Frises who enjoyed walking the trails. We were frequently visited by Cody, a beautiful and friendly golden retriever, who quickly made friends with our Sami & Charlie.
We loved visiting with the owners who are more than generous. We joined them for buffalo feeding a few times and walked up to feed the goats, miniature horses, llamas, and rabbits. Being train lovers, we quickly made a connection (and can't wait to see the future caboose rentals).
The cabin is perfectly located for visiting the area. We explored Asheville, hiked in the Smoky Mountains, visited the Museum of the Cherokee, and enjoyed the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Museum. We didn't have time to take the train ride this trip but will be back.
If we could recommend anything, it would be a vegetable peeler for the kitchen and maybe some additional lighting in the living room. At first, we were intimidated by the steep gravel road to the cabin. But, quickly learned to navigate it -- and it was well worth the climb.
Thank you for sharing your home -- My 50th birthday was perfect! We hope to return to the Bungalow for another romantic getaway."
Date of Stay: August 2015
Review Submitted: August 16, 2015