Evolve Vacation Rental
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We had a really great time. Beautiful cabin and property. Loved the views. Very relaxing. There were plenty of heat sources and Keurig coffee was provided.
The good, the bad, and the ugly
We loved the location of the cabin -- a private, scenic, secluded place to get away from the world. The amenities in the cabin, and some of the basic needs, however, were lacking. The only working source of heat came from a wood burning stove for which pine rounds had been provided, but not split for direct use in the stove. Although there were space heaters in several rooms, the ones in both upstairs bedrooms did not work. In order to have functioning heat, therefore, the fire had to be tended 24/7. Also, the second day we were in the cabin, the water stopped running which required us to drive toward town for cell service to contact the owner who talked us through how to hook it up again. The cabin had an 18" TV, very outdated/worn couches, and no extra cooking materials, for example a coffee maker, but no coffee. The tap water had a distinct, unpleasant sulfur smell.
Kent, thank you for your review. This homeowner has asked us to pass along the following response:
"Our parents built this cabin from the ground up and now we have opened up the cabin, hoping to share the best of the Pacific Northwest and Conconully. There is multiple heat sources, hot water, new queen beds, clean sheets, linens, towels, pillows, electric stove, new toaster, plenty of glasses and dishes, an amazing setting away from people, fresh air, snow, card games, and on and on the list could go.
The wood stove is not the only source of heat. In the living room, there is baseboard heat. There was also a wall heater in the kitchen and one wall heater in the bathroom. It is good to know, however, that the space heaters upstairs did not work. We will address that issue immediately.
The wood for the fireplace was split and ready to go. The intended wood is across the parking lot sitting on an apple bin. There was plenty of split wood for the weekend. We stack the split wood away from the cabin due to fire danger in the county. Although, we should make it more obvious for our guests.
The cabin is on a private well and not on city water so on occasion power can go off and affect the water supply. We made sure we were available to you in case something came up and offered to come up and reset the pump.
On our online listing, we specifically say there is no cell phone coverage. Most of our guests like to get away from all of the technology and we call our cabin a “cell-free zone”. The same concept applies to the TV. We want our guests to focus on family and each other. Play games, hike, fish, hunt, talk, etc.
The couches may be of an outdated style but they have no rips, holes, cigarette burns, stains. They are exactly as pictured on our online listing, which all renters can view prior to booking.
We do have a coffee pot and also a waffle maker. But we do not supply the coffee or waffle mix. Our listing states that the guests are to provide their own supplies. We intentionally do not supply coffee as it is one of those specialty items that everyone has their favorite blend.
The sulfur smell is something that we have worked on. We contacted the hot water tank manufacturer this past summer about this. We made some changes, which did reduce the odor by 95-99%. We will continue to work on that water sulfur smell since the recommended fix did not remove 100% of the smell."
Best, the Homeowners and the Evolve Team
Rustic and rural.
It was awesome as a place to stay, but somehow two vehicles got flats. One vehicle had two tires on the same side and the other vehicle had a flat on driver side rear.
Could be an inconvenient coincidence, but that bridge should be examined.