"This home is probably our favorite mountain home rental and the owner, Carole, was so easy to work with. She was easy to get in touch with prior to, and during our stay. We had a group of 10adults, 1child, and a couple of large dogs. Our dogs weren't an issue and we didn't have to pay extra to have them, which most other places charge. One reviewer mentioned that it wasn't ideal for families with small children, but our 2 1/2 year old was just fine and handled the first two set of carpeted stairs well, and knew he wasn't allowed to go further up without an adult. Driveway fit our 4 medium sized cars, when tightly squeezed together, but one person chose to park across the street for easy access. The home was clean, large, and never felt like our group was cramped. As a matter of fact, every couple was able to have their own room, and we had plenty of spare beds. It's basically a 6 BR home, +game room. There is no AC, but wasn't a big deal if curtains were kept closed when the sun was beaming in, in the early afternoon. The new deck with glass "railing" was our favorite part, and we we enjoyed having our coffee and drinks on it. Kitchen Is fully stocked with everything you will need and is very large, so there can be plenty of people preparing dinner at once. You will, however, return home with sore legs, from all the steps you have to climb, to get to every place in the house. Again, not a deal breaker. The lake across the street makes for a great view, but is NOT swimable/usable. There is a gated park area, accessible with a provided code. It's great for taking the little ones, and your dogs. There are beach passes provided for the main lake, which is about 10mins away. We went to the lake, on Saturday at about 4pm and it wasn't crowded. We were also able to take our dogs there which they loved because they were able to swim for hours. Lake was clean enough that we were able to just dry them off and brush them out, and they were ready to go back in the house, which was good because we couldn't find a hose anywhere. Overall, we loved this place and are hoping to make a trip back in the winter months."
Guest: Janet T.
Date of Stay: August 2016
Review Submitted: September 3, 2016