"Huge kudos to Ron Mashburn for providing my friend and me with a truly fabulous NC mountain experience. Right from the beginning I felt that this property was special, and I was not mistaken.
I received a virtually instantaneous response to every single communication I sent to Ron prior to, during, and even after our stay. He was unfailingly warm, positive, and ready to help in any way. The directions to the home, and the instructions once we arrived, were organized and detailed. The chalet itself is utterly charming: spacious, impeccably clean & fresh, and truly beautiful. The level of thought and care that had been put into the smallest details (right down to night lights in the bathroom and at the stairs to the loft!) made us feel secure, comfortable, and very much at home. This is a lovely home that even smells wonderful! You can be very content simply staying put (with lots of room inside, as well as a peaceful, tranquil deck and a friendly fire-pit). Or, there are many things to do in the area, especially if you enjoy nature - starting with the not-to-be-missed Roaring Forks waterfall, which is conveniently close to the house and involves a completely non-strenuous half-mile stroll on an old logging road to the falls.
A couple of notes for prospective guests: 1) Despite what your GPS says, if you are coming from Asheville and, like us Floridians, are NOT used to driving winding, twisty steep mountain roads, the time it takes to come south to the chalet through Burnsville is absolutely the same - and far & away less nail-biting! - than the trip north via Marion. 2) The secondary road up to the chalet is steep and winding, but it's paved every bit of the way and isn't difficult (even for us flatlanders, who didn't feel the need to put the car into 2nd gear once - even in the rain!). 3) Not only were we unused to mountainous terrain, but (even more embarrassingly) we seem to be directionally challenged on occasion, and despite the very clear instructions it took a while to actually FIND the back door! Just in case any other visitors should be similarly disadvantaged, from the parking area walk to the LEFT end of the house and around the corner, and - voila. :))
Ron, many thanks again for all your assistance, for the serenity of your beautiful mountain paradise, and for being - so - NICE!
I definitely intend to come back."
Guest: Jan N.
Date of Stay: July 2016
Review Submitted: July 24, 2016