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Recent Little Switzerland reviews

  • Quiet Romantic Getaway

    "This beautiful house was perfect for our weekend getaway. I loved being disconnected while there. The drive up to the house was so pretty too. My husband got a chance to explore the property and found a beautiful clearing close to the top of the mountain while I was dropping the kids off with my parents. Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to check it out with him. The bed off of the living room was extremely comfortable, we didn't try the others, so I don't know how they slept. The washer & dryer were great & very efficient. There are a few things I would improve or change however.... 1- Better maintenance of the property, the front porch was overgrown and we were unable to use some of the seating due to that. 2- Turn up the setting on the hot water heater. We had to turn the hot water all the way on for the water to be warm enough for us. 3- The plumbing in the bathroom is off, cold is hot, hot is cold....that gave us a rude awakening the first morning we were there. 4- This is not something I would necessarily change, but something to consider....updating the TV's to ones that are compatible with having a laptop plugged in to it. We didn't get a chance to watch TV other than the first night we were there. But, it would have been nice to hook our laptop up and access Netflix or Hulu. John & Lisa were wonderful & very hospitable. They did a great job putting up with the million questions I had. lol We will definitely be back."
    Guest: Genevia J. Date of Stay: October 2016 Review Submitted: October 28, 2016
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  • Cozy, well-crafted beauty

    "Wonderful natural and well-crafted aesthetics in the chalet, and, yeah!, no paintings of waterfalls! The quiet is exquisite, and the views east and west are lovely."
    Guest: Pat Date of Stay: September 2016 Review Submitted: September 19, 2016
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  • Perfect peaceful comfortable location!

    "We loved our stay during the peak of fall colors! Your home is so comfortable and perfectly located to hop right on the parkway! We enjoyed our morning coffee on the front porch, hiked all day and relaxed with a glass of wine on the porch in the evenings before sleeping soundly to the sound of the creek. Loved it!"
    Guest: Kimberly H. Date of Stay: October 2016 Review Submitted: October 25, 2016
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  • Amazing house, Secluded yet Close, Great Views, Best Amenities Ever

    "Must echo other reviewers in agreeing you just can't go wrong staying at Coal Train House! Immaculately clean; beautiful, unique furnishings and art; best equipped house we've ever rented (and we've rented a lot). Add the gorgeous view, pond, excitement of the daily train, beautiful (cool and clean) river and proximity to town, Penland School and other activities--the perfect vacation spot. Having a host actually meet you, and also the fact they live fairly close--huge plus. No one wants to show up at a rental, ready to relax, and not be able to get in, find the key, punch in a non-working code, or find essential equipment not working. K met us, explained the A/C thermostat, pointed out essential features, and answered our questions. Another plus is the fact that every need or want has been considered in this house--from the grill on the porch, to the very well-equipped kitchen (all basics, including oil, spices, mayo, tea, coffee, syrup, tons of plates, glasses, utensils, napkins, cutting board, toaster, blender--and much, much more that I can't recall). Linens and bedding are comfy and attractive, mattresses great, towels plush. No second hand "vacation home" items here, at all!!! Even the cookware is high end, as is everything else in this home. Thoughtful touches abound, including games, books, music, binoculars, cooler--even breakfast basics upon arrival (pastries, orange juice, coffee, creamer, fridge full of drinks). I can't think of a single thing that we could have possibly needed or wanted. So many extras...As for the home itself--perfect place for two small families or one extended, with multiple porches/balconies and lots of outdoor space to "get away," plus bedrooms on two floors and plenty of bathrooms. Outdoors you can bird watch, gaze at the view of the river and hills, hang out at the pond (hammock and pier down there--feed the fish, read, nap), or walk the railroad tracks about a 1/8 mile upriver to access a small sandy area for river play. Road into property is a smidge steep in places, but excellent condition on our visit, with lots of gravel, no "washboard" areas. As others mentioned, there is one small house on the same property, but it is not close and plenty of vegetation between the two homes (and apparently the home is rarely occupied). You would never know it is there, and you feel quite secluded, especially as the sound of the river is constantly in the background. No mosquitoes at all, despite the pond. Dog paradise, too!"
    Guest: sati Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: July 10, 2016
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