"We rented this property to celebrate Christmas as a family, including my wife, kids, and parents.
It turned out to be a great choice!
The cabin is more spacious than it appears on the website. The basement has an entire bedroom, 2 bathrooms, and games and TVs, so my parents were able to treat it as a separate apartment when necessary, and my kids had fun playing pool and foosball.
Upstairs, we found everything we needed. The kitchen was reasonably stocked, the fireplace worked well, and there were plenty of beds, couches, etc.
There are multiple washer/dryers for laundry, an abundance of bathrooms, etc.
We particularly liked the huge dining room table. We had several meals all together and also worked on several puzzles, crafts, etc.
There are literally TVs in every room, so no shortage of entertainment.
As for the view, I'm sure it would have been great if the weather had cooperated. It was cloudy and rainy for our entire stay, so we didn't see much of anything besides clouds. But we were certainly high enough to imagine some great skylines.
One of my favorite finds was a 2-mile single-track trail that connects to the Appalachian trail. This just about 1/2 mile from the cabin.
A few considerations for potential guests:
Location - The cabin is at the top of a 2-mile stretch of very steep, narrow road. It ends at a VERY steep driveway up to the cabin. Having now been, I wouldn't even consider driving to this cabin in winter time without a 4-wheel drive vehicle. And in icey or snow conditions, I still might not try it. Even with good traction, the constant climbing pushed our poor loaded-down mini-van to the limit.
Also, the closest grocery store is almost 30 minutes away. So consider buying groceries on the way, or plan enough time after arrival.
Internet - The wifi was easy to connect to and worked well enough, but it was pretty slow and spotty compared to what most of us are used to. I wouldn't be able to work remotely from this location, for example.
Don't come for the pool table - It was fun for the kids, but needs to be resurfaced, balanced, and all the queues need to be repaired.
Directions - The owners provided specific directions for the last couple miles of the drive. We chose to rely on our GPS, which was a mistake. It took us on a very roundabout path through a lot of mud. Follow the directions provided :)
Overall, this property wasn't perfect but exceeded my expectations."
Date of Stay: December 2016
Review Submitted: January 7, 2017