"I am spending our last week here at Pine Creek Lodge. This has been the most amazing
month here. I just love this house. The photos do not capture the design, the furnishings, the setting. From the main deck, one can hear the creek. It is so restful.
The house is very clean and filled with light. The windows are expansive- with spectacular views of the trees. The decks overlook Lake Glenville.
The summer temperature here is cool and refreshing because of the elevation. A nice contrast from our Florida home.
Our dog absolutely enjoyed running free around the house, down the hill, into the creek, etc.
The common park area where residents can put in kayaks is the most peaceful spot. It takes 15 minutes to walk there. Great workout. We had the use of two kayaks (and a canoe which we did not use). We rarely saw another resident there in all the time we were here. For the first week our toddler granddaughter came too, and especially liked the park, hunting for rocks, making sand castles. There was a swing set too with rings, which she loved.
Randy, our host, offered us the use of two bird feeders, the source of lots of entertainment. He couldn't have been nicer, always available. The house had everything we needed. We didn't use the incredible game room downstairs, but I could see that this would be a great house for families with teens. We brought 2 baby gates, as there are stairs.
Alone for the last two weeks, we hiked many of the trails in this area, such as: Whiteside Mountain, Ranger Falls at Cliffside Lake, Gorges State Park, Satulah Mountain, Botanical Gardens, the Arboretorium, and all those waterfalls.
Bob and I were very impressed with what the area has to offer. It takes us 18 minutes to drive to Cashiers. There was a concert on the green there every Friday.
The Bascom Art Center in Highlands was first rate.
We rented a pontoon boat twice from Signal Ridge Marina. Breakfast at the Zookeeper Bistro was delicious. The folks at both places were very friendly.
I did a trail ride yesterday at Arrowmont Stables, close by. For two hours I rode through the woods, and up in elevation. The views were spectacular. Jonathan and Chase were great! One can visit their new petting farm, a non profit part of Arrowmont, where there are goats, bunnies, kittens and lambs. They now have piglets! A big hit for little ones.
I would like to book this home again."
Guest: Marilyn M.
Date of Stay: August 2016
Review Submitted: August 31, 2016