"This was our first trip to the Blue Ridge side of the Appalachian mtn range and Maggie Valley with the previous two times in the Smokys and Pigeon Forge area. Glad we came! We came for the view, new places to seek out and the possibility to see some wild life near the cabin as described by the owner. We were not disappointed.
As others have said the view from the cabin was amazing and one of the qualities I look for when choosing a place to stay. From here we made day trips to Asheville, Waynesville, and Cherokee to explore each area where we found new places to explore, foods to experience and a sovereign nation. Within a short drive, like just up the road, we were able to drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway, enjoy the many the overlook areas and see the Soko Falls mentioned in the description.
As for the wildlife we didn't have to wait long. The morning after we arrived the kids left for a trip to Asheville but had to stop for several Elk who were making their way down the driveway Then a few days later a pair of female Elk and their two calves came right under the deck and made there way over to the fire pit spending a long time eating along the way. And the last day while leaving a whole herd came by, almost like saying good-bye.
This was a great choice for us and will return if ever in the area again. The cabin very comfy and plenty of room for our 3 families which included 6 adults, 2 teenagers and a small dog. We were able to enjoy the fire-pit just outside the cabin, pool table and play plenty of board games we brought with us on the large dinning table. They had other games including a ping pong table available but we didn't use them including or the grill outside. The homeowners were easy to work with and helpful in getting the hot tub up and working upon our arrival. The only problem we had was keeping a continuous wifi connection with our phones. There were times when you would have to go into the master bedroom where the router was to get a good connection. But, we were here for the beauty of the mountains! Thank you, Shelda, for a wonderful vacation!"
Guest: Gary M.
Date of Stay: June 2016
Review Submitted: July 7, 2016