"Pine Grove Cottage is a rare find! Quaint and full of character but with all the modern comforts that make life easy. We wanted for nothing during the week we stayed here and got some much needed rest. There were days that we simply lazed in the large sun room, watched the incredible scenery, and thought of nothing except how beautiful it all was!
We thought this property might be "off the beaten path" but it was easy to find. The house was on a main county road, but the traffic was light and it is set back far enough that we felt like we were entering another world when we came up the drive. Once we got to the house, all we could hear was silence that was occasionally broken by the sound of birds, chickens from a nearby coop and a little flock of goats. It is nestled in a grove of huge, mature pine trees overlooking a magical lake, complete with fishing pier and boats. There were hiking trails all throughout the property, and lawn furniture for those who would rather rest than walk! Everything was spotlessly clean and well maintained. The owners are wonderful hosts and have a way of making you feel like old friends. Be sure and make time for the Tour, because you'll get to know Jim and Paula and learn their very interesting story. We loved taking a tour of the Ranch and felt like kids at camp by the time we were done!
The most convenient large city nearby is Longview, and during our stay, we dedicated one day to an excursion into town where we were able to find a health food store, a car wash, and a large selection of restaurants. We noticed a movie theater and a mall, but since the Pine Grove Cottage is equipped with an entertainment system, DVDs and WiFi, we didn't feel the need to seek entertainment elsewhere.
We especially enjoyed being able to bring our much beloved dogs. They are members of our family and no trip is complete without them, so we really appreciate hosts who make our pups as welcome as we are! This property will remain among our favorites and since we have relatives in this area, we look forward to staying here again!
Thanks Jim and Paula. You guys are awesome and The Pine Grove Cottage is a beautiful little getaway!"
Guest: Linda H.
Date of Stay: October 2016
Review Submitted: October 21, 2016