"My husband and I rented Laurel Point Cottage while attending a wedding nearby. We absolutely loved our stay!! The view did not disappoint--it really takes your breath away. The cottage is well organized, comfortable, and beautifully appointed. This was also a belated 30th anniversary getaway, and I honestly felt that we had all of the advantages of Primland without the hefty price tag.
Bill Day was a fantastic host--providing tons of helpful suggestions and directions. Five minutes after we got to the cottage, he called to make sure we had found our way there and to make sure that we didn't have any questions. The setting is quite private, and yet we felt welcomed and at ease in our surroundings.
We had planned to meet some friends our first evening for dinner in nearby Floyd and then do our grocery shopping at the Food Lion before returning to Laurel Point. In hindsight, this worked out quite well as we could better size up what we needed after first getting to the cottage. Bill is not kidding either--once we saw the view, we struggled to leave to attend the wedding events throughout the weekend--so we stocked up on food and wine at the Food Lion so that we wouldn't have to leave unless absolutely necessary.
In June, the sun rises very early, and since the cottage is oriented to the east, be prepared to greet the day unless you close the bedrooom curtains and door or the wonderful light will come flooding in. Also, we found that towards dusk, the deck got a little buggy. This doesn't have to be an issue as the screened doors and windows that extend completely across the front do not obscure your view of the fading light and emerging stars.
One unexpected surprise was the nice landscaping around the cottage with numerous recently planted annuals. My husband loves plants, and he was fascinated with trying to figure out what was what. Our only regret was that we were not there when the rhododendrons were in bloom!!
I would love to visit again. I will never forget our stay at Laurel Point Cottage!!"
Guest: Susan H.
Date of Stay: June 2016
Review Submitted: July 1, 2016