I stayed at this cabin for two nights in March, 2016 and had a very mixed experience.
First, the good. The cabin is located in nice, quiet location. The setting is beautiful with the lake and wooded area. The cabin is exactly what one would expect and on the surface is decorated sufficiently for a cabin and is aesthetically pleasing. The owner does a good job with communications and he is easy to reach should you have questions.
However, this cabin, has too many negatives to consider staying there. First, the kitchen is mess and needs a good deep cleaning and some additional basics. When I opened the cabinets, they were so dishelved that I needed to organize before I could even use the kitchen. Plates, silverware, coffee cups, and basics were all haphazardly shoved everywhere. There are only 3 plates and the items needed for breakfast were either sticky or wet. In order to use the kitchen, I had to wash and organize everything. It needs a good cleaning and if some basics were purchase it would be functional. As it is today, the kitchen is not functional. If you plan to eat in the cabin, pack your own items – everything.
Bring your own bath towels too. I was not aware of this. The owner was very nice, however and told me where we could find some. One was provided, and we borrowed another one.
Next, wasps. We dealt with wasps the entire time. They were mostly in the kitchen, but we had a few in the bathroom too. This was quite surprising in March when the high temps in the day only reached in the 40s. I shudder to think what this situation is like when the weather is warmer and understand why the contract states no refunds for flying insects.
Next, mattresses. The twin beds have the cheapest, non spring mattress on them that can be purchased. They are about 3-4" thick. They are very thin and both of my girls could not sleep. They are on top of log beds. Both could feel every single log underneath them. Purchasing a nice mattress would solve this problem. The king bed is slightly better since there is a box spring, but it is by no means a comfy mattress. The sheets are cheap and scratchy, similar to cardboard.
We had the same problem with the couch. It is a log couch and the owner has placed plywood or something similar on the back and bottom and made cushions himself. It’s like sitting on a piece of plywood and is the most uncomfortable piece of furniture any of us has ever sat on. We watched movies each night and the couch was terrible. We ended up sitting on our pillows. Even the rocking chair is cheap. It doesn’t have an even rock. One leg rocks differently than the other.
There is also a laundry list of repairs the homeowner needs to make. I fixed the blinds in the master bedroom so I could at least close them, but they still have some major problems. The toilet rocks forward when you sit on it. In reality, he really should try to sleep in this cabin for a night or two, then he would find the problems on his own.
If you want a place that looks nice on the surface, this place is for you!! If you want a place that is dirty underneath and that has cheap and uncomfortable furnishings, and you want to deal with wasps, stay here. However, if you want a comfortable place to rest after a long day of hiking, find another place to stay. This place was so disappointing, I felt like I was ripped off in a big way. If I could have gotten a refund, we would have left after the first night.
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Enjoy the stay in cabin. Close to allattraction. Nice log furniture. Quite cabin nice for family and kids. Kids enjoyed fishing.
I would recommend this cabin to anyone with children or even a couple get away!! My 10 year old son had a great time fishing and catching a lot of fish too while my wife and I enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere. The owners where very nice and helpful with our stay too!
Nice cabin. Owner was helpfull. Would love to stay again. Close to all the attraction. Had great time. Close to old man cave and. Ash cave.