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Cedar Log Cabin, 4 bed, Golden Circle, Iceland

Cedar Log Cabin, in December 2013
Cedar Log Cabin, in December 2013
Cedar Log Cabin, in December 2013
Northern lighs over Burfell mountain, December 2013
Cedar Log Cabin, in March 2013
Cedar Log Cabin, Burfell mountain behind
December 2012 - in the morning
Selfoss
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4 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 8

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Kelfry
Masham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Perfect Cabin in a Brilliant Location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014 for a stay in December 2013
1
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The reviews for this cabin really do reflect how lovely it is. Really good location away from the busy city and perfect for visiting the Golden Circle sights. Cabin was really warm and hot tub was lovely. Received a very comprehensive information pack after we booked about the cabin itself and local restaurants/places to visit. Robert (owner) is probably the most helpful person ever! He came straight over one Friday afternoon to check a small fault with the shower even though we told him we could wait until after the weekend as it was still usable. He then drove into Selfoss (even though he wasn't going that way) to show us the best supermarket and bought us both a yogurt! He also called us one afternoon to let us know there was a very high Northern Lights forecast and that night we saw them (unfortunately it was a little bit cloudy so they weren't as good as they can be). If we went back to Iceland we would definitely stay here again. Thanks Robert!

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Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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London
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014 for a stay in January 2014
5 of 5 stars Value 5 of 5 stars Rooms
4 of 5 stars Location 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk 5 of 5 stars Service
Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway Luxury-minded travelers
Rugged travelers
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Mike R
London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Christmas Vacation - Very good cabin. Would stay again”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014 for a stay in December 2013

My timings are for winter (it snowed and the roads were very icy).
The cabin is easily located with just a map (I had a hire car so I could travel at my own whim). The rooms are large, furniture is comfortable, the kitchen and living room are inviting, and it has all the amenities needed, except only one shower in the main house if there more than 4 people staying, but there is another in the guest house.
It was very warm (underfloor heating), the hot tub was great, everything worked, and there were instructions inside the cabin.
It is close to several tourist sites, Selfoss, and food shops are only 20 mins away.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 4 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 4 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
4 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 4 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
4 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: views
Liked least: the darkness
Traveling group: Solo
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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The-Wenge...
Columbus, Ohio
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Magnificent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013 for a stay in December 2013
1
person found this review helpful

After a long trip to Iceland from the USA, we could not believe our good fortune to find this beautiful cabin nestled below the Burfells mountains. The cabin was warm and beautifully decorated. Beds and furniture were so comfortable! We cooked a few meals in the evening, and found all the pots, pans, spices, and oils that we needed. We highly recommend a visit to Iceland in the winter. This cabin is ideally situated for day trips to Vik, Geiser, Thingvellir, and the Fontana Spa in Laudervatn. We went this spa twice, and each time, we had the pools to ourselves! The restaurants in Selfoss were excellent too. Icelanders were extremely kind and helpful to us - we are thinking of returning just to ride the Icelandic horses! The owners of the cabin were readily available to answer questions and provide everything that we needed.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
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5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: It was as comfortable as our own home
Liked least: not a thing - it was beyond our expectations
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Robin81R
Warrington, United Kingdom
1 review
“Perfect, wonderful, amazing base to explore Iceland”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013 for a stay in November 2013

This cabin is perfectly situated with a fantastic feeling of space and privacy, yet not far from a good selection of shops in Selfoss (We were travelling with Celiacs and vegans and had better choices for dietary requirements than back home) The skies are fantastically dark, with the milky way visible, and we were treated to a spectacular display of the northern Lights from the comfort of the hot tub. I echo everyone's comments that Robert was fantastic and couldn't do enough to help. The weather outside got as cold as -13, but the fantastic under floor heating meant that both the guest house and cabin were always toasty.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
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5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Traveling group: Extended Family
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CelestePe...
Austin, Texas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Fabulous Home & Scenery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013 for a stay in November 2013

We traveled to Iceland the first week in November and booked Robert's home in Selfoss. Although we were relatively close to town, it felt like we were in the country with the breathtaking views from every window.

We loved the location as it was near the National Park and several of the Golden Circle attractions (Kerid Crater, Geysir, Gulfoss). We were able to sleep late everyday because the drive was much shorter than staying in Reykjavik.

And the most magical thing of all were the appearance of the Northern Lights the first evening we were there. We loved having the huge wrap-around deck to view the lights from many vantage points.

We had a great stay in Iceland and were very impressed with Robert's communication and manual he provided us on the home prior to our stay.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
4 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
4 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 4 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Location
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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LouGoon
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Fantastic base for exploring the Golden Circle and South Coast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013 for a stay in November 2013

On arriving at the cabin the 6 of us (aged 28-38) we were quite overwhelmed by its charm and location! Robert, the owner, kindly also gritted the steep driveway as it had become quite icy!
The cabin and guesthouse were lovely, cosy and very welcoming, with a nice toasty warmth when we arrived.
During our stay the cabin was more of a place to sleep while we got up early to drive to locations (we basically spent the night there) but we really enjoyed it and couldn't find a fault with it. During winter I would recommend a 4WD to reach it as some of the roads could be quite treacherous, especially at night.
Although Selfoss itself is a little underwhelming, we did enjoy food at the local Grimborger Hotel (approx 1km walk from the cabin) and we were easily able to get grocery supplies (Kronan, Bonus, Netto) in Selfoss should we have needed them.
From start to finish Robert could not have communicated any better and was very helpful during our stay - out toaster didn't work and he replaced it immediately.
All in all, I'd definitely recommend this to fellow visitors to Iceland!

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities 5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Warmth
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Families with young children Large groups
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