In order to avoid the stress and cost of an international wedding (we have family from both sides of the atlantic), we chose to elope to Maggie Valley and stayed at Black Bear Cottage. Sandee is a most accommodating host and we were pleased to have found somewhere to stay that was private, beautiful, peaceful and above all, allowed our dog to stay too! Sandee had the wedding, photos, cake & flowers arranged without any problems at all, she took care of everything, all we had to do was turn up! I will remember Black Bear Cottage forever, I have such special memories of this lovely little cottage and its spectacular surroundings and will definitely return one day. I highly recommend staying at this cottage to anyone wanting a peaceful retreat or a private wedding, my big day was perfect and I have the beautiful photos taken by Larry to remind me forever. Excellent service, beautiful cottage, highly recommended.