This is our staple mountain vacation. We live in the Charlotte area and it's so easy and fast for us to get to. We are going back in June 08 for a 4th relaxing stay.
Great bang for the buck!! Being so close to the NC mountains, we have stayed at over a dozen mountain cabins, and this is a steal! We stay here once a year and try another place once a year in the NC mountains.
"Bear" is in great shape, BIG views, and on top of the mountain. Views are amazing and you feel alone out there except for a little distant road noise, which would be the only negative. Also, maybe something to shut out the sun in the upstairs bedroom windows would be nice for the morning. Folks, I am being picky here!
The place is packed with anything you need and everything is in great shape. It has a warm feeling and the view from the hottub with a glass of whatever will sooth the mind. A morning hottub and tea is also the bomb! The only thing we bring is food, drink, and my fav cooking pan and knife. (You don't need to bring pans, I am just picky). We simply go up and stay until our vacation ends. No need to leave if you want to chill!
It sleeps two couples perfect, and there is a little loft room off of the guest room for kids. In sum, it really is a two bedroom and one of the bedrooms has attached a big closet/sleeping area for kids.
Don't be fooled by places claiming big views in NC, this one is one that delivers it for a good price. You feel alone out there as far as neighbors. It's easy to get to, though be careful not to make wrong turns going up the mountain since the directions don't mention several questionable turns/forks.
I ask that you keep this one secret!!!! :-)
Bryan, Collette, & Casey
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