We just came home from a wonderful three night stay at Deer Crossing cabin. First of all, I would like to address the review written by kl4life2 on October 23rd where only one star was given to this facility. Then I will tell you what a wonderful place this really is. kl4life2 claimed there was no defined area to park your vehicle. This concerned me before we got there but I found that to be false. There are very obvious places to park your vehicle for every cottage, they are stone covered and outlined with huge logs. Ours (we stayed at Deer Crossing) was very close to the front door. I can only assume that kl4life2 stayed at the Rose which is a gorgeous brand new cottage that the staff was very cordial to give me and my husband a tour of because that day it was being cleaned. The Rose is the last cottage on the road and the parking area for it is perhaps 15 yards from the front door. If you are concerned about walking the 15 yards or have a disability that precludes you from walking it, then obviously you should rent one of the other cottages. But if you are a camper, it is ludicrous to think that a 15 yard walk is a legitimate complaint no matter what you are carrying. And it is worth it if you are able to reserve the Rose. If you are worried about pulling your expensive luggage that distance, then stay at a 4-star hotel with a bellboy. I mean, really, what can you say? And as far as moving a log to drive your car closer to the cabin, that's just appalling. I'm sure that anyone who puts a barrier up to prevent someone from driving all over their lawn would be incensed to find that someone took the liberty to just move the log and drive through anyway. That's some kind of entitlement attitude that should be corrected. kl4life2 indicated that it looked like other vehicles had driven through before him. Well, I was there, I viewed the area and there were no tire tracks or indication that it was okay to just drive over the lawn to the Rose. Period. Also, the women that he referred to in his review were just very kind to us. They wanted to know if we needed their help getting our things out of the car into the cabin and they very graciously gave us directions to get anywhere we needed to go. Stacy, the property manager specifically said if there was anything we needed during our stay, please contact her. That was the last time we saw anyone as they left us alone, never showed up unexpectedly and gave us the peace and quiet we really wanted. When we passed them during their day of cleaning the Rose, they waved and pleasantly asked if they could stop over just to check the hot tub. Our experience was very, very positive. I am guessing that kl4life2's stay at the hotel near the airport was more their style since there are elevators and carts for your expensive luggage. We just loved staying at the Deer Crossing (which by the way is an appropriate name because a mama and her three little spotted fawns came through our yard every day). The hot tub was heavenly. The deck was great for our dog because he was not able to squeeze through the rails to jump off and he is a terrier that chases anything that moves. The cabin was clean and well-appointed. Really, this was glamping more than camping but rustic enough to enjoy the great outdoors. We visited Cedar Falls (highly recommended) but you have to be able to hike and not complain about something further than 15 yards away. A few of the other places we visited and I recommend are Logan Antique Mall, The Boot Shop on Route 33 and Appalachian Art and Craft Market, just a few yards from the Boot Shop. The Appalachian Art and Craft Market was especially nice with items I have never seen elsewhere and the prices were excellent! Just a few doors down from that (it's sort of like a strip plaza that you can walk from one store to the next unless you choose to drive down to the next empty parking spot because walking is too much for you), is the Spring Street Antique Mall which is also very much worth a look. I scored a few gorgeous Swarovski crystal bracelets there that were flawless. None of these businesses had pushy salespeople but were delighted to help if asked. I'm just the kind of person who doesn't want a salesperson breathing down my neck asking me what I'm looking for in every aisle so that was a pleasurable shopping experience. We had lunch at Millstone Southern Smoke BBQ and the waitstaff there was very hospitable. We wanted to buy a tee shirt but the size we wanted was sold out so they are sending us one next week when the new shipment comes in. All in all, I cannot wait to get back to this area again just because there was so much more I wanted to see but like everything else, you just run out of time. We wouldn't stay anywhere other than Springwood Cabins and with some luck, we will be able to reserve in advance for the Rose. But if we can't get that cabin, I would definitely love to stay at Deer Crossing again. I can't say enough great things about this location. Last but never least, we were able to vacation with our whole family with us - a dog and two cats who were so well behaved and had a blast as well. They played chase all day through the cabin and also woke us at around 2:00 in the morning playing and chasing each other. It was a joy to have them with us and to stay at a place that was animal friendly for a change.
Deer Crossing is very peaceful and secluded. At the end of the road so nobody ever drives by.
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