I've been staying with another cabin rental company for over ten years, but for a week away, they were very expensive. I looked around and found Outrageous Cabins. They were much cheaper and the pictures looked nice, so we decided to try them (and saved $1000!). The pictures didn't lie! I've never stayed at any vacation rental/ hotel that was so clean before.
The cabin was extremely clean, including the entrance way/ balconies, which I was surprised about because most don't take the time to clean them... no cobwebs, or bugs, except for the occasional bee. Sheets were nice and clean, which is something I also scrutinize. All the dishes were nice and clean, floors swept.... looked like a brand new house. 5 stars for cleanliness!
Our cabin was at the top of the mountain, so I always get nervous about the roads up there (and make someone else drive), which usually are sharp and narrow, with steep drop-offs. Nope. These roads (which I would drive up by myself) were very wide, easily fit two, possibly three cars, and very few drop offs, with most being at the very top of the mtn. And really, you would have to try to drive your car off the mtn. There were a few sharp turns, and a couple of steep hills, so I don't know how they would be in the winter with snow (I read they maintain the roads very well in the winter). The driveway was also wonderful. Huge, paved driveway that would easily fit several cars. I would stay with OC again just for the roads.
We went to the cabin before going to the grocery store (Walmart was just four miles from redlight 8 on the Parkway, so not a far drive). I'm glad we did, cause there was a couple of cooking utensils we had to buy. There was a limited number of pots and pans ( I think about 3 apiece). There was one cookie sheet. Three plastic mixing bowls ( 2 large, one small-medium size). There was a large strainer. No cheese grater, but we brought our own. There was any pans to cook/bake in (like for casseroles, cakes, etc), so we just bought the disposible foil ones. There was plenty of glasses, plates, bowls, and silverware. They did have an automatic and manual can opener. The cabin did come with starter papertowels, toilet paper, a little bottle of dish soap, dishwasher detergent for one cycle, and some bar soap for the bathrooms. I would recommend buying these things if staying for a week like we did.
The only problems we had were with the keypad on the entrance door to the cabin... a couple of times the lock wouldn't retract fully, so we wouldn't be able to open the door. We would have to hit the lock button and punch in the code again and it would open. Also, we did discover ants in the kitchen going to the sink.
The pictures online are real, too. They looked photo shopped to me but once we got up there and saw the view, they were definately real. The only picture that didn't go with the cabin was the hot tub picture with the mtn view in the background. I noticed it on other cabin's pictures too.
The staff was so nice and friendly when we checked in and out. Overall, we had a great experience and will definately be using this company again for our future trips up there!
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