BUYER BEWARE!!!! OLD PROPERTY IS MOLDY, DAMP AND STINKS!!
My family (my wife and I plus our 4 children) made reservations for the Stoney Brook cottage in Hendersonville. We pulled up to the house and my wife and I looked at each other and exchanged worried glaces. Things went down hill fast from there. The outside was unclean, with cob webs, and dirty. The brush surrounding the house was very overgrown, and damp, believe me no "rustic charm" here, just unkempt. We opened the door and were hit with the smell of mold. The house was advertised as having air conditioning; all that meant was there were two small window air conditioning units in the entire house. There were dehumidifiers all over the house. The sheets were damp, the toilet paper was damp, my four year old would not sleep in one of the rooms running out of the room holding his nose saying, "it smells in here!!". I called the owner and told her this was absolutely unacceptable, she moved us to the Mountain Lake lodge for the remainder of our trip. We did have to stay one night in that cottage, we slept in our clothes and woke to tons of bugs around the living room lamp. The owner was good about moving us to the Mountain Lake cottage which was very nice. Even after describing how horrible the Stoney Brook cottage was she still wanted us to pay the difference between the two cottages, the Mountain Lake being $40 extra a night. I told her not a chance, so she did not comp the night we stayed in the first cottage which I think is really poor business practice. I WOULD NOT TOUCH any of their old properties but the new one was very nice.Edited: 9:02 am, June 26, 2010