Whispering Pines Lodge Is surrounded by forest on three sides, and we loved waking up to the sound of birds singing.The property sits about halfway up the mountain, easily accessible by car, with abundant parking in front. A wraparound porch allowed us to enjoy nature and the outdoors anytime of day. We made a fire in the outdoor fireplace every night before dinner, and we sat around it as the sun went down, watching successive layers of mountains turn from light blue to dark purple. In addition to the cozy, ample seating around the fireplace, there was a round table with four chairs, perfect for eating meals outside. All of this was attached to the house, and covered by a roof to protect us from the elements. We loved it! The cabin looks rustic from the outside, and what a surprise to open the door to a warm, welcoming house equipped with all the essentials including a huge TV downstairs, wine refrigerator, and full-size refrigerator and stove. What set this cabin apart for us was that it was so well-maintained and clean, and the owner was responsive and easy to deal with. We enjoyed our stay very much, and plan on coming back next year.