We, too, have returned to The Cottages at Flat Rock several times after discovering this site several years ago. And each time we return to the area, this is where we choose to stay. We have now stayed in three different cottages and while pretty comparable, they are each slightly different in small ways. In comparison to other cottages or cabins in the area, these far exceed and improve upon those small, nearly primitive offerings. The screened-in porches in particular both expand the living areas and provide additional comfortable bug-free space to sit, rock, read, visit, or just listen to the birds. In July the owners brought a basket of fresh peaches to enjoy.
My only concerns are the faint gas smell apparently leaking from a heater which we did not use and the somewhat tired linens in the bedroom. But we had the windows open so were not too concerned about the heater. The linens, however, did not quite fit the mattress and the fitted sheet kept coming loose during the night. Nevertheless, if our travel plans bring us back to this area, we will definitely consider staying here once again.
Travel tip: If you are arriving using the map on the website or the brochure provided by the proprietors, know that the exits and the street routes are not accurate as presented. Use MapQuest or your GPS to get there without the hassle of getting lost.