Just returned from a 3 day getaway - actually my parents had booked the cabin but my mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer in July and tried to cancel due to her inability to travel. However, the owner wouldn't refund her $ because it was within 60 days of the reservation. Upon arriving, I mentioned this again and he said, Yeah sorry but it's the circle of life. Nice - not exactly hospitable OR in good taste.
We stayed in the Couples Cabin. Very nice, well appointed, clean and good proximity to elk viewing & the Visitors Center (about 5 miles away). MAJOR ISSUES: The owner is expanding and although he mentioned the construction site, he did not mention the hammering and large machinery would begin at 7 AM every day. (Is this tranquility?)Nor do the walkway lights come on at dusk, or even 30 minutes after and although ours was a cabin nearest the parking area, it was 218 yds from car to the door, walking in the dark. NOR does he bother to light the roadside sign, which would be extremely helpful as it is a very dark, rural stretch of highway at night and difficult to spot a dark brown & black sign when you're trying to get back to your cabin. Not sure if he was trying to save a buck or what, but for $175 per night I sort of expected to find a little peace and quiet and lights!!!!!!!!!!. All in all I am extremely disappointed - we were there in the middle of Benezett's popular elk viewing time (Sept Oct) so for me there is no excuse for having an active construction zone in early morning when you have paying guests a stone's throw away. Surely there is a slower time of year or more respectable hours.