We're a family of four with kids 12 and 14 from Chicago. We wanted a place that everyone would enjoy for a half week on the way down to Florida. This place really exceeded expectations.
1) The place is great. It's section of a larger house that is completely private. Large sunroom, large deck, large kitchen and family room, two great bedrooms - basically a master and kids room. I know they sleep more than 4 easily, but it was perfect for us. Down by the river they have a wonderful multi-tier deck, grill, fire pit. We spent hours down there. You'll have no complaints with the lodging.
2) The location is beautiful with good activities. Surrounded by mountains, the area is famous for the white water rafting nearby. We did a trip with Ocoee Outdoors. We liked it a lot. It seemed like they spent more time on the river than the other outfitters. We also did some hiking near the lake and found amazing waterfalls. The kids loved it. Did some horseback riding with Ocoee horseride which was fun. Maybe the best and simplest thing - we probably floated down the river from the dam to the house on inner tubes 6 times. It's probably a 30-40 minute lazy trip. Which leads me to my last point.
3) The hosts - It's like your favorite aunt and uncle had an amazing place on a river. Gary, the owner, drove us up to the dam to float down literally whenever we wanted. Never imposing, always helpful. Over the top wonderful people.
Everything is so good here and Gary and Sheryl are the BEST. This was our 2nd time here and I give them an A+. The cookies were good. The bed is very comfortable. You gotta have Gary drive you up to the dam and enjoy the relaxing float back to their dock. Yall its ALL GOOD!!! Gary and Sheryl -- THANK YALL!!! We Love It- jh
Gary and Sheryl are the perfect hosts! Apartment is spacious with plenty of room for the four of us. Riverfront location is perfect for morning wading and light kayaking. Plenty of areas outside to just sit and relax. As the river level rises over the afternoon, float or kayak the lower Ocoee River as many times as you want. Perfect location for a "home base" if you are whitewater recreating. And the memory foam beds are awesome!