From June 1 - June 8, 2012, we stayed with Elk Springs Resort in the Mountain Fever cabin. the trip was a high school graduation treat for my son and I was not disappointed! From my inital email contact to the final check-out, we felt and were treated as if we were celebrities. Check-in is very easy as the cabin key code is called to you- so no extra stop before vacation starts! the cabin was immaculate and absolutely everything worked- yes, that includes the sauna! The beds were so comfortable and with enough pillows to go around. There were enough starters of soaps, paper products, and laundry items to keep us from needing to buy more- with what we had also brought, we were set. the resort is very close to all attractions and restaurants, so we weren't wasting precious time with lots of driving. The close trolley site, with free parking, is quite a plus.
Back to the cabin. the three decks gave everyone a "place" and my son loved that we gave him the bottom floor- his video games looked awesome on the "big screen"! We had movie nights with hot tub time, made popcorn to watch those movies, and then enjoyed a nice soak and then a sauna. We played pool everynight-I was actually getting good at it! We hated to leave, but when it was time to go, Elk Springs made that as painless as possible. After doing the checkout cleaning, you call when you leave and just leave a voice mail. Check-out time is 10am but that is like all cabins that I have been to.
One of our highlights was the small black bear that walked around the cabin! we have some terrific pictures! The bear was just "making the rounds" and wasn't interested in all of our crazy attempts to get pictures. ( so fyi- keep car windows up and food secure!) But we had no difficulty with cooking out, a wonderful grill is included, and I walked the drives each morning and had no "encounters"
Yes, the cabin is a bit pricey, but, you get what you pay for! Everything worked, it was clean, and I felt like I was on vacation. Just make sure to bring what your packet says to bring- extra paper products, extra soaps, etc. You may need more hangers.
I only have 2 suggestions: a pool, on the resort grounds, would be awesome- and quite a help as an afternoon activity. Also some trails would be very nice- just some short walking trails with a scenic view lookout. Perhaps that is my only real complaint- the lack of mountain views from the cabin.
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