It's been a long, hot summer....hotter than normal they said...Sparky decided after hearing all about the Georgia Mountains and the lovely summer temperatures from Karen and Al, that we needed to take a trip. For some reason, she wanted to go to North Carolina really badly after having brief exposure to this beautiful state last spring. It wasn't too far of a drive, according to Eldo--about 10 hours, so we decided to look for a rental cabin in the mountains.
So Eldy started researching and researching. This actually started months ago. Sparky and Eldo wanted to be in a cabin in the mountains, in the Great Smokies or the Blue Ridge Mountains. Know how many cabin rentals there are out there to peruse? A bazillion! Ok, not a bazillion, but there were an awful lot of conditions, requirements, deposit information, fees, photos and other "stuff" to wade through and that's where Eldy excels. Sparky would look at one set of photos, and say, "Oh, yeah...let's get that one!" (She would settle for the unknown and probably end up hating it if she settled for the first one, explains E.) Eldy would say, wait a minute, it's too far from the park, or the photos aren't clear enough, or babe, it costs too much....Ok.....We kept looking....or rather, Eldo kept looking and looking....We looked at a TON of cabins, and finally started narrowing it down to the Cherokee/Bryson City/Asheville area, and the northwest corner of the state. We worked with Yellow Rose Realty Company, a smaller rental outfit than most in North Carolina out of Bryson City, NC, but the level of service and accommodations were outstanding and we would prefer to work with them again!
The view from our cabin was probably one of the best in the area. This was the view every night off of the upper deck.
The cabin was so "up north", Sparky loved it. It was decorated heavily with "stuff"...vintage cookie jars up high on shelves in the kitchen, native American artifacts, the shelves and bookcases were decorated to the max---very rustic. Exactly as we pictured it might be....
The furniture was overstuffed lounge chairs and couches and had the definite cabin look. Knotty pine
It was comfortable and livable. There was also a wonderful wood burning fireplace, and the excellent seasoned firewood came with the rental. The cabin had a little woodshed out back with plenty of firewood. We had a fire almost every night. Temperatures were in the fifties and forties some nights. Day time temps were in the sixties and very low seventies. Sparky was in 7th heaven!
All bedding was furnished along with towels....Here's the master bedroom with a queen size bed...
There was another bedroom with twin beds on the same upper floor and a third bedroom and bath downstairs. It had a very complete kitchen with everything you could possibly want to cook with...
HahahahahahahahahHHAHAHAHAHA...What's so funny about that, you ask? as Eldy is rolling on the floor laughing so hard... Anybody reading this blog knows Sparky HATES to cook. Sparky was forced to cook a few meals as it was quite the trek down the mountain road to get to the grocery store.
The cabin was clean and neat, we were very happy with it. And that view.....sigh......
Time to plan some activities for this week! We will spread out the blog a little bit and tell you the highlights in the next few times.....
Fabulous looking place but I think you are there a little late. It's gonna be COLD COLD COLD up there. Seems like the place to go in August. Love those beautiful Blue Ridge views. Great pictures.ReplyDelete
Sherry...they are already back home. Jeannie just posts her blogs late (like someone else I know) :)Delete
We loved our five weeks in the Georgia mountains on Karen's second lot. We went on many hikes and visited many waterfalls. October was a good month to be there.ReplyDelete
We love spending our summers up in that area. You certainly had an amazing view and the cabin was really cute. I don't think I would have liked going up the one lane narrow road every time I wanted to come or go, since we like to do a lot of sightseeing verses a lot of time at home. I hope you get to come back next year too. The weather sure beats Florida in the summer.ReplyDelete
Wow. That's awesome. But of course, you know that.ReplyDelete
Looks like you had a nice time in the mountains, now I guess you are back home.ReplyDelete
It looks like a lovely, romantic place :) Glad you guys had a great time!ReplyDelete