Outstanding Birds, One-of-a-Kind Host, Dog's Paradise
I procrastinated writing this review because I knew it would be a challenge to capture all of the unique aspects of this place. We often rent houses on VRBO, and we are more interested in the outdoor space than what's inside. That said, I must say we scored big time by finding this secluded and charming cabin that was so lovely inside and out. Though it isn't technically off-grid, it has a rustic and cozy off-grid appeal. The back yard of the cabin overlooks national forest land, so for bird watchers or just people who enjoy romping around in the woods, it's quite wonderful. For city dwellers with dogs, this is an off-leash paradise. The unexpected bonus for this stay was Gino himself. He gave us plenty of privacy but also made himself quite available, and we thoroughly enjoyed his company on more than one occasion, for cocktail hour and even dinner one night (which, to our utter amazement, included his very last pieces of local elk meat -- the best we had ever tasted). We would like to thank Gino for sharing his cabin, and more importantly, for sharing his time.
Very Private Horse Friendly Dog Friendly Cabin in the Pines