Cabin better than the pictures!
Overall, had a great time....the cabin was very clean, well-decorated and everything worked. Had slight trouble with the fireplace (flue a bit sticky but with a little care, was able to have some great fires in the large fireplace). The cabin is well-supplied with towels, blankets and other extra bedding; the beds all had more than enough blanketing. Central heat worked very well so no need to have it set too high while sleeping as it keeps the whole cabin pretty much to the thermostat setting. Good supply of wood for the fireplace and pellets for the pellet stove (we tried one tray but did not use much as it is in the lower bedroom sitting area and we spent most of our time in the middle level open plan dining/kitchen/living room area. Good internet, DVD, TV, etc. Note that for you winter renters, the driveway is steep (maybe 30 degrees or so) and so if there is snow/ice, chains/4WD are needed. Entry is from driveway area with maybe a dozen or so steps (best if you can use the driveway) or from the right side of the bottom of the driveway (with maybe 30 steps or so). Steps may have ice/snow on them; a good metal snow shovel is provided and we used it, but as we were not able to use the driveway (our new, modern chains and low riding new Lexus was not able to get traction; stay with the old fashioned link-type chains as the new variation of cable and spiral metal is rubbish for climbing, though the spirals might be good for side to side sliding). These driveway comments are not negative, just informational. There is a caution in the cabin descriptive info; just realize that it is a big part of winter staying. So, highly recommend the cabin. The agent, Kimberly, was very responsive and very helpful, answering lots of questions we had as we are not familiar with winter/winter holidays in snowy areas. Cabin is far from Arrowhead Lake/Village so recommend you spend time there on the way up, early and before the 3pm check-in. Very nice, with snow covering the piers, rooftops of shops, etc., and best for the ladies, lots of 'after Xmas' sales! Overall a 90+ time for us! Thanks, Kimberly!
Cozy Mountain Getaway