Great place for large family gathering
We very much enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay here again. The porches and their furnishings were great for enjoying the awesome view and visiting. The layout of the house facilitated the various activities that took place at the same time--for example--the guys watched the baseball game while others played a game at the dining room table, the kids played ping pong downstairs, and others visited on the porch and in the kitchen. We never felt crowded. Having 4 bedrooms, each with a full bath helped us get out the door in the morning without having to wait in line to get in the bathroom. The owners are very responsive and helpful. On the downside--the driveway is a bit of a nightmare for flat-landers like us. It is steep and narrow with a deep rain gutter on one side and a drop off on the other. Nerve racking but we all agreed it wouldn't stop us from renting the house again in the future. Outside of the need for more dusting, the house was clean and tidy. I'm betting the owners would have helped us with the following, but we didn't call them--more hand towels are needed for the bathrooms, more bowls and pots needed in the kitchen. We improvised, using a pot for the fruit bowl and tossed the salad on a platter as the other large bowls were in use for other food. But there are plenty of nice plates, small bowls, coffee cups, etc. The kitchen sink needs replacing but that was the only house issue we found yucky. It was very nice that they had detergent on hand (for washing those towels!) but we recommend getting unscented type (I know, that's nit-picking). Luckily our allergy sufferers brought their own for the laundry and the dishwasher. The only other thing is that this is not the place for anyone in a motorized wheelchair or anyone who can't handle stairways--no bedrooms on the main floor.
Asheville Mountain Haven