A Five Star Vacation in a Five Star Home
We had a wonderful time and much of it was because it felt like a "home" and not a "rental". We were 2 couples along with my 88-year-old mother-in-law. One reason I chose this home was because she would not have to climb more than 2 steps on the porch in order to get into the house. My husband and I were in the master suite on the first floor and she slept in the study/bedroom and had her own full bath also on the same level. My sister and husband had the entire downstairs to themselves which is comprised of a bedroom with a queen bed and one with 2 twin beds along with a full bathroom and a very large den complete with sofas, games, and a hugh TV. The garage is also on this level. (Somehow I misunderstood and thought there was a queen bedroom upstairs instead of the study with a sleeper sofa. I really think the sleeper sofa is better for children as opposed to adults.) The home was very clean, beautifully decorated and had everything we needed. We quickly settled into a routine of leisurely mornings drinking coffee and tea sitting outside on the upper deck and enjoying the vibrant fall foliage followed by an outing and lunch and then in the evening eating dinner, relaxing and playing cards at the kitchen table. The home is surrounded by trees which are gorgeous. As the week progressed, the leaves began to fall and we could see that in the winter there will be a view of the distant mountains. Irv could not have been more accommodating. Early on I inquired about a television upstairs because my mother-in-law does not do steps well. He told me there was a small one in the kitchen but he put one in the study which was perfect for her. Also, there was a problem with the kitchen TV and Irv and my husband talked several times and were able to resolve it. The owners were very solicitous to our every need and it was evident that they care about the experience of their renters. As for our daily outings, there are so many places from which to choose. We ended up going to Brevard (30 minutes from the house) which really does have white squirrels; the Biltmore Estate (30 minutes) which was amazing; Dollywood (1 1/2 hrs) surprised me because I really enjoyed it; the Bush bean visitor center was a surprise we found on the way to Dollywood; and downtown Waynesville (10 minutes) had shops and restaurants. The Ingles grocery store is great and a few minutes’ drive from the house is a convenient gas station, cafe and minimart. I would love to return again.

November 2011
3,000 FEET ABOVE THE STRESS LEVEL. Relax and recharge in our beautiful home
3,000 FEET ABOVE THE STRESS LEVEL. Relax and recharge in our beautiful home
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