The owner (Iris) met us when we arrived the afternoon of our intended stay...very welcoming. After unpacking and taking a drive on the Cherhala Skyway we returned to the house to prepare dinner. Within an hour we experienced extremely high winds, rain and hail (later told by Iris that it was a tornado). The power pole was ripped out and fell into the fence and the power lines were all over the upper deck area. No power and we couldn't find any candles. The owners arrived about an hour later...by that time we had repacked our belongings as there was no way the house was habitable. Iris was sweet and indicated she would see about a refund for us. We decided to end our anniversary trip and return home...no alternative housing was mentioned as being available for us. The house itself is very quaint and rustic and I am sure we would have enjoyed our stay there. Sadly, this was the ONLY time we had available the rest of this year for a little trip.
Iris's lake house is a cozy one bedroom cabin on Lake Santeelah .Sleeps 6