This place looked nice when we arrived. It was night time and the inside had small white Christmas lights on the artificial evergreen tree as well as wound around grapevines adorning a couple of walls.
But, there is not a comfortable bed in this house. As I recall, the beds are full size and the linens are old and shabby, without being chic. Every available countertop was packed with bric-a-brac making it feel clausterphopic. There was not cut firewood and it was FREEZING - we hunted and gathered wood all around the place to keep the place warm. There is a charming, glass-enclosed porch that is FREEZING and overstuffed with uncomfortable furniture and bric-a-brac. It also felt musty. This place needs to be cleaned and cleared out of old, crappy linens and about 2/3 of the bric-a-brac. The furniture needs to be updated to justify someone paying for a "retreat" and having any expectation that it will be at least as nice as the home you left to go there. I found it to be a great disappointment at a time when a promised "romantic getaway" was sorely needed. What this place needs is someone who knows what hospitality is.
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27 mars 2013
I am so sorry for this person's unhappy experience at my cabin! In about 5 years of renting 3 cabins here, this is the very first dissatisfied guest I have ever had, as you can see from my approximately 60 five star reviews here and at vrbo.com/296903 and homeaway.com/904045, the two other sites where I list. As a matter of fact, I'm doubting this is even my cabin that the guest is reviewing, as their stay was well over a year ago and they did not leave a name. Several of the things they mentioned do not exist at my cabin. There is an open deck; not a glassed in porch. The extra linens in a dresser are all folded in sets and tied with grosgrain ribbon. The linens on the beds are egyptian cotton. I have replaced the two standard mattresses on the 2 futons with the thick 6 inch mattresses. The cabin is not heated with wood; there is forced air heat and central air conditioning throughout, so it's impossible for the cabin to be cold unless the guest failed to turn the thermostat to their desired setting, but I always have it set on 70 for their arrival. There is a fireplace but not as a primary heat source. There is a huge supply of wood under the deck for the fireplace. I'm right in the neighborhood and stop by early in every guest's visit to make sure all is well. Telephone numbers for a handyman, my cleaning lady and myself are posted on the refrigerator for any difficulty that might arise. I receive extensive praise for my hospitality as you can see in my many other reviews, as I have a bottle of wine, loaf of homemade bread, chocolates, soft music and electric candles throughout the cabin awaiting every arrival. I have instructions for tourist attractions, restaurants, and shopping, and offer any advice my guests might desire. I also receive extensive compliments for the decor as I have interesting antiques and works of art from local artists displayed which are generally appreciated. The cabin certainly is not cluttered, as you can see from the extensive pictures, and is very roomy; I can't imagine anyone feeling claustrophobic. My cleaning lady is exceptionally good! My deepest apologies to whoever this guest happens to be. I'm so sorry you did not alert me to your disappointment.
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