Cabin, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
A Nice Getaway
The cabin was nice. The property was amazing! Solitude and a beautiful stream. What more could one want? Thanks for the opportunity to stay at Whispering Pines.
The outside of the property is very nice. There was plenty of space for our fur babies to roam and play. We were surprised that there was another home right next door, but the set up of their firepit seemed to keep them well on the opposite side of the property. There was some trash around the yard, but nothing major. The river was wonderful. In warmer weather it would make for a great place for kids to play, with some deeper areas to splash around in. We actually managed to catch a few fish. New deck chairs would be nice. Most of the ones there had holes or no cushions. However, picnic tables around the fire pit were a nice touch. The inside of the house is very spacious. The couches not too comfortable, but we spent most of our time outside. The bed upstairs kept falling off the frame. That was a little annoying to have to keep fixing every night. The owners are really thoughtful in providing linens, soaps, towels (even special ones for the dogs), and a kitchen with plenty of pots and dishes. Although I suggest bringing your own can opener. There were ants in the kitchen, which wasn’t an issue for us. Just keep in mind you need to keep things covered. All in all, we were pleasantly surprised considering some of the negative reviews we had read prior. The river and backyard are really well worth it.
We really enjoyed our time here with family!! Plenty of room for all of us. Very nice place. Beautiful views.
Great time, plenty of room with 4 kids and 4 adults
15-20 minute drive to Boone
Look forward to staying again
The property was very secluded. You are about 25 minutes from anything so plan ahead. It looked just like the pictures. Portions of the road in both directions are gravel and are typical mountains roads (curvy). The house number is not correct on the info I received. It is off my 2 numbers. Look for the sign "Whispering Pines" at the driveway entrance. It is a nice home, but really needed a bit of TLC. The bushes and trees need trimming away from the house which may help with the bugs. We were inundated by stink bugs. They were everywhere. As a beach property owner, I understand insects are "expected", but this was a bit much. The kitchen was pretty well stocked and I was surprised to find paper products, hand soaps, and even detergents there. We brought our own since most rentals don't provide these. The only thing that really needs to be added to the kitchen is a can opener. I read in one of the other reviews that someone bought one and left it. It is a very inexpensive opener and we struggled to get it to work. The water had a horrible sulfur odor. I read online that this can be harmful if the levels are too high, so we only used it to bathe. We used bottled water for everything else. There needs to be a filter added to the house or the well needs to be treated. We didn't catch any fish or really see any, but we were entertained by a family of beavers that hung out by the base of the rocks in the bend of the creek. We tried to get wood delivered but the voicemail box of the number given was full. We never could reach the person, so we purchased a small amount in town. The fire pit was deep and sits right near the water. It was really peaceful. We really had a nice time despite the few flaws. The owner was very flexible with us (I asked to move our dates last minute). Thanks for sharing your home.
It was a very peaceful refuge.
We enjoyed having the creek in the backyard. I am not one who usually complains however when we arrived the refrigerator on the main level was not working. When we called the owner to inform him he said he was aware and that there was another refrigerator delivered downstairs and it had not been set-up and he could not get there before Monday to move it upstairs, which was the day we were leaving. There was another refrigerator downstairs that was working and he said well can you just use that one, we said yes, it is not like we had a choice, which was a huge inconvenience for my family since my husband has a bad back and has had 5 back surgeries and it was hard on him having to go up and down stairs every time he needed to get something from the refrigerator. The bathroom downstairs, the toilet seat was only bolted down on one side so the seat was turned around sideways. The bed upstairs on the loft was worn out and sunk down in the middle so when we went to bed we were laying on an incline towards the middle. We read several reviews after our trip and found one dating back to 2012 that complained about the same bed doing the same thing. So it is obvious that the owner does not care about fixing problems around the house. The grass had not been cut and it was tall. If I were an owner of rental properties I would make sure everything was right for my guests so that they would want to come back and they would want to refer friends and or family. The house definately needs some grooming, especially for the money we paid to stay in this house. It is a very nice house for it to be in this shape. Sorry for the long review but felt it all needed to be addressed.
It is always my intention to provide a great vacation rental experience for each guest. You will see most of our reviews are 4 and 5 star reviews, however, there are sometimes circumstances that arise. I had a new refrigerator delivered from Lowes just prior to this guest's arrival, but they were unable to install it upstairs at that time and had to return at a later date. That was very unfortunate and out of my control. Although it was inconvenient there was a second refrigerator downstairs available for the guest to use. The guest's complaint about the upstairs mattress is the first that I have heard. Her statement that it was the same mattress that was mentioned in a previous review in 2012 is simply untrue. That was a downstairs mattress and that one has been replaced. I will also make arrangements to replace the upstairs mattress if needed. I am very sorry that these issues had a negative impact on their stay. I did offer a sincere apology and a one night refund for the inconvenience.