2017 Reviews

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Billy B. of NC
December 22-28, 2017
We had a wonderful time.  We started planning this on Christmas Day 2016.  We really enjoyed our first stay with our grown son in the cabin.  The last day, my son was with me and we took one last walk together & he talked about how a plan that began one year ago came together so well in such a wonderful place.  He said he would like to go back, I pray we are all able to do that.  We were so glad to bring our little girl, Teke (cattle dog - very small).  Our whole family was so surprised at all the little details in the cabin decor, the comfort, and especially all the Chrismtas decorations.  That was a wonderful touch at Christmas.  The river trail was fun & highly recommend walking the road until it ends & looking down through the trees at the creek - fantastic.  Bobby D's Pizza (on Main St) was really good and fast on our first night in to town.  Mostly we cooked & grilled here so we could relax.  The hot tub was such a pleasure.  Loved soaking in the hot tub late in the day after hiking. We spent Christmas 2017...to walk in the spotless cabin & see all the Christmas decorations just blew us away.  We have stayed at several cabins over our five years together.  This was the favorite for both of us.  The loft with separate bathroom was perfect for my adult son who joined us for 3 nights.  We would definitely like to return one day and will recommend others to stay here as well.  Thank you!

Von & Becky A. of FL
December 14-22, 2017
This is our 2nd stay here and once again, it could not have been better.  Please make sure you take the time to enjoy all the property has to offer.  Beautiful walk to the river, front porch, rocking chair afternoons, and the hot tub is so relaxing anytime of the day!  Deer family of 5 will visit you.  They cross the hill behind the cabin every day or two.  Restaurants we enjoyed, Rosebud Cafe, Winner's Circle, Bohiemian Coffee Shop, Smokey Mtn BBQ, Dairy House for ice cream!  Rose Mtn Butcher shop for fresh everything!  Eggs, Meats, Jams, Produce!  Day Trips!  Mtn City, TN - Mike's BBQ; Abingdon, VA to the famous Barter Theature; Valle Crucis - over yonder restaurant and original mast general store & annex; Sparta.  All nice 1 hr or so trips.  Enjoy the peace and quiet!

Karen H. of NC
December 9-11, 2017
Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your cabin.  This is the third year that we've come to celebrate our anniversary.  We have had a wonderful experience all three years.  The snow this year made it especially wonderful for us as we enjoy the cold weathre.  We noticed that another couple had written they were celebrating their 48th wedding anniversary and we were celebrating our 17th.  It impressed us and we would like to see ourselves visiting your cabin for 31 more years!  Thank you again and Merry Christmas!

Jim K. of SC
December 7-9, 2017
We really loved the Wil-deer-ness Cabin.  Wish we could have stayed longer.  A little more snow than expected but managed through it.  Would like to come back in the summer!  Thank you.

Jim W. of NC
December 1-3, 2017
As always, we have enjoyed our stay here.  This is our second stay & plan to come back soon.  You have everything that anyone would want & appreciate it all.  We had a very relaxing time.  Thanks again!

Jeri & Jena of SC
November 27-30, 2017
Jeri & Jena's Birthday Week - First off we want to thank the thoughtful person who labeled and directed this cabin.  It made life much easier :-)  We enjoyed the charm, warmth, and seclusion.  We cannot wait to plan our next trip to the Wil-deer-ness Cabin!  Thank you so much.  PS - The Christmas decorations were a beautiful touch.

Teo C. of NY
November 21-25, 2017
Congratulations for such a beautiful property & great experience!!  We live in upstate NY at the foothills of the Adirondacks, still we found this to be a great & very enjoyable experience.  We had a wonderful time with our daughters and our friends we met here for the holiday.  Very pleasantly surprised with all the amenities and comfort, we loved every minute here.  The cabin was very well equipped, had all and anything you need and more. All you need is your personal effects, food, charcoal for the grill & drinks. If you want to disconnect and get off the grid, the environment and surroundings genuinely encourage and allow it yet if needed you have WI-Fi and TV if you chose to use. I just spent Thanksgiving there, we are a family of 4 adults and a small dog, it was perfect, comfortable and pleasant experience. Thank you & we wish you all the best.

Cheriel S. of NC
October 25-Nov 1, 2017
Loved the cabin.  You have it decorated so nice and beds are very comfortable.  We stayed nice and cozy with the extra heat. We had a couple of nice days of weather.  Very windy most of the time.  Cabin is nice, clean and cozy.  Had everything we needed for an enjoyable stay.  West Jefferson is a nice town with plenty of shops and nice restaurants.  Cabin is well stocked with all you need in the kitchen. Thanks, your cabin is special!

Chuck C. of NC
October 22-25, 2017
We enjoy sitting on the front porch, relaxing in the hot tub, and exploring the area.

Dick B. of NC
October 16-20, 2017
THANK YOU for such an AMAZING cabin.  The whole set up of this wonderful place was just pefect - so relaxing, peaceful & calming energy here.  We'll be back!!

Phil B. of NC
October 8-10, 2017
The cabin was quiet, relaxing and convenitent to amenities.  Enjoyed spending our 48th anniversary at the cabin (with the availability of the romantic package) even though it rained a lot.  Looking forward to returning another time.  Thanks for such a quiet, relaxing and beautiful place.

Shannon P. of TN
October 2-6, 2017
We adored the location and the private river access.  We looked at many different cabins and were very happy to find a cabin that allowed us to bring our fur baby.  This cabin had exactly everything we were looking for.  The fire pit was amazing, the bed was super comfortable, and we were thankful for the dog treats left for us.  We also LOVED all of the informative signs and directions.  We never had any questions about how to operate or navigate anything during our stay.  We've stayed in many cabins in western North Carolina over the past 7 years and this one is by far our favorite.  We can't think of any improvements at all.  This cabin was pefect and had absolutely everything we were looking for.  Thank you for such an amazing vacation!  We were really sad to leave.  This was our dog's first North Carolina vacation with us and he was in heaven.  We loved and adored every aspect of your property and can't wait to come back!!  We are in love with this place and our dog approves!

Brent L. of NC
Sep 29 - Oct 2, 2017
Thank you for another wonderful stay at your beautiful cabin.  We have been coming here every year for our anniversary since spending our honeymoon here three years ago and it's always a delight.  We enjoy walking down to the river, soaking in the hot tub, and attempting the hammock (one of these days we'll get the hang of it without it cumping us out!! :-)  Already looking forward to our next visit.  PS - the romance package was wonderful and thank you for the sweet s'mores! ♥

Theresa F. of NC
September 25-28, 2017
We had a great time at this cabin.  The owners have really gone out of their way to make sure this cabin has all the essentials for the perfect getaway.  The cabin is very clean and well kept.  We really enjoyed the fire pit area.  It is the perfect setup complete with plenty of seating, a horseshoe pit and outdoor speakers.  We had so much fun roasting marshmallows and playing horseshoes.  And gazing up at all the stars at night.  The cabin is well stocked with DVD's, games, corn hole, and even chairs and a picnic basket to bring down to the river which is just a short walk from the cabin.  The hot tub actually gets hot and is very relaxing to sit in.  The owners are very easy to work with and are quick to respond.  In all honesty, this is the first place we have stayed where everyone wished we had booked a longer stay.  There was so much to do and enjoy.  We are looking forward to our next stay at the Wil-deer-ness Cabin.

Chris S. of NC
September 21-24, 2017
We had an excellent time at your cabin.  It's like going to our second home, every little thing is provided to make our stay and easy and enjoyable one.  Me and my two boys took a kayak trip down the river from your location to the old route 16 bridge (I think).  Took about 4 hours.  An excellent way to spend my 48th birthday :-)

Robert L. of NC
September 15-18, 2017
We absolutely love the charm and peace felt here at your beautiful cabin.  The hot tub is just perfect and stars at night make it complete.  Everything was clean & smelling good when we walked in.  Cozy & comfy the way we like it.  God Bless you both for sharing your piece of paradise.  Many thanks!

Cindy B. of IL
September 8-15, 2017
Quiet peaceful stay, just what we needed.  Slept in everyday. Loved watching the deer every morning and eventing.  Enjoyed the outdoor speakers.  We had a great time.

Daniel B. of FL
August 28-Sept 1, 2017
Thank you Michael & Donetta for sharing your wonderful cabin with us.  We found Wil-deer-ness Cabin to be quiet, clean and well maintained.  Hopefully we can return some day.

Nancy C. of NC
August 24-27, 2017
Had another wonderful stay here at the Wildeerness Cabin "Our happy place".  Norm enjoyed his birthday weekend, with golfing, tubing and we tried some new restaurants.  Winners Circle, The Log House both were very good.  We took a ride to Sparta Saturday night and went to the Alleghany Jubilee for some old time music and dancing.  It was really fun!  Also went to Molley Chompers Cider Brewery in Lansing, a nice laid back place.  Thanks again for everything.  We love it here and can't wait to come back!

Marvin C. of FL
August 19-23, 2017
We really enjoyed our time at your wonderful cabin.  Just the beautiful setting and the way the cabin was equipped.  It was so relaxing.  We didn't need a thing that wasn't available.  It was decorated so nice and was so clean.  There was a deer looking in the kitchen window while I was doing dishes.  We really enjoyed ourselves.  We were not ready to leave when our time was up.  It was neat that our dog could be included in our vacation.  I really cannot think of anything that could make it more perfect.  Thank you for letting us enjoy your little place in paradise.  Perfect place for a vacation.

Debbie P. of NC
August 12-19, 2017
I love just sitting on the porch.  Had a great time.  Thanks, be back next year.

Liz K. of NC
August 9-12, 2017
We liked just being able to relax :-)  Everything was as expected.

Kate C. of NC
July 31-August 3, 2017
Thank you for another wonderful visit!  This is our 6th visit & we will be back again.

Brandi C. of NC
July 24-27, 2017
We really enjoyed coming back.  The river path is new since our last visit and we really enjoyed it.  My dogs are usually scared of water, but my husband got them to dive right in!  They splashed and played and had a great time.  The doggies loved their biscuits and we all had a very relaxing time.  We enjoyed driving through the country, and hiking to see waterfalls.  Everything was wonderful. We can't wait to come back!

Yanis Q. of NC
July 21-24, 2017
We loved the cabin, and wish we would have been able to stay longer.  Hard to pinpoint what we liked most.  Everything was amazing!  The property was super tranquil, relaxing, and had everything you could possibly need.  We definitely plan to return!

Jenni A. of SC
July 10-14, 2017
Thank you so much for such a wonderful stay!  Y'all have thought of everything!  My husband returned from a 7 month deployment in April, and this vacation provided us both with much needed rest & refreshment.  We absolutely loved the cabin/area!  The cabin is so clean, well-stocked and well-kept.  My husband and I enjoyed the cabin amenities along with being surrounded by gorgeous nature and seclusion.  We also loved being just a short drive from Grayson Highlands State Park and exploring the quaint little town of West Jefferson.  We really appreciated all of your attention to detail and hospitality.  We also enjoyed all the extra things to do like the fire pit and horse shoes and movies and cable and wi-fi -- felt spoiled :-)  We loved our stay!  We will definitley be booking again!

Richard F. of NC
June 25-July 8, 2017
As always, we had a wonderful time!  This cabin helps us celebrate our anniversary (which isn't until 8/3) but we feel coming here is tradition and a way to start celebrating early!  Our children and grandchildren came for a few days but we cherish the peace and quiet we have when we are here!  Thank you for sharing your home.

Kathy C. of NC
June 17-24, 2017
Another great vacation at this lovely private cabin.  We enjoyed the creek, the firepit and quiet this vacation gives us.  Happy 12th anniversary to the Clarks.

Mark H. of NC
June 14-17, 2017
What a place!  We loved it and will definitely stay again.  And tell our friends and families.  Everything was perfect.  You guys really do a great job.  We had an awesome time.  This cabin is heaven in the woods.  We loved rocking in the rocking chairs, hanging in the jacuzzi, and grilling out.  Our ten year old daughter loved her stay also.  This place offered many amenities.  It was very relaxing and loved the privacy.  We will be back!  Thanks again...you have a great place.

Sarah O. of NC
June 5-8, 2017
We had a fantastic time at your cabin.  Everything was as described!  Loved everything about this place!

Kathy F. of NC
May 27-June 4, 2017
We had another marvelous retreat this year!  Love the comfort and homey feel of the cabin.  Slept like a baby!  Can't think of a thing to change, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.  Love the new Adirondack chairs by the fire pit!  Looking forward to another week next year.  God Bless!

Alfreda B. of NC
May 25-27, 2017
My husband and I rented this cabin for a quick getaway from our busy world, and to check out the area to see if it is where we want to buy our mountain house/retirement home.  It is!!!  We loved the area and would buy this cabin in a heartbeat if the owners would sell, (hint, hint).   Are you willing to sell?  Just as it is - completely furnished.  Send us your price!  Our favorite thing about this cabin was the outdoor speakers.  We loved sitting in the hot tub and being able to listen to the radio (very nice touch).  The owners have thought about everything and have put a lot of effort and time into making sure you are comfortable and well taken care of.  Hopefully we will own our own mountain house soon but if we don't, we will definitely be back.

Dustin R. of NC
May 23-25, 2017
Thank you again for a wonderful time.  We hope to be back next year!

Pam C. of NC
May 14-20, 2017
We loved the hot tub, sitting outside and watching the deer in the morning.  We love staying at the cabin.  We've stayed twice and will continue to stay always.

James K. of KY
April 26-29, 2017
A very relaxing get away.  Felt like you were away from everything yet close to town.  Enjoyed the decor and attention to the cabin theme.  A lot has been put into it.  The porch and rocking chairs were where we spent most of our time relaxing.  Thanks Michael & Donetta for providing a great get away.  Came for MerleFest and so glad we found this cabin.  We had a great time at MerleFest but really enjoyed the time to unplug and relax at the cabin.  You have put a lot of love and thought into this cabin and it was appreciated.  Thanks!

Andrea A. of FL
Elizabeth M. of  NC
April 24-26, 2017
It was fabulous, hope to come back and stay longer next time after checking the area out.  Thanks so much.

What a great place.  Enjoyed the cabin, a very comfortable atmosphere.  Great location close to lots of places we wanted to visit.  Enjoyed your sense of humor on the trail to the river!  Saw several deer on the morning we left and enjoyed sitting on the porch listening to the spring bird song.  Hope to stay again!

Phil H. of SC
April 17-19, 2017
Thank you for a wonderful stay in your cabin.  We love the hot tub, long porch, fire pit and horseshoes!  This was a perfect 3 day get away for us.  We explored West Jefferson and Lansing so beautiful.  We had a great meal and experience at Boondocks!  If you enjoy a great meal and beer this is your place to visit.  Thank you again.

Chuck C. of NC
April 13-17, 2017
Our Easter weekend was completely perfect!  We love your cabin and the privacy surrounded by nature is like heaven.  It's our second time here, and it's quickly becoming our 'home away from home'.  Our friends joined us, and we enjoyed many local attractions.  Thank you for opening your home to us again.  PS.  We saw deer, turkey, chipmunk, geese, and lots of sunshine!

Chris S. of NC
April 10-13, 2017
Thank you so much for letting us stay in your beautiful cabin!  All four of us had a wonderful time and hated to leave.  It was just the right size and met every single one of our needs and then some.  We will definitely be back :-)

Nancy C. of NC
Donna M. of MA
March 31-April 2, 2017
Donna:  What an amazing cabin.  A surprise mountain getaway with Nancy & Norm.  Couldn't have been more perfect.  Hiking, eating and relaxing.  Thanks!
Nancy:  Thank you for sharing your beautiful Wil-deer-ness Cabin with us!  We love it here and can't wait to come back again!

Cyndi O. of NC
March 20-24, 2017
Great location and a cabin with everything we needed to cook and entertain ourselves.  Very good internet service, which was important to me as I am an online professor.  Great time.  Went to the river several times and to West Jefferson, Lansing, Jefferson, Mount Jefferson and Cascade Falls at Jeffries Park.

Laura W. of NC
March 10-13, 2017
Love the privacy and seclusion while still a short drive to attractions.  Loved the hot tub and the walking around.  Did a little hiking and playing.  This was our second trip to Wil-deer-ness Cabin and I can't imagine this being our last.  We came to shed our stressful days and were able to do that very nicely - we love the cabin and we love the area - we feel like we are coming home when we pull up the drive and we leave all stressful days behind.

Richard D. of NC
March 5-9, 2017
We had a great time, thank you. The house was perfect.  Great house, great location.  Love the woodsy setting, close proximity to the river, and the home's amenitites.  We'll be back for sure!  Thanks for a wonderful stay :-)

Joe & Patricia C. of NC
February 9-12, 2017
Our second stay at the cabin.  We love coming here, the location, how well the cabin is stocked, and basically just everything.  Thanks again!

Amanda H. of NC
February 3-5, 2017
First time stay at this cabin and everything was fantastic - so homey.  We have fallen in love with this getaway - we will be returning for sure.  Location great - decorated great - we love your cabin.  Thanks for sharing it with us - looking forward to our next trip!!

Stan & Pam D. of NC
January 20-22, 2017
We had the best time of relaxing and enjoying all of the amenities here at the cabin.  The cabin is more of a home than we imagined.  It is our 35th wedding anniversary and didn't want to leave.  Our kids talked us into coming and we are so thankful we did.  Thank you for allowing us to stay and make a beautiful memory.  We shall return!  A big kuddos to your cleaning staff.

Von & Becky A. of FL
January 4-8, 2017
What a beautiful, peaceful cabin in the woods!  Your cabin is as close to heaven on earth as it gets.  Loved the hot tub on cold nights and watching the deer come down the hill.  All the homey touches show how much this cabin is loved.  The relaxation and the views we enjoyed the most.  From relaxing in the living room watching movies to relaxing in the hot tub or in the rocking chairs on the porch enjoying the birds and deer.  To leisurely walks around the property and down to the river. Make sure you check out Rose Mountain Butcher Shoppe!  Such a beautiful property and well maintained cabin.  Extremely clean and so many personal touches that make you feel like you're staying at a friend's house.  Hot tub very clean.  But the best of all was the personal care and prompt service from the owners.  Any questions were answered immediately and efficiently.  We hope to return in July.  Thank you for your kindness and professionalism.  I would not hesitate to return or refer anyone looking for a picturesque, care-free, mountain get-away.  PS.  The 8" of snow was such a gift we will never forget.

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