2020 Reviews

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Billy B. of NC
Our second time here. Nice, quiet, & peaceful. Happy New Year 2021

Kenneth T. of FL
Dec 23-27, 2020
My family & I came from FL and the trip was everything we could have asked for. We got to experience our first white Christmas. We had the best time playing in the snow & watching it fall from the sky. We got to share experiences with our family we may not get the chance to have again. The cabin was very cozy & clean. We visited Boone & it is a very cute area. It was a blessing to stay in such a nice cozy cabin and experience the wildlife, snow and hiking throughout the property. These memories will truly be remembered for years to come. Brooklynn: I live in FL. My family and I went to visit North Carolina. I got to see snow and got to go to a town too it was the best ever vacation!! I had snow ball fights, build snow men and the cabin was warm and cozy.

Kris R. of NC
Dec 15-19, 2020
Amazing! The only word used to describe our stay here. This cabin was perfect! I loved every minute. We barely left the cabin. It is super cozy and are already looking to plan our next visit back! We also loved seeing all the deer. I deer watched quite a bit. Also thank you for the birthday goodies! This was by far one of the coziest places that we have stayed in the mountains. We will definitely be booking again soon, can't wait to be back! A+

Rebecca C. of NC
Dec 13-15, 2020
We had a fantastic time! What a beautiful cabin! We are so grateful for the opportunity to visit for a few days. We had an amazing stay after a very long semester! Much needed relaxation for this teacher. Can't wait for our next visit.

Brian H. of NC
Dec 11-13, 2020
Was a great weekend stay, just the right size for close friends and family to enjoy a mountain get away with a short drive into towns for shopping and good food.

Elizabeth W. of NC
Dec 3-9, 2020
Great stay again. Hot tub was awesome when it was 10 windchill. Thanks again.

Sandy S. of NC
Nov 23-29, 2020
We loved EVERYTHING about the cabin especially the privacy, hot tub, fire pit and the wrap around porch with table and chairs. It was a perfect get away for our family of 4 adults. We loved the hot tub every morning and evening; the fire pit was awesome for the cold mornings and cool evenings! The private river area with swing was so peaceful and calming! The owners, Michael and Donetta are so helpful and very thorough with their instructions and suggestions. The cabin was very quaint and comfortable. Thank you for a wonderful place to get away, unwind, and enjoy family!!! Our family is planning to make this an on-going tradition for years to come!!!

Robert N. of NC
Nov 21-23, 2020
We had a nice stay in this lovely cabin & really enjoyed the hot tub on the cold days. Many nice touches! The cabin is warm & cozy and well-equipped.

Robert G. of NC
Nov 16-20, 2020
Hot tub was great, and it was nice to get away for a few days. Excellent all around, highly recommended!

Jennifer P. of FL
Nov 9-12, 2020
Thank you for a lovely stay! The cabin has everything you could possibly need for a secluded getaway. We spent some time downtown patronizing local businesses. The Rambling Poppy butcher shop is awesome! We also drove to Asheville but enjoyed W. Jefferson better. We plan on coming back in April and we can't wait!

Dorothy L. of AR
Oct 26-30, 2020
We have enjoyed our visit to your wonderful cabin. This was our 2nd visit. We went down to the river and enjoyed it very much. Also we did the Linville falls hike. We've seen several deer. We had a fire in the fire pit 3 evenings. Your cabin has everything you could possibly want.

Holly J. of TN
Oct 22-25, 2020
Thank you Donetta & Michael for a lovely cabin to truly escape & relax. The quiet was amazing. We had everythning we needed. The cabin is very well-stocked, and there is abundant information about how to enjoy the amenities, where things are, and area resources. Donetta and Michael have thought of everything and answered all questions before I could even ask. Total pros!!! Other hosts could learn from their efficiency. We enjoyed coming back here after hiking and exploring. The hot tub is perfect! Shatley Springs breakfast was enough for 3 days, Wow! We really, really enjoyed our stay. Thank y’all so much for making your cabin available. Thank you for everything! We’d love to come back.

Christine M. of NC
Oct 19-22, 2020
We have really enjoyed our stay here at the cabin! Loved all the scenery with the leaves changing color and falling. This little get-away was very relaxing. We just loved sitting by the campfire and relaxing in the hot tub. I enjoyed winning against my husband in scrabble. This place was perfect. Thanks for sharing your cabin.

Karen G. of NC
Oct 13-16, 2020
We had a very relaxing and enjoyable stay at this lovely cabin. This cabin is very private in a great location. It is a lovely, cozy cabin that is very well stocked. We hiked down the river path and enjoyed swinging by the river. This is a beautiful area. We drove into W. Jefferson and got to watch cheese being made at the Ashe County Cheese Factory and walked around several stores, had a great hamburger at Black Jacks Pub & Grill. We drove to Boone & Valley Cruces and went into the Mast General Store. The leaves are so beautiful to see this time of year. Thanks for letting us stay at your cozy cabin. Had a great time.

Chuck C. of NC
Oct 8-13, 2020
The place is beautiful, we love the changes. The new shelf in the living room is great for setting things up. The new king sized bed is devine. Thank you so much for letting us stay here. We feel so much at home here. As always, the cabin was wonderful. It's become our home away from home. We never want to stay anywhere else!

Rob M. of FL
Oct 1-7, 2020
We're Married!!! We couldn't be happier with where we chose to stay during our wedding week. We drove all the way from FL to enjoy this little piece of heaven. Thank you for providing this gorgeous cabin & for it being so clean! We made so many memories that we will NEVER forget. After a crazy year, our day was perfect. We love West Jefferson and Wil-deer-ness Cabin!

Philamena C. of VA
Sep 29-Oct 1, 2020
This is our 2nd time at this cabin. Had a wonderful stay. We love the cabin, the surroundings are beautiful and peaceful, the privacy, and the amenities. Cabin is very comfy and cozy for either 2 couples/4 adults or 2 adults/2 kids. We really like the area and the town of West Jefferson also. A little strange with the pandemic going on but that is life everywhere these days. Really enjoyed the jacuzzi! Love the fireplaces, wrap around porch, spacious yard, etc. On our next visit we hope to extend our time by a day or two to fully immerse ourselves in this peaceful retreat. Great place...appreciate that such a nice and welcoming place is so near to us...will be back! Thanks to Michael & Donetta for making the cabin available to appreciative renters!

Brent L. of NC
Sep 25-28, 2020
Thank you so much for another wonderful stay at your beautiful cabin! We have spent our anniversary (#6 this year!) here every year since our honeymoon and it's definitely our happy place. Looking forward to our next stay already!

Thea H. of NC
Sep 20-25, 2020
Thanks for having us at this wonderful cabin! We were happy to be return guests! We absolutely love this little retreat! As always everything was amazing! We will be back again!

Katrina B. of NC
Sep 16-19, 2020
We had a wonderful time here and we plan to stay with you all again! Clean, organized, comfortable...great place for a romantic getaway. So wonderful to be away from everythning but easily accessible to our favorite places like West Jefferson and Grayson Highland Park. The hot tub was fabulous after a 7 mile hike! Thanks again.

Amber P. of NC
Sep 14-16, 2020
We truly loved our stay and will be back (for more than 2 nights)!!! :-) Very private and cozy. Porch lights were a nice touch.

Michael R. of NC
Sep 8-10, 2020
We had a great time and were very impressed by your accommodations and landscaping. Had a great stay with the person I love. We are already looking forward to the next trip and will keep in touch.

Mindy S. of NC
Aug 29-Sep 7, 2020
We really enjoyed our time here. We had such a relaxing & fun time while we were here! The best part was the private area down by the river. We also liked hanging on the porch in the rockers, and enjoying the hot tub. The cabin was great and had everything we needed. Thanks again for sharing it with us!

Ryan P. of NC
Aug 24-28, 2020
Very relaxing get away for my family. Thanks for letting me turn 35 in this beautiful heaven!

Tim R. of NC
Aug 15-20, 2020
I love the secluded location. It was very quiet and we enjoyed listening to the rain fall through the trees. It was easy to get down to the river and enjoy an afternoon fishing when the river cleared up and went down enough to be able to wade safely. The cabin is nestled in the woods so we noticed very little noise from off the property. It was also easy to get into town to shop in West Jefferson or a quick trip to Molly Chompers Cidery in Lansing. It's just a great location to stay while in Ashe County. I loved my stay there as I have before. It's just a great cabin and lots of fun with the activity areas around the cabin and across to the river. I'm jealous whenever I'm there. I'd like to have a location like that. You all do great with the activities and the overall upkeep of the cabin. I love it every time. Thanks for the relaxing getaway. As always, it was perfect.

Debbie P. of NC
Aug 8-15, 2020
Thanks. Had a great time. The earthquake was awesome!

Darlene W. of NC
Aug 6-8, 2020
Very nice log cabin.

John H. of NC
Aug 4-6, 2020
We thoroughly enjoyed your cabin. Thank you for everyting.

Bill M. of NC
Jul 14-16, 2020
We really enjoyed the stay. It was so quiet and peaceful. The hot tub was great as well as watching the deer walk by every night.

Jessica W. of VA
Jul 7-10, 2020
The cabin was great! Very comfortable and clean. Communication with the property owners was spot on! We would definitely come again! The ice cream shop down the road was phenomenal and the owner was very nice!

Brenda G. of NC
Jul 2-5, 2020
Great cabin. Has everything you need for a get away. Exceptionally clean and great location. Owner great to communicate with. Would definitely recommend and hope to visit again.

David W. of NC
Jun 22-29, 2020
I had a great time at the cabin and caught a few smallmouth bass and trout too. The river access and the large porches for relaxing outside were the best parts for me. It's a great experience; very quiet and peaceful. One of the best mountain rentals I've ever stayed in. Thanks for sharing your place with others. It's a great spot!

Jennifer B. of NC
Jun 19-21, 2020
Wil-deer-ness cabin is a beautiful and cozy log cabin tucked away in a serene tree canopy. Clean and equipped with absolutely everything you need to relax. We were here for the 17 year cicadas which was fascinating. We will definitely be back. Michael and Donetta thought of everything and are wonderful to work with.

Rich C. of NC
Jun 8-11, 2020
Cabin atmosphere was very nice. Nothing was overdone.

Jamie C. of NC
Jun 5-7, 2020
We had a Great time the cabin was wonderful. We will be back.

Olivia C. of VA
Jun 2-5, 2020
This house is amazing! Every little detail is perfect. From the river lot, to the hot tub, to everything in the house, nothing was overlooked when you were making this retreat. We will be back ASAP! Thank you very much.

Kathy F. of NC
May 25-Jun 1, 2020
Thank you for another wonderful visit to your cabin. It is always such a delight! Look forward to next year.

Catherine W. of NC
May 21-24, 2020
We enjoyed our stay! We enjoyed everything but the best part was sharing the weekend with my son and his wife. We fished, played horseshoes, sat outside in the rockers, watched movies, and even spent several hours playing Uno. The kitchen was very well stocked with every pot and pan and other utensils we needed. It was the perfect family time. It was very quiet, clean, and very organized. It was a great get away, we will definitely come back for another visit.

Zachary C. of WV
May 9-11, 2020
We had such a great weekend! We will be back!

Vincent P. of NC
May 1-4, 2020
We had such an amazing time here! Thank you for letting us use your cabin this weekend! We had everything any one could ask for. The cabin is just beautiful. Thank you for making our get away weekend perfect!

Angela D. of NY
Mar 30-Apr 6, 2020
It is wonderful how everything is so organized and there are little notes everywhere to help you navigate the cabin. The kitchen has everything you need to make or bake anything you want and I especially liked that it was mostly Pampered Chef stuff! The master bed is sooooo comfortable - you sink right into it and sleep soundly! We loved soaking in the hot tub every morning and evening even though it was pretty cold out - so relaxing! We enjoyed several nights by the fire and played horse shoes a lot. We enjoyed the peace & quiet, as well as the scenic view. This place is an absolute gem and kudos to the owners for making everything so easy! If you want to get away and be in the middle of nowhere - this is the spot! Absolutely loved staying here and would definitely do it again! Thank you so much for this wonderful experience!

Anthony P. of FL
Mar 22-29, 2020
We are trail blazers so we thoroughly enjoyed visiting the trails in the area. Insofar as the cabin goes we enjoyed just relaxing outdoors, the rocking chairs, the Jacuzzi and snuggling on the couch. We were pleasantly surprised how well stocked the kitchen was especially the spice rack. We loved the cabin and we were amazed how well you guys thought of everything. We are definitely coming back.

Andrew H. of DC
Mar 18-22, 2020
A wonderfully cozy and quiet getaway. Would definitely go back!

Donna P. of NC
Mar 13-15, 2020
I loved the peacefulness and the beauty of the cabin. I honestly think everything was perfect! I wouldn't change a thing. : I loved all the little notes with directions and information. The owner did not miss anything and I felt right at home.

Philamena C. of VA
Mar 2-4, 2020
My husband and I came here for a peaceful #41 wedding anniversary and our adult son was able to join us as he could have his own bedroom/bathroom in the loft. The cabin was very cozy, decorated very creatively and cute. Loved the wrap around porch; fire pit and hot tub looked great, just couldn't use them with the rain but look forward to returning in the fall and getting another shot at it! The cabin is well-equipped for any needs you may have, porch is beautiful, fireplaces were great! The property is pretty, private but not the kind of deep woods remote that make you a little nervous. CHeck-out process fairly simple and straightforward. We really like West Jefferson; we also love Grayson Highlands and the hiking all throughout the area. It's a lovely cabin in a great location, plenty to do inside and around the property. West Jefferson is a nice little community with so many neat little shops, pubs, and restaurants. If you like outdoors and all the types of things that I have described as well as peace & solitude you will love Wil-deer-ness Cabin. And Michael and Donetta were nice enough to leave S'mores kit for us for the anniversary. Sweet!

Connie G. of SC
Feb 21-24, 2020
We had a fantastic time staying at Wil-deer-ness Cabin! It was beautiful, clean and nicely secluded. It was exactly what we were looking for this winter. The pictures do not do justice to all the small details that are carefully thought out in this cabin. The home owners responded very quickly to questions and were a delight to work with. We will definitely stay here again!

Pamela M. of NC
Feb 6-9, 2020
Our trip was wonderful. We really came to the cabin to disconnect and have some down time from the demands of our everyday life. Although we did not use some of the amenities that were critical in our selection of your cabin, they were there if we chose to use them. We love being outdoors and enjoying campfires so in more favorable weather we would have spent more time outside. In reality, the weather did not matter as we still had the time to unwind. In our busy lives, unwind time is the best no matter what we're doing. I can't think of anything to make it more enjoyable. This trip was what we needed. The hosts were a pleasure to work with and clearly place a high priority on customer service. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

Cathy M. of NC
Jan 23-26, 2020
This is an awesome cabin to stay in for a couple or for a family. Very clean. Extremely cute. Owners were awesome and beyond easy to deal with. Lots of extra hard work put into a "guide" book for the area. Tons of activities to do inside or out to keep all ages entertained. We will definitley be returning.

Vivian M. of NC
Jan 17-20, 2020
Thank you! We enjoyed your cabin for a very restful weekend. We will be happy to refer you to friends and family.

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