2021 Reviews

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Marie B. of MI
Thank you so much for renting out your cabin to us! We had a wonderful time on this much needed vacation! It was equal parts relaxing and lounging in the comforting cabin, cooking and soaking in the hot tub as well as adventurous! Hiking the grayson highlands and along the water falls and streams near blowing rock. Even walking up the road where the cabin is was breath takingly beautiful. I loved how relaxing the cabin was and its proximity to some of the most amazing hikes. It was the perfect combination to work our legs all day and relax in the hot tub at night or just cozy up watching a movie. The fact that we could bring our babies (dogs) was the icing on a perfect cake. This place is truly an escape from the world. The only downside was having to return to Michigan.

Aaron H. of NC
Dec 24-28, 2021
Our 1st Christmas in the mountains. It did not disappoint! I was a bit worried because our son is 10 and I was worried it wouldn't have the Christmas feel but it was great. The decor and family feeling were great. Definitely one of the few families that needed the first aid kit LOL! Thank can't wait to come again.

Steve W. of NC
Dec 9-12, 2021
This is our 4th stay at our favorite place. There is a peace in this place that cannot be described and always calls us back and never disappointing us. Thank You

Ron P. of NC
Nov 19-21, 2021
Very cozy, great location, great amenities and very well kept.

James M. of NC
Nov 14-18, 2021
We had a peaceful & relaxing stay on our early 14th Anniversary. The cabin made us feel like a home away from home. Enjoyed our time around the firepit on those cool and refreshing evenings. Amy and I feel recharged with all the relaxation the last four days. You supplied everything needed to make our stay Enjoyable and stress free. Enjoyed wine, chocolate, and ashe cheese on the welcoming porch. Cooked out on the grille and Lansing Grocery had the best meats. Look forward to scheduling next year for another relaxing get away. Thank you so much.

Ron M. of NC
Nov 9-11, 2021
We enjoyed our stay! The birthday package for my husband was great along with the smores! So peaceful here! Much needed get away from everything! Walked to the river - loved the signs! Didn't see any wildlife except for some squirrels! So glad Amy and Brian recommended this place Loved it! Sweet & Savory Bakery Deli was very good. The cabin is beautifully decorated! The peace and quiet did us both good. The walk to the river had enjoyable views! Loved to return next year ! Thank you. P.S Your notes and directions were Excellent

Bernard H. of FL
Nov 3-5, 2021
Thanks for having us share this piece of heaven. We enjoyed every minute. It was such a relaxing stay. The walk to the river was very enjoyable. The pictures we took will last a lifetime. The fire pit was so awesome. We just sat around it for hours. Played a little bit of horse shoes and just took in the quietness. Our favorite was relaxing in the hot tub at the end of the day. We hope to return to this amazing place in the future. Had stayed here for 2-days. Only problem it was only for 2-days Loved loved loved it here. All the grounds very well kept. You have a private trail to a private spot at the river. Can’t wait to return :)

Jay B. of NC
Oct 21-24, 2021
This is a perfect "cabin in the woods." We loved the seclusion and all the amenities -- even though we did not use many. Can't imagine anyone staying there that could not find something to do. Cabin was clean, plenty of details on how to use whatever, very nice kitchen with plenty of kitchen stuff; nice linens, comfortable chairs, appreciated the lamps throughout, close to West Jefferson but not too close :).

Mark R. of NC
Oct 9-16, 2021
We had the most relaxing week in I can't remember how long. We loved the cabin and were able to enjoy smores by the fire. We will be back again next year.This cabin was awesome. Comfortable and homey.

Bambi B. of NC
Oct 6-8, 2021
Finally able to stay here after wanting a chance for the last 4 years. It didn't disappoint! Lovely cabin getaway. It rained for most of it so we didn't get a chance to use most of the amenities, but we really came for the quiet time anyway. The river spot is gorgeous, yes even in the rain. I'm sure we will enjoy another visit in the future.

Alice C. of KY
Oct 4-6, 2021
Very nice cabin. Clean. Beautiful location.

Samanda T. of NC
Oct 1-4, 2021
What a beautiful place! All the comforts of home and then some. Just what our family needed for a relaxing weekend. Thank you for the treats you left what a special touch. We can't say enough how pretty the cabin was and well stocked with everything we needed. We will certainly be back thanks again. Awesome place.

Brent L. of NC
Sep 24-27, 2021
Thank you for another wonderful stay at your beautiful cabin. This is our anniversary tradition after spending our honeymoon here 7 years ago today. It gives us a much needed break from our day to day and is so peaceful and relaxing. Weather this weekend was perfect for a stroll to the river. We will be back next year for sure! Until then Thanks Again!

Kaitlyn D. of NC
Sep 21-24, 2021
What a Beautiful Cabin. We explored the river and made a campfire, enjoyed the hot tub after a hike and lazed the day away watching the rain on the porch. We visited West Jefferson, Thistle Meadow winery, the creeper trail, and the little town of Lansing! We are heading to Blowing Rock today before heading home. This was much needed after a crazy couple of years. Thank you for allowing us a stay at your cabin. P.S Thank you for the smores stuff!

John H. of LA
Sep 15-20, 2021
We loved our walk down to the river. That is when we saw the deer grazing. We had a pretty brutal schedule as we were there for Merlefest in Wilkesboro, which is a 4 day festival. The cabin is so peaceful! It is even better than described. The owners were attentive to our correspondence. Our last two nights at Merlefest ended earlier and we were able to use the hot tub both nights. Very soothing to our aching bones. We just wish we could have done more but just not enough time. The owners pretty much thought of everything needed for the perfect stay.

Terry C. of FL
Sep 6-9, 2021
What a beautiful property and cabin. From the moment we saw it we extended our stay one additional day. We came to enjoy the Virginia Creeper again, but was pleasantly surprised with the river we enjoyed wading in every day. Not a day went by that we did not see deer meandering by. They are not the least bit afraid of the bears in the trees. We have truly enjoyed our get away here and look forward to returning.

Jessica M. of NC
Aug 30-Sep 4, 2021
We had the most relaxing vacation here. Thank you for having all the comforts of home here. As a newly married couple we enjoyed fishing down at the creek, biking at the Virginia Creeper Trail, stopping at several area wineries, tubing down the new river and eating at the most amazing pizza place ever (Pie on the Mountain) in Lansing. But most important we made lasting memories. We look forward in coming back.

Michael C. of NC
Aug 27-29, 2021
The setting was fantastic. The hot tub was a real plus! Our kids enjoyed the horseshoe pits and we watched a movie both nights we were there. We were blessed to be able to enjoy the rocking chairs with birds chirping and fishing at the river. We had not stayed here before, but we will definitely return. Our whitewater rafting trip to the Edge of the World was a fabulous day and one we HIGHLY recommend. Everything was as advertised and we couldn't have asked for a better experience...a beautiful home in a breathtaking setting. The cabin was very well decorated providing that cozy, cabin feel for our entire stay. The owners were very responsive to questions we had leading up to our stay and I'm sure they would have been if we'd had an issue while there, but, thankfully, we didn't. We highly recommend staying here and hope to return in the future. Access to the river was also very enjoyable...super peaceful down there! The rafting experience with Edge of the World was awesome, so thank you for the recommendation! That crew is a load of energy and fun!

Whitney P. of NC
Aug 9-13, 2021
This property was just what we needed! The area is quiet with a lot of nature. If you look close, you'll see a few bears in a tree😜. The owners are wonderful to work with prompt on responding! Can't wait til our next trip! Thank you for letting us stay! We Loved it!

Rachel S. of NC
Aug 2-8, 2021
Best cabin experience we've ever had in the Blue Ridge Mountains! The river was fabulous, and we had great time simply hanging around the property and walking the road each morning. Thank you for making our much needed 2021 vacation so memorable. We will be back!

Sonya M. of NC
Jul 29-Aug 1, 2021
Another fun filled amazing girls weekend Thank you! Donetta

Patti B. of NC
Jul 18-23, 2021
We had an awesome time!! Thank you for sharing your lovely hide-a-way in our beautiful mountains of Carolina.

Susan L. of NC
Jul 10-18, 2021
Really enjoyed our stay. Very comfortable and quiet. The river is beautiful and just a short walk away. 5/5 stars!

Jonathan S. of TN
Jul 7-9, 2021
My wife and I had a really good time just the 2 of us away from our kids. It rained on the full day that we were there, so we didn't get to go down to the river, but other than that it was a great quiet place to stay. Would stay there again in the fuure.

Johnny G. of NC
Jun 27-29, 2021

Josie S. of IL
Jun 23-27, 2021
Thank you so very much for sharing this beautiful place with us and our pooches. This was actually our first with them and it couldn't have been more perfect. Favorite part was the privacy, the location was perfect. The hammock was especially peaceful and relaxing. We loved the river and hope to return to take advantage of the non doggie activites. Thanks Again!

John S. of VA
Jun 12-17, 2021
Had a fabulous time. The Wil-deer-ness cabin had everything we needed. Wonderful private cabin in the woods. Has everything you need to have a fabulous stay. Hot tub, horseshoes, corn hole, lake access, hammocks, fire pit, and conveniently located to Grayson Highlands State Park, Creeper Trail and awesome kayaking...you can't go wrong staying here. Thank you so much for making our first trip as empty nesters perfect!

Jay C. of NC
Jun 7-11, 2021
Had a Great time. Construction of this cabin is amazing. So is the location and all the things big and small, you provided for your guests.

Sharon W. of MD
Jun 4-6, 2021
This cabin is absolutely amazing and a great find. It is private, clean, well supplied. The yard is set up well with fire pit, horse shoes, hammock and hot tub. It has a beautiful river access. The only thing that would have made the visit better would have been to have time to enjoy the ammenities. We came for just the weekend to go to a family wedding in Emory VA. The cabin is so clean and comfortable. Perfect place for a relaxing get away. Thank you for sharing your home. A+ rental experience.

Patti R. of NC
May 20-23, 2021
Loved the warm and cozy atmosphere of the cabin. It has all the provisions anyone could possibly need. Great location, lots of activities nearby (sightseeing, biking, hiking, fishing, kayaking, etc). Locals are extremely friendly, welcoming, and helpful. Lots of fantastic restaurants nearby. This was a terrific mountain get-away! There were so many things to do, both at the cabin and in the surrounding area. We were blessed with beautiful weather during our entire visit, which was great for outdoor activities. Huge thanks to Mike and Donetta for sharing their cabin with us!

Patricia B. of NC
May 10-14, 2021
We really enjoyed our stay in your cabin...it is awesome! It was chilly for this time of year but the hot tub felt wonderful! Thanks

Nancy C. of NC
May 5-9, 2021
Thank you once again for sharing your Wildeerness Cabin with us. We just love it! We had a wonderful time celebrating our Anniversary and Mother's Day. What a peaceful, relaxing, and fun vacation. We are looking forward to coming back again.

Mark S. of NC
Apr 30-May 2, 2021
The cabin was great. Really enjoyed our short stay at the cabin. It was a short drive to Grayson Highlands State Park, where I had a race. Amenities were as-advertised and great. I regret not booking an extra day or two so we could enjoy some of the amenities at the cabin. Definitely will next time!

Josh S. of MD
Apr 23-30, 2021
Thank you for the wonderful stay! This place is the perfect getaway. So much to see and do - but also makes you ok with just doing nothing sometimes - exactly what we needed! Thank you again - cheers!

Carla C. of NC
Apr 20-23, 2021
Thank you for the stay, your cabin is so beautiful and peaceful. Great place to reset. The hot tub was our life saver after 2 very cold days on the river. Beautiful area, excellent host and we will be coming back.

Tricia M. of NC
Apr 11-15, 2021
We loved the cabin, the river and beautiful scenery of the area! We had been to the NC mountains many times but not Ashe County. Loved the mix of mountains, rolling pasture and rivers. You have made the cabin so welcoming with all the warm, fun, homey touches. Hot tub was wonderfully relaxing! Bed was so comfortable. We visited and hiked 5 state parks within about an hour or so of the cabin. Your binders at the cabin were amazing. We've never seen such a complete and well compiled notebook of an area. You obviously put a lot of effort into this and we enjoyed reading it even though we had already planned our State park hiking. So enjoyed coming back to this cozy cabin at the end of the day, enjoying the river & fishing and exploring the grounds. You have thought of everything for a relaxing memorable stay. All the bears in the trees & inside are so cute! Thanks so much for the dog treats thoughtfully put in a basket in a zip lock bag. Our dog noticed them and immediately sat down behind the end table and looked hopefully at me. Too cute! Of course we gave him one immediately! Also, WiFi worked great! While our daughter missed out on our hiking, she enjoyed the hot tub, loft, and working on her graduate work on the easy chair in front of the fireplace! Thanks for sharing your cabin. We would love to come back - perhaps with another couple.

Howard W. of VA
Apr 8-11, 2021
Loved the cabin! Everything was as advertised and more. Exceptionally clean and organized. Kitchen has plenty of pots/pans/utensils and beds were comfortable. We primarily used the cabin as a basecamp for our hiking trips. We hiked Jefferson, Stone Mountain, and Grandfather Mountain. One day turned foggy, then rainy so we headed back early. Very nice to have a spacious cabin and everything worked! The little direction cards took all the guesswork out of using various items. Kitchen had many more pots and pans than expected -- made cooking easier. Having laundry capabilities was a very nice touch. Enjoyed the bench in front of the river! Thanks for allowing our dog, Dexter, to join us on our adventure. He made sure that "bear cub" stayed up the tree! Thanks so much! Had a wonderful stay!

Mark H. of NC
Apr 5-8, 2021
We liked the location and peaceful setting. This was our 2nd stay and it was just as good as the 1st. We really had a great time, again. We look forward to booking our next stay. Thank you again.

Donna A. of NC
Apr 1-5, 2021
Thank you Michael & Donetta for allowing us to experience WIL-DEER-NESS! We got to see SNOW! and enjoy all the amenities this lovely cabin has to offer! The view at the river is amazing - thank you for the benches along the way - great resting spots for us old folk! Would love the opportunity to stay here again! PS - Thor our pup enjoyed the views from the couch LOL

Luci R. of DE
Mar 22-26, 2021
My husband & I really enjoyed the peace and beauty of this cabin. All the complimentary items helped us immensely - we were more than a little unprepared but found everything we needed, plus even more we hadn't even thought to bring...S'MORES! Tried to enjoy every bit of our stay to the fullest despite some rain. This was my birthday week as well, so thanks for housing us and helping to make the entire stay even more special. Thanks Wil-deer-ness Cabin!

Ginger K. of NC
Mar 11-15, 2021
Thank you for opening your home to us. Was exactly what we needed. You guys thought of everything. From fire pit to horseshoe pit to fishing. We did it all. Saw deer in the morning & evenings. Some squirrels digging up their nuts. Weather was perfect. Had a sprinkle but my husband refused to let the fire go out. So saved some pics of him trying to stop the rain from putting out the fire. Hilarious!!! Thanks again!!!

Carrie H. of SC
Mar 7-10, 2021
Once again we had a magical trip. Never even turned on the television. So peaceful and tranquil. Saw a couple deer and cute chipmunk. Spent time relaxing in the hot tub, cooked hot dogs in the fire pit, in other words we took full advantage of everything. Thank you for the birthday s'mores. We love the thoughtfulness. We found the best burger in town at Black Jacks in West Jefferson! Back to reality. Thank you.

Rachel W. of NC
Mar 4-7, 2021
We had a wonderful time relaxing at the cabin, driving on the Parkway, & hiking down to the Cascades! Thank you.

Josh M. of SC
Feb 22-24, 2021
We really just enjoyed the peace and quiet away from home. The cabin was really cozy and y'all provided pretty much everything we needed to be comfortable. We didn't take full advantage of everything, like the fire pit or grill, but we definitely would have if it was a bit warmer. The cabin really did have pretty much everything to make for an enjoyable stay!

Lynn B. of NC
Feb 19-21, 2021
Enjoyed every minute of our stay in your beautiful, cozy cabin. Loved the hot tub. Would have used the bean bag toss game, hammock and horseshoe pit but it was too cold (didn't get above 30 degrees) LOL. We had a great time. Was exactly what we were looking for. A location that was secluded yet close enough to downtown. Will definitely go back.

Sonia L. of NC
Feb 13-15, 2021
Wil-deer-ness was the perfect retreat for a short getaway from the Triangle. Cozy, clean and intimate - we had a great time and hope to be back soon!

Toby P. of NC
Feb 9-13, 2021
We had such a relaxing time here. So quiet and peaceful. We went to Grayson Highlands to see the ponies in the snow, did an escape room in West Jefferson, enjoyed the food and beer at New River Brewing and Boondocks. We had a wonderful stay and appreciated the isolation and privacy of the property. The hot tub was also lovely! It was a great place and we enjoyed our visit. Extra touches and instructions were very appreciative and helpful. Thank you so much for the wonderful escape.

Heather S. of FL
Jan 25-29, 2021
It was a wonderful place for our family to stay. Had everything we needed. Thank you again for letting us stay in your beautiful cabin. We had such an amazing trip. We had the most wonderful time. We will definitely be back!

Bianca C. of NC
Jan 21-24, 2021
Beautiful cabin, with wonderful amenities. Can't wait to return. The treats for the pups was a nice touch.

Timothy P. of NC
Jan 15-17, 2021
It was absolutely great. Would definitely recommend this cabin. Wonderful trip - thanks for all the personal touches - surprises every turn! Will be booking again very soon.

David O. of SC
Jan 12-14, 2021
Love this gorgeous cabin & setting! Worth coming back in all seasons. The jacuzzi was relaxing. Thanks!

Candee W. of NC
Jan 9-12, 2021
We loved our stay. Such beautiful property. So peaceful and relaxing! God Bless!

Jeannie C. of AL
Jan 4-9, 2021
Cabin location was tranquil, and the area was amazingly quiet, all making our stay wonderfully relaxing. Wonderful stay! So tranquil, quiet & peaceful. Had everything we needed there. Loved the privacy of the cabin and the hot tub. So beautiful to se the snow falling.

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