This was our first stay here on what was a much needed getaway from the constant glare of computer screens, ringing of phones, and noise from the surrounding cubicles. We were so at ease here.
Sitting at a desk all day isn’t the best prep for hiking – I’m out of shape! When our hearts were pounding and sweat was pouring, we stopped to catch our breath. On the way down, we crossed paths with about a 4-foot black snake. He was quick! We could see him kicking up leaves as he took off for quite a ways down the mountain. The only other things we saw while on foot were squirrels, chipmunks, and spiders.
While driving we saw quite a few deer standing on the edge of the road and had a close call with a frog and a mouse. No bears anywhere.
Our biggest challenge was lighting a fire. It sees like the firewood around here is burnproof! Countless firestarters and matches and newspaper balls all proved unsuccessful. But we were determined to have a fire going in that fireplace…so we drove to Walmart and bought a Duraflame log! “City Folk!” Oh, well!
Thank you so much for this cozy cabin and a much needed restful, relaxing escape.
-Jennifer & Fred, Virginia Beach VA