2015 Reviews

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Gary M. of SC
December 26-31, 2015
What a charming place.  A relaxing time after Christmas.  Cabin was as advertised.  In the woods, but easily accessible.  Clean.  Had everything we needed.  Instructions were precise and greatly appreciated.  Owner stayed in contact.  Would definiltey recommend and would use again.  Ashe County is the last GREAT county in America.

Timothy R. of NC
December 21-26, 2015
What an excellent place for a family Christmas.  The cabin was perfect for a Christmas week getaway with my folks.  We had a great time.  Everything was awesome.  The cabin was decorated and ready for the holiday season and this made everything very easy.  We loved our entire stay and look forward to coming back again.  I'm ready to be back here already!  Thanks so much for making this a wonderful Christmas for my parents and me.  We loved it!  Merry Christmas.

Amanda O. of NC
December 17-20, 2015
We had another great stay.  See you next year.  Merry Christmas!

Wayne & Carolyn B. of NC
Nov 29 - Dec 5, 2015
We enjoyed the privacy and the relaxing, peaceful time here.  Love the Christmas tree that was put up this year.  Will be back.  Merry Christmas!

Ray C. of NC
November 13-17, 2015
2nd time staying at Wil-deer-ness Cabin (not the last).  Love everything about this place.  Secluded enough for some quiet time with the family and friends yet close enough to town for what you might need.  We will stay again.  For all you people trying to decide where to stay on your trip to the mountains, look no more...Wil-deer-ness.  You won't be disappointed.

Robert L. of AR
October 26-30, 2015
Your cabin is really nice.  We have stayed in several cabins in the area but yours is the best.  The second morning we had 7 or 8 deer feeding on the hill behind the cabin and that made our day.  The rain stopped long enough for us to hike to the river, come back and have a fire in the fire pit until all of a sudden it started to pour rain again.  We did make our regular trip to the mast general store.   I had planned to play golf again at Mountain Air but that got rained out.  You have put a lot of work into the cabin, & the trail to the river.  Can't believe how much work you guys did to make that journey interesting.  Thank you for sharing with us and letting us be here, love all your touches, had everything we could possibly ask for.  The colors have been the best ever!!

Heidi & Scott H. of NC
October 21-25, 2015
My husband & I came for our 20th, relax & enjoy time alone.  Our first morning we woke to see a doe and her yearling at the hammock :-)  An hour later we ate breakfast on the porch while two more doe ate theirs just to the side of the cabin.  We loved seeing the deer!  Thank you for sharing this bit of "God's Country" and your cabin that felt like home.  PS - we would love to return; with the kids??  We may have to be selfish...no they would love it!

Nicki T. of NC
October 15-21, 2015
As usual we had a wonderful & relaxing anniversary!!  We saw a lot more wildlife this year, but we suspect they usually stay away because of our pups.  It makes me so happy to know we have a wonderful place to go every year!!  Thanks as always!

Lisa G. of NC
October 13-15, 2015
This was our first time at Wil-deer-ness Cabin, our first time at any cabin as we usually stay at a hotel.  Of course there is no comparison!  We visit Jefferson every so often and love the shops but we stayed at the cabin for most of our 2 days here.  We loved the fact that the cabin was secluded in the woods and so near the river.  It was great to just sit by the river and re-connect and relax.  We loved that we had everything we needed right there at the cabin.  The hot tub was very enjoyable and I also saw a deer family outside on the hill from the kitchen window.  It was around 10:30 if anyone wants to watch for them. We left saying how much we liked it and would love to come back.  We really enjoyed our stay.  It was a much needed getaway.  The cabin was really nice with great amenities and a good price.  Thanks for the well needed time away from home.  

Phama J. of NC
October 10-13, 2015
Awesome, awesome, awesome!  We returned and enjoyed this beautiful place even more.  We relaxed and laughed and just took it all in.  Love the river walk too!  Thanks for sharing this wonderful place with us ♥

N. Dykeman of NC
October 4-10, 2015
What a great place!  We weren't here 10 minutes & already planned to come back.  The privacy was awesome.  Our dogs loved it.  Can't wait to come back with another couple next time.  Thank you so much.

Rhapsody S. of NC
Sep 27- Oct 3, 2015
Wish we could have stayed another week.  It's never a long enough vacation when we are here.  This is our 3rd visit and it just gets better each time.  The cabin is in a great location.  Close to town but yet secluded and quiet with no traffic.  Cozy cabin with just enough supplies provided for you.  Loved the hot tub and the path to the New River.  This was new since our last stay.  The river path is amazing and our kids had a blast hiking the path.  Really enjoyed Mount Jefferson State Park and hiking the trails with a picnic afterward.  Enjoyed playing cornhole on the awesome covered porch since it rained every day we were there.  Still had the best mountain vacation ever.  Really love how everything is so organized and instructions are specific.  No questions are ever left unanswered.  Michael & Donetta are absolutely fabulous to work with and are very accomodating.  Prices are very affordable.  The hot tub provided some much needed relaxation.  We WILL be back again!

Sharon H. of NC
September 21-24, 2015
We loved staying at the cabin.  Had a great time!  Your directions were wonderful.  We had no problem getting there.  Again, thanks for the use of the cabin.  We really enjoyed our stay!

Monica S. of NC
September 12-18, 2015
1st time here & we were delighted!  So peaceful & quiet but close to hikes & fishing!  Saw deer every day.  We absolutely loved our stay at your cabin.  It was so peaceful and all the decor and homey touches were great!  It is hard to say what we liked most - everything was great!  We did beautiful hikes and relaxed.  The river walk was pretty and we loved the signs!  I loved reading on the porch and my husband enjoyed the deer.We were here for our 15th wedding anniversary & we hope to be back!  The cabin is well-maintained and well-stocked with kitchen gear and plenty of towels for the bathroom (it seems there are never enought towels!)  We were very impressed with the whole place!  Everything is above and beyond any place we have stayed.

Tim & Cathy F. of IL
September 6-12, 2015
What a perfect place to spend time with family.  We had our son in law, daughter, and their 2 year old with us.  We enjoyed the whole property.  It was so much fun watching our granddaughter enjoy the bears in the trees and we saw 4 deer!  Thanks for the wonderful week!

Gale & Doris B. of FL
Aug 28-Sep 3, 2015
WOW!  What a beautiful place to stay.  So quiet, peaceful & relaxing!  Our 1st stay, but not our last.  Vickie & Dave came on Wed, spent the day & then the night with us.  This was better than any pictures could show us.  God bless you for sharing your mountain retreat with others!

Pam F. of NC
August 23-26, 2015
Had a great time AGAIN!  4th time was the charm for the deer sightings!  Saw deer every day - sometimes all day!  One came to the hammock & we were sitting right there on the deck at the hot tub - then we watched 3 cross the river while we enjoyed the new river location!  WOW so cool.  Love the weather, nice and cool.  Love the privacy and quietness.  Love all of it.  Love the area - Ashe County.  Love seeing all the deer this time - more than usual.  Love how we slow down and talk to each other.  Family enjoyed Sunday with us & sister stayed all night.  Thanks for sharing your cabin - we love it here!  Can't wait for our next visit!

Wayne G. of SC
Dan W. of SC
August 17-20, 2015
We enjoyed the quiet surroundings and the porch rockers observing the deer who visit.  Thanks for the birthday and anniversary suprise.  The anniversary romance package was a big hit for our friends.

Had a wonderful stay and great anniversary.  Thank you!  The cabin is great!  We will be back.

Mark C. of NC
August 10-14, 2015
The end of our third stay has come and this will most likely be our last this year.  We have shared this place with all our children and everyone has loved it!  Thank you for sharing this beautiful, peaceful cabin.  We will be back next year!  

Jeff G. of NC
August 7-9, 2015
Thank you so much for sharing your cabin with us.  This is our first time at the cabin and surely not our last.  Although our time had to be shortened, we still enjoyed our stay.  Perfectly peaceful and refreshing.  Cabin was well stocked and clean.  The hot tub absolutely relaxing.  Biggest thing is I don't ever want to leave.  Keep up the good work!  Next visit we will bring the family :-), and have a longer getaway!  Definitely will tell all my friends.  Hope to see you sooner than later.  PS - Love the bears in the trees! :-)

Kate C. of NC
August 3-7, 2015
Awesome, looking forward to next time.

Carolyn B. of NC
July 25-31, 2015
Had a great time at the cabin.  The trail was wonderful.  Great place to stay & relax.  Our favorite parts were the quiet, privacy & hot tub.  We'll be seeing you soon!

Gayle B. of NC
July 18-25, 2015
Awesome!  Another wonderful stay at the cabin.  We loved our time at the river!  Your hard work did not go unnoticed!  Until next time...

Debbie P. of NC
July 12-18, 2015
Had a great time.  We love it here.  Be back next year.  Our dog loved the treats.  Our favorite part was being able to sit on the porch with no traffic and no noise.

Mark C. of NC
July 6-10, 2015
Me and my brother came with our parents this time.  I love the hot tub and the hamic. We went to grandfather mountin, twitsi railroad, and lot of trils!  It was sooo much fun!   Have fun!  (Submitted by Gwyn)

Richard F. of NC
June 29-July 5, 2015
We celebrated our 40th anniversary here last year and we're 1 month shy of celebrating our 41st.  We love the peace, quiet, & serenity here!  Thank you for a very restful and enjoyable time in your home!  We plan to see you next year!

Gina B. of NC
June 27-29, 2015
We had a wonderful short visit to the cabin.  It's just perfect.  Wish we could stay longer, but we will be back hopefully in the fall.  Thanks for making your cabin so comfortable and very thoughfully furnished with everything you could imagine.  The best part for me was the private wrap-a-round porch and the rocking chairs.  The whole cabin is very thoughtfully appointed.  Another thanks for allowing us to bring Annie Jo, our Goldendoodle!  She loved all the freedom to roam.  We saw plenty of deer in the early mornings and dusk!  Best wishes!

Kathy C. of NC
June 20-27, 2015
Well...another great week at Wil-deer-ness Cabin.  Celebrated our 10th anniversary!  We really loved the river access you added!  It kept us from driving to another location so I could drown a few worms, plus it was so relaxing just swinging & watching the river go by.  I actually caught 3 small, small mouth bass.  The secret is wading to the other side and letting your worm float over some rocks.  Thank you for sharing this lovely place!  I wouldn't change anything!

Susan T. of NC
June 15-19, 2015
We had a wonderful week at the cabin.  The river addition is so nice!!!  We loved the new addition of the river access.  It is so beautiful and peaceful down there.  The walk up gives you a workout but the resting benches are a nice added touch!  Last trip was just for the weekend so stayed mostly at the cabin.  This trip we hiked the trails of Mount Jefferson, tubed the New River, road the Virginia Creeper, shopped and went to a movie in West Jefferson and had breakfast at Shatley Springs.  We ended the week at Linville Caverns before heading home.  Everything is conveniently close.  We also managed to enjoy the peacefulness of the cabin.  This was our 2nd stay here and we will definitely return.  Thanks for sharing your home with us.

Kyla & James
Bruce & Beth T. of NC
June 8-11, 2015
We had an amazing and peaceful time.  It was more than what we expected.  The trails were really nice, especially the funny signs on the way.  One of our favorite parts of the trip.  We made use of the fire pit & all the great scenery.  We loved the layout.  My boyfriend and I came with his parents for their anniversary, so it was nice to have the loft.  We will be making a trip back here very soon.  Thank you for letting us experience the wilderness cabin!!  PS. We loved the hot tub!!

Jimmy & Rhonda D. of NC
June 5-7, 2015
We had the most amazing anniversary at this cabin.  Cozy, comfortable, clean and accomodating.  We liked the peace & quiet of the area the most.  The location was also great.  We loved the place and will return for a longer stay.  Next time we want to bring our son with us, he will love it.

Bill & Dale M. of NC
June 1-4, 2015
What a wonderful, relaxing "mini" vacation.  We both needed some time away & this was the perfect place to go.  Extremely peaceful.  Everything was just great - so peaceful & quiet.  Well equipped kitchen, hot tub was very relaxing, cabin was clean, loved everything!  This is our second stay here - already planning our third.  Thank you so much for allowing us to rest, I get re-juvenated.  Your cabin couldn't be any better.  Take care.

Peter & Kathy F. of NC
May 25-31, 2015
We wanted this trip to be all about getting away and doing things we love to do such as quilting, painting, playing guitar, baking bread and being surrounded by nature.  What a beautiful & peaceful week!  It was a very peaceful and creative time for both of us.  Love the cabin!  It could not have been any better.  Love the humor & whimsy.  You have done a wonderful job of making your cabin comfortable and a place for a lovely get-away.  You guys have done an excellent job providing for the needs of your guests!  Thanks so much - we enjoyed it so much we're coming back next year!

Pat & Tammy D. of KY
May 8-10, 2015
The beauty & peacefulness of my morning coffee in the rocking chair on the front porch - it doesn't get much better!  Loved the sound system w/outside speakers.  My husband is a musician and he always takes his music wherever we go.  But it turned out all he needed was his laptop!  It was like the cabin was designed for him.  Also really loved the hot tub.  Wanting to get one for ourselves and we are definitely going to look into the Jacuzzi brand.  I have a lot of back and hip issues going on -- nothing to do w/age I'm sure ;-)  But loved that each seat had jets for different areas, because that left upper corner seat was definitely designed for me!  Your attention to the details was so appreciated, and your cabin was absolutely the perfect weekend getaway!  We were not only celebrating our 33rd anniversary, but in addition to Mother's Day it was also my husband's birthday earlier that week and we are getting ready for the birth of our first grandchild.  So we thought it was very appropriate to visit Grandfather Mountain during our stay.  We also wanted to drive the Blue Ridge Parkway to get there, which was absolutely breathtaking!  And there really are no words to describe the magnificent view from Mile High Swinging Bridge.  We also really enjoyed watching the sunset in the hammock each evening.  We actually didn't get to take your path to the New River until the last day, so we definitely want to come back so we can enjoy the river and your beautiful get away some more.  One weekend just wasn't long enough to take in all the beauty of those Blue Ridge Mountains!  Everything was perfect and beyond our expectations.

Beau H. of TN
May 4-7, 2015
Completely secluded and never ran into anyone.  It was very relaxing, quiet place to get away and let my dog run around.

Jeff & Lisa M. of NC
Apr 24-26, 2015
Had a wonderful weekend here, just what we needed.  The cabin was perfect!  We enjoyed everything about the cabin.  It had everything that we needed and it was a perfect get-away for us.  We love being up in the mountains and your cabin and location were ideal.  We just wish we had more time to spend there!  We definitely will make this a yearly trip for our anniversary.  Thank you for a wonderful stay!!

Jenn V. of AL
Apr 16-20, 2015
We had a lovely stay!  Your cabin was just perfect for our family's needs!  Everything was perfect!  Loved the river path as well.  We had a fabulous time.  The cabin is perfectly complete and equipped for a wonderful relaxing stay.  You thought of every detail!  Thanks again!

Lanny N. of TN
Apr 11-13, 2015
Been looking at this place online for over a year and finally made it for my birthday 49 - yikes!  Where does time go?  Yesterday I was 21 - well maybe not.  Getting ready to leave - yuck.  The hot tub is the best ever been in!  Finally saw 3 deer near the river.  Wonderful cabin! Repeat customer!

Kathy G. of NY
Apr 7-10, 2015
Had an amazing time!  This cabin was everything we needed!  Cabin was perfect for a small family.  The cabin was very clean and hot tub was amazing.  So much information provided for the area, you can never be bored.

Krista M. of NC
Apr 2-5, 2015
We had another wonderful time here.  It's our 4th time here & this time we celebrated a birthday.  We were able to enjoy the fire pit for the first time and cooked some hot dogs.  We can't wait for the next trip.

Evie D. of FL
Mar 22-28, 2015
Showed up for our 2nd time here...man I missed this place...just as good as the 1st trip.  What a great week.  We are up from Florida and GOT SNOW (Yay).  So beautiful.  It was my kids first time seeing snow.  How awesome.  Thanx.

Vanessa F. of NC
Jennifer & Eddie of NC

Mar 18-20, 2015
Vanessa:  We had such an amazing trip at the cabin!  I absolutely love the location of the cabin.  It's so cozy, quiet and secluded.  It's not a very far drive to get to many great attractions! The kitchen was equipped very well and everything was clean and tidy.  We loved the hot tub & all the labels and directions to explain everything were the perfect touch to make us feel right at home.  The hot tub was fantastic and the relaxing views from the wrap around porch.  This was an anniversary trip for us & now even more memorable because we got engaged right in the living room!  We really enjoyed our stay at your cabin and look forward to coming back very soon & staying for even longer!

Jennifer:  A wonderful trip to be sure!  It rained 2/3 days we were here but we still had an amazing time in West Jefferson.  We loved the labels (the teacher in me rejoiced!) and the hot tub was great.  We will be coming back in the future!

Mark C. of NC
Mar 13-15, 2015
Thank you so much for sharing your cabin with us.  We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and plan to return many times in the future.  We love the cabin and the location.  The cabin is very private.  It was very relaxing and clean.  The hot tub is outstanding.  Thank you for all the details and notes.  This is an outstanding vacation rental property.  We will be coming back again soon no doubt!

Dustin W. of NC
Mar 5-8, 2015
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Wil-deer-ness!  It was so nice being tucked away.  We enjoyed spending our 5th anniversary outside by the fire pit.  The outdoor speakers were a great addition!  The cabin was stocked with essentials, & we felt right at home.  While we wish we would have had access to the gas logs, we had fun using the hot tub!  Thank you so much for allowing us a perfect anniversary getaway!

Tonya S. of NC
Feb 27-Mar 1, 2015
What a great place!  This has exceeded all of my expectations!  You have done a great job of having everything stocked with all of the essentials.  Hated saying goodbye to the hot tub!  West Jefferson is a nice town full of friendly people.  We will be returning as soon as we can get another break!  Thank you - the cabin is beautiful!

Jamie H. of NC
February 20-22, 2015
Nice relaxing weekend. Nothing like being snowed in at the cabin. Cozy cabin, enjoyed our time here. Thanks!

Katie S. of NC
February 7-9, 2015
We had a wonderful time. Loved the hot tub! Very relaxing. Marc loved the birthday s'mores. Thank you and can't wait to return.

Denise M. of SC
January 23-30, 2015
As always, a wonderful time. Everything was so relaxing. Looking forward to next time.

Gary & Debra H. of VA
January 18-21, 2015
We loved the cabin being so private....we loved the lights around the porch and the hot tub...overall, a very nice stay @ Wil-deer-ness Cabin!

Krista M. of NC
Dec 30, 2014 - Jan 2, 2015
We had a blast here!  We were able to go hiking and then do some relaxing.  It was a great way to ring in 2015 with our best friends.  We are looking forward to many more mountain retreats! Thank you.

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