Oct 25, 2010 What a lovely weekend! Beautiful deck and view, beautiful surroundings. We so enkoyed the cabin, our family and lots of laughter. Thank you! Lewell & Clyde, Tiffany & David, Max and Jack
October 18, 2010 Wow, what a surprise when we arrived at the cabin - it is wonderful. We enjoyed Mt Mitchell - Deep trail was our favorite hike and the smell of balsam fir trees was divine! In the cabin we enjoyed the grill, the deck, the fireplace and the fabulous view! Your place is very enjoyable and we will recommend it to others. Thank you! Noel, Laurie and Shana, Christopher, Marion, Nana and Lily
Sept. 5, 2010 We fell in love with the house.... It's so gorgeous here we are considering squatting...Game night again after a wonderful dinner on the deck. The Simons took the Woodwards on this go-round. Plenty of drinks and laughs, we all can't wait to come back here. All te best, Robert, Laurie, Woody, Little Gabe & Gordie the dog
August 21, 2010 Our party had a great time - four brothers reuniting from CA, NC, TN and GA after 21 years. Treetops could not have been a better place! We ate together, played golf and just enjoyed the serenity of your beautiful location! The cabin was great, the accomodations were perfect. :-)Bob, John, Marty, Charles PS - Treetops got many compliments while we were here and I did too for booking it! - Marty
August 2, 2010 We all enjoyed your cabin. The shaded "Treetops" deck and a good cup of coffee were my favorite. Our 2 sons & their family joined us part of the time and everyone had something to do and had fun. We also worked and cleared more on our nearby acreage. Thanks for sharing! Ginny & Tom
July 19, 2010 Becky, We enjoyed our honeymoon here at the cabin very much! It was the perfect escape for Nick and I. We are from the beach so everything here was so different for us. We went on adventures and played like kids again. We want to come back and bring family and friends. It really felt like home for a week, the deck is awesome. Thank you for the activity list - we went rafting, hiking, ziplining and saw the waterfalls. Thank you! Bathany & Nick Hales
July 8, 2010 Becky, It took us about 3 days to relax. Didn't turn on TV until 4 days into our vacation. Jake played lots of golf, I painted and took the dogs to Roaring Fork Falls twice.... the best part of our trip was doing the zipline at Plumtree Canopy. OMG! What fun. We added a bunch of brochures to your wonderful notebook - the notebook was so helpful. Thanks for a great weekend! Jake & Karen <Watercolor countryside painting in guestbook!>
Oct 14, 2009
Your home is well suited to grandparents, parents, children and grandchildren. We especially enjoyed being able to bring our dog. We had a great time hiking and mining!
A beautiful spot. Thanks!
Beppy & Kavanaugh
Oct 11, 2009
The leaves are beautiful! This must be the peak and we are thrilled to be here in the Black Mountains. Your home is lovely and very comfortable. We would like to take the deck and the view home with us.
My mom and I enjoyed the hike to the top of Mt.Mitchell in celebration of her 70th birthday. My 10 and 14 year olds really enjoyed mining at EmeraldVillage. (We did too!) Thank you so much for your hospitality. It was a joy to be here.
The Cashman Family
Sept 11, 2009
You have provided us the calm, quiet and repose we so badly needed – thank you! We lazed around and did a lot of nothing – although I read 4 novels in 5 days. We really appreciated being able to bring Tucker, who thoroughly enjoyed sniffing every new thing!
All the best,
Sally and Doug M.
August 21-23, 2009 Thanks so much for a great weekend at your house. We are so glad we chose to get away from Charlotte and stay here in the beautiful mountains. We had so much fun tubing, swimming and just relaxing on this big porch! We will be back soon. Lida L. & family, Charlotte, NC
August 17 -19, 2009 We are so glad we made the choice to stay at your GREAT home! Our stay was comfortable and we felt at home. Our family (Bret, Lisa, Emma & Sam) would delightfully return only to stay a little longer, 3 days isn’t long enough. Also thank you for the “welcome gift.” We enjoyed it! Ron & Karen G., Yorktown, IN
Thank you for your wonderful home! We really enjoyed our time here “way up in the mountains” (as our kids/grandkids told us). We all agreed that we didn’t have enough time here. From gem mining at Gem Mountain, to hiking to see the waterfalls, to cycling, our trips to Burnsville (Appalachian Java is superb!) to Little Switzerland (lunch at the café) it was just perfect. Sam and Emma, our 7-year-old twins, were only disappointed in one thing – NO BEARS were sighted! Thank you for making us feel welcome and for your hospitality. The chilled wine awaiting us was the icing on the cake.
Bret, Lisa, Sam and Emma G., Pittsburgh, PA
July 27 – 29, 2009 We really enjoyed our stay here! It really was “home away from home.” It was so comfortable, we are already planning to come back here. Of course, we would like to stay longer. We’ll definitely tell everyone we know about this place! God bless you and we thank you again for your kindness and professionalism. The Choe family July 20 – 23, 2009 We came looking for a place to rest our heads during our Blue Ridge getaway. But what we got was so much more! Treetops Lodge had all the perks of a top-notch hotel, plus the seclusion from the hustle & bustle of everyday life. Our family loved the uniqueness of the floor plan and the greenery that surrounded us. The way in which Becky handled booking the lodge and in days leading up to our arrival was both professional and personal. We intend to visit again and tell our family and friends (but not too many! J) The Maynards
July 16 – 20, 2009 Joe and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay here at Treetops Lodge. The view was very nice and we loved the peacefulness. Our Boston terrier had a great time on the deck chasing acorns. This was our third wedding anniversary and thanks to your lovely house we had a very special time. We plan to come back in the fall to enjoy the colors your beautiful hardwoods will display. Joe, Laurie & Roxy,Johnston, SC
June 20 – July 4, 2009
We have enjoyed our two weeks here. The weather was great. The house is as special as we remembered. Our family joined us for the first week and we did all the things tourists do! The grandkids love catching fireflies and beating grandma at games. The second week was for Bill and I. After teaching all year (1st grade) I needed the peace and quiet! You have a little bit of heaven here, thanks for sharing!
The James Gang
June 13 – 20, 2009 This has been a wonderful week for us! We kept on the go all week and always found things to do. Alan (7) loved playing in the creek on the property and enjoyed having his own room with the spiral stairs to climb. He and Austin (10) really enjoyed tubing at Carolina Hemlocks state park. All 6 of us floated down with lots of rock-bumping and fast flowing water. A great family experience! We enjoyed the location of the cabin – tucked away at Treetops level and so close to the Blue Ridge Parkway. One of our favorite activities was going to Altapass Orchards on Sunday to hear the storytelling, ride in the wagon and listen to the bluegrass music while watching the locals dance! What fun! We managed to get in a lot of hiking: CrabtreeFalls, LinvilleFalls, CraggyGardens, the top of Mt.Mitchell and also enjoyed walks in the hills around the house. The boys went gem mining , trout fishing, visited Mountain Farm to see the lavender and the goats. We thoroughly enjoyed your house – the 3 floors met our needs and we spent as much time as possible out on the great deck. We sure hope we will be back again sometime. Thank you! Joe, Joan, Mark,m Heather, Austin & Alan H., Tallahassee, FL
June 6, 2009
Well, we’ve had a wonderful mini-vacation on our way north and would love to come back again when we can stay longer. We’re still searching for that perfect piece of land, but one thing we did accomplish was to fall in love with the area and now we are sure this is where we want to be! Treetops Lodge is beautiful and we are looking forward to being able to summer in the area soon. Thanks for a lovely stay!
Asa & Gail M.
May 26, 2009 Thank you so much for our much-needed break! Today is our 31st anniversary and I couldn’t think of a better place to be. We enjoyed every minute of our getaway in the mountains. Mike and Sue K., Norvelt, PA
We had a wonderful time – this is a beautiful place and a GREAT getaway!
Andrew & Lisa S., LaBelle, FL
Hi Becky! We had a wonderful time at Treetops! The leaves are very colorful and beautiful this time of year. The house is so “homey” feeling and when you go outside at night there are a million stars. Our vacation here was very peaceful, relaxing and fun! Can’t wait to come back! Karen, Mike, Jordan and Lindsay
October 18-25, 2008 Dear Becky, We had a wonderful time. The leaves were beautiful and we had fun exploring Mt.Mitchell, Asheville, Little Switzerland and the surrounding areas. The duck at the Switzerland Inn was excellent! The best trout is at the Mt.Mitchell restaurant, you have to try it! We didn’t see much wildlife at the house, but there were 2 chipmunks and many turkeys on surrounding roads. Very peaceful, thank you! Sue, Pat and Ellen, CaryNC
October 12, 2008 Hi Becky, this was a wonderful place for my husband, my children and I to celebrate our 23rd anniversary. I asked for something private, high up and peaceful and this is exactly what I got! It was so perfect… we went hiking and saw 2 of the falls you mentioned, were gorgeous! I took lost of pictures and did some chalk pastels from the deck. I am excited about doing paintings, hopefully one for you! Thanks so much, hopefully we can come back next year or sooner. Kathy M. and family
September 27, 2008 Becky, We had a blast. Thank you for sharing your “little piece of heaven” with us. It was a pleasure to meet you both and thanks for the tour. Let’s keep in touch. We will for sure be here next year, just can’t decide which house! J Ron, Jody, Joyce & “the girls”
Sept 1 – 8, 2008
As soon as we opened the door, we knew we were home! We had a delightful time. Enjoyed waterfalls and hiking. Saw a bear on the Blue Ridge Parkway and ate some “Hill Billy Ice Cream.” This was quite an amazing 31st wedding anniversary!
Janine and John, Indian Trail, NC
September 1, 2008 Thanks so much for the time in the cabin. What a lovely location. The info book is great. We really enjoyed the falls! Virginia T. & family
July 8, 2008 Thank you very much for the time at your home. Everyone enjoyed the local area, the waterfalls, hiking, etc. Your accommodations far exceeded what we expected. We will be back to the area again, possibly with some permanency! Thanks much, Cindie & John R. June 26, 2008 Dear Becky, Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! What a tranquil time and place. I hope to come back. Mt.Mitchell was just awesome. Love & Thanks, Dottie & Tom, Spring Hill, FL
July 21, 2008 Dear Becky, We had an absolutely wonderful time. Thank you so much for sharing your mountain retreat with our family. The furnishings were exactly as we had hoped with plenty of room for everyone and lots of family games to enjoy. Best of all there is a lovely waterfall just down the road. Thanks again, we hope to make this a yearly trip! Wayne, Brad, Renee, Allen, John, Maggie, Ian & Lydia
June 10, 2008 Thank you for sharing your mountain home! The weather was great, sun dring the day and some beautiful lightning storms at night. The roads were a challenge at night, coming from flat northern Ohio. We enjoyed mining, shopping for pottery in Burnsville, golfing at Mt Mitchell golf course and seeing the beautiful scenery. This was our first experience staying in the mountains and we’ll surely do it again! Thank you for your hospitality! Jean S., Ohio
May 8-12, 2008 Thank you so much for a wonderful time! Very relaxing here in your cottage in the trees. Beautiful views, gorgeous mountains. We’ll be back! Jeff and Adriana W.
April 24 – 26, 2008 Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us and helping us celebrate a special event. This has been a dream engagement weekend for Stephen and I. In addition to getting engaged, we enjoyed visiting Biltmore, driving the Blue Ridge Parkway, Gem Mountain, Mt. Mitchell and Little Switzerland. Your hospitality is greatly appreciated. We will never forget this weekend. Thank you for everything! Stephen and Shelley, Kentucky
Oct. 6-9, 2007
We had a lovely time at Treetops Lodge! Thank you for letting us share your home and also allowing us to bring Chianti. Everything we did was delightful. The fireplace was our favorite and of course the beautiful deck.– Kathy & John, Sanford, FL
August 4, 2007 My parents and I loved it here! We will be back soon. – Townsend Family July 7, 2007 Dear Becky, We would like to thank you so much for sharing your delightful home with us. It is a cozy, comfortable retreat and it felt just like home. All of your advice and tips for things to do and see was a huge help. We loved the hikes and the falls. Thanks again for everything and especially for allowing our dog Tizzie to join us. – Hal and Sara
June 2007 I have to say that this trip was just what we needed. The lodge was amazing and we really had a good time. We went swimming in the Carolina Hemlocks, fishing in the SouthToeRiver, went horseback riding at Springmaid ranch, where the guides were really nice. Went mining at EmeraldVillage & got lots of goodies. Went to Linville Caverns and again had a wonderful guide, Katie. We did go into Papa’s pizza and asked what the worker recommended and she recommended we walk out the door, so we did, LOL. We finally met Sumo and boy is he big. The first night we were here we heard something REALLY big in the woods and we all thought it was a bear. I just want to let you know that your hospitality was greatly appreciated and we might see you again soon!-Crystal & Matt
June 16-23, 2007
Thank you for opening your beautiful home to us for our honeymoon! This place offered exactly the relaxation and easy-going pace we craved. During our week here we went whitewater rafting on the French Broad River in Marshall (ask for Will as your guide, he was fabulous!) gem mining at Gem Mountain, hiking to the falls (Roaring Fork & Crabtree, the latter is not for out-of-shapers), swimming in the swimming hole at Carolina Hemlocks, driving the Blue Ridge Parkway and exploring Asheville & the Cherokee Indian reservation (the latter being very touristy and not what we had expected.) We’ve eaten at some great restaurants & enjoyed grilling on the deck as well. The nearby convenience store in Busick sells a terrific blackberry cider for $4! Most of all, we’ve enjoyed these beautiful surroundings and so appreciated the opportunity to come here to celebrate our new life together. Thank you for being so helpful and accommodating, Becky! Best wishes, Rick & Sharon, Tampa, FL
June 6, 2007 Dear Becky, We had a wonderful time. Thank you for sharing this amazing home with us. It was an incredible change of pace from our ordinary lives. We enjoyed everything nature has to offer- the scenery, the waterfalls, gem mining, etc. This was something not to be missed. Thank you!The O’Neil family, Naples, FL
May 26 – June 2, 2007 The Wallace’s from Florida were here: Bob, Julie, Kathryn, Jared and Lauren from Lithia and Bob Sr and Barbara from Lehigh Acres. Weather has been beautiful and cool to us. A hummingbird feeder purchased at Ingle’s our first day has been a constant source of amazement for us! Kathryn: We all met Sumo and had a wonderful time in Treetops Lodge. We enjoyed all the waterfalls in the area, my favorite was Crabtree falls.
April 12 – 15, 2007
Becky, My husband Juston, 2 dogs, Bogie (Australian shepherd) and Elly (Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog/ Cur) & I came and had the most wonderful time relaxing and enjoying this beautiful, peaceful, setting of the Appalachians. The dogs got in the creek and loved just lying on the deck & watching the birds. We hiked a little (up to the top of Big Ridge Rd – made the loop); we found a cut through to the Blue Ridge by taking a left off of Big Ridge onto South Toe River Road & going all the way through the campgrounds and past into the Pisgah National Forest; my husband fished a little, we grilled out on the deck and all-in-all really had one of the best times in the mountains that we have ever had! Thanks so much to you for letting this be a dog-friendly cabin, this is our dogs’ first time to the mountains and I think they are very sad we are leaving today. Justin and I said our biggest regret is that we didn’t stay longer. We’ll definitely be back very soon, most likely this fall.Kathryn & Justin B., Mobile, AL
Nov. 25, 2006 Thank you for sharing your cabin. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving touring the area and doing some hikes. Saw Roaring Fork, CrabtreeFalls and made a day hike to Higgins Bald on my 51st birthday! Our special thanks for letting us bring our pups along. They loved the deck. Saye & Margot, Madison, GA
Nov. 25, 2006 We had a wonderful and relaxing time together. The weather was beautiful and the hikes were breathtaking. Thank you for everything! God bless. Rene & Monika, New Orleans, LA
October 26 – 29, 2006 Greetings! Thank you so much for allowing us to share your home. We enjoyed hiking and golfing. The leaves were absolutely beautiful. Our family and our dogs enjoyed the cooler weather after our long hot summer. We are already planning our next trip back. Thanks again! Rick & Cindy, Bart & Keri, Frank & Hazel, Vickey H., Hilton Head IslandSC and Thomaston, GA
We enjoyed our stay here and will definitely be back! I truly appreciate all your helpfulness. – the Lymons
Oct. 5-8, 2006 What a wonderful home! We came up for some much neededR&R and got exactly what we were looking for. Not only was the Treetops Lodge perfect, but so was the area! We enjoyed ourselves for 2 nights and are already looking forward to coming back. Our 2 mini dachshunds also loved it, they were very comfortable as if they were at home. Thank you for having such a nice place and having a home we could have our “babies” with us. Joe, Nancy, Rusty & Little Molly, Lake Wylie, SC
Month of August 2006 Hello all, this has been a very much needed relaxing break for the Martin family. We’ve prepared many gourmet meals from the little kitchen. We brought 3 ice chests filled with seafood, venison, etc from the Low Country of SC. Found the Amish grocery store out of Burnsville and the local grocery on 80 towards the Parkway. Had the most awesome fresh tomatoes, made fresh salsa and used in our crab benedict!! Walks to the waterfalls, Burnsville arts & crafts festival, Spruce Pine Gen show and so much more. As I pack to go home to the 90 degree heat, it’s really hard to leave!!!Thanks for all the information you provided before we arrived and for having everything so homey and comfortable for our stay. Warm regards, Mike, Deborah, Lindsay & Sarah, St. Helina Island, SC
July 25-31, 2006
Hello, thank you so much for a great week! What a peaceful place to stay. Victor and I really enjoyed hiking to Mt Mitchell (a very challenging hike). Hope to see Kathy, Warren, Grace and hopefully Becky again next summer! Angie & Victor, Washington DC
July 2006 Reuniting was wonderful but we needed Becky! Treetops is beautiful, we couldn’t be more comfortable. Just wish we had more time together so we’ll try again next summer for more! We love you! Sandy & Dale, Ellicot City, MD Thank you for all the being with Grace and her interesting stories, Kathy & Warren for their hospitality, providing us with such a nice and beautiful place to stay. Marjorie, Peru, Indiana
Kevin and Susan from South BendIndiana, Notre Dame Country, were here!! Kevin played golf & definitely will be back for another round, Susan hiked to the falls, shopped & read a book on the great deck! Love to come back and see the sights again. Love to come back and see the sights & see Warren, Kathy and Grace, lovely good people who are so much fun to talk to! Love to all, the Smyths July 10 – 23, 2006 We had a great time! We did it all… white water rafting, fishing, hiking Mt Mitchell, horseback riding, shopping in BlackMountain and Burnsville. We had a very active and wonderful time!!! Thank you for everything! Steele family, BonitaSprings, FL
July 1 – 8, 2006 I can’t think of anything more relaxing than sitting on the deck here at Treetops Lodge & watching the clouds move over Mt Mitchell! We hiked Mt Mitchell, went to the 3 local waterfalls and spent a day at Blowing Rock. It has been a wonderful week and we’ve enjoyed our stay here. Thank you for making this place such a home away from home for us this week. Fondly, Gary & Barb, Lisa & Tim & Grandpa, Wesley Chapel, Jax, Dunedin
July 4, 2006
We enjoyed the use of your beautiful home. While in the area, we took in several waterfalls and hikes. We also took a day trip to Asheville and the Cradle of Forestry. We enjoyed a day of gem mining at Emerald Village. We are happy to announce that we did, in fact, strike it rich at the gem mine! Our family celebrated the 4th at the top of Mt Mitchell with a hike and a great picnic. All-in-all we had a great time enjoying nature and just relaxing. We also enjoyed getting to know “Sumo” – don’t worry, we didn’t let him in the house, but he was very friendly! J Thanks, we had a great time! Rhonda and Gary, New Port Richey, FL
June 23 – July 1, 2006 Becky & Scott, Our family had a fantastic time at Treetops Lodge. The photos we saw prior to coming do not do it justice. The view from the deck is beautiful and Drew and Laurel had a great time catching fireflies on the deck at night. We made the drive/hike to SetrockCreekFalls. It was gorgeous and Laurel loved walking through the forest. A nice park ranger at BlackMountain Campground told us about a swimming hole just a short distance from the parking lot and we had a great swim. Bbrr. We also found a great restaurant in downtown historic Spruce Pine, Lazy Susan’s. Great place for family-style dinner, great fried chicken! Thanks again! Mark, Krista, Drew & Laurel, Naples, FL
May 21 – 24, 2006
Had a great time at Treetops – we’ve stayed in many cabins in Shenandoah and this si the best one ever!!! Went hiking at Mt Mitchell and great views from Craggy Dome onm the Blue Ridge Parkway. Mined for gems at Gem Mountain and found garnets, ruby, topaz. Enjoyed the walk to Roaring Fork Falls. Had a great time, we’ll be back! Thanks again!
Jim P, Virginia Beach, VA
May 21, 2006 Had a great time at your lodge. Climbed up Mt.Mitchell on Saturday with 3 other friends and had a great dinner on the deck at night. Beautiful place!!! Rosie, Smithy & Vinne, Long Island, NY Nov. 27, 2005 Beautiful setting, view wonderful. Had a great time! This gave us the opportunity to have all the family together plus my precious dog Chester. Thanks so much for sharing! A.S., Savannah, GA
Nov. 6. 2005
Thank you so much for the lovely time. The weather and the home were beautiful. A nice weekend escape from the Research Triangle Park area. Hopefully next time we will have better luck fishing!!! Thanks again, Hunter, Lisa, Chris & Sarah
Nov. 2 – 4, 2005 Our much-anticipated trip was everything we thought it would be! The house is beautiful and perfect! The weather was wonderful. It was a great change from the beach in Charleston, SC. Thank you for all of the helpful information. We will definitely recommend your houses to others as well as be back ourselves! Thank you, Kathy, John & C., Charleston, SC
October 21-23, 2005 We had a great time at Treetops for our mini-family-reunion. We took a side trip to Burnsville, driving through the clouds & had a great lunch at the Garden Deli. The next day was sunny & we took a trip up the Parkway with a stop at Little Switzerland & its fabulous bookstore. We enjoyed the view, played games around the fire and appreciated having the lower level for the boys to play their video games. All in all we had a great time. Thanks so much! Vern, Peggy, John, Steve, Kathy – Tampa, FL, Polk City, FL and Baltimore, MD
Oct., 2005 Wow! What an awesome time! Each day sitting outside and appreciating all the beauty. What a wonderful world, let’s take care of it! Ed & Sandy, New Smyrna Beach, FL
October 16-20, 2005
Becky, Thanks for a wonderful stay at Treetops. The weather was so perfect for us, coming from Florida. We needed a break from the heat! We watched as the colors became more vibrant with each passing day. The deck is such a tranquil place to be and to read while drinking in the mountains. We so enjoyed making a fire in the evening and upon arising each morning. We hope to return again. Blessings on you, Steve & Cindy, New Smyrna Beach, FL
October 16, 2005 Hi Becky, This is our third time here and we enjoy it as much as the first time! Your attention to the little things like paper towels, spices, trash bags, etc make our stay effortless. We found a great hike in the BlackMountain campground called the River Loop. Very quiet and peaceful. The weather was very cooperative, in the 70s by day and 50s by night. Karen enjoys reading on the deck while the kids play hide and seek. Our nights are spent watching a movie next to the fireplace downstairs. We had yet another great weekend here at Treetops. Thanks for all you do! Mike and Karen, RaleighNC September, 2005 Becky: It has been a great month here at Treetops. View is magnificent, mountain stream is musical and the lodge so cozy! We hate to leave. Thanks so much for the great accommodations & your friendship. See you next year. Kindest regards, Jim & Connie, LeesburgFL August 30, 2005 Thank you for sharing your beautiful cabin with us. The view is amazing. Creek sounds nice from the deck. Had fun hiking all around, Roaring Fork Falls was the best. Not as flat as Florida here – got plenty of exercise and fresh mountain air. Hope to do it again someday soon. You have a lovely home in the woods. Dave, Jenny, Lucky and Star, Ft Lauderdale, FL August 6, 2005 Very nice few days! We had a great time, beds so comfy, great place, thanks! The Hazelwoods August 2, 2005 Dear Becky, It has been an enjoyable 3 weeks at Treetops Lodge! Justin, our grandson, will tell all his friends about his great summer. He had fun pulling golf balls from the river and hiking the Mt LeConte trail. Treetops was wonderful and the large deck was most enjoyable. We do not want to leave but we look forward to next summer! Best wishes! Shault, Willie & Justin, NaplesFL July 16, 2005 Dear Becky, Fay, Shault’s sister and I drove in from Brevard this morning to check out this place. We’ve had great weather, no rain and we hiked to Roaring Fork falls. Tis a lovely spot just as I knew it would be and I’m looking forward to August 1. Fleda, NaplesFL July 1, 2005 Thank you Grafers! I know that I speak for everyone when I say we had a wonderful time. Steve and I and our adult children quickly fell into the groove of mountain living. Just the sound of the brook and the wind rustling the leaves brought back fond memories of living in upstate NY and a vow to live in the mountains again someday. We hiked, we fished, we rafted, we golfed by day—at night we made a fire (because it was novel!) and played games. Treetops accommodated up perfectly—just wish we could have stayed longer. Deb, Steve, Erik, Dave, Sahhon&Ryan, Florida June 29, 2005 My husband and I just spent our 1-year anniversary here and had a great time. No kids, no pets, just us! The lodge was great and we will be back when we can stay longer, maybe bring the kids. The little things meant a lot, like the picnic basket, dog treats for the bears and the hair dryer. For the adventurous types, the 12 mile hike from the house to Roaring Fork Fallas and back out to Big Ridge Rd was great. There was plenty to do and see here, or if you prefer to do nothing at all, the views are beautiful. Thanks! The Williams Alton, VA PS – Just kidding about the bears, Big Ridge loop is about 2 miles a great morning hike! May 8, 2005 We had a wonderful time & great weather. Great accommodations to spend Mother’s Day weekend with family! Kevin & Leslie, CaryNC Stan & Jenny, Dalton, GA Wayne & Gail, Sylacauga, AL Jerry & Lisa, StatesvilleNC December 27 – January 1, 2005 Thanks so much for letting us stay in this cabin! The fireplace was awesome. The closest thing we have to a fireplace is a stove. We followed the creek all the way to the river. We were so tired. I have to do this again! Tyler, MooresvilleNC Dec. 18 – 23, 2004 We had a splendiferous time. The view was breathtaking. We hiked to the two waterfalls you had in your Cabin Travel Guide. We used the fireplace every day because we don’t have one in Florida. The house was very comfortable. On Sunday we had a fresh snowfall and on Monday it never got warmer than 25 degrees! Thanks for letting us rent the cabin for a week. We had so much fun, we’ll never forget the time we had. Thanks again! The Scotts from Naples, FL: Stephany, Joe, Amanda and Michael November 6-13, 2004 We had a wonderful time. Great views and good weather. The house was more than comfortable for family and friends. Great central location – 1 hour to Asheville and 1 ½ to Boone. We did it all. The Biltmore was fabulous! Blowing Rock was adorable as usual. Yesterday it rained so we drove to Spruce Pine to check it out. What a treat- quaint homey little railroad town. Good coffee shop. Loved our visit in the mountains, now back to the shore! We’ll be back. Jackie and George, Lise, Jamie, John & Connor Nov. 1, 2004 Both of our families had a wonderful time in this beautiful cabin with the most picture perfect view of Mt.Mitchell. We all ventured throughout the area from GrandfatherMountain to RoaringForkFalls down the road. All the boys said they had the best Halloween ever when they hiked up GrandfatherMountain and got across the bridge with 50mph winds. They thought this place was special and so do we. John, Honie, Daniel, John and David Fayettville NC Karl, Leslie and Julian, Miami Beach, FL October 27, 2004 Ed and I had a wonderful time being here. Oh, I must mention Zoe and Spot our two rat terriers. Now I plan to come back next year with our daughters. Sitting around all day just reading and resting has been pleasurable. Now we’ve found the perfect place to rest! Ed and Sandra, New Smyrna Beach, FL October 15, 2004 Had a wonderful time exploring all of the sites! The waterfalls were fun, as well as GrandfatherMountain, a must see! For family fun, check out the Tweetsie Railroad, Linville Caverns (awesome and a nice gift shop) or go gem mining for treasure! The mountains are beautiful and I had a fun time while I was here with my family! Rene & Lana, Virginia October 9, 2004 It’s such a wonderful place to spend some vacation time. We enjoyed the full line-up of accommodations and weren’t expecting to feel so “at home” here! It was a wonderful experience and certainly we’ll come back for more! Jeff Chang, Yen –Wei Li, North CarolinaStateUniversity September 6, 2004 Our family had a wonderful time! Your house is very cozy and a nice house. We all really hope to come back soon and enjoy another outstanding vacation! I loved your house, I’m always excited to come back to your welcoming home. My sister and I loved to explore and play hide-and0go-seek throughout your house. PS I loved your chandelier. Jordan and Lindsey Thanks again for a wonderful time. We highly recommend Albert’s for dinner! Looking forward to next time. Mike and Karen, RaleighNC August 21, 2004 A great place to vacation, wonderful cool weather, beautiful location. Thanks for the use of your home. The countryside is very scenic and relaxing. Sorry for the QUICK seven days… Emma & Debbie, Geneva & Helen, Baltimore, Maryland August 2 – 9. 2004 WOW!!! Good times in the country!!! Great house here in the hills. Weather was just right. Air was sweet as the water and the folks. Biked up Mt.Mitchell, it kicked my butt! Hike, ate and lived everything. Music was the best.– Box Carr, BrooklynNY What can I say: 8 years of dreaming of riding up Mt Mitchell and I finally did it. Not just once, but 3 times this trip. Thanks Becky – the chalet was the bonus for me, great friends, great food, great people, killer time. We’ll be back. – Rocky, BrooklynNY PS – Some of the greatest music I have ever listened to. July 11 – July 18, 2004 I had such a great time in this wonderful little cabin! I’m 17 and was here with my two little cousin’s 11 and 8, and my sister, 18. There was so much for us to do just around the house – we caught baby crawfish in the little stream and walked to RoaringForkFalls. It’s a beautiful spot with a great view of Mt Mitchell from the back deck. Thanks for sharing this wonderful area with us! Alexandra, Merrit IslandFL We all had a wonderful time! The Moore’s – Mimi, Papa, Chip, Debbie, Charlie and Anna Sunday July 11, 2004 We spent 10 days here and had such a terrific time! This house has a comfortable “at-home” feel about it—very relaxing. Lotsa rain the first 4 days and chamber-of-commerce weather since. Mid 70s to 80 with no humidity… great for us Floridians. We rented tubes at the BP station and spent a lot of time of the SouthToeRiver over by the Carolina Hemlocks campgrounds. It’s a great spot for kids and adults both. Mt Mitchell golf course is very scenic and well-groomed (cart path only was a pain) and the Grassy Creek course over on 226 in Spruce Pine is a fun little mountain course for all you golfers. Thanks again Becky. We’ll be back. It was a lovely and memorable stay. George, Elizabeth, Mitchell and Jake, Ft. MyersFL July 1, 2004 What a wonderful cabin for our “Mother/Daughter” week. Your home is beautiful. We enjoyed the waterfalls and National Park that are SO close by! We hope to come back every year! Melissa, Audra, Clarinda, Gail and Olivia May 2004 We had a wonderful time. The days were beautiful, the trout were biting and the house is perfect. I think we have found our new home away from home. It’s hard to leave such a view as this. Greg & Betty, WilmingtonNC Lowell & Lori, Raleigh, NC May 2004 Wow, what an experience, we hate to leave! What a wonderful getaway. We’ll return, only for a longer period of time! Ken Vinacco, Lehigh Acres, FL May 2004 – From 3 Ladies on a Girl’s Retreat This was just what I needed! Just not enough time here! Thank you for a wonderful getaway. –Laverta, Charlotte NC What an absolutely gorgeous area! A true slice of heaven on earth. Thank you for sharing. –Shannon, GreenvilleSC Thank you so much for creating such a lovely, comfortable retreat. You have a delightful spot! –Alicia, GreenvilleSC April 17, 2004 We enjoyed the beauty of your perfect setting in the mountains. It was sunny in the day and cool enough at night to light a fire. The golf course is beautiful! We will definitely be back. Our dog Kharma loved getting in the creek and taking sunbaths on the porch. We also enjoyed the drive to Burnsville and the charming shops and people there. We are already planning a trip to come back when we can stay a full week. Brad, Ellen and Kharma, HighpointNC Ruth, Orillio, Ontario, Canada Nov. 2003 Great Thanksgiving weekend here, snow and all!!! Thanks Becky! The Milam Family, JacksonvilleFL Nov. 2003 We had an incredible weekend! The weather was perfect – sunny and in the 70s (for Nov!) Your home exceeded our expectations and was as picturesque and private as we had hoped. Looking forward to returning some day. Thank you for sharing your lovely home. Karen & Mike, RaleighNC Oct. 2003 Our rainy weather did not interfere with our relaxing time with friends here in the mountains. We are delighted to know your place is here – may return with friends again. Thank you for allowing us to use your beautiful home Bill & Jill, Black MountainNC Oct. 2003 We loved staying here and are so pleased that it was even better than expected after finding you in the Internet! This place is beautiful and we loved being here in God’s beautiful creation even though it’s raining. Hopefully can return another day! May God bless you richly! Randy and Carol, AtlantaGA June 23, 2003 This is like living in a treehouse! The deck is awesome. It’s a cozy place to get away from it all. In keeping with the deer antler theme, we saw several live deer on our morning walks. Hope to return soon. G. Lawrence & family, BuffaloNY