This cabin had a gorgeous mountain view along with trees and nature, including birds and squirrels. The location is super close to town, which was great, and having wifi was a plus. We enjoyed the fireplace as well. It was near perfect and we are likely to come back.
There is the most spectacular view from this cabin. Everything is there to make your stay enjoyable. We got to enjoy a totally unexpected pleasure when we awoke on Friday morning to find the mountain covered in snow, a lot of it! You cannot imagine how beautiful that makes the views. We are hooked on the mountains and will be sure to return.
My wife and I came up to get out of the way of Hurricane Irma and staying here was a last minute decision and opportunity and our first trip to Murphy, NC. First of all, Joanie was incredible and went out of her way to make sure we were taken care of and were completely satisfied. She was wonderful to deal with in every way. Once we got to the cabin, to say we were impressed is an understatement. This place is wonderful!! The views, the location, the amenities, the peacefulness, the décor, and the quality of the cabin itself is extremely top notch! Also close to stores and restaurants and even a casino if you're into that sort of thing. However, there would be drawbacks for some people though since the bedrooms are upstairs so they aren't handicap accessible and small children would need to be watched closely to insure their safety (we are on a mountain you know). However, for us and just about everyone reading this review, that would not be a problem and you really can't ask for more. Nicest people in the country here as well. I even experienced car problems and Wendell from S&A Towing picked me up at the cabin and then lent me his own personal 4-wheel drive SUV for 3 days at no charge to make sure I could get around, enjoy the area, and drive to Chattanooga TN to retrieve my car from VW when it is fixed. Who does that? Believe me, everything about this cabin and the area is FANTASTIC! But don't take my word for it, check it out for yourself. You will not be disappointed. A very, very positive experience.
We stayed for a whole week at the retreat from the end of April to early May. Our stay was absolutely magnificent, in spite of the weather not cooperating. The title of this review COMFORT IS THE KEY TO LIFE is what I always say to anyone about being able to sit and relax in a comfortable chair. One of the reasons we booked here was it looked so comfortable from the pictures and IT TRULY IS. From the moment we stepped in we felt so comfortable just like being home. We've stayed in other rental cabins in the past but they never had all the great comforts of home, including everything you could possibly need. Here Joanie provided it ALL. Nothing was missing and everything was easy to find and utilize. The place was very clean and so enjoyable.
I am a person who just loves to sit outside on a deck and relax. When the weather permitted, that is all I did. AND THERE WAS VERY COMFORTABLE SEATING OUTSIDE ALSO. We even ate our meals on the deck.
AND THE VIEW... HOW MAGNIFICENT!!!!. Just loved it, sitting way high on the mountain looking out at the mountain tops.
Because the weather didn't cooperate, we did watch a lot of TV and we brought our own DVD s to play in the player there.
I will say however, that Murphy, NC really doesn't have much to offer but that was fine because we had all we needed at THE RETREAT. Harrahs Casino is very close if interested. WOULD LOVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO GO BACK.
We love this place! I would love to keep it to myself but that really wouldn't be too nice. First of all, the view is .just amazingly spectacular. You look out over a valley surrounded by mountains from the whole rear of the house. The lounge chair on the screened-in deck was my favorite spot but, when I was inside snuggled up in the (very comfy) recliner, I had the same view. It really is a beautiful spot. The house itself is lovely - very well appointed with anything one can need. Joanie has thoughtful little touches for the renter everywhere. She has a designated power strip for charging all your electronics, every kitchen appliance you can think of, pillows, throws, even boxes of Kleenex for your spring sniffles! Complete privacy (yet very close to town), extraordinary views, a lovely house in a lovely location - what more can one ask for? Oh yes, a wonderful owner.......well, Joanie is the best. We travel extensively and I've dealt with owner/managers extensively.......Joanie is one of the most friendly and helpful I've ever met. My only problem with Retreat was dragging myself away from it!