Category Archives: Cabin Rental

Spring in the Blue Ridge

After a pretty harsh Winter and a very rainy and flood filled early Spring, the Blue Ridge mountains have finally emerged with gorgeous birds, plants and flowering trees. We arrived May 10 to find few buds on trees and plants, no hummingbirds and when we left May 19 the trees were in bloom, flowers were abundant, hummingbirds […]

Game Over with the Rental Agent

Our rental agent has hit strike 3 and the game is over! She rented our cabin out for a party.  The place was trashed and the hot tub was vandalized.  She tried to take no responsibility and claimed it was normal wear and tear.  For the tenants to leave the cabin full of party trash […]

Our new Property Managers

We are thrilled with our new property managers.  Jennifer and Tim take care of our cabin like it was their own treasured home! Their first time to clean, they spent 8 hours cleaning from top to bottom.  Jennifer even told me there were some things that had not been cleaned since the cabin was built!  […]

Church of the Frescoes

  A few miles up the Blue Ridge Parkway, in the town of Glendale Springs, there is the quaint church “Holy Trinity Episcopal Church“.  The church was built in 1901, but has undergone a recent revival due to the artist Ben Long. Ben Long is a NC native who studied fresco painting in Italy.  He desired bringing […]

Wine Tasting in Swan Creek

Raffaldini Vineyards in the Yadkin Valley opened their new tasting house.  It had been under construction for a few years.  It was well worth the wait! A visit to Raffaldini Vineyard Estates is like being in Tuscany.  The elevation, the weather and the view from the Piedmont is gorgeous.  The vineyard itself is massive and […]

Spring in the High Country

Springtime is one of our favorite times in the High Country of North Carolina.  The flowers are blooming, trees are all in flower and all the birds are coming back.  We already have 3 hummingbirds at our feeders.  Another reason it is so lovely to be here in the Spring is because it is still […]

More Rental Agent Problems

HMMMM. We have just been back to the cabin for the first time since December.  The rental agent has been busy renting it out to skiiers, and visitors to the High Country. We discovered some disturbing things this time.  The glass doors to the fireplace were removed from the fireplace and sitting in a pile on the […]

More Rental Agent Issues

OK, now I am getting angry.  We arrived back to our cabin to find that we had 3 things stolen and the hot tub was disgusting. The rental agent’s cleaning staff is supposed to take an inventory of our property.  We discovered that a large frying pan and a laundry basket were missing, but the thing […]

Problems with the Rental Agent

Alas, it was bound to happen. The rental agent has been doing things that have been raising our eyebrows for awhile now. He has been charging us for services he has not performed and also charging us (and his other home owners) quadruple for services he does deliver. For example, he is now promoting trash […]

Going up the Country – with a dog

We decided to spend the first 2 weeks of August in our cabin.  It will be the first time we spend more than a few days at a time.  This time we will be DRIVING! As I contemplate packing the car (a small SUV) with luggage for 2 weeks, a cooler of food for the ride, assorted […]