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'Heron's Nest', right ON the Rivers edge, in the Hoosier National Forest, on our 1 mile Private road
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'Heron's Nest', right ON the Rivers edge, in the Hoosier National Forest, on our 1 mile Private road
'Heron's Nest'. Sitting right ON the Rivers edge, in the Hoosier National Forest on our Private road
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14
Magnet, Indiana

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Bev G
West Lafayette, Indiana
Level 6 Contributor
95 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Great Views & River/Barge traffic”
Reviewed 28 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015
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The views from the Heron's Nest are amazing...large windows on the main level allow you a birds eye view of the barge traffic on the Ohio River plus bird feeder on the expansive wrap around porch encourages the birds to visit.
Other than that, for the price we paid, we were sorely disappointed.
The ladybug invasion was horrid. My daughter had planned on sleeping in the upper level, but after peeking from the stairs, she wouldn't even venture up to that level because of the bugs. We didn't even go up to the upper 2 floors as there were hundreds of ladybugs coming in. We vacuumed daily just to keep the infestation to a minimum.

The bath on the main floor had the smallest sink I've ever seen - didn't even know they made something so tiny - and no counter space at all. There was just enough room to sit down at the commode and nothing more....a very tight space especially for the main floor bath.
There wasn't one sofa in the entire cabin (sorry, a futon does NOT qualify for a sofa). It seems that futons have been put in every available space to increase bed occupancy.
I can't find the email, but I did inquire about Wifi access and was told it was available although it was not and many times we had no 4g access either. The only wifi location that came up was not accessible from the cabin because of poor signal strength.
It appears that this cabin has simply been neglected - it's badly in need of repairs on several fronts - rotten boards on the sitting porch and adirondack chairs, missing board on the stairs to the dock, the entire deck was basically down to bare wood, the picnic tables were raw wood and warped, the wood floor needs stripped and restained, the door to the porch off the main living area barely opened, there were several unrepaired holes in the drywall, badly needed a paint job, the bedding was old and in need of replacing...etc, etc.etc.
There are several references to being better than rentals in Gatlinburg - we've rented several times in Gatlinburg and found those to be far superior for a more reasonable rate. We endured, but would not return here again.

Bud mentioned that this cabin is frequently rented for bachelor parties - that would be a good use.

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Liked best: the view and river/barge traffic
Liked least: the inside
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
23 Nov 2015
This Traveler turned out to be planted by a rival. This is a false and misleading review, & we ask TripAdvisor & Flipkey to please remove this as untrue testimony. Please see current reviews from actual guests for our Beautiful Heron's Nest. Thank you. Bud.
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tamburger
IN
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“REFRESHING!”
Reviewed 12 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Our family celebrated a special occasion together at the cabin. We found it easily per the directions supplied. It was well equipped, and we especially enjoyed the open kitchen/dining/living area where we cooked and enjoyed eating meals together all weekend. The setting was very nice, and we especially enjoyed the large back porch that allowed us to enjoy the outdoors and grill even when it was pouring rain. Thank you for preparing each bedroom/bathroom for several guests and providing a healthy hot tub for us to enjoy.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
22 Oct 2015
Family & Friends enjoying each other is really what matters most of all. If we are able to provide a Clean, Safe, & Comfortable accommodation that lends itself to Happy Celebration, it makes us Happily Celebrate also. We look forward to your return, & appreciate your warm words. Sincerely, Bud & Michelle.
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Dancinon
Oxford, Ohio
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Romantic getaway”
Reviewed 6 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014
1
person found this review helpful

We were looking for a quick getaway where we could enjoy the outdoors and find some sunshine. We found exactly that in Magnet, IN, a small town close to Louisville, KY.. Bud Colucci has several amazing log cabins that he built along the Ohio River. And I mean RIGHT on the river. The Hoosier National Forest, Louisville, Corydon, IN and other little historic towns along the Ohio River Scenic Bi-Way were all right there for us to discover. And the O'Bannon Woods State Park is also gorgeous. If you were not looking to be active you could have spent the time just watching the barges on the river while reading a good book. We sat on the deck playing dominoes and enjoying a bottle of wine one night watching the river traffic and listening to the beautiful sounds of the wind chimes Bud has hung at all of his cabins. There is also a boat dock at this particular cabin just in case you wanted to bring your boat or other water toys with you. If we go again I will be bringing my kayak for sure! This is a perfect romantic getaway or a place to share with family or friends. We highly recommend it!

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Liked best: Location -
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
17 Dec 2014
YAAYY1 Sounds like you all 'Got-It' just right! Spending time together & relaxing in a Gorgeous setting is good for your soul. Slowing down & Enjoying your lives together...it doesn't get any better. We can't wait to seeing you again. Thanks! Bud.
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columbus ohio
Reviewed 7 September 2013 for a stay in June 2013

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Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway Older travelers
Rugged travelers
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Management Response
17 Jan 2015
If it was not for such Wonderful guests as you all, we could not offer these Log Homes for your comfort & Enjoyment. Thank You for your appreciation and support, from the bottom of our hearts. Bud & Michelle.
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Georgia USA
Reviewed 26 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013

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Recommended for:
A romantic getaway Luxury-minded travelers
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
17 Jan 2015
Yes, our River Log Homes always await your return with wide open views of Sun & Moon Rises, & the return of your gentle smiles & bear hugs for the Family. We look forward to your visit of Relaxation, Enjoyment, & the opportunity to reconnect with Family & Friends! It just doesn't get any better than Laughing with Loved ones. Thank You so much. Sincerely, Bud & Michelle.
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NC
Reviewed 24 August 2013 for a stay in April 2013

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Management Response
17 Jan 2015
Your Visit brought us Happiness & Joy, & we are glad that we were able to pleasantly introduce you to this little slice of Heaven. Your next opportunity to visit us will again be Wonderful, that's our Promise. You are part of our Family now, & we Happily await your return to the Rivers edge. Thanks Sincerely, Bud Colucci.
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Ohio
Reviewed 14 September 2012 for a stay in September 2012

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Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway Older travelers
Rugged travelers
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
17 Jan 2015
YAAYY! We were confident that our Gorgeous "Heron's Nest" would be satisfactory for your boating needs, & creature comforts! Our staff goes over & above to insure that every cabin is Clean, Neat, Tidy, & all goes well for you & your Families Enjoyment. Please come visit us again, in our Little Slice of Heaven! Thanks Sincerely, Bud & Michelle.
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