We arrived about 4pm Sunday Sept. 3. After traveling down a very narrow one lane gravel road, winding up the mountain, we came to a very steep hill. The road was dry. I tried to pick up a little more speed in anticipation of a tough climb. The road is so full of very deep ruts I had to slow down a bit because I was afraid the car (2014 Buick with FWD) was going to bottom out and damage the car. Just short of the summit the front wheels started spinning and the car was going nowhere just digging the rut deeper. So I backed down the hill, not fun at all, and got a faster run at the hill and trying to dodge some ruts. To many ruts to dodge and had to slow down. The cars frame did hit the road but we made it a bit further than the first attempt. As we approached the top of the hill the wheels started spinning again but we were still moving forward. We literally dug our way to the top and the cabin was right there on the left. My hands were shaking so bad I could hardly enter the six digit key code. The cabin itself in very nice. The view is great and the hot tub is inside. The kitchen is very well equipped and the bed is very comfortable. The cabin DOES NOT have WIFI. The next day was out 34th wedding anniversary and we wanted to go out to a really nice restaurant for dinner. That would mean coming back to the cabin and up that hill in the DARK!!!!. That just wasn't going to happen. I called the rental manage Nick at Mountain Laurel Rentals and explained the situation. He said "Oh, you have to get a running start and get good momentum to get up that hill". I said I think you don't understand the condition of that hill. When was the last time you were up there? He said about two years ago. I said we need another cabin. He did put us in another cabin. But that didn't turn out so good either.
Cabin was just as advertised. Beautiful views. Nice and quiet retreat. Everything you need for an awesome couples getaway!!!
Incredibly great time. Spectacular views, and lots to do. Okeana was the best researched cabin, and it was just as advertised!