There is no doubt, in staying in one of these cabins, that the owners are animal lovers (of all types, insects included). In first entering the "cabin" (a term used loosely because the buildings look more like single wide trailers with log siding than cabins), both my wife and I smelled the unmistakable wet dog smell. While this was certainly not the relaxing cabin we had hoped for, what really shocked us was the cockroaches that we discovered were living in the walls. We killed a few in the kitchen and, while searching for something to kill the roaches crawling in the glassware, we found a can of cockroach spray that the owner evidently used to control the problem. Not wanting to make the long trek down the mountain late at night, we decided to stay and contact the owners in the morning. Upon speaking with the owners the following morning, we told them about the roaches and that there were dead roaches in the kitchen that we had killed the night before. While apologetic, the owner told us that it was not possible that there were roaches in the unit and that "someone" had brought the dead roaches and left them in the kitchen, in an apparent attempt to blame us for the problem. Lastly, while one cabin does have a view, the cabin we stayed in came with a view of brush, kudzu and a rotting chain link dog enclosure. We have travelled extensively worldwide and stayed in some pretty marginal places but have never felt the need to write a negative review before this one.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cozy, romantic, & secluded log cabins with hot tubs. Only 6 miles from restaurants in Hot Springs, but surrounded by the peaks of Pisgah National Forest. Attention to detail such as spices, wine glasses, steak knives and Rachael Ray muffin tins are in the kitchen, plus directions to all local hiking trails and restaurant menus. We personally designed every inch of the cabins and furnished them to offer you everything you need for a romantic mountain getaway. Each cabin has its own private hot tub, plus gas grill, full kitchen, satellite TV, washer/dryer, and fireplace plus lots and lots of bears to enjoy! Perfect for honeymoons, anniversaries, birthdays, or just a romantic getaway. Some cabins are Pet-friendly. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hot Springs Log Cabins Hotel Hot Springs