My husband and I really needed a week-end getaway with our dog Maggie. Our schedules have recently been so hectic and it wasn't until about a week before we planned our trip that it became apparent we would have the time to go. I originally had my heart set on a rental cabin in the NC Smoky Mountains. It seemed perfect until the fine print came along about their Pet Policy. The pet deposit was $300 and only refundable if no evidence of the pet actually being there was found. We decided that many places which claim to be "pet friendly” are actually just "pet tolerant" and tack on huge added expenses. I spent about 5 hours online researching for another cabin to rent that was truly pet friendly, available and that we could afford. I was determined and had all but given up when I stumbled across Creekside Chalet. It was like a dream come true!!! The location is perfect. It's totally secluded yet not far away from town. Everything that you need is right there in the chalet so you can lounge around there the entire stay or get out and about to see the surrounding areas, which are GORGEOUS! If you are looking for a quiet retreat far removed from the buzz of daily life then this is the place to go. Best of all, Vikki is truly a pet friendly property owner. Our high-energy Blue Heeler, Maggie, probably had just as much - if not more - fun than we did :-) It was a blast watching her excitedly explore the new surroundings. If you arrive and have any concerns/issues about your stay then Vikki is friendly, easy to talk with and more than willing to accommodate you. Just ask. My husband and I will be returning to the chalet as soon as we can and we hope to bring our family up to the lake house rental with us next summer for a retreat on the most beautiful Watauga Lake. I can’t wait!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- High atop the mountain this log home is THE place to get away from it all, Only bird song and wind song are heard as you enjoy the comfortable tables and chairs on the open decks and covered porches. In cooler months, enjoy a hot toddie in front of the wood burning fireplace. Read, play card and board games or just solve the problems of the world when you share your experiences with the other guests. Full filling breakfast each morning at a time of your choosing.....just before 10:00 a.m. please. Bottomless cookie jar filled with the famous Iron Mountain Inn chocolate chip cookies. Afternoon refreshments. On arrival light supper available, i.e. soup, sandwich, dessert, coffee and a complimentary glass of wine. "Pampering Perfected" service where guests are friends we haven't met. We have hiking trails right on the property and waterfalls abound to explore. Each room has a private en suite tiled bath with jetted tub and two of them also have steam showers. "Feet up comfort" is the mantra at the Inn. ... more less