I should have smelled trouble when it took 3 days to get a confirmation. I was informed this cabin was an older cabin. That would have been fine if renovations had been complete. For starters the first thing we noticed was an overpowering varnish smell in the cabin. This was so strong my wife and I got headaches. We tried opening the windows and that made it worse! Turns out the cabin was freshly stained, likely the day of our arrival as we found out the hard way via a ruined jacket when we slipped and leaned against the wall. Then there was the whirlpool in the living area. Some large blue stain and a puddle of dirty water in the center. Who knows when that was cleaned last. And I don't think it ran anyway so it's just an eyesore to distract you from the torn couch. There is a gas fireplace. However the living room was so dark you couldn't see any switches and I'm pretty sure the pilot was out anyway. Half of the light bulbs were burned out so we swapped what we could just to be able to see. Then there was the hot tub. No evidence it had been serviced as it had leaves and zero noticeable chlorine/bromine. So that was a no go. Off to the kitchen. Someone was nice enough to leave some old cracked eggs in the fridge. And there was a nicer touch with some microwave popcorn and condoms(thankfully not used) in the cabinet. Off to the bedroom, or as we found out "ladybug central". Dog biscuits under the comforter and on the bed posts. How does this get missed? So bugs are crawling on us in the night and had there been any roach motels open at 11pm in luray we would have left then. As it was we packed up and left first thing. After trying to call the owner I sent an email stating we were leaving. The fumes were explained by the fresh stain and the lady bugs are just part of the deal. We did receive an email offering a comp night at a later date at a " newer cabin" but our romantic getaway was already screwed. I thought I was being generous in asking to just have our second night comped only paying for the horrible first night but I guess that was too much to ask. I only wished I had thought to look here for reviews rather than Homeaway where I found this tragedy.
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