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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Jay, New York

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lorimeads
Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
“It was fantastic”
Reviewed 4 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016

The house was amazing!! It was neat and clean with no required clean up upon checkout. Perfect stay. More detailed directions from Jay, NY would have been helpful (for people without GPS).

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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D K
Brooklyn, New York
1 review
“Amazing”
Reviewed 3 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

I can't say enough how amazing this trip was. We stayed only two nights but that is all you need to appreciate the place. In fact, we were blown away instantly.

The area and the woods are beautiful and well preserved, which is why we drove hours from NYC to get there. The air is not only exceptionally clear and clean, it is even perfumed by the trees in a way that I have never experienced. Coming from NYC, this seems like a miracle. It was also very nice to see all the different kinds of different trees and woods you don't see further south near NYC. It is a healing place.

The cabin is hard to describe. I was simply blown away. All wooden, but with such tasteful touches everywhere and attention to detail. The pictures don't nearly do it justice and the owner would do well to invest in properly portraying the stunning beauty and elegance of this cabin. Everything was provided for, it was simple luxury in a completely wooden, rustic setting. The space was just so comfortable and cozy, we came as 5 and had ample space and we felt cradled by this place. We didn't know if we wanted to spend more time inside or out of the cabin, this at the end of summer with perfect weather. The beds were comfortable and large, all sheets and covers provided and clean. Everything was clean and provided for, so many towels!!

To address some other reviewers' concerns, the television is a huge flatscreen with many channels and works fine (for some reason even television is more enjoyable out there), the black dogs in the neighborhood were not a problem, one of them just barked a lot on one occasion but he didn't bother us, another was friendly and came to hang out with us as we were preparing to depart.

There is a firepit, a huge terrace/deck that goes around three walls of the house (the pictures on flipkey are not up to date. We were not even sure if this was our cabin when we had arrived as there had been some additions and improvements made to the cabin since then and the pictures on VRBO are more up to date.) By the way, the renovations are spectacular. And again, whoever designed and decorated the cabin is a genius. The little touches and attention to detail make the place full of a beautiful feeling and energy and simply take your breath away when you first enter. The wooden logs with the bark on them as poles in the deck railing, what a beautiful touch. The writing table in the corner (possibly antique), my god. The two wooden chairs in the front deck. The fancy wood-fire oven. Just all of it is amazing.

The only possible "negatives" or potential improvements are that the garage is not for guests and it would be great if there were initial basic instructions and suggestions for local swimming/hiking. The owner was very laid back, though, which I appreciated, so I would definitely take that as a trade-off, and responded to emails in a timely fashion

Really, no complaints, just an amazing place to be if you can afford to be there.

We did not want to leave. I literally wanted to move there the second I stepped in. And I am even inspired to one day live in a place like this if I can.

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Liked best: The nature and the cabin
Liked least: No garage use, no instructions, no recommendations
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Reviewed 18 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013

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Reviewed 11 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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idletgoif...
Gatineau, Canada
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“Cozy, comfortable and clean”
Reviewed 14 March 2013 for a stay in March 2013

Loved this place. Had everything we needed for our ski weekend away. Whiteface was close, so was Lake Placid. Comfortable beds, two bathrooms with showers in each, big kitchen and nice seating area it was a relaxing place to return to after a hard day on the slopes.

Directions from owner were perfect, if only, we had followed them. If you put the address to Jay, NY in the GPS one of the routes will take you through the mountains. We were lucky we didn't encounter any problems along the way! But it was a beautiful drive.

We were greated by the neighbours lovely dog who is quite accustomed to strangers and wonderfully friendly.

The only perfect addition would be a hottub outside overlooking the beautiful forest. Despite that, we will certainly return to this spot!

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Liked best: very comfortable relaxing spot
Liked least: lack of hot tub
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
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