This review was so hard to write because we will be the second even slightly negative review. One other guest mentioned that it was not clean. All the other reviews are glowing, though she has lost stars for cleanliness. I liked the host very much and loved the house, but I feel like there are things people need to know.
Everyone else said they loved the friendly horses. I feel a bit crazy not loving horses trying to eat my dinner and then threatening me. And the host did respond. Since I don’t know anything about horses I realize we could have made mistakes. Actually, I’d love to return here even with the dirt - I would just bring a vac and clean up all the dust myself. It was still a decent value to have a two bedroom cottage on a beautiful piece of property for $105 a night over a holiday weekend. However, I think other people should be warned about the horses as (and many of you who are more knowledgeable have said it is) it seems like a terribly dangerous situation. If I had small children it would have been a worse nightmare. But, possibly, and experienced horse person would not be bothered. I don’t’ want to slam the host, I just want people to know the story.
So here’s what I have:
“Celeste’s home is in a stunning location, and delivers on the promises of restful beauty. We had a wonderful experience here. The location is amazing for those loving natural beauty and outdoor fun. The house was perfect for the 6 of us. However, it was very dirty; which surprised us. Lots of dust and gobs of cobwebs, and the bathroom was not clean. However, we were so happy to be there and enjoyed the house so much we were able to overlook it. It is still a good value. Also, as we are not experienced with horses, having them ‘in our face’ every moment we stepped outside became uncomfortable. The horses galloping fast right up to my face was disconcerting. We didn’t know how to get the horses ‘ noses out of our food when we tried to eat outside and enjoy the sunset. My husband tried to gently push them away and then was threatened by the horse, so we escaped inside. Thankfully Celeste responded immediately and put the horses in a fenced area so we were able to enjoy the rest of our stay. When we read about friendly horses we didn’t understand just what that meant, so appreciate Celeste accommodating us inexperienced suburbanites. We lay outside and watched the stars late at night, and saw many shooting stars. We loved sitting outside and enjoying the view, we relaxed immediately and just rested. Even if you went nowhere you’d be satisfied. If you have a shelter or canopy you can bring that will increase your comfort as there is no shade. The chickens were a blast to feed, and the cat is lovely. My girls loved that. The peahen roosts on the house at night and is beautiful to watch. We enjoyed the Natural Bridge very much – it is definitely worth a visit. The house is a great value, and Celeste is extremely friendly and responsive. Cave Mountain Lake is a gem and very close. The house is actually closer to Glasgow than Buena Vista. Just a mile or so down the road was a very convenient market with very friendly service.”