Thanks everyone for the support, truly appreciated.
She was truly one odd duck. She didn’t smile once.
In her private feedback, she thanked me for providing a detailed map of the back roads and sights to see that most visitors don’t find on their own (and she has been coming to this area for 20 years she said).
In her private location feedback, she put in quotes “you need a car to get everywhere”, which is ironic as a reviewer before her mentioned that the need for a car is negated by proximity to so many interesting sights including the beach, waterfalls, restaurants.
In any case, I’m one of those hosts who always responds with a one-liner to every guest review (I know…most hosts don’t agree with that policy), so I just left her a “I hope you enjoy the rest of your vacation here in the Adirondacks!” comment.
This is one of the reasons why I am seriously considering this being my last year with ABB.
People can be such a PITA!
I got a request yesterday for memorial day weekend…younger couple from CT, wanting to visit Mt. Adirondack (there is no such mountain) and Lake George on their way to Mt Washington (which is in NH). They wanted to know if this plan was sensible (no, it isn’t which if they used mapquest they could have figured out on their own).
There is a bit of a language barrier so I gave them exact details of their driving times from their home to Mt Washington, their home to my place and then to Mt Washington.
While I enjoy the role of tour guide while guests are here and prior to their arrival, having to act like a Triple A advisor is above and beyond what I’m willing to do.
I’m hesitant to decline them as I don’t want to be judged as not being part of the sharing community based on a persons background, but in the meantime, the clock is ticking and they have yet to respond to my extremely detailed and easy to understand response.
They just already seem like flakes to me, which means they probably have not read the house rules, and which is why I’m hesitating to accept their 3 day request.
I really hope they choose, as I stressed in my response, to go visit Mt. Washington!
Again, thanks for all the feedback on my original question!