We took a family road trip for the first time to the Blue Ridge Mountains, and I had a hard time deciding between a mountain view or a cabin on a creek. I am so happy with our decision to stay by the creek, the yard is huge and allowed our kids to run around, and the dock on the creek was perfect for morning coffee and afternoon reading. The house was perfectly cleaned, and had everything we needed. The neighbors are permanent residents, and were so sweet and helpful. The only down fall was a very hazardous drive way. We have a lifted truck, and had a hard time getting up the steep, washed out, dirt drive every time. When we tried to get closer to the side to miss the huge holes we scratched our truck on the branches. It was a disaster, and I do not believe a regular sedan would be able to handle it. On a positive note, the super helpful neighbor said the road will be paved Aug 8-10, and after that it should be perfect! But definitely a heads up for anyone traveling to the cabin before. Other than that the cabin is wonderful!