We rented A Lil Slice of Heaven for a week in July. This was our first time in the mountains and enjoyed every minute of it. It is a great cabin. The kitchen is well appointed. My 13 year old twin girls stayed in the loft and my 16 year old son had his man cave with a bedroom in the basement. The front porch overlooking the river was dynamite. We put together a puzzle on the kitchen table and ate all our meals on the table in the porch. We played in the river a few times. And, we had fun with the pool table and darts. No place is perfect. The main floor bedroom is a bit small with limited clothes/suitcase storage. While I would not disagree with others that it was nice to be close to a town like Burnsville, the drive is a bit tedious (hilly and curvy - comes with the mountains, but still tiresome at times). So, make appropriate plans for excursions in the area. So grateful the Johnson's share this gem with the public.
A quaint and cozy cabin overlooking a beautiful calming river....the "back porch" that overlooked the river was my most favorite place...decor was well thought out both inside/out. The cabin was clean/neat; owner was friendly and easy to correspond with if needed. Yes, there is the train that passes thru several times per day - may seem noisy to some, but hey, we LOVE trains and there is just something about it that takes you back and away from the hustle/bustle we live in today....enjoyed running out to watch it pass - even sat and counted the number of train cars on occasion (114 was the highest counted one day). The walking bridge is really cool, but not for those who may have height phobias....definitely no playing around or running on the bridge. Unfortunately the time of year we visited did not lend itself to our using floats in the river, but hopefully we can return one day to try it out. *Just a friendly tip, be sure to plan your day/grocery trips in advance as making multiple trips to and fro is the only tiring part about our visit, but not the fault of anyone related to the rental. A beautiful get-away!