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“Great location, better host. Excellent choice.”
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A freshly cleaned deck and new chairs await your arrival.
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A freshly cleaned deck and new chairs await your arrival.
Autumn view of the home from below.
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20 reviews
A freshly cleaned deck and new chairs await your arrival.
Autumn view of the home from below.
Floral room bedroom. Queen bed. Walk-in closet
2nd view of floral bedroom
Handmade tiles above the kitchen sink.
Close up of the tiles.
2nd view
Twin bed bedroom aka 'Jungle room' with adjoining bath and no deck access.
3rd view of floral bedroom.
3rd view of the Master/Mistress bedroom
Master/Mistress bedroom with Queen bed. Adjoining bath with jacuzzi tub and separate shower
Kitchen and laundry area.
2nd view of Master/Mistress bedroom
View from the Master/Mistress bedroom. All rooms except the twin bed jungle room have great views!
Barred owls. deer and a variety of birds can be seen. We've even seen a bobcat.
The skies provide added enjoyment.
Winter view of the pond from the deck. Open 12 months a  year.
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Overview
Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Burnsville, North Carolina

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Luis G
1 review
“Great location, better host. Excellent choice.”
Reviewed 30 December 2017 for a stay in December 2017

The location is great, just minutes from town and anything you may need, yet secluded enough to get away. The whole family and the dog had a fantastic time.
The cabin is very well equipped, you will probably find everything that you need and then some. The host John and Claudia are very accommodating and beyond nice, they live close by and have their own must see art gallery, there are samples of their art throughout the property and the cabin.
My only recommendation is that you arrive at the cabin the first time during day light, the way into the cabin is a little tricky and the GPS will only take you so far, just follow the "rubber ducky" themed signs.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
31 Dec 2017
Thank you, Luis, for your kind words. We enjoyed meeting you and your beautiful family and look forward to seeing you again at the Puddle in 2018! Happy New Year!
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RE E
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Love this mountain home.”
Reviewed 2 November 2017 for a stay in October 2017

Great location close to town and the quick trip to the parkway.
We loved the layout, accessibility and the art and furnishings are very nice.
Seemed we were tucked in the woods and a very private neighborhood.
Wish we could have stayed longer!
Thank you Claudia!
R

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
3 Nov 2017
Thank you! We hope you’ll return for a longer visit. There are so many activities to enjoy in our mountains. Thanks again,
Claudia
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KenCookie
Asheville, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
285 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Great Place in a Special Location”
Reviewed 21 August 2017 for a stay in June 2017
1
person found this review helpful

We’ve stayed at Yummy Mud Puddle several times and like it so much that we don’t even want to look for alternate accommodations near Burnsville.

In short: It’s ultra-convenient to Burnsville and surrounding areas; it’s totally removed from traffic and has an exquisite mountain view; it’s large enough to comfortably hold six guests; it’s extremely clean and well-equipped. Oh, and the hosts are as charming and accommodating as can be.

Yummy Mud Puddle is a three-bedroom, two-bath home with a large kitchen, comfortable living room, separate dining room, and a huge deck that extends the length of the house; the deck affords spectacular views of the mountains. The home is on an exceedingly large lot, so you definitely have privacy. The only noises you’re likely to hear are birds and bullfrogs.

Your hosts are both artists; (one is a potter, and the other is fabulous at a variety of mixed media). Their studios are part of their property down the hill, so if you want to see their work, you can feel free to do so. They are also happy to provide “where to go and what to do” advice—or merely engage in interesting conversation. However, they are absolutely non-intrusive.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
29 Sep 2017
Thank you so much for your glowing review! You're great guests and we look forward to your return. We always work to maintain our standards and make annual improvements. Thanks again! Claudia
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canoodle1
Charlotte, North Carolina
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great view from mountainside, but still close to town”
Reviewed 14 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017
1
person found this review helpful

Six of us (2 adults + 4 kids) stayed here for a long weekend and had a great time. Host was responsive before the trip and house was clean on arrival. Plenty of room.
Well-supplied. Large deck with amazing view. Less than 5 minutes to town for a few good restaurants and groceries. A couple hikes within 20 minutes - many many more within, say, an hour. Blue Ridge Parkway less than 40 minutes.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
26 Apr 2017
Thank you, Aaron, for your kind review of the Yummy Mud Puddle. We're glad you had a good time while here. We look forward to a return visit in the near future.
Our best, Claudia and John
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rohit s
Smyrna, Georgia
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great View. Amazing Place”
Reviewed 24 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016

Had a very pleasant stay at Yummy Mud Puddle! views from the porch are amazing. Very beautiful nf artistic pottery plates and mugs.

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Liked best: View from the deck and very well managed and as described in pics
Liked least: everything was good. nothing bad
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
25 Oct 2016
Thank you for your review. We're so glad you had an enjoyable weekend at the Yummy Mud Puddle. This is such a fine time to visit the mountains of western North Carolina. We hope you'll come back and visit soon.
Thank you again!
Claudia and John
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