Guest Testimonials from Past Years
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Margaritaville - "Beautiful place! Great weekend with great people and an amazing house and view." ~ Caroline, September 2014
Promise Keeper Cottage - "My husband and I wanted to stay in something different than your run of the mill hotel or motel. Promise Keepers Cottage is a quiet retreat that we both needed. I was really happy to find out they had wifi. Because even though we were looking for quiet I can't be without my smart phone! Walking outside and seeing nature was beautiful." ~ Holly, September 2014
Tree Tops - "Thank you for sharing your home with us. We were blessed with beautiful weather during our 5 day stay. Beautiful home with everything we needed!" ~ Ronnie, September 2014
Amethyst Creek Cottage - "This has been the best stay. So relaxing, so clean i will return soon! Loved it!!!" ~ Lisa, August 2014
Carolina Roost - "Great home close to all the things people like to do in Asheville. Downtown restaurants were all easy to find with GPS which is highly recommended for this area. Plenty of space for the 4 of us." ~ Brian, July 2014
Bullhead Mountain Lodge - "We had a fabulous time! There is so much to do in the area that we spent most of our days out on the town. It was nice to come home to the lodge to unwind! Thanks again!" ~ Kelly, July 2014
The Haven - "We loved our stay at the Sim's-"The Haven" for the week 7/13-7/19 2014. The ice maker wasn't working but, John the maintenance guy was great with replacing it within 24 hours. John also told us how to reboot the WiFi. John was a very nice guy and we all cannot speak highly enough of his character. John answered all our questions and was professional.Very forthright & honest. Never, ever let this man go. He is a credit to your organization, highly skilled and a true gentleman. The roads up were a bit challenging however, not impossible. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will consider visiting again someday..." ~ Tim, July 2014
Sunrise Knoll - "We enjoyed our stay here. The house is very private and comfortable. Its big enough for a family and quaint enough for a couple with their dog. The owner thought of every detail. You will want for nothing! I would recommend a 4x4 or a powerful FWD for the steep climb up to the house." ~ Shannon, July 2014
Sky Box - "We enjoyed our stay and recommend it for others. There were seven in our group and we all were very comfortable. The kitchen is very well stocked. We had no trouble making meals. The views are spectacular and peaceful. As a family we went white water rafting at French Broad Rafting, zip lining at Navitat, hiking on the Appalachian Trail, and of course The Biltmore Estate. At every business the staff / employees were friendly, knowledgeable and funny, especially the French Broad Rafting guides. We took advantage of the Mountain Discovery Pass and the mobile phone app. Thank you for the savings and great customer service on the phone with Carolina Mornings." ~ Leah, July 2014
Deer Run - "Having a wonderful time :) the Deer Run is so cute and the nature is so enjoyable. Rooting for the Netherlands at the moment in the world cup 2014! At the bier garden. Biltmore is beautiful and tomorrow we are going on the river and ziplines. Thanks for the amazing vacation! <3" ~ Chad, July 2014
Margaritaville - "We are already planning our next trip back!! AMAZING!!!!" ~ Lael, July 2014
Laurel Mountain Retreat - Elk Path - My family and I enjoyed our stay at the Elk Path. It was a wonderful vacation a time to relax and enjoy nature. We will be back in the near future. ~ Judy, July 2014
El Oso - "We really enjoyed our family dinners at the cabin. No distractions, no tv, no phones and only the adventures of the day to talk about. We played LIFE, ping pong and watched movies. This was the perfect place for our family to reconnect. Just need to update the directions to the cabin. We believe a stop sign had been added to the route. No biggie, we had our phone to help navigate." ~ Pamela, July 2014
Mountain Sunshine - "Our stay here was absolutely wonderful. The home was so inviting and comfortable. The short drive to chimney rock and lake lure was nice. Although the home was in a neighborhood, there was complete privacy. We loved it. Thanks for letting us vacation here." ~ Sophia, July 2014
Tiffany Hideaway - "Great house, and location!" ~ Carl, July 2014
Mountain Aerie - "What a wonderful place! We are traveling with our son and our exchange student Pauline, who is from The Netherlands. Pauline was so excited when she saw the place and the views. It was worth the trip." ~ Gary, June 2014
Asheville Mountain Views - "We are checking out. ....sorry to leave this lovely place. So much fun!! Thanks for all your help." ~ Ed, June 2014
La Dolce Vita - "We planned this trip our husbands and recieved the greatest joy to watch them enjoy their selves. Carolina Mornings definitely succeed our expectations!" ~ Laurel, June 2014
Truly Breathless - "A truly wonderful memorial day weekend getaway with my Beautiul wife and best of friends. Truly Breathless is a majestic place well appointed with gorgeous views and endless activities near by. It was a welcome change from the deserts of 29 palms, Afghanistan and Iraq. A great place to spend memorial day in remembrance of those who gave all for our freedom. Thank you for sharing your home with my family." ~ Blake, May 2014
Emerald Sky - "The house was great! Very clean and well equipped. Just as nice as the pictures showed. The view was awesome! Thanks for a great holiday weekend." ~ Suzanne, May 2014
Hidden Pond - "Had a great stay at Hidden Pond: though not secluded, the cabin offered great privacy. Carolina Mornings is great to work with. Communication before and during trip was excellent. The cabin was clean and everything we needed was provided. Location was excellent with easy access to downtown Asheville, the Biltmore, restaurants, and scenic drives. Especially enjoyed the porch swing early mornings and in the cool evenings. Will definitely stay with Carolina Mornings again." ~ Steven, May 2014
Sunrise Knoll - "We had a great time at Sunrise Knoll. Very private. The house was wonderful. Perfect for the dogs also. We did so many great things during the day and it was nice to come home and relax ar night. The cows were awesome and the cardinal was funny bouncing into the window. Thank you." ~ Andrea, May 2014
Biltmore Villa Hideaway - "Condo is beautiful , we are really enjoying our stay. I would recommend this unit to anyone." ~ Daniel, May 2014
~ Lauren, March 2014
Momma Bear - " This is our first trip to Clyde, Waynesville and Maggie Valley. The cabin is beautiful and cozy! The weather has been perfect." ~ Dana, February 2014
Carolina Roost - "We were so happy with Carolina Roost! I got busy and forgot to sign the owners guest book so I hope they will see this. The house was perfect for our group, decorated lovely and so comfy you felt right at home. Your reservation and ck in and ck out were seamless and easy! No wasting time running down keys from rental agency. Everything we needed was provided. We were planning our sons wedding which is in May at the fields of blackberry cove, and the kitchen table was the perfect spot for collaborating! Thanks for providing such a reasonable and comfortable rental, and for being pet friendly! Our little pug was happy too :) our grandson saw snow for the first time, and made a snowball on the porch!" ~ Laurie & Joey, January 2014
Pond Cove Cabin - "It is one of the best cabin I've ever stayed at. Very relaxing, good view, isolate - nobody bothering you. For me, it is perfect." ~ Joanquin, December 2013
A note from a Hibernation guest:
Thanks for making our stay comfortable. We felt right at home. The decor was tasteful and still felt the rustic setting. Very clean! We will return again.
N. Myrtle Beach, SC
A note from a Hibernation guest:
We had such a great time staying in this amazing cabin! The homey feel, the romantic fireplace, and the incredible views made our trip a very special time.
Justine and I have been dating six or so months and this was the perfect first getaway weekend. The hospitality and graciousness was beyond anything we could have imagined.
We only had one mishap - when we accidentally locked ourselves on the bottom deck late at night and one phone call had someone here, crawling through a window to set us free.
Thank you so much for making our stay a weekend we won't soon forget!
Zac & Justine
Pie in the Sky - "Beautiful! Got a little lost on the way and didn't arrive until after 9:00pm, but it is worth it. Slept great!"
~ Annette, November 2013
~ Katie & Chris Bourbeau, September 2013
~ Gene, September 2013
Memory Maker - "Perfect weekend getaway, beautiful location, all the amenities. We would highly recommend a stay with Carolina Mornings." ~ Chastity, September 2013
Promise Keeper Cottage - "We had a wonderful time! The grounds were beautiful, and the porch was perfectly peaceful! We hope to return in the future!" ~ Ellie, September 2013
White Willow - "This was a beautiful property, very quiet and a great mountain location." ~ Tony, September 2013
Pond Cove Cabin - "One of the most relaxing trips ever! We loved the cabin and the view and the pond. God's creation is amazing and you found the perfect spot to put a beautiful cabin to enjoy that. Thank you!! PS.... Just make sure you bring food up here before you get here. It is a good trip to town." ~ Kim, September 2013
American Patriot - "Had a great stay as always!" ~ Kevin, September 2013
Landmark Cabin - " We had a wonderful anniversary!!! :-)" ~ Donna, September 2013
Little Knotty Pine Place - "Awesome cabin that was in a perfect location secluded but yet close enough to the city to enjoy all of its attractions!" ~ Courtland, September 2013
Flatlanders Retreat - "Having a great time. Our cabin is exceptional there is nothing missing. Thank you Flatlanders Owners." ~ Pamela, September 2013
Blevins Beech House - "Enjoyed sitting on the front porch drinking coffee in the morning with the dogs...watching the rain. House was comfortable clean and we felt at home. Went for a short walk and the dog a couple doors down didn't let us pass his property- other than that we felt quite welcome. Back yard fenced in was perfect for our pets (we decided not to invite the neighbors dog over)." ~ John, August 2013
Blue Sky Vista - "A great time was had by all!" ~ Sara, August 2013
Studio Lex - "This place is incredible! We intend to come here every year for our anniversary now!"
~ George, August 2013
Amethyst Creek Cottage - "What a lovely, calming, serene place, thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us. We will look forward to returning in the future." ~ Mitch, August 2013
Black Bear Lodge - "Mirror on master bathroom lower for short people. Full mirror in 2nd bed higher. But we really need to nit- pick to find anything wrong. We loves it." ~ John, August 2013
Laurel Cove Cabin - "LOVED Laurel Cove...a beautiful, peaceful and cozy place to stay. It felt like home the moment we walked in the door. I would like to thank you for opening up your doors to my favorite 4 legged friend and part of my family, Storm. She enjoyed the porch and staring at the wildlife. Thank you again for sharing."
~ Kara & Chuck, August 2013
Rainbow Ridge - "Great place!" ~ Brent, August 2013
Toboggan Run - "My family and I had a wonderful time here. I would highly recommend it to others. We stayed busy pretty much our entire trip because there are so many great things to do." ~ Tonya, August 2013
Whispering Wind - "We are really enjoying our stay, the house is a home away from home. The owners do a great job to make the stay first class." ~ Daniel, August 2013
Cherish the Cabin - "Wonderful cabin. Best family vacation." ~ Barbara, July 2013
All Decked Out - "All Deck Out has exceeded our expectation. This place is extremely clean and roomy. It located a high elevation away from any city life with a beautiful mountain view. You are half way from Heaven!"
~ Paymon, July 2013
Little Knotty Pine Place - "The cabin was adorable and comfortable. It was a haven for weary travelers. The seclusion of being in the wood helped not having the views of the mountains. Was close to everything!" ~ Linda, July 2013
Eagle's Perch - "This is a very relaxing place to stay. We really enjoyed out time here. The drive in and out from the south instead of through Leicester is just amazing." ~ Carl, July 2013
La Dolce Vita - "We had an amazing week stay here! We never wanted to leave! Thanks so much for your beautiful cabin and views! :)"We had an amazing week stay here! We never wanted to leave! Thanks so much for your beautiful cabin and views! :)" ~ Phyllis, July 2013
Sky Box - "We really had a great time. We enjoyed the house immensely. I love this iphone app." ~ Pat, July 2013
Holiday at Horseshoe - Apple Cottage - "We really enjoyed our stay at the Apple Cottage on Horseshoe Farm. The view of the surrounds mountains was amazing. I would definitely stay here again." ~ Linda, July 2013
Eagle's Perch - "Beautiful views at this far away cabin! Good time was had by all in our group! Very remote feel but quite a ride to any hiking trails and downtown Asheville. We liked the cabin but were disappointed with a few things; the microwave appears to be on last leg and the dishwasher was also finicky. Many times we had to reheat food on the stove because the microwave quit. Also found lots of dirty dishes and utensils put back in cabinets and drawers and sheets on the queen bed were too small/ill-fitting. Rough road up the driveway too - be prepared in a vehicle that can handle it! Bottom line: overall maintenance of the cabin just ok but views were gorgeous." ~ Noelle, July 2013
All Decked Out - "Absolutely wonderful!" ~ Gregg, June 2013
"Stayed at A Mountain Escapade - Terrific property and wonderful service from Carolina Mornings! We have rented in several areas of NC and found this property to meet and exceed our expectations. The house was well appointed and cared for. Our neighbors were helpful and fun to get to know. We will be looking to rent again from your company and if in the future we look to move to the area; we would use your help. Thank you for a wonderful experience." ~ Michelle, June 2013
"We absolutely loved our stay at Momma Bear. We are going back!!!!! It was in a perfect location and the amenities were great!"
~ Jennifer S., June 2013
"We had a wonderful stay at Black Bear Cabin! The staff at Carolina Mornings went above and beyond and were always courteous and friendly. The level of customer service made you feel as if your stay was extremely important to the staff as well as the daily emails to ensure you are having a good time. The local box of goodies was an unexpected surprise and a nice touch. Our stay felt as if we have VIP service and yet we never saw anyone from the Carolina Mornings office. To accomplish that task is a quality you should be extremely proud of." ~ Paul & Kelly H., May 2013
"The Best Vacation I've had in over ten years!!!
The Memory Maker is an awesome home on the side of a beautiful mountain. My boyfriend and I booked the vacation just for the weekend to get away from our everyday lives, and boy did this happen. When we arrived we actually thought we were at the wrong location because we thought no way is this the cottage that we had paid for. We thought surely this would have cost way more than we paid. As we drove up the winding gravel drive way we became more and more excited. The house was more beautiful than any pictures that we had seen previously. It was in a private area and not a house to be seen anywhere around us. As we entered the home we couldn't believe the luxury. The kitchen had everything you could ever want or need. We had brought everything from home and didn't even need it. The living room was absolutely unreal. Very contemporary. The bedrooms were spacious and all had a different appeal. We actually slept in each different bedroom while we were there. We didn't want to miss a thing. They even had books and games in the home. We were in heaven. The TV was also great and got every channel anyone could ever want. Our favorite was the hot tub. Not only private but beautiful as well. It was closed in to a screened in picnic area where we spent most of our time. Right beside that was a terrific grill where we enjoyed grilled salmon on night and steaks the next night. We had no reason to leave the house the entire weekend and we didn't. We had everything we desired right there. It was beautiful. I recommend this Memory Maker to anyone who needs peace, quiet, and privacy. Don't hesitate. Extremely clean when we arrive; and we left it the same way. Big trash cans were there for us to use so clean up was easy for us. They also had a washer and dryer which came in handy. Don't even worry about bringing cleaning supplies they even supplied those. If you want a grand vacation this is the place to go. I can't wait to return next year." ~ Dana T., February 2013
I wanted to leave some feedback from our last trip to Among The Clouds in hopes that it might get put on the website.
Not only was my entire family Happy with the cabin, the view is just breathtaking and the rooms in the cabin were justright for my family. It was so nice to have the towels laid out on the bed and we loved the decorations in each room. Most of all I want to thank the owners for taking the time and money to send back to me my granddaughter's teddy that she can NOT sleep without. I know that they did not have to do this but they understood what it meant and I so much appreciated this, I even put a picture of their note with the teddy on my Facebook, it was so thoughtful. I meant to get a thank you note out to them and never did, I still have their address but I think a positive review on the website would be even better. Please let me know if you are able to post so I can go check it out.
"As soon as we walked in the door and saw the view, we instantly relaxed." ~ Myscha Theriault, Travel Writer
Stayed at The Haven, December 2012
Best trip ever!
I love the condo, and the bedrooms are great!
There really was just enough room to sleep in the closet. On Thursday we went to the Biltmore, and the condo is so close. My family walks down to the little shops all the time. I love Asheville!
P.S. Go to Antler Hill at the Bilmore. Kids love the farm!
- The Towns Family
" We just stayed at Mountain Sunshine and had the absolute best time. My sister and I took our parents to the
Biltmore Estate and had a blast! The property was more than we could
have asked for and it was absolutely gorgeous! We will definitely come
back next year and wanted to let you know what a great job you had
done." ~ J. Jones, December 2012
husband and I rented one of your homes for the Christmas holidays. I wanted
to write and express my feelings about our visit. This Christmas will be
one that will be remembered for a lifetime. It was the first Christmas in
over 10 years where our entire blended family was under one roof. It took a
lot of effort to get all of us there. Family traveled from Virginia,
Georgia, and South Carolina. Asheville has always been a favorite of ours
so we knew that the kids would fall in love with it too. But what made the
trip so enjoyable was the beautiful, spacious and comfortable home that we
rented through your company. The list of amenities that were available was
endless. We had everything we needed. It was exactly the place that was
described on your website, so often that is not the case. My husband and l
travel often and have found that some websites can be deceptive. Not the
case with Carolina Mornings! You are a top notch company!
made it clear that this was a weekend of memories that they will never
forget. By the way, we will be back next Christmas.
I believe a new family tradition has started. As my grandson Myka stated 'This is the best Christmas ever!'
Mr. & Mrs. James and Dorothy W."
your site/service. Your whole team is great and we're looking forward to
our return visit." ~ Anonymous
all been so wonderful! Thank you for your understanding and for making the
process so easy and enjoyable! We have rented/leased from many cabins in
Gatlinburg and Asheville. This has been the BEST experience we've had and
the most pleasant and professional staff I have worked with. May you and
your families enjoy your holidays!
and Best Regards,
"We've dealt with other vacation agencies and by far Carolina Mornings was the most accommodating and least obtrusive in a private vacation agency. Thank you!" ~ Anonymous
thanks to you and everyone there who helped us on arrival here and for
finding us such a beautiful place to be.
[name removed and her neighbors couldn't be better people to be living near. [name removed and her neighbors have adorable dogs. I have never been able to let Scout and Murph run free except at the beach, but since they'd been in the car all those days I let them out to play with the neighbors.
They've been playing ever since, and always come home. This is nothing short of a miracle. I'm able to rest and watch the leaves fall. Will get off the couch soon though. Have met with ... (who referred me to Carolina Mornings), and have looked at condos. Don't have any definite plans yet.
Would love to stop in with the guys again, that is if I can get them back into the car. Please tell Shari that everyone there was helpful, welcoming, comforting and fun. I'm very grateful to all of you... " ~ Meg, Scout and Murphy