Our trip from the Atlanta airport was delayed by a meltdown at the car rental agency when we had to wait over two hours to get a car and then, when finally we had one, it was FWD, not the AWD/4WD wed ordered. When we went to collect our SUV, one in our party spoke to a manager, said we were sad because we didnt get the SUV wed ordered and that wed not be able to make it up the road to the cabin we rented. Were a group of 64-to-72-year old camp friends of over 50 years whod planned this solar eclipse trip from Texas/CT to TN since we last saw each other in the winter. Well, the manager took pity on us and gave us an AWD Volvo. We were late to arrive at the cabin and, without going into too much detail, were led there by a local restaurateur who helped us open the gate--definitely bring a flashlight, headlamp preferred--and led us up the twisting, gravely hill. The Volvo climbed it effortlessly. But make no mistake, no matter how good you think you are at off-road driving, its unlikely youll climb that hill with front or rear wheel drive. Bryan, a consummate host, made this very clear in the reviews but let me tell you, once you get up there, you find a mountain paradise. Though we had just 3 days there, we made the most of it, enjoying the hot tub that looks over the mountains, cooking smores at the campfire, playing the banjo, singing, gazing, visiting and grilling on the porch. The cabin has just one bathroom and those who sleep upstairs must come outside, then enter the main cabin to access it. But hey, thats part of the charm and, besides, were old campers used to wooden outhouses. In fact, the women who slept upstairs had such deep sleeps we had to go awaken then each morning. Now dont get me wrong the bathroom was perfectly appointed and accommodated we five women perfectly. There were quaint decorations inside the cabin with plenty of bears, fish and moose in the motif. The kitchen was well-stocked with utensils, dishes, pots and pans. We were all delighted with our eclipse sojourn in Copperhill and were so grateful we found this cabin. On another note, folks around here were so very friendly and helpful and there is so much to do from kayaking/tubing to hiking to driving country roads. The cabin, our host, Bryan, and the area were just spectacular!
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