Teacher of Meditation and Tibetan Buddhism.
The place was just what I was after, full of character, secluded in the nature, a breath of fresh air, and Jeffrey and his neighbors are wonderful, good hearted and fun people !! I m so happy about my choice, thanks airbnb and Jeffrey :)
Great place to regroup and recoup! Both hosts that I dealt with were very helpful in coordinating my stay and were patient and considerate while I navigated the "polar/arctic vortex" conditions that were occurring during my one night stay. All of my navigation problems were atypical due to the weather, and in spite of the conditions it was a beautiful drive. The general vibe was calm and welcoming, as was Jeffrey (and helpful in planning my journey!), the dog was sweet, the tea and muffins were great and the shower was hot. Would love to visit again when it's a little warmer.
Beautiful location, and great people. We came in late at night but everything was ready and set up for us. Communication was easy, even though there is no cell service at the house. We had a great time here, it is very peaceful. Definitely will come back!
My stay at Milarepa Dzong was quite enjoyable. Karma was very hospitable and considerate; the space was very peaceful. The resident dog, Tashi, was a fantastic hiking buddy. Definitely an ideal place for rest, peace, and the solitude that the mountains provide.
We loved our stay at Milrapena. Such a wonderful spot and a great getaway from fast-paced travel. Karma and Jeff were really friendly and helpful. Jeff went above and beyond to show us around the Smokys and ensure we had a wonderful time! The spot is gorgeous- fireflies and hummingbirds were among the creatures spotted. Showering outside was invigorating!
Jeff lives where other people go for holidays. He's gotan awesome house in the middle if the beautiful Smokey Mountains and I had so much fun with him. He's a wonderful host! You'll definetely enjoy your stay here :)
Jeff was an amazing host and the accommodations were outstanding. He's an incredible conversationalist with a rich set of life experiences. The property is surrounded by the smokies, a couple miles from the tail of the dragon, and is the perfect place if you're looking to get away.
Jeffrey is a friendly, knowledgeable and helpful host. His humble but beautiful abode is charming and located right next to the national park so the location is perfect. My stay in the Smoky Mountains couldn't have been better and I thoroughly recommend staying here :)
I would strongly recommend this place. Perfect to explore the Smokys – peaceful and pleasant. Really nice hosts – we had a very good time.
This was one of the places I stayed for 2 nights on my cross-country trek for a little breather in driving, and it was very restful and relaxing. I stayed in the dorm for 6, but was the only one, so it was nice and quiet. The space heater kept the cabin nice and warm, so I was very comfortable in my upper bunk, and even sitting on the floor working.
Wifi was easy, hosts were open and friendly and shared with me some of their background, which was fascinating- I didn't have any Tibetan Buddhist friends before! I went into the main house for kitchen use and bathroom use, which was a little tricky because of it being cold and muddy, the friendly dogs, and removing shoes, but it was fine. A good way to be more mindful and relaxed, actually.
You are really in the woods here, and the curvy roads from either direction present varying levels of motion sickness (for me, southern approach was way better). Early morning misting was a treat for a short hike up the ridge. A great place to slow down, and very respectful and generous hosts in Karma and Samten.
Great couple clean and respectfull. They will be welcome any time.
Samten was an easy guest, and I'd gladly have her back.
Samten was an easy guest, and I'd be happy to have her back again.