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A group of friends and I stayed at David and Jessica's cabin this past weekend and we were overwhelmed with joy the entire time! Not only was there more than enough sleeping space for our group of twelve, there was enough seating space for us to gather in one room while eating and playing all sorts of board games. We loved the cozy feeling of the cabin. It was well-kept and clean! David and Jessica provided extra bedding and towels, along with a fully stocked kitchen. Cooking there was fuss-free because the kitchen had multiple skillets, baking pans, dishes, and utensils. My car could not make it up the steep driveway, but I had no problems parking on the street below. There was plenty of space for all the cars we had.
I would highly recommend this cabin to any large group and/or family! It is within a 30-minute drive to Snow Valley Ski Resort and Lake Gregory, which was perfect for our outdoorsy weekend. David is very responsive to messaging and answered any questions I had before the trip. Thank you, David and Jessica, for opening your home. I would definitely come back!
We had a great weekend up in David's beautiful. Everything was great, as advertised. The well-stocked kitchen was a huge plus!
What a beautiful home - the perfect getaway spot for a group! A group of 7 of us went up for my birthday, and there was plenty of room. The kitchen was marvelous - we had 5 people cooking at once, and the others sitting at the bar chatting with us. There was even an electric griddle that made pancakes a breeze! The stars were brilliant from the porch, and the fireplace was perfect to warm up afterwards. The bedrooms were surprisingly spacious and comfortable (though the downstairs futon sloped), and separate enough that people could sleep through activities downstairs. Having a couple twin beds made our group of mixed gender friends much less awkward! The host answered all my questions by email ahead of time. He charged extra to stay only one night, but gave us extended hours that fit our plans perfectly so it was well worth it. Thanks for a wonderful time! If the opportunity appears, I'll be returning.
We brought a group of 11 university students to the Himmel Haus, and this house had everything our large group needed. The house also has a very warm and comforting atmosphere. Between all of the beds, pull out bed, extra mattress, and futon, everyone had a comfortable place to sleep. All of the furniture, linen, and towels were nicely prepared, and extras were easy to find. There were more than enough pots and pans to cook a meal for 11 hungry people. Both the upstairs loft and living room have a nice atmosphere for playing board games or talking, and the family room has a large TV along with games and DVDs. David and Jessica were also very responsive and generous.
This home is perfect for large groups looking to retreat into the mountains for a weekend getaway. Our group would have stayed here forever if we could!
We stayed at this beautiful house for a weekend family vacation and loved it! The kitchen was fully stocked, the house was very clean, and well laid out with plenty if room. The Himmel's were very responsive and thorough. Would definitely stay here again.
David is far and away a more accommodating host than I could have anticipated. Thorough, kind, understanding, and responsive -- I'd rent from him again in a heartbeat! And probably will!
The property owner was very communicative and helpful. Above all he was fair, for these reasons we really enjoyed our stay at Himmel Haus.
The house itself is cozy. There were 8 of us there and we are all friends, so even if privacy wasn't fool-proof, we were comfortable. Everything was clean and the towels were fresh. However, those with bad backs - the fold-a-bed in the TV room was a bit uncomfortable, and is the only other private bedroom apart from the master. All the other real beds were comfortable.
The kitchen is well stocked with many appliances and materials to cook with. And there are dog toys and balls for your pet!
Keep in mind weather conditions:
We arrived after about 4 ft of snow, which was BEAUTIFUL! But upon arriving we found that the driveway was very steep and could not drive the car on the snow and ice with the weather conditions. We tried to hire a snow blower and someone to shovel but it wasn't enough with the snow coming down. The steps were icy and slippery. I slipped and fell about 4 times, a couple times pretty hard.
However David came up the following morning and shoveled the driveway and steps himself. He even refunded us the money we spent on the snow blower and shoveler.
We all felt that David was very nice and accommodating and loved our stay over the weekend. I wish all property owners were this communicative and accommodating. He gets an A+!
Great hosts and great place!! We were delighted by how cute the house was and the kitchen was fully stocked! David and Jessica were both very accommodating and answered all our questions. We truly enjoyed our weekend in Lake Arrowhead and would definitely come back!
We had such a magical Christmas at this wonderful home! David went above and beyond any requests I had and was so patient answering all my questions prior to staying at Himmel Haus. The kitchen had everything we needed to prepare our Christmas feast, the living areas were roomy and comfortable for all of our guests, and the enclosed yard was perfect for our little dog. We look forward to visiting again soon!