Our experience with Aunt Bug's was not good. The cabin itself was wonderful, but we had a lot of bad experiences that were not taken care of or addressed after the office was contacted. The staff themselves were very rude. Multiple times we called about certain issues and they said they would call us back and they never did. Finally we went down to the office and they were very rude there also and did not get far with anything. Would not suggest renting from them. When we checked in, the code we were given to unlock the door was incorrect. We tried for a half hour and finally ended up calling the maintence department and then had to wait another hour for the maintence lady to call us back. The Maintence staff never changed the code from the previous renters. The fireplace was in season for us to use and when we turned it on, it did not light and everyone got instant headaches. This issue was never addressed. There was also no carbon monoxide detector.
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We have stayed here for decades and keep going back! It's not the ritz Carlton... But a great locally owned place that is very well maintained! The …
We never got as far a staying. We had checked on line and found a perfect cabin. When we entered the dates we wanted it gave us a price. But on the website I states they had a 2017-2018 special. If you stayed 7 nights you got the 8 th free. They calucaled price did not take that into consideration. When we called a asked they said you had to reserve through the office to get that special. So we asked then what would the price be and it was the same. They kept saying that price included the free night so finally we broke it down for them my their price by night calendar. Then the story was that calendar prices were wrong. When we said we'll that's the price we should get they refused. Overnight they changed their prices and story. In the end they were trying to charge $300 more for our stay than should have been charged.
Great cabins at an affordable price!!! We have used them for the past 10yrs. They also have pet friendly cabins available.
Awesome time with family and friends. Clean and convenient to everything. We had games for the kids and plenty of space. Check out Bird's Creek Mansion. It was unbelievable
Terrible customer service. They gave us the WRONG CODE for the alarm system.We rented "Bearly Mine" in October 2014.Pros:1. The cabin was spotless. We've rented 20+ cabins over the years, and this was the cleanest we have seen.2. Hot tub was clean, private and working properly.3. Plenty of parking space off the road.4. Very quiet area except as noted in #1 below.Cons:1. Upon check-in (4pm) they gave us 3 codes. First was for the gate to get into the community. Second was for the keyless entry to the cabin. Third was for the alarm system. They gave us the WRONG CODE for the alarm, so it was set off 30 seconds after entering the cabin. It was so loud I had to walk up the road 50 yards in order to hear them on the phone. They just kept telling me to enter the same code. It shut itself off after 15 mins. Soooo, we though we were safe. Not so. At 3am, the alarm set itself off again. No idea why. Guess what? They don't answer the phone at 3am! Neither does the security company...got their number off a sticker on the front door. Lights came on in all the nearby cabins. Sorry, nothing we could do. Had a nice visit with a local police officer who arrived just after the alarm shut itself off again. Went to the office 1st thing the next morning. NO apologies, NO offer of anything to compensate us for a lost night of sleep. They gave us a different code to try out on the alarm. Really? Try it out??? They called us later and gave us a 3rd code for the alarm, and said it was our fault that the alarm went off because we didn't disarm it! What??? They have us the WRONG CODE to start with!!!!! Terrible customer service.2. Bring your own lights. Seriously. It's impossible to use the kitchen at night unless you do. The cabin is very dark even with all the lights (few of them available) are turned on.3. No place to hang your clothes. There are no closets.4. No latch on the 1/2 bath door or bedroom door, and the doors don't stay closed by themselves.5. Gas fireplace was not turned on. We stayed the 3rd week of October. Fireplaces are supposed to be working 10/1. Nobody at Aunt Bug's is paying attention.6. Water...if you can call it that, was cloudy, brown and smelly. We're used to well water at rental cabins, but this was really bad. Filled the bathtub and it looked like a muddy pond. You couldn't see through 3 inches of water. Fortunately we had read earlier reviews on the cabin and brought a filter for drinking water. In six days, we ruined the filter cartridge that should last a month.7. We were advised by the nice officer (mentioned in #1 above) that we should not leave valuables in the cabin when we were out for the day. The reason cabin owners are adding alarm systems is that cabins are being broken into, and thieves are stealing flat screen tv's and renter's laptops & other valuables. It didn't matter that we were in a gated community. Nice. He said take your valuables with you. They will be safer in your car in a parking lot than in your cabin.With so many rental agencies in the area I just don't understand why Aunt Bug's/Acorn Cabins is still in business. I certainly won't ever rent from them again. We asked for a refund of the 1st night's stay through the BBB, because we got no sleep that night. They refused. They said they do not offer refunds for "malfunctions" such as with the alarm system above. The alarm system did NOT malfunction. It worked perfectly. They gave us the WRONG CODE!!!
Major safety concerns. Safety concern #1: If power goes out to the area, the gate to the community is inoperable. There is not a manual override. When we lost power due to a downed power line, we tried to head into town but were trapped inside the gated community. Although ours was not, in the event of crisis, emergency vehicles would be unable to gain access to the properties and residents inside could not leave for help. I called Aunt Bug's to ask for assistance and was told, "Sorry. There's nothing we can do. You'll just have to wait it out."Safety concern #2: The upstairs carbon monoxide detector went off on our second morning. We contacted Aunt Bug's, who said the gas had been turned on to the fireplace that week and there was legitimate cause for concern. They sent a maintenance worker to the cabin while we were out. The upstairs detector was removed entirely and a different detector was installed downstairs. When we called to see if there was a gas leak, they were unable to answer our questions. We slept with the windows open. We arrived late and had no trouble accessing our keys from the overnight lockbox. We received a phone call early the next morning telling us we needed to come to the office to sign our contract. When we arrived, they wanted to see several documents that were still in the cabin - a 25 minute round trip drive from the office. It would have been courteous to let us know we needed those things in hand. In general, customer service was poor. We have no complaints with our cabin itself. Cabin 112: Bearly Mine was impeccably clean. I've read horror stories of bugs and spider webs, but we had no such problem. It had a nice pool table, foosball table, hot tub, jetted tub, loft, air mattress, futon, deck, rocking chairs, wifi, and charcoal and gas grills. There was plenty of space for our family of five.
This cabin rental company is a joke and should be shut down. Do not ever use them we stayed in one of there cabins from a Sunday to a Thursday and it was so nasty. We complained but they didn't care. 2 out of the 3 rooms the Jacuzzi tubs did not work not not mention they are wired up to a outlet box just lying on the floor under the tub with no gfci. 2 rooms smelled like straight urin and the 3rd smelled like sewage. The kitchen sick leaks, 1 of the decks safety railings was falling down so they put 2 rocks under it as a fix. The front railing going up the stairs was about to just fall off. The deck by the pool had the safety railing completely rotted out. The fire place did not work half the lights in the cabin were burnt out. A window was busted and the glass is just sticking out of it plus there are mice in the air ducts. We also found bugs in the ice from the ice maker. I have pictures of everything and video.
The cabin was full of spider webs and dust. Old thick spider webs were around the windows, doors , blinds, closet, and every light fixture. Before we unpacked I used the broom to clean as much as possible. The Jacuzzi had a gross white residue on the sides and bottom. We stayed in Moonlight ridge 162 in November.
Not a pleasant experience. Bathroom was so small you could hardly turn around. Water smelled awful and we saw bugs everyday. Not very clean. Sure wasn't what was advertised. The view was a bunch of trees in back with no mountain view at all .would not stay here again or recommend. When I got an email to give a review, they blocked it and said that reservation number had already responded. So I am trying to post here.
We checked in on Christmas day and there was only 1 pillow in the whole cabin that slept 6. And that pillow we found shoved behind one of the beds. We asked for more pillows and we met someone to get them. Our jacuzzi was filthy with a nasty smell to it. We went to the office the next day and they were out of the cleaning tablets that go in the Jacuzzis. They did nothing about it being dirty so we didn't use it our whole stay. Upon checking out we complained to one of the ladies there and she accused us of taking the pillows. I was mad and told her I have never stolen anything in my life and not that it mattered but had just gotten back from a deployment overseas and as a soldier there is no honor in stealing. I went as far as telling her we could go out to our car and unload it so she can see we had no pillows stashed anywhere. Of course she said no. I checked out and was shaking because I was so mad. It ruined our vacation. At least the last day of it and we went home angry. They were rude and the place was filthy. Only plus side was that it was cheaper than any other place at the time.