We recently spent four nights at the so-called “Wildlife Haven,” which has its advantageous and disadvantages. First, it was a clean, spacious, nicely furnished place that easily could accommodate four people, six using the foldout-sofa. The television, cable and wi-fi all worked well. The kitchen has sufficient place settings for eight people, a few pots and pans, and it even includes a cheese grater. However, it has only an apartment-sized refrigerator, a microwave and a two-burner hot plate. There is no stove or oven. If you are a tall person, one of the beds provides enough length, but the other is simply a full size, so keep that in mind. The unit is somewhat conveniently located, but to call it a “Wildlife Haven” is a misnomer. First, it is situated in an upscale residential neighborhood of single-family homes. Yes, there are plentiful deer spotted as you drive through it, but there is little other “wildlife.” The unit is a walkout basement, and it feels as such. To access it, you need to walk around the front and side of the home on grass, which gets slippery when wet. You enter through a rear patio door. The spacious outdoor patio has a grill and table for four, but the view is only of some scrub woods and a nearby home. You do not see mountains. They can only be viewed from the front of the home as you walk to your car. Inside, you can hear the people upstairs as they walk around and talk, so there is little feeling of privacy. Overall, we rate it slightly above average for the quality amenities inside the unit, but it was disappointing from a privacy and nature standpoint.
Wildlife Haven was a great experience. Clean, new, and the surroundings were beautiful and private. We had deer walk by our patio each day. I would definitely recommend Wildlife Haven for a quiet getaway.