About Susan Ventura
The Venturas own and run Miguels Pizza which is located down below this house and also own and manage this house.
Susan Ventura purchased this House in 2010
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
Our group of twenty ranged in age from 3 weeks to 76 years old. There was plenty of room for all of us. We enjoyed our stay in this fascinating home. We had everything we needed to make our stay great. The wifi was not consistent. I'm not sure if that can be fixed, because of the remote location. There are A LOT of stairs, so just be aware of that if it's going to be a problem for anyone in your group. If you like pizza, make sure you eat at Miguel's just at the bottom of the hill!
Best place to stay in RRG
The house was perfect for our large group. Everyone slept comfortably and there was plenty of open space for us to enjoy meals together and have alone time. The location is perfect for all the hiking the Gorge has to offer.
Great location but needs some attention to details.
Overall, we enjoyed the Big House. There are beds to sleep 24 people (2 to a bed) and then 3 sofa beds on the 3rd floor. The 3rd floor is nicer than the rest of the house with plenty of space for all of us to gather, cook and hang out. We would stay here again.
This house is not handicap accessible, having many many stairs. The 3rd floor is separate from the rest of the house, accessible only by outside stairs.
Driving up to the 3rd floor is steep and hilly. Those driving cars (not SUV or trucks) opted to park at the bottom.
A few notes for the next visitors and owners:
The 3rd floor Kitchen: No pitcher, no blender, no Scissors, teflon pans really scratched, no potholders, dish towels were small washcloths.
WiFi didn’t work. Router inoperable. No cell service.
2nd floor topmost shower knob broken. Other shower really hard to use.
Sheets on 3rd floor sofa bed were dirty.
Dead batteries in thermostat controller in back 3rd floor bedroom.
No heat in front 3rd floor front bedroom.
Smoke detector missing from 3rd floor.
No handrails on 3rd floor restroom landing/steps. (This is dangerous. We moved a chair to the front of the steps to provide a visual barrier.)
Hottub didn’t work. “Spa lock” prevented it from running.
We had a wonderful experience at the big house. It was clean, well stocked with neccessary items and there was plenty of space for our big group. Susan was very responsive with any questions I had. Hanging out in the hot tub on a chilly night was an added bonus. We're already planning our trip for next year!
Large space with lots of beds but not maintained
On the positive side, there were lots of beds/bedrooms and large open space especially top floor which is where our family spent most of our time (weather wasn't very good- rained). The top floor was nicer in general than the rest of the property with nice wood floors, plenty of open space and nicer newer furniture. We enjoyed preparing all of our food on this floor with good appliances and decent amount of countertop area. The large windows and balcony provided some nice views. The TV's were decent size and worked.
On negative side, basic maintenance was lacking in several areas. Examples on the top floor are simple things like a nasty sink drain clogged up in the bathroom, dead batteries in TV remote and heating unit remote. It would be nice to have instructions on how to set the heating remotes. I had to google search to figure out the symbols on these 4 wall unit remotes. Hassle. Also, it wasn't pleasant driving up to this level with a junky looking shed visible from the drive and out the windows and then a front porch being used as storage for tables and chairs.
The bottom 2 floors were in need of updates. The furniture and carpet are worn out. Bedroom closet doors were not attached and actually in the way. There was no microwave on this level. No icemakers in either refrigerator which was disappointing.
The exterior of the house was disappointing with little to no landscaping and what looked like a partially completed project retention wall and dead grass next to lower parking area. The fire pit at top level was basically a level spot with no benches/seats or anything other than what seemed to be pcs of blue pallets for firewood with a tarp thrown over them. Not exactly picturesque... There was an overhang on top floor seen from balcony that had loose boards and ladders. Not sure why. The 2 propane outdoor grills were old and needed some repair. We weren't expecting these issues especially for the price/night. At this price it seems that the owners could afford to keep it maintained.
If these issues and just needed basic maintenance/updates were addressed, we would consider returning because of the location and size of the house.
Perfect for a family reunion.
What an awesome property. Perfect for our family reunion. The bedroom options were versatile and comfortable. Everything was nice and clean. The huge deck had plenty of seating and the hot tub was a bonus. Highly recommend!
House is located across the street from Natural Bridge State Park.