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“We just wanted you to know how much we enjoyed out visit with you this past weekend.  What a lovely relaxing overnight stay we had.  I knew we were going to find it relaxing when we arrived on that rainy and snowy Saturday afternoon only to find Maury building a fire in that beautiful fireplace.  After several long hours at work recently, the stay with you guys was “just what the doctor ordered”.  Everything from the relaxing atmosphere to the fantastic cooking of Maury was better than we could have dreamed of.  Thank you again for great hospitality and we hope to see you again either in the Spring or Fall of next year.”

Jeff and Melodie Nichols, Charlotte, NC

 


 

“Thank you so much for the wonderful stay I enjoyed with you in your wonderful lodge.  I have finally returned to Malaysia following diversions to Europe and India, hence my delay in writing, for which my apologies.  I can only dream now of the beauty I saw which you can view every day.

Lying in the canoe in the middle of the Lake, bar the occasional drone of the motorbikes I was transported to an entirely different world. Having researched heavily before finding Blue Waters Mountain lodge I can safely say that it was worth the time spent, from Maury’s greeting to Mike’s attentiveness and details such as ensuring logs were ready for the fire in the evening. Maury, the food was magnificent, as good as the best restaurant and I am so annoyed that I did not have enough room for the Apple pie. You have it all and good luck to you.

It was great to meet some fellow guests who were all charming, especially the water-ski team. This was a very special stay as I really needed peace and tranquility and I look forward one day to bringing the family to enjoy all the things I found during my all too brief stay.”

Gary Mclean, Malaysia

 


 

“First of all I wanted to say thanks for the hospitality and great food, we really enjoyed staying with you and we will be back soon.  Thanks also for the cool article you did on the SPEED crew stopping by, we really appreciate it.  Just wanted to let you know that the Suzuki Summer Cruise videos can be found here  http://www.speedtv.com/feature/suzuki-summer-cruise  The first two are up and the remaining four will roll out new every Tuesday for the next month.”

Mark Mitchell, Executive Director, SPEED Digital Media

 


“Once again we sadly leave Blue Waters after a remarkable stay this July 4th weekend. You provide exceptional service with kindness and caring in a charming atmosphere. It feels like a loved home whenever we return.  Aside from the fabulous food your staff is exceptionally kind and thoughtful.  We have always enjoy your friendly guests from all over the country to bring America together at Blue Waters.  Thanks for providing a bear siting on our hike. I am sure you must have arranged it even though it was 20 miles away.  What a thrill.”

Susan & John Palumbo, Barrington, IL

 


“Just a note to the entire staff to thank you all for a wonderful stay. We celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary with you 9/18-9/21 and enjoyed it very much. We had Room# 9 and loved it. The bed was comfortable and the view of the lake was fantastic. The breakfast daily was wonderful and the dinners were just as spectacular. We really enjoyed having happy hour down by the lake and watching the sunset. We were blessed with fantastic weather to enjoy all the mountains had to offer.”

Cindy & Kevin Johnson, Powell, OH

 


“Recently my husband and I spent two days at the lodge for our anniversary. It was the most wonderful two day get away we’ve had in some time. Thank you for leaving the key to our room for us and for leaving the light on for our late night arrival. The wine, cheese, and fruit tray was splendid. We didn’t get the chance to thank you personally before we left. This past weekend we’d catch a glance from each other now and then or make a comment about coming back to the lodge for another get away in the near future. I just can’t tell you how much we enjoyed the beauty of nature, the hospitality of Ella Mae, the feel of the lodge, and the delicious breakfast each morning. We’re already planning our return.”

Debbie and Jack Hargett, Monroe, NC

 


“I just wanted to thank you again for your hospitality. I truly appreciate you holding dinner on Friday, May 18 for me and my group of friends. Traveling on the motorcycles with a group of 8 people from D.C. in the pouring rain for half of the trip – it took a lot longer than I expected so I really appreciated the delicious meal at the end of a very long day. The lodge is extremely well kept, nice & comfortable beds, the entire lodge was comfortable and relaxing, a fantastic view…..and all the staff were extremely kind. I am not a complainer, but even if I were – I would find it extremely difficult to find anything to complain about at your place. .”

Richard Carlucci, Centreville, VA

 


“Thank you for such a great time! Although that was the first time we met, I felt like we were old friends. The atmosphere and the food, well…what words can describe them except great, wonderful, fantastic, etc. The ten hour trip to get to your lodge was well worth it and we look forward to our next visit.”

Phil & Hope Blue, Stafford, VA

 


“We just wanted to thank you both for your wonderful hospitality these past few days. We had a fantastic time, and can’t wait to come visit you again. It was very hard getting up this morning knowing that today would be “sconeless”

Terry & Cherie Greenlaw, Kennesaw, GA

 


“As always Hugh Benz and myself thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your lovely Blue Waters Mountain Lodge. The mountaineous area is so scenic. Your facility is so handsome. Your personnel are so cordial. Your cuisine is exquisite. And the two of you are the ultimate hospitallers.”

George Hillenbrand II, Batesville, IN

 


“”Maury and Michael, we just wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed our stay at the lodge. It was so nice, after a long day, to be able to return to such a comfortable home instead of a cold hotel room. You made us feel like we were your personal guests. Thanks for the hospitality. We have already recommended the beautiful lodge on the gorgeous lake in the middle of the forest to friends.”

Jim and Jill Spizale, Slidell, LA

 


“We have just returned to Florida from our 4 night stay at your “BEAUTIFUL” lodge. We cannot express enough to you how much we enjoyed our stay. What a “gem” Blue Waters Mountain Lodge is, in the midst of the beautiful Blue Ride Mountains with a “perfect” view of Santeetlah Lake. The view, our room, the openness of the lodge which is perfect to mingle with other guests made us feel so at home. Playing pool, enjoying the fireplace or just rocking on the front porch was so relaxing. Again…..Maury, Thank You for all your WONDERFUL meals. They were much more than we expected. You are an incredible cook! We felt as though we were fine dining in the comfort of our own home. We can tell you both love what you do and it shows. Thanks again for such a lovely stay and we will be sure to return next year for the “Mini’s on the Dragon”.

Barry & Robin Patascher, Spring Hill, FL

 


“We wanted to let you know, again, what a wonderful, relaxing weekend we had at you lodge! We had been concerned about the weather, but even that worked out beautifully. You both spare nothing where your guests are concerned and were simply wonderful hosts. We ate way too much, but loved every bite. For what we were looking for in a weekend get-away, you provided in abundance. We wish you continued success and we’ll be back.”

Mel and Mary Summersette, Black Mountain, NC

 


“Scott and I were just talking last night about what a great weekend we had at Blue Waters. You made us feel like guests in your own home and not like just another weekend occupant like many other places. Blue Waters is beautiful and I have already told all of my friends. Scott keeps talking about the meals especially breakfast, which is weird because he is not much of a breakfast guy. It was all so fantastic! Thank you so much for making us feel at home. We will definitely be back again.”

Shelly & Scott Krummen, Powell, TN

 


“We had such a wonderful stay with you this past weekend. The Blue Waters Mountain Lodge is a great B & B, you have thought of all the details! We plan to tell all our friends what a wonderful spot you have and hope to return ourselves soon.”

Marge & Dave Klepinger, Jonesboro, GA

 


“Thank you for such a wonderful time. The lodge is gorgeous and only exceeded by your warm hospitality and great food! The pontoon boat on that beautiful lake was one of the most memorable days ever. The clear water, plush green trees and beautiful mountain vistas will be etched in my memory forever.”

Kim Darby, Tampa, FL

 


“Thank you for such an enjoyable stay. Your place is absolutely beautiful and the food was scrumptious. We appreciate your great service and hope to return.”

John and Katie Faith Stone, Nashville, TN

 


“I will recommend this lovely place to all my friends.”

Larilyn Pittman, Atlanta, GA

 


“I just wanted you both to know how much fun everybody had New Years Eve. I know you guys worked very hard to make sure all of us had a great meal and a good time and we did!”

Sharon Rakestraw, Marietta, GA

 


“Your lodge is beautiful and accommodating, the food is outstanding. Please convey my praise to the chef. The trout was perfectly prepared and the salad dressing as good as any I have eaten! I would laud the spectacular view from my bedroom windows but dont think you can take personal credit for that!!! Thank you for all your successful efforts in making us feel comfortable and at home, the measure for outstanding innkeepers.”

Julia Gillespie, Roanoke, VA

 


“I want to express my joy and appreciation. When the 8 of us girls drove up on January 22 for brunch, (many of us had never been there) we were elated. We were all experiencing some wonderful natural high, just being together, we were all blown away with the beauty, and hospitality and brunch spread. We were all so impressed, we are still talking about it and telling others. We would definately come back again and again and tell others to go to Blue Waters. We are all business ladies in the community and we all loved your place and the both of you for helping to make it so special. Thank you for making our experience together unforgettable.”

Janene Boyte, Director of Cultural Arts, Stecoah Valley Center