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Here are testimonials about Cozy Creek.  If you have stayed with us and would like to give your testimonial please email your thoughts to Cozy Creek Cottages.


The Ackiss Family - Norfolk, Virginia

"I personally want to thank Karl and Dee for being so kind and considerate as we arrived on the 1st day of our week's vacation, and 1st time to Maggie Valley. I broke my ankle the day before the trip and begged the doctor's to please let me still go. I promised I would be a good patient and just have to miss out on the activities our family had planned on doing. We all thought the cottage, #5 was so adorable and "cozy". On the day we arrived Dee offered me one of Karl's scooters so that I could get around the property easier than on crutches. It definitely helped out when I wanted to go down and sit on the swing by the creek. It was so beautiful and peaceful. We brought our 2 new additions, 2 puppies, and they had just as good a time as we did. I spent a lot of time on the front porch since I wasn't able to do most of the activities the rest of my family did, but that was o.k. with me. The views from any of the cottages seem to be great. We are already looking forward to our next trip down there. And next time, no crutches.

Thanks again Dee and Karl for being so considerate in helping me have a commutable stay under my unfortunate circumstances."

Cynthia Clark & Ann White - Ahoskie, North Carolina

 "I just wanted to say how much Ann and I enjoyed our stay in cabin #3 from July 3rd - July 10th. We had a wonderful time. Your cabins are outstanding. My Mom came down for a few days from Hillsville, VA and spent all of her time on the deck reading a book.

I have been coming to Maggie Valley for almost 20 years now every chance I get and your place is now the place to stay. Rest assured we will be returning. Your hospitality and friendliness are without compare. It was a pleasure meeting you. You folks went out of your way to accommodate our trailer so that we could bring our motorcycles up and enjoy the wonderful weather and great riding on the parkway. I have and will continue to refer you to all my friends.

Hope to see you again soon and again thanks for a wonderful vacation.

Thanks again,"

Cynthia Clark

Ann White

Patricia Wood

Pam & Jody Ganes - Cades, South Carolina

"I just want to thank you for the wonderful and relaxing mountain visit.  Your cabins on the creek and fantastic.  My husband and I really enjoyed the time on the creek.  He loves to fish and I love to read in the quiet.  You have a great place and I will recommend it to all my friends in Cades, SC.

Thanks again,"

Joe and Kris Skidmore - Palatka, Florida

"Dear Karl and Dee,

We just wanted to send a thank you for the wonderful accommodations and friendly atmosphere again.  We have been coming for 5 years now and are planning a 6th and 7th trip again this time at the end of June the 21st-28th and again at  the end of October 25th- November the 1st.  I have seen the testimonials on line and wish I could have put this up on your board!!  Please feel free to do so.  Hope next summer we can see Karl up and running around and you also Oh I don't want to forget the kitties!!! We can't say enough about how great a place you have, and we wouldn't ever stay ANY PLACE else! 

Thank you again"

Joe Brendle & Family


I'm sorry we missed seeing you and Dee. But just wanted to let you know, that even though our stay was short. My son, daughter in law, and two grand daughters, age 16 & 7. Had a blast. They loved it at Cozy Creek. They really enjoyed the campfires, and roasted Marshmallows & Hot Dogs at the end of a busy day. My youngest, had never been to the area before, and just feel in love with it. She wants her Mom & Dad to find a job there. And then just Move! So they can be here all the time...

May God Bless!

PS: Take care of yourself"
Jerry & Gale Martin - Naples, Florida

"Hi folks,


It's been about a month now since we had one of the greatest vacations ever. I can't say enough about the fantastic time we spent there.   We have been talking about it since we returned.
I think Gale , my wife, said you don't start taking next years reservations until after the first of the year but I was hoping you might keep us in mind for the last week of May and the first week of June in any one of the creek side cottages.   We are already looking forward to next spring.
We will contact you after the first of the year to make our reservations officially and will also have the dates for our fall trip probably in September again.
Thank you again for your hospitality,"
Dianne Chufar - South Carolina

"Hello Dee and Karl,

My trip to Cozy Creek would not be complete without letting you know just how much I enjoyed staying at Cottage #4.  As soon as I saw the cottage, I knew I had picked the perfect spot for a reunion with my best friend that I hadn't seen in 26 years!  It truly felt like 'home' away from home.  My only regret is that the trip was too short.  I already look forward to my next trip up (bringing my pug on this trip) and seeing you guys again.
Thanks to the both of you for the warm hospitality also.  It was an added benefit that I didn't expect!  Karl, I really enjoyed hearing about the history of the office floor, the bell, and the barn picture on the wall.  I think that is a "MUST HEAR" story for everyone that stays there!
I already miss the sound of the creek and the warmth of the fireplace -
sunshine and smiles"
Rosie Vincent and Martin Schultheis - Saint Petersburg, Florida

"Hi Dee and Karl,

Martin and I had such a wonderful week in Maggie Valley and area.  Loved our cottage and can't wait until a return next summer.  We are even considering a trip this fall.
Hope you enjoyed the trout!  The area is so beautiful and everyone so friendly and nice.
We did go to UNTO THESE HILLS pageant; was great!  Glad you told me about it.
Our best,"
Don and Jeanette Caldwell - New Jersey

"Dee and Karl,

We just wanted to say thank you very much for the wonderful time we had staying in Cottage 3.  We couldn't have asked for any more.  The cottage was very clean and comfortable.  We really loved having the creek out the back door.  It was just great hearing the sounds of the babbling creek. 
It was a pleasure meeting the two of you and we look forward to a return visit in the summer of 2007.  Take care, again thanks for making our vacation a great one.  I must say Max deserves a thanks too.  It was funny having him come up to the deck looking for attention.  He got that from us because we missed having our dog.  However, I think she may be able to join us next year."
Marilyn & John Boyles


I want to thank you very much for the wonderful accommodations.
The cottage was so clean and comfortable.  We really enjoyed our stay with
you and will certainly be returning.

Ginger had a great time also, she said the highlight of her visit was
getting to play with Max.

Thanks again,"

Anne Chappell - Georgia

"Dee and Karl,

I would like to take just a moment of your time to tell you how much we
enjoyed our stay in cabin # 4 (Oct. 9th. thru 16). (Fontaine group) The
cabin was just as it appeared on your website, very clean and comfortable
and we felt at home right away.

I loved being on the creek and spent a lot of my time relaxing on the
deck. It was so peaceful.

I also think the play area for kids was so nice. My grandchildren
enjoyed it very much and as we all know kids do get bored easily and this
kept them entertained.

One other very important thing was that you allowed us to bring our
little dog. She is a very good little girl and does well on trips. ( she is
13 yrs. old and sleeps all the time)  We can not go without her.

Thanks again for a very restful time. I look forward to seeing you next
year in October.


Ruth and Harold Pinder - Key Largo, Florida

"Hi Karl and Dee,

     What a wonderful vacation we had at Cozy Creek!  The cabin was made us feel "at home", the weather was cool and pleasant, and you were very kind and friendly!  I think that Amber still misses Max and their time to romp and play together.  We told our neighbor about the "cabin by the creek" and he is interested in coming up there too.  His name is Mark, so be on the lookout for him.
     Usually we do not visit the same place twice because there are so many  beautiful places to visit in our great country; however, Cozy Creek will be the exception to our rule.  We definitely plan to visit there again.

Thanks for making our vacation so special!"

Lisa, Logan and Cooper Mallard - Orlando, Florida

"We recently paid a visit to Cozy Creek to escape Hurricane Ivan.  It was a very spontaneous trip and well worth it.  My two sons adored playing by the creek and I loved hearing it's soothing sound all day.  Cabin number 4 was perfect for us and we all felt so comfortable as we had everything we needed.  The deck out back was a very relaxing place to unwind and read, when the boys let me!  You have really thought of everything...the games, videos and playground. We'll definitely be back.  Thanks for creating such a unique place to stay."

Jay and Linda Borcuk - Rhode Island

"Linda and I can’t thank you enough for the wonderful stay at Cozy Creek Cottages! This was one of the most relaxing places we have ever stayed at, and more importantly we made some very good friends in you both! The boys had a real nice time too, (even though we won 2 out of 3 games at bolo!) The cottages are as comfortable as if we were in our own home. We hope to be able to return to Maggie Valley at some time in the near future and we will make sure to call enough in advance to get our reservations in. We will stay in touch and look forward to seeing you again soon!

Thanks again!"

Yvonne and Joe Williams - Palm Coast, Florida

"We are writing to tell you how much we enjoyed our recent week’s stay at Cozy Creek Cottages. It was better than advertised; roomy with a great living area, fully equipped kitchen, and very “up-to-date” and clean. The free amenities, movies, games, cable TV, tubing, etc. and a nice family environment were great. We also received outstanding service and assistance from both of you, rendered in a typical North Carolina mountain manner, true Southern hospitality from you folks from Minnesota. In our book, you can now move from “flatland foreigner” to mountain folks”. We are native Floridian’s who lived in Western North Carolina for 10 years and are thereby qualified to offer you this status! You will be at the top of our list when someone asks for recommendations on places to stay in the mountains. We also intend to visit you again for another vacation. Thank you for making our family vacation successful."

Freda Prater

"I just wanted to send you a quick note to say a great Big THANK YOU!
for  a wonderful vacation.

Cottage 6 is just what my parents and I needed! We really enjoyed
ourselves and hope to return again someday in the future.

Again Thank You and I really appreciate your smiles and the way you
made us feel welcome.

Also your dog made my morning when he came to the back door begging for
his morning "treat".

Take care"