The newly cut wood sends bits and pieces of red hot coals in all directions, but are blocked down quickly by the charcoaled black cast iron wood burner. The unexplainable scent of the surroundings crawls into your nose and give you the constant reminder that you are in Charlies Bear Valley cabin.
As you first drive into the small, but promising valley, you know that within minutes you will be in the cabin that makes dreams come true. As you pull into the long driveway, you cannot wait for the car to be thrown into park so you can run up the creaky wooden stairs and throw open the door and enter the good old cabin.
When you enter the cabin, a feeling of hospitality that you have never felt comes over you. A scent that you have never smelled begins to enter your lungs. Its a sort of smell that you smell when you enter your grandmothers house, but modified. It has a heavier more personal taste to it. As you take in this scent, you know its one that will not be forgotten any time soon, its so distinct that you can only find it in the cabin.
After you have absorbed the smell to its fullest, you begin to look around and see how this wooden cabin is furnished. The furniture, carpet, curtains, and tile give of such a retro feeling, like you have entered the Brady Bunchs home. With a huge ball of happiness building up in your stomach, you begin to open all the doors in the cabin, revealing what each room has to offer. The layout of the cabin seems very confusing, you cant open certain doors unless the one next to it is closed, and there are two bathrooms right next to each other.
As you continue to explore the wondrous cabin, you come across a small kitchen that has food left behind from pervious visits. The whole feel of the kitchen is not like the one you have at your house, it has a much more friendly feel to it, as if its begging to be used. It blends in with the tone of the rest of the cabin, sort of very used, but stuffed with a gargantuan amount of character. The whole house just has a certain feel to it that welcomes you kick back and relax in.
The more and more you look around the cabin the more you find. Just about when you think you have seen the whole cabin you open up one last door, which reveals a staircase. You quickly run up the stairs and see a whole other story to the house. Upstairs consists of many more doors and rooms to explore. One of these rooms has a big window, which lets the warm mountain sun in for you to bask in. When you lay there in the sun, you can do nothing to keep yourself from falling asleep. This is the best room in the cabin to snooze in.
After you have finished exploring the retro cabin, and finish unpacking your entire luggage, you begin to find fun activities to do with your friends, or whoever if present with you at the cabin. The cabin has a magical power that automatically bonds whoever is in the cabin into one. You learn things about people that you never would of guessed and get close to whoever may be with you. The conversations may vary from humorous and joking to deep and very meaningful. Excitement builds throughout the night and everything seems perfect and happy. The cabin works as a therapist.
Charlies cabin is a place that can be compared to nowhere else. It gives you an ultimate feeling of nirvana when you are in it. When you are staying there you forget about any worry you may have in the real world, and just live in the moment. The wooden giant has so many unique aspects to it that make it what it is. The cabin is the place that I will always look back upon and smile when I think about all the fun times I have had there with my friends and what the future of it has to offer.