the cabin in the woods... a wonderful little getaway
Pine Mountain is secluded and secure. there are beautiful views, it's extremely quiet, and there's very little traffic outside the cabin (mostly golf carts and an occasional car)... you'll likely sleep upstairs, which is a bit cramped, and there aren't as many proper beds as you might expect, but the kitchen design and the interior woodwork are outstanding. reliable Internet and TV are also provided via satellite, in case you have to work while you're at the cabin... there are trails and hiking opportunities galore, plus a creek and a golf course, but be prepared: very little is open in the Village Center on Mondays or Tuesdays (meaning that there's just one Mexican restaurant, if you want to eat), so bring your own food if you go early in the week - unless you're okay with paying a pretty steep markup at the General Store (Bundaberg Root Beer, for example, was at least 25% more expensive than normal!). the Village Bakery is also closed because of COVID but there's a place called Basecamp which is a nice little cafe that has very good coffee cake... you'll get zero cell phone service at Pine Mountain by the way, so bring a physical map in case you get lost... but do take the trip! it's refreshing, quiet, peaceful and gorgeous in every direction! a great value!