Tenth-Year Anniversary

No one in my family could believe it's been 10 years since we rolled out the welcome mat on our new riverfront cabin. We're well into the third hard copy guest book, which I'm finally getting around to transcribing for our online blog. Almost everyone who visits contributes an anecdote or two, and I really get a kick out of reading all of them, and sharing them here.

We were Big Wilson Camp's last visitors in October, 2013 and its first visitors in May, 2014, and got a ton of work accomplished, readying the cabin for another full season of guests:
  • The interior was freshly painted in October.
  • The exterior was re-coated with sealant in May.
  • We tore off the roof and re-installed new sub-roof & shingles in May.
  • We bought a new propane grill and a new Webber charcoal grill.
  • We added a new slate/gravel trail to the water's edge and an easy-access fire pit/picnic area fronting on Big Wilson Falls, about 150 feet upstream from the cabin. The site directly overlooks the swimming hole and is our new favorite place on the property.
  • Downstream and around a bend in the river, we put in a new gravel drive and installed a foundation, well and septic system for a second cabin. This new cabin site is not visible from Big Wilson Camp, and won't interfere with our guests' privacy in any way during the vacation rental season. Work is idle till our next off-season construction window. Within a few years, we hope to have a second cabin available for vacation rentals. It'll have a full-on view of Big Wilson Falls from below the falls. We're not sure which will be more popular, cabin 1 or cabin 2. Both sites are awesome. We're still pinching ourselves that we were lucky enough to find this spot (20 years ago!!), and had the vision and wherewithal to do something with it.

We're very excited to read what our Summer, 2014 guests think of the new improvements! Welcome, and have the time of your life!

Eric & Tricia Schult
Owners of Big Wilson Camp
Fayetteville, NC
May 15-25