The Yonderways website and The Acorn Cabin rental are managed by me, Donna, a former web designer, and designer in general (jewelry, and interior design by trade). My husband, Keith, is responsible for 85% of the finished property projects (landscaping, critter homes, finishing work, painting, fencing, etc) which he diligently labors in between his day job as a VP of manufacturing. We have 3 growns and custody of our almost 4yo granddaughter. In another life we were working expats – living in Puebla, Mexico and Shanghai, China. Family illness brought us home for good. And that’s when the search for our forever home began.
The truth of “our about” is this: We’re about exhausted and about broke to finish all the many projects still needing our attention at Yonderways. In essence, even as we shuffle into our 60’s – we, and our property – are still very much a work in progress. This July will be our 2nd year anniversary of laying eyes on this property while donning our rose colored glasses. Our Realtor and friend was sure we had lost our minds (the verdict is still out). But we were sure we had finally found our mountain sanctuary . This website began as an ONLINE JOURNAL OF THE RESTORATION OF THE PROPERTY but I didn’t stick with it, partly due to our slow progress, and partly because I became leery of sharing so intimately online. Renovations most likely won’t be finalized for awhile. If we ever get the cabins in a place of semi-finality we will share before and after photos. But despite the exhaustion and financial burdens, never has there been a day that we have regretted our decision. Being the stewards of this property is one of our greatest shared joys. As I wrote in an earlier post over a year ago, “The heavens didn’t open up, angels didn’t sing, our sanctuary is not shiny and new but a perfect hot mess (emphasis on perfect).”
If you choose to stay at The Acorn this year we will promise you fresh eggs, pristine well water, fresh mountain air, a babbling stream outside the sleeping quarters, comfortable beds and cozy, clean accommodations and many unfinished outside projects. If you order products from us, you will receive quality, awesomely priced handcrafted items. We’re looking forward to making your acquaintance and sharing a part of Yonderways with you.