Mary - I am sorry you were disappointed with the fireplace situation. I must defend myself because I did not put out inaccurate information. The information was interpreted inaccurately. I did not state there was a functional wood fireplace within the cabin. It's clearly stated that an insert fireplace is usable and that there is the option of an outdoor fire pit. This description of the cabin is directly from the site .... "Cozy with an insert fireplace, TV, equipped kitchen, sunny porch, lake access, fire pit and spacious deck." There is no mention of an indoor, usable wood fireplace and I can certainly make that more clear, however, my description on the site is accurate.
I ask renters to take out their garbage, to deter mice as I cannot get to the cabin right away to take out the garbage after people stay. Bears are in the area, so having outdoor garbage cans that renters could put their garbage in would then attract bears. Best to take the garbage with you to deter any critters inside or outside the cabin. Sorry for the inconvenience.