Well, I am so very sorry that Mr. Bryant had a bad experience! We truly value our guests and their being able to enjoy an inexpensive, relaxing get-a-way. Mr. Bryant messaged us at 8PM the night before his requested arrival and asked for a 1-night stay. Further asked for discounts. The cottage is VERY rural and we try to be straight-up regarding this. Additionally it is treated as a 'Glamping opportunity' meaning that it is intended as a step above camping - no pitching tents, no worries about a 'rainout', and a bathroom and kitchenette in the cottage, in addition to a private, screened porch out back. There isn't another house/cottage within 1/4 mile of this cottage so we have NO idea where a stray dog may have come from? Indeed the small convenience store located on Savage River Rd is truly an old-fashioned 'general store' with everything from fishing lures, basic foodstuff, and outdoor games; however it is a 1-man operation intended as a convenience for those guests who are camping or glamping and just need an item or two; otherwise for significant grocery shopping one would be wise to drive the 25 minutes to the Deep Creek Resort area where there is a legitimate grocery store, novelty shopping, and an abundance of shopping opportunities. Again we are so very sorry that the previous guest who departed on the day of Mr. Bryant's arrival did not leave the cottage in good condition for Mr. Bryant and we will notify our maintenance man to visit to tighten up anything overlooked. Very much unsure how Mr. Bryant 'left a day early' as his last-minute reservation was for only 1 night. Mr. Bryant stated prior to his arrival that he would also like to book the July 4th weekend and there is a price bump for that; however for Mr. Bryant's 1-night stay the total was a $95 charge. Rates do go up on Holiday weekends due to demand - as I explained to Mr. Bryant. To finish, so very sorry Mr. Bryant that you had a negative experience and that the cottage/area didn't meet your expectations; we suggest your finding something nicer/larger/more resort oriented on your next visit to our area and this cottage is truly designed for the guest looking to have a step up in conveniences from a camping experience.