My parents were talked into spending a few days at a lake cabin vacation home with some friends, and ended up leaving after one night. I don't remember all the details now, but the cabin was much more rustic than they had been led to believe, and tiny too. The bed was very uncomfortable, and the stairs leading up to the front door were very rickety. It did have electricity and running water, but just barely... something like, lukewarm water at best and not much of it, and very few light sources that were all dim. The prospect of spending a long weekend there just did not appeal to them at all once they saw it. They cited the reason of my dad's bad knee in combination with the stairs, I think, and fled the next day. I was proud of them for doing that, because normally they are "stick it out" people, so the place must have been really bad.