Exclusive Getaway W/ Fabulous Mountain & Lake Views, Hot Tub!
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Brevard house description
Simply Gorges Cabin is an exclusive mountain getaway nestled between the Gorges State Forest and one thousand acres of protected private sanctuary. Take pleasure in the unparalleled views of the Carolina Mountains overlooking Lake Jocassee as you discover the definition of God’s country. The breathtaking vistas and tranquil surroundings are reserved only for the guests of this spectacular mountain haven. You, your family and friends will be captivated by the scenery and find yourselves immediately at peace.
Located in Transylvania County where 50% of the land is protected state and national forests and where you will find the highest concentration of waterfalls in North America, Simply Gorges also borders South Carolina State forests. Guests of Simply Gorges awake each morning to views most visitors to the mountains must drive or hike to see anything comparable. Imagine yourself being inspired every day and so relaxed that not going anywhere and 'staying in'...can be a real treat!
The top floor has an inviting open floor plan with large picture windows. This is the main living area with walnut floors, a fully equipped kitchen, living room, dining room, sun room, and deck with seating and grill. The kitchen features all stainless steel appliances including a great gas stove and pot filler, a large refrigerator, and a Bosch dishwasher. There are custom glass front cabinets and beautiful granite counter-tops. You will find everything you need in this kitchen and throughout the home: plenty of glassware, cookware, small appliances, spices, basic condiments, a tea selection, coffee, creamer, sugar, cooking oils, baking supplies, storage supplies(foil, baggies, etc), all paper products, soaps, detergents, dryer sheets, etc. Simply Gorges is also equipped with a supply of toddler items such as sippy cups, utensils, toddler plates, etc. Even four-legged guests are supplied with dog bowls! All you will need to bring is your main food items and drinks.
A large granite bar seats 4 in addition to 2 other table and chair options for dining. The living room area has a stone fireplace, leather furnishings, and a sofa bed opposite a lovely window seat. The queen bedroom has a plush comforter and pillows, a dresser, ample closet space, and complimentary robes.
On this level is also where you will find the upper deck, which is the perfect spot for viewing the amazing sunsets. The deck has glass balusters so as not to interfere with the views. It also has comfortable seating and a stainless steel gas grill. The deck is gated, so your small children and furry family members can safely enjoy the views with you while you grill!
The second level is where you will find a large partially covered deck, an outdoor dining area, a cozy swing and a wonderful hot tub overlooking North and South Carolina mountains as well as Lake Jocassee. Also on this floor is a spacious bedroom with a King bed, dresser, a separate sitting room, full bath, and complimentary robes. The utility room housing the washer and dryer is also on this level.
Simply Gorges is located on 5 acres of private property. The natural forest surroundings lends itself to being very private and peaceful. Garden areas provide 360 degrees of beautiful views. Children soon discover the rope swing and parents soon discover the difficulty of getting them off the swing! A short trail on the property will lead you to huge stone outcroppings and stone steps in the back of the cabin lead to a garden area and places from which to pick wild blackberries.
After dining inside or outside, gather around the fire pit and enjoy making some smores for dessert! A supply of wood for burning is available for guests to use as well as some fire logs(non wood/clean burning) for use if you prefer to burn environmentally friendly logs in the fireplace.
***Upcoming events and activities***
APRIL 13: 14th Annual Assault On The Carolinas...bike rides through the Carolinas fundraiser
MAY 25,26: Brevard's White Squirrel Festival, Annual Squirrel Box Derby, Old Time Music Competition
JUNE-AUGUST: Brevard Music Center Festival and Concert Series
MARCH 17: Oskar Blues 4 Mile St. Patty's Day Road Race
JUL 4: Brevard's 4th of July Festival and Fireworks Celebration
AUGUST-SEPT.: The Carolina Youth Mountain Bike League
SEPT. : Pisgah Mountain Bike Stage Race
OCT. : Halloweenfest
NOV. : The Swank 65 Mountain Bike Journey
DEC. : Brevard's Annual Twilight Tour
ONGOING: Weekly Jam Sessions by local musicians and Bluegrass bands at Silvermont and other local spots, Cycling and Mountain Bike Group Rides, Group Runs/Jogs, Weekly events/tours at P.A.R.I., Transylvania Tailgate Market, other activities can be found by clicking on the visitwaterfalls link.
- 1800 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
Equipped with stainless steel appliances: a fabulous gas stove, pot filler, Bosch dishwasher, toaster oven, coffee maker, teapot, microwave and large refrigerator with ice and water dispenser...moreless
- Cooking Utensils:
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Wood Fireplace:
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- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Linens Provided:
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- Clothes Dryer:
- Towels Provided
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
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- DVD Player
- CD Player
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Pool & Spa
Deck / Patio:
An upper deck is furnished with cushioned chairs and is where the gas grill is located. The lower deck has a dining area, a fabulous hot tub and a storage room with a full size refrigerator...moreless
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Porch / Veranda
- Outdoor Grill
- Lawn / Garden
- Wood Deck
- Tourist Attractions
- Sports & Activities
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Mountain View:
- Water View
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Mountain Biking
- Fitness Center
- Whitewater Rafting
- Water Tubing
- Fly Fishing
- Mountain Climbing
- Equestrian Events
- Rock Climbing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Sight Seeing
- Botanical Garden
- Autumn Foliage
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
- Recreation Center
- Paddle Boating
- Eco Tourism
- Bird Watching
- Simply Gorges is located on a private mountain with unparallelled views of Lake Jocasse and both North and South Carolina Mountains. The cabin is 16 miles from shopping, restaurants, golfing, music events, etc. It is 37 miles from Asheville Regional Airport and approximately 60 miles from Greenville Spartanburg Airport. Secluded in this mountain paradise, you will discover hiking trails, breathtaking waterfalls that only homeowners and their guests are privileged to see and experience. Many people will have to drive long distances then hike for hours in order to be able to see anything like the views you will see from Simply Gorges! If golfing is your desire, you may choose from several beautiful courses located between 30-45 minutes from Simply Gorges. Included among them are those designed by Arnold Palmer with signature waterfalls as backdrops. If you enjoy cycling or mountain biking, Transylvania County is fast becoming the hottest destination for these activities with weekly group rides and many cycling events scheduled throughout the year. If music is your passion, enjoy weekly jam sessions in Brevard and weekly jam sessions at locations throughout the area. Many restaurants provide live music as well. Concerts are scheduled throughout the year at Brevard College and Brevard Music Center hosts nationally and internationally known musical events and concerts. If fishing is your what you love to do, then you can fish at the pond, or fish the Davidson or French Broad Rivers...and catch some of the most beautiful rainbow trout you have ever seen! You can even trailer your boat or rent one for use on the rivers or on Lake Jocassee , Lake Keowee or some of the other lakes located in the surrounding areas. Whether you enjoy sporting activities, music, shopping or simply wish to get away to relax....Simply Gorges is perfectly located to be able to accommodate your needs. Below are some of the things that describe this location: Land of Waterfalls, Transylvania County, Blue Ridge, Smokies, National Forest, Gorges State Park, Blue Ridge Parkway, French Broad River, Toxaway River, Lake Jocassee, Pisgah National Forest, art, Brevard Music Center, White Squirrel Festival, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, white water rafting, tubing, golf, skiing, antiquing, theater, bluegrass, Mountain Music Festival, scenic drives, Sliding Rock, Mt. Pisgah, Grandfather Mountain, Devil's Courthouse, Caesar's Head State Park, Pretty Place, lakes, wildlife, horseback riding, fall foliage, Whitewater Falls, fly fishing, gem mining, dining, PARI,...moreless
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Great place to stay
Great place to stay
We vacation in Brevard a couple times a year but this was our first time staying at this property. It was the nicest and most beautiful house we have stayed at so far! It was a little bit of a drive from downtown but totally worth it, and we just planned our days and trips accordingly. We do not have a 4 wheel drive car but we were able to get to the house using the roads eventhough they were not paved, which sometimes can be a problem, but these were not too much trouble. The house was well stocked, very clean, and had the most amazing view from both inside as well as from the deck. The owners live nearby and were very helpful if needed. Our dog was welcome and they even had a dog gate so we could block her from using the steps to the lower level.
- Guest Sara A.
- Date of stay 08/31/13
- Review Submitted 11/17/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, pet owners, romantic getaway.
Our family had a fantastic time at Simply Gorges! I would recommend this beautiful home to anyone looking to decompress and take in the gorgeous views. We hope to return soon!
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 07/28/13
- Review Submitted 08/15/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, adventure seekers, pet owners, romantic getaway.
So happy I chose this property
So happy I chose this property
My most important criteria is the view, and secondly, the amenities of the home. Simply Gorges totally met my expectations. Of all the homes I have rented through VRBO this one is the best. The owner has worked hard to create very special place.
- Guest Bull City Girl (Durham, NC)
- Date of stay 07/20/13
- Review Submitted 08/05/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway.
We really enjoyed our stay here. Even though we had lots of rain, we still were able to relax and enjoy the view, which is beautiful! We saw a black bear walking on his hind legs, which made him seem very large to us. The hummingbirds were very entertaining too. Everything was included, down to soap in the shower and all utensils for cooking a meal. Debbie was wonderful and called to check if everything was ok and even left us a nice surprise. The house was also very clean. There's lots of local restaurants in town, and a very nice Ingles grocery store. I would recommend this as a good place to enjoy the mountains and the great layered mountain views.
- Guest Janice H.
- Date of stay 07/01/13
- Review Submitted 07/09/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+, romantic getaway.
At the moment we opened the door the only word we said was WOW!, simply incredable. The house was spacious, comfortable with a well stocked kitchen. It is one thing to look at the mountains, but when you are IN the mountains looking at the mountains it is something quite different. The owner, Debbie, was very helpful with information from where to shop, what to see and where to eat. But we have to confess our most enjoyable meals were at the dining room table taking in the view. I would recommend this property to anyone that wants to take advantage of a wonderful, remote view of the mountains from a comfortable home.
- Guest Mike S.
- Date of stay 05/05/13
- Review Submitted 05/13/13
Absolutely loved the property! It lived up to our expectations in every way. We road and mountain biked everyday but one and to come back to this beautiful place to relax in the hot tub and on the deck to watch the sunset was perfect! It was rainy and cold one day so we just snuggled in for the day and relaxed, napped and watched movies in front of a fire. Morning coffee on the deck, wine as we watched the sunset. Grilled our dinner every night because we were so comfortable we didn't want to leave the house. Beautiful area and the owner was so helpful to us by connecting us to the local bike shop. Can't wait to come back someday!!
- Guest Mary (Rockford, Michigan)
- Date of stay 04/02/13
- Review Submitted 04/09/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway.
Words can't describe the amazing views nature has to offer from this property. From the minute you walk in the door, the views take your breath away. I have rented from VRBO for many years and htis is the best experience I have ever had. The owner had chocolates and dog treats waiting in a welcome basket with a note which was above and beyond. The house is beautiful and it was a treat to cook in the kitchen. We can't wait to come back!
- Guest Joeanne (Summerville, SC)
- Date of stay 03/23/13
- Review Submitted 04/04/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, pet owners, romantic getaway.
We were looking for a long weekend getaway to relax and relieve stress. We knew the hot tub would be good and a nice view would be a plus. We have stayed in a lot of places in the mountains with good " majestic" views but this view blew us away and brought my wife to tears. The whole house was immaculate and comfortable. The fireplace was another added bonus and we used it every night. The icing on the cake was waking up to 2" of snow when only a dusting was forecast. We now had another fantastic view for the same money. What a deal. Our host said if you can't get rest and relaxation here you can't get it anywhere and she was correct. We did do some hiking to keep the metabolism going but the place is real quiet and a little off the beaten path but still close to all the area attractions .All the best waterfalls are close by and we will visit them the next time, maybe. Simply Gorges is better than depicted and everything thing you will need is there. Just bring food and drink. Actually the clear, clean water from the nearby mountain stream can't be beat. I want to keep it secret but everyone should experience it at least once. We are already coming back for the summer and in the fall.
- Guest The Deacon (Columbia, SC)
- Date of stay 03/01/13
- Review Submitted 03/06/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, pet owners, romantic getaway.
Christmas in the Mountains
Christmas in the Mountains
My daughter, her two children and two of our friends, had a wonderful Christmas week at Simply Gorges. Although we were hoping to see snow and saw a couple of days of rain instead, we found the house delightful, completely stocked wtih everything we could possibly need. The view was absolutely spectacular! The town of Brevard is so quaint with lots of interesting shops to explore. Although the weather was not particularly conducive for a lot of sightseeing, we were able to get to one of the nearby waterfalls. Breathtaking! The kids had a turn in the hottub, we loved the fireplace and watching Christmas movies, and Santa was able to find the kids with no problem. We also very much appreciated the personal note from the owner, and the bag of doggie treats left for the four-legged kids. There is even a very helpful guide notebook with discount cards for the local groceries and important info about all of the amenities of the place. This was not my first experience with renting through VRBO and I will definitely use VRBO in the future for any of my vacation rentals!
- Guest Barbara (Jacksonville, Florida)
- Date of stay 12/22/12
- Review Submitted 01/01/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, adventure seekers, pet owners, romantic getaway.
Wow. Where to begin? When we walked through the door we were immediately drawn to the view. Pictures cannot do it justice, nor can words adequately describe it. It's simply magnificent! When we finally dragged ourselves away from the windows we discovered a tastefully decorated, comfortable, cozy house. It's obvious that Debbie takes great pride in Simply Gorges. Every little detail was perfect. From the fully equipped kitchen to the plush bath towels and robes, everything we needed was right at our fingertips. Even the pantry was well stocked! We hesitate to recommend this property to family and friends only because we want to keep it "our little secret!". We've already booked for next year. Thank you, Debbie, for everything!
- Guest Lynn (West Union, SC)
- Date of stay 11/25/12
- Review Submitted 12/12/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, pet owners, romantic getaway.
$175-250/night - $975-$1250/week $200 Refundable Security Deposit and $85 Cleaning Fee Required. Maximum occupancy 6 people (1 King, 1 Queen & Queen Sofa Bed). Check In 4:00 pm and Check Out 10:30 am. Non-smoking; Pets considered; 45 day cancellation policy. Checks only; last minute rental requires cash or cashiers check. Please email us for monthly or seasonal rates. *****NOW BOOKING 2014*****
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- Nearest Airport: Asheville Regional (AVL) at 37 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Highway 64 at 8 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Downtown Brevard at 16 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Sapphire Valley Ski Resort at 18 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Brevard, Lake Toxaway, Cashiers, Pisgah Forest at 16 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Brevard, Lake Toxaway, Cashiers, Pisgah Forest at 16 Miles
Year Purchased: 2006
Why the Owner Chose Brevard:
We have lived and traveled to many places and even lived in many different parts of this county (Transylvania). Nothing can compare to this hidden gem that we found in 2006. Simply Gorges has been our home until recently, when we bought another property in the same neighborhood. Guests that stay at Simply Gorges awaken to views every morning that other people have to drive or hike to in order to see anything remotely comparable. Every day when you gaze upon the beauty of the surroundings, you immediately feel at peace. One can't help but be reminded of God's blessings He has bestowed upon us. We have been absolutely thrilled to be able to share this little piece of Heaven on earth with our guests.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Simply Gorges is a secluded luxurious home located in a private neighborhood which borders protected state forests. The unobstructed view from this cabin is spectacular and unbeatable. You will be mesmerized from the moment you walk in the door. Within a 25 mile radius, you can reach everything---Gorges State Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway, PARI, Table Rock State Park, Jocassee State Park, Pisgah National Forest, Dupont State Park, Sapphire Valley Ski Resort, Brevard Music Center, fishing, golfing, skiing, water sports, hiking, shopping, antiquing, live music, theater, crafts, fine arts, dining and more. Or you just might want to stay in and enjoy the hot tub, the view, huge rock outcroppings on the property, picking wild blackberries in the back yard, swinging on the swings, or hiking around the area.
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Isabella enjoying the view from the upper deck.
Simply Gorges autumn beauty.
Great kitchen with granite counters and stainless appliances
Master suite features a luxurious king bed,dressing+reading area,vanity and desk
Leather furnishings, HDTV, wood burning fireplace, and a great view!
the boys enjoying Brevard, 'The Land of Waterfalls'
Hummingbirds love it at Simply Gorges, too!
Lower deck area
Fog lifting after a storm
Indian Ford Falls
The ultimate view from a wonderful hot tub!
Open floor plan and fabulous walnut floors!
Queen bedroom with luxury comforter and pillows
A view from the upper deck...October 2011
Bathroom with luxury basin and fixtures
Sun setting after a storm.
Dogwood in bloom....
Another view from upper deck
The true definition of 'a fine dining experience'!
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