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Sapphire Valley is a wonderful place to spend the cooler months of the year and our home is perfect for enjoying these times. When the weather is brisk, turn on the gas fire pit and warm your toes with your favorite cool weather beverage. Inside, enjoy a crackling wood fire and watch the leaves or snow fall outside through the large picture windows.
From Thanksgiving through Christmas, you will enjoy the 9 foot Christmas tree and decorations. Add some holiday music on the I-pod/radio stereo and you are guaranteed to get into the holiday spirit.
Even as the temperature drops, there are many Sapphire Valley Community Center activities available to our guests. The indoor pool, gym, game room and massage therapist are there for you to enjoy. And, of course there are outdoor activities including hiking and discount golf. In winter, the slopes of Sapphire Valley are open for skiing and tubing, with discounted rates for our guests. New this year - ziplining is available year round.
Our home features a large great room with stone-faced wood burning fireplace and large windows that bring the outdoors inside. The master bedroom with king size bed and guest bedroom with queen bed have en suite baths. The loft, our 'Bunkhouse,' has twin beds and is a favorite for kids.
The kitchen has stainless steel appliances and is fully furnished for cooking small or large meals. For entertainment, the great room has a large flat screen TV with DVD and cable, a game table with puzzles and board games, and a second TV in the guest bedroom. The large deck has a gas fire pit and gas grill, with lots of lounge furniture for relaxing.
We love our cottage in the woods and we hope you will too.
Holiday Season Nov 15 - Jan 3, 2015 2 night min stay
Ski Season Jan 4 - Mar 19, 2015 2 night min stay
Spring Mar 20 - May 29, 2015 2 night min stay
Early Summer May 30 - Jun 26, 2015 3 night min stay
Fourth of July weeks Jun 27 - Jul 11, 2015 4 night min stay
Peak Season Jul 12 - Sep 11, 2015 3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
Property Damage Protection$49
Housekeeping$85 + tax
Weekly rentals run from Saturday to Saturday. Other days for weekly rates will be priced by the night. Prices are subject to change until booking.
Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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About the owner: We live in Atlanta and love to come to our home in North Carolina to get away from the summer heat and traffic. The fall and spring are beautiful times of year. We love to keep the fireplace burning in the cold winter months. Unfortunately, we cannot spend as much time in our mountain cottage so we enjoy sharing it with others who love the beauty and peace of the mountains.
Why the Owner Chose Holly Forest: We first visited the Cashiers - Highlands region 30 years ago and have visited as often as we can. We found this house and knew this would be a wonderful place to spend our free time. We hope to be here full time when we both retire.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage: The Sapphire/Cashiers/Highlands area is unique in its beauty, peace and so many outdoor activities to enjoy. The great restaurants, art galleries and shopping are the added bonus for those who like to spend time indoors too.