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Romantic Log Cabin with hot tub, waterfall, wifi, gas grill, firepit creek

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 bath, hot tub, wifi, gas grill, porch swing, pond,creek,fishing

The Stardance is a romantic, one bedroom, one bathroom get away is perfect for a couples who enjoy nature. This cabin has a front porch with a porch swing and a hot tub that sits right above our frog and lily pond. There are lots of hiking trails for all levels of hikers. We have a beautiful waterfall that is a short and easy walk from the cabin. The trail system also hooks up with the Appalachian trail so the possibilities are endless. Fishing is available in the creek in front of the cabin or on the larger creeks in our area. The creeks are stocked yearly with trout. Stargazers will enjoy the uninterrupted beauty of the night sky. This cabin has a spectacular view of the moon rise. There are two labyrinths on the property for you to walk if you choose. We love sharing our 100 acres of paradise with you. Our land adjoins the national forest so the possibilities are really endless.

We are located 13 miles from Hot Springs where there are quaint little shops, restaurants, an outfitters store and rafting company. We are about a 1 hour drive from Asheville, NC, home of the beautiful Biltmore mansion. There are many activities in our area including, river rafting, kayaking, ziplining, hiking, horse back riding and gem mining. There is also local bluegrass music, wonderful drives that lead you on a quilt trail or a barn trail.

Your cabin comes equipped with everything you need for you stay. We provide a landline phone and Wifi. We are sticklers about cleanliness and care for our cabins. It has fresh linens, cooking utensils, a kitchen, an outdoor grill, an outdoor fire pit with free firewood, satellite tv, dvd, cd, music system, electric fire place. The hot tub is completely drained, cleaned and refilled with fresh spring water after each stay.

For your convenience, we provide a self check in process. You may arrive anytime after 3 pm to enjoy your place in paradise. The hot tub will be warm, the lights on and the key available on the table. We live about 1/2 mile from the property, so if you need anything, you are welcome to give us a call. We believe in allowing our guests their privacy, so you will not be disturbed unless you need something.

This cozy cabin is located in the Western NC mountains surrounded by Pisgah National Forest, just off the Appalachian trail near Lemon Gap and Max Patch. This makes it a great place to offer trail support if you happen to have a friend or family member who is hiking the trail. The cabin is also within a day excursion to the Smoky Mountain National Park.

There is easy access to the French Broad River which offers a wide variety of river rafting, canoeing, kayaking and fishing. The NC Arboretum, the Folk Life Center, the Blue Ridge Parkway are attractions that many of our guests enjoy. Cherokee and Maggie Valley are also within reasonable driving distance and offer great day excursions.

Max Patch is a short drive from our cabin and offers a spectacular 360 degree view from the top. It is an easy to moderate hike from the parking lot to the top. Many of our guests visit there to watch the sun go down, or to take a day hike. The Appalachian Trail goes right across the ridge. If you are lucky enough to visit us around the time of the full moon, you can get a spectacular show from the top of Max Patch. If you go up on the day just before the moon is full, the sun will set just as the moon is rising. Standing on the top of the mountain during this time is a unique, spectacular experience.

Wild flower enthusiasts will love exploring the woods surrounding the cabins. There are many beautiful and rare species of flowers blooming from early spring to late autumn. We have been fortunate enough to spot showy orchids, trillium, wild geranium, tiger lily, jack in the pulpit, lady slipper, lily of the valley just to name a few. Early spring also brings dogwood blossoms and wild azaleas in abundance. The Rhododendron are particularly spectacular in the summer months as they flourish along our creeks and cover the hillsides with pinks and whites. It seems that almost every day from April to late October, something new is blooming in these beautiful mountains.

Bird lovers will be thrilled to find that we are a major migration route for many songbirds and butterflies. We have a huge population of hummingbirds. A very thrilling site is the Indigo buntings who visit our area in the spring. They flash an incredible incandescent blue when they fly by. We have birds such as the nuthatch, towhee, cardinal, oriole, wrens, hawks and many others. We also have many yellow finches and purple finches.

So, on your next vacation or romantic getaway, come to the mountains of Madison County, NC and discover what makes the Appalachian Mountains such a great place to relax and rejuvenate your spirit. Allow yourself time to soak in the Jacuzzi on the front porch, or rock in the rockers. Take a walk or wet a fishing line. Discover the peace of a mountain retreat. It's good for the Soul.

More Details

Tom and Rebecca Gahagan
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2018

About Tom and Rebecca Gahagan

We are Tom and Rebecca Gahagan and we welcome you to enjoy our paradise in these beautiful mountains. We feel so fortunate to be stewards of over 100 acres bordering the national forest. We are committed to keeping our place clean and welcoming for our customers. We own and manage our cabins and live about 1/2 mile from the cabins. We believe in allowing you your privacy so we have a self check in process. We are also available should you need anything at all. We love sharing this place with others and welcome you to wander anywhere you like.

Why Tom and Rebecca Gahagan chose Hot Springs

This unique property sits on over 100 acres nestled in the national forest. Wildlife abounds here. We are located at the base of Walnut Mountain just off the Appalachian Trail.

What makes this cabin unique

There are several waterfalls located within a short walking distance of your cabin. There are two labyrinths available for you to walk. There is a trout stream which feeds into larger trout streams that are a short walk or drive. They are stocked yearly with trout. We are fortunate to have many species of wildflowers and birds that visit our property. The elk are even returning to our area.


Hot Springs Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Check in time is anytime after 3PM. Check out must be before 11AM
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Wireless Internet
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
We do not allow pets. Thanks


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Romantic Log Cabin with hot tub, waterfall, wifi, gas grill, firepit creek
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Nice property, comfortable, not much of the falls

  • 4 of 5

Nice , comfortable cabin fo two, very nice hot tub, beautiful grounds

with gushing stream and fire pit. A half hour from City of Hot Springs on very winding road. Hosts are very hospitable, Queen bed mattress a little soft for comfort. All in all a very pleasant place to stay for a few days, but a long ride to attend the Wild Goose Festival.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful and relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

My stay was absolutely lovely. I would definitely return. I would also highly recommend that people rent out several of the cabins all in the same area for family reunions and large groups. It was perfect. I was in and out of the hot tub frequently.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tranquil mountain get away

  • 5 of 5

Great cabin- very clean and cozy. The hosts were kind and helpful. Can hike to AT from your backyard. Close to countless other amazing hikes. Extremely peaceful and quite. Hot springs, Marshall just a short drive. Definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thank you!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at these wonderful cabins for three days and loved every minute of it. Tom and Rebecca provide amazing service and cater to your every need. The property sits in a gorgeous mountain valley with a stream running down the middle. It looks straight off a post card. Highly recommend staying here

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

First off, the owners are wonderful; incredibly respectful, responsive and kind. The cabins (we had many) were clean and offered everything we needed. The area was perfect for hiking, birding, nature, relaxation and reflection. Hot Springs is about a 25 min drive away and has some cool restaurants/bars and a nice outfitter.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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We are close to the Appalachian Trail and Max Patch which is a beautiful mountain bald offering a 360 degree view of the mountains. It is truly spectacular. We are 13 miles from the quaint little town of Hot Springs which offers art galleries, quaint little shops and a variety of restaurants and a spa with mineral springs water. We think you will enjoy the remote location of your cabin and it is best to arrive with your groceries and some gas.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Please No Pets

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.