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Pet-Friendly, Mountain Home w Spectacular Lake & Mts Views, Cashiers, NC

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Master BRs, 2.5 Baths, Lg. Family Room & Kitchen, Massive Covered Porch

Chipmunk Mountain Cottage is located between the towns of Cashiers and Glenville in western North Carolina's Great Smoky Mountains. Because the home is situated at an elevation of 3,800 ft., spring and summer temperatures are cool and comfortable. What's more, autumn's lush foliage are particularly spectacular in this part of the US. This charming, cozy - and recently updated - home is a perfect getaway for people who enjoy the serenity of its private setting, but also want to be close to grocery stores, beautiful waterfalls, farmers' markets, marinas, golf courses, hiking trails, antique shops, and more. In fact, it's only a short five-minute drive into downtown Cashiers and just 20 minutes to lovely Highlands, NC.

David & Mary Scarborough
Member since: 2017
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
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2018

About David & Mary Scarborough

We feel fortunate to have lived in many wonderful places throughout our individual and collectives lives - Michigan, Connecticut, DC, Maryland, South Carolina, Arizona, Germany, England and more.

And while we enjoyed them all, we fell in love with this area, and after spending summers here in NC and winters in AZ, we decided to pull up stakes in AZ and make this area our permanent home.

But with five grown children with families of their own - all of whom love to visit the mountains (and us:>) - we simply needed a bigger year-round home. But we couldn’t bear to sell our little gem and over time we realized that we weren’t spending enough time in our home so recently decided to offer it to others - so they too, can experience the joy, peace, beauty, and fun this area has to offer. As such, we consider this property a home - not a rental. We want it to be just as comfortable for you as it is for us.

We are independent business & marketing consultants - as well as writers/authors with three published books - and as long as we have computers and an Internet connection, we’re in business! So, we get to sit on our porch, listen to music and laughter from folks enjoying their time on Lake Glenville, breathe in the cool mountain air, watch critters, and view the lush foliage that comes with our deciduous rain forests area. We are lucky people!

David & Mary Scarborough purchased this house in 2006

Why David & Mary Scarborough chose Glenville

We looked at a lot of houses in the area before we bought - some were bigger, newer and had a few more amenities than this home. But we fell in love with the view and knew we could make it a very special place for ourselves and our family and friends. We hope you love it as much as we do!

What makes this house unique

We've given this home a lot of tender love and care because it's very important to us - and we recognize that it is to others as well. Our sophisticated, "shabby chic" home comes with a well-equipped kitchen for those who love to cook; beautiful, wool Persian rugs; wood floors; two king beds; a small gold-fish pond; huge covered deck with outdoor seating and fire table (great on cool mountain nights), and more.


Glenville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master 1 Bathroom - toilet , shower , Tiled floor, wainscoting, stuccoed walls, renovated shower
    Master 2 Bathroom - toilet , shower , Tile floors and tub walls
    Powder Room - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom 1 With Attached Bathroom
    Master Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2nd Master Bedroom With Attached Bathroom
  • Essentially there are two master bedrooms - both with TVs, king beds & their own private full bathrooms. We also have a queen sleep sofa in the family room & pack-n-play for little ones.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Pet-Friendly, Mountain Home w Spectacular Lake & Mts Views, Cashiers, NC
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Perfect mountain cottage

  • 5 of 5

Just returned home from a relaxing impromptu trip with my wife to the NC mountains. Staying at this cabin for two nights was an absolute treat. My wife wouldn't stop gushing about the cute and cozy style of the cottage which had everything you could need for a mountain getaway. The view from the back deck of the lake was fantastic and the location was very close to Cashiers, Highlands and some nearby waterfall hikes. Great if you wanted to get out and be active or just stay in and relax by the fireplace. I couldn't have asked for a better place to stay or a better host to deal with. David provided clear instructions on everything the well-appointed cottage had to offer. We couldn't recommend this place enough! Loved it, and hope to return someday soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Matt, we are so happy you had a great mountain weekend get-a-way. We too love sitting on the deck and taking in the wonderful views of the lake and mountains - it's what inspires us to share this experience with others. It was a pleasure having you and your wife. Best David and Mary Scarborough
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The property and house we’re both very beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this house was absolutely perfect. The beds were comfortable snd the location was perfect for what we wanted to do. I would highly recommend this house

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Michael, We're glad the house allowed you to explore the mountains of Western NC and get a good nights sleep in our comfortable beds:) We hope you get a chance to come and visit again soon - maybe this fall when the leaves begin to turn and paint the mountains with their vibrant colors. Best David
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Wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful location and accomodations

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Edward, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to having you visit with us again. Best David and Mary
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Peaceful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We loved sitting on the porch with the firepit and looking at the lake. It was so relaxing and peaceful.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Theresa, We're so glad you had a wonderful time. I agree the porch is the best feature of the house and many wonderful relaxing times with family and friends have been spent there. Thank you for sharing your experience with us and we hope you can visit again. David and Mary Scarborough
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Charming Chipmunk!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved this house. Very comfortable, great setting, ideal location for Cashiers. Great deck and porch. Will definitely rent this house again.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us and sharing your experience. Cashiers is a wonderful vacation destination with an abundance of activities. It's nice to know our place can feel like a home away from home. All the best, David and Mary
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Charming and comfortable home in a beautiful setting.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four had a wonderful time staying at this home while exploring the surrounding area. The owners have really put a lot of extra thought and care into making their guests have a comfortable experience. It’s a lovely home. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Anne, Thank you for your very kind words. Both Mary and I are glad you had a fun time visiting Cashiers and the surrounding area - it's one of the reasons we choose to live here. Thank you for staying with us and we hope you will come back and visit again. Best, David and Mary Scarborough
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Nearest Airport
57 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Ugly Dog, Slab Town Pizza, Cornucopia & Mor
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Wade Hampton, Mountaintop Golf
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Cornucopia, Randevu, Zookeeper, Ugly Dog
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Sapphire Valley Ski
Car: necessary

Pure Enjoyment for Everyone! That's right, whether your ideal vacation is filled with peace and quiet; sports' adventures; lazy afternoons on the lake; spectacular mountain views; gourmet restaurants; hiking trails; renowned golf courses; antiquing; gem mining and more... this is the place for you!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90
Property Damage Insurance $59
Refundable Damage Deposit $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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