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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:
April 19, 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 8 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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Cincinnati, OH

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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Great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, great location, amazing views! We enjoyed every bit of our stay. Wish we could have stayed longer! Thank you for the perfect “home away from home” for a few days. The welcome goodies were very much appreciated as well. We hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lauren, Thank you for staying with us this past weekend and your wonderful comments. I know it was a little cold this past weekend - I noticed the pond was still frozen over yesterday - but winter in the mountains next to a cozy fire is a great get away. We look forward to you visiting with us again soon. Best David and Mary Scarborough
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Weston, FL

Wonderful and cozy cabin, overall great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was very spacious and cozy. The location of the cabin was near Cashire and Highland so you have many nearby activities to do during your stay. Thank you Mary and David for such welcome, we had a great time during our short stay unfortunately. We will definetely be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Olga and Oswaldo, for visiting with us. We're happy you had the opportunity to visit some of the wonderful places - Cashiers and Highlands that are near to us and enjoyed our cozy cabin. We look forward to having you visit with us again soon. Best David and Mary
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Fleming Island, Florida

warm, comfortable mountain home with great views and local natural sites

  • 5 of 5

This was the third mountain cabin/home we have rented in the last 6 months. The house was great, fully equipped kitchen and great outdoor space . Everything as advertised.

Covered porch area was great even in late November and view is beautiful. We had a problem with the gas fireplace( which is primary heat source) and David was over in a hour or so and had it resolved in 10 minutes.( Batteries for igniter had died).

House was close to Cashiers shopping- 2-3 miles with good roads in and out.

House was not as secluded as I initially thought, but this was not an issue as most of our time was on the outdoor rear deck or around the fireplace.

House was very clean and all the necessities were there to make for an very enjoyable stay.

Hot tub would have been nice.

I would highly recommend this home for any stays in the Cashiers/Glenville area.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Robert for your kind words. We're happy you had a wonderful time and enjoyed our home - we too love our little retreat. One of our most favorite pass times is sitting on the deck, firepit lit and enjoying the lake and mountain views with friends and family. We hope you come and stay with us again. Best David and Mary Scarborough
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Myrtle Beach, SC

Well deserved, and needed rest !

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, clean and peaceful !

The first couple days was rainy, windy and cold. However, we enjoyed just sitting back by the fireplace and watching Christmas Movies on the Hallmark Channel. Home was easy access from the main highway and close to town and a really nice Ingles Grocery Store. Nothing else needed for a mountain get-away !

Peggy & Tim Lee

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for visiting with us and we're glad you enjoyed your stay. Watching movies by the fire is one of our favorite pastimes as well. We hope you can visit with us again soon. Best David and Mary
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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
Damage Insurance $59
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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