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Beautiful, Spacious, Luxury Log Home -- 5 BR & Perfect for Multiple Families

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Space 4,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, 3 full/2 half baths with mountain views and easy access to it all.

We recently bought this home from previous owners who also listed on VRBO. We've renamed it from "Black Dog Cabin" to "Oscar's Retreat". But, it's the same phenomenal home that earned a 5 star rating...from every single person . Here are just a few quotes from reviews by past renters:

"The home is lovely and spacious. Plenty of room to move around, gather, and large dining room to feed everyone. Fully stocked kitchen, lots of natural light, and room to mingle." - Pamela M.

'We loved our stay in this home. It is massive with plenty of room for 3 families. We really enjoyed dinners at the giant dining table and downstairs was perfect for the kids. An added bonus is there is a generator.' - Brian B.

"Couldn't be any happier with our stay. This home is beautifully decorated, clean and well maintained."

"This home was perfect for our family - we range in age from 9 months old to 70 and everyone was pleased with the accommodations. We cooked all meals, so the kitchen was spacious enough for lots of "helpers". Kids made s'mores in the fire pit and played lots of air hockey - we would certainly revisit this home!"-Terry B.

"This place is AMAZING! You won't want your vacation to end!" - Current Owner

This 4,400 square foot well-appointed, cozy log home is the perfect family or big group getaway with room for all. The moment you walk through the front door you know you are in the most relaxing, inviting cabin in the mountains.

Beautifully decorated in an elegantly rustic style, you'll find all the extras you need to enjoy your mountain getaway. The kitchen is fully stocked for the gourmet cook, the dining area seats 12, there are four televisions, DISH service, four DVD players, a game area, a Wii console with streaming Netflix, a DVD library and Wifi . And we provide a pack and play crib, booster seats, child safety gates and children's dishware plus plenty of toys and books which means less packing for you!

As you walk through the front door you are greeted with an open, spacious living area with two sitting areas and a cozy stacked stone fireplace from floor to ceiling. On the main floor is a spacious master bedroom with a vaulted log ceiling, private spa-like bath, and access to one of the large decks overlooking the large private yard. Also on the main floor is the great room with two separate sitting areas, the kitchen, a half bathroom and a spacious dining room with a table that seats 12 and an additional sitting area. The deck runs the length of the home on this level and can be accessed from the dining room, hall and the master bedroom. Upstairs overlooks the open main floor and there are two bedrooms, one with two twin beds and the other a queen bedroom, both of which share a full bathroom (hallway access).

On the lower basement level you will find a second family room with a game area and children's play area and two additional bedrooms: a second master bedroom with a king bed and private bathroom as well as a bedroom with two twin beds and access to a half bath. There is a second deck on this level with access to the backyard that can be reached from either of the bedrooms and family room.

The home has plenty of outdoor space to enjoy the perfect climate. Relax on one of two spacious decks equipped with comfortable furniture to enjoy the quiet, wooded view. Or descend the staircase into the backyard and lounge around our newly added firepit and your family can roast marshmallows, dine on s'more's or just enjoy the fire.

Also, feel free to enjoy the combination pool/air hockey/table tennis table on the lower level or play one of our many board games. Also available now is a Wii game console (we provide a limited number of games so bring your own for more fun) equipped with streaming Netflix so you and your family may enjoy movies on demand.

And all of this is conveniently located with easy access to Cashiers, Highlands, Brevard and an hour from Asheville. As a guest you may utilize all the amenities of the Fairfield Sapphire Valley resort including indoor and outdoor pools, a wonderful Ron Garl designed golf course, tennis, skiing, snow tubing and access to Fairfield Lake and canoeing.

We also have provided binoculars, flashlights and a nice collection of maps and trail guides to assist you in enjoying the area's many wateralls and outstanding hiking trails.

We know that you will enjoy our second home as much as we do! Call or email now to make your reservation.

More Details

Property Manager
Jon Hilfiger
Member since: 2018
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Jon Hilfiger

We live in Charleston, SC with our four kids (3 girls and a boy; ages 12, 10, 7, and 2) and our Great Dane Oscar - hence the name "Oscar's Retreat". We bought this house in January 2018 after renting it and falling in love with the house and the area. We are originally from Central New York, but now call Charleston home after having lived in Atlanta and St. Petersburg, FL. With busy schedules we really look forward to family time away in the peaceful mountains with tons of things to do (most of them without a computer, phone, tablet or other electronic device).

Jon Hilfiger purchased this house in 2017

Why Jon Hilfiger chose Sapphire

We've been looking for a place to get away to and with such access to great beaches in Charleston we chose the mountains as our get away. Our family made a trip to Sapphire and we were able to rent this home before we bought it so had a chance to enjoy it as a renter first (the previous owners called this home Black Dog Cabin and you can see the reviews they have up).

We immediately fell in love with the area, the house, and the views. We invited my sister and her family and ended up with 11 people (5 adults, 6 kids) staying in the house and it seems like we could have had even more people - the house is so spacious, open, and accomadating with plenty of space to relax. The kids couldn't get enough of the great outdoors and the huge yard and we know you'll enjoy it as much as we did on our first trip. The mountain life is great and the weather can't be beat - especially in the summer and fall if you are in the hot and humid south.

What makes this house unique

The two level deck running the full length of the house can't be beat! It overlooks a huge yard with a great firepit for fireside activities and S'mores. Beyond the trees you can see the mountains, making every memory a great one. The house is unique as it is large and can comfortably accomodate 12 people - making it great for family get togethers or large group get aways. The high ceilings, stacked stone fireplace, and wood plank siding immediately let you know you are in a cozy, well appointed mountain get away.


Sapphire House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Renters agree to the Rules & Regulations in the attached Rental Agreement.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Upstairs full bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Guest Bedroom Bath - Walk-in - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs hall bath - toilet
    Main level half bath - toilet
  • 3 Full Bathrooms, 2 Half Baths
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Guest Room - 2nd floor - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs
    Guest Room - Downstairs - 1 king , Downstairs - with private, full bath
    Guest Room - Downstairs - 2 twin/ single , Downstairs
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , On main level; private bath.
    Guest room - 2nd floor - 1 queen , Upstairs
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12 Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Main Level Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Upper Level Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Upper Level Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Lower Level Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Lower Level King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4), Baby Cribs (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • ski privileges optional
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Car: necessary

Get away from it all with miles of hiking, mountain biking, trails, parks, waterfalls, and great views all around. Downtown Cashiers is minutes away and the local Sapphire Valley Community Center offers skiing, mini golf, playgrounds, indoor and outdoor pools, tennis, billiards, ping pong, and many other activities.




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200 + Tax
Cleaning fee $165 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Manager'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.

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