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Creekview Cabin - Bright, Airy, Peaceful, NEW (built 2008)

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Visit our beautiful vacation home in Highlands, North Carolina! Bright and airy with lots of high windows: Rain or shine, there's never a dreary day at Creekview Cabin! Located at 4,100 feet, it's generally a good 20 degrees cooler than Atlanta or points south.

A great location, whatever your interests; only 7 minutes to main street Highlands, only 10 minutes to the Cashiers crossroads. Just off Highway 64, but on the back side of the ridge, so it's *quiet* and peaceful. Highlands is a fantastic place to vacation, with miles of hiking trails, interesting shops and superb restaurants in town, many golf courses, streams, waterfalls and lakes everywhere. It's been our favorite destination for the last 15 years, so we're eager to share it with our guests!

Three bedrooms and three baths sleep 6 comfortably, with room for another two on the comfortable sleeper sofa in the loft. (NOTE, 4/1/17: The sleeper mechanism is broken; we're trying to get a replacement, but may have to wait until sometime in May, when Macy's starts running trucks up there again. So sorry; the sofa sleeps one comfortably when folded up, but it isn't workable if you need two to sleep there :-/)

Insulation in the walls and between floors gives good privacy, makes it easy for three couples (or a family with kids) to share the space without feeling like you're living in each other's back pockets. Every bedroom has a 26" flat-screen HDTV with cable connection and a DVD player, and there's a 50" screen and home theater system in the living room - No fighting over who gets to watch what! (Upstairs master now has the 42" screen that used to be in the living room. Living Room TV is "smart", so you can log into Netflix or Amazon Prime from it; others are just plain old TVs.)

Get a house of your own with 3 bedrooms & 3 baths, and freedom to come and go as you please, plus a pet-friendly atmosphere, for *less* than you'd pay for a basic hotel suite in town! We'd stayed in hotels and commercial cabins for years until we realized what a lousy deal it was: Private cabins like ours make *so* much more sense!

Can't get *completely* away? We know the feeling! There's a nice, very functional office area in the loft, with a large-screen monitor and printer/fax/copier for guest use. High-speed cable modem and Free Wi-Fi are also included, and there's free long-distance dialing for the entire US. If you can manage it, by all means turn off the email. Sometimes though, staying connected can mean the difference between a hurried weekend or relaxing week away. - Or between a week and a month's stay. At Creekview Cabin, you can stay as close or as far from work as you'd like, the choice is yours!

Creekview Cabin is dog-friendly: We *love* pets, but let us know about yours first. Highlands is a great place for dogs, you'll find lots of other dog-lovers up here if you choose to bring yours. Our little Aussie *loves* Highlands and our cabin, we bet your pets will too! (Sorry, dogs only; we regretfully don't accept cats as guests.)

We have a local handyman (Vitaliy), who lives not far from Creekview Cabin, for any on-the-scene attention you might need. He's a great guy, and you can call if there's *anything* that needs attention or fixing. Vitaliy's phone number is in the welcome email we send out with each booking. My own cell number is 770-827-1993: Feel free to call if you're reading this and have questions about the property as well. (VRBO used to list owner phone numbers, but seems to have stopped doing so recently.)

We LOVE Highlands, and think you will too! Give it a try, you'll be hooked for life!

PS: Visiting friends in the area? Our place is literally just across the main road from the Culasaja Club and just down the road from Wildcat Cliffs Country Club and Old Edwards at Highlands Cove. Stay here, visit there; all three are literally two minutes away!

Keywords: Cabin, Highlands, NC

More Details

Owner
Dave Etchells
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
50%
Calendar last updated:
December 1, 2017

Why Dave Etchells chose Wildwood Mountain

Highlands is a truly special area: We love the outdoors, and the miles of trails, streams, and waterfalls within easy driving distance. We also love the excellent restaurants in the area and great shops in town. We can go out and hike and get grubby enjoying nature's wonders during the day and then take a quick shower and enjoy 5-star dining at night. We've never found a place quite like it, and it's so close to Atlanta where we live: What a find! We're also dog-lovers; and our cabin is a place we can enjoy with Charlotte, our little Aussie. Helping other families with four-footed family members enjoy vacation time together was another part of our motivation in buying Creekview Cabin.

What makes this cabin unique

When we were looking for a place, the listing for Creekview Cabin said 'convenient to both Cashiers and Highlands.' We remember thinking 'yeah, right - that means it's convenient to neither.' We decided to check it out regardless, though, and for once the real estate agent's description was accurate. It's such a short trip to Highlands (about 7 minutes along the main road) that we don't think twice about going into town. At the same time, places in the Cashiers valley that used to seem like a long trek when we stayed in town or down towards Dillard are now really accessible as well. Lots of our favorite hikes are down that side of the mountains (Panthertown Valley and the Chatooga River area), as well as our favorite restaurant (The Orchard) and great grocery shopping at the big Ingles, just east of the crossroads. Thanks to the location, we're enjoying more of the mountains than we ever did before. (We've also rented to a number of people who have friends with places at one of the nearby country clubs: We're literally across the road from the Culasaja Club, and only a bit over a mile to Wildcat Cliffs, just slightly further to Old Edwards at Highlands Cove. If you'd like to visit friends with a place at one of those clubs, you literally can't get much closer than our cabin!)

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for such an incredible cabin. You don't miss much in the way of details! We got tons of snow, so we were able to go sledding on my birthday. Being from Nashville, TN, that was a rare treat for sure! The views were amazing and the cabin was extremely comfortable. The Rib Shack was a great lnch treat for my big day. All in all your cabin gave me the setting for a great birthday with my family. Thanks!
Dec 2009
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Amenities

Wildwood Mountain Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) Upstairs master has a King bed., Queen size Beds (2) Downstairs master and guest bedroom have Queen beds., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There's a convertible bed/sofa in the loft. It's a non-private sleeping area, but a great place for the kids!
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Reviews

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Creekview Cabin - Bright, Airy, Peaceful, NEW (built 2008)
average rating of 4.6285715 based on 56 reviews
St. Augustine, FL
5

Outstanding!

  • 5 of 5

Creekview Cottage was everything and more than the photos and summary revealed. The owners' attention to detail was evident throughout the house. The babbling creek and cozy comforts of the screened porch are the extra Wow factor this home provides. The location is ideal especially if you travel alone. It was safe and secluded. Highlands is such a special place and I visit every year. I have even stayed in another property in Wildwood Forest but I have fallen in love with Creekview. Thank you David for your exceptional hospitality. I will be back and often. MKH 5/09/17

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mary Kay - Thanks so much for the kind words, and we're so glad that you enjoyed your stay so much! We'll look forward to welcoming you back often, and be sure to remind me, JIC I forget to figure-in the 10% valued-guest discount :-) It makes us so happy to be able to share our place with folks like yourself, who appreciate it so much! Thanks again for taking time to leave such a nice note, and best wishes until next time! Best, - Dave E.
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Plains,Georgia
5

Feels like home

  • 5 of 5

I look forward to returning year after year, I am very comfortable while enjoying this beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely, well-supplied home!

  • 5 of 5

Our six-person group ventures to the mountains each fall, and and this home was by far the most comfortable, well-supplied one we have ever had. Not only did it have all the cooking utensils, appliances, and supplies we needed for cooking and cleaning up, a six-person dining room and cozy living room with fireplace made for relaxing group get-togethers, and three spacious en suite bedrooms allowed each couple to retire at night. Older folks should note that there are a number of stairs to climb to get to the front door. Also, to prevent a smoke-filled living room, it's advisable to read owner-provided directions on fireplace use. MOST IMPORTANT: bears abound there, so watch ONLY from a distance and leave nothing outside that might attract them! One morning each couple reported hearing something outside the night before and then found the tightly-sealed garbage can had been rolled down the hill. With these hints in mind, we can heartily recommend this property. NOTES TO OWNER: clearly specify the check-out time in the confirmation email, and to make key information easier to locate, bullet-point it instead of including it in written-out paragraphs. Thanks for a great stay!!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lorena, Texas
4

Loved this location...perfectly located between Highlands and Cashiers!

  • 4 of 5

This cabin had everything you could need (minus your groceries, of course) including a huge supply of bath products, paper towels and toilet paper! The owners were super easy to communicate with prior to our arrival and gave excellent recommendations as to eating, activities, grocery stores, etc.... We had only 3 negatives: 1) the beds were very uncomfortable (seems like they were older and might need to be replaced). 2) there is definitely dog hair) heads-up for allergies), but the overall cabin and bathrooms were clean. 3) there was new construction right outside the front door (definitely something that is very short-term and unavoidable).

Would we stay here again? Yes. The location is seriously amazing! We loved sitting on the couch in the screened porch for morning tea/coffee and evening drinks listening to the sound of the creek! In all our 10 years of strictly VRBO travels, this was by far the best stocked house! If you want to be in the Alpine Rainforest...stay here!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

The Highlands was a gorgeous place to visit! This place made our experience that much better. Very warm and cozy. Just a short drive to downtown. We loved every minute of it!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Danielle - It's so good to hear that you had such a good time, I hope we can welcome you back again at some point! - Dave E.
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4

Great home. Large screened porch was awesome especially since it rained every day during our stay.

  • 4 of 5

Nice finishes in the home. No view but very comfortable.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Katrina! Happy to host you, glad you had a good time. (Yes, the porch is great, isn't it?) Sorry you had rainy weather while you were there, but glad you enjoyed the porch, at least! I hope we can host you again, hopefully with better weather for you! - Dave E.
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Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Culasaja Club
Nearest Point of Interest
Wildcat Cliffs Country Club

Photos

Rates & Availability

Available
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 9.75%

Discount cleaning fee $20 for each unused bedroom (that is, $85 total for 1 bedroom used, $105 for two bedrooms used, $125 for all three)

Pet fee is for dogs only, no cats :-(
Tell us about your pet; we sometimes discount for small breeds.

LAST MINUTE DISCOUNTS! Last minute getaway? Big discounts if it's within 3 days of your arrival, call us!!
770-827-1993 (my cell phone - US Eastern Time Zone)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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