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

Wildwood Mountain, Highlands, NC, USA
  • Cabin
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights

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


Dave Etchells

Member Since 2008
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within a few days
Calendar last updated:
Apr 06, 2018
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!)


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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!


        • 3 Bathrooms

            Location Type

              • Mountain View
                We actually don't think of it as a "mountain view" ourselves, as the view is through the trees, but a number of guests have commented on the beautiful view, so we won't argue. (In the winter and early spring with the leaves down, you can see Shortoff Mountain and others in the range from the living room area. In the summer, you'll know you're in the mountains, but honestly won't be looking at them directly.)
              • Waterfront
                A babbling creek tumbles down a ravine next to the cabin. Sit on the covered porch and be lulled by the sounds of water over rocks and pools.


                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Romantic


                      • Guests provide their own meals


                          • Linens Provided
                            400-threadcount sheets on all beds. Smoooth & comfy!
                          • Air Conditioning
                            Central heating and A/C, with two separate zones (upstairs master and downstairs), so it's easy to keep the whole house comfortable. (It's a very high-efficiency HVAC system too, so you can be comfortable *and* energy-conscious.)
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Computer Available
                            Actually, not a computer, but there *is* a 23" 1,920x1,080 HDMI display for your use, with both DVI and VGA connectors to plug into your laptop. There's also a printer/fax/scanner unit you can connect to via WiFi or USB.
                          • Fireplace
                          • Free Long Distance
                            Free long distance service covers all of the continental US. Cell coverage is spotty in the mountains (although Verizon and AT&T both work well at the cabin), so the free phone will come in handy!
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Heating
                          • Internet
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Broadband Access
                          • Living Room
                          • Parking
                            Parking area can handle 3 cars, plus parking for another 2 cars along road at bottom of driveway.
                          • Parking Off Street
                            Ample parking area: Three cars easily, four in a pinch, or two cars with a boat, etc.
                          • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                            You'll need to back it down the driveway, but plenty of room for two cars plus a boat.
                          • Telephone
                            (4) Cordless phone in every bedroom and the kitchen, corded phone in the loft office area.
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Washing Machine
                            Stacked washer-dryer set, makes it easy to keep ahead of laundry, with no trips to the laundromat or hassles with sharing a unit with other guests.
                          • Wireless Internet
                            *Two* 802.11n routers, take your pick: One encrypted for secure connection to keep your information confidential. If you have any problems connecting, though, just plug in the second router for a wide-open internet connection.
                          • Wood Fireplace
                            Wood-burning fireplace with a gas starter. Kiln-dried firewood provided (no added firewood charge.)
                          • Free Wifi


                              • Microwave
                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Dishes & Utensils
                              • Dishwasher
                              • Ice Maker
                              • Kitchen
                              • Cooking Utensils
                                We've tried to think of everything; this is a fully-equipped kitchen that you can cook most any kind of meal in!
                              • Oven
                              • Pantry Items
                                There's usually a fair supply of basic spices, olive oil etc in the cupboards; we don't empty them out, so whatever we or previous guests have used and left will be there.
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Stove
                              • Toaster


                                  • Dining
                                    Dining table itself seats 6, plus four stools around center island.
                                  • Dining Area
                                  • comfy seating for 10 people


                                      • Books
                                        Huge numbers of books for vacation reading - take one/leave one. Assortment growing more eclectic over time, as more and more guests do just that!
                                      • CD Player
                                      • DVD Player
                                      • Music Library
                                        (4) Bring *your* music library! Living room stereo and the clock-radios in all the bedrooms have iPod docks, so you surround yourself with all your favorite music.
                                      • Satellite / Cable
                                        (4) 50" flat-screen HDTV in Living Room, every bedroom has its own 43" flat-screen HDTV with a DVD player. (Great for families w/kids, no fighting over what to watch! Nice for couples sharing the cabin too, everyone can watch their own movie or TV. Insulation in walls helps keep TV noise from traveling between bedrooms.)
                                      • Stereo
                                      • Television


                                          • Deck / Patio
                                            Two decks: An open deck with gas grill, plus a spacious (10 foot wide) covered porch. Beautiful, comfortable wicker porch furniture. Very spacious and comfy, a great place to sit & sip something cool and watch the sun sink behind the trees!
                                          • Outdoor Grill


                                              • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                              • not suitable for children
                                              • wheelchair inaccessible


                                                  • 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

                                                            House Rules

                                                            Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                            Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                            Cancellation Policy

                                                            100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                            39 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            Perfect! Clean, well stocked, great location, nice comfy feel!

                                                            Jane C.

                                                            This house has everything you need for a fun and relaxing stay. With three bedrooms, three baths, and a generous common area, plus porch and deck space, everyone has a place to hang out!

                                                            Great place at a great location!

                                                            Joey D.Baton Rouge, Louisiana

                                                            This cabin was modern, clean, and built in a beautiful location, right between Cashiers and Highlands. There are lots of activities in the area, and we loved being in the mountains. The cabin has all the amenities of home, from a kitchen stocked with cooking necessities, to nice sized bathrooms and bedrooms. The living room was very big, with a nice fireplace and comfortable furniture. The views from the cabin deck looked west, offering really nice sunset views. We would definitely stay here again!

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Thanks for the nice review, Joey, we're *so* glad you had such a great time! We'll look forward to welcoming you back at some point. (Email or message me to remind me in the booking request that you're a returning guest, for a 10% discount. I usually recognize names, but best to mention in the reservation request to make sure :-)

                                                            Very nice

                                                            Jim B.

                                                            The cabin was a great spot for the weekend. Well appointed and in a neighborhood convenient to both Cashiers and Highlands. Dave was very helpful, providing everything we needed to know prior to arrival. We'll be back.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Thanks for the kind words, Jim, so glad to hear you enjoyed yourself and the cabin! I hope we can welcome you back at some point; remind me if/when you request another booking that you're a returning guest, so I'll know to give you a revised quote with 10% off the rent! :-)

                                                            Beautiful, comfortable home!

                                                            Chris and Paula J.Live Oak Florida

                                                            Loved the house, very comfortable with all the comforts of home!

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Thanks, Chris, so glad you enjoyed it! It really gives us a lift when we hear that someone enjoyed our cabin. It's one of our favorite places on Earth, and so nice to think of others enjoying it too :-) I hope we can welcome you back at some point in the future! (Returning, valued guests get a 10% discount on the rent :-)

                                                            Feels like home

                                                            Mill S.Plains,Georgia

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

                                                            Lovely, well-supplied home!

                                                            Peggy R.

                                                            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!!


                                                            Wildwood Mountain, Highlands, NC, USA

                                                            Rates & Availability

                                                            Additional information about rental rates

                                                            Cleaning Fee
                                                            Pet Fee
                                                            Tax Rate

                                                            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)

                                                            39 Reviews
                                                            Excellent 4.6/5
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                                                            Property # 181081