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Charming Log Cabin on Big Creek. Dog friendly. 10 minutes to downtown Highlands

Highlands, NC, USA
  • Cabin2200 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights

3 bedrooms, loft, 3 full bathrooms, sleeps 8 comfortably.

Welcome to Log Cabin on Big Creek. You and your family will be very comfortable in our creek-side mountain log cabin located in beautiful Highlands, North Carolina. Our cabin is very unique because it sits right next to a very large creek. From both back porches you look right down into the water. We have high-speed internet with WiFi and BlueRay DVD. You will enjoy our secluded location off a private gravel road. The only sounds you'll hear while sitting in our large screened-in porch are the rushing of water from the creek, wind in the trees, and if you're lucky, a trout reaching for a mayfly. The cabin sits at an altitude of over 3,800 ft. so the temperature is at least 10 degrees cooler than Atlanta and there is relatively little humidity! There are wonderful hikes throughout the Highlands/Cashiers area to be enjoyed year round. After your hike you’ll enjoy a soak in our jetted tub. If you're looking for a pet-friendly vacation, you've come to the right spot. We consider all pets except cats.

No Smoking: We have a strict no smoking policy in the cabin. If you smoke outside the cabin please field strip cigarettes and throw the butts in the garbage.

We are very good about keeping the availability calendar up to date.

Pets: We accept dogs that don't tear-up the house and landscaping, however, there is an additional $50.00 charge, per dog, per stay, for interior clean-up and a $100 refundable deposit. Please do your best to pick-up after your dog outside. Please don't leave your dogs in the cabin unattended for long periods of time. Cats are not allowed under any circumstances as the owner is very allergic! Other pets are okay with prior approval. Finally, although our cabin is pet friendly we are not flea friendly! In consideration of all our renters, please make sure your dogs are free of fleas or you will be charged to get rid of them.

Seasons: There is a lot to do all year round in the Highlands/Cashiers area. Off season can be the best time if you like the many hiking trails all to yourself. Leaf Season is spectacular. We often get snow in the winter to be prepared with a 4-wheel drive or chains.

Property Manager

Andrew Keenan

Member Since 2008
Response rate:
Response time:
within one hour
english, french
Calendar last updated:
Apr 10, 2018


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single, Two twins setup as a king bed.
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 5
        1 sleep sofa /futon, Located in living room of main cabin
      • Loft
        2 twin/ single, Loft above bathroom


        • 3 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower, jetted tub, Master Bedroom
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, shower
        • Bathroom 3
          toilet, shower, Two sinks

          Location Type

            • Mountain
              Creek-side setting on a private road.
            • Waterfront
            • Waterfront
              Cabin sits next to Big Creek.


                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Romantic


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Internet
                          WiFI and Blueray
                        • Activities Guide
                        • Alarm Clock
                        • Basic Soaps
                        • Broadband Access
                        • Ceiling Fans
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Ducted Heating
                        • Fireplace
                          Fireplace in main cabin. Wood-burning stove in new addition
                        • Firewood
                        • Garage
                        • Gas Heating
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Air Conditioning
                          In new addition only. There is not air conditioning in the older part of the cabin.
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Laundry Soap
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Area
                        • Living Room
                        • Paper Towels
                        • Parking
                        • Shampoo
                        • Sofa Bed
                        • Toilet Paper
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                        • Wood Stove
                          Located in the new addition.


                            • Kitchen
                              The kitchen is small but well equipped and you will find all the basic appliances including a mixer. There are enough place settings for at least eight in the large dining area.
                            • 4 Ring Stove
                            • Coffee Maker
                              We have three types of coffee makers: Keurig, Drip and French Press.
                            • Cooking Utensils
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Freezer
                            • Ice Maker
                            • Blender
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  Summer seating for 10 on the screened-in porch. Additional dining table inside cabin with seating for 8.
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 8 people


                                    • Games for Kids
                                    • Books
                                    • Books for Kids
                                    • CD Player
                                    • DVD Player
                                      Blueray and Ruko
                                    • Games
                                    • Books for Adults
                                    • Radio
                                    • Stereo
                                      Speakers for laptop or smartphone
                                    • Television
                                      55" TV in addition and 20" TV in main cabin. Apple TV and Blueray. We do not receive a broadcast or cable signal. All content must be streamed through WiFi.
                                    • Toys
                                    • Video Library


                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Weber charcoal grill.
                                        • Balcony
                                        • Canoe
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Located between the two buildings facing the creek.
                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                          Both canoe and Kayak. Life jackets for kids and adults.
                                        • Beach Chairs
                                        • Porch / Veranda
                                          Screen-in porch facing creek with seating, dining table and dart board. Lower porch facing creek with seating for 5. Additional porch in front with two rocking chairs.
                                        • Screen Porch / Veranda
                                        • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                        • Walkway to Water
                                        • Wood Deck


                                            • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
                                            • wheelchair inaccessible

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Whirlpool


                                                    • autumn foliage
                                                    • forests
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • waterfalls

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • antiquing
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • walking

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • fishing
                                                                • fly fishing
                                                                • freshwater fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • mountain climbing
                                                                • mountaineering
                                                                • swimming

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  37 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Beautiful cabin, great area

                                                                  Stephen D.

                                                                  My self and four teenagers stayed a week and had a great time. The cabin is spacious and warm (we were there for a cold winter week) and well equipped. The area has plenty to do. The owner was great to deal with ...

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  So glad you had an enjoyable time.

                                                                  Beautiful home in a tranquil spot

                                                                  Carol B.

                                                                  The Keenan home was beautiful - tasteful, rustic decor, extremely comfortable, and in a really prime location with a wonderful, flowing stream just outside of the screened deck. One note of warning: the road to the house from Flat Mountain Rd is deeply rutted, due to some construction activity. Be sure to bring a vehicle with good ground clearance.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  I'm so sorry about the condition of the road. Irma took a toll on our private drive. I'm working with my neighbors to have it re-grated.

                                                                  Nice place good views

                                                                  Joyce S.

                                                                  House is nice, isolated and quiet, road to cabin was washed out by the recent severe rains so unless it’s repaired you will need a SUV with all wheel or 4 wheel drive to navigate the road.

                                                                  No TV was expected as owner had let us know that his system was out of commission. When we lost WIFI owner was quickly responsive to assist us in getting WIFI restored.

                                                                  There was some trash left over in the garage from the previous tenant in but that wasn’t the owners fault as he is not local.

                                                                  Fabulous Fall Family Reunion :)

                                                                  marianna c.

                                                                  Siblings/spouses had a wonderful retreat in this cozy, comfortable creekside setting! The location and accommodations were beyond expectations and we hope to return in the future. The owner, responsive and helpful, was spot-on with recommendations & suggestions for shopping, eating and hiking. Close proximity to Highlands & Cashiers. We enjoyed it all and did not want to leave!

                                                                  great spot for mountain get away

                                                                  Robert L.

                                                                  Cabin was very accommodating and perfect for our family vacation. We would rent again for sure. Porches on the creek are perfect for all meals and family fun times.


                                                                  Lauren B.

                                                                  This was our second visit to the cabin and we were so happy to return. It is exactly what we picture when we imagine a get away to the mountains. The locations is great - so close to both highlands and cashiers and great hiking. Our dogs love the porches and being able to monitor all the wildlife outside. It's a wonderfully cozy place to visit and we can't wait to go back!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  So glad you could come back for a visit, and even happier that we all survived the Irma's wrath.


                                                                  Highlands, NC, USA

                                                                  Just 10 minutes from downtown Highlands our cabin is located in a secluded area on a large creek. The new addition features a large living room area with wood-burning stove, sleeping area, loft, full bath and A/C. The Highlands/Cashiers area is rich with spectacular hikes and is the place to go to enjoy nature without mosquitoes, searing heat and humidity. Waterfalls, rivers, creeks and lakes abound. Besides hiking, activities include fly fishing, high-end shopping, gourmet dining and golfing. Family activities include llama treks, gem mining, wading in our creek, lake swimming and fishing.

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Cleaning Fee
                                                                  Pet Fee
                                                                  Damage Deposit
                                                                  Tax Rate

                                                                  $200 refundable deposit required for dogs.

                                                                  37 Reviews
                                                                  Excellent 4.7/5
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                                                                  For booking assistance, call 888-640-7927

                                                                  Property # 190063ha