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Secluded Mountian Home with Hot Tub Overlooking White Water

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Last updated: 04/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Serene mountain home overlooking Big Buck Creek. Enjoy the sounds of a rushing (certified) trout stream and the Nantahala Forest while relaxing on the screen porch or taking a dip in the hot tub. A mountain retreat at high elevation.

Convenient to the Appalachian Trail and many favorite hiking trails (with waterfalls!) for all different skill levels. For shopping, fine dining, scenic drives or even gem mining, you are in the right spot. The owner can make recommendations or suggest an itinerary upon request. Gambling is available in Cherokee. Cashiers, Highlands, and Franklin are all within a short drive where great shopping, dining, arts/crafts, live music, and even summer theater can be found.

Our nicely appointed, comfortable home sleeps 4 adults comfortably in two private suites. Two full sized futons are also available in the loft. The well supplied kitchen, with wine refrigerator, accommodates any gourmet cook. Outdoor grilling with al fresco dining on the deck or screened porch makes every meal special. The interior 18 ft ceilings with exposed timbers and expansive glass doors and windows provide a tree-top mountain experience. Every interior direction brings the outdoors in with the beauty of the hardwoods and mountain laurels. Enjoy a Scandanavian wood burning stove as you relax in the living room. Kiln-dried, seasoned fire wood is provided. The downstairs suite has a wonderful gas fireplace wrapped in the native stone.

The property is located about 2 1/2 hours driving time from Atlanta and only about an hour from Asheville.

If it is rest and relaxation, surrounded by scenic mountains, you want.... our Big Buck Creek home is the home away from home for you!

Amenities include Dishwasher, gas stove and cooktop, refrigerator, washer & dryer, shower, hot tub, sheets, TV/DVD/ and phone along with a CD player.

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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 60%
Calendar last updated: 04/21/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Japanese soaking tub, adjacent to Nantahalla National Forest,certified trout stream...moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Surrounded by the beautiful Smoky Mountains....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Rushing mountain certified trout stream...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Spelunking
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub


Write a review 4.7
from 15 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$1,400 $5,200
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Security Deposit $250
  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Tax Rate 6.75%


Reservations during peak seasons (April - November) require a 7 day minimum stay. All other dates require a 3 night minimum stay.

A damage deposit of $250.00, plus 6.75% occupancy tax, and 50% of rental fee is due within one week of reservation confirmation. Remainder of rental due 30 days prior to arrival. Personal checks accepted.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/21/2017
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Owner info

About the owner: We are busy professionals in Atlanta, GA and love our get-a-way abutting the Nantahala Forest.

Why the Owner Chose Highlands, NC, USA:
We purchased the Buck Creek property in 2001 when it was an elaborate "Swiss Family Robinson" campsite! The former owners had enjoyed it as such when their children were young. It also sported a small single-wide trailer and a large deck overlooking a beautiful, rushing creek. A few years later we traded the trailer for excavation work and constructed the home of our own design, doing much of the finish work inside ourselves. It was a labor of love and we've enjoyed sharing it with family and friends since our first Thanksgiving in 2003.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
SUMMER: On our mountain it is always at least 10 degrees cooler than Atlanta and there's nothing like the screened porch and hot tub after a summer day hiking. There's a real, old fashioned swimming' hole just a little way up the private road with stone steps leading down to it. AUTUMN: Of course, fall is the busy season as this is one of the top leaf looking areas in the country. WINTER: If you're from an area where it never snows, you're in for a treat. Our private road is gravel and usually passable in all but the heaviest of storms. The State Road is also cleared of snow promptly and well-maintained.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 60%
Calendar last updated: 04/21/2017

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  • Rushing Trout Stream - View from every window

    Rushing Trout Stream - View from every window

  • Hot Tub overlooking water

    Hot Tub overlooking water

  • Master bath - natural stone shower

    Master bath - natural stone shower

  • Master suite with fireplace

    Master suite with fireplace

  • Japanese Soaking Tub

    Japanese Soaking Tub

  • Screened Porch

    Screened Porch

VRBO #205522

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Sunday, April 23, 2017

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