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Charm Abounds at Pinetops

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

PineTops has charm galore!! Just 4 miles from Main Street, Highlands, NC, the cabin is located in a private residential community adjacent to the Frank Lloyd Wright inspired Skyline Lodge - an historic landmark of the area. PineTops offers all of the amenities of home. This 3 bedroom/3 bath cabin is decorated to the tee - comfortable furnishings with cozy quilts and televisions in each of the bedrooms. Each bedroom even has a sleep machine!

The cabin is situated in a garden setting planted by the present owner and offers a lighted outdoor fire pit. Enjoy the large, fully decorated screened-in-porch that doubles the living space of the cabin. Original art work adorns the walls making it seem even more like home. The quiet, wooded setting of PineTops is on the Cashiers, NC side of Highlands making it convenient to that lovely mountain village, as well.

Enjoy this charming mountain cabin with adorable red trim and you'll never want to leave! PineTops is the perfect location for a mountain get-away vacation.


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Ruthie Curtis
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2017

About Ruthie Curtis

I live permanently in Columbus, GA and love the Highlands area and my adorable cabin that we call PineTops. I am an avid gardener and have planted the garden at our cabin complete with stone walls and raised beds. There is even a children's garden. I am active while in Highlands, playing tennis, golf, bridge as well as my gardening activities.

Ruthie Curtis purchased this cabin in 2004

Why Ruthie Curtis chose Smoky Mountains

This property is only four miles from the mountain village of Highlands, NC and offers 3 bedrooms and 3 baths and all of the comforts of home. I have redone the cabin by painting it inside and out, adding a large screened-in-porch, a 3rd bathroom and creating a garden. As well as being close to downtown, it is also convenient to the adjacent village of Cashiers, NC.

What makes this cabin unique

We mostly enjoy the charm of our cabin. It is big enough to afford enough room for friends and family and a GREAT home for entertaining without sacrificing the small cabin feel of this 'tree house' in a quiet wooded setting. The screened-in-porch is a wonderful addition - with separate seating and dining areas. It is easily accessible with no entrance steps to climb, plenty of convenient parking at the door, and the private master bedroom is the only room upstairs. The bedrooms are all custom decorated to include lovely bedding and well appointed adjoining bathrooms. There are plenty of walking and hiking areas right outside of the cabin door, no busy highway noise, and a great fireplace to warm up a chilly mountain evening. The amenities of the Skyline Lodge are available during the season - May - October.


Highlands Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , AC window unit
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , AC window unit
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , AC window unit
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Upstairs w/ adjoining bath, TV and small 'coffee' deck.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Downstairs w/ private bath and TV.
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen pullout sofa in downstairs great room.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Downstairs with TV and adjoining bath
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa (1) Queen Sized Sleeper Sofa in the Living Area
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Charm Abounds at Pinetops
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Our Favorite Get Away

  • 5 of 5

Such an adorable, comfortable and welcoming home in the woods. It is decorated beautifully. You feel so at home and so relaxed!! It truly has everything you could want or need. We love the screened porch , the wonderful decks for sitting out in the sun and the fire pit for a fun gathering. It is truly our favorite spot in Highlands!!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything you could possibly want or need!!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a delightful, restful 4 nights at Pine Tops. First of all, the cabin is adorable--it truly exudes charm, comfort, and love. You can't help but feel "at home". It was the most well equipped cabin we've ever stayed in, even including baskets of toilet paper and soap so we didn't have to run out and buy a bunch of supplies, which we appreciated arriving as late as we did. The cabin is in an incredible setting that pictures cannot do justice--you literally feel like you are in a fairy treehouse. Every direction you look out, all you see are trees and rhododendron. There is plenty of seating in the large living room , lovely deck, huge screened in porch, with dining areas in both large living spaces. The bedrooms include plenty of hooks and drawer space and the bedding is gorgeous. The art creates a welcoming environment. All 3 bathrooms are well equipped with plenty of supplies, towels, drawers and hooks. The decorations don't come across as clutter but contribute to telling the "story" of the owner and cabin, which you will very much appreciate. We are middle aged grownups but decided we wished the owner would adopt us!! There are numerous darling touches, such as a tiny little table for children, with accompanying small wooden chairs in red, green, and yellow. Plenty of candles and matches in case the power goes out which it never did--but still, just one more indication that the owner has literally thought of everything you could possibly need. We enjoyed the coffee table books and interesting reading material scattered throughout the home. Another aspect we enjoyed and which helped make the home so enjoyable and relaxing was little touches like always having appropriate lamps in each spot, and no matter where one is sitting, there's a nearby table or stool on which to rest your book and cup of coffee. There seemed to be a bunch of TVs, which we never watched, but we did enjoy listening to music on the stereo. I'm a hotnatured person and was concerned about the lack of central air in humid August, but it was not a problem. The air is cool and circulates well with all the screened doors; and if needed, you can turn on all 3 bathroom a/c units and let them run which does cool things off. Location so quiet, yet, just minutes from town! Last, the high quality and precious nature of many of the items in the cabin indicated a respect for the guests--a desire to share lovely things to evoke delight.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Southern Charm at its Best

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautifully decorated home with all the comforts you could ask for.everywhere you look are the things that make this a home and not just another rental.every room will meet your approval and the pics don't do it enough justice.the outdoor surroundings are gorgeous including the deck and huge screened porch with tons of seating and tv.we were looking for a great place to bring our poodles and this was the place! They could lay on cool porch and walk on outside deck that was enclosed..don't hesitate to push the book now button.😃

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming cabin!

  • 5 of 5

I have had the pleasure of staying in this wonderful mountain property numerous times! It is one of my favorite places to go. The cabin is decorated in such a charming, warm and inviting way. Everyone has a private bath and 2 great living areas. The inside has a beautiful stone fireplace but I really love the screened porch. We spent many hours here playing cards, games and drinking wine. I have also visited in the summer when the weather is so cool and wonderful. No need for air conditioning although it is available. We loved the town with it's great shopping and fantastic restaurants. We spent several evening eating in but loved the great choices in town. I have been to Pinetops with couples and also with a group of ladies and it meets the needs of both groups very well. I highly recommend and can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hightlands, North Carolina/Charleston, SC

Wonderful Mountain Home

  • 5 of 5

We love Pinetops! This is the second time we have rented from Ruthie. The house has everything you need to make you comfortable. Every room is charming but our favorite is the spacious screen porch where you can relax and even enjoy a rainy day. Like being in a tree house with an outdoor TV. A perfect place for your morning coffee, evening cocktails, dinner or playing games.

The family room has a stone fireplace that keeps the house cheery and warm on those cool fall days. The deck off of this room has a grill for outdoor cooking and an open floor plan with dining, living room and kitchen open to each other.

The location is very convenient to town but also quiet and private in a wooded setting. We also enjoyed fires in the fire pit outdoors. This is a perfect mountain retreat for a family or several couples to visit the charming mountain resort of Highlands. Can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The H.'s

  • 5 of 5

Delightful stay in clean, superbly decorated cabin in the woods. It was a quiet getaway for a glorious weekend. Our dogs were permitted to stay. A fully stocked kitchen + outdoor grill was helpful. Everyone had a great time.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Highlands Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 19 2017 - Oct 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
One time Cleaning Fee $150

Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed. I will send the rental contract via email directly to the traveler's personal email along with PineTops Rules and Regulations. After final payment is received, I will send the traveler the directions to the cabin and other information.

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