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Private Log Cabin/Waterfall/Pond/Great King & Queen Bed!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Step back into yesteryear, but with all the modern conveniences of today in this quaint log cabin nestled amid the Nantahala National Forest. This cabin is so cute you won't ever want to leave! The back yard is totally private with a pond and soothing waterfall to rest and unwind with. It is conveniently located right in the middle of Cashiers and Highlands. Shop till you drop for anything you could imagine, and dine with the best! Or stay back at the cabin and cook in your fully equipped modernized kitchen after a day of hiking or visiting waterfalls.

There are two bedrooms (both upstairs, and the bathroom is downstairs, and the stairs are steeper and narrower than if you any health problems or problems with stairs, this may not be ideal for you....we want our cabin to be a perfect fit for everyone!) It is also 5 miles off the main road...and the road is half paved and half gravel. And then another 4 miles into town. Easy drive, no cliffs or anything like that.

The master bedroom has the wonderful Marriott king size bed and the second bedroom has the same comfy queen size Marriott bed. (We are fanatics when it comes to sleeping well on vacation! Comfort is very important to us, as well as the comfort of our guests!) There is a wonderful Lane double reclining sofa and matching 'bubba' recliner in the living room for a total meltdown after your busy day.

Relax by the firepit!

Be sure to pack marshmallows to enjoy in the evening by the firepit! You can also eat dinner out on the covered back porch. Both porches are covered....the front porch has a porch swing and rockers, and the back porch has big old comfy chairs and a dining set. There is also a hammock in the totally private back yard, along with Adirondack chairs. So, pick your spot and settle in!

If you are a nature lover or a hiker, you will absolutely love it here. We are less than two miles from the trail head of the Ellicott Rock Wilderness Area of the Nantahala National Forest and we are a mile and a half from the Chattooga River, made famous in the movie 'Deliverance'.

The cabin is also a short drive (about an hour) from Franklin, Bryson City and Cherokee. And you're about an hour and a half from Asheville. What are you waiting for! I promise you'll love it and come back again and again!

Area Description

This area of Western North Carolina is truly breathtakingly beautiful. From the many, many waterfalls, overlooks, rivers and streams, the area is one of the most popular around. There is so much to do and see. Lake Glenville has all kinds of boats to rent and watersports to partake in.....there is watertubing in Sapphire in the summer, and skiing in the winter. Horseback riding, hiking, fishing, rafting, great restaurants, golf, and unbelievable shopping!

Whew! I'm sure I've missed something!

Keywords: Cabin

More Details

MJ Hennesy
Member since: 2000
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 14, 2018

About MJ Hennesy

Scott and I have three grown children, two beautiful grandchildren, and we live in the lowcountry of South Carolina. We have furniture/bedding stores and stay on top of design, comfort and quality. We've had rental properties for over 20 years and that's how we travel, personally. We love staying in homes rather than the sterility of a hotel room. We are very picky in choosing where we we make sure our rental homes are top notch! (Check out our previous guest comments....we get rave reviews! ALWAYS check out previous guest comments before you tells volumes! Also be sure to check out how current they are.)

We do our very best to make our rentals five star vacation destinations and we love our renters!

We love the mountains, and there is no better mountain destination than Cashiers/Highlands! Our little slice of heaven is ideally located between both, nestled in the heart of the Nantahala National Forest. We're priced excellently and offer pure comfort in a rustic setting. Just the experience you're looking for! Come visit us!

MJ Hennesy purchased this cabin in 2006

Why MJ Hennesy chose Highlands

Sometimes you just find a 'spot' unlike any other you've ever found. That is the case with our cabin. Many, many renters have said it also. You are transported to another time, where peace and tranquility reined! My spine unfurls the moment we arrive and yours will too!

What makes this cabin unique

There are so many unique things about our little cabin...sitting on the back porch (or front porch) in the morning, enjoying your cup of coffee! Sitting around the bonfire at night listening to the waterfall, and the sounds of the forest, just visiting. Laying in the hammock at night, with the porch lights off, looking up at the sky and feeling like you're at the planetarium with all the stars just out of your reach! There are times when I just need the mountains and our little cabin.

'The mountains are calling, and I must go.'


Highlands Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • We just put a brand new modern, beautiful shower in!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Comfortable 'Marriott' bed!
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Another comfortable 'Marriott' bed!
  • Both beds (King and Queen sized) are very comfortable mattress sets...the very same beds used in Marriott Hotels!
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Private Log Cabin/Waterfall/Pond/Great King & Queen Bed!
average rating of 4.8690476 based on 84 reviews
Saint Louis

great hideaway

  • 5 of 5

well managed; rustic cabin quality; isolated

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dave, for taking the time to write a review for us. It is much appreciated! We’re so glad you enjoyed your stay. And we’re also glad you got that private feeling, even though we have many neighbors nearby within a short walk. But that feeling of total privacy is something that we love also! Thanks again, and have a wonderful Holiday season! MJ and Scott
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Peaceful, Relaxing, Charming, Comfortable Cozy Cabin in the Woods. Love the Waterfall.

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely wonderful! My husband and I spent two peaceful days chilling out listening to the babbling waterfall, sitting around the fire pit. The cabin had multiple areas to read, sleep, enjoy nature, just take a break from the outside world. Cabin was perfectly stocked for guests' enjoyment. Beautifully decorated. The mattress was awesome, very comfortable. The best VRBO cabin I've ever stayed in.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Secluded and cozy cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Great memories at this cabin! MJ was great and very responsive to all our questions/comments.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great get away

  • 5 of 5

The cabin and property are idyllic. Removed from hustle and bustle, the cabin is conveniently secluded. The space is sufficiently appointed. The small pond and waterfall out back make a great location for a relaxing evening or morning. We had a short but great time. MJ is a very hospitable host.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winter Haven, FL

A little out of the way but perfect for a couple.

  • 4 of 5

A quaint little cabin. Well built and nicely stocked. Be warned...very steep stairs. Bathroom downstairs and bedrooms upstairs so that was a bit of a pain...only reason not giving five stars.

The owner was just a nice as can be.

We hiked all day and enjoyed coming home to this cabin each late afternoon.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little cabin to get away.

  • 5 of 5

Very peaceful

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
High Hampton Inn
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
High Hampton
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
107 N
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
The Orchard
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
Sapphire Valley
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $200

Elderly or disabled guests...please note: The bathroom is on the main level and the bedrooms are upstairs (stairs are steeper and narrower than normal).
And if you wish to pay by credit card, there are additional fees. Most pay by check. CALL FIRST...

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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