Winter Star Retreat - Private, Waterfalls, Hike the Black Mtns
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:Cabin
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
Winter Star Retreat is a remote, rustic cabin located high in the Black Mountain Range of western North Carolina. The cabin offers a unique, relaxing experience for our guests.
Winter Star Retreat is located on Winter Star Creek in the Cattail Creek Community of Yancey County. We are less than an hour from Asheville NC and about 30 minutes from Burnsville, the county seat of Yancey County. The cabin is at 4200 foot elevation on the west side of the Black Mountain Range, the tallest mountain range east of the Mississippi. It is nestled beside a fast flowing creek that splashes over boulders and through rock pools surrounded by rhododendrons. The cabin is set in a lovely hardwood forest just outside the Pisgah National Forest. The setting is very private and quiet. The only noises you’ll hear are the birds and the creek- which will lull you to sleep each evening!
The cabin has three lovely bedrooms. Two have queen-sized beds and the third has a pair of twin beds. Maximum of six guests please. Two full baths are provided. One, with shower, is en-suite with one of the bedrooms.
Excellent hiking and mountain biking trails begin at the cabin’s doorstep. The trails follow the old logging railroad right-of-way which was used in the early 1900’s. A popular half day hike takes you to the 100 year old Isom Mica Mine. This can be extended to a full day loop hike that ascends to 5600 feet. Both hikes provide spectacular views of the Black Mountains and upper Cane River valley. Other trails connect to the Black Mountain Crest Trail on the top of the range and to Mount Mitchell, at 6684 feet the highest peak east of the Mississippi.
Fly fishing (with NC permit) is just minutes from the cabin as are kayaking, tubing, and rafting on the Nolichucky River (in season).
But best of all, just relax on the spacious deck next to the creek in the hot tub and enjoy the peace and solitude!
NOTE: Winter Star Retreat is an older rustic cabin. The ceilings in some of the rooms are only 6 feet 5 inches high- so if you are over 6 foot 4 this may not be the place for you! Maximum number of guests is six. Children must be at least 10 years of age.
The cabin is located on a rough gravel road. The road is not suitable for low ground clearance vehicles such as sports cars. Normal sedans, large and small SUV's, etc. normally will not have any problems negotiating the road. Contact us if you have any concerns.
Even at our remote location we have high-speed Internet available for our guests. We also have limited cable TV. A video monitor and DVD/VCR player are provided so bring your favorite movies! Local and long-distance phone service (to the lower 48 states) is provided free of charge. Enjoy the opportunity to really unwind without distractions!
Children must be at least 10 years of age.
UPCOMING EVENTS AND ATTRACTIONS:
Explore the nearby Blue Ridge Parkway for breathtaking views!
Visit Mt. Mitchell State Park to enjoy the 360-degree view that can extend to the Smoky Mountains. Take a short hike and enjoy lunch at the Park's Restaurant (restaurant open May through October).
Visit the famous Biltmore House and Estate, a bit more than an hour away.
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(828) 682-3217 (North Carolina, USA)
Member since: 2010
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Video Library
- Away From It All
- Live Theater
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Pantry Items
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $100
- Tax Rate 10%
Three night minimum stay. Rates subject to change. Higher rates may apply during holiday/peak periods. Maximum of two pets permitted with owner approval. No additional fees for pets. No cleaning fees. Children must be at least 10 years of age.
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Check-in is 3 to 6 PM.
Owner's cancellation policy:
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Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: My husband and I retired to the western North Carolina mountains in 2005. We enjoy outdoor activities, particularly hiking in the woods and mountains. We both volunteer for the Carolina Mountain Club as trail maintainers, working on the Appalachian Trail, the Mountains to Sea Trail, and many others.
Why the Owner Chose Cattail Creek, Pensacola, NC, USA:
While hiking in the Black Mountains near our home we discovered the cabin which we now call Winter Star Retreat. We were so taken with the cabin and its natural setting on the creek that we immediately contacted the owners and purchased the property. We spent 18 months renovating the cabin and we now want to share it with you!
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Winter Star Retreat is very private with no immediate neighbors. The creek is an endless source of wonder with water cascading over rapids and small waterfalls amid rhododendrons. The surrounding hardwood forest is gorgeous with wildflowers in spring and summer. Incredible views of the Black Mountain Range are a short hike away. But most of all we love the quiet and beauty while we enjoy sitting on the deck overlooking the creek!
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Fall scene on Winter Star Creek seen from the upper deck, just above the Cabin.
Winter Star Retreat- New spa overlooking Winter Star Creek
One of two bedrooms with queen sized beds. Two twin beds in the other BR.
Front of the cabin.
Deck overlooking Winter Star Creek. Second view.
Cabin deck as seen from Winter Star Creek.
Upper deck. Great place to view the waterfalls!
Another view of the cabin seen from the Upper Deck on Winter Star Creek.
Owner and friends on the upper deck.
Winter Star Creek from the cabin deck before we installed the hot tub.
Living Room with Woodstove for cozy evenings!
The cabin is nestled on the side of Winter Star Moutain, shown above.
Deck overlooking Winter Star Creek.
Living room with kitchen area in background.
Cabin as seen from parking area.
One of the waterfalls as seen from the upper deck.
View from Isom Mine Trail. One of the hikes that starts from the cabin.
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016
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