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2br/1ba Mountaintop Cottage with Superlative Views: Woods, Waterfalls, Trails

Bedrooms 2
Space 500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 BD, 1 BA, Sleeps 5, Mountain views, 480 sf living/40 feet of front porch

There is no better place to count your blessings. Lay in the hammock or swing on the porch while you experience this magnificent mountain view. Play in the woods or hike down to the waterfalls! The many trails on the property are accessible from your private covered porch. Enjoy moonrise from the hot tub after spending your day shopping in Hendersonville, horsing around at FENCE, or visiting the Biltmore House in Asheville.

We are nestled into 70 acres of mixed hardwood forest amid creeks, waterfalls and trails. Easily accessed from North Carolina's I-26 or from historic US 176, this cabin by Cottages of Dark Corner is minutes from excellent biking, fishing, hiking, scenic drives, kayaking, live entertainment, and fine dining. The Pout House is stocked with basic household supplies for your comfort and convenience.

More Details

Amy Johnson
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Amy Johnson

Amy & Carl live just down the road from the Pout House with their dogs, Cinderella and Bee, and a cat, Nyenne ("Kitty" for short). Cinderella is disabled and usually walks on three legs, but is a happy, elderly girl. Carl and I usually spend our days at the knit shop up the hill, Kniticality, and are there to answer your questions or help you find your way around the area.

Amy Johnson purchased this cottage in 1942

Why Amy Johnson chose Saluda

The acreage where the Pout House resides has been in Carl's family since 1942. Carl began visiting here when he was 2 years old, coming up summers with his grandparents, parents and siblings. Carl and Amy purchased several family shares to combine into this property for everyone to love. Our wish is that it brings joy and healing to those who visit as it has to us for generations.

What makes this cottage unique

There is a peace here that goes right in to your heart. Carl loves the magnificent views and the breezes. Amy likes that the property is so easy to access from major roads, but still retains the quiet unspoiled feel of deep woods. Both of us just enjoy watching the trees, wading the streams, seeing the wildlife, and wandering the trails with Cinderella and Bee as companions and as guides.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Couldn't ask for a better mountain retreat. Stayed 2 days, brought our own groceries, never left the property. Can't wait to come back.
Mar 2017
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Saluda Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 10:30 AM / Check-out: 4:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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2br/1ba Mountaintop Cottage with Superlative Views: Woods, Waterfalls, Trails
average rating of 4.5384617 based on 40 reviews

Private cottage with nearby waterfall

  • 4 of 5

This was a simple cottage with no neighbors in sight, a mountain view, and a beautiful waterfall within walking distance. It was only a 15 minute walk. I slipped and fell down on the wet rock, but was not hurt. It was even caught on video. The owner was helpful and made herself available if we had any concerns about our stay. We had fun sitting in the hot tub at night. The sky was lit up around the mountain. Stay here if you want an affordable and secluded getaway.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review, I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed our cottage and look forward to seeing you again sometime soon. Amy
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Beautiful View and Very Quiet

  • 4 of 5

We arrived early and Amy was more than welcome to allow us to enter the property early. It was very easy to find and arriving early allowed us to get settled and head to downtown Saluda. Downtown Saluda has North Carolina's oldest grocery store and we loved shopping here. Food was fantastic and fresh, and the customer service was top notch.

The cabin had a little smell when we first walked in but we think it was just because there was no air circulating, once we turned the heat on it went away quickly.

We had everything we needed to be comfortable while we were here and the hot tub was fantastic on the cold days and nights.

I don't know why people said they had trouble with the drive, yes it was gravel but it was very easy to get up in our car. Just drive slow.

We also arranged for massages while there and Tamera at Appalachian Spa Ventures was so kind and arrived right on time. This was not part of the home but none the less was amazing.

If you are looking for a quiet little getaway then look no further. Easy to find and yet easy to get lost in relaxation.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The view was beautiful

  • 3 of 5

Enjoyed my stay

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Beautiful views!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is a great place to get away from it all! The home was clean with a well stocked kitchen and bathroom. The best thing about this property is the magnificent views from the porch! We spent a great deal of time outside and exploring the property during our stay. The waterfall is a 20 minute walk and unique to the property. A bonus surprise were the owner's dogs who were super friendly!

Owner's responsive to questions/texts.

Downtown Saluda is less than 10 minute drive and has great places to eat (Saluda Grade Cafe, Purple Onion) and several local shops to peruse. We hoped to hike to Pearson Falls but it was a bit too cold for us this trip.

Would stay again.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved It - Beyond our Expectations

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed for 2 nights. The cabin was in a great location, private, it was supplied with everything you may need, and it was extremely clean. We had such a wonderful time, we will definitely go back. The owner Amy is extremely nice and helpful.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cabin

  • 4 of 5

Great little cabin! Spent most of our time on the patio amid the beautiful view, the porch swing and the hot tub. Cabin is small and not fancy, but comfortable and has everything you would need.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review! I'm pleased you enjoyed this cottage and hope to see you again in the future.
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Asheville, North Carolina
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
The Purple Onion, Saluda NC
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Kenmure Golf Club
Nearest Train
100 Miles
Charlotte, North Carolina
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Exit 59 Interstate 26 North Carolina
Nearest Restaurant
2.8 Miles
The Wildflour Bakery
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $65 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $125
Tax Rate 9.75%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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