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Big Bear Pen Wooded Retreat - Walk to Town - Wifi

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Last updated: 05/16/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

'Walden Woods' is a totally renovated 'Old Highlands House' and is located in Big Bear Pen, one of the oldest established neighborhoods in the town of Highlands. Cable and Wifi.

The new private master suite features a native stone fireplace and private bath. It opens onto a covered porch with a metal roof that lets the falling rain take your nap to another level. Cool summer evenings call for a fire in the open firebox of the woodstove in the great room. Morning coffee on the vaulted front porch brings visits from hummingbirds, juncos and chickadees. Upper lake is a stones throw away or drive to one of many area lakes for fishing, swimming or picnicking. Many waterfalls and day hikes just minutes away.

Room descriptions:
Great room with TV/entertainment center opens to kitchen and dining room. Well appointed kitchen features gas range, microwave and dishwasher. Washer and dryer are out of sight in the pantry. Covered back porch has outdoor eating area and charcoal grill. Vaulted front porch is surrounded by lush landscaping. Master bedroom with queen is on opposite side of the house from the other 2 bedrooms. Second bedroom has queen and shares a full bath with third bedroom with full sized bed. High quality linens and Serta hotel grade bedding in all bedrooms. Full size sleeper sofa in great room.

Keywords: Mountain House, Cabin, Cottage, Retreat
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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/16/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR


  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


from 5 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$1,200 $3,700
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning fee $125
  • Pet Fee $60


Apr-Dec $285/night on 2 nights, $225/night on 3 nights $1200/week .. $3900/month

Jan-Mar $225/night on 2 nights, $200/night on 3 nights $900/week .. $2700/month

4 night minimum for July 4th, Thanksgiving & Christmas *3 night minimum New Years

Deposit Half down upon reservation- balance one week before check-in

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 05/16/2017
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: My wife and i have 3 children who have all grown up enjoying the cool summers on the highlands/cashiers plateau. My wife enjoys horseback riding and hiking in the Smokys. I am a residential builder and designer and also enjoy hiking and boating. When not in Highlands we are at home in Knoxville Tn.

Why the Owner Chose Highlands, NC, USA:
Our family fell in love with the Highlands/Cahsiers plateau when we started bringing our daughters to Camp Merrie Woode about 20 years ago. We rented numerous houses and stayed in various inns and resorts until we took the plunge and bought the house you see here. It was in need of much love and as a builder/designer I spent the winter/spring of 2003 in highlands rebuilding this house. We have taken on another building project and have decided to rent this house to friends and folks like you. We are in Highlands for most of the season and would be happy to show you around the area or recommend a great hike, a refreshing swimming hole or one of the many great restaurants in the area.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We have spent countless days and weeks at Walden Woods and being able to walk to town or take one of the many day hikes or waterfall walks is a real pleasure.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/16/2017

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  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Second Bedroom with Queen

    Second Bedroom with Queen

  • Whiteside Mountain is the best day hike in the area. Spectacular views.

    Whiteside Mountain is the best day hike in the area. Spectacular views.

  • Walk behind Dry Falls

    Walk behind Dry Falls

  • Master Bedroom Fireplace

    Master Bedroom Fireplace

  • Third Bedroom

    Third Bedroom

  • Sunset Rock

    Sunset Rock

  • Yellow Mountain fire tower

    Yellow Mountain fire tower

VRBO #313163

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Friday, May 19, 2017

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