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Dogs Stay Free!!!* Absolutely no hidden fees!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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

We understand that your pets are part of the family too. We don't charge extra for you to bring them but we do require copies of your dog's most recent vaccinations as well as a recent receipt for flea medication. (Frontline, Advantage, etc.) This is for your safety as well as the safety of our other guests. We have TONS of room for your dog to safely run and we even provide the tennis balls and water dishes!

*Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate cats due to allergies.*

The Butterfly Ranch is a light filled cabin nestled on a quiet lot just twelve minutes from downtown Highlands in Scaly Mountain which is the Atlanta side of Highlands. Located at 3800ft. Highlands is a temperate rain forest and our temperatures are generally mild which makes it a popular retreat from the Atlanta heat. There is ample of room to play outdoor games or just sit and watch the wildlife. We get LOTS of deer on our property and there is great bird watching as well.

There are two 'pick your own' berry farms within walking distance and an honor system fruit and vegetable stand for fresh local produce.

We have provided bocce balls, a croquet set and some cards and other games.

Our goal at The Butterfly Ranch is to provide a spa-like experience in the woods. We have tried to think of everything.

Keywords: Cabin, House, Home, Rental, Vacation, Vacation home, Bungalow, Retreat

More Details

Danielle Warth
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2018

Why Danielle Warth chose Scaly Mountain

The perfect place to get away from it all. We have a ton of wildlife that visits regularly. Keep your eyes peeled for the many deer that come to eat from the fruit trees and enjoy as the many birds serenade you in the morning. The cool mountain breezes make this the perfect place to escape the summer heat.

What makes this cabin unique

We are very close to downtown Highlands as well as local vineyards and a world class zipline while still offering the serenity of a very quiet and safe neighborhood with nature all around!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you! We had a nice time. The area is beautiful. You had everything we could have needed at the house. The house was so cozy and very well decorated. We will definitely be back.
Nov 2011
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Scaly Mountain Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Spare Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Bocce ball, croquet provided


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average rating of 4.95 based on 42 reviews

Another great weekend at the Butterfly Ranch!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely love staying at the Butterfly Ranch and just had another fun weekend there! It's always in immaculate condition --- very clean and nice! Just a very pleasant getaway!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winter Wonderland

  • 5 of 5

Great place to base our winter holiday. Cozy and warm retreat after hiking the NC mountains. Beautiful frozen waterfalls nearby. Our 4th stay at Butterfly Ranch, can't wait for number 5!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We loved the Butterfly Ranch and can’t wait to return!

  • 5 of 5

The property was perfect. The house was awesome! It had everything we needed. My wife loved the decor and it was really cozy. It had beautiful views and it was a great location. My dogs were in heaven!! Hey could run around on the huge open property and play all day. They were very comfortable inside, but they would be right back at the door to go out. It was the perfect place for the whole family. I wish we had longer to stay, but we will next time!! Also, thank you for the dog bed and toys!!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super Cozy & Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures just can't do this cabin justice. It was such a pleasant surprise to find this little home away from home. We absolutely loved our stay at the Butterfly Ranch. We chose this cabin because it was dog friendly and close to the Highlands. It exceeded our expectations. Our dog (and kids) especially loved to run free in the huge front yard! Loved having my morning coffee on the front porch breathing in fresh mountain air. This cabin has everything you need...even things you didn't realize you needed. We would definitely return! Thanks for your awesome hospitality!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A welcome respite

  • 5 of 5

All you need for a relaxing getaway in a beautiful mountain retreat. Enjoy nature, quiet, and calm.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

This house and location were excellent - not cluttered and very comfortable. Our dogs gave it 5 stars!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Nearest Airport
131 Miles
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
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Nearest Golf
1 Miles
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Nearest Train
34 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
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Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $0

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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