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Log Home 15 miles from Tryon International Equestrian Center

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,288 sq. ft.
Property type cabin


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains located in a private gated community with paved roads. Our Log Home is located in the center of 10 acres of land. If you like to stay around the house while on vacation, you can curl up and read a book from our small library, play cards, or board games. Every room offers TV and remote-control ceiling fans. You can even light the fireplace by remote control. You can create your favorite meal or just throw something in the microwave. All floors are hardwood and tiled. The breakfast island is covered with stone and the fireplace is trimmed in cedar.

When you venture outside, you will have plenty of places to relax and enjoy the nature North Carolina has to offer. On the front porch, you can rock the day away all while keeping an eye on the weather station. Out back, you can sink into one of the deep, comfortable chairs or in one of the rocking chairs. We have a fire pit on the deck out back and plenty of room if you or anyone in the family would like to camp out (tent not included) for the night or just hit the hammock.


Keywords: Log Cabin, Log Home, Rustic Log Home, Gated Community, North Carolina Mountains

More Details

Mike & Carol Whalen
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Mike & Carol Whalen

I have always wanted to have a Log Home in North Carolina. When we had the opportunity to purchase the Log Home shell, we went for it. It all started with 4 walls, the windows and a roof. The rest was up to us, Carol was responsible for the interior decorations, and I took on the construction and landscaping. What we have accomplished is a home that can be shared with family and friends and create lasting memories. Until we are ready to retire, we have decided to share what we have with our rental guests. This picture was taken at Blowing Rock, NC.

Mike & Carol Whalen purchased this cabin in 2007

Why Mike & Carol Whalen chose Clearwater Creek

We had family vacations in North Carolina and even spent our honeymoon in North Carolina. We both love the state, and we also like to ride my motorcycle in the area. North Carolina has some of the best riding in the country. Rutherfordton is small and friendly, rural, but not isolated. The area offers all the necessities with top ranked medical services, shopping nearby, and true southern hospitality to meet some great new friends.

What makes this cabin unique

We both like to read and sometimes that's all we do when we are there. We like nature, peace and quiet. We are able to enjoy this with our family and friends. It is the perfect place for us to gather together and make lasting memories for our family. Until we are ready to retire, we have decided to share our little secret spot for others to make some family memories of their own.


Clearwater Creek Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1288 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , This is in the master suite also with a cedar walk in closet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Common use located between bedroom 2 and bedroom 3 serves
  • All granite tops and tile to the floors.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , This is the back room of our split plan
    Bedroom 3 - common use bathroom between the front and back bedrooms
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , This is the Master suite with full bath and walk in closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Split plan this is the front bedroom
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2) all rooms have satellite service and fully furnished.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Our property is located in a Private Gated community, on our property which is over 10 acres we have a fire pit on the deck out back with plenty of room in the back yard if you would like to camp out with the kids (tent not included), we also have a hammock. If you choose you can visit the community park where there is a large covered building with restrooms, picnic tables and grilles, it also has a Gazebo and a jungle jim for the kids to enjoy. There is a small stream running along the back of the Community area


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Log Home 15 miles from Tryon International Equestrian Center
average rating of 4.9819818 based on 111 reviews

Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely home, inside and outside. We had such a wonderful stay. The home is very clean and cozy with everything you need to enjoy your time. The kitchen was well appointed with plenty of dishes, silverware, cookware and bake ware and all the small appliances. We loved the split floor plan with the master bedroom and bathroom on one side and the other 2 bedrooms and full bath on the other side. The huge deck in the back is so peaceful to sit on and enjoy nature. The homeowners are very friendly and just a phone call away should you need anything or have any questions. We look forward to going back the next time we are in the area. Thank you Mike and Carol for sharing your beautiful log home with us.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent vacation getaway to spend quality time with your family.

  • 5 of 5

The property is gorgeous, well maintained , has everything you need, cozy and personal, "the gathering place" is the perfect name for it, we look forward to coming soon.Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The cabin was great! Beautiful, clean, everything you need. We will go back!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent property; well maintained.

  • 5 of 5

Very well kept. Great decks and floorplan. We were looking for a place to have a brother “reunion” and this was the perfect location. There are quite a few excursions to choose from this well situated location. Thank you again for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quite and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

The cabin was well decorated and very relaxing. We saw a few deer in the neighborhood as we were going in and out. There were books and magazines to read and good tv options. It would be a great place for a Family gathering but on this trip there was jut the two of us. The fireplace was not set up for the cool weather., but everything else was great.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything and more than the pictures show.

  • 5 of 5

The only negative about our stay in this cabin was that we didn’t plan to stay longer. The cabin and its amenities are every bit as welcoming and fully thought out as the pictures relay. You will not be disappointed in the quality of your stay. I wish I could say the same, I had several headaches with the web site itself. Mike was very kind and helpful with overcoming the hurdles and frustrations the web site caused me. Hint, if there is a PayPal option on your payment page do not use it!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Car: necessary

We always visit Lake Lure (Dirty Dancing) , Blowing rock is a great day trip the sights from the rock is fantastic and the small town is friendly with plenty options for shopping along with a variety of choices for eating.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable security fee $200
Cleaning Fee $60
Tax Rate 11.75%

Please refer to our web site for all terms and conditions of your rental. Refund policy is listed on our Rates page. OUR HOME IS SMOKE & PET FREE.
Feel free to call or email for any questions or information you need.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.