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High Whisper - Luxury Log Cabin - Outside Fireplace & Hot Tub

Sapphire, NC, USA
  • Cabin3600 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

Cabin, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10 Max)

If you want relaxation, beauty, and an escape from the usual rat race you have found High Whisper. We are nestled in the woods with views of the mountains and nature all around. If you want to explore the many waterfalls, cozy up to a good book, golf., fly fish, kayak or just do nothing you have found the perfect place.

Every guest has remarked on our exceptional beds for comfort, with Biltmore Sheets and over sized down comforters. Our renters love the fact that we have three Master Bedrooms with private baths. The house is beautifully decorated and well appointed. Our large gourmet kitchen is fully stocked with everything that you need to feed those hungry fly fishermen, golfers, hikers and nature enthusiasts.

With three levels of living space (3600 sq. feet), you can always find a place to escape for a nap. You will love the new lower level with the 60 Inch flat screen TV, Blue-Ray DVD player to watch movies. Relax at the bar to watch the big game or play pool & air hockey.

The log stairway & loft log railings add beauty and charm especially at night when the lights shine through the stairs. Three master bedrooms with private baths make this house very special for 3 couples vacationing together.

Keywords: Log Home, Smoky Mountain Log home, cabin, Mountain House,


Linda & Al Carlsten

Member Since 2011
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 16, 2018
About Linda & Al Carlsten

Hello, we are Al & Linda Carlsten living in the Charleston, SC area for over 30 years. We are transplants from the beautiful but cold State of Wisconsin. We have the best of both worlds with the beaches of South Carolina and the Mountains of Western North Carolina.

Linda & Al Carlsten purchased this Cabin in 2008

Why Linda & Al Carlsten chose Sapphire

We have vacationed in the Cashiers, NC area for about 15 years until the cabin bug bit us. It is a beautiful place to escape the hot summers of Charleston. It also gave us a place to find a little cold weather and snow in the winter when we get a little homesick for Wisconsin. After renting in the area with 2 other couples someone always got the bad room. There is no drawing straws for a good bedroom because they are all exceptional in comfort and decor. Each room is unique.

What makes this Cabin unique

Our beautiful log cabin with a red tin roof is great for every season even when it rains. We are nestled in the woods at the end of the cul-de sac, the highest point in Whisper Lake with views of Hogback Mountain, Mountain Laurel and flowering Rhododendrons. Life couldn't be better stargazing, while in the hot tub. Watching a roaring fire in the outside fireplace, drinking a glass of wine makes it complete. Our 4 grand-children love to roast marshmallows and make samores just before going to bed. We love having our morning coffee on the deck watching the fog roll in over the mountains. The afternoons are a perfect time for a tea party on the loft porch with our three grand-daughters.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, Master Main Floor - private bath - claw foot tub & shower
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king, Third floor -Indian Bedroom, private bath, stone shower
      • Bedroom 4
        1 king, 1 bunk bed, Lower Level with adjoining children's bunk room.
      • Bedroom 3- Fish Bedroom
        1 queen, Third floor- private bath -shower/tub
      • Loft
        1 sleep sofa /futon, Trundle bed
      • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (1), (2) Twin or Single Beds (1) Loft Trundle bed, Baby Cribs (1) Pac & Play (1)


      • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, tub, shower, Claw Foot Tub
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, Connected to Indian Bedroom
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Connected to Fish Bedroom
      • Bathroom 4
        toilet, Powder room main floor with glass sink
      • 3.5

      Location Type

        • Mountain View
          View of Hogback Mountain. A mountain view from almost every room.


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Living Room
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Fireplace
                      Stone wood burning fireplaces in Great room.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      Biltmore sheets and down comforters for all beds
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Full size new dryer
                    • Parking
                      Full size gravel driveway for 3 cars. Must not block garbage container.
                    • Parking Off Street
                      Room for 3 cars in driveway. No off street parking
                    • Telephone
                      (5) 5 phones
                    • Towels Provided
                      Towels for all bathrooms including Hot Tub towels.
                    • Washing Machine
                      Full size new front load he washer for washing towels and sheets. Only he soap to be used.
                    • Wireless Internet
                      High Whisper to log on
                    • Wood Fireplace
                      (2) Stone fireplaces on outdoor porch by hot tub


                        • Kitchen
                          Fully stocked gourmet kitchen
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Service for 12
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Plenty of cooking utensils for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners.
                        • Microwave
                          Microwave over stove on main floor and one in bar area lower level
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                          (2) Main kitchen & lower level bar
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Our Dining table seats 8. The bench in the foyer can be used to seat 10.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 10 people


                                • Pool Table
                                • Air Hockey
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                  2 DVD Players one is a BlueRay
                                • Game Room
                                • Games
                                  Loads of games for the entire family
                                • Books
                                  Extensive collection of books
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  (2) Direct TV
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  (2) 40' and 60' Flat Screen HDTV
                                • Toys
                                  Toy Closet in Fish Bedroom
                                • Video Library
                                  (2) Many DVD's for Children and Family


                                    • Balcony
                                      (2) Main level balcony & upstairs loft
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      No outside access off full back deck. Great for the little ones!
                                    • Golf
                                      Sapphire National Golf
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Yellow and White Canoe at Lake
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Outdoor gas grill on inclosed deck
                                    • Porch / Veranda
                                      3 porches
                                    • Ski & Snowboard
                                      Sapphire Valley Amenity Center has a ski hill and snow tubing during the winter.

                                      Pool / Spa

                                        • Communal Pool
                                          Comunity Pool at Sapphire Amenity Center. Outside pool and inside pool.
                                        • Heated Pool
                                        • Hot Tub
                                          Hot tub on deck overlooking the mountains
                                        • Indoor Pool
                                        • Sauna
                                          Sauna, indoor heated pool at Sapphire Valley Amenity Center.


                                            • churches
                                            • playground
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • scenic drives
                                                • antiquing
                                                • boating
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • miniature golf
                                                • bird watching
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • sledding
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • cross country skiing
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • golf privileges optional
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hunting
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • rafting
                                                        • rock climbing
                                                        • ski lift privileges
                                                        • ski privileges optional
                                                        • skiing
                                                        • snowboarding
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • water tubing
                                                        • whitewater rafting


                                                            • Claw Foot tub in Master bedroom, Outside Fireplace, 3 Levels of living area, log stairway, games, Pac & Play, Rental property comes with membership to Sapphire Valley Club a few miles from Mountain House. Sapphire Valley offers 2 pools, 2 hot tubs, 2 sauna's, ski slope, and entertainment. www.sapphirervalleyresort.com $2.00per person per day 3 day min, children under 14 free.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              40 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Holiday Dream Vacation

                                                              Jacqueline G.Clayton

                                                              High Whisper is not only a luxury log cabin with personalized details but a perfect family retreat. We were fortunate enough to book a year in advance for the Christmas - New Year's vacation week to celebrate our 20th Wedding Anniversary with our kiddos (ages 8 yrs & 11 yrs old.) The cabin was beautifully decorated with holiday decor; inside and out. Even though this is a very large property it felt cozy and warm, especially with an indoor and outdoor fireplace. The owner's have the cabin fully stocked with linens, blankets, cooking and baking needs, cleaning supplies, downstairs entertainment area with heaters, etc.. You are minutes from restaurants, pubs, shopping, supermarkets and many outdoor activities. The Sapphire Resort amenities were perfect for our young family from skiiing, tubing, zip lining, indoor pool, arcade and other features (discounted fees for members). Take the time to explore the surrounding areas from ice skating at Highlands Downtown to the Biltmore in Asheville. We cannot wait to plan our next visit to High Whisper! One week was simply not enough time to enjoy everything the NC mountains have to offer.

                                                              Christmas 2017

                                                              DONALD R.

                                                              Very nice cabin, very clean and organized

                                                              Great Cabin! Well stocked and perfect for a family trip to the mountains.

                                                              Brian t.

                                                              We had an awesome time with our family in the mountains! The cabin is well taken care of by the owners and also stocked just like home. The cabin was decorated for Christmas and the atmosphere really added to our family gathering. The owners were easily available by email.

                                                              Plenty of room for a family of 10. We would definitely keep this cabin on the list of any future visits to the area.

                                                              Fantastic mountain home. All as advertised.

                                                              Greg S.

                                                              We loved this home. Truely like staying at a family members house; nothing felt like a rental property. It has a remarkable mountain feel. And owner was super responsive and helpful.

                                                              Excellent cozy and perfect

                                                              Karen W.

                                                              Come back every year because we love it!

                                                              Mtn Lvrs

                                                              Cheryl K.cumming,ga

                                                              Well appointed, quality furnishings. Generous amounts of staples, including paper goods and kitchen supplies. Very nice amenities. Only thing lacking is a bathroom on the basement level, but the cabin is so nice, it made up for that!


                                                              Sapphire, NC, USA

                                                              Gem Mining, Waterfall exploring, whitewater rafting, snow tubing and sking. We have numerous hiking books to explore the many waterfalls in the area. The two largest trout on record in the state of NC were caught in the Horsepasture River near by.

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