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Log Cabin~Hot Tub-~Walk To Town~on Appalachian Trail~wi-fi~

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6) NEW! private wi-fi

The Chestnut Log Cabin is an absolute treasure hand crafted from the rare Chestnut logs of yesteryear. The interior is beautifully restored to its original 1922 Arts and Crafts style creating an inviting, soothing mountain get away. This two bedroom, fully equipped cabin includes a private outdoor hot tub, relaxing fire pit and large covered, rocking chair front porch. Just added, secured wi-fi! Original hardwood floors throughout the cabin and relaxing sunroom looking out on private back garden. It is located directly on the Appalachain Trail within walking distance to town and all of the Hot Springs attractions.

Choose the Chestnut Log Cabin for your utlimate romantic venue or family mountain getaway. Once you experience the magic of this property you will claim the Chestnut Log Cabin as your home away from home.

Keywords: log cabin, hot tub, romantic getaway, Asheville NC, complete kitchen, in town, Smoky Mountains, Appalachian Trail, French Broad River, free wi-fi

More Details

Owner
Melanie Prater
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 16, 2017

About Melanie Prater

We have always been mountain and outdoor lovers with family activities including hiking, camping and boating. We were drawn to Hot Springs for the peaceful surroundings and wonderful town.

Melanie Prater purchased this cabin in 1991

Why Melanie Prater chose Hot Springs

Our family purchased this property as a second home, magical getaway in beautiful Hot Springs, NC. We loved the area so much we now call Hot Springs home. We now offer this beautifully restored 1922 Arts & Crafts Chestnut Log cabin as a vacation rental for your special home away from home.

What makes this cabin unique

We fell in love with The Chestnut Log Cabin as it was an original 1922 Arts & Crafts home with a special feeling. Bonuses for us is the cabin is directly on the Appalachian Trail and walking distance to town with a wonderful rocking chair front porch. New! Secured wi-fi!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful stay a the Chestnut Log Cabin. It was very peaceful and convenient to town. It was a great escape from our busy lives for a couple of days and enjoy nature. Thank you!
Sep 2011
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Amenities

Hot Springs Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Original 1920's bathroom fixtures. Tub/shower combo.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed
    sunroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , single fold down futon bed in sunroom
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 double , fold down futon sleeper in living room
  • Bedroom one; queen bed Bedroom two; bunk beds Living room; double bed futon Sun room; single bed futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Private Outdoor hot tub, fire pit, situated directly on the Appalachian Trail, relaxing rocking chair front porch, a short 4 minute walk to town and all Hot Springs activities. This historic Chestnut Log Cabin offers all amenities!

Reviews

Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

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Log Cabin~Hot Tub-~Walk To Town~on Appalachian Trail~wi-fi~
average rating of 4.2222223 based on 37 reviews
3

Old log cabin close to AT but needs updates/refurb

  • 3 of 5

First, Melanie (owner) is great and seems really nice, though we only spoke on the phone. If you're considering this place, you should know that it's a pretty old log home that hasn't been updated in..well..maybe ever. All walls have paint or wall paper peeling, all plumbing fixtures are original (old, rusty), there's no central A/C (one single window unit for the entire home). The kitchen isn't super well appointed (two dull knives, a few pots, etc. Lacking some basic cooking utensils). The hot tub is small but nice, and the fire pit outside was a nice touch. It's very, very close to the AT, and the wifi was fast. Overall, I think it was a bit expensive for what we got, but given how small Hot Springs is, it's easy to inflate the value a bit.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for choosing Chestnut Log Cabin and appreciating the outdoor hot tub, right on Appalachian Trail, fast and secured wi-fi and wonderful outdoor firepit. My description of a 1922 log home indicates the age of the property and we have completed many updates without taking away the charm of an authentic Arts & Crafts bungalow. When we first acquired this property in 2002 we replaced all ceilings, wiring, refinished the original wood floors and replace plumbing and sewer lines. Last year the entire cabins windows were replaced ( I have saved them for a special green house at my home!)Most recently the bath tile in tub area repaired but we left the pink tile, most folks like it and have made favorable comments about the color. We feel we have a value for the property and all amenities offered and I accommodated you and your friends to shift dates with NO financial penalty, according to VRBO and my personal policy. I take all guests comment to heart and fact check to make sure things are not missing that we keep stocked in the kitchen. All accounted for; a full set of pots and pans with lids, (2) stock pots with lids, (1) large and (1) medium frying pan, extra large mixing bowl, large colander, measuring cups and spoons, muffin tin (12), (2) cookie sheets, broiler pan. The chefs knifes(2) had just recently been sharpened..... There are other properties that are brand new, we know everyone and help each other out, I will be glad to suggest a new rental for your next visit when you return to Hot Springs and our beautiful corner of the world.
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4

They don't build them like they use too!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed staying in this wonderfully built log cabin. I marveled at the craftsmanship evident in all the details. We couldn't help but wonder about the cabin's beginnings and history. It was a lovely experience. I didn't realize it was situated right on the main road, which made me a little nervous for my 4 year old child who loves to run and play. The towels in the bathroom were all very damp. We didn't contact the owner about it, because we trusted they were clean. We put them out to dry, but it was a little off-putting. I agree with previous reviews about the hot tub, awkwardness of bathroom, and towel quality. But overall, a very fine experience, with a responsive host. I recommend packing a pair of slippers with non-slip bottoms to keep your feet warm while inside, and bring a robe or an extra plush towel for going back and forth between the hot tub and the house. We enjoyed the fire pit, and our lil one loved roasting marshmallows each night. Also, my lil guy had the hardest time saying goodbye to the sweet stuffed bear from the bunk bed. He said, "I love you" to the bear and "we'll be back soon" countless times as we were leaving. And if you want a 4 year old's perspective on the place... He said, "Mommy, this cabin is perfect!"

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: ''Mommy, this cabin is perfect!" I will take your little guys rave review! So glad you appreciated the craftsmanship of this property. We are so grateful that in the 95 years the original woodwork was never painted nor carpet nailed to the wood floors. Thanks for your suggestion of the history of Chestnut Log Cabin. I will write up in more detail and have in the cabin information book. Chestnut Log was originally built in 1922 as a mountain retreat by a lady from upstate New York, later sold to a local family. The property remained as a primary home for this family until 2002 when we purchased it as our second home, later making Hot Springs our permanent home. Other interesting details in between... Of course the towels were clean, sorry for the dampness, I wish you would have contacted me and allowed me to correct this for you. We have, at guests request, added the fluffy large bath sheets, one per guests in different colors, in addition to the standard smaller towels that fit in the baskets in the authentic, yet smaller bathroom space. Slippers are a great suggestion as well as packing a beach towel(or use your color of choice big fluffy towel we provide). Return soon! Your little guy promised. See you soon!
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4

We thoroughly enjoyed it. The cabin is very "quaint"

  • 4 of 5

I can only rate it 4 stars, because of the bathroom. The house is very nice, clean, and the location is excellent. Melanie was a great host & help. The bathroom tile, faucet, etc. needs to be repaired/replaced. We certainly would return.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for loving and respecting our property. We NOW have earned your 5 stars!!! The bath tile as well as ceiling repair was slated earlier, delayed by the contractor, and now complete!!! I am emailing you photos. We strive to keep all updates and repairs that would be authentic to the age of this 95 year old log home. The location is perfect, close to everything yet has the private hot tub and most relaxing rocking chair front porch! We look forward to your return!
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4

Very nice place and conveniently located. Perfect for hiking the AT. Great host.

  • 4 of 5

The property was just what we wanted. 4 stars since the plaster was pealing in places and the bathroom faucet dripped. But we really enjoyed the property and would stay again. Very thoughtful host.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Right on the Appalachian Trail our 100 year old, updated Arts & Crafts log cabin is a very unique mountain getaway experience. The private outdoor hot tub is just what you needed after you hike in! Thanks for letting me know about the faucet, we are close by and can get maintenance over during your visit or offer a temporary solution. We have slated repairs to the original plaster between guests stays. Second bedroom is complete as well as the sunroom.
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New London
4

Great location in first town on the AT.

  • 4 of 5

This was our second year here. Melanie is great and even dropped off more linens and towels a few days into the stay. Some of the paint is peeling but the cabin is warm and spacious. It is 2 houses away from the AT trail head into Hot Springs. We got some cold weather but cooked marshmallows over the fire pit. Great porch and yard.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for returning to our treasure; Chestnut Log Cabin. What a perfect location for your team's Appalachian Trail research project! We are close by and available to bring additional supplies, answer questions and provide activity suggestions. As we complete repairs and updates we keep in time with the age of the 1922 cabin. Glad you appreciate the effort to provide an authentic Arts & Crafts retreat.
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Knoxville, TN
5

Lovely home!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Hot Springs. We loved the town and we loved this home. Melanie was a wonderful host, calling before we came to give us any info we needed. We would definitely book with her again.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Return to Hot Springs again, now that you found us! Thanks for your recommendation of our special Chestnut Log Cabin. Built in 1922, an authentic Arts & Crafts home, fitted out with furnishings keeping with its time with added amenities; outdoor hot tub, secured wi-fi and full kitchen. Perfect property for friends getaway, family fun or that romantic escape!
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Asheville NC
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Iron Horse Station, Spring Creek Tavern
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Asheville,Greenville TN, Maggie Valley
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Smoky Mt Diner, Iron Horse Station, Spring Creek
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Wolf Laurel, Maggie Valley
Car: not necessary

Step outside your cozy cabin and you are hiking the Appalachain Trail where the French Broad River meets the trail. Hot Springs was listed as 'Best small mountain town in the South' by Blue Ridge magazine. Many hiking trails, natural mineral baths, downhome restaurants, local music and arts, seasonal festivals and friendly folks.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $40
Tax Rate 6.75%

Open all year

*We allow 1 night rentals even on weekends ask for details
Rates are for 2 guests. Additional guests $10 per person/per night
Call 8AM-11PM EST (828) 380-0399

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.