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Charming Sherwood Forest Cottage overlooking Trout Lake

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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

Welcome to Flying Squirrel Lodge, a cozy PET-FRIENDLY cottage nestled in the woods of Sherwood Forest Audubon Sanctuary. This single level (no steps!) 2 bedroom, 1 bath, previously pet –friendly home is located in the heart of all the area has to offer.

Rock your cares away on the front porch as you watch the light glistening on the surface of Trout Lake below and listen to the sound of the many birds that inhabit the trees around you. Walk down the hill to enjoy a dip in the clear, clean water or drop a line off the dock or the dam to try your hand at fishing. Within minutes, walk or drive to the quaint Robin Hood barn to attend picnics or to the Robin Hood Center to participate in floor exercises, listen to lectures by some of the many knowledgeable people who live in the Forest, or check out a book or video from the library. Make the short drive across the forest to the heated junior Olympic swimming pool where you can swim laps, participate in water aerobics, or just enjoy a leisurely dip in the sparkling water in season or play tennis or shuffleboard on the courts year round. An 18 hole, par 3 golf course fronts the Forest and is available to all for a modest fee. Hike the many miles of trails alone or with one of the docents who offer their knowledge and time to the people who live in or visit the Forest. An 8 mile drive brings you to the charming town of Brevard where you can wander the streets and visit the unique shops and galleries found there. Within minutes of downtown is the Pisgah National Forest with all the wonders it has to offer including waterfalls, nature centers, hiking trails, trout streams, and Sliding Rock where you can brave the icy waters for the slide of your life. Within a 30 mile range are 250 named waterfalls, 6 state and national forests, the famous Brevard Music Camp, the Biltmore Estate, and the charming towns of Hendersonville and Flat Rock, with the Flat Rock Playhouse and Carl Sandburg’s home.

While at home, enjoy the chestnut paneled great room by curling up on the double recliner sofa in front of a crackling fire in the corner stone fireplace. A galley kitchen opens over a counter so if you choose to cook, you can enjoy your family and friends at the same time. The bathroom contains a full size washer and dryer for your convenience. The first bedroom has a king bed and the second has twin beds for an alternative sleeping option. Find peace and tranquility in this little slice of heaven with a visit to Flying Squirrel Lodge.

Keywords: One story cottage with no steps.

More Details

Sally Mateja
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 1, 2017

About Sally Mateja

My husband and I live and work in Alexandria, VA. We love to spend time in the city and then relax in the country at our haven in the Blue Ridge mountains of western North Carolina.

Sally Mateja purchased this cottage in 1985

Why Sally Mateja chose Smoky Mountains

I have been coming to the Sherwood Forest since 1965. It started with family vacations every year in rental homes until finally in 1985, my parents purchased Flying Squirrel Lodge. It was designed to be easily accessible which allowed Mom and Dad to enjoy it for many years before turning it over to me in 2011.

Sherwood Forest is home to so many knowledgeable people who work together to create and maintain a community where people live and protect the natural environment. There is so much to see and do yet it is a place of peace and tranquility. It is truly a slice of heaven on earth.

What makes this cottage unique

Flying Squirrel sits overlooking Trout Lake, one of 5 lakes in the Colony. A trail begins just behind the house and can be followed up or down the mountain, across streams, around lakes and through the forest to connect with 21 miles of marked paths.


Brevard Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • 4 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Charming Sherwood Forest Cottage overlooking Trout Lake
average rating of 4.8301888 based on 53 reviews
Columbia, South Carolina

Always a wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place, peaceful setting! Sally is great to work with from start to finish. Can't wait to book a return trip!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad to have people come who love the cottage and the Forest as much as I do. I look forward to welcoming you again. Sally
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A wonderful get a way in the mts!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Flying Squirrel Lodge. Everything was very clean, and well stocked.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for coming. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and I hope you will come again. Sally
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Charming home in the land of waterfalls

  • 5 of 5

We were seeking refuge from hurricane Irma and found this hidden gem. We couldn't have been happier! Sally was very cordial and had a lightening fast response to any question I had. We loved waking up to the sounds of rushing water and hiking the local trails. The location was perfect and town is just a few minutes away. Couldn't have had a better experience for the first time using home away. Would love to come back again!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad I was able to help. I look forward to having you come again. Sally
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Jupiter, Florida

Summer in Sherwood Forest is the best!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I (with our dog Kimba) enjoyed a fabulous month at the Flying Squirrel cabin. The neighbors were so friendly and invited us to participate in community activities. The trails are lovely with a range of difficulty levels and the golf course was great fun. Brevard is a quaint small town but with everything you need and you are within a short drive of several other nice small towns. My husband played pickleball at Connestee Fallls and we hiked in DuPont also. The cabin had everything we needed and was a short walk to Trout Lake and had entry to Boulet Trace right behind the cabin (Miss Kimba's favorite walk!). Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and looking forward to returning next summer.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your time in the Forest and I look forward to having you back again in the future. Sally
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The Flying Squirrel Cottage is a wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Flying Squirrel twice now and have enjoyed both times. The cottage is inviting with very comfortable amenities. The weather was so pleasant and the scenery so beautiful that we ate every meal out on the porch overlooking the lake. Our grandchildren joined us for one night and thoroughly enjoyed swimming there.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you got to enjoy Flying Squirrel at its finest. Thank you for coming! Sally
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Savannah, Ga

Best Place to Stay in Sherwood Forest

  • 5 of 5

This is not our first time staying in the Flying Squirrel! Very clean, very comfortable, and a covered porch to die for! Great floor plan and a fully functional kitchen! Sally is wonderful to work with! Its a great place to stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.75%

Property damage protection is required from all first time renters. Repeat customers with no history of damage issues will not be required to purchase this protection. Cancellations made up to 6 months in advance will receive a full refund less 10% to cover processing fees.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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