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'Highlander Cabin' at Hidden Lake (near Marion, NC)

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,092 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Cabin, 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

This magnificent cabin is located within the gated mountain log home community of Hidden Lake. We sit approx. 10 miles south of the town of Marion, NC below the I-40 interchange, and off of Hwy 226S.

You must see this home to appreciate all that it offers! Constructed of solid cedar logs, The Highlander, is as grand as its name. It has been fully appointed -top to bottom- with only the best and most comfortable furnishings! Upon entering the home, you walk into the ever spacious Great Room, and that it is! A wall of nothing but floor to ceiling windows greets you, looking out over the mountains beyond.

The Great Room features a comfortable sectional with lounger, set in front of the 50” flat screen TV with DirecTV and a DVD player. There is a nice cozy electric fireplace in the room, just great for those cooler evenings! Having an open floor plan, the Great Room opens into the Kitchen and Dining areas of the home. Tile floors, countertops, and backsplash, this kitchen has everything you need and more. Stocked with all the pots, pans, glassware, silverware, utensils, etc. you will need to make the meals of your desire. The hightop dining table and chairs has seating for 8. There is additional kitchen island/counter with bar stool seating for 4. And just off the dining area is the ever so quaint enclosed gazebo breakfast nook with table and more seating. Access to the open back deck is from the gazebo, where you can view wild turkey and deer on an almost regular occasion in the evenings at dusk. There is a dining table and seating for 6, along with a propane grill on the deck.

Also on this level you will find a smaller half bath just off the kitchen, that also houses the laundry area for the home. A spacious master suite is beyond, with a queen size bed and another large screen TV. The private full master bath with a tub/shower is located off of it.

Up on the 2nd level of this home is the beautiful open loft area. From here the mountain views are even better! One will find a poker/card table with chips and seating for 4. There is also a fun fooseball table and a hockey table to enjoy. There are 2 more bedrooms on this level – again both having queen beds. The bathroom has a walk-in shower.

Heading down to the lower level of the home, you’ll notice the extra wide stairway. This leads to the finished basement area of the home, and brings you into the recreation room first. This is “the” place to be if you enjoy a game or two of pool! Sticks provided, but feel free to bring your own. The room looks out to the mountains, but you may just be looking at the 3rd large screen TV which is here. There is a bar with bar stools - a perfect place to make that drink, and also a fridge to chill your beverages. An outdoor firepit is just beyond the french doors, but currently you will need to bring your own outdoors chairs. If you are wanting dry wood to burn, you can purchase a large tote for just $15 which will be waiting at the cabin upon arrival.

Two more bedrooms are also on this level, again each having a queen bed. The bathroom features a tub/shower. All bedrooms in the home have dressers, nightstands, floor & table lamps, and alarm clocks with built in cords to hook up your MP3 player. Mattresses are all queen size, and bedding is of higher quality. Hair dryers are available in each bathroom.

If you don’t find everything you need within the house, head out to one of our common areas within the community. We have our Lakeside Park and Pool Area – giving you the only lake access that is permitted. Here you can fish from our boardwalk or floating dock. Just remember it is catch and release. Or if you have any type of canoe or kayak, you are welcome to bring it along with you, since we do not have any to rent out. Larger, motorized boats are not permitted. Additional fishing, boating and swimming beaches are available at Lake James approx. 25 minutes from us.

We do not allow swimming in the lake, but do have a very nice seasonal inground pool that sits above it. There is a poolhouse containing showers and bathroom facilities. And you are welcome to enjoy the tables and chairs provided. Just keep in mind we have a lot of full time residents that also like to enjoy this area during the summer months. Pool passes will be issued upon check-in.

For those with smaller children, we also have a nice log-style playground with swings, sliding board, and rock wall. There are picnic tables and outdoor grills scattered about the area, if you are wanting to spend more time by the lake. Another smaller common area is our Streamside Park. It too features picnic tables and grills. Another amenity guests enjoy are our walking trails. Easy enough for everyone, the wooded trails take you behind some of the properties here, and along a small pond that is not part of the community, but still nice for viewing.

We provide a very informative binder with all sorts of information on the local areas including maps, brochures, menus, guide books, etc. This will certainly help you find your way around more easily. A starter supply of paper products, dish/laundry detergents, and trash bags is provided. You will need to supply any additional.

We regret that we are unable to accept pets of any type. This is a non-smoking residence. We also are unable to accept bachelor or bachelorette parties, or large youth groups. Please contact us today to reserve this wonderful home for your next vacation or getaway! You won't be disappointed!

IMPORTANT: We are unable to accept ANY last minute bookings. All stays must be approved by the Property Manager before the booking is confirmed.

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More Details

Property Manager
Theresa Carr
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

About Theresa Carr

Home is privately owned, but managed by Hidden Lake Property Management - which is an on-site management company.

Why Theresa Carr chose Hidden Lake

Wonderful community amenities, along with a great house with room for everyone!

What makes this cabin unique

Home is close enough to town for the modern conveniences, but far enough away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life!


Bruce's Fabulous Foods
"Home of over 100 cheesecake varieties, its a must-stop while in the area! Our local celebri..."
The Orchard at Altapass
"Easy to reach and just off the Blue Ridge Parkway! The orchard features family fun, hayride..."
Biltmore Estate
"Located an hour from our property, if you have the time, it's definitely worth the drive and..."
Countryside BBQ
"If you're looking to try some local BBQ this is the place you want to go! Only 15 minutes f..."
Linville Caverns
"Great place for kids and adults alike if you've never seen "inside" a mountain before. Be s..."
Linville Falls
"Great outdoor space with several easy to moderate hiking trails. Beautiful vistas and photo..."
Grandfather Mountain
"Wonderful scenery, hiking & nature trails, museum, small animal zoo, restaurant, shop and mo..."
Mount Mitchell State Park
"Scenic drive along Highway 80 and the Blue Ridge Parkway to reach this no-fee state wonder! ..."
Silver Fork Winery
"Local, nearby winery just minutes from Hidden Lake! Enjoy the views and newly built tasting..."
Nearest Airport
61 Miles
Asheville 1.0 hr, Charlotte 1.5 hrs, GSP 1.4 hrs
Nearest Barpub
14 Miles
Crabby Abby's
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
Marion Lake Club
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
I-40 at Exit 86
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Las Salsas - Mexican
Nearest Ski
57 Miles
Appalachian Ski Mtn in Blowing Rock
Nearest Beach
19 Miles
Paddy's Creek at Lake James State Park
Car: necessary

Some local attractions include, Lake James State Park, South Mountains State Park, Linville Caverns, Linville Falls, Gem Mining, Grandfather Mountain, Blowing Rock, Mt, Mitchell State Park, The Blue Ridge Parkway, Chimney Rock Park, Lake Lure, Black Mountain, and Biltmore Estate.


Hidden Lake Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3092 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , On main level - single vanity sink
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , On lower level - single vanity sink
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , On 2nd level - stand shower, single vanity sink
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , On main level off of kitchen - pedestal sink
  • Bath and hand towels, along with washcloths are provided.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
  • Each of the 5 bedrooms has a Queen Size bed, dresser and/or nightstand, table and/or floor lamp, plus a radio alarm clock with mp3 plug-in. Sheets, pillows, blankets & comforters provided.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
There is a large binder containing all types of brochures, maps, things to see & do, menus, guides, etc. to help you find your way around the area. Property Manager is on-site and lives within the community.


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(18 traveler reviews)

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'Highlander Cabin' at Hidden Lake (near Marion, NC)
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Exceeded my expectations, everything was great

  • 5 of 5

My sis 44th birthday party was a blast

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte, NC

Fantastic house for the family!

  • 5 of 5

So glad we chose this property for our extended family! While 10 of us stayed, there was plenty of room for all of us. The house was immaculate and well stocked, especially the kitchen. The kids enjoyed the game loft and we played many of the board games as a family which was nice. The pool area was great and we certainly used it. Met several of the residents who were very nice. We've stayed other places where that hasn't been the case. Teresa made us feel welcome the moment we arrived and gave us lots of good information on local sights. We're definitely keeping this place in mind for our next family gathering!!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte, NC

Family Trip Fun- The Highlander

  • 5 of 5

I was looking for a location to accommodate my husband and me, our 4 adult children and my parents for a graduation trip for our youngest child. We were beyond pleased with this home, both the size and location. The house is tucked away at the end of a road. Plenty of parking on a quiet and secluded road. My parents stayed in the master bedroom as to not have to navigate stairs, so this was perfect. Two bedrooms upstairs with a full bath, as well as a game loft. We were so busy that we didn't use the game area, but plan to during a future visit. The basement was awesome! Two more bedrooms, one that was big enough to add an air mattress or pack n play if you had small children. We used the pool table every day and the bar and mini fridge were very convenient and just looked nice. Large bathroom on this level.

The main level was open and spacious. Plenty of room to eat together as a family. Kitchen was pretty stocked. I should have brought a 13 x 9 pan for one of our dinners. Had two small baking dishes so we used them, but you may want to bring a few of your 'go to' kitchen items with.

Theresa, the property manager, was extremely kind and helpful, making us want to come back.

I would say the only 'complaint' I have is that there is not a jacuzzi tub or hot tub. Won't stop us from coming back. We look forward to visiting again!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Large Group Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The Highlander Cabin was a great getaway location for my family. Between my husband and me and our 5 adult children, the house served us well in size, location, and activities for us to do together or alone. Because of our size, it was important for us to have a house that allowed everyone his/her own space, but also afforded us an area that we all could come together to eat and/or play games, etc. It was also nice to be able to cook on the premises vs going out every night since we had a budget by which to abide. The surrounding area offered many day trips, too. We will definitely look forward to returning to the Highlander in the near future!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mountain Retreat

  • 5 of 5

I recently hosted a girls weekend at the Highlander and it was absolutely perfect for my group. The house was very clean, in great condition, and was plenty big enough for the 8 of us. It boasts a beautiful view of the mountains and is just a few miles from several wineries. We were able to secure a shuttle van and driver for the day and had a blast exploring the best wines Nebo has to offer! From our initial inquiry to our departure, we received excellent service from the property manager. We will definitely return to the Highlander for another fun-filled weekend.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Forest City, NC

Birthday Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

I've had my annual girls weekend / birthday party in this awesome cabin for the past 3 years and I'm already booked for 2016! Absolutely amazing indoors and out - the views are breathtaking!! I highly recommend this to all my friends and family - as long as no one books MY weekend! ;-)

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning/Trash Removal $125
Tax Rate 11.75%

*Security deposit returned 7-10 business days after departure & upon satisfactory inspection of the home.
*We have a strict NO PETS Policy.
*This is a Smoke-Free residence.
*We regret that we are unable to accept bachelor or bachelorette parties, or large youth groups.
*You will need to setup a check-in time with me in advance, no earlier than 11am.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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