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Chic Authentic 1940's Mountain Cabin, with Streams, Falls and View of Whiteside

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The stream runs below the kitchen window by the breakfast table.

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Last updated: 08/23/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Roy Bunn came to the Carolinas from Iowa in the 1940’s, bought a mountaintop and built this cozy winterized home to live in while he developed sites for the rest of the neighborhood. He selected the best lot, with a view of Whiteside Mountain, and nestled his home right next to a stream that cascades over a small falls, runs along the side of the house down to a waterfall below. He built a bridge across the stream and through a tunnel of mountain laurel Mr. Bunn could walk to a quiet meadow under an enormous hemlock tree, five acres in all.

When my family constructed the house a short hike past Mr. Bunn’s grapevine, the families grew to know each other and his house became affectionately known as The Bunn House. Mr. Bunn has passed on, as well as my grandparents. Now it’s our house, with all its mementos and curious eccentricities, like the copper envelope holder by the entrance, swinging Dutch door into the office and Mr. Bunn’s safari hat hanging on a piece of old laurel root outside that sometimes houses a bluebird nest. Three families were raised here and now we are ready to share it with you.

Designed by Mr. Bunn, and built by a well-known builder out of Highlands, the house is paneled predominantly with smooth cedar plank boards. The living room boasts exposed beveled beams, with wood covered bolts, a cherry floor and wormy chestnut paneled walls, a rarity after the blight of the chestnut trees. My mother added the chic, replacing all the drapes and reupholstering the wagon wheel rocker, chair and sofa five years ago with an updated elegance, as well as updating all the appliances. Interior solid doors allow you to close off the living room and light a fire on cool summer nights making a very cozy atmosphere. In the morning you can heat up the kitchen with another fire there, or turn on the furnace for an hour or two until the day warms up, often to a perfect 72 in the summer. In a heat wave, fans are all that are needed to keep cool after opening the windows for cross ventilation.

Twilight is my favorite time on the deck, stretched out on cushy cypress wood chairs listening to the birds while light closes down on Whiteside Mountain. During the day, hummingbirds buzz the flowers and the trees move in the breeze. You might see a black bear pass through the yard if you are quiet enough. When it rains, Adirondack chairs on the front porch sit safely under shelter and allow you to read or just enjoy the sounds of the Appalachian rain forest. Wild flowers grow along the stream and the granite gravel drive, while laurel drop blooms on the trail and rhododendron grow like trees. It’s a magical fairyland, two miles from Cashiers, a growing town of good eats, folk art, antiques and an exclusive Italian dress shop. Highlands, only ten miles in the other direction is a relative metropolis with furniture shops, an antique auction house, summer stock theater, the Center for Cultural Enlightenment and the impressive Bascam Center for Visual Arts. But hiking is what a lot of people come to the mountains for, and we have a library of books to suit your interests in wandering, collecting and watching.

From humble beginnings, we try to maintain our humility and not overprice the simple life. You will have everything you need and none of the worries you left behind. Cable TV and WIFI, comfortable beds and amenable temperatures offer an atmosphere unparalleled.

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Property Type

  • Cabin

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Twenty-five probably...moreless

  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is allowed outside on the deck and on the front porch when the windows to the house are closed....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    Bathroom is in the hallway, beautiful view of Whiteside!...moreless

  • Guest Bedroom: 1 double, 2 twin/ single

    Private full bathroom, large closet, antique bed...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1) The master bedroom has a queen bed and a view of Whiteside Mountain, Twin or Single Beds (2) The guest room has a double bed between two twin beds, creating a family style arrangement. A full bathroom is off this room....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Guest Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Electric heater in wall for chilly mornings...moreless

  • Hall Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Electric heater in wall for chilly mornings....moreless

  • The hall bathroom is shared by the master bedroom and the guest bathroom is off the guest room giving it a private entrance....moreless

Other Amenities

  • A note on bears: Bears live in the mountains and are a protected species. In Stillmont as elsewhere, there have been some bear sightings and a few break-ins due to lack of diligence in keeping accessible windows closed and locked while cooking, at night and when leaving the house. They are skittish and do not want to see humans anymore than we want to interact with them. What to do? Close and lock (they can open windows that are not locked) all the windows on the driveway side of the house and on the deck (they can climb onto the deck) when you are cooking, sleeping and gone. Bring the grill inside the dining room after its cooled at night before bed and close the door to the kitchen and bedrooms. Keep garage door closed and food out of cars. That usually takes care of it! ...moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Whiteside Mountain is front and center, with a different vantage point from every room in the house. Peregrine falcons have been seen flying in the airspace above the valley....moreless

  • Water View:

    A mountain stream bubbles down several waterfalls, over rocks, through glittering sand and pools along the side of the house, past the view from the breakfast table and then steeply onwards to a higher falls below....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dine surrounded by the warmth of cedar plank paneling on this drop leaf table that seats four to eight people....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    A large capacity dryer is in the basement....moreless

  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage:

    A small dirt floor two car garage is there, but we just park in front....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    The cabin is oil heated and zoned in two areas. It is very efficient and heats the rooms quickly. We turn the kitchen heat off at night and down in the bedrooms, snuggled under blankets if cold....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    A sofa and two stuffed chairs, a rocker and a captain chair all are in front of the TV. Behind the sofa is a game table and four more captain chairs....moreless

  • Parking:

    Unlimited parking down the long driveway, as well as in front of the garage....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    The gravel driveway is long enough and wide enough to park several vehicles along the side without parking on the grass. It is a private drive....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Because of poor cell service, the land line becomes your main contact with the outside world, should you wish any....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    A large front loading washer is in the basement....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    You can get wireless throughout the house....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    (2) Firewood is stacked inside the bin beside both fireplaces, along with paper, lighter wood and a propane lighter...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    There is a coffeemaker and a electric teapot....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    The cabinet is full of every possible cooking utensil you can imagine, including a crockpot....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    There are more than enough dishes and utensils to feed a family at a Thanksgiving feast....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer:

    Above refrigerator...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen features a view of the mountain over the sink, and the stream rolls right along the window by the kitchen table, offering sound and sight to die for. The drop leaf table seats from two to six. This is one of the nicest spots in the house!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    I try to keep spices in the cabinet and occasionally condiments in the refrigerator so you don't have to haul them up on short visits....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full sized refrigerator...moreless

  • Stove:

    Glass top stove over electric oven heats evenly and is relatively new....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    A two level deck wraps around the side and front of the cabin, seating 6-8 outside...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Five acres of woodland surround the cabin, dahlias stand in the garden in the summer and a creek provides water of an array of seasonal flowers. Tomatoes grow in front of the kitchen porch....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    On the deck is a brand new gas grill, with very close access to the kitchen. ...moreless

  • Porch / Veranda:

    There are two porches, the front entry with two adirondack chairs and the kitchen entry with a natural wood bench....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$175
$4,250
October
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$200
$4,250
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 23 - Nov 26, 2016
4 night min stay

$850
flat fee
Summer
Jun 19 - Aug 20, 2017
3 night min stay
$200
$4,250
October
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$200
$4,250
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 22 - Nov 25, 2017
4 night min stay

$850
flat fee
Summer
Jun 18 - Aug 19, 2018
3 night min stay
$200
$4,250
October
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2018
3 night min stay
$200
$4,250
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 21 - Nov 24, 2018
4 night min stay

$850
flat fee
Summer
Jun 17 - Aug 18, 2019
3 night min stay
$200
$4,250
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 27 - Nov 30, 2019
4 night min stay

$850
flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$175
$4,250
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 10.75%

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Location

Hiking Whiteside Mountain is one of the most popular activities to see the entire valley. Scramble over the rocks to views all the way around the precipice, but feel safe with the carefully maintained fencing and trail. Also, Panthertown Valley Trail Map shows miles of trails and a multitude of waterfalls to explore. Both places are minutes from the cabin. Whitewater rapids are navigated along the Chatooga either guided at higher levels or in personal inner tubes at lower levels.

 

Owner info

About the owner: I grew up in Jacksonville, Florida where, in the hot summers, many of the retired residents flocked to the cool climates of the Carolina mountains. My grandparents bought their house from Mr Bunn back in 1960's and every summer the grandchildren had their week up there exploring the creek, catching salamanders and crawdads.

Why the Owner Chose Cashiers, NC, USA:
When my father sold the house his parents lived in and moved in to Mr Bunn's house, everyone asked why? But I understood my father's preference for the cozy living room, beautiful stream outside the window and the efficiency of having a winterized home. He asked me which house I preferred, and I agreed with him. Mr Bunn had added so much personality to the place!

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Its hard to describe the character of The Bunn House without seeing it. Every room has special nooks, hidden cabinets, beautifully worked wood warmed by age and use. I recently found a cabinet I'm not sure even my parents knew about! It had products from the forties, untouched and intact. The views, the breeze through the house, the sound of the stream and the warmth of the natural wood nestles around you to create a home away from home.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • The stream runs below the kitchen window by the breakfast table.

    The stream runs below the kitchen window by the breakfast table.

  • Whiteside Mountain peers into the living room window

    Whiteside Mountain peers into the living room window

  • A card table in the living room is a great place for  games or puzzles.

    A card table in the living room is a great place for games or puzzles.

  • Comfy original furniture updated with charming fabric.

    Comfy original furniture updated with charming fabric.

  • Books are everywhere for you to read, and the office is a comfortable work area.

    Books are everywhere for you to read, and the office is a comfortable work area.

  • On a cold morning, this fireplace warms you up for breakfast. The view is great

    On a cold morning, this fireplace warms you up for breakfast. The view is great

  • The guest room allows for all combinations of sleeping arrangements.

    The guest room allows for all combinations of sleeping arrangements.

  • Desk cubby in the guest room.

    Desk cubby in the guest room.

  • The meadow, a wonderful place for contemplation or a round of soccer.

    The meadow, a wonderful place for contemplation or a round of soccer.

  • The water slows in fall, as you see, making its path to the falls below.

    The water slows in fall, as you see, making its path to the falls below.

  • It's really hard to show the house in one picture because of hedges.

    It's really hard to show the house in one picture because of hedges.

  • This is the kitchen end of the house.

    This is the kitchen end of the house.

  • A back porch invites you to relax and enjoy the beautiful view.

    A back porch invites you to relax and enjoy the beautiful view.

  • The deck wraps around to the dining room sliding glass doors.

    The deck wraps around to the dining room sliding glass doors.

  • The living room has warm cherry floors, and a beamed ceiling as you can see.

    The living room has warm cherry floors, and a beamed ceiling as you can see.

  • Wood can be loaded into the corner wood bin from the outside and accessed inside

    Wood can be loaded into the corner wood bin from the outside and accessed inside

  • Here you look through the dining room into the kitchen on the left, table right.

    Here you look through the dining room into the kitchen on the left, table right.

  • The master bedroom, with its cedar walls and closet, has a view of Whiteside Mt.

    The master bedroom, with its cedar walls and closet, has a view of Whiteside Mt.

  • The guest room has a desk cubby and attacheded full bath with in wall heater.

    The guest room has a desk cubby and attacheded full bath with in wall heater.

  • This bridge leads through the rhododendron and mountain laurel to the meadow.

    This bridge leads through the rhododendron and mountain laurel to the meadow.

  • There is a dam above this falls making this the second of three waterfalls.

    There is a dam above this falls making this the second of three waterfalls.

  • The front entrance has a path to the kitchen door

    The front entrance has a path to the kitchen door

  • Every summer Dahlias are put in and by fall they are in full bloom.

    Every summer Dahlias are put in and by fall they are in full bloom.

  • Stillmont is on of the original developments in Cashiers.

    Stillmont is on of the original developments in Cashiers.

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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