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Custom Log Home on River - Beautifully Decorated

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

3br/3ba Mountain View Directly on River for Fishing, Hiking and Relaxing

If you want to stay at a beautiful house that replaces the constant sound of your television, cell phone and wasteful time on the internet with the soothing sound of a river, chirping birds and wind rustling through the trees than this is the place for you. Get away from the daily grind and immerse yourself in nature. This is an unplugged vacation: no internet, no cable television but there are 200 DVDs, and limited cell phone coverage. There is an Internet cafe 15 min away in Cashiers.

The 'The River House' property is located on the Western North Carolina fly fishing trail (west fork Tuckasegee River) and sits on 12.5 acres. The property is about 10 minutes from Lake Glenville and 15 minutes from downtown Cashiers. Also close to Sylva, Highlands, Waynesville, Franklin and Asheville. This is an outstanding property offering fly-fishermen, naturalist, hiker and adventurist the ultimate experience.

This Moss Creek designed log home, 2BR/2BA home, is now complete and looks amazing. No expense was spared in creating a luxurious log cabin with marble counter tops, stainless steel appliances, antique wood floors, claw-footed bath tubs for each bathroom, 3 fireplaces and many carpentry details that can only be explained by visiting the property. This property is exceptional in every way. Some of the materials used in the construction include: antique logs, bricks, dry stacked stone, reclaimed wood & barn wood timbers.

The property also includes a 1BR/1BA guest house that overlooks the pond and the length of the river. Both houses show great attention to detail. This property is breathtaking and offers a completely relaxing experience. You can sit on the back porch and watch the river rush by, fish from the banks or wade into the river that is only a few steps away. There are also many miles of hiking trails directly adjacent to the property that follow the river or uphill toward the top of the mountain. The interior of this home was designed by CJ Brownhouse and has everything you need except the food.

The river house is located directly on the fly fishing trail along the Tuckasegee River. The fly fishing trail begins in Western North Carolina and provides a suitable habitat for trout.

Other amenities include a large pavilion with Jenn-air grill and open air fireplace. All buildings are located directly on the river and provide unprecedented views of the river.

More Details

Owner
Dax Battaglia
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

About Dax Battaglia

I am an 20 year active duty Marine stationed in Marine Forces Pacific.

Dax Battaglia purchased this house in 2010

Why Dax Battaglia chose Cullowhee

This house and property offers the best river views and privacy. You will not find another house with this much charm so close to the river. The house is amazing and your stay here will offer you every opportunity to relax and fill your lungs with clean mountain air.

What makes this house unique

No other log cabin sits this close to the river and has this much privacy. It is off the beaten path but also close to Cashiers, Cullowhee, Sylva and Lake Glenville.

Amenities

Cullowhee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Trash Removal
  • You must remove your trash from the property when you check out. A $25 charge will be deducted from your deposit if trash is left behind.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 - toilet paper provided
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (3) All towels and linens are provided
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
The house offers you an opportunity to get away from the distractions of everyday life. There is no cell phone coverage but there is a phone with free long distance inside the house. There is also no internet service but Cashiers (7 miles away) offers both cell phone service and internet at the local coffee shop. Also, a short drive to the top of the mountain will give you cell phone coverage.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(83 traveler reviews)

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Custom Log Home on River - Beautifully Decorated
average rating of 4.9036145 based on 83 reviews
3

Property is nice and secluded but house needs some maintenance

  • 3 of 5

Was disappointed that the fireplace in the master bedroom did not work. Trying to unplug during this winter cold snap, eas looking forward to a nics cozy fire. Also could not get the dryer in the main house to work. Every night could hear some kind of animal crawling in the wall around the fireplace in master bedroom. We came home a night early. The property was pretty but would have been a lot nicer if the fallen trees had been cleared from the creek. Also lot of cold air draft coming in between the French doors in the master bedroom. House was very dark. Not very inviting.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I would like to apologize for any inconvenience but with a 4.9 star rating this review caught me off guard. We do everything we can to ensure that our guests vacation is the best that it can be. I checked the dryer and it works just fine. There are plenty of lights in every room so I’m not sure why it was dark. There may have been a slight draft from one of the doors if it is not shut properly. I include the instructions on how to close French doors in the pdf file I send every guest. There are also three fireplaces in the house. The gas fireplace has been disconnected but the other two wood burning fireplaces work. This is also included in the instructions. As for the tree across the river there isn’t much I can do about that since trees fall all the time. It’s nature what can you do.
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5

A Christmas to remember

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the cabin last august so much that we decided to spend our net Christmas there.

We could not have made a better a better choice! Kept a fire in the fireplace, hung stockings, and had a wonderful Christmas dinner of baked ham.

Dax is great to work with and very prompt answering any questions or request.

Our friend that came with us enjoyed walking along the river bank (looking for gold), and thinking he might spot the otter we saw here last summer. As we were leaving where was a large flock of turkeys crossing the road close to the cabin!! This place is MAGIC!!

Mike & Jodi

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the river house and property and did not want to leave! It was peaceful and beautiful and it was so nice to spend family time together without cell phones or internet. Will definitely be going again!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome

  • 5 of 5

Second time at this cabin. Even though the weather wasn’t quite cooperative the cabin is charming, private and relaxing. We enjoyed our much needed down time. We will return again soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Phenomenal!

  • 5 of 5

Found this amazing gem while running from hurricane Irma and will definitely be back! Could not ask for a cozier, cleaner, and cooler spot to ride out a storm.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

perfect long weekend escape!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderfully unique cabin - great architectural details and very private!! Hubby, kiddos, dog and I loved playing in the river. There is so much to do in the area that we didn't miss the internet or TV at all. Great communication from the owner too!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Ashville, NC
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Saphiere Valley
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Saphire Valley
Car: necessary

Located in the Smokey Mountains 2 miles North of Lake Glenville, 7 miles North of Cashiers, and 60 miles west of Asheville, NC. The property sits only steps away from the Tuckasegee river. You will be amazed at how relaxing the sound of the river is while you are sitting on the porch or living room reading a book or taking a nap.

The house is also only 18 miles to Sylva, NC, which is home to Western Carolina University, restaurants and grocery stores. If you want more of a small town feel you can venture into Cashiers, NC, which is only 7 miles away and enjoy shopping for antiques or dining on the local cuisine.

The location of the house also provides close access to hiking, biking and numerous trails that lead to waterfalls and wildlife. Numerous deer and turkey live on the property and can be seen even during the day.

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Rates & Availability

Available
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $80
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 5.0%

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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