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Luxury Riverfront Log Home Flyfishing

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Log Home On 10 Riverfront Acres, 3 Br, 2 1/2 Baths, Sleeps 8, Wifi, Dogs ok

This very private new log home is accessed through a gated private driveway which crosses the river, and opens up into a large level riverfront lot with 900 feet of river frontage on the west fork of the French Broad River.

To make your stay easier, we provide kitchen and laundry detergent, well equipped pantry with spices, oils, condiments, etc., paper products, start up shampoo and soap.

There are two bedrooms downstairs - one with a queen, and the other with two twins, and one bedroom upstairs with two doubles and a single.

Pets welcome with prior approval and $100 fee.

A large wide partially covered deck covers three sides of this beautiful home which faces the babbling water just 50 feet in front. The large great room with vaulted ceilings and many windows offers great views of the outdoors and an awesome place to kick back, wind down and entertain. A large high def satellite television sits above a wood burning fireplace, providing a cozy atmosphere.

In addition, the master bedroom has a satellite television, and elegant private bath with shower. Also, on the main level is a second bedroom with two singles, a laundry room and a half bath. Upstairs is an additional bedroom with two full size beds and a single in a cozy adjacent cubby which children love.

The area is known for its many outdoor recreational activities including whitewater tubing, rafting and canoeing, as well as hiking, fly fishing, and sight seeing, in general. Local outfitters are closely available to assist in these activities.

A fully equipped kitchen with new stainless steel appliances and gas stove allows for food preparation while socializing with this open floor plan. The dining table seats 6 and bar stools an additional 4 persons.

A round table and chairs for games is upstairs in the loft. WiFI available; however, please limit Netflix streaming.

Transylvania County is located in an area where 45% is covered by National and State forests with 250 waterfalls. The nearby Davidson River has been considered one of the top trout streams in the U.S.

Brevard - 8 miles

Highlands - 35 miles

Hendersonville - 35 miles

Asheville - 45 miles

Biltmore House - 47 miles

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Phyl Wenkstern
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

About Phyl Wenkstern

I grew up in Ft. Lauderdale and have been coming to this area nearly every summer since the 1970's. This new log cabin was completed in 2012 on property that has been in the family since then the 70's.

Phyl Wenkstern purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Phyl Wenkstern chose Smoky Mountains

Brand new, beautiful log home located in an ideal location to enjoy all the area has to offer.

What makes this cabin unique

Fly fish or walk down stone steps to wade or tube in front yard. River shoes are recommended for wading and/or tubing. Several acres of open field suitable for activities of all kinds to be enjoyed by children and their pets in a safe and secluded environment well protected from the road.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Luxury Riverfront Log Home Flyfishing
average rating of 4.964286 based on 28 reviews

Wonderful property. Fully equipped. Very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The house has everything you would need. Not sure who had more fun, me or my dog. Looking forward to coming back again next year.

John L. (Charlotte)

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi John, Thanks for taking the time to write the review. Yes, we are dog people too, and know how much they enjoy it there. It would be a shame to not allow those family members!
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Beautiful home and perfect mountain getaway for our family!

  • 5 of 5

We loved every square inch of this property. The house was the perfect mountain home and had everything we needed. The kids loved playing in the yard, fishing in the river and exploring the property. The owners were great as well! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us! We hope to visit again soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a great visit! Thanks for taking the time to write a review!
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Fort Myers, FL USA

The house and property were perfect for for us and our 2 border collies with ample open yard & creek

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay at this beautiful mountain home. The house was spacious and clean and comfortably furnished. The master bedroom queen mattress is one of the most comfortable we have slept on and the linens are very high quality. The kitchen was well-equipped and the washer and dryer are excellent. The deck surrounding the main floor is great with a charcoal grill and furniture and there is a nice wooden porch swing on the ground floor deck. The open yard area and mountain creek that runs along the back of the property was fantastic for us to play ball and swim and play in the creek with our 2 border collies. We enjoyed this outdoor space so much we wished that we could have spent the entire summer there!

The only downside is the gravel driveway that has a portion of it on an incline that makes it challenging to traverse in a front-wheel drive Chrysler minivan. It is a bit nervewracking when you are exiting the property and hit this short stretch of the driveway since it is difficult to get traction on the gravel. I believe that a 4-wheel drive or all-wheel drive vehicle may not have this problem.

We enjoyed our stay at this beautiful home and property so much that we will most likely return next summer. Also, I wanted to mention that the owners are very nice and responsive if you need to call them about anything.

Another great feature of staying here is that it is relatively close to the Blue Ridge Parkway and other nice hiking/waterfall sites.

Blaise & Karen Kovaz

Ft. Myers, FL

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Blaise for your review! We have done some work on the driveway to make it more "renter friendly". We hope you and your family can visit again next summer!
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Another Winner

  • 5 of 5

While we have only stayed here twice, my three boys refer to this house as “our mt. house” to all of their friends… as they grow (now 9, 11, and 12), their experiences change and their appreciation of being here deepen. With that, the requests to go to "our mt. house" grow everyday. Beach kids want to go to the mountains. I didn’t think we could top our first stay, but we did. The house is insanely perfect for anyone who wants luxury, seclusion, great fishing, and the sound of flowing water during a drink on the deck. There is plenty of room for those who want to get a group together; there is even more for those who want to be alone with their family. We drove 20 mins for their first horseback ride through the Pisgah Forest ... we drove another 20 mins for their first "real" mt. bike ride in DuPont National Forest... and they caught their first native trout (3) within 10 mins of the house on a random trail that led to an unmarked waterfall that may be one of the prettiest in the area (they caught 3 rainbows at the house before that!). There are great shops and restaurants in Brevard. I am a big fan of my kids' "mt. house!"

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ryan, Thanks for taking the time to write a review! You are great guests, and always take excellent care of our home. We are always happy to share it with you and your family!
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Wonderful cabin on a gorgeous, riverfront lot!

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from a week long stay at this cabin with our three children, ages 8, 10, and 12. The cabin is exactly as described and I would say that the property is even better! The cabin sits on a beautiful lot, with acres of flat land in front of the River to "play" on and acres of woods to explore behind the cabin. We did not have good weather for most of our stay, but the kids still had a blast. The cabin is a bit remote, about 25 minutes to the town of Brevard. The town of Brevard is really cute with many good restaurants and shops. Our kids loved Brevard's toy store and the old fashion soda shop! We also enjoyed a few hours of shopping/dining in Hendersonville, a beautiful town about a 45 minute drive from the cabin. Our favorite family activity during our vacation was going hiking at Mt Pisgah Nat'l Park! Beautiful trails and gorgeous waterfalls that everyone enjoyed!

The owner of the cabin, Phyl, is wonderful to work with. We had a few "bumps" during our stay and they were quickly fixed!

Thanks for sharing your beautiful cabin with us!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review of our home. You were great guests, and we were happy to share our home with you!
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Deep South

One of our best Thanksgivings ever!

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at this property recently and had one of our most memorable Thanksgivings ever. The view from the road as you approach over a bridge is picture perfect. The house is a wonderful log home with all modern amenities, very clean and well maintained with plenty of room for our family of 9 (2 of us stayed nearby but spent the day time here together) to stretch out and relax and socialize. The owners are just wonderful to work with and helped me to get organized to plan such a big weekend. You can enjoy the river from the wide open front porch or a swing below, or just sit down by the bank. Our granddaughters took paper plates and picnic items out by the river to play "house". We enjoyed watching the football games inside by a nice fire. This is a very quiet area with low traffic. My husband practiced his fly casting on the river one afternoon and then fished nearby with a guide. We had a wonderful family photos made before leaving. Trips into Toxaway and Brevard were short drives. We plan on returning as often as possible!!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! We are so glad you enjoyed our log home, and the peaceful surroundings with your family! You all were great guests, and hope you are able to return sometime. Phyl and Mike
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Asheville, NC
Car: recommended

Located in remote mountainous area of Transylvania County in the Pisgah National Forest. The area is referred to as the Land of Waterfalls with over 250 waterfalls nearby. The area is a mecca for fly fishermen, as there are many rivers within one hour to fish year round. An abundance of hiking and mountain biking trails are also everywhere in the area from high mountain tops to lower mountainous terrain.


Rates & Availability

Lake Toxaway Cabin Rental Rates

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Jan 3 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 11.75%

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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Lake Toxaway Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Two sinks, grantite countertops
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Two bedrooms on main level and one upstairs.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
This new luxury log cabin is beautifully decorated and meant to enjoy the spender of the nature that wraps around it. Inside, enjoy the open floor plan, and outside enjoy a glass of wine on the large deck listening to the water right below. There is a large yard for badminton and horseshoes (provided).

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