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Charming and Unique Log Cabin with Beautiful Garden Setting

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedroom, 3 bath mountain cabin with loft close to town

Scout's Retreat is a uniquely decorated log cabin with a stackstone fireplace and surrounded by a beautifully landscaped garden with native rhododendrum, mountain laurel and hemlocks. Located on a private road, one mile from downtown Highlands on the Rhododendron Trail. The cabin offers wonderful accomodations in the midst of a rustic mountain setting and within walking distance to town and nearby restaurants and shopping.

The den features a stackstone fireplace, antique hand hewn beams and walls with large tv and comfortable seating and has access to the side garden. The dining room which offers seating for eight opens to a screen-in porch overlooking the back yard. Fully equipped kitchen has a gas range and bar area with island seating. Both kitchen and dining area have access to the screen porch.

Two bedrooms downstairs (one with twin beds and the other with a full bed) are uniquely decorated with antiques. Both bedrooms have private natural stone baths.

The upstair tastefully decorated master bedroom features a queen size bed with seating area, antique chest, tv and hand hewn log open ceiling. A private bathroom features a natural stone shower with a dressing table area. A loft adjacent to the master bedroom is furnished with a pullout sofa and a full size antique bed and chest offering additional sleeping and storage.

Their are two gardens located on the property with one featuring a stackstone wall flower garden where one can relax and enjoy the mountain air and can also be used as an entertaining area.

The neighborhood mountain lake located on our private road is stocked with trout and can be used for fishing.

This is the perfect getaway location to enjoy the natural beauty of the mountains and all of the cultural treasures of Highlands.

There are many activities that one can experience in Highlands, from hiking, golf, tennis, great restaurants, shopping, spa and cultural arts galore.

Scout's Retreat is the perfect getaway location for those seeking relaxation and adventure without sacrificing comfort.

More Details

Owner
Tracy Mabbett
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

Amenities

Highlands Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Master - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - Full Bedroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - Hall/Twin Bedroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - Master - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - Downstairs Full - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - Downstairs Twin - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - Loft - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Charming and Unique Log Cabin with Beautiful Garden Setting
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
5

Comfortable and Cozy

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in Highlands at this traditionally-styled cabin. It's very Ralph Lauren in the mountains--and as soon as we entered, we understood the name "Scout's Retreat". The awesome painting over the fireplace said it all. As stated before, it is very close to main street Highlands--should you wish to make reservations at one of the many lovely restaurants. If not, do some grocery shopping at Mountain Fresh and cook your own meals. The screened porch was very popular with our fathers--the wooded setting is very lovely. The wifi is more than adequate for the whole family to be online/streaming video at once--and that's a major consideration for us. The bedding is very nice, there are more than enough towels provided to take two showers each day and have a fresh towel each time if you wish. The owner is wonderful to work with; and when my wife forgot a treasured kitchen tool from E. Dehillerin (Paris) in the dishwasher, they were more than kind enough to take the trouble to return it to us at their expense. Overall, a wonderful stay in one of my favorite towns on the planet!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Log Cabin

  • 5 of 5

This home is absolutely beautiful inside and out. The home is furnished with everything you need and more. The beds and linens are wonderful and the kitchen is supplied with all you would ever need. The screen porch on the back is a wonderful place to relax and take in all the beauty outside. It is a great place for a girls getaway or for a family. You will not be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Highlands cabin

  • 5 of 5

The house is even nicer than the pictures represent. Clean, great location, and well appointed. Lovely grounds and plenty of space for a big family to get away from the hustle bustle of life. Easy 2 minute drive to town and easy short drives to the main hikes (Whitesides, etc.). We would rent this house again.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Birmingham
5

Beautiful Cabin for Vacation or Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The Cabin was exactly what my wife and I were looking for. Celebrating my wife's 25th birthday, our expectations were exceeded. The place was spotless and bathrooms updated! Fireplace was wonderful and used every morning and night. The view of the back porch is very pleasant with the green moss and charming rockwall. Though the cabin had more rooms than needed, it felt very cozy to us! Whether you have 2 or 8 people, look no further than this gem!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and come back anytime.
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Jupiter Florida
5

Great vacation property

  • 5 of 5

Terrific location close to town. Beautiful home, which really puts you in the spirit of the mountains with great furnishings throughout. Updated bathrooms a real plus. Very clean. The owner was also very easy to work with and interested in making sure our experience was positive.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, we are glad you enjoyed your time in Highlands!
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5

delightful mountian cabin

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a mountain feel, great location and superb furnishings this is it. Ample room for 3 couples, secluded lot but close to town, outstanding furnishings and clean as a pin. The feature we liked best was the screened back porch overlooking a quiet back yard. Owners are cooperative. This is on our list for a return visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Car: recommended

Walk to town of Highlands and enjoy nice restaurants and shopping. New hiking trail up Big Bear Pen Mountain and down to the Biological Station.

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Rates & Availability

Highlands Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$275
$1,800
$6,450
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150

payment by check
50% rental amount due at booking
remaining balance due 30 days prior to arrival

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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