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Charming and Unique Log Cabin with Beautiful Garden Setting

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


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

Tracy Mabbett
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 30, 2017


Highlands Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • 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
  • 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 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Master - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - Full Bedroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - Hall/Twin Bedroom - toilet , shower
  • 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
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 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


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Charming and Unique Log Cabin with Beautiful Garden Setting
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews


  • 5 of 5

So cute and cozy! We loved our stay in this cabin!!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful and cozy!

  • 5 of 5

Great house with plenty of room in a nice, quiet area. Owner was very responsive and helpful. Would definitely recommend this house!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic, clean, close to town!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for another great month in Highlands! The house is clean, close to town, and easily accessible! The property is large and the backyard is an added treat.

Thanks for a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Firewood - Winter Months $40

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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