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Modern Rustic, Designer Cabin...Spring's the Perfect Time to Visit!

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Light filled great room, soaring fireplace, post and beam architecture....

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Last updated: 05/29/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:14
  • Bedrooms:6
  • Bathrooms:4.5
  • Property type:Lodge
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

6 Bedroom/4.5 bath Lodge, sleeps 12-14, less than 5 minutes to Lonesome Valley

Here's the story of the Mountain House....

In 2012, two travelers were looking for a property in the gorgeous Cashiers mountains ...when they stumbled across a house that just had so much promise waiting to be realized. They could see it....extended families gathering for vacations, birthdays, anniversaries...spending precious time together. Others heading to the mountains for a picture perfect wedding at Lonesome Valley, High Hampton, Sawyer Family Farm or Cullasaja Club. But where do we stay where we can breakfast together...and have a glass of wine or watch a movie in the evening? Something comfortable but beautiful, upscale but not forbidding, convenient to all those places yet with a secluded feel. And then we found this house. Beautiful bones and architecture, plenty of room for a family or group of friends, it was perfect. So 3 new hvac systems, 1 new roof, 6 months designing and furnishing interiors later....and there you are. If you read the reviews, they tell the story.

As longtime VRBO travelers ourselves, we furnished this house to be the place we always look for, but rarely found. Mountain rustic...(modern mountain if you will), with designer details, antiques and a refined casual vibe thrown in for a lovely eclectic mix. This craftsman style, genuine post and beam house has heart of pine hardwood and slate floors throughout - no carpet. Whole house wifi, HD tvs with Netflix and Amazon streaming.

Not to name drop -maybe just a bit - when actor Josh Brolin and his gorgeous Atlanta bride decided on Cashiers as the place for their 2016 Lonesome Valley wedding, it was quite the event. Matt Damon, La Streisand and others were there. So how does the Mountain House play in this scenario? The bride's family was happily ensconced at the Mountain House, which we took as a real compliment.

So what's great about the house? We wanted amazing mattresses and linens, a kitchen with everything you need, not just a bit of it. Down comforters to snuggle in, big soft sofas, tons of tall windows to let in loads of light, surrounded by trees and rhododendrons.
Dog friendly, check... just let us know Fido is coming (treats in store!).

Cleanliness: It is top on our priority list, as it is for most travelers. We have a top notch cleaning team, and you can be assured your vacation getaway is clean, top to bottom.

Convenience: It's also important to us and our guests to be close to the supermarket, hiking, waterfalls, restaurants, and shops. While still secluded and pastoral, the Mountain House is just minutes to all these things.

Detailing: It's here, in every room, not just some of them. And it's just one thing that sets the Mountain House(and its baby sister, the Hobbit House - #655938) apart. All the rooms are unique, with great accents, from the ten foot antique French workbench coffee table in front of the fireplace to cool art throughout the house.

Family perfect: Aren't most of us looking for the place that can make can those family memories? Birthdays, anniversaries, reunions....the occasions that make you realize that time together, is the gift that never wears out.

Space for everyone! The great room is perfect for family confabs in front of the soaring 24 foot rock fireplace...great in the winter season or on chilly summer nights(and a second, lovely living area downstairs)...plenty of seating to chat, or watch movies on the HD television. Wifi, of course.

Family dining: A huge rustic trestle dining table that seats 10 to 12 easily, anchors the dining room. A large antique buffet against the wall for serving that gourmet dinner. Right by the screened porch is the open porch, where you can dine al fresco with your family and guests at a huge 10 foot table, enjoying the gorgeous summer weather in the mountains.

Cooking: The fully stocked, gourmet kitchen has beautiful soapstone countertops and farmhouse sink, TWO ovens (heaven for the cook), and a Dacor 5-burner gas cooktop...and everything you need to cook and serve an amazing family meal. Beautiful dishes and serving ware, family size slow cooker, electric kettle, Bonavita coffee maker, blender, Cuisinart pots and pans, spices and cooking basics.

Relaxation: Sure we all love togetherness (most of the time), but we also need some alone time, right? Try the screened porch, where I promise you'll spend a lot of time. The large daybed swing with tons of pillows and a foam mattress is the best place imaginable for reading or naps...and you may even sleep there one night! There are plenty of getaway spots for quiet moments.

Six bedrooms: Three bedrooms on the main level: 1 king, 2 queens, with 2-1/2 baths (both with heated stone floors). Upstairs are 2 more guest bedrooms (1 queen and 2 twins) that share the bath. The 6th bedroom is a king on the lower level, very private, with glass doors and windows onto the back garden with lots of rhododendrons. It also has a full bathroom with heated stone floors and a seating area outside for your morning coffee!!

Laundry: Yep it happens, even on vacation. But here it's easy...a beautiful (yes, it can be) laundry/mud room just off the kitchen, and a side entrance (great place to unload groceries)...with top of the line front loading washer and dryer, prep sink area just off the kitchen, and a lovely summer herb garden just outside the door.

No TV struggle: A lovely 2nd family room with HDTV is on the lower level, with big windows, built in bookshelves, mini-fridge and sink...and a game room with foosball and ping-pong. Game on!

More s'mores! No problem. Just outside is a new boulder firepit with cedar Adirondack chairs perfect for a chilly mountain night and we have long, stainless marshmallow roasters!

Location: The Mountain House is located in a lovely, gated neighborhood just behind the Country Club of Sapphire Valley...a wooded, gentle, level road for walking, biking or driving (not so far out and up hairpin twist roads you think twice about going anywhere). Snow is cleared by the neighborhood assoc. in the winter, as is our driveway.

Activities: Done, and done. The Sapphire Resort facilities with indoor and outdoor pools, Fairfield Lake, winter ski slopes (great fun!), exercise room, playground, two hot tubs and saunas, and massage...literally just down the street. You have access for a small daily fee... Hiking, waterfalls, golf, fishing, shopping...it's all here. We're also very close to several top notch restaurants, including the famous Canyon Kitchen at Lonesome Valley, which is 5 minutes away.

Baby, oh baby: You won't have to pack all your baby gear...we have a wonderful Four Moms Breeze Pack and Play, a Cybex stroller, Phil & Ted's lobster high chair, and vibrating baby rocker for your convenience.
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Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/29/2017

Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 4000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 14
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    No renters under 25....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Separate dog deposit...but we love pups too!!...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 12-14

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 5: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Heated stone floors...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    Double vanity, walk in slate shower, heated floors....moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower

    Heated stone floors...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • master bath with separate shower and jacuzzi tub, two guest baths all with stone floors......moreless

Other Amenities

  • Additional housekeeping can be arranged if desired.

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Feel free to read as you like...if you aren't finished with one, take it with you, but we'd appreciate it if you mailed it back to us....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room:

    Ping-pong & foosball ...moreless

  • Games:

    Lots of board games.......moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    High definition cable service...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Bluetooth sound bar in great room, and a portable Bose speaker for your iPod or iPhone...plus two iPhone docks that are also speaker/ chargers in bedrooms...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Seats 10-12 comfortably...wonderful for a family dinner, with all the necessary china and tableware......moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    3 zones...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Maytag Maxima Front loader...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Amazing stone fireplace with Extraordinaire insert...moreless

  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Bonavita coffee maker-one of the top rated machines...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes and utensils for a crowd...plus all the serving pieces you might want. One house where I stayed had NO serving pieces. Not good....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen has tableware for a large group, plus lots of serving pieces and top quality pots and pans...everything a serious cook might need. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Double Kitchen Aid ovens...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    We keep some staples hand, like coffee, sweetener, flour, salt, spices(in pantry), mustards and ketchup, olive oil, cereal, etc. Feel free to use, but would appreciate replacing if you see it's low....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Kitchen Aid ice maker. ...moreless

  • Stove:

    5 burner Dacor gas cooktop...also has a large grill which is perfect for pancakes or bacon for a crowd....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Breville 4 slice, long slot Smart Toaster...I've had guests who go home & buy one.......moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    With outdoor dining......moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Ride at your own risk, and bring helmets!...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Screened porch with luxurious daybed swing......moreless

  • Golf:

    Several nice public courses within easy driving range...9 hole par three at Red Bird right down our street....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Available for rent at Fairfield Lake - 5 minutes away......moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Just down the street......moreless

  • Tennis:

    newly refurbished courts right down the street.......moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Paddleboarding rentals also at Fairfield a Lake.....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Sapphire Valley indoor and outdoor pools are open year round, with an exercise room and sauna, arcade game room for kids, plus skiing and tubing in winter. Best of all, it's right down our street....moreless

  • Indoor Pool
 

Reviews

5
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Labor Day
Sep 1 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
$700
Fall
Sep 5 - Nov 17, 2017
3 night min stay
$600
$4,000
Thanksgiving
Nov 21 - Nov 26, 2017
5 night min stay
$750
$5,000
Fall/Winter
Nov 27 - Dec 20, 2017
2 night min stay
$600
Christmas/New Year
Dec 22 - Jan 1, 2018
4 night min stay
$750
$5,000
Winter
Jan 3 - Feb 21, 2018
2 night min stay
$500
Spring
Apr 1 - May 24, 2018
3 night min stay
$600
July Fourth Week
Jun 30 - Jul 7, 2018
7 night min stay

$5,000
Summer II
Jul 8 - Aug 31, 2018
7 night min stay

$4,500
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$550

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • Pet Fee $100 + tax
  • cleaning $250 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

July Fourth holiday week is $4500.00


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

  • Canyon Kitchen

    "Chef John Fleer who made the Inn at Blackberry Farm famous, is behind this gorgeous. Rustic,..."

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  • The Gamekeeper's Tavern

    "Great place for a gourmet burger or tuna tartare with citrus viniagrette. Wonderful wine lis..."

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  • Mica's Restaurant & Pub

    "Mica's is a great place for a good, casual meal, when you don't feel like getting "dressed"(..."

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  • Ingles

    "A quick drive away, with a really nice selection of things.Good produce, meat...Starbucks in..."

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  • Cashiers Farmers Market

    "great produce gourmet foods too...plus On the Side bbq(yes, on the side-has wonderful food)..."

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  • Ski Sapphire Valley Resort

    "Sapphire Valley has 2 outdoor pools and one indoor(all heated), exercise room, tennis club w..."

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  • Sapphire National Golf Club LLC

    "Tranquil mountain views and dramatic elevation changes(you're golfing in the mountains!)...w..."

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  • The Orchard Restaurant & Events Barn

    "Just love this place...upscale southern cuisine, beautiful outdoor dining overlooking the ga..."

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  • Randevu

  • Silver Run Falls

  • Whiteside Mountain

  • Cornucopia Restaurant

  • Bucks Coffee Cafe of Cashiers

    "Great coffee house with a roaring fireplace and leather sofa, breakfast sandwiches, and home..."

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  • Panthertown Trail

  • Carolina Smokehouse

    "Real pit bbq - 'nuff said. "

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1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Cork and Barrel Wine Bar
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Sapphire Valley Golf Course
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 64
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Canyon Kitchen, Mica's, Table 64
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
Sapphire Valley Resort pool, snow skiing

Car: Necessary

Cashiers is the most wonderful place in the summer for families...loads of things for the kids to do from summer camps to fishing to hiking to gem mining...and the same goes for adults(minus the summer camps!). In the evening, there are many upscale restaurants for foodies and the weather is perfect. Warm sunny days...cool crisp nights that call for a blanket!

You have to save time to see some of the gorgeous waterfalls in this area...some are just a few minutes drive away. And while a few require a good hike, others are easily accessible by everyone.

The city of Ashville is a great day trip, just an hour or so away...incredible shopping and restaurants, lots of artists call Ashville home.

And if you've never seen the Biltmore mansion...this is a must visit. Allow a full day to see the place...it's that big, and that fascinating. Good places to eat lunch right there.

White water rafting, fly fishing, zip lining, horseback riding...it's all here!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: Thank you for your interest in our private retreat in the mountains of North Carolina! After traveling the globe for 20 years for the tv biz...I have had the pleasure of seeing some of the world's best. But Cashiers is the spot that stopped me in my tracks. It's the perfect place to reflect, regain your senses and relax. The Mountain House and its little sister, the Hobbit House (655938) are for those who appreciate the outdoors, a beautiful setting and family time. Warning: you may never want to leave!

Why the Owner Chose Cashiers, NC, USA:
Its beautiful but convenient location....the Mountain House offers privacy and greenery, but is 5 minutes to great shopping and restaurants...the perfect balance. Beautiful four seasons a year, the area truly offers something for everyone, no matter what your interests.

The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
Tranquility. Rest. Relaxation. Balance. Fun. Our goal is to provide you with the perfect family vacation!


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/29/2017

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Photos

  • Light filled great room, soaring fireplace, post and beam architecture....

    Light filled great room, soaring fireplace, post and beam architecture....

  • Dinner time! Room for everyone to gather, plenty of dishes for entertaining...

    Dinner time! Room for everyone to gather, plenty of dishes for entertaining...

  • Big front windows over the apron sink...perfect spot to  prepare dinner...

    Big front windows over the apron sink...perfect spot to prepare dinner...

  • Another view of the master, with a great bride's mirror and door to the porch.

    Another view of the master, with a great bride's mirror and door to the porch.

  • Main level guest room with queen sleigh bed and chevron rug - loads of light!

    Main level guest room with queen sleigh bed and chevron rug - loads of light!

  • Third main level queen bedroom...upholstered headboard, tool chest side table!

    Third main level queen bedroom...upholstered headboard, tool chest side table!

  • Main floor guest bath with shower and heated stone floors...

    Main floor guest bath with shower and heated stone floors...

  • Darling upstairs twin room with vaulted ceiling...watch the stars through window

    Darling upstairs twin room with vaulted ceiling...watch the stars through window

  • Sweet little spot outside lower level bedroom....for coffee with, or solitude!

    Sweet little spot outside lower level bedroom....for coffee with, or solitude!

  • Downstairs family room with HDTV, games, movies, frig and microwave...popcorn!

    Downstairs family room with HDTV, games, movies, frig and microwave...popcorn!

  • Dine al fresco in the cool mountain air on a handmade 10 foot table...

    Dine al fresco in the cool mountain air on a handmade 10 foot table...

  • Enjoy s'mores or a glass of wine by the boulder fire pit...

    Enjoy s'mores or a glass of wine by the boulder fire pit...

  • Settle in for the evening enjoy a fire, a good book, or a movie...

    Settle in for the evening enjoy a fire, a good book, or a movie...

  • Gourmet cook's kitchen, wine frig, stainless appliances, soapstone countertops.

    Gourmet cook's kitchen, wine frig, stainless appliances, soapstone countertops.

  • Master bedroom with cathedral ceiling, super comfy king memory foam mattress..

    Master bedroom with cathedral ceiling, super comfy king memory foam mattress..

  • Double sinks in master bath, plus soaker tub and separate walk in shower.

    Double sinks in master bath, plus soaker tub and separate walk in shower.

  • Antique desk in guest bedroom mixes with the contemporary...

    Antique desk in guest bedroom mixes with the contemporary...

  • Industrial tool chest...now a bedside table. Thanks Dwellings in Ashville!

    Industrial tool chest...now a bedside table. Thanks Dwellings in Ashville!

  • Upstairs guest bedroom...cathedral beam ceiling, huge windows....luscious bed!

    Upstairs guest bedroom...cathedral beam ceiling, huge windows....luscious bed!

  • Beautiful king bedroom on the lower level with glass doors to patio-very private

    Beautiful king bedroom on the lower level with glass doors to patio-very private

  • Ping-pong or a foozapalooza time! Two sets of glass doors allow lots of light...

    Ping-pong or a foozapalooza time! Two sets of glass doors allow lots of light...

  • Dramatic lighting, handmade artisan details...

    Dramatic lighting, handmade artisan details...

  • The fave hangout spot on the screened porch...nap, reading, coffee...check.

    The fave hangout spot on the screened porch...nap, reading, coffee...check.

  • Welcome to the Mountain House...the perfect family and friend retreat!

    Welcome to the Mountain House...the perfect family and friend retreat!

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Monday, May 29, 2017

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