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Remote Mt. Cabin on 34 acres, Sleeps 13 WIFI, HD TV, Hiking and fishing nearby

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,322 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Great Views! County of a hundred waterfalls only 45 minutes from AVL

4BR/3Bath plus Loft on 34 acres with lake privileges, near trout streams and hiking. Between Brevard and Cashiers, 40 miles from Asheville. Fabulous mountain views. Close to boating, rafting. Borders Pisgah National Forest. Large Game Room with a sleeper couch and TV. Living Room has 3D HDTV. WiFi throughout and video streaming on all the TV's. Great for large family or two family vacation. The house has two floors plus a loft so it offers lots of privacy for two families or from the kids. The outside lawn with fire pit and treehouse are great for outside fun. A Ping Pong Table in the garage is great for rainy days. There are trails from the property along an old logging trail and through the Rhododendron Forest. There is golfing and skiing within less than 30 minutes. Great restaurants for casual or not so casual dining within 15 to 30 minutes both towards Cashiers and in Brevard. And in the summer you can be our guests and therefor have access to boating on Lake Toxaway. The house does have light carpeting, so please bring house shoes and leave your dirty shoes at the front door.

In the winter, if the weather channel issues warnings the day before your rental date that snow threatens to close the roads, we offer a free rescheduling of your rental date.

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Rita Olschewski
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 8, 2018

About Rita Olschewski

We bought this home 8 years ago and loved the quiet location. There is a stream near by for trout fishing and we built a tree fort. As they got older they wanted to be on a lake, so we built another house on Lake Toxaway where we spend our summer and fall. We still go up to the cabin for hiking and mushroom picking.

Rita Olschewski purchased this house in 2005

Why Rita Olschewski chose Lake Toxaway

This home has fantastic views through huge windows. Even though we are in the woods, there is lots of sun on the porches and lawn. The property is surrounded by woods and National Forest.

What makes this house unique

We fell in love with the quiet serenity of this home. The water fall trails nearby are awesome and Tony's free guided hikes every other Friday make it accessable to every one.

Guestbook comments from the owner

It was an excellent stay. Thank you. It was a phenominal time even though my motorcycle could not handle the driveway. My family enjoyed it very much.
Jun 2014
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Lake Toxaway House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2322 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Upper level, fully carpeted, private bath, Flat Panel TV
    Lower Level 1 - 1 queen , Fully carpeted
    Loft - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Not recommended for children under 12.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upper Level, fully carpeted, flat panel TV
    Gameroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Comfortable queen sleeper couch
    Lower Level Twin Beds - 2 twin/ single , Fully carpeted, Playpen for infant or toddler
  • All bedrooms have plenty of storage and at least one set of extra sheets. The loft is not suitable for children under 12 due to the steep ladder. Two extra sleeping bags and self inflating thin air mattresses have been supplied. A playpen has also been provided for infants and todlers.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
There are several lakes and waterfalls within 15 -30 minute driving distance. There is even a sliding rock park on route 278 that the kids and adults adore, even though the water is very cold. Hiking trails abound throughout Pisgah National forest and several trailheads are less than 15 minutes away.Tony's guided hikes start every Friday at 8:45 at Amore Caffe, 15 minutes from the house. Several Churches nearby have some of the most welcoming members you've ever met. For more information go to my website


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Remote Mt. Cabin on 34 acres, Sleeps 13 WIFI, HD TV, Hiking and fishing nearby
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 22 reviews

Spacious, clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This home has fabulous mountain views and is very well equipped. The fire pit was our favorite place to hang out and the screened in porch was a great place for our sunset cocktails.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Newport News, VA

Truly beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

You really can't beat the views and trails on this property. We are a family of 5 (my husband and I, and 3 kids - 17, 12, and 8), and we brought out dog with us. The kids loved the tree house, ping pong table, and outdoor sports. Our dog loved exploring the trails with us. Rita has thought of everything, and basics were stocked so I didn't need to worry about running to the grocery store the first day. I really appreciated that. The house was so clean and well stocked with extra towels, blankets, sheets, etc. I loved the outside porch with the tin roof. We hiked almost every day, and this was the perfect place to come home and relax with all the amenities! Rita, thank you so much for helping us create memories with our kids this year.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property is beautiful! It is remote but just what we were looking for!

  • 5 of 5

Great vacation with amazing views and very clean comfortable accommodations. We would love to go back and stay at your place. Thanks Rita

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time. Wonderful property

  • 5 of 5

It had everything we needed for a great time away from it all. The only thing we couldn't find was the iron to go with the ironing board but that might have just been an oversight on our behalf. Will definitely consider coming back here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Great place. Great location.

  • 4 of 5

Picturesque, comfortable, quiet (save the soothing chirping of the cicadas), which made sleeping even more enjoyable during our late summer stay with the windows open.

Everything you need for a mountain getaway. The only reason for 4 stars and not 5 is that the Direct TV package did not include ESPN. I know many who don't need TV when vacationing and I seldom do either (except during football season) so I was slightly disappointed that I missed my Gamecocks Saturday night.

I would highly recommend Rita's Hideaway, and (aside from the ESPN issue, oh and maybe some new paddles for the ping pong table), I wish I could have stayed longer.

Will definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wilmington, NC

Perfect Getaway for birthday Surprise

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect location for my husband's surprise 70th birthday. Our kids came from New Jersey, Kansas City, and central North Carolina. The house is gorgeous with the warm all wood interior, soaring ceilings and large windows. Views were great to watch weather change from sun to rain, to fog, and clear at night for moon and star gazing. The house is extremely well equipped, both kitchen-wise and beds/baths and specific instructions/labels made everything easy. The drive up is an adventure but well worth it. Our gang went zip lining at The Gorge in Saluda which was awesome. Plenty to do in the area, or just sit back and relax in quiet peace. Definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Cedar Grill
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5.8 Miles
Route 64 or Blue Ridge Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Brown Trout
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
On Wolf Lake
Car: necessary

Near Blue Ridge Parkway and Smokey Mountains. Great hiking and trout fishing. Fabulous fall colors. Remote location for quiet vacations. Close to Asheville, Cherokee, Bryson City. All those locations have rafting, ziplining, hiking and boating opportunities plus theater, movies, antiquing and horseback riding. We're only 30 minutes from Brevard, city of the fantastic Brevard Festival of Music which provides stunning musical performances all summer. 25 minutes from the marina at the lake. Boat rental or canoes may be arranged with enough notice. Parking limited to 5 cars.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Fireplace set up $75 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 11.75%

A renter questionaire must be completed before rental is confirmed.
Payment via Credit/Debit card only. Options for pets ($75) late check out or early check in ($75) or firewood ($75) are available.
The cleaning fee is for 12 people. For monthly rental, optional weekly cleaning at $150 per cleaning.
The security fee of $150 is forfeited when a reservation is cancelled at any time.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.