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Mountaintop Sanctuary-Luxury Log Home for a Wonderful Vacation or Retreat

Bedrooms 4
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 6 nights

About the property

4 Bedroom, 4 Bath With 150 Degree Mountain Views

For a remarkable vacation, come and stay at Mountaintop Sanctuary. Our mountain home exudes rustic elegance with upscale furnishings and decor. Perched at 4500 feet on the Continental Divide, you can curl up by the outdoor fireplace and take in an eagles eye view of the Blue Ridge Mountains onto the lakes of South Carolina and Georgia.

This luxury log home has four bedrooms and four full baths. Three bedrooms have queen beds and private baths. The fourth bedroom is a bunkroom with three double beds and three twin beds. The bunkroom has a separate bathroom adjacent to it. This home can accommodate 15 sleepers comfortably.

The Mountaintop Sanctuary is the perfect place to join us for a women's retreat. We have hosted them for several years and would like to welcome those we have yet to meet. If you are in need of rest, reflection, and renewal, or if you need time away from being all things to all people, please consider a time of retreat for yourself. The cost includes lodging and meals for the weekend: $595 single or $495 for shared room. Call Dee at 386-846-5959 for more details.

Mountaintop Sanctuary has indoor and outdoor wood burning fireplaces with gas starters. The home has a gas grill and a gas range with an electric double oven. It can accommodate indoor dining for 13 and outdoor dining for 13.

For entertainment other than the views and peace and quiet, this property is a 2/10th of a mile walk to one of the trailheads of Panthertown Valley National Forest with 6700 acres of hiking/biking trails and waterfalls. In addition there are waterfalls and hiking trails galore within a 30 minute drive.

This home includes Sapphire Valley Association amenities which include:

Indoor/outdoor swimming pools. Putt-Putt Golf.

Indoor hot tub. Game Room.

Sauna. Playground.

Fitness center.

Lake Fairfield amenities include fishing and swimming with boathouse/rentals available.

The Ski Center, Tennis Center, Gem Mining and Red Links, 9 hole, par 3, golf course is available for an additional fee.

If time permits, be sure to rent a boat on Lake Glenville for waterskiing and tubing. (Signal Ridge Marina)

Other entertainment includes wireless internet, three flat screen TV's with DISH network, one DVD player with DVD collection, ping-pong table and board games.

Our home is a non-smoking home.

Hot tub is available for an additional fee. ($400.00)

Pets: Ask Owner

More Details

Dee Remey
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2017

About Dee Remey

We live on the coast of Florida but love spending time in the North Carolina mountains. There is a peace we enjoy here more than anywhere else. We have raised our 4 children coming here for vacations and they love coming back as adults, just to relax and enjoy their families.

Dee Remey purchased this cabin in 2006

Why Dee Remey chose Smoky Mountains

This is a special place! The air is fresh and cool, and the busyness of life slips away so that you can relax and experience peace, quiet, and special times with those you love.

What makes this cabin unique

This home is unique in that is is a log home with all the creature comforts and rustic/elegant decor you would want to find in a beautiful mountain home. Our favorite part of the home is the deck with an outdoor wood-burning fireplace, living area, dining area, and hot tub. We spent most of our time here and the views will take your breath away. We love the altitude at 4500 ft. as it is always cool, yet the house stays warm as it faces southeast and most often has the sun shining on it throughout the day. The views of Lake Keowee and Lake Hartwell (80 miles away) are lovely against the long range mountain views. At night, you will feel like you are on top of the world with the city lights of Clemson and Greenville, SC shining brightly. There is no place we would rather be!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved our stay at Mountaintop Sanctuary! The views are stunning and the home is so nicely decorated and warm and inviting. We look forward to returning. A five star stay for sure!
Oct 2014
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Mountaintop Sanctuary-Luxury Log Home for a Wonderful Vacation or Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Family GetAway

  • 5 of 5

This is our second escape from holiday madness to MountainTop Sanctuary. We have enjoyed making new Thanksgiving memories at this beautiful home. The views are breathtaking and the amenities are superb.

The house is immaculate and well-stocked. Perfect for large families seeking refuge from the world.

Be sure to take daily walks down the mountain and back to the top for an amazing workout. The nearby State Park has fabulous trails and waterfalls. Cashiers has a few quaint places to enjoy--but we cook at the hosue the whole week and enjoy the views. We closed out every evening with a roaring fire and star gazing.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greeneville, TN

Picture perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Your mountain-top retreat was indeed all it was promised to be. The beauty and serenity were the perfect setting for us, with our children and grandchildren, to have blessed and delightful days of celebration--the perfect 50th wedding anniversary!!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Barbara, We are so happy you had a memorable 50th anniversary celebration at the Mountaintop Sanctuary! May the memories of such a special time stay with you always. Hope you will return to our retreat one day soon. Dee
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Macon, GA

Glorious stay!

  • 5 of 5

We've just returned from a family get-together over July 4th at Mountaintop Sanctuary. It truly is close to heaven. The house is beautifully furnished, well-equipped, and wonderfully comfortable. The view from the porch is one you'd gladly endure a strenuous hike to see - miles and miles of mountains and lakes, with half a dozen nighttime fireworks displays for the 4th. My wife never left the house for the entire 3-night stay! We would definitely recommend it and hope to visit again.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review. I am so happy you enjoyed your stay and built some special memories at the Mountaintop Sanctuary. I do hope you will come back soon! Warm Regards, Dee
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Couldn't ask for more!

  • 5 of 5

My coworkers and I booked Mountaintop Sanctuary at the last minute, and Dee couldn't have been more patient and accommodating. The home is absolutely beautiful--almost as beautiful as the views! There is plenty of room in the home for a large group without feeling crowded (we only had four, but it could easily handle 10+). It was better than any hotel, and nights spent by the outdoor fireplace are a must! Everything you could possibly need is already on-site--just bring your clothes (and maybe laundry detergent if you don't want to bring THAT many--there is a washer and dryer). But Dee is who really made this trip for us--she was available for any questions we had, and really went out of her way to work with us before and after the trip with our special circumstances.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Miami, Florida

The Perfect Place!!

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived we could not believe how perfect everything was. The pictures do not do this home justice - it is absolutely beautiful and the view takes your breath away. Everything was prepared and waiting for our late arrival - the lights were turned on. No detail was missed! My family had the best time at this gorgeous retreat. I highly recommend a stay at Mountaintop Sanctuary. Dee - we will see you again!!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sanctuary, indeed!

  • 5 of 5

What an incredible experience we had! The home is gorgeous, spacious, and well stocked. We traveled with children and loved that we had games, a ping pong table, and movies all waiting for us. Our favorite place, by far, was the porch! We ate all of our meals outdoors. We sat, played games, and roasted many-a-marshmallow for s'mores by the fire each day. The nearby towns of Cashiers and Highlands, as well as, the lake and beautiful hikes offered many fun adventures, yet we welcomed the beautiful, secluded, drive back to "our" mountaintop at the end of the day. There is nothing like the view from that porch! Rain or shine, it offers a breathtaking experience, truly spectacular! The owners, Dee and David, were a delight to get to know during our extended stay in the mountains. Their warmth, kindness, and thoughtfulness extended from our initial email to their lovely home.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Asheville, North Carolina
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Sapphire Country Club
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy. 64
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Sapphire Brewing Company
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Sapphire Valley Ski Area
Car: necessary

Mountaintop Sanctuary is located in Sapphire, North Carolina which is 7 miles from Cashiers, NC and 20 miles from Highlands, NC. We love Sapphire because of the amenities including boating and swimming at Lake Fairfield;golf and tennis at Sapphire Country Club;hiking in Panthertown Valley (which is literally out our front door);gem mining;visiting the many waterfalls n the area;shopping in Cashiers;skiing at Sapphire Valley in the winter;relaxing on our deck next to the outdoor fireplace; and gazing at the stars from our outdoor hot tub are a few of the many things we love to do in the area.


Rates & Availability

Sapphire Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
July 4th
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
6 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 30 2017
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $554
Tax Rate 10.75%

$200.00 cleaning fee is to be paid by renter directly to housekeeper, Darcy Bradley. Please leave a check or cash on the kitchen counter upon departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Sapphire Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Guest Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Loft Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Lower level Bunk Room Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 full bathrooms; the master bath has a shower and jacuzzi tub.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 3 double , 3 twin/ single
  • Four bedrooms: Three of the bedrooms have queen beds and the fourth bedroom is a bunk room with 3 doubles and 3 twins.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

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