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Rustic elegance in this Honka log home. Now pay online!

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Minimum Stay 4 nights

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About the property

3 bed, 3 bath, sleeps 7

Welcome to rustic elegance on pristine Lake Glenville! Dates now open for spring and early summer available. You will relax immediately! This Honka log package was custom designed by the owners, then the log package was shipped from Finland. The home is located in Tater Knob Estates in Glenville, NC overlooking pristine Lake Glenville. We are located on the east side of the lake allowing for fabulous sunsets and easy access into Cashiers and Highlands.

Enjoy evening cocktails overlooking the lake with a sunset to make you gasp. Then you will love preparing meals in the Thermadore appliance kitchen with gas cooktop, electric range and oversized refrigerator. The kitchen, dining room, living area and screen porch on the main floor all overlook the lake.

This cabin was completed in 2008 with 2014 our first season of vacation rentals. There are three floors allowing for privacy for everyone. The top floor contains the master suite with king bedroom featuring a gas fireplace, large luxurious custom bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and separate walk in shower, adjoining loft for reading, sitting or working if you must. There is an attached deck outside the bedroom which is the highest point in the house, allowing for a spectacular view of the lake.

The main floor as you enter the front or back door contains the living room with wood burning fireplace, dining room, guest bedroom with full bath, kitchen and laundry area. This floor allows guests who do not wish to use stairs to have access to everything they need on one floor. It is easily reached from the adjoining carport. Off the living room is the covered screen porch which features a wood burning fireplace. The view from this area is the same as the front deck. You will love sitting here in the evenings while making S'mores and listening to the sounds from outside as the sun goes down and the evening stars appear. Be sure to spend some time on the porch during the daytime curled up on the hammock reading.

One flight of stairs down is the lower level with a lobby leading to a double bedroom and full bathroom. This area has carpeted floors and is perfect for a couple, teenagers, or guests. The downstairs living area contains a ping pong table and has access to the lower deck and outside.

This log home has central heat and air for complete comfort regardless of the weather. It contains two gas fireplaces and two wood burning fireplaces with logs provided. The floors on the main and upper levels are antique heart pine. All windows and doors have double pane glass. There is a custom designed audio/visual system with three tvs, dvd and stereo system. There is also wireless internet. Enjoy luxurious linens and everything you need in the well equipped kitchen.

There are so many activities in the area for everyone. Lake Glenville has 26 miles of shoreline with deep water managed by Duke Energy for the cleanest highest lake levels. The Tater Knob Estates development has a beach area for swimming. Boats can be rented at two locations, including nearby Signal Ridge Marina. Hiking trails and water falls are in abundance in the Glenville/Cashiers/Highlands area. This cabin is located five miles from Cashiers which has charming restaurants, shopping, a major chain grocery store, churches, antiques shops, as well as historical points of interest. Don't miss touring the Taylor Grady House here. Highlands is a ten mile trip from here, and the shopping and dining are not to be missed. There is also a summer stock theatre and other tourist features.

Venturing on some further day trips could include Brevard or Asheville with the Biltmore House, more hiking, or the art scene.

At Mountain Charm you can plan to pack in activities every day or do nothing but watch the many birds and various forms of wildlife in the area! You will be relaxed and refreshed at the end of your stay wishing you could stay longer and looking forward to your next visit.

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Anne Cheney
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

About Anne Cheney

The owners now live in Florida but have lived in Cullowhee, NC in the past and love to come to Mountain Charm when they have a chance. They are from Georgia originally, but one was a professor at Western Carolina while the other did grad work here. They made sure the children were introduced to the area at a young age through camp and school. The mountains are a part of all of them. They are looking forward sharing their home with you.

Anne Cheney purchased this house in 2008

Why Anne Cheney chose Lake Glenville

We purchased this property in 1989 but did not begin construction on the log home until 2006. The first time we viewed the property we were breath taken by the view. We are still amazed at it every time we gaze off the front deck! We also love all of the people here. The locals are so friendly and helpful and other residents of Tater Knob all offer insights to us. We learn from someone every day.

What makes this house unique

While vacationing in nearby Maggie Valley in 2005 we happened to see a log home we admired. It happened to be the Honka Log Home show house. We stopped to inquire about building one ourselves. We learned that the log packages are created in Finland from arctic pine, custom designed and shipped to the US. We first drew our design on a napkin, then worked with the Honka designer in Denver to get things just perfect. It took almost two years, but we find we wouldn't change a thing! During the two years of building we were buying some custom cabinetry for the living area from Florida which is reclaimed wood from The Netherlands, as well as moving the family antiques up to Glenville. Everything, including the entire log package, was stored at the nearby Glenville storage facility for the two years it took to complete the building. Even the contractor came over from Wanyesville every day to supervise the work.


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Rustic elegance in this Honka log home. Now pay online!
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The cabin & the view were amazing!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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  • 5 of 5

The best built log home we have stayed in. The view of the lake is perfect! The home has upgraded appliances, a wonderful screened in porch, nice decks with porch swing. The home was clean and had an added bonus of ping pong that kept the kids entertained while we made dinner. Overall a wonderful place to stay! close to marina/cashiers. Highly recommend this Honka log home.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Loved everything about it!

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect place to spend the Thanksgiving holidays! The views are incredible and the home is even more spectacular than the pictures. Waking up to the view of the lake and watching the sunset at night on the mountains was so peaceful. We loved all of the fireplaces - especially the large wood burning one in the family room and the big screen TV! Loved our great hikes, seeing the waterfalls, great restaurants and shopping in Highlands and Cashiers. We definitely want to come back.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Worth the money

  • 5 of 5

Coming from a drought in California where even the air is dusty right now, this beautiful cabin in this majestic setting was, literally, a breath of fresh air.

We stood and sat on the different porches taking in the surrounding beauty, as it rained leaves and precipitation. So nice to listen and watch.

Anne, thank you fir thinking of the details and for your warmness. Though we didn't meet, I felt we could sit down and have lunch.

Loved our boat ride on the lake. That perspective is always one of our favorites. The Slab Town pizza place was delicious! Went there twice! We love the quaint beauty of this area.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Spectacular home and panoramic views

  • 5 of 5

Carefully following the explicit instructions we drove up the steep hill that rises above Lake Glenville and found the most amazing three story log house on this side of the Atlantic since the parts for this home were cut and shaped in Finland and assembled in the mountains of North Carolina. The home is spacious, comfortable and cozy all rolled into one. The kitchen was exceptionally well equipped for someone who likes to cook-- and we do. The view of the lake and the mountains from the three balconies are breathtaking. We have rented in the Cashiers area for more than twenty years and this home beats all the rest by miles. We can't wait to return again next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you loved our home and have appreciation for our spectacular location. We can't wait to have you back next year. Thank you for being great guests.
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Mountain Charm

  • 5 of 5

We spent our Thanksgiving weekend in this aptly named mountain cabin. It was indeed charming, beautiful and very comfortable for our group of 7 plus a small dog. The view from the cabin is fantastic. One could enjoy spending a lot of time just relaxing and enjoying the view. We awoke Thanksgiving morning to a light snow which enhanced the view but was mostly gone by the following day. Cooking our Thanksgiving feast in the very well equipped kitchen was terrific. Most days we went for short hikes to beautiful waterfalls that were easy driving distance.The owner was very helpful and responsive to all questions and concerns. We hope to return in the summer when the weather is warmer.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
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Rates & Availability

Glenville House Rental Rates

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4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Pet Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 10.0%

Guests are to pay the $89.00 property damage protection fee at the time reservations are made, which insures up to $5000.00 of damage. Please send a separate refundable check of $200.00 at final payment. Fees subject to change until final payments are made, including the property damage protection fee.
Fees include housekeeping prior to arrival and at the end of your stay and include all linens.

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Glenville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Master bath adjoins the upstairs bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , This bathroom is on the main floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , This bathroom is on the lower floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , The master suite has a king bed on the top floor.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , This room with a queen bed is on the main floor.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , The downstairs bedroom is very private. Outdoor entrance
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Shopping, sightseeing, hiking, mountain views and craft fairs are in abundance in the area. Delightful restaurants are in Cashiers and Highlands. Happ's Place restaurant is just down the mountain from our house.

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