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'ALMOST HEAVEN' a relaxing mountain 'get away retreat'

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,185 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 3 full baths, sleeps 8 comfortably, with a spectacular mountain view.

ALMOST HEAVEN offers an opportunity to visit a 'get away retreat' in the mountains with all the comfort and enjoyment of mountain living. Located just 8 miles to downtown Blue Ridge. This is the perfect place for a sorority sisters/girlfriend getaway as indicated by reports from several sorority groups in the past. All roads and the driveway leading to this premier property are paved. You will enjoy the beautiful view to the west across a valley approximately 30 miles to a blue mountain range. Spectacular sunsets are visible from the living room, bedroom, large open deck, screened-in porch or hot tub. Professionally landscaped yards include variegated cypress, Leland cypress, willow, dogwoods, wild cherry, pine and various hardwoods. During your visit chances are you may see wildlife including deer, wild turkey, fox, rabbit, and squirrel. Black bears have been seen in the area on rare occasions. The porches and decks are fully furnished with mountain style chairs, rockers, couches, and swings that accommodate relaxed lounging and provides a great place for bird watching the many species of birds that visit. The property provides a mecca for casual or professional photography.

On the main floor this beautiful home offers a living/dining area with gas fireplace, fully functional modern kitchen, master bedroom with king size bed and full private bath. Upstairs is a bedroom with twin beds, private full bath with jetted tub and a work area with WI/FI provided for computer activity, etc. Down stairs is a large den with gas fireplace and sofa with pull out queen size bed, bedroom with queen size bed and full private bath and a full size laundry room. 6 to 8 people will sleep comfortably. All bedrooms, living room and den have modern TV's connected to the Dish Network.

A Fire Pit, with seating, provides a popular place to roast hot dogs, marshmellows, etc. and visit while viewing spectacular sunsets across the valley.

25 miles to Harrah's casino in Murphy, N.C. - Approximately 8 miles to downtown Blue Ridge


More Details

Frank Vawter
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 25, 2017

About Frank Vawter

Nancy is a retired science teacher and research biologist. Frank is a retired Army Aviator,(CW5). We live in Wetumpka, Al.

Frank Vawter purchased this house in 2012

Why Frank Vawter chose My Mountain

We left Alabama headed to the Cherokee and Pigeon Forge area of North Carolina to find the right mountain home to purchase. A relative suggested that we drive through Northwest Georgia to look at the possible mountain options here. We visited Blue Ridge for two days and were favorably impressed with the area. After continuing our trip to N.C. and spending two days there we decided that North Georgia offered everything we were looking for in a mountain home. Spectacular views, wildlife, bird watching, white water rafting, trout fishing, good places to eat, unique shopping areas and friendly people.

One of the defining factors is the location.

(2 hours from Atlanta and Chattanooga,

4 hours from Montgomery, Birmingham and Nashville.)


My Mountain House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2185 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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 Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Couch in den makes a queen sized bed.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
25 miles to Harrah's Casino, Murphy, N.C.


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'ALMOST HEAVEN' a relaxing mountain 'get away retreat'
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews

Absolutely Amazing

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Almost Heaven to celebrate my mom's birthday and it was a wonderful weekend full of memories that we all will enjoy, remembering for the rest of our lives. The views were AMAZING! We took so many pictures each night as the sun would set. The cabin had plenty of space for the 6 of us. My twin 6 year old girls loved having the loft bedroom upstairs. They felt like such big girls getting to have a TV in their room. The kitchen was fully stocked even though we pretty much brought our own supplies, based on our experience with previous cabin rentals, it was nice knowing if we ran out of our stock we had backup and wouldn't need to run to the store for a roll of toilet paper. Did I mention the views from the back deck! LOL It was beautiful! Thanks Frank for allowing us to stay at your cabin and working with us when we requested to add that extra day. Also, thank you for the photo book of the cabin. My mom really enjoyed getting to take that home. That is the first time I have seen that done in a cabin rental. Sometimes it is just those little extras that make things even better.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing view!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved staying at this cabin. It was very spacious and loved that there was a full bathroom on every level. There are no steep slopes so it's great for kids to play in the yard. We enjoyed the hot tub and also really enjoyed sitting around the fire in the evenings roasting marshmellows. The view from the back deck is absolutely breathtaking! We also appreciated how helpful and so incredibly kind Frank (the owner) was. Thank you so much! We look forward to coming back!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind remarks. Hopefully the Complimentary Photo Album will be a reminder of the experience you enjoyed at Almost Heaven. We look forward to future visits of your family and friends. Frank
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We loved the spectacular long range views!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Almost Heaven! The cabin had everything we could need and Frank was very helpful. Our favorite part was hanging out on the screened in deck with our family. The guys enjoyed the checker table every night. We grilled out every night and enjoyed the beautiful sunsets. We had one rainy evening and even that was enjoyable on the screened in deck. I personally loved watching the birds in the morning enjoy breakfast at the feeder on the deck. We loved everything about our stay and will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that your visit was a good experience for you all. Hopefully the Complimentary Photo Album will provide a positive time of memories to share with friends and family in the future. We look forward to your return. Frank
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Relaxing and Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Such a great cabin close enough to town but secluded. The cabin was well stocked. Would recommend!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Almost Heaven! My family is already asking when are we going back! Cabin feels like home away from says my 10 yr. old son!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This place was BEAUTIFUL!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing weekend we had! Such wonderful accommodations. The cabin is so comfortable and welcoming. The views are stunning. Just the weekend getaway we needed. Thank you so much! Everything was perfect. We hope to come back someday!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
housekeeping/cleaning $100

Payments accepted through Home Away or PayPal.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.