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

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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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. 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 from a 'state of the art' 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.

25 miles to Harrah's casino in Murphy, N.C.

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Frank Vawter
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 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 Morganton

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.)


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

'ALMOST HEAVEN' a relaxing mountain 'get away retreat'
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! The drive was easy and close to everything. The view was great. The owner was great at communicating with us before and during our stay. We will definitely be returning!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Lovely, comfortable, and a lot of fun.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay so much. Christmas decor was beautiful, the cabin was well stocked with basics. The property was lovely.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Almost Heaven was exactly what we needed.

  • 5 of 5

Our family has enjoyed VRBO vacation homes in mountains of Tennessee, North Carolina, and Georgia over the years. We searched properties for the week of Thanksgiving and found a treasure in Frank and Nancy's home. They were very accommodating and gracious as they assisted us in making reservations for our Thanksgiving getaway this year. We found the property to be as advertised and then some. The porch and deck had spectacular views, the fireplaces were a treat on the cold winter evenings, the sleeping arrangements were perfect, and the kitchen was very well equipped for our meal preparations. We highly recommend this home in the mountains.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Panama City, Florida

Wonderful Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Almost Heaven is laid out perfectly for multiple families sharing the home. My son and his wife with 3 children loved the private downstairs with separate bedroom for extra privacy. My daughter and her child loved being upstairs with the huge bathtub. The views from the deck were just as the pictures display but the sunsets from there...awe breath taking. Listening to the critters rustle around at night in the woods and watching the stars while taking in family conversations are some of the great things we will remember about this cabin and vacation.

The drive up to the cabin from the main road was very pretty and scenic. The paved road all the way also made it very nice for the morning walks.

The owners also provide everything you may need and more. Right down to extra bird seed for the many bird feeders on the property and hummingbird food as well. The cabin is well stocked and very beautiful. Would recommend to anybody thinking of visiting this area. Loved loved loved it!

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gadsden Alabama

Wonderful Fall Break

  • 5 of 5

Almost Heaven is a wonderful cabin. We enjoyed our stay very much. The views are amazing.

The cabin is laid out perfect. Everybody has their own space. The cabin was very clean. We did some

hiking and attended some of the festivals in the area. We have stayed in several cabins in this area

over the years and this is by far the best. Definitely would recommend it.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Loved almost heaven. It has an incredible view, a great layout, it's stocked well and includes a very responsive, considerate owner.


  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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My Mountain House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
housekeeping/cleaning $100

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

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My Mountain House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2185 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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