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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. 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. - Approximately 6 miles to downtown Blue Ridge

More Details

Frank Vawter
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 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.)


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 35 reviews

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: Aug 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: Jul 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: Jun 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: Mar 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: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful cabin & Awesome view

  • 5 of 5

Great time at Almost Heaven. Beautiful cabin, incredible view, easy paved road to get to cabin, & 5 min from Blue Ridge. What more could you want....Loved everything about it & will be back again. Thank You!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59

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.

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