Near Mirror Lake--Only One Mile to Town!(32 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-3 nights
- Property type:Cabin
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bathroom newly renovated cabin in quiet neighborhood
It features a large great room with a French door opening onto a serene deck surrounded by rhododendrons. In front of the stone fireplace is a cozy sitting area, which is underneath the gem of a loft for sleeping, reading, or working. A custom modern kitchen is handsomely equipped for serious cooks as well as those who just want easy entertaining. The kitchen includes granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, and a convection range. You can choose to eat in the dining area or on the convenient deck with gas grill.
Additional amenities include WiFi, flat screen TV with cable service, and a laundry room with washer and dryer.
Highlands, NC, has something for everyone:
• shoppers enjoy the boutiques, assorted gift shops, and auctions
• golfers love the many beautiful courses
• outdoors people relish the waterfalls, hiking trails (including the nearby Appalachian Trail), and national forests—Nantahala National Forest and Pisgah National Forest
• food lovers appreciate the many dining options in Highlands as well as nearby Asheville (including James Beard award nominees)
• those who seek rejuvenation find it in the area’s natural beauty and at the Old Edwards Inn & Spa where you can find a heated mineral pool, massage, acupuncture, facial, pedicure or manicure
• botanists delight in the unusual plants that abound in the subtropical highland climate
• rock hounds seek the native sources of garnets, rubies, and other semiprecious stones
• and vacation lovers of all sorts will relax in the peace and quiet of this tranquil, unspoiled area
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Member since: 2014
- 1694 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 4
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Feb 11 - Mar 31, 2017
2 night min stay
Apr 1 - Jun 30, 2017
2 night min stay
Jul 1 - Nov 1, 2017
3 night min stay
Nov 2 - Dec 31, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Housekeeping $110
- Refundable Damage Deposit $175
- Tax Rate 10%
Please note: November and December weekend night rates are now reduced by 15%! Come enjoy a weekend on the beautiful plateau.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Highlands, NC, is a wonderfully cool mountain resort, with nearby gem mining, zip line parks, numerous waterfalls, hiking trails, local auction houses, craft stores, and antique stores. Plus, lots of shopping!
Have you ever been to an antique auction? It’s an event to be experienced. Dry Falls and Glen Falls must be seen, as well as Sunset Rock—all well worth the hike! The Great Smoky Mountain Railroad is especially wonderful for children (my kids LOVED the ice cream stop!). Asheville is a mere 85 miles away, the site of the Thomas Wolfe house, Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands, some 18 craft breweries, and many more award winning restaurants.
Year Purchased: 1974
About the owner: We are three sisters, who cherish the cabin that our parents adored. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful refuge as much as we have! It’s not perfect, it’s not modern, but it IS fun! We live in different areas of the country: near Chapel Hill, NC and outside Boston, MA. As military brats, we grew up all over: NC, NJ, KS, CO, TX, Germany, and GA.
Why the Owner Chose Mirror Lake (Highlands, NC, USA):
Thistle Dew is a lovingly restored cabin that has been in our family for nearly 40 years. After 30+ years in the Army, our dad retired. Our parents moved around constantly and were finally able to return to NC and fix up this cabin to spend the summers. We remember how happy they were, to be in this cool refuge and walk with neighbors nightly down to Mirror Lake or to go golfing with friends. The heat in the coastal plains of NC was (and is!) unbearable, especially as our parents aged. This cabin has been a family refuge for many years—beloved and adored.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
This cabin is perfect for private getaways. Only one mile from downtown, it feels so private and secluded, thanks to the many native rhododendrons and mountain laurels. The deck is perfect for outdoor dining, grilling, and relaxing. The original cabin was built entirely of wormy chestnut (American chestnut trees were mostly destroyed by the chestnut blight in the early 1900s). According to grandchildren of the doctor who sold the house to OUR parents, it was built in the late 1930s. Our recent renovations have attempted to retain that flavor—with nightstands built from the old kitchen table, deck consoles built from the old dining table, and closets utilizing old interior chestnut doors.
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View of living room from loft
Living room overlooking spacious deck
Sitting area in front of fireplace
Loft desk and day bed
Another view of the loft day bed
Kitchen working area with granite countertops
Kitchen bar area and seating for two
Deck seating for two with handmade table
Hallway to powder room
Front door with owl door knocker
Living room with comfortable sleeper sofa
Dining area in front of original granite fireplace
View of loft area from living room
Kitchen bar area
Guest bedroom armoire
Deck seating for four with handmade console tables and gas grill
A convenient place to hang your hat!
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Thursday, March 23, 2017
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