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2 BR 1 Bath Cabin on Lake Hosea near Saluda

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

Our cabin is a two bedroom, one bath arrangement; the living room, dining and kitchen area along with one bedroom, laundry and bathroom are located on the first floor. On the second floor is a large bedroom with twin beds and a sofa bed. Both bedrooms and living room have 36' TV's with Direct TV satellite. Netflix is available downstairs. Wireless is also available, along with central HVAC, emergency lighting and generator.

Cabin is decorated very nicely with many antiques, original art, pottery, and accessories, white pine floors. Our reviews reflect the emphasis on cleanliness, quality of appliances, furnishings, linens, and good property maintenance.

Enjoy cool summer evenings on the covered front porch with dining table/chairs, and comfortable seating. In summer, you will be entertained by the visitors to two humming bird feeders. Cook dinner on the gas grill on detached deck surrounded by woods and seasonal gardens. The open covered car shelter with motion detected lighting is only steps away from the entrance. Ceiling fans in bedrooms, living room, porch.

Kitchen is fully equipped with refrigerator with ice maker, dishwasher, smooth top stove and oven, garbage disposal, microwave, toaster oven, two coffee pots, and typical pots/pans/utensils. English china and stainless steel flatware for eight. Also provided are typical spices, cocktail and dinner napkins, paper towels, new dish cloths/towels, etc.

A paddle boat is kept at the lake and is available to guests.

Lake has several docks and is about a 5 minute walk from house.

An electric golf cart is available for rent and use by responsible adults or younger guests, with adult supervision. Fees for the golf cart are $50 for 3-4 nights, and $100 for 5-6 nights. The golf cart fees are waived for a 7 night rental.

A very quiet area, about half the homes are permanent residences. Our cabin was constructed in 2009, and has been offered for rent since 2014. All linens and towels are provided.

Cabin sleeps four very comfortably. We typically limit the number of guests to 4, however, one additional guest is welcome with prior approval. There is a sleeper sofa in upstairs BR in addition to the twin beds, a queen size bed in downstairs BR.

More Details

Gail G. Benke and Tom H. Benke
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

About Gail G. Benke and Tom H. Benke

We live in Greenville, SC and in 2009 had this cabin custom built. We have put a lot of time and energy into the property, and also own the adjoining lot in the back for privacy. The house is on a corner lot and there is a privacy fence on the side adjoining the only other adjacent home. Very private and quiet location.

We love the proximity to the town of Saluda with the wonderful restaurants, friendly shop keepers, festivals, and community spirit. Lake Hosea is a small, quiet lake community "in the woods" about 2.5 miles outside town.

Although we are both very much in the "retirement age", my husband continues to stay in business and I enjoy several hobbies including furniture painting, competitive bridge, gardening, and reading.

The cabin is very much our "home away from home" and we welcome guests who respect the property, our neighbors, and our personal property.

Gail G. Benke and Tom H. Benke purchased this cabin in 2009

Why Gail G. Benke and Tom H. Benke chose Saluda

In addition to proximity to Saluda and amenities of the lake, we like to visit the surrounding communities of Columbus, Tryon, Hendersonville, and Asheville. Many mountain attractions and conveniences are within a short distance. We love being close to good hiking trails, the Green River, The Gorge Zip Line, and ice cream at Somewhere in Time in downtown Saluda.

Saluda has recently been named among the five leading small towns to visit in the Carolinas. Developed as a summer retreat for SC residents from the heat of the lower part of the state, the residential population more than doubles in the summer. Visitors come here from every US state, Canada, and many foreign countries.

We are also conveniently located to Greenville, SC, recently recognized as one of the 10 best cities in the US to visit. If you have time while in the Saluda area, hopefully you will drive to downtown Greenville and enjoy the center city water falls, "swinging" bridge, fabulous restaurants, theater, music, and specialty stores and shops.

What makes this cabin unique

We chose Lake Hosea due to its laid back atmosphere, very natural landscaping, wooded privacy, and the lake. We love walking around the lake, enjoying the birds, wild flowers, and natural scenery of this neighborhood. Quiet, private, but easily accessible to town and conveniences. In deciding to rent the cabin, we are providing a clean, well maintained and comfortable cabin that is fully equipped for most - all paper products, full line of linens/towels, fully equipped kitchen with modern appliances and cookware. Designed to offer a get-away where you only need to bring your clothes, meds, and some food; and if you don't want to bring food, several very good restaurants are nearby.

We have invested the time and energy to decorate and maintain a comfortable, clean, and attractive home, and appreciate our guests who respect the home and treat it as we do - relax and enjoy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our first guests at the Benke cabin were ideal! They were respectful of our home, communicated well, and responded to all our questions. A very positive first experience for us as renters, and we hope these folks will visit any time.
Jun 2014
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Saluda Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The roomy bathroom has corner shower (no tub), large sink, toilet, side table, cabinet, vanity bench. Plenty of towels, hand towels, wash cloths, bath mats are provided, along with all paper products - toilet tissue, facial tissue, guest soaps, etc.. Hair dryer/mirrors available
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • The downstairs bedroom has a queen size bed; also, a table with chair and lamp, chest of drawers, luggage rack. Upstairs bedroom has a set of twin beds and sleeper sofa. A large room, it contains two chest of drawers, dresser, luggage racks, several side tables/lamps, etc.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
We keep an electric golf cart at the property which is available for rent during your stay. For a three to five night stay, the rental is $50. Rental for one week or longer, golf cart included.


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2 BR 1 Bath Cabin on Lake Hosea near Saluda
average rating of 4.9607844 based on 52 reviews

The Benke cabin in Saluda is the BEST!!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Benke cabin on Lake Hosea was the perfect location. Convenient to all local attraction, very private, and perfectly equipped. Communication with Gail and Tom was easy. We would definitely recommend to anyone. I can't think of anything that wasn't provided. I certainly hope if we travel back to Saluda to stay at the Benke cabin again.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive and detailed review of your stay in our cabin. We were delighted you chose it for your father/son get away and hope you will come back. You are always welcome, and we appreciate your business.
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Wonderful mountain cabin! Quaint and well appointed

  • 5 of 5

The owners have done a fantastic job with this property - the rules were straight forward but unencumbering - the property exceeded our expectations. The antiques were a nice touch.

Dan C

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolute PERFECTION in the most idyllic setting!

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful cabin totally EXCEEDED our expectations! My husband and I needed a break from the rat race and decided to run away to the mountains to quietly welcome the new year. The area is stunning, and the small town of Saluda was an unexpected delight, but it was the cabin that totally wowed us! You can feel that it has been lovingly decorated and maintained with thoughtful touches throughout.

Escaping to this cabin was by far one of the best mini-vacations we've enjoyed since moving to North Carolina and hopefully we can return- maybe for the Coon Dog Festival!!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It is a wonderful place that is so inviting.

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here many times. We look forward to each return visit.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you; it is always a pleasure to have your family here.
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A little Haven!!

  • 5 of 5

A perfect retreat for our fall foliage trip, this cabin is clean cozy and welcoming!! Decorated beautifully. Loved walking down around the lake.The owners have went the extra mile to make guest comfortable!! This will most definitely be the cabin we choose for our next North Carolina trip!!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Suburb of Portland, OR, USA

Absolutely Fabulous Little Cabin in the Woods!

  • 5 of 5

The Benke Cabin is even better in person than in the photos! It is so cozy and warm, decorated beautifully and equipped with everything you need, as if in your own home! We loved our stay and really needed another day or two in order to enjoy the cabin more! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is our pleasure to host guests such as you. Thank you for choosing our cabin for this trip and when you return to the east coast, I hope it will be to this area and our cabin.
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Asheville NC
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Saluda, NC
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Pace Mtn. Rd.; US Hwy. 176
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Saluda, NC
Car: necessary

We are located about two miles from the town of Saluda, and about two miles from the Greenville County Water shed entrance. Lake Hosea Drive is off Mountain Page Road, which becomes Greenville Street closer to town. This location is within a 20 minute drive to Hendersonville, Tryon, NC and Landrum, SC. The area is known for its outdoor activities including tubing, kayaking, zip lining, mountain hiking and biking. Many festivals are held here each year including Saluda's Art Festival in the spring, Coon Dog day which is the first Saturday after July 4. The Apple Festival is held in Hendersonville in September. And other festivals are held in Tryon and nearby towns.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350

Our cabin is appropriate for responsible adults and well behaved children over 12 years of age. Use of golf cart is available upon request, and at our discretion. Golf cart fees apply, if reserved. We do not rent on a long term basis; longest rental period is two weeks. Also, we request reservations be made at least three days in advance of arrival. Thank you for considering our cabin for your visit.

CHECK-IN/CHECK OUT TIMES: Check in time is 2:00 p.m. and check out at 12:00 noon. Please contact me in advance of beginning of reservation for any deviation of these times as we schedule cleaning and maintenance in advance.

GENERAL DEPOSIT: You have a choice of paying a $250 refundable deposit or purchasing property insurance coverage through VRBO for $59. 99.9% of our guests leave the property in very good condition with no retention of any portion of the deposit. We pay all taxes relative to the rental. If you have any questions, please give me a call to discuss.

Also, when comparing rates, please note we do not charge our guests for a cleaning fee or taxes.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.