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Remote Cabin on 34 Acres, WiFi, Hiking, sleeps up to 13 people

Lake Toxaway, NC, USA
  • Chateau / Country House2322 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps13
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights

Great Views in the County of 100 waterfalls only 45 minutes fron AVL.

4BR/3Bath plus Loft on 34 acres with awesome views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and near trout streams and hiking. Between Brevard and Cashiers, 40 miles from Asheville. Fabulous mountain views. Close to boating, rafting. Borders Pisgah National Forest. Large Game Room. Living Room has 3D HDTV. WiFi throughout and Video Streaming on all TV's. Great for large family or two family vacation. The house has two floors plus a loft so it offers lots of privacy for two families or from the kids. The outside lawn with fire pit and treehouse are great for outside fun. A ping pong table in the garage is great fun on rainy days. There are trails from the property along an old logging trail and through the Rhododendron Forest. There is golfing and skiing within less than 30 minutes. Great restaurants for casual or not so casual dining within 15 to 30 minutes both towards Cashiers and in Brevard. And in the summer you can be our guests and therefor have access to boating on Lake Toxaway. The house does have light carpeting, so please bring house shoes and leave your dirty shoes at the front door.

In the winter, if the weather channel issues warnings the day before your rental date that snow threatens to close the roads, we offer a free rescheduling of your rental date.


Rita Olschewski

Member Since 2013
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english, german
Calendar last updated:
Apr 14, 2018
About Rita Olschewski

We bought this home 10 years ago and loved the quiet location and the nearby hiking. There is a stream near by for trout fishing and we built a tree fort with our grandkids. As they got older they wanted to be on a lake, so we built another house on Lake Toxaway where we spend our summer and fall. We still go up to the cabin for hiking and mushroom picking.

Rita Olschewski purchased this Chateau / Country House in 2005

Why Rita Olschewski chose Lake Toxaway

This home has fantastic views through huge windows. Even though we are in the woods, there is lots of sun on the porches and lawn. The property is surrounded by woods and National Forest.

What makes this Chateau / Country House unique

Close to Lake Toxaway with it's boat and kayak rental.We fell in love with the quiet serenity of this home. The water fall trails nearby are awesome and Tony's free guided hikes every Friday make it accessable to every one.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
      • Master Bedroom
        1 king, Upper level, fully carpeted, private bath, Flat Panel TV
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, Upper Level, fully carpeted, flat panel TV
      • Lower Level 1
        1 queen, Fully carpeted
      • Loft
        2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Not recommended for children under 12.
      • Gameroom
        1 sleep sofa /futon, Comfortable queen sleeper sofa
      • Lower Level Twin Beds
        2 twin/ single, Fully carpeted, possible, playpen for toddler or infant
      • All bedrooms have plenty of storage and at least one set of extra sheets. The loft is not suitable for children under 12 due to the steep ladder. Two extra sleeping bags and self inflating thin air mattresses have been supplied.


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Most bathrooms are carpeted, to keep your feet warm.

      Location Type

        • Mountain View
          Great to SE , South, West & NW
        • Rural
          at 3000ft & up in Smoky Mountains


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Budget
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                      Several extra sets of linens are provided for each bedroom.
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Heat Pump
                    • Fitness Room / Equipment
                    • Garage
                      Two car garage with automatic garage door. Partially used by a ping pong table
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Heat pump and supplemental propane heat.
                    • Internet
                      See directions for connecting on the TV cabinet. WiFi throughout the house. Wifi and Video streaming . Roku on all TV's. Chromecast on Livingroom TV.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      For use of guests staying 3 or more days. Dryer sheets are provided.
                    • Living Room
                      47' 3D LED HDTV with 4 pair of 3D Glasses, WiFi Blue Ray DVD; Direct TV with Recorder. Chromecas and Roku streaming
                    • Parking
                      There is ample parking in front of the house.
                    • Telephone
                      Use your cell phone. Good service with Verizon. Facetime ans skype ower WiFi
                    • Towels Provided
                      At least four sets of towels are provided for each bathroom. Please bring your own beach towels if you plan to go swimming below the many waterfalls or in the surrounding lakes.
                    • Washing Machine
                      For use of guests staying 3 or more days. Laundry detergent is provided. Please use detergent sparingly to avoid oversuddsing
                    • Wood Stove
                      Use only October through March. There is a charge of $75 for the week for us to set it up and supply the wood.


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Two Coffee makers and a coffee press
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Plates, Glasses and cutlery for 13+ guests. Waffle/electric sandwich griddle,crockpot, mixer, Fondue/Chafing dish, Non stick pans, wok,etc. There are additional dishes, glasses and cutlery downstairs
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          This is a bright galley kitchen with great views of the mountains and the back yard. Corian countertops. Lots of pots and pans , dishes and silverware.
                        • Microwave
                          Two Microwaves. One in the kitchen and one in the gameroom
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Salt & Pepper Mills, Flour, Sugar, spices and odds and ends. Please help yourself to anything in the cabinets and refrigerator.
                        • Refrigerator
                          Large refrigerator in the kitchen and small drink refrigerator in the game room.
                        • Stove
                          Gas stove and oven
                        • Toaster
                          4 slice toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Dining table seats 8, breakfast bar seats 3. Back deck has table & 6 chairs. Front deck has a table & 6 chairs, 4 chaises. There is a table & 4 chairs in the gameroom . Lots of chairs around firepit.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 12 people


                                • DVD Player
                                  2 Blue Ray Players. WiFi & Video Streaming. Roku streaming on all TV's, Chromecast on Livingroom TV.
                                • Game Room
                                  A table is set up for chess. Another table with four chairs is great for games or as an alternate place for eating. There are plenty of DVDs and games in the TV Cabinet. Ping Pong table in garage.
                                • Games
                                  There are several boardgames in the cabinet in the game room.
                                • Ping Pong Table
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Direct TV with Recorder
                                • Television
                                  3 TVs , one in Living Room (47' 3D) and another in the Master Bedroom (20') and a third (34') in the downstairs game room.
                                • Toys
                                  There is a bag on the front porch with outside games. A multipurpose net is strung for volleyball, badminton, etc. near the tree house.
                                • Video Library
                                  Top Gun & Life of Pi in 3D. Children's and general audience DVD's in Downstairs TV Cabinet. DVD Access to streaming video ie. VUDU, You Tube, Netflix, more.


                                    • Balcony
                                      Fabulous Views, Chairs & tables for cocktails.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Fabulous Views, Table for 4
                                    • Golf
                                      Several golf courses within 15-20 miles. Check in Saphire,Cashiers & Brevard
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      Surrounded by a daisy garden.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Great fire pit for those camp fires we love. Tree house in the woods to be used with adult supervision only.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Propane two burner grill below the Deck. Spare propane bottle in the garden hut.
                                    • Tennis
                                      At the Lake Toxaway community center. It is fenced in on three sides and is 10 minutes away.


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • marina
                                            • arboretum
                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • library
                                            • live theater
                                            • botanical garden
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants
                                            • winery tours

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • scenic drives
                                                • antiquing
                                                • boating
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • gambling casinos
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • bird watching
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • sledding
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • Babysitter
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • mountain climbing
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hunting
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • equestrian events
                                                        • mountaineering
                                                        • rafting
                                                        • rock climbing
                                                        • ski privileges optional
                                                        • skiing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • water tubing
                                                        • whitewater rafting
                                                        • wind-surfing


                                                            • There are several lakes and waterfalls within 15 -30 minute driving distance. Lake Toxaway is a private lake with cayak and boat rental for our guests with prior arrangement There is even a sliding rock park on route 278 that the kids and adults adore, even though the water is very cold. Hiking trails abound throughout Pisgah National forest and several trailheads are less than 15 minutes away.Tony's guided hikes start every Friday at 8:45 at Amore Caffe, 15 minutes from the house. Several Churches nearby have some of the most welcoming members you've ever met.

                                                              20 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Perfect cabin for large or multiple families.

                                                              Kathy D.

                                                              I have a large family and we really enjoyed our stay. Plenty of room indoors and fun things to do outdoors. I suggest you stop for groceries on the way to the cabin because it is a bit far to go back to get them. The driveway is narrow and steep, but we got up just fine.

                                                              Perfect place for vacation!!!

                                                              colin m.

                                                              The cabin was beautiful and very family friendly, we had an amazing time. Beautiful view with an awesome backyard. We haven’t had the time to go tubing or kayaking so will definitely go back. Thank you Rita for your hospitality and great customer service!


                                                              Renhard M.

                                                              This is the perfect place for a trip to the mountains. We loved it. The views are wonderful. Spacious and well equipped. Easy to rent and quick on the deposit refund. If looking for a place to stay this is the one.

                                                              Great Get-A-Way

                                                              Cari E.

                                                              We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the cabin! The cabin was well stocked from the kitchen to all the linens we needed. The owners provided a lot of information from cabin amenities to local attractions. The drive into the cabin is steep, but it is the mountains! The driveway is very well maintained and we had no problem getting to the location. We loved the short trails right by the cabin ~ What a nice touch! The local waterfalls are beautiful and we also visited the Biltmore and went horseback riding. It was a wonderful vacation that provided a lot of great family time in a very comfortable cabin.

                                                              What views! Comfy!

                                                              We were a group of 10 and found the house suited our needs. Many great features: excellent and strong Wi-Fi, comfortable bed and lovely bath in master suite with huge closet, (I didn't go downstairs to see rooms), kitchen adequately supplied for us, porches provided terrific views, modern appliances. We weren't at house enough to enjoy outside opportunities but the men did take a hike around property and found it to be beautiful. I must comment on a couple of things: be sure anyone using the loft isn't afraid of ladders or heights but it can be fun for older kids, found renter’s expectations upon leaving a little unreasonable (wash and dry towels, strip beds, one set of sheets in washer, dishes washed and put away). If you want an early morning start you'll need to plan to do some tasks the night before. Four-wheel drive was helpful getting up the steep driveway. This last comment is not the owner’s responsibility, but be prepared for a VERY, VERY windy road getting to property (don't try it if you get car sick). It was a long (more than an hour) drive into Asheville, a trip we made every day of our stay. I would recommend to anyone IF it were not for the distance and treacherous drive.

                                                              The property was amazing.

                                                              Martha S.

                                                              The property was beautiful and the owner was flexible with a couple minor things that we needed to change. I did wonder why we needed to do laundry for the linens when we were paying a cleaning fee, but that was minor.


                                                              Lake Toxaway, NC, USA

                                                              Nearest Motorway: Route 64 or Blue Ridge Parkway at 5.8 Miles. Near Saphire and Cashiers. Near Blue Ridge Parkway and Smokey Mountains. Great hiking, biking and trout fishing within walking distance. Fabulous fall colors. Remote location for quiet vacations. Close to Asheville, Cherokee, Bryson City. All those locations have rafting, ziplining, hiking and boating opportunities plus theater, movies, antiquing and horseback riding. We're only 30 minutes from Brevard, city of the fantastic Brevard Festival of Music which provides stunning musical performances all summer. 15 minutes from the marina at the lake. Boat rental or canoes may be arranged with enough notice. Parking limited to 4 cars and 1 motorcycle.


                                                              Additional information about rental rates

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                                                              A renter questionaire must be completed before rental is confirmed. Payment via Credit/Debit card only. Options for pets ($75) early check in or late check out ($75) or firewood ($75) are available. The security Deposit is forfeited if a reservation is cancelled at any time. The cleaning fee is for 12 people.For monthly rental, optional weekly cleaning at $150 per cleaning Cancellation policy: 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

                                                              20 Reviews
                                                              Excellent 4.3/5
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