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Modern Log Cabin on 200 acres

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

A great place for your mountain experience!!

Special: Limited number of FREE Biltmore Estate passes, now through March 17.

A modern cabin 40 minutes from Asheville. Enjoy this 200 acre retreat. City or country adventures. This is a private cabin which up until a year ago was only used for short visits in the country by our immediate family living in Asheville. You should feel as if you are guests in a well loved vacation home which was custom built and has been tastefully decorated with quality and comfort in mind. To those of you who have stayed before, we just changed beds to add a King downstairs and a Queen + Single upstairs!

You will have access to logging trails above the cabin that are good for hiking. There are wonderful views from up there. There are two creeks on the property with one providing particularly easy access for wading in the pure cold mountain water.

Many attractions are within 20 minutes, including the town of Hot Springs with its famous and historic mineral springs spa. The Depot music hall (Marshall) on Friday nights is free with local bluegrass entertainment. Mainstreet Marshall also boasts several art galleries and quirky restaurants. Rafting and horseback riding are close by as is the French Broad River. Skiing and snow tubing at Wolf Ridge is a fun winter activity.

Nearby Asheville is fantastic and was recently named by National Geographic as one of the 220 best cities in the world! Don't miss the Biltmore Estate, the fabulous Grove Park Inn or funky downtown Asheville.

In downtown Marshall, try 'Zuma's' for great deli and heavenly cookies along with mid-week entertainment or pick up a gourmet chicken pot pie at the 'Pot Pie.' 'Sweet Monkey Bakery & Cafe' also offers decidedly worthy treats.

For groceries, stop at Ingles Grocery on your way to the cabin. It's about a 10 minute trip.

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Joan & Tim Galvin
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 12, 2017

About Joan & Tim Galvin

My wife Joan and I have several rental properties across North Carolina that we own/manage, mainly corporate short-term rentals in the RTP area. I am originally from New Orleans while my wife is from Asheville. We manage the Mountain Log Cabin for her father. This lovely home was custom built with locally milled logs and stone as a family weekend retreat, but we just don't have the time to enjoy it - so we are sharing it with visitors to the area.

Joan & Tim Galvin purchased this cabin in 2002

Why Joan & Tim Galvin chose Blue Ridge Mountains

My wife's parents decided to build this cabin 11 years ago to enjoy the land which was most 'recently' acquired by great-grandparents in the early 1900's. (Look for family photos and a 'temperance pledge' in the cabin.) The land can also be traced back to the 1820's when it was originally purchased from the local Indian agent by a distant relative. Note the pre- civil war cabin on the property.

What makes this cabin unique

This cabin is the last property at the end of a mountain cove. Follow the road alongside the cabin to walk along a rushing creek or explore the 200 acres high above the cabin. While it feels remote, it is an easy trip to the grocery store, downtown Marshall and even Asheville for a day trip.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(41 traveler reviews)

Modern Log Cabin on 200 acres
average rating of 4.8536587 based on 41 reviews

Adorable cabin!

  • 5 of 5

As you walk into this magical little cabin you start exploring every space! My two small daughters would find something new and exciting in every room they explored. The Christmas decoration were extremely festive and warm! Absolutely perfect North Carolina mountain experience! Cannot wait to return to this fantastic area! Thank you, Olga Renna

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad to hear that you caught the "spirit of the cabin" this Christmas season. We have two young grand-daughters who also love it. My mother originally did the decorating and she was a kindergarten teacher. So we are pleased that our family cabin and your family were a happy match!
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Another lovely visit

  • 5 of 5

This was our second trip to this charming cabin. Clean, quiet, and cozy pretty much sum it up. Our family enjoyed snow skiing at Wolf Ridge- only about 40 minutes away. We also enjoyed the Christmas decorations and the amazing Biltmore. Per Tim's recommendation, we visited the Grove Park Inn and spent a couple hours enjoying the gingerbread house contest displays. The owners are most kind and happy to offer tips and recommendations to help guests have a perfect stay. We plan to come back soon!

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you and would welcome you back anytime. I am so glad you were able to visit the gingerbread displays at the Grove Park Inn too!
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Incredible Thanksgiving!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the entire month of November and had our family Thanksgiving at this charming cabin. The walks, the views, the peace and quiet were all wonderful. Owners were very responsive and helpful. Over all great place!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home away for a Perfect Wedding Wedding Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful, comfortable Cabin in the Woods! Would love to return someday soon! We honestly didn't have time to explore the acreage! Sorry I forgot to write in the Guest Book, but rest assured we thoroughly enjoyed your place!

Thanks for opening your home for us!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Peaceful and Relaxing Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We could not have chosen a better place to stay in North Carolina. The location is in proximity to many day trips to Bryson City, Maggie Valley, Asheville, Max Patch, Weaverville, and so many more. The cabin is very clean and the kitchen has absolutely everything you need. A gas grill with an extra propane tank came in handy most nights. When we had a question about how to operate the satellite television and Roku, a reply email from the owners came almost instantly. We are already thinking about another trip to NC with this cabin in mind. Trust me. You won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at our cabin. You certainly had a beautiful sunny week for your stay. We would love to host you again!
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Lovely. Peaceful. Comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Very clean cozy and well appointed. We had a great family vacation and owners were very nice and great communication.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Take exit 19A on I-26 in North Carolina, heading toward Marshall on Hwy 25/70. Continue to Ingles grocery on the right. Be sure to pick up any supplies at Ingles. Take US 25 from Ingles toward Hot Springs for about 5 minutes until you come to a stop light at the Madison Middle School. Turn right onto upper Brush Creek. Proceed about 3/4 mile on paved road. Turn right at the first gravel road (not including driveways) to stay on Upper Brush Creek. Proceed to Laughing Frog and turn left between two barns to stay on Upper Brush Creek. The cabin is about 1/4 mile from that point.


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Marshall Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • whitewater rafting

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