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Modern Log Cabin on 200 acres

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

A great place for your mountain experience!!

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.

More Details

Joan & Tim Galvin
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 28, 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.


Marshall Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • 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
  • limited accessibility ...
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(44 traveler reviews)

Modern Log Cabin on 200 acres
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 44 reviews
Waukesha, Wisconsin


  • 5 of 5

Brush Creek Cabin is at the very end of Upper Brush Creek Road, that is unless you count the logging road that is impassable by ordinary cars. It is about 3 miles long, about half of which is gravel and has lots of twists and turns, which make it interesting and fun and a little scary to drive. If you are a flatlander like my wife and me, it will take a little getting used to. But the most important part about Upper Brush Creek Road is that it has a wonderful surprise at the end of it. That, of course, is Brush Creek Cabin.

When we walked into the cabin for the first time we realized we had struck it rich! From the moment we walked in, we felt at home. After living there a few days, this cabin at the end of the road WAS home! You couldn’t ask for a more modern, welcoming place to stay.

Our three week stay was way too short. We will miss the twists and turns as we traversed Upper Brush Creek Road. We will miss seeing the flock of wild turkeys in the meadow as we came home in the evening after visiting one or another of the never-ending supply of surprises these mountains provide. We will miss the leaning street sign announcing Laughing Frog Lane as we made the turn between two barns with their goats and donkeys. We will miss the the babbling brook that is Brush Creek. But most of all we will miss Brush Creek Cabin. Our home at the end of the road.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This cabin is so cozy and very nicely designed. We enjoyed every minute.

Will definitely book again if back in the area.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying here, very comfortable, cozy and inviting! I don't think I've ever had a better bed when staying away from home. All three of our kids loved it too, they didn't want to leave and are now begging for us to buy a cabin just like it.

Very convenient location to skiing and horsebackriding

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jennifer, I am so happy your family enjoyed the cabin. We had a local log home builder, Big Pine Log Homes, build the cabin using their own saw mill, right up the highway on the way to Hot Springs. They do a wonderful job and it is not the typical log home kit. So please come back again. Your comfy beds will be waiting for you. Sincerely, Joan
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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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Ballentine, SC

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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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.


Rates & Availability

Marshall Cabin Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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