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Modern Log Cabin on 200 acres

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 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 few years 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 recently 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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

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 Marshall

My wife's parents decided to build this cabin 12 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 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
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • 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
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
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
  • snowboarding
  • whitewater rafting


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Modern Log Cabin on 200 acres
average rating of 4.825397 based on 63 reviews

Beautiful and Cozy

  • 5 of 5

Great experience,

WAZE took us right to it. Super cozy, and set far back from everyone it feels secluded. Loved the night sky and the grassy expanse to look at while sitting on the front patio. Easy Fireplace was a perfect touch. Owners were very helpful.

A+ weekend enjoyment. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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beautiful cabin!

  • 4 of 5

This is a beautiful cabin. We stayed 5 days the first part of December to celebrate our anniversary. It was decorated for Christmas with a tree and lights! It was super clean, comfortable and cozy with a fireplace. The area is beautiful with lots of places to explore. Owners, Tim and Joan were very helpful, but are a little far if anything should need fixing. We had a great time.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable beds and a quiet, peaceful property! We love the fireplace!

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Primitive and Private Setting with Excellent Amenities

  • 5 of 5

All that's advertised concerning this cabin and location is genuinely correct. Concerning the cabin itself - no issues anywhere inside what-so-ever. Owners were friendly and accommodating. We drove in from the first part of our vacation from the Smoky Mountain National Park and were greeted with an autumn "snow shower" as we pulled in to this cabin in Marshall, NC.

We found this setting to be laid back and conducive for simply relaxing there and for us to continue our outdoor activities. Appalachian Trail was a short distance away (Hot Springs, Roan Mountain, Max Patch). The old logging road right behind the cabin is a great walk into nature. I surprised my wife on her birthday with an Horse Trail Ride (Sandy Bottom Trail Rides) which was only 20 minutes away. Momma's Kitchen (15 minutes) was a great place and atmosphere for lunch with the owner's "home cooked" meals and fixings. We drove to Mars Hill township (Heritage Museum is there) and where winter snow skiing at Wolf Ridge is close by. We enjoyed exploring Madison County by taking the Historic Barn "Driving Tour" (Appalachian Barn Alliance). The tour takes you through the many winding mountain back roads where wonderful surprises meet you around each corner. This tour enlightens you to understand the amazing craftsmanship, different styles and hard work that went into building these barns in an era long past. We had a picnic at the French Broad River where I know kayaking is popular.

Our stay was cut short because of deaths in our family but we had planned to drive to the Asheville area and also see a play at the Flat Rock, NC "Playhouse" on our way home. Bottom line...there's plenty of stuff to do around the area and the best part - it's not commercialized. A special place and we hope to come back again.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Little Cabin In the Woods

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay. The cabin was cozy. There was a lady bug infestation but the owner was quick to respond and handle this. It was of no fault of their own. It was all nature taking it's course. We felt relaxed and comfortable. The cabin was out of the way and quite while being close enough to all that we wanted to venture out and experience. I give it four stars only because the single be upstairs (while the mattress and bedding were VERY comfortable) leaned to a significant slant and I had to work to hold myself onto it during the night. I don't know if it was the frame, box springs or floor but it was a little bit uncomfortable. Not a deal breaker though by any means. Thank you Tim and Joan for sharing your hidden haven with my family. We are grateful for the time away. I already miss the chickens, goats, and Brush Creek. We hope to return in the near future.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cabin was everything stated in add. Very nice and very clean!!!

  • 5 of 5

Can not say enough good things about our recent stay. Definitely will use if in Marshal area again! Great people to deal with. Restores your faith in honesty in advertising and people!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Asheville Regional
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Momma's Kitchen
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Wolf Ridge
Car: necessary

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75

Please review the cancellation policy.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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