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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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • 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


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Modern Log Cabin on 200 acres
average rating of 4.8653846 based on 52 reviews

Homey and comfortable cabin in the woods

  • 5 of 5

Loved the cabin and its' decor. Very comfortable and homey feeling. Very relaxing and peaceful get away

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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  • 5 of 5

This secluded mountain cabin was the perfect place to retreat from busy life in the city. Rocking and eating on the front porch while watching the hummingbirds, warblers, and cardinals was so relaxing. Everything we needed was available from nice linens to a well equipped kitchen. The first morning we were awakened by a rooster who brought his harem to the front steps to greet us. We drove from the cabin to Mt. Mitchell where we hiked and stopped at Hot Springs to pick up some local canned chutney, heirloom apples and homemade bread. This cabin would be the perfect location to stay for an adventurous white water rafting trip. I highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for our long summer weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful long weekend here with our college aged kids. It was a nice break before they head back to school. The cabin is very welcoming and has everything that we needed. We especially enjoyed the layout and feel of the main living space. There was ample room for our party of 5 adults. Tim and Joan were extremely easy to work with and were very responsive when we sent them questions using the VRBO message feature. We were here during a heat wave, yet still made use of the gas fireplace! Viewing the stars at night was spectacular, as we live in an urban area with a lot of light pollution which prevents us from experiencing that many starts at once. It was also nice of the roosters to check in on us to make sure we were awake. As soon as all five of us visited with them, they left to wake up the others nearby. The outdoor propane grill was a really nice feature. We hope to return another time of the year for a different season's experience. TIP for other visitors: Drive 90 minutes north to Bristol, TN and tour the Bristol Caverns. Very impressive and well worth the scenic drive.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oasis in the mountains!

  • 5 of 5

When we opened the front door, it smelled like it was just built. A modern log cabin with all the amenities. We explored all the rooms on the lower level. Every room was so inviting with the floors, ceilings, walls, and decore.

Our friends slept downstairs while we slept upstairs. So peaceful sitting on the front porch in the mornings and winding down after long days exploring on our motorcycles. If we are in the area again we would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful, relaxing property. We had a great week!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Very Relaxing

  • 4 of 5

Easy access to Asheville, comfortable and quiet with all the amenities. Perfect to unwind and catch up on reading, afternoon walks and exploring the Madison County area.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $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.