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Cold Mountain @ 3600 feet. Enjoy Beautiful Views from large deck at "Old Sarum"

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Tri-level Mountain Home. 3 Bed 2 1/2 bath with loft. 2 Family rooms & fireplaces

Enjoy Awesome Views From Large Open Deck Or Cozy Fires In One Of Two Huge Stone Fireplaces. 3 Bedrooms And 2 1/2 Baths Plus A Loft Full Of Beds For The Whole Family. Satelite Tv And Internet. Secluded Location In Pisgah Forest Between Asheville An Waynesville. Near Daniel Boone Boy Scout Camp, Lake Logan And Blue Ridge Parkway. Hiking, Fishing, Tubing, Rafting And Other Activities In The Area.

Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

About Owner/Manager

This beautiful cabin was custom built by our retiring grandparents 30 years ago. Used in summers and for family get reunions. We just purchased from their estate and updated it so our family and others could continue to enjoy.

Owner/Manager purchased this house in 2014

Why Owner/Manager chose Canton

Quiet and secluded, high on the mountain ridge yet close to town and many activities and adventures.

What makes this house unique

Awesome fireplace and lots of room to enjoy family together or separate. Views from the large deck. Fully furnished with everything a visitor needs.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Arrived to the cabin yesterday. What a beautiful spot! The road is a challenge since we are riding a full dress Harley Davidson with 2 weeks of gear. But, we made it and are enjoying the quiet.
Aug 2014
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Canton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Half Bath Is Jack And Jill And Shares Shower With Master.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 4 twin/ single , Loft for sleeping and children area, 4 singles
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Cold Mountain @ 3600 feet. Enjoy Beautiful Views from large deck at "Old Sarum"
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 37 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The road up to the cabin was a little scary but so worth it to wake up to those views!!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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A great place for a getaway

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Old Sarum this Oct 2017. It was about an hours drive from Asheville. My GPS gave clear directions to the place, but a friend's GPS did not. Google Maps gives correct directions, but it does not work once you lose the signal (you lose mobile network as soon as you start the uphill drive on the dirt road, verizon, at&t... all).

We reached there after sunset and it had already become dark. The final stretch of dirt road that leads to the house is narrow, steep and with sharp turns at some places. My two wheel drive sedan could easily climb with full capacity + luggage, but my friend's wagon did not. He had to stop, backup a couple of times. It can be scary at night to stop and backup on such a steep road. Can't imagine going there during snow with 2 wheel drive.

The place itself was good. Very clean, cozy and good for a getaway. It had enough linen, toiletries, and kitchen was well equipped. The only reason for 4 stars is the stench coming from all toilets that persisted through our stay that probably came from the septic tank. Nothing helped remove the stench. We told the owner about it and he responded with a few tips. I am sure he must have taken care of it now.

It shouldn't hold you back from staying here. If you are looking for a quiet place away from city life, this is a good place.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderfully appointed home!

  • 4 of 5

This is an amazing house. The owners made sure that everything needed was provided at the home on arrival.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Great way to escape a Hurricane! Although drive up was SCARY!

  • 5 of 5

So I picked this house while trying to escape from Hurricane Irma with 6 other people, and it was one of the only things left in the Asheville area that could accommodate us. Turned out to be an amazing find! The owner was great, especially considering he was dealing with the hurricane himself (in FL!!) and still found the time to answer all of my questions and he even called to check on us after we lost power. The house was beautiful, had absolutely everything you could want or need and plenty of space for everyone.

I am giving this review 5 stars even though I have a complaint because overall, it did not detract from my experience. The drive up the mountain. Holy cow - I live in a very flat area and that was terrifying. Gravel road, super steep and several switchbacks so sharp you couldn't make them without backing up halfway through and trying again. I just think this should be disclosed in the description of the house so people can be prepared. It was mentioned in the info sent, AFTER I rented the house. But it still does not prepare you for the reality.

Overall, this is definitely an amazing house, great views, well stocked and thoughtful owners.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Almost Heaven!!!

  • 5 of 5

Almost heaven...Don't have to be in West Virginia to have a heavenly mountaintop experience! What a fabulous experience at "Old Sarum"! The only downside was we couldn't stay longer. Our family loved this home and getting there is half the fun:).

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Eight adult members of our family spent a week together at Old Sarum. We found the facilities to be clean, comfortable and well provided for - plenty of bed linens and towels, kitchen ware, dishes, etc. All we needed was our clothing (of which we packed too much), toiletries, and groceries. The house is quite isolated up a one mile stretch of gravel road, which was one reason it appealed to us. We had been warned about the narrowness, curves, and two switchbacks, but none of us had a problem with the road. We were comfortable in the two bedrooms and a bath on the lower level, master bedroom with two adjoining baths on the mid level, and the sleeping loft with five beds and a futon upstairs. A large dining table, as well as a smaller one and an eating bar provided plenty of seating for meals. There are two gathering areas, one up and one down, with lots of games, jigsaw puzzles, and an enviable library, as well as several TV sets. The view from the porch is spectacular. Several towns are close by enough for groceries, shopping, and dining. Lakes, hiking trails, and outdoor activities are not far away. The Blue Ridge Parkway is about 10 miles away. This was a perfect place for a family to explore the area and spend quality time together.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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36 Miles
Car: necessary

Quiet and secluded with beautiful views on mountain ridge yet close to many cities and attractions. 45 minutes to Asheville and Biltmore. 1 hour drives to skiing, whitewater rafting, cherokee gambling. Closest to great shopping and dining in Waynesville. Great hiking nearby. Waterfalls and scenery nearby on the Blue Ridge Parkway. 10 minutes to Lake Logan and Daniel Boone Boy Scout Camp.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $250

Additional Cleaning Fee will be charged for more than 6 guests

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.