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Mountain View/Resort Amenities/Great decks

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, one w/king bed, one w/2 queens and queen sleeper; 2 and 1/2 baths

This mountain cabin is the perfect place for your great outdoors experience, for a romantic getaway, or for a much deserved respite! You will find that this house has everything that you will need: a fully equipped kitchen, two dining areas, a fireplace, screened porch, large outside deck with fire pit, all nestled on approx. one acre on a secluded cul-de-sac.

When you are enjoying your time on one of the great decks (there are 3 in all and the screened porch) you will be listening to the waterfall located at the bottom of the property. It is a steep descent to view the waterfall-but worth the experience.

The parking area is right outside the front door.

Guests can enjoy fishing located one block away on Hogback Lake. For guests who desire an active stay, our Wyndham Resort at Fairfield Sapphire Valley amenities* offer: golf, tennis, mountaineer putt-putt golf, two heated pools, outdoor pool, hot tubs, sauna, game room, fitness room, jogging track, ski/tubing area (winter months), and we have a canoe for your pleasure on scenic Fairfield Lake. Pontoon rentals are close by on beautiful Lake Glenville.

Most Summer/Fall guests agree that the "Best Room in the House" is actually the screened in back porch. The comfortable sofa and chairs invite you to sit and enjoy a beautiful view of Hogback Mountain!

*With this rental, adult guests (children are free) can purchase a guest pass for $6 for a three day pass (additional days can be purchased for $2/day). The pass allows a guest to have access to all of the amenities at Wyndham Resort at Fairfield Sapphire Valley. This also includes reduced greens fees at Sapphire National Golf Course.

More Details

Gwenn Thomas
Member since: 2015
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Gwenn Thomas

Your owners are Glenn and Gwenn Thomas and our permanent residence is Florida. When we retired a few years ago we decided that we had to buy a house in NC so we could have a place to share with our family and others. We both have spent many summers in this area over the years.

Gwenn Thomas purchased this house in 2011

Why Gwenn Thomas chose Sapphire

When Gwenn's parents retired, they spent 26 summers in the area and each summer they kept their grandchildren for a month. You can only imagine the memories that were created! We too, want to help create memories for your family in this magical area of the world.

What makes this house unique

We have spent time at the house during each month of the year and we still can't determine which month is the best one to visit. Each month brings its own uniqueness. The winter time has the snow and all of the outdoor activities associated with it and the summer has the swimming pools and lake activities. Every single month allows for exploring the area; whether it is hiking, sight-seeing, bird watching, shopping, dining in the great restaurants or just enjoying the natural beauty of the area.


Sapphire House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Sleeper Sofa
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Guest may purchase guest passes to Sapphire Valley Master Association resort. Adult passes are $2 per day with a 3 day minimum, children under 14 are free with accompanying adult.


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(25 traveler reviews)

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Mountain View/Resort Amenities/Great decks
average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews

A Christmas Wonderland

  • 5 of 5

As we visited Iate December, we especially enjoyed the fire place indoors and the fire pit outdoors.

The home offers everything one might require and we felt very cozy there!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thanksgiving in the Mountains--Wonderful!

  • 4 of 5

So nice to have a Holiday in the Mountains! Real wood fireplace! Food for the birds! Plenty of wood for all three days! Very clean.

Thank you, Gwen, for all your help in making this a wonderful stay!!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Home In Every Way!

  • 5 of 5

We were privileged to be able to spend the Labor Day weekend at "Hogback Heaven"! Lucky for us, we chose the perfect home! It is a beautiful, comfortable, cozy, and very clean home with everything we needed. This property is in a beautiful quiet mountain neighborhood and the setting is stunning with the surrounding trees and the sound of gentle water flowing below it. Gwenn was so personable and generous to us and provided us with excellent recommendations for dining and boat rental. We especially enjoyed drinks around the fire pit in the evenings and coffee on the screened porch in the mornings. If you love nature, this home is in the perfect location! Can't wait to return someday!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Always Happy To Be Here

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit and everything was just as we remembered it. The location and views from the house are spectacular. Gwenn is a generous and thoughtful host. We love the screened porch, the spacious interior, the friendly neighbors, and the relaxing peace and quiet of this part of the world. Can't wait to visit again.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Truly enjoyed our stay. It is a beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pinehurst, NC

Outstanding property!

  • 5 of 5

The mountains were calling and we had to go! This is an amazing home with extremely attentive owners. It is clear there has been a lot of thought and care put into the property. We loved everything from the stocked kitchen to the screened porch and the very comfortable beds! The location was perfect for everything we needed to do and all the waterfalls on our list to see. With so many falls in western NC, it may be one of the most conveniently located homes we've used. Thanks for providing such a warm and welcoming place to stay. It helped make our vacation very special!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
43 Miles
Asheville, NC
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Sapphire Brewing Company
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Sapphire National Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
US Hwy 64
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Sapphire Brewing Company
Nearest Ski
4.5 Miles
Sapphire Valley Resort
Car: recommended

This area is perfect for your vacation whether it is in summer, spring, winter or fall. There are 100's of magnificent waterfalls within a 15-20 mile radius of the house.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
Damage Deposit $200

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.