Goldfinch Cabin is the ideal lodging for groups, families, and couples who want a scenic, peaceful retreat that is just a few minute's walking distance from the Appalachian Trail and Hot Springs!
The cabin is surrounded by English cottage garden style flowers and a picket fence and backed by woods full of songbirds to greet you at sunrise. When you are ready to head to town for live music and supper, leave the car behind. Put on your sneakers and stroll on in! Want to adventure out for a full moon hike on the Appalachian Trail? The trailhead is just outside of your front door. Once you are ready to cozy down inside, enjoy our WiFi and make your friends and family jealous by sending them your cool trip photos!
A master bedroom with a queen bed welcomes all honeymooners and sweethearts, and if you are traveling with children or friends there is a second bedroom with one twin bed and one full bed. An additional third bedroom with a queen bed can be added on by request ($15 per stay) if you're booking for a larger group. Third bedroom is automatically included for all reservations of 6 or more guests.
Goldfinch Cabin is outfitted with a kitchenette. This includes a coffee maker (of course!), a coffee bean grinder, a mini-fridge/freezer, a sink, a set of basic plates, bowls, and utensils, a cutting board, knife, and crock-pot. There is no oven or stove in this kitchenette.
The shower is in a separate room from the toilet and sink, making it easier for larger groups to share these spaces.
There is a television as well as over 100 DVDs to choose from. We do not have cable/satellite TV.
We pride ourselves on our VERY CLEAN cabin. Just check out our reviews!
LINENS AND SOAPS
All linens (towels, washcloths, sheets, dish cloths) are provided. Bath bars and hand soaps are also included.
We've got WiFi! We have the best WiFi that is possible to get at our location, BUT it is satellite internet and is affected by the weather and heavy usage times in the county. Do expect to be able to browse the web, but do not expect to be able to stream movies or music. Sometimes it will, and sometimes it won't!
Yes! We do have air conditioning to keep you cool on hot summer days. In contrast with loud traditional A/C units, our mini-split operated air conditioning is very quiet so you will not be disturbed while sleeping!
Yes! We have a remote-controlled mini-split heating system to keep you warm on even the coldest winter days. Original baseboard heat is present as well for additional warmth if desired.
2 WHEEL DRIVE ACCESSIBLE
The cabin is on a well-maintained state road and the approach and parking is flat, so it is accessible by two wheel drive vehicles in all but the most severe of storms!
TWO NIGHT minimum stay for reservations including a weekend night (Friday and Saturday). ONE NIGHT minimum stay offered for Sunday-Thursday nights. Weekend one night weekend stays will be accepted if the day is "stranded" (rented the night before and night after) or if it 4 days or less from your desired check-in date.
Goldfinch shares a wall with an adjacent cabin (Chickadee). Each cabin has its own private parking and private entrance. Shared wall is soundproofed for privacy.
Goldfinch is pet-friendly! Mostly we expect dogs, but cats may be welcome as well. If your pet is not house friendly (chewing, scratching, general chaos and destruction...) we ask that you kindly leave them elsewhere OR bring a kennel for their time in the house. A $25 pet fee covers up to two pets for the entire duration of your stay.
This is a NON SMOKING vacation rental. Evidence of smoking, such as the smell of cigarette or cigar smoke inside the home by the owner or cleaning crew is sufficient basis to charge the renter for smoke clean-up and removal from carpeting, AC ducts & filters and furniture. This type of clean up is expensive and Renter is Liable for the Costs
Goldfinch Cabin is located near town and only steps from the southern entrance to the Appalachian Trail. We would guess that we are 78 steps away, but haven't actually counted :) The AT will cruise you straight on in to Hot Springs, no car required, and you can expect it to take 5-15 minutes depending on your ability level and where you are headed in town.
A three minute drive will land you at the famous Hot Springs Spa and Resort, where you can soak in Hot Springs' naturally heated mineral tubs. For a real "day at the spa," check out their massages as well!
We are across the street from the Laughing Heart Lodge, which is a beautiful building that is an old Jesuit Retreat Center and is now operated as a predominantly private events center. There are public yoga and dance classes periodically, and guests of Goldfinch have an open invite from the owners to enjoy their beautiful garden and grounds!
There are other houses on our road, but they are not visible from the cabins, as we are surrounded on three sides by forest.
Guests have access to all areas photographed and mentioned. The additional bedroom is available for an additional charge of $15/night. All photos of the additional bedroom are described as "Optional Third Bedroom", so you can know which one that it is! If you do not specifically request the additional bedroom, you will not have access to this room.
Please treat our space with respect, as we have tried to create the best experience possible for you and would like to provide the same for all guests in the future. We want you to play and adventure and enjoy your vacation! We just ask that you do all of these things with care :)