This cabin is 3 1/2 miles from Lake James state park. Nestled on a hillside in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. It overlooks lush deep woods and is surrounded by wildflowers in season, this charming log cabin is the ultimate in comfort and style. Amenities include Internet, a full kitchen with microwave, coffee maker and full refrigerator, a wood fireplace, air conditioning, full bath and a large deck with rocking chairs plus a large gas grill.
- Cabin400 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 nights
1 bedroom with sofa sleeper cabin that accommodates 4 in an outdoor paradise
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- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 18, 2018
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Sarah's Song, as the cabin is named, is a kit cabin of solid wood that is both quaint and clean. The owner is extremely helpful and readily advises on the working aspects of the cabin. The owner lives close by and should you need anything is very helpful. However, if you do not need anything you would not know they are there. We could not be HAPPIER with our visit! We have rented many cabins in the Great Smokies of the Carolina's, and this cabin has by far exceeded our expectations! Are you a student or business person who needs the internet? Have you ever rented a cabin only to sit at McDonald's because the internet is so slow it is moving backwards? The Internet here is so fast I could compare it to my Time Warner service at home. Everything you could need from groceries to reasonable gas prices are extremely close by, within a couple miles.
The cabin is a little cluttered because many other tenants have left some things behind, but the owner does not remove these items as she hopes the next tenant might enjoy them. At first, I was a little worried about the late June heat, but a very kind natural breeze is almost constant most likely from the positioning of the cabin. It is almost as if that was the plan when it was built. The breeze alone makes me want to return to sit on the porch and enjoy the evening air. There is no hot tub for winter use, but we did not care for one.
If you are looking for a very nice place to stay that is located within five minutes of the lake, has a smorgasbord of wonderful sounds and delicate breezes, then you have found a diamond in the rough. It was hard for me to write this because I am not sure I want people to know about it, it might be hard for me to book it when I want it again!
I just now saw your wonderful assessment of my cabin! Thank you so very much for your kind words. You are the great guest that any owner would fight over to keep. When you left I could not even tell that you had been there. Honestly, cabin owners would fall all over themselves to get and keep a guest of your caliber. But they can't have you! I saw that you are considering booking in September. That is wonderful! I am looking forward to having more great conversations on my relaxing porch. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay in the area as it is simply marvelous. I have lived here most of my life and I continue to be mesmerized by the gorgeous mountains that surround our beautiful county. I hope on your next getaway you can enjoy more of the falls, the mountains and of course the lake. Thanks so much for coming to my little cabin and sharing some of your experiences. I really enjoyed your stay!
Clean cozy beautiful
Very peaceful. Perfect
Thanks so much for the great review! I really enjoyed having you at the cabin and you were wonderful guests. I really appreciate the beautiful fern you bought for the big tricycle. It looks so good and all the other guests have loved it. Thanks for taking such great care of the cabin. I"m glad you enjoyed the cabin and also the area and got to visit with your daughter. Family is so important. I hope you can come back some day and if you do it will be like seeing an old friend again. Take care. Judie
Peaceful cozy retreat
Little cabin in the woods! Judie was a wonderful hostess -- responsive and welcoming but not obtrusive. The cabin is well appointed with fresh linens, a fully stocked kitchen (I cooked dinner and baked an apple crisp), front porch chairs facing the direction of sunset, and a fireplace with newly cut wood and kindling for a lovely evening fire. Lots of easily accessible nearby hiking trails as well as a nice restaurant and brewery in Morganton made for a wonderfully relaxing weekend getaway! Thanks Judie!
Thanks so much for the wonderful review. I am so glad you and your friend enjoyed the cabin and the area. You guys were great fun and I enjoyed getting to know you. I am so proud of the way you took such good care of the cabin. Thanks for the tip about the brewery in Morganton. I knew they had a winery but didn't know they had a brewery. The guests will love getting this information. Should you ever come this way again I hope you will use my cabin once more. . It would be really nice to see you again. Take care, Judie
Perfect retreat in the foothills of Northwest North Carolina!
Ideal setting...quiet, impeccably kept...family of deers frequent visitors...beautiful trails nearby (Lake James)...many more (with stunning waterfalls) within an hour's drive...Asheville 45 minutes away...highly recommended!
Luis & Haydee Chiles
Little slice of heaven
Really cute all wood cabin. Immaculate inside and out. Hostess was very gracious. When we arrived on Christmas Eve, she had even put up a little tree in the living room. How thoughtful. Truly enjoyed our stay. Saw deer right out the back. Secluded, but not far from town. Nice spot.
We enjoyed using this cabin very much. Judie (the owner) is very conscientious and kind. The cabin was cozy and clean and what we expected. We pretty much stayed on the lake during the day. The cabin has a nice pull in and out driveway for ease of towing a boat etc. Also, if you don't own your own boat the State Park offers kayak, paddle board and boat rentals which is about 15 minutes away. We came back in the evening to a peaceful porch, grilled a nice dinner and relaxed while enjoying the deer and the sound of a distant train whistle. We have already recommended this to family and friends
This Cabin is located in a rural setting approximately 1.5 miles from Lake James and Lake James State Park, in the northern foothills of North Carolina. Additionally, Linville Gorge Wilderness and Pisgah National Forest access is approximately a 15 minute drive. The city of Marion is 5 miles and the historic city of Morganton is 12 miles. The tourist destination of Asheville is approximately 42 miles.