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Serenade Cove: Privacy & Views! Hike And Bike In Pisgah & Dupont!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bath, Sleeps 6

Previously featured on the "Land of Waterfalls" website, this remodeled cabin offers privacy, comfort and convenience. Mountain bike, hike, fish, kayak and explore the mountains of Western North Carolina. Just ten minutes from DuPont State Forest and twelve minutes from Pisgah National Forest in Transylvania County, near Brevard. Serenade Cove is nestled among tall white pines with beautiful year-round views of Fodderstack Mountain. If you want to stay close to the house, the surrounding 22-acre property has walking trails and a small pond which provide a peaceful place to spend time within steps of your front door. The large covered deck offers ample room for entertainment and grilling. Spend quality time with family and friends in the open living area with a gas fireplace, flat screen TV (DirecTV service and DVD player with movies), wireless Internet, a Bluetooth speaker for your music, and a Wii gaming system. The kitchen is fully equipped with all the supplies you will need. Enjoy meals in the adjacent dining area. Both areas have great natural light. The master bedroom is located downstairs and features a queen size canopy bed with a Tempurpedic mattress and flat screen TV. The first guest room is also located downstairs and features a queen size antique bed with a pillow-top mattress and an antique armoire. Upstairs, the loft area has two twin beds and a private half bath. The washer and dryer are located in a closet on the main level. There is a separate storage building with a lock to store your gear. You will truly enjoy your stay at this home and want to return year after year to this peaceful mountain retreat!

Colleen Snyder
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 12, 2017

About Colleen Snyder

We relocated to the mountains of western North Carolina in 2004 and bought the cabin and 6+ acres in 2006. It had been a long-time summer getaway for a family and was sorely in need of a makeover! We were able to refinish and keep the original wood floors but the entire home was gutted and remodeled. The layout was completely redesigned to allow for a comfortable, open floor plan and windows were added for more natural light. When the 15+ acres behind the property became available, we purchased it and opened up some old hiking trails that were overgrown.

Colleen Snyder purchased this cabin in 2006

Why Colleen Snyder chose Smoky Mountains

We have been visiting western North Carolina for years to hike and mountain bike. Pisgah National Forest and Dupont State Forest are two of our favorite destinations. We feel fortunate to live in this area now and love sharing it with others.

What makes this cabin unique

Serenade Cove offers a hard-to-find combination of privacy and convenience. It is truly a cabin in the woods, and you feel like you are miles away from civilization, but you can grab some groceries or a pizza 5 minutes away in the small town of Etowah. You are also only 15-20 minutes from Hendersonville or Brevard, and 20 minutes from Sierra Nevada's new east coast brewery, which we call the Disneyland of beers!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful weekend at your cabin! Beautiful views, warm and homey. Location was convenient to the surrounding parks and town of Brevard. We love it here! Thanks again.
Feb 2017
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Nearest Airport
13.8 Miles
AVL (Asheville Regional Airport)
Car: necessary

Serenade Cove is conveniently located just 10 minutes from Dupont State Forest and 12 minutes from the entrance to Pisgah National Forest. It is an ideal base camp for mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, fishing and exploring the "Land of Waterfalls," Transylvania County. If you stay close to home, you will have your own private 20+ acre retreat with hiking trails to explore.


Hendersonville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Slate tile shower and floor
    Upstairs half bath - toilet , Half bath with toilet and vanity/sink
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen-sized canopy bed with Tempurpedic mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Antique queen-sized bed with pillow top mattress
    Loft - 2 twin/ single , Loft with two twin beds and a half bath
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
There is also a sawhorse in the storage shed and an outside spigot/hose that you can use for a bike wash.


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Serenade Cove: Privacy & Views! Hike And Bike In Pisgah & Dupont!
average rating of 4.875 based on 49 reviews
Charleston, SC

Wonderful mountain cabin

  • 4 of 5

We were as pleased on our second stay as our first. Clean, modern, comfortable, quiet, all appliances and HVAC in top condition. Great mountain view from the front deck. Location is just 20 minutes from Brevard. We plan to vacation there again.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing veiw and location!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely holiday weekend with our daughters and son-in-laws at this beautiful house! Location is fantastic for hikers and bikers. Sunsets were fantastic and Colleen has everything you could possibly need at the house! She was fantastic with giving us all the information we needed to find and enter the house. We had six adults with us and it was the perfect amount of space.

It was perfect!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I have never been to a mountain cabin before and this was soooo much more than I ever expected.

  • 5 of 5

This much needed 3 day vacation was perfect. The cabin couldn't have been more relaxing with everything we needed. The view, location, and atmosphere was fabulous. We were minutes away from hiking and riding trails. The owner left very clear directions to stores, restaurants, etc... This was a wonderful vacation with much rest and no time wasted when we did decide to venture out and find some trails, restaurants etc... Would very much love to return to Serenade Cove.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect setting for the Solar Eclipse

  • 5 of 5

There were two of us in our group with a small dog who traveled to see the solar eclipse. We could not be more delighted that Serenade Cove was in the path of totality. We just went in the backyard to witness this cosmic event. The home is very clean and cozy and had everything we needed. The beds were very comfortable and in one of the bedrooms there was a window space that we could place my dog's carrier for him to sleep. This house is in an ideal location, close to Brevard and Hendersonville. We had breakfast at Mike's on Main in Hendersonville - dog friendly-and the food was good and the coffee very good. This house is also close to the many waterfalls in the Pisgah National Forest and Dupont State Forest. When we came home each night, a toad greeted us on the deck which was unexpected but nice. The mountain views from the deck were just lovely. The house is furnished with antique furniture which were an added bonus to this rustic cabin. We had a question for the homeowner and she responded in a timely manner. We had a great time and thank you, Colleen, for letting us stay at your house. If ever we are back in North Carolina, we would not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great, peaceful location! Close to DuPont and Brevard.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this quiet, private cabin located near DuPont Forest and Pisgah Forest where we spent our time mountain biking, hiking and searching for waterfalls. It is stocked with everything you need to be comfortable. The covered deck is a perfect place to enjoy the mountain view and grill up your dinner and then take an evening hike at the trails located just behind the cabin that are all yours to enjoy. Highly recommended!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Wonderful balance between secluded and nearby DuPont, Pisgah and Asheville

  • 5 of 5

Cottage was clean and smart with everything we could need. The view from the front porch in the evenings and the mornings was delightful. The kids loved the loft area and having their own bathroom. We also enjoyed the short trails that lead out of the back of the cabin!

My only tiny complaint is that the master bed was a little "creaky" for light sleepers

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning fee $85 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 11.75%

Email is the best form of contact. Dogs (1-2) allowed with prior owner approval and pet fee; sorry, no cats. Maximum six-person occupancy strictly enforced.

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.

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