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Log Cabin, Pool/Hot Tub + Mountain Views! 3mi to AT - 30min to Asheville Pets Ok

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,800 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4/3.5 Log Cabin - 60mile Mountain Views! Sleeps 10-12. Pool/Hot Tub Pet Friendly

4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom log cabin. A cozy mountain retreat, yet close enough to Asheville to enjoy all it has to offer! Enjoy long-range 60 mile views of the Smokey Mountains on one of our three west-facing decks….the sunsets are unforgettable!

Our cabin lay out works perfectly for multiple families. Main floor is fully handicap accessible with zero-entry shower and ADA approved grab bars in master bath. The main floor has master bedroom with queen bed (and ensuite, fully handicap accessible bath). The main living area also has two full size sofa beds, perfect for those late night movie watchers.

The second floor has a perfect room for kids, with two twin beds. There is also another spacious room with queen bed and a shared full bath in the hall.

The basement has a game room / theatre room and bar, as well as another queen bedroom with attached full bath. Laundry facilities are located on this floor as well. There are 3 levels of decks to enjoy the scenery - there really is nothing like it!

The main living room and theatre room are equipped with large-screen internet-streaming Roku TVs. Enjoy a movie while the kids enjoy the downstairs game room with pool table and dozens of games and puzzles.Free access to the community pool complete with volleyball net (our favorite!) and slide. Step out the front door and enjoy hiking around the cabin to see wildlife and beautiful views. There is also a playground perfect for younger children.

Magical Moments is just minutes from the Appalachian Trail – the kids will love telling their friends they hiked in the Cherokee National Forest all the way from NC to Tennessee! Our location, just 30 minutes north of Asheville on the only interstate labelled a "National Scenic By-Way", is a perfect “home base” for exploring all the beauty of this area: just 20 minutes to whitewater rafting, horseback riding and zip-lining; 30 minutes to caving and spelunking; 30 minutes to Blue Ridge Parkway….and less than 90 minutes to other attractions like Mt. Mitchell (highest peak east of the Mississippi), waterfalls, and Chimney Rock to name just a few.

While you'll receive a Welcome Kit via email with loads of suggestions for local restaurants and activities, you might find you don't even want to leave the cabin once you stock the kitchen (and the bar downstairs!). You'll enjoy all the conveniences of home with fully equipped kitchen and washer/dryer, or enjoy al fresco dining from the BBQ grill on the deck!

We hope you'll book your stay with us and create many Magical Moments of your own!

More Details

Property Manager
Natalie Rak
Member since: 2016
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 21, 2018

About Natalie Rak

We know you'll love our cabin just as much as we do! We all have our favorite things about our time in the mountains: Dad loves all the golf, Mom loves to sample the local microbrews and amazing restaurants, teenage daughter loves the unique Asheville shopping (Virtue is her favorite), and tween son can't get enough of the outdoors! Of course, your dog will love it up here as much as ours (off-leash and so much to explore!)

But our favorite thing about the cabin is the time we spend together. Evenings are spent playing board games or challenging each other to a game of pool. We love lounging in front of one of our two fireplaces watching Roku TV with literally hundreds of channels and movies! It's never hard to find something we can all agree on!

With all the outdoor activities we enjoy here - hiking, rafting, horseback riding in the summer; skiing in the winter - we always end up in the hot tub at night to unwind. We know you'll have just as many magical moments with your family and friends. And we hope you'll take the time to share them with us!

Natalie Rak purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Natalie Rak chose Wolf Laurel

We fell in love with this area when we visited from Florida for a quick weekend of skiing. We now have a hard time deciding which season we love more here. Each season has something special!

Of course, the fall foliage is one-of-a-kind. A trip to Chimney Rock with stops for some local apple cider is a favorite of ours. Fall isn't complete without a drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway to Mt. Mitchell (highest point in the eastern U.S.) Make sure you take the time to stop and visit some of the quaint local shops along the way. Yes, I promise, even the kids enjoy this!

In winter, skiing is the star. We walk to the slopes (you can rent skis for days/week at a time and return when you're done). Wolf Ridge Ski Resort is the nearest skiing to Asheville, but you will find it is pleasantly crowd-free most weekends (shhh...let's keep it that way). From Thanksgiving to New Years, we have to check out the National Gingerbread Competition at Grove Park Inn as well as the gorgeous decorations at the Biltmore. Half of us love it, the other half enjoy pretending to grumble. Believe me, it's worth it!

Spring is beautiful as all the birds return and trees bloom. This is a great time for browsing all the unique shops in the area, as the "tourists" have not yet arrived. Don't miss some of our favorite places from the Welcome Kit, and please let us know some new ones!

Summer has amazing weather and too many outdoor activities to list. Browse our photos for some of our favorite activities: horseback riding and gem mining, whitewater rafting, zip lining, Sliding Rock. Sometimes we just like to stay close to home and hike the Appalachian Trail (just a couple miles away) or hang out at the pool.

But we especially love the feeling of getting away from it all and focusing on our family. You'll see we've built quite a collection of games and puzzles (behind the bar) and that gives you a picture of what's been magical for us.

What makes this cabin unique

We are not property managers. This is our beloved home away from home. We want you to feel the same way! We will share all our personal favorites - from golf courses to restaurants to local gems - and more. All the things that makes this a truly magical place. We will send a detailed Welcome Kit upon reservation so you can begin planning your get-away. Unlike other mountain properties, we have service just minutes away to assist with any needs - better than a concierge, locals call him "The Mayor." He is a dear friend of ours who knows and loves this area just as we do.


Wolf Laurel Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Private en suite master bath. ADA grab rails, seat in shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Attached private bath on lower level
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared bath on upper level
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Half bath on main level
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom with attached bath (handicap accessible)
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Private bedroom with attached full bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Private bedroom with shared bath in hall
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , 2 full sleeper sofas in main living area
  • **please contact us if you would like to house more than 10 so we can ensure it will be comfortable for everyone**
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Please contact us with any questions. We want you to have as many Magical Moments as we've had!


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Log Cabin, Pool/Hot Tub + Mountain Views! 3mi to AT - 30min to Asheville Pets Ok
average rating of 4.714286 based on 42 reviews

Ladies Get Together

  • 5 of 5

Five 60ish college friends spent 4 nights at Magical Moments in March, 2018. It is a beautiful home with everything you need and room for everyone to have their own space. The views are truly spectacular. Lots of puzzles and games to entertain you if the weather doesn't cooperate. It is close enough to Asheville to go there for the day. If you are coming to the area, we definitely recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks again for choosing Magical Moments! Hope to welcome you back sometime soon.
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Absolutely wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was so gorgeous! The view is breathtaking and we wished we could have stayed longer! Natalie was so quick to get back to me if I needed anything at all. We had so much fun for our bachelorette weekend getaway! Spent a lot of time at the pool table!! Thank you Again, Natalie!!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to share our cabin for a fun group of ladies! Best wishes to the bride and groom. Hope to host you again sometime soon!
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

It was spacious enough for the girls in the bridal party. We enjoyed the views and wish we could have stayed longer. The owner, Natalie was very accommodating and answered any questions we had. I do wish we knew how bad fog gets on the mountain in the mornings and evenings. It was extremely difficult and scary going up the steep mountain and not being able to see 2 feet in-front of you. Also some things to make the owner aware, the door was unlocked when we arrived and no key in the lock box, I could not contact Natalie because even with AT&T we had no service at all to call out, the master bathroom door would not shut and the dishes were still in the dishwasher when we arrived. Making it a necessity to put away dishes as soon as we got there in order to use them. Overall it is a great place to celebrate an occasion or to have a private getaway. Thank-you Natalie!

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the feedback! It's very important to me to learn ways to make Magical Moments more..."magical" for our guests.
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Very nice for families!

  • 4 of 5

Good experience, owner very responsive to any questions or concerns..great view, would stay again

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks again for choosing Magical Moments. Hope we can host you again in 2018!
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Top of the world, breathtaking views!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the house and the view! Great family Christmas get together! We are planning to come back next year!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy our cabin provided the setting for your special Christmas memories. Hope we can host you again soon!
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Beautiful place to enjoy getting away and getting into nature.

  • 5 of 5

A perfect Christmas with a light dusting of snow, a nice warm fire, and good friends. Lovely accommodations for a family gathering!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing Magical Moments for such a special holiday! Hope to host you again soon.
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Reems Creek
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Interstate 26
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
our faves are just 15-20 minutes!
Car: necessary

There are simply too many attractions to name! Nature, shopping, culture, history, adventure...there is a reason Asheville makes the list of Top 10 destinations year after year. Our beautiful cabin will provide you with a mountain get-away and magical moments with your family and friends with all the benefits of delightfully weird Asheville!




Additional information about rental rates

each additional pet $50
Cleaning/Trash pick-up $125
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 6.75%

Manager'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.

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