The Lockman Cottage is a gorgeous home in exclusive Balsam Mtn Preserve. It features hardwood floors, granite counters, stainless appliances, gas cook top, w/d, huge screened in porch w/ living and dining area, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, decks on 2 levels. The home is situated in a private setting with no visible neighbors, only amazing mountain views. The master bedroom/ bath are located on the main level with kitchen, dining and living area. 2 bedroom/ 2/baths are located on the lower level with a private sitting area and deck. The home is beautifully decorated, incredibly comfortable and has spectacular views from each room. There are 2 queen bedrooms and 1 twin bedroom as well as a pull out sofa in the downstairs den. The Preserve features an Arnold Palmer golf course, a beautiful pool w/ mountain views, tennis, equestrian center and club house. Balsam Mountain Preserve is centrally located between Sylva & Waynesville NC and only a 45 minute drive to Asheville.
3/Bed-3/Bath, Huge Screened In Porch, 2/fireplaces, 2/decks, Spectacular Views
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 12, 2018
About Linda Lockman
Linda and Hugh Lockman have lived on Hilton Head Island for 30 years. They built there dream cottage at Balsam in 2008 with hopes of spending more time there with family and friends. Linda has a sister close by and Hugh has a brother who isn't to far away so it has become a central meeting place for their large family.
Linda Lockman purchased this Cottage in 2008
Why Linda Lockman chose Sylva
Balsam Mountain and this area is so special to us. The natural beauty is unmatched. We have done a great deal of traveling but the peace and serenity we find at our mountain home cannot be beat! We live on a busy island so when we pass through the gates of Balsam it is with a great sigh of relief. Just to be on that beautiful porch looking out at the beautiful smokey mountains is heaven!
What makes this Cottage unique
I love everything about this home it is well built, beautifully decorated by a local designer, quiet, peaceful and conveniently located to all the wonderful amenities Balsam has to offer. But truly my favorite place is the screened in porch! Heavenly!!
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Breath taking and so comfortable
I rented this cabin to share Thanksgiving with 4 generations of my family. The cabin is awesome. Love everything about it. Well stocked with supplies, from paper goods to hair dryers. Kitchen has everything you need to cook a big meal. The cabin is decorated so nicely with a Casual outdoor style. It is so easy to get in and out of. My mom had a walker and she navigated the upstairs floor easily. The fireplaces were what made the experience so nice for everyone. We gathered together and shared so many fun stories and memories. Linda ordered plenty of firewood for us to keep them going all week. The neighborhood is secluded and safe. The staff at the guard gate escorted us to the driveway to be sure we could find our way (they did not have to do that and we so appreciated it!) It is a beautiful property. We saw deer and turkey wandering around and unafraid of us watching them. There is so much to enjoy outside in the way of hiking trails and biking. We did not even utilize all the amenities as we visited Sylva, Waynesville and Maggie Valley when we ventured out. This is one of the first rentals that I have experienced that made me want to just stay in the cabin and not run all over the place sightseeing. The view from the cabin is amazing. The beds were so comfortable. The space downstairs and the outside screened porch allowed us to spread out and then join together for meals. I really was sad to leave. I definitely recommend this to you. You will not be disappointed. Linda (the owner) is fantastic to work with. She responds quickly to you if you need anything. I hope to return to this cabin for another break from my hectic life. Thanks Linda!!!!
Thank you for the lovely review! So glad you had a great time.
What a fantastic experience every aspect our stay was perfect.The house was super nice - very very clean and well cared for. Fully stocked with everything you need to be comfortable. The views are incredible. The screened in porch with the fireplace was the biggest hit of all, from early morning to late night what a great place to be. So cool even in July a fire was built almost daily. The whole Balsam Preserve and all the amenities are absolutely top notch. The fitness center is state of the art , the pool is very nice and the golf course could not be nicer . We really enjoyed the Boarding house restaurant for breakfast lunch and dinner. The chef and all the staff were excellent. What a variety of very well prepared dishes. The homes in the Preserve are built on secluded lots so you have great privacy no neighbors right next door. If you are looking for beautiful home in a secluded setting with all the amenities and close to some really cool mountain towns with plenty to see and do this would be a great choice .Thanks for sharing your home with us Linda we will be back.
Awesome! So glad you all had such a great time! It is a special place for sure!
Loved the house and the view. It did take about 10-12 minutes to get from the main gate up to the house.
Linda was very accommodating and answered every question that I asked her. We ate breakfast and dinner at the boarding house on the property, and it was very good. A very good stay over all.
Super Relaxing Week!
Everything about this cabin is perfect! The view is spectacular. Take time in the evening to enjoy the stars from the patio. The kitchen is fully equipped with anything and everything you may need. Bed was so comfortable that I peaked to see what kind of mattress it was, since I’m in the market for a new one. The cabin was also super clean. We had one day of solid rain and it was so relaxing to cuddle in one of the many throws and read in front of the fire. I’m the owner of a vacation rental in St. Augustine, Fl and always looking for ways to improve my unit and will be taking some hints from Linda’s!
Thanks Lisa! Merry Christmas!!
Thanksgiving in the Mountains
The property was rented to accommodate several family members for Thanksgiving. The kitchen more than handled the big meal and all of the other needs of the extended family. Groceries were available at the Ingles in Waynesville.
The location was central to Bryson City, Sylva and Waynesville; each town was worthy of a visit for restaurants, shopping and brewpubs.
The house itself can easily accommodate six adults or more if couches are used. It's a bit of a drive from the main gate to the house but well worth it in views and privacy. The house was clean and well stocked.
The best recommendation that I can give is that we would certainly enjoy another vacation at this property.
Thank you!! So glad you enjoyed!!!
Great little cabin!
Unique property and setting. Good long range views. Screen porch is perfect. Had a problem when we checked in and the owner responded immediately and resolved it. We saw bears, deer and turkeys. I would definitely recommend it for a relaxing vacation.
Thanks Lisa, glad you guys had a great time!
Additional information about rental rates
Use of any of the paid amenities are to be paid by renter-golf, equestrian, dining, kids camps etc.