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Aspen Ridge NC - A Carefully Decorated Upscale NC Mountain Cabin

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,250 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

A Luxurious, Secluded 3 Bedroom Retreat in the Nantahala National Forest

Get away from Atlanta, Charlotte, Florida, or anywhere else in our upscale mountain retreat. The secluded residence has delicately manicured landscaping, an enormous great room with floor-to-ceiling windows, and is surrounded by the woods, the sound of birds, and the babble of a nearby brook. Minutes from Whisper Lake and high atop the area mountains, you'll find yourself secluded in the Nantahala National Forest. Your nearest neighbor be out of sight yet, but you'll be just 10-15 minutes from beautiful Cashiers.

This luxurious log cabin is ideal for up to six people / three couples. It has been completely decorated with comfort and relaxation in mind. Set at 3,280 feet above sea level, this luxurious 3 bed, 2.5 bath location has a simple yet elegant decor and all the creature comforts. Enjoy both Whisper Lake and Sapphire amenities, hike through nearby trails, enjoy Lake Glenville, go into town for shopping and dining - or stay at the cabin and and enjoy the cool, crisp air on the patio.

Enjoy a fire and listen to music on our extra-deep couch or watch either DirecTV on the 54" flatscreen mounted over the fireplace. All three bedrooms feature queen size beds with their own flatscreen televisions, "Pottery Barn-meets-rustic-antique" style, and plush bedding. The master bathroom features both a shower and a jet-bathtub and his-and-hers vanities. Another full bathroom is upstairs and a powder-room is downstairs. Listen to your favorite music throughout the house on our Sonos sound system. You're also welcome to use our AppleTV and Netflix accounts. Six to eight people can dine in the dining room and another two at the island in the kitchen. The kitchen features a gas stove and is stocked with all the spices, dishes, pots, pans, and other cooking utensils that we've been able to imagine that you'll need. We've also stocked the cabin with games for both young and old (Monopoly, Risk, Scrabble, Sequence, Boggle, Sorry, Battleship, Yatzee, Cards against Humanity, Never Have I Ever, Phase Ten, Family Feud, Sequence, and Poker).

Our guests can enjoy both Whisper Lake and Sapphire Valley Master Association amenities (some with a small fee), including access to Red Bird and Sapphire National golf courses, private lake access, canoe rental, fitness center, hot tub, pool, arcade, kayaking, zip line, tennis, miniature golf, and more.

The wraparound deck provides stunning views for 270° with plentiful seating for the entire crew as well as a pathway down to a private creek. We're also adding a fire pit and a hammock in early 2017. But the beauty of the Nantahala isn't confined to just our corner of the forest - so we've taken the time to outline our favorite hikes and waterfalls. We also provide our guests with our own reviews and recommendations for local restaurants, area houses of worship, nearby shopping, and services.

✓ Luxurious Decor

✓ Plentiful Outdoor Living Area

✓ Sapphire Amenities

✓ Whisper Lake Amenities

✓ DirecTV in Every Bedroom

✓ AppleTV and Netflix

✓ Sonos Sound System

✓ Kitchen Stocked With Basics

✓ Big Green Egg smoker

✓ No Booking Fee other than that charged by VRBO

✓ Direct Access to Responsive Homeowners

More Details

Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2018

About Rich

In 2016 several friends invited us to spend the Fourth of July weekend up here. We immediately fell in love with the peace and tranquility of the Nantahala National Forest. Within a few weeks we began looking at vacation homes, and within a few months we’d bought a place of our very own. After months of traveling to the Cashiers area, decorating and customizing the property, and getting to know the area and its amenities, we are happy to open our home-away-from-home to you.

Rich purchased this cabin in 2016

Why Rich chose Sapphire

This property isn't just an investment - it is our home away from home. We spend as much time as possible using, and perfecting, the cabin. We've carefully built it into something that we enjoy using - so that it will be awesome for you.


Sapphire Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2250 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Only toilet paper may be flushed down the toilet. All other personal hygiene items must be disposed of in the trash.
  • Trash may only be placed in the critter-proof trash can and in a tied bag. Trash bags left outside invite animals.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs Powder Room - toilet
  • All bathrooms feature fine soaps and extra-soft towels
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom #2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom #3 - 1 queen
  • All bedrooms have luxurious decor, plush sheets, extra-fluffy duvets, pillow tops, and plenty of pillows!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • churches
  • festivals
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Aspen Ridge NC - A Carefully Decorated Upscale NC Mountain Cabin
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Warm and Welcoming Home

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is even better than the pictures on VRBO suggest! These guys are amazing hosts who were so gracious and helpful. My favorite part, however, was how thoughtfully decorated the cabin was. So many of the antiques and decorations were gifts from friends and family, which made the cabin feel like a "home" that we had been welcomed into and not like a "rental". In fact, while using one of the cookbooks in the kitchen, I noticed an inscription that indicated that it was a gift from Rich's mother. It turns out that I gave my own son that very same cookbook many years ago! I couldn't help but feel a little emotional! We will definitely be back!"

Also, as you'll see below, I rated you, too. Spoiler: you got five stars.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A true "gem" in Sapphire

  • 5 of 5

We were so happy to find this gem in beautiful North Carolina. It was refreshing to have a respite from the summer heat in my hometown. The home is lovely, impeccably furnished and spacious. Owner Rich was easy to work with, though we didn’t need him for anything in particular. I regret that we could not stay here longer but will certainly seek this particular home again, perhaps in the autumn - I’m sure these woods are amazing in the fall. Thanks so much for opening up your lovely home to us.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

It was a great girls weekend to get away from work!! The cabin was beautiful and the town was so cute! Great places to eat and snow tubing was fun! Highly recommend for anyone looking for a weekend trip with family or friends!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A safe and stunning home

  • 5 of 5

The moment I stepped into Rich’s Home I was drawn to the peace and quiet. As a single women traveling with my dogs, I needed to find a place that felt safe and comfortable. The peace and serenity I found here was beautiful. Quiet nights in front of a fire, sitting out on the expansive deck, cooking in the well equipped kitchen. I felt like a treasured guest staying in a friends home. Thank you Rich.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A lovely cabin getaway!

  • 5 of 5

I'm so glad we were able to spend a whole week here to relax and enjoy the Cashiers area. Aspen Ridge is super comfortable and well appointed, with an easy drive to Cashiers and great restaurants. We highly recommend The Library in Sapphire Resort. And Rich was just fantastic at answering all our questions about the property and getting additional info on where to take our dog hiking and swimming.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was lovely. It was clean, beautifully decorated and very well appointed.

  • 5 of 5

I could not have asked for anything better. I had recently experienced a loss and needed to get away. The home with it's beautiful stone fireplace, honey colored wooden walls and overstuffed sofas was warm and inviting. The gourmet kitchen was fully equipped as was the master suite, perfect with it's down comforter and jacuzzi tub (just one small complaint, the hot water did not last long enough to fill the tub passed the jets). If hot baths are not important to you then no big deal. The Sonos sound system throughout the house was big a bonus!!! As for the exterior, there was a wonderful wraparound deck with sofa and chairs where you could enjoy the the majestic tall trees and peaceful surroundings. You really did feel like you were away from it all. The owner also provided information on things to do in the area, such as visiting the many waterfalls and hiking trails, restaurants and shops. He was very attentive making sure I had everything I needed when I arrived and being available immediately when I had a question or concern. All in all it was a wonderful experience and I would definitely go back. Thank you Rich again for opening your lovely home.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Maria! We loved having you stay at Aspen Ridge Cabin! It is always fantastic to have such great guests! With respect to your concern, I wanted to share that thanks to your feedback, we replaced the hot water heater that served that side of the house. The tub in the master bath is nice and toasty once again! Please come back soon!!
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Nearest Airport
42 Miles
Asheville, NC
Nearest Barpub
7.8 Miles
The Ugly Dog
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Sapphire National and Red Bird
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 64
Nearest Restaurant
4.9 Miles
The Library
Nearest Ski
4.8 Miles
SVMA Ski Area


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Pet Fee $200
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

The security deposit is fully refundable if there is no damage or missing items.

We are required by NC law to collect 6.75% sales tax and 4.25% local occupancy tax.

If applicable, there is a $200 non-refundable pet fee.

Access to Sapphire Valley Amenities is available for a nominal fee of $2.00/person/day. Children under 14 are free with adult pass. Pricing is subject to change without notice.

Check-in time is after 4:00 p.m. and Check-out time is before 11:00 a.m.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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