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Aspen Ridge - A Meticulously Decorated Upscale NC Mountain Cabin

Sapphire, NC, USA
  • Cabin2250 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

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



Member Since 2017
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within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 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've spent months using the cabin so that we can learn what works and what needs to be tweaked. We've carefully built it into something that we enjoy using - so that it will be awesome for you.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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!


      • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Master Bathroom
        toilet, shower, jetted tub
      • Upstairs Bathroom
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Downstairs Powder Room
      • All bathrooms feature fine soaps and extra-soft towels

      Location Type

        • Mountain View


            • Away From It All
            • Romantic


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Central Air Conditioning with NEST Thermostat
                    • Fireplace
                      We even provide firewood
                    • Fitness Room / Equipment
                      Guests are welcome to use the fitness center at Sapphire Valley Master Association for a small daily fee.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Central Heating with NEST Thermostat
                    • Internet
                      High speed WIFI
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      High efficiency dryer
                    • Linens Provided
                      Beds so comfortable that you won't want to get out of bed!
                    • Living Room
                      Flat screen TV with DirecTV, extra plush couch, Sonos sound system, and plenty of seating.
                    • Parking
                      Plenty of parking in driveway.
                    • Telephone
                      We have plentiful cell phone service however there is no land-line phone.
                    • Towels Provided
                      Plenty of extra-soft towels!
                    • Washing Machine
                      High efficiency washer


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          Fully stocked kitchen with basic cooking supplies, pots, pans, dishes, and cooking utensils.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                          Gas powered


                            • Dining
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Books
                                  We’ve brought some of our favorite books to the cabin. You’re welcome to enjoy while you’re here. There’s a bit of fiction, some historical biographies, and a few classics.
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  Monopoly, Risk, Scrabble, Sequence, Boggle, Sorry, Battleship, Yatzee, Cards against Humanity, Never Have I Ever, Phase Ten, Family Feud, Sequence, and Poker set
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                  Sonos sound system
                                • Television
                                  Including AppleTV and Netflix
                                • Video Games
                                  Playstation on site
                                • Video Library


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Golf
                                      Guests have access to the Red Bird and Sapphire National golf courses (applicable green fees apply)
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Both Whisper Lake and Sapphire Valley have kayak and canoe rental
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Ski & Snowboard
                                      Sapphire Valley operates a small ski slope with tubing during some months of the year.
                                    • Tennis
                                      Guests are welcome to use the tennis courts at Sapphire Valley Master Association for a small daily fee.


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              Guests are welcome to use the pool at Sapphire Valley Master Association for a small daily fee.
                                            • Hot Tub
                                              Guests are welcome to use the hot tub at Sapphire Valley Master Association for a small daily fee.
                                            • Indoor Pool


                                                • festivals
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • miniature golf

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • golf privileges optional
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              15 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Absolutely beautiful!

                                                              Donata G.

                                                              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!

                                                              A safe and stunning home

                                                              Debi G.

                                                              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.

                                                              A lovely cabin getaway!

                                                              Kara H.

                                                              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.

                                                              The property was lovely. It was clean, beautifully decorated and very well appointed.

                                                              Maria M.Sarasota, FLorida

                                                              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.

                                                              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!!

                                                              nice relaxing home

                                                              jim r.sarasota,fl

                                                              This home is very well equipped and extremely comfortable place to relax, unwind and enjoy the NC mountain air. The hosts are very responsive and are a pleasure to deal with. The home is what the photos show and the kitchen is very nicely equipped as well.It is located on a quiet cul de sac but still close to many fine restaurants like Table 64 in Sapphire and the nice spots in Cashiers. They have a nice whole home stereo system and a new outdoor barbeque which is great! Our family will return .

                                                              So many personal touches

                                                              Jason C.Florida

                                                              As you approach the cabin, you quickly realize it's not a "rental." The owners obviously spend a lot of time here, and they devote considerable funding and effort maintaining and landscaping their mountain home. The setting is tranquil. It's located inside a charming community, and it's the only residence on a short cul-de-sac street. The property is completely surrounded by wooded acreage full of birds and other wildlife.

                                                              Property access is easy no matter the season - paved from highway to driveway. There's a short, straight, graded gravel driveway right up to the huge wrap-around porch. Well-built and clear stairs out back take you down to a quaint stream - great for kids to play and imagine.

                                                              First impression upon entering the cabin is upscale and impeccably clean. The attention to detail is impressive - looks like the home is staged by an experienced broker for presentation to discerning buyers. This is a mountain home retreat complete with all modern amenities, including a Nest thermostat and Sonos sound system controlled by an iPad in the kitchen.

                                                              The kitchen appliances and washer/dryer are upscale and fully functional. The gas range includes a dual-purpose center burner. Again - not a "rental!" There are tons of kitchen accessory items, including a large crock pot with liners, spices, olive oil, and every utensil you'd want. The owners provide abundant dinnerware, flatware, mugs, and glasses. Don't hit the grocery store until you've surveyed the kitchen!

                                                              The bedroom furniture is high-quality, including reasonably firm mattresses and extremely comfortable bedding. The bathrooms are stocked with soft upscale towels and quality soaps. The master bath includes a jetted tub, enclosed shower with detailed tile work, two sinks separated by the shower, and padded rugs.

                                                              Owner communication is thorough and immediate. We felt the owners genuinely wanted to ensure we enjoyed our stay. They provided several offerings and tips to enhance our experience, including notes regarding access to trails and sights that are not generally known to non-locals. We sincerely appreciated their efforts.


                                                              Sapphire, NC, USA


                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Tax Rate

                                                              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.

                                                              15 Reviews
                                                              Exceptional 5/5
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