"My family of four recently stayed at High Whisper for one week during 4th of July along with another family of 5 who joined us for 3 nights from Raleigh ... just as the reviews had mentioned ...we were not disappointed. This was our second summer booking a home near Cashiers area ... last year, our town home at Trillium was beautiful but on the smaller side, so we were looking for something with a bit more elbow room and direct mountain views outside our back porch and windows.
We decided to try Sapphire Valley this year and based on all the reviews I was drawn to High Whisper. Now, being a South Florida girl, I was particularly interested in soaking in a hot tub while relaxing under the stars and enjoying the crisp mountain air and views. High Whisper made this a reality for me!
Firstly, as we arrived to the home for our 4th of July week celebration, we were met with a special delivery box at the door step from the owner Linda, and to our surprise, the box was filled with 2 American flags on sticks, a 'Freedom" decorative pillow and two red/white/blue kitchen hand towels. It was completely unexpected and so thoughtful...we were so impressed.
Everything you've heard in the reviews is all true - the house has everything you would ever need for a vacation getaway ... kitchen is fully stocked with everything you could ever need, you just buy groceries. Beds are super comfy and each space is just perfect. We spent a lot of our time in the Kitchen and out back on the porch in the hot tub to be honest.
For our kids (ages 8 and 6), the downstairs game room complete with pool table, air hockey and DVDs was a hit also. I think my kids watched Harry Potter 2-3 times that week. lol.
In my opinion, there aren't enough pictures of the mountain views ... I was a little unsure what our views would be like, but they are beautiful especially from the backyard porch so no worries.
Linda even provides an App for each renter to download prior to their trip and it literally answers every question you could ever have about the house and surrounding area. We didn't need to call the owner once during our trip! The only regret I have is that we were so busy river rafting the Nantahala, hiking and visiting local waterfalls/rivers, that we ran out of time to enjoy the nearby lake down the road and the canoe/kayaks that come with the rental. Next year for sure!! Can't thank Linda enough for her hospitality and kindness. You won't be disappointed!!!"
Guest: Dana W.
Date of Stay: July 2016
Review Submitted: July 13, 2016