WILD & SCENIC WILSON CREEK: TROUT, KAYAKS, WATERFALLS & MORE!

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 2 nights

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WILD & SCENIC WILSON CREEK: TROUT, KAYAKS, WATERFALLS & MORE!

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Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-10)

Craig Creek Cottage is a great location for adventure enthusiasts and serenity lovers, alike. It's located on a rhododendron-lined mountain stream in the Wilson Creek Section of the Pisgah National Forest (Grandfather Ranger District). A five minute walk takes you to Craig Creek's confluence with Wilson Creek. Wilson Creek is a National Wild and Scenic River, and is spectacular all year round!

There is plenty to do here. There are mountain biking trails, waterfall trails, Class III-V whitewater kayaking, and the Brown Mountain Off Highway Vehicle Area. You can fish for either wild or stocked trout and hunt according to the season. The wildlife viewing is fabulous with wild turkey and many other species of birds to see. Dragonfly and butterfly enthusiasts will find many varieties to chase. Of course, there are white-tail deer in the area, and if you're lucky you may even spot a black bear or the occasional coyote!

In the summer it's a great place to swim, canoe and do some lazy tubing. The spring wildflowers and the autumn leaves are gorgeous, and in the winter you can add a day at the slopes to your outdoor activities (it's about 35 miles to Sugar Mountain or Appalachian Ski Mountain resorts). On days you prefer to relax, just rock on the front porch while you chat, play games or read by the woodstove, or roast marshmallows over the portable fire pit outside.

Depending upon your length of stay, you may want to check out other attractions within driving distance of Craig Creek Cottage. On the nearby Blue Ridge Parkway you'll find the Brown Mountain Overlook where you can try to glimpse the mysterious Brown Mountain Lights. You'll find other premiere natural destinations such as Linville Falls and Linville Caverns nearby, too.

If you just can't stay away from civilization, North Carolina cities such as Lenoir, Morganton, Hickory, Blowing Rock, and Boone are a half hour to an hour's driving distance, where you'll be able to find just about anything you want. For groceries and supplies, Lenoir is closest, and there are theaters and restaurants no matter which of these destinations you choose. There are wonderful boutiques in Blowing Rock, as well as an outlet mall-- Tanger Shoppes on the Parkway.

Looking for additional entertainment for the kids? For a change of pace try the lovely children's playground called Martha's Park-- complete with outdoor play fountain--in Morganton. If that isn't exciting enough, how about Tweetsie Railroad? At nearby Grandfather Mountain you'll find the the Mile High Swinging Bridge and the summer Highland Games, as well as black bears, river otters, cougars, bald and golden eagles, and white tail deer in the park's Wildlife Habitats.

This cozy family getaway has knotty pine paneling and hardwood floors. With three bedrooms and two bathrooms, Craig Creek Cottage allows plenty of room for parties of 2-6 to spread out. With the queen size futon in the living room and the twin sleeper in the sunroom, this cabin can sleep as many as 10 (though that might feel a bit tight!)

Keywords: mountain cottage, mountain cabin, cottage, cabin, vacation cabin, vacation cottage, mountain getaway

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Owner
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About The Owner

We like to be outdoors no matter the season. Ethan loves to go whitewater kayaking while I, as an avid bird watcher, can often be found staring into the trees with my binoculars!

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2006

Why The Owner chose Hartland

Ethan fell in love with Wilson Creek on a kayaking trip years ago. When we were ready to look for a vacation cabin in the mountains, he made a beeline for the area! There were not many places for sale, so we felt very fortunate to find our dear little cottage. Since we love forests and mountain streams, Craig Creek Cottage is ideal for us, and during our stays we kayak, bird, hike, bike, canoe, swim and explore to our hearts' content. We think that the Wilson Creek section of the Pisgah National Forest is one of North Carolina's most delightful secrets. If you enjoy nature, you'll probably think so, too!

What makes this cottage unique

We can listen to the gurgle of Craig Creek from the porch or go sit in our porch swing on its bank. 'Secret' stone steps take us down to the stream for wading, fishing and playing. In addition, it is a mere 5 minute walk to the confluence with Wilson Creek (designated a National Wild and Scenic River). On the other hand, it is only a 15-mile drive from Craig Creek Cottage up to the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the forest road that takes us there is, itself, gorgeous! As a result, we feel like we're ideally situated to enjoy all that this area of the Pisgah National Forest and the Blue Ridge Mountains have to offer.

In the winter we often spend time on the slopes nearby. Less than an hour away, it is easy for us to throw our gear in the car and head up for the day.

We've also enjoyed exploring nearby civilization. In one direction there are Lenoir, Hickory, and Morganton, while in the other direction you'll find Grandfather Mountain, and beautiful Blowing Rock (complete with the Tweetsie Railroad). I recently discovered a restaurant I love in Boone--Hob Nob Farm Cafe. We like too explore farther afield on the Parkway, too, and enjoy visiting Altapass Orchard, Mt. Mitchell, Spruce Pine and Little Switzerland! We head out for the day, have a wonderful time, and then return home to our cozy cottage!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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4.9
based on 17 traveler reviews

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Wild & Scenic Wilson Creek: Trout, Kayaks, Waterfalls & More!
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews
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Wild & Scenic Wilson Creek: Trout, Kayaks, Waterfalls & More!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p149135vb
(910) 264-6089 (North Carolina, USA)
Hartland High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
Charlotte, NC
5

Great home base by the creek

  • 5 of 5
The cottage was an ideal spot for our reunion of a few friends from college. It's surrounded by wonderful hiking and fishing. It was nice to relax and tell stories by the fire at the end of active days. Loved it.
  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children
business
Wild & Scenic Wilson Creek: Trout, Kayaks, Waterfalls & More!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p149135vb
(910) 264-6089 (North Carolina, USA)
Hartland High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
Archer Lodge, NC
5

Pure relaxing Week

  • 5 of 5
We enjoyed our week at this cottage very much. Fished, hiked, read on the front porch, drove many rural scenic roads. The cottage is the best equipped VRBO we've done in our 6yrs in NC since relocating from the North. And the caretaker Wendy is a gem with all the helpful info about the area. Hopefully we'll make another trip here next year.
  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Wild & Scenic Wilson Creek: Trout, Kayaks, Waterfalls & More!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p149135vb
(910) 264-6089 (North Carolina, USA)
Hartland High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
Rocky Mount, Nc
5

Elizabeth Abrams

  • 5 of 5
My family had a wonderful time at this little cabin. We had never taken the kids to the mountains before so this was a new experience for them. I think the best part of the vacation for them was the neighbors children. Chuck and Wendy were super, they showed us the best spots for swimming and gave us history lessons on the area. Even though we were cut off from all technology our children had a wonderful time and never complained once. The cabin was very clean and had plenty of room and all the board games were a plus!!!
  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
business
Wild & Scenic Wilson Creek: Trout, Kayaks, Waterfalls & More!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p149135vb
(910) 264-6089 (North Carolina, USA)
Hartland High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
Goldsboro, NC
5

Great spring break!

  • 5 of 5
Four guys determined to catch some trout this May had the best time ever! we fly fished the delayed harvest waters and had an unbelievable time. My son caught and landed the biggest brook trout in his life - 22+ inches and weighed between 2-3lbs! I saw the whole event. I was also able to hook into a monster brown but he was to much to handle in the current. Needless to say we had the best trip too Wilson Creek - ever! That said, we were all impressed with the cabin - it had everything we needed and more. Looking forward to our next trip already. Thanks so much for your hospitality in providing so many amenities. We'll be back!
  • Submitted: May 26, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
business
Wild & Scenic Wilson Creek: Trout, Kayaks, Waterfalls & More!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p149135vb
(910) 264-6089 (North Carolina, USA)
Hartland High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
Fort Mill, SC
5

Wonderful comfortable cabin in the middle of Pisgah National Forest

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful weekend at Craig Creek Cottage. The cabin is literally in the middle of the Pisgah National Forest, so it is very quiet and secluded, which we loved. We enjoyed many an hour in the swing down by the creek and by the firepit by the house. This cabin is very comfortable, and we cooked all our meals. The kitchen is more than adequately equipped. I had never been to the Wilson Creek area, and I was overwhelmed with how beautiful the area is. We will definitely be coming back to Craig Creek Cottage!
  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Wild & Scenic Wilson Creek: Trout, Kayaks, Waterfalls & More!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p149135vb
(910) 264-6089 (North Carolina, USA)
Hartland High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
Charlotte
5

Another great weekend on Craig Creek

  • 5 of 5
Well there goes another Memorial day weekend & another great time. This place is in a perfect location for going up or down the Wilson creek river area. This time we went up to Harper Creek hiking trail & had a great time. Had a blast. Can't wait to do it again.
  • Submitted: May 29, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Hartland Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$89
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Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning: groups 6-10 $60 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 9.75%
Notes I prefer to say the standard nightly/holiday rate is $109.00 & we discount non-holiday Mon, Tues & Wed nights to only $89.00/night. VRBO won't let me say it that way :-(

Cleaning fee for < 5 guests: $45. 6-10 guests: $60.

SPECIAL WEEKLY RATE: $575.00 if your 7 night rental begins on a Tuesday or Wednesday & covers only one weekend! Rate offered for non-holiday weeks only.
We accept Visa or Mastercard. To reserve contact craigcreekcottage@gmail.com or call 910-264-6089.

Payment & security deposit required for reservation. Cancel 21 days prior to check-in to receive refund, less $20.00 admin. fee. NO REFUNDS DUE TO WEATHER. Check in 2:00 pm; check out 11:00 am. Smoking & pets are not permitted and violations will result in loss of security deposit.
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Amenities

Amenities

Hartland Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • zoo
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • antiquing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • hunting
  • hiking
  • cycling
  • kayaking
  • snowboarding
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