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HANDCRAFTERS HIDEAWAY--SECLUDED MOUNTAIN RETREAT FILLED WITH RUSTIC CHARM

Alan Henderson

Advertiser since: 2008
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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Calendar last updated:
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HANDCRAFTERS HIDEAWAY--SECLUDED MOUNTAIN RETREAT FILLED WITH RUSTIC CHARM

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

Highlands House Rental Photos and Description

5 bedrooms, 3 full baths, sleeps 9 in quiet comfort

The Handcrafted Hideaway is located next to Highlands, NC, the preferred mountain destination in the Southeast. Only 6 minutes from shopping, fine dining and entertainment. Whether you want to get away and sit on the deck to hear nothing but the wind talking to the trees, or throw yourself into the many activities that abound, this is the location for you. Skiing, snow tubing, river rafting, train riding, lake swimming, river hopping, golfing, horseback riding, craft fairing, fine shopping, excellent dining, mountain topping, hiking..it is all there plus more.

Nestled on Flat Mountain in the mighty Nantahala National Forest, Handcrafted Hideaway is more than a comfortable retreat, it is filled with all the amenities you may desire, and chock full of hand-made crafts and furniture that will please and amuse.

*46, 40 and 32 inch HDTVs with HD cable and DVD players; video library

*free cable Internet access

*ponds, streams, hiking trails and spectacular vistas abound

The Great Smoky Mountains: For those of you unfamiliar with our area, I am listing some very informative websites on Highlands, the mountains, the blue Ridge Parkway, and destinations: **

Please contact me for websites about things to do!

I have to end this paragraph--running out of room--but you can see from the above that there is no lack of activities or destinations available, most of them with no charge at all.

Last Fall was a big one for us...: After coming up to Highlands every year for 17 years and staying in a friend's house, we grew tired of trying to get the dates we wanted. Leaving from our August trip, the wife said to me, 'Wish we had our own place; we could come any time we wanted.' Just a slight pout, but I could tell she was sincere.

Two months later, after three more quick trips to scout and eyeball property, we closed on the Handcrafted Hideaway. We call it that because of the many native and handmade furnishings my wife filled it with, and the original furniture I make as a hobby.

Our three daughters all contribute--#1 knits a lot of our afghans and other accents; #2 crafted and fired our dishes, cups and mugs (she is a professional potter); #3 hand-paints glasses and other accents. Oh, yes-#3 also made the tile for the kitchen and baths that I have to install this spring.

In fact, I will be doing more renovation and upgrading in the months ahead; it is lovely and very comfortable now; I will make it better.

A glimpse into the different seasons: We were fortunate to be able to visit in 3 of the four seasons last year.

August, all five of us were here before we bought the house. If you live in the South, or an area of the North that experience hot weather (we are from Florida), you will absolutely revel in the summertime temperatures--rarely above 70s but chilly or downright cold at nights. Feels marvelous (I hate the heat!)

We were a little late for leaf-peeping season in October, but the colors were still spectacular.

My wife and I came up alone the weekend after Thanksgiving. She loves Florida, and said she hates the cold. Friday morning it was 19 degrees on the deck, but it was the still and quiet cold that does not bother you. She had some wonderful walks in that cold.

Christmas week, we were all there again, #1 and #2 had their gentlemen this time and we had a great time. From hogging the fireplace, to eyeballing the holiday games, to cooking, to laughing--it was a precious time.

Bonus--it snowed on Christmas Day!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Alan Henderson (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2008
Call Owner
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Speaks: english

Why HomeAway

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 3 traveler reviews

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Handcrafters Hideaway--secluded mountain retreat filled with rustic charm
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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Handcrafters Hideaway--secluded mountain retreat filled with rustic charm
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p179946
+1 -352 871-0463
Highlands North Carolina Mountains
5

Perfect family and pet friendly vacation spot

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 4 plus a dog had plenty of room in this comfortable home. It was conveniently located, yet very private. The owner was very pleasant to deal with and quickly responded to our inquiries. The kids loved the games, Roku, and DVDs. The kitchen had everything we could possibly need. The house was so big we could have invited friends to join us. We'll definitely be back when the weather is warmer and we can spend time on the fabulous deck and in the hot tub.
  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Handcrafters Hideaway--secluded mountain retreat filled with rustic charm
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p179946
+1 -352 871-0463
Highlands North Carolina Mountains
PDX
5

Wish we could have stayed longer

  • 5 of 5
Great spot that was secluded but close to the town at the same time. Great porch for relaxing and catching up with old friends, whethe in a rocking chair or the hot tub. Would definitely stay here again for future visits.
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Handcrafters Hideaway--secluded mountain retreat filled with rustic charm
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p179946
+1 -352 871-0463
Highlands North Carolina Mountains
Lakeland, Florida
5

Super satisfied

  • 5 of 5
Our stay was excellent! There is everything you need in the home and The owner was always available every time I called him. Great location and a cozy home. I would love to plan another trip. We loved the place and treated it like it was our own. Everything we needed for an excellent stay was provided to us.
  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

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Dry Falls
"Walk under tons of cascading water without getting wet."
Wolfgang's Restaurant and Wine Bistro
"Excellent presentation and food. Wine cellar without equal this side of France."
Bridal Veil Falls
Highlands
"Small and quaint town on a high plateau in the only North American rain forest. Shopping to ..."
Sky Valley
"Great mountain golf."
Buck's Coffee Cafe
"Better than any Starbucks."
Glen Falls
"Hike a three hour trail beside multiple cascades."
Pescados Highland Burritto's
"Great Mexican grub here."
Tube World
"Great snow fun for young and old."
Cataloochee Ski Area
"For those who enjoy the slopes."
Biltmore Estate
"Stunning piece of Americana."
Blue Ridge Parkway
"Views to cherish forever."
Cliffside Lake
Nearest Airport
58 Miles
Asheville
Car: necessary

Located on the Highlands Plateau in the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina, the area abounds with rivers cascading down heavily forested mountains with an abundance of waterfalls, mountain trails, golf courses and ski destinations. At 4011 feet above sea level, Highlands enjoys wonderful seasonal weather year round.

A lovely escape from the heat and congestion of the flatlands, it is a destination no matter the time of year. Summer visitors can enjoy mild days and chilly nights while others are sweltering in the Dog Days. Winter visitors can enjoy the activities associated with the season. 'Leaf-peeping' season in the fall is a spectacular display of color, whether up close or from atop a 6,000 foot peak along the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Spring brings another visual delight, as the mountain laurel and rhododendrons bloom in a riotous profusion of lush color.

Many of the waterfalls are accessible by foot, and all the rivers have rock-hopping and swimming areas.

Other Activities: White water rafting, snow tubing

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $250 Per night

Highlands House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Holiday Season
Oct 1 2014 - Jan 2 2015
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,050
$3,700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Property Damage Protection $49
Notes Rates negotiable depending upon demand, special events, season, etc. Feel free to contact owner.
Pet deposit $50-100. Refundable after cleaner's assessment.
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Amenities

Amenities

Highlands House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Pillowtop mattress; HDTV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
  • Bedrooms 1 and 2 are upstairs; 3, 4 and 5 downstairs. Ideal for Adults/Kids areas. Upstairs living room has 40 inch HDTV and DVR; downstairs has 46 inch HDTV with DVD player; master has 32' HDTV with DVD. Cable phone and internet are upstairs. Downstairs family room has 12 foot sofa that will seat an entire family and more.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
We are very flexible, as this is not our business. We want our guests to enjoy this house and the area as much as we do. That the rentals will help defray the cost of the property is a bonus to us, and we wish to make certain that those who stay here feel free to suggest improvement or additions. We will probably have it done or added within a few weeks. If there is something you think should be on this list of amenities, please, contact us right away, and chances are good that we can have our caretaker remedy the situation. Thank you for considering us, and we welcome any questions you may have.

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