|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Have a real mountain experience at the newly renovated mountain home on 5+ acres (elevation 3500+). Situated on the actual state line between Georgia and North Carolina (the creek is the state line) and 12 minutes from Highlands, you'll have all the space and privacy you could want.
All furnishings are new, 2008 (except for the antiques, of course), as is most everything except the charm and character of the original house.
The pine paneling and oak floors in the living room give added warmth to the fireplace and those cool summer nights. Original artwork throughout by the artist/owner and local artists.
Leave your cares behind as you settle into a true rural mountain setting- if you don't want the country club or subdivision, the Artist's House is the real thing!
Though born in North Carolina, I reside in Fl and try to spend as much time in these beautiful mountains as possible. I found the perfect location on 6 acres about two years ago and spent over a year completely renovating and updating the house. I am a photographer-publisher, and enjoy hiking, traveling, and of course, photography.
Michael O'Donovan purchased this house in 2007
It's simply beautiful and the town of Highlands is one of the most charming mountain towns I've found, with great resturants, art galleries and shopping.
My family and I stayed at the artists house for 5 days of peace, beauty, and quiet. The large front porch overlooks a Christmas tree farm and no other houses are in site. The gravel lane leads up to just two friendly neighbors.
The house is lovingly restored and maintained- beautiful oak floors and pine paneling and a fireplace with bookshelves made our indoor time warm and cozy. If you want a beautiful, secluded property that is just minutes from downtown, the Artist's House is it!
The house has great potential, but I can't see it as being very artistic. The beds are all very uncomfortable, with one having a spring poking through to poke you all night. The dryer is a safety issue. It has a pair of pantyhose as an exhaust mechanism. The area is great, but the property is overgrown and the only place to walk is on the dirt road. Really nice neighbors however.
What a wonderful experience. We enjoyed the Artist House for 4 days on a mini, last minute planned vacation. Getting to the house provides a sort of mystery as you travel the gravel road that leads to the barn where you park. You can park in front of the house, but who wants to look at cars when you can look at apple trees as the sun is going down. The house is wonderfully spaced out and was clean. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook. If anything, the outside small gas bbq grill needs to be replaced, but we found a charcoal grill in the side room of the house that worked perfectly. We all enjoyed great family time in front of the house playing games. It would have been nice if the yard was a little bigger which all is needed is the grass/shrubs to be cut down. The Wi-Fi worked well which was nice for “checking in” in the evening time. After taking the day to explore all the surrounding trails and waterfalls, it was nice to relax and enjoy dinner and play board games on the handmade table and chairs. We didn’t have to use the heat, but the air conditioner kept us very comfortable. We were all in awe as the water is pumped to the house from an old barn via a pump that draws from the mountain. The water was nice and cold and even tasted great. This house was very comfortable and an excellent place to relax.
While the husband is away, the wife and kids will play!
My six children and I took advantage of some "mother/children alone time" while my husband was away on business and escaped the suburbs of Atlanta to this little cabin in the woods. My mother actually joined us as well, and there was plenty of room for the 8 of us with beds to spare.
The owner of the cabin is very kind and thoughtful, and we appreciated that he was able to book the home for us within just a few hours notice. He was very prompt in responding to our request and pleasant on the phone.
Upon arrival, everything was clean and orderly. (If you plan to stay in the cooler months, I'd suggest asking if the heat can be turned on before you arrive. It was very cold when we got there late in the evening, and it took several hours to warm up. The heat works well, though, once it gets going.)
We found the house to be quite cozy and comfortable - as a cabin should be! The artistic touches throughout the home are charming - including the handmade kitchen table and chairs.
The kitchen was quite workable. (We couldn't get the can opener to work; you might pack one just in case it hasn't been replaced yet.) The oven, stove, fridge, and dishwasher all worked properly. We very much enjoyed the fresh, mountain-cold water from the tap!
The children spent time roaming the property as children love to do. At night we were able to watch movies using the DVD player (There are a few movies, but throw some of your own in your bag.) Of course, take some games.
I noticed someone made a negative comment regarding the washer/dryer. Granted the combo unit is an older model, but it worked fine. I washed a few loads of our clothes plus the towels we used with no trouble.
If you're looking for somewhere a bit remote, yet close to nice trails and beautiful waterfalls, and a short-ride into the Highlands for ice-cream, this cabin will do the trick. It's not fancy, but it's comfy and a great place for a getaway.
This was the perfect setting for our group's retreat. Plenty of room and we loved exploring the house and learning how it all came about. The living room was the perfect place to gather in the evening. The kitchen was just what we needed and was well stocked; we all enjoyed cooking our daily meals there!. There artist' house is was just what our group of 10 including 3 kids needed to slow down and just spend quality time together. The beds were decent and plenty of it. The owner was very helpful and accommodating at our arrival house didn't have heater on as soon as we called owner at 7:00 am gave us instructions what to do and kind providing information on the cabin and surrounding area. Cabin was clean and would recomend it to anyone!. We definitely would love to stay again!. Thank you for sharing your cabin with us!.
We enjoyed our fall vacation so much more for being in the Artist's House. It was rustic with artist touches of beauty. Every window frames a lovely view of nature. We enjoyed cooking together in the spacious kitchen. There were apple trees on the property and our 5 year old picked bags of apples!
So, we cooked apple everything. What fun. Good memories.
we had a wonderful family weekend getaway at the "artist's house!" our three kids, 7, 6 and 4 thoroughly enjoyed the bunk beds, apple tree and many areas to explore outside. the wood burning fireplace was an added bonus too! it was clean, comfortable and cozy. just what our little family needed to slow down and just spend quality time together.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|cleaning fee||$90 + Tax|
|Property Damage Protection||$49|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
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