|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Privacy abounds at Crooked Cabin as it is tucked away in the middle of 15 acres of mountain land. Land surrounded by a private garden club which helps to keep the serenity of the property in tack.
Crooked Cabin is located at Sand Cut Pass, one of the infamous locations of notorious train derailments in years past. Now that the train has ceased to run the tracks make for excellent hiking; either up to Saluda or down to Melrose where you can stop back by and enjoy the beauty of Pearson Falls before returning to Crooked Cabin to soak in the outside hot tub or just sit back and relax on the large deck and listen to nature.
Be sure to keep an eye out for local wildlife for sightings of several different animals have been known to frequent the area.
While only a short distance from downtown Saluda, once at Crooked Cabin, you will feel as though you are miles from civilization.
We have lived in Saluda for over 25 years. In the early 70's Robert was Saluda's first health care provider. After serving as the first Medical Director of the Saluda Medical Center he returned to his family occupation and his true passion..flying. His life as an 'ag pilot' has taken the entire family on remarkable journey's across the country for years.
Penny Phillips & Ginny Bradley purchased this cabin in 1992
When looking for a place to spend our time, on the rare occasions we were home, we found the property at Sand Cut Pass.
Before any structures were placed on the property we used the property as a place to introduce our children to the wonders of camping in the mountains. We set up camp on the banks of the Pacolet River every chance we had. Our son learned how to bathe in the ice cold river water and play 'Pooh Sticks' from the bridge. One of the large rocks in the river is still known as 'Joshua's Rock' in our family.
Eventually we put a small cabin up higher on the property so we were less inclined to run back to our home in town. This cabin is now used as a 'caretaker's cottage'
In the late 90's came the decision to build 'Crooked Cabin'. The cabin was built out of a 'labor of love'. The cabin was to be built by us but shortly after starting the construction on the cabin Robert suffered a severe accident which prevented him from doing as much work as he would have liked. At that time both family and friends joined in to help complete the construction on the cabin. We have since then enjoyed sharing our retreat with family, friends and our wonderful guests.
The property upon which the cabin is located is protected on all sides which increases the privacy, however, it is less than 5 minutes from I-26 which can lead to a multiple of mountain adventures.
With the outside fire pit on the Crooked Cabin property you can have the feel of the 'great out doors' then retire to the comfort of your cabin.
The outside hot tub, swinging in the hammock, no modern disturbances plus so much more make Crooked Cabin an excellent retreat from the busy, hectic life most of us lead.
Very nice cabin. It was spotless clean upon arrival. Very well stocked and remote location that allowed us to bring our dogs to participate in the fun! Owner was also very helpful to us. Roads/driveway can be a little intimidating but made it without any problems. Saluda is a great little town to visit with really nice restaurants also!
Loved this cabin. A little cozy, as some previous renters described, but it easily accommodated four twenty-something girls for a weekend hiking and hanging out in the hot tub. The upstairs bathroom ceiling is a little low, but our 5'9" occupant didn't have any issues, and the downstairs bathroom is accessible without disturbing the master bedroom, if necessary. Wouldn't really recommend the space for young children, as the stairs were a bit slippery without shoes on, and there's not much play space. The driveway was steep, but not an issue, even for the two wheel drive sedan after it rained. Secluded from other homes and cabins. Saluda has some AMAZING restaurants. Definitely check them out. :)
The owners were super easy to deal with and everything was as described. You wont need bring anything as this cabin is fully stocked with all the comforts of home. This cabin was impeccable clean and very well maintained. The Jacuzzi was very relaxing especially in the morning watching the sun rise over the mountains. Saluda is a small town with some small shops and restaurants that are mostly closed on Saturday and Sundays. GreenRiver Adventures is a wonderful outfitter if you want to get into some white water. They have tubing, rafting & rubber kayaking. The Green River is awesome and in my opinion rivals the Nantahala. Tryon and Hendersonville are a short and scenic drive. Sidestreet Pizza in Tryon is a must have while you are there, they have excellent pizza, wings and pasta but get there by 5pm unless you don't mind waiting to get in. Pearson Falls is a 5 min ride up the road and a short walk to the falls ( there is a small fee per person ) and if your into "eclectic" the tunnel you will drive through to get to the cabin is defiantly "eclectic"; it was built in 1901 and goes under the railroad know as the Saluda Grade (the steepest railroad in north America) the interior of the tunnel is covered in local artwork including murals & messages.
All in all this is a very comfortable affordable place to stay and unwind or use as a jumping off point. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did !
PS. Yes the cabin is a little Crooked it has about a 2 degree slant to one side...
2nd time, very clean, kitchen stocked, hot tub clean, we will be back
Great location, nice cabin, great owners to work with. Rustic on the outside and nice on the inside!
On the bright side, the cabin is extremely secluded and quiet. It's so remote, we didn't have a cell signal. It's quite a ways down a gravel road and then up a steep hill. Note that we didn't have any trouble getting up the hill in our Prius - even in the rain. It was very clean, too. Unfortunately, the pictures don't represent the cabin's biggest flaw - the "living room" - or lack of it. There is a massive spiral staircase in the middle of that small space - partially in front of a cheap-looking pretend gas fireplace. This oddly-placed staircase is how the upstairs loft is accessed. Beware that you don't hit your head on the edges of the stair steps when you try to walk by it. No table and chairs downstairs to share a meal - just an island at an angle with 4 wooden stools. This island butts up to the spiral staircase. Also, this counter-height island/cabinet doesn't have a place for your legs. It was really crowded for 4 adults and I'm glad we brought our canvas chairs so all of us could sit down with our plates in our laps. The AC is inadequate - just two, very loud window air conditioners & none in the kitchen/living room. We opened the windows (though we couldn't do that in the downstairs bedroom - no screens) and longed to open the doors, wishing they had screen doors. The upstairs bathroom has a teeny-tiny shower and a matching teeny-tiny toilet. This is the third time we've rented a cabin, and the first time we were extremely disappointed. We'll be back to the area, though. Saluda was charming and we enjoyed lots of activities in and around Asheville as well as nearby hikes in the woods. P.S. We never could get the TV to work and all the directions we could find were in Spanish!
Green River Adventures, Heartwood Gallery, Historic Thompson's Store and Ward's Grill, M.A. Pace Store, Saluda Gem Mine Wicks & Wares, Green River Brew Depot, Caroline's on Main-Gifts, Duck Alley, Somewhere In Time
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2 night minimum stay
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