MODERN MOUNTAIN CHIC - YOUR LIGHT FILLED, DESIGNER HOME IN THE MOUNTAINS

Donna Hamilton Paulson

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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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MODERN MOUNTAIN CHIC - YOUR LIGHT FILLED, DESIGNER HOME IN THE MOUNTAINS

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6 Bedroom/4.5 bath Lodge, sleeps 12-14

Autumn is in the air at the Mountain House! Outside the leaves will start to turn soon...time for long hikes, bonfires and s'mores, and fluffy down comforters.

If you've never traveled via a vacation home, especially with a family, let me promise you...once you do you'll never go back to a hotel room! The Mountain House offers that immediate sense of sanctuary and space. And we furnished this house in a way that we constantly look for when we travel, but rarely find. Mountain rustic...(modern mountain if you will), with designer details, antiques and a refined casual vibe thrown in for a lovely eclectic mix. This craftsman style, genuine post and beam house has hardwood and stone floors throughout - no carpet. The Mountain House is also recently furnished, and everything in it is new(except for some antiques!)...so new top quality sheets, towels, mattresses, down comforters and furniture selected specifically for this home.

Cleanliness: It is top on our priority list as it is for most travelers. We have a top notch cleaning team, and you can be assured your vacation getaway is clean, top to bottom.

Convenience: It's also important to our guests to be close to supermarket, restaurants, and shops. While still secluded and pastoral, the Mountain House is just 5 minutes to all these things.

Detailing: It's here, in every room, not just some of them. And it's just one thing that sets the Mountain House apart. All the rooms are unique, with great detailing, from the ten foot antique French workbench coffee table in front of the fireplace to cool art throughout the house.

Family perfect: Aren't most of us looking for that special place that can make can those great family memories? Birthdays, anniversaries, reunions....the occasions that make you realize the time together is the gift that never wears out.

Space: For everyone! The great room is perfect for family gatherings in front of the soaring 24 foot rock fireplace, great in the winter season or on chilly summer nights...plenty of seating for everyone to chat, or watch movies on the HD television. Wifi, of course.

Family dining: A huge rustic trestle dining table that seats 10 to 12 easily, anchors the dining room. A large antique buffet against the wall for serving dinner. Right by the screened porch is the open porch, where you can dine al fresco with your family and guests, enjoying the gorgeous summer weather in the mountains.

Cooking: The gourmet kitchen has beautiful soapstone countertops and farmhouse sink, TWO ovens (heaven for the cook), and a Dacor 5-burner gas cooktop...and everything you need to cook and serve an amazing family meal. Beautiful dishes and serving ware. Square dishes? We have those too.

Relaxation: Sure we all love togetherness (most of the time), but we also need some down time, right? Try the screened porch, where I promise you'll spend a lot of time. The large daybed swing with tons of pillows and a foam mattress is the best place imaginable for reading or naps...and you may even sleep there one night! There are plenty of getaway spots for quiet moments.

Six bedrooms: Three bedrooms on the main level (1 king, 2 queens), with 2-1/2 baths (both with heated stone floors). Upstairs are 2 more guest bedrooms (1 queen and 2 twins) that share the bath. The 6th bedroom is a king on the lower level, very private, with glass doors and windows onto the back garden with lots of rhododendrons. It also has it's own bathroom with heated stone floors and a seating area outside for your morning coffee!!

Laundry: Yep it happens, even on vacation. But here it's easy...a beautiful (yes they can be) laundry/mud room just off the kitchen, and a side entrance (great place to unload groceries)...with top of the line front loading washer and dryer, and a lovely summer herb garden just outside the door.

No TV struggle: A lovely 2nd family room with HDTV is on the lower level, with big windows, built in bookshelves, mini-fridge and sink...and a game room with foosball and ping-pong. Game on!

I want s'mores: No problem. Just outside is a new boulder firepit with cedar Adirondack chairs perfect for a cool mountain night and we have long, stainless marmallow roasters!

Location: The Mountain House is located in a lovely, gated neighborhood just behind the Country Club of Sapphire Valley...a wooded, level road for walking, biking or driving (not so far out and up hairpin twist roads you think twice about going anywhere). Snow is cleared by neighborhood assoc. in the winter.

Activities: Done. The Sapphire Resort facilities with indoor and outdoor pools, winter ski slopes(great fun), exercise room, playground, two hot tubs and saunas, and massage...literally just down the street. You have access! Hiking, waterfalls, golf, fishing, shopping...it's all here. We're also very close to Camp Merrie-Woode, and several top notch restaurants, including the increasingly famous Canyon Kitchen at Lonesome Valley, which is 5 minutes away.

LOCAL EVENTS:

*Groovin' on the Green: Most Friday nights in the summer, @ Village Commons...music at 6:30!

June 11th-August 10th: Sapphire Valley Kids Camp, half or full day. Reservations required.

*Cashiers Chamber Music concerts every Saturday and Monday June 28-August 11th, 5pm @ Albert Carlton Library

*July 5th- Fireworks Extravaganza on the Cashiers Green/coolers & lawn chairs welcome/free.

*July 10th-13th, 2014 Mountains in Bloom Festival/Bascom Center/Highlands

*Highlands Summer Concert Series: every Saturday night 6-8 pm, beginning 6/15 thru August. Free, and you're invited to bring a picnic dinner with brown bag beer or wine!

*Cashiers Leaf Festival, October 3-4-5, 2014.

*Highlands Culinary Weekend, November 6-9, 2014. THE event for foodies...amazing chances to enjoy some incredible food!

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Donna Hamilton Paulson (Owner)
Advertiser since 2013
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About Donna Hamilton Paulson

I first traveled to the Highlands/Cashiers Plateau as host of 'Great Country Inns' for The Learning Channel, and thought it was one of the most jaw-droppingly beautiful places I'd ever seen! The weather in the summer is so incredible for those of us used to scorching 90+ temps...warm 75 degree days, but so cool at night you can light a fire. Lovely in the spring and fall....cozy in the winter...it was a place we always wanted to own a home...now we do and love sharing it with guests. We hope you plan a visit to enjoy the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Warning: you may never want to leave!

Donna Hamilton Paulson purchased this lodge in 2012

Why Donna Hamilton Paulson chose Cashiers

Having stayed in several houses here, we found it's better to be conveniently located...some properties are waaaaay out (or up-you may not know this until you arrive), and the drive at night can be...well... disconcerting, especially if you suffer from motion sickness. You think twice about going out for dinner, or even to the grocery store, so while we're private, everything is right there!

What makes this lodge unique

Our goal is to provide for you the perfect family vacation. The moment you walk into the great room, you know you're gonna love, love, love this house. And we are always adding things we think our guests will enjoy. Please let us know if you thing there's something we need!

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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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
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Modern mountain chic - your light filled, designer home in the mountains
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Modern mountain chic - your light filled, designer home in the mountains
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Cashiers Cashiers Area
5

Exquisite Home

  • 5 of 5
This home was above and beyond all expectations! Everything you need and then some was available. The home was spotless and decorated perfectly. We felt at home the minute we walked thru the front door. I could have stayed right there and never left during the entire getaway. We rent thru VRBO all the time and this home surpassed all the others in quality, comfort and amenities. Donna was great to work with in arranging everything and incredibly personable. She was easily accessible and was quick to respond to any questions I had. I hope my family and I will have the opportunity to visit this exquisite home again.
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Shaker Heights, Ohio
5

Wonderful Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5
From the moment you turn in the driveway and walk in the door, you know you have chosen a great vacation home! The house is lovely and the property is well maintained. We were greeted with a darling carrot cake and bottle of red wine, which was perfect, since we were celebrating our daughter's birthday that evening! The house is absolutely wonderful! The photos are very accurate, but it's so much better when you see it in person! Architectural details abound, from the post and beam construction in the vaulted rooms to the hardwood floors throughout, the decor is fresh, modern classic and very comfortable, and you have every amenity you could imagine to entertain family and friends. Donna certainly has a great sense of style and understands that families love a home that is both beautiful, yet approachable. We really enjoyed family meals on the deck and in the great room and spent so much time on the screened porch and at the fire pit. Everybody wanted to take a turn sleeping on the porch swing! That was the best! One night, we had family movie night in the living room and shared old 8mm reel to reel movies on a sheet that we hung from the fireplace. (BTW the sheet was from the master closet labeled "dog sheet". Talk about organized! Wait until you see the master closet!) Donna was so helpful and was in constant contact with us to ensure that we had everything that we needed. The location is great, because you are so close to everything and it's not so high up the mountainous roads that you fear to venture out in the evenings. We really enjoyed all the local attractions, including the many waterfalls and hiking trails and the lake nearby which you can access with the Sapphire Valley Club passes. We would highly recommend this property!
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: The most original use yet for a dog sheet...love the home movies! I'm so happy that your family who gathered from all over the country, chose the Mountain House for such a special occasion. Hope to see you next year!
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Atlanta, GA
5

Gorgeous home

  • 5 of 5
Fantastic home in a gated community! Beautiful setting, fully equipped for the perfect get-away. We highly recommend!!! The three levels were a excellent fit for our three families with young children.
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: So glad you had fun...as you said in an email, it's a nice layout for a group...plenty of spaces to spread out and let everyone do their thing!
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FOURTH OF JULY FAMILY REUNION

  • 5 of 5
This was our first year in Sapphire Valley, and we sure picked a winner!! My family of 12 was comfortable in the home for the first week, when we were all there. When they left I stayed two more weeks. Two couples then came at separate times to visit, and they adored the home.
The ambiance is perfect!! We gathered around the fire pit at night and just told campfire stories. The back screened porch was constantly in use. The huge swing was a favorite.
We also had ping pong tournaments and game night in the rec room below.
To top it all off, Donna was in touch with me by email letting us know the fun things happening in the Valley.Topping it off were the furnishings. Absolutely perfect for the setting. A winner in every way.
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: So glad your family had fun Diane...you guys did it all! Hope to see you next year!
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Woodstock
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Weddding

  • 5 of 5
We can't say enough things about this amazing home. Thank you Donna. We were in the area for our youngest daughter's wedding. Your home made us feel comfortable and had all the space we needed. We had ages 4-almost 80 and everything was perfect. We held a brunch Sunday morning and everyone just could not stop talking about how lovely your home is. The Mountain Home was just what we needed to complete the fairytale wedding.
  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Brooklyn, NY
5

You will love this home!

  • 5 of 5
The Mountain House was the perfect destination to celebrate my mother's 70th birthday. We had six adults, one child, and a couple of dogs - and plenty of space to spare. Somehow this house manages to feel like it's straight out of a design magazine while also feeling supremely comfy and homey. I could live on the screened-in porch alone. And the textiles! The rugs, the throws, the pillows.... every detail was considered. As for the area - this is such a beautiful and charming part of NC with so much to do. At the house you feel like you're a million miles from everything, but there are many great restaurants and activities within a 15 minute drive. We did several hikes and especially loved checking out all the waterfalls and swimming holes in the area. If you're looking for a little pampering while you're there, the spa at Old Edwards Inn in Highlands was terrific. Definitely expensive, but even when you book the smaller services you can hang out, have some champagne and use whirlpools, steam rooms, sauna, and heated pool all day at no additional charge. Finally, the host could not be more accommodating. She provided detailed reviews on all the restaurants in the area, as well as info on hikes and other activities. She was extremely helpful while we were planning our trip and was available during our stay when we had questions. If you're on the fence about where to stay, I promise you won't be disappointed with this house!
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Ashley, I'm so happy your trip to the mountains turned out like you hoped it would...and your Mom's birthday! And to have someone who stayed with us appreciates textiles so much? Love it!! Hope to see you and the family back again at the Mountain House soon!
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Canyon Kitchen
"Chef John Fleer who made the Inn at Blackberry Farm famous, is behind this gorgeous. Rustic,..."
Gamekeeper's Tavern
"Great place for a gourmet burger or tuna tartare with citrus viniagrette. Wonderful wine lis..."
Mica's Restaurant
"Mica's is a great place for a good, casual meal, when you don't feel like getting "dressed"(..."
Ingles
"A quick drive away, with a really nice selection of things.Good produce, meat...Starbucks in..."
Cashiers Farmers Market
"great produce gourmet foods too...plus On the Side bbq(yes, on the side-has wonderful food)..."
Ski Sapphire Valley Resort
"Sapphire Valley has 2 outdoor pools and one indoor(all heated), exercise room, tennis club w..."
Sapphire National Golf Club LLC
"Tranquil mountain views and dramatic elevation changes(you're golfing in the mountains!)...w..."
The Orchard Restaurant
"Just love this place...upscale southern cuisine, beautiful outdoor dining overlooking the ga..."
Randevu
Silver Run Falls
Whiteside Mountain
Cornucopia Restaurant
Bucks Coffee Cafe of Cashiers
"Great coffee house with a roaring fireplace and leather sofa, breakfast sandwiches, and home..."
Panthertown Trail
Carolina Smokehouse Incorporated
"Real pit bbq - 'nuff said. "
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 64
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Cork and Barrel Wine Bar
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Sapphire Valley Resort pool, snow skiing
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Sapphire Valley Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Canyon Kitchen, Gamekeeper's Tavern, Cork & Barrel
Car: necessary

Cashiers is the most wonderful place in the summer for families...loads of things for the kids to do from camps to fishing to hiking to gem mining...and the same goes for adults(minus the camps). In the evening, there are many upscale restaurants for foodies and the weather is perfect. Warm sunny days...cool crisp nights that call for a blanket!

You have to save time to see some of the gorgeous waterfalls in this area...some are just a few minutes drive away. And while some require a serious hike, others are easily accessible.

The city of Ashville is a great day trip, just an hour or so away...incredible shopping and restaurants, lots of artists call Ashville home. And you can zipline ACROSS the city...yep, an in-city canopy tour.

And if you've never seen the Biltmore mansion...this is a must visit. Allow a full day to see the place...it's that big, and that fascinating. Good places to eat lunch right there.

White water rafting, fly fishing, horseback riding...it's all here.

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Availability & Rates

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Cashiers Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Sep 2 2014 - Nov 21 2014
3 night minimum stay
$500
$3,000
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 24 2014 - Nov 30 2014
5 night minimum stay
$800
 
 
Christmas/week only
Dec 21 2014 - Dec 28 2014
7 night minimum stay
$6,000
 
 
Winter
Jan 2 2015 - Feb 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
$350
$2,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
Mar 1 2015 - May 21 2015
3 night minimum stay
$500
$3,500
 
 
Memorial Day
May 22 2015 - May 25 2015
4 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
June
May 26 2015 - Jun 27 2015
4 night minimum stay
$550
$3,500
 
 
Summer
Jun 28 2015 - Sep 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,500
 
 
Labor Day
Sep 4 2015 - Sep 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
$650
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $69
cleaning $250 + Tax
Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.75%
Notes LAST MINUTE RATE FOR WEEKEND OF 5/16/14 only: $400 a night
NC tax rate is 10.75 %. Reservations that are made more than 6 months in advance can be split into three payments.
We do not accept wire transfers payments. Please call me to confirm your reservation...for security...yours and ours.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Cashiers Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Parking ...
  • Garage
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Heated stone floors
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Double vanity, walk in slate shower, heated floors.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - combination tub/shower , shower , toilet , Heated stone floors
    Bathroom 3 - combination tub/shower , toilet
  • master bath with separate shower and jacuzzi tub, two guest baths all with stone floors...
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king
  • two king, 3 queens, 2 twins...We also have a blow up pillow top mattress available.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Indoor Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • rock climbing
  • whitewater rafting
  • ski privileges optional
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • rafting
  • mountain climbing
  • water tubing
  • hiking
Notes:
Additional housekeeping can be arranged if desired.
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