MEMORY MOUNTAIN LODGE... READY FOR WINTER FUN!

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MEMORY MOUNTAIN LODGE... READY FOR WINTER FUN!

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House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Welcome home... to Memory Mountain Lodge. Relax. Refresh. Revive…

Get away and enjoy the cooler temperatures of the mountains.

Learn to ski at the Sapphire Valley Ski Resort - and save 25% on lift tickets and ski rentals.

Feel the stress leave your body as you rock in an Amish rocker and listen to the babbling mountain stream flowing in the backyard.

If you can't totally escape, know that there is high-speed wireless internet access.

Located on Hogback Mountain in Western NC, 8 miles east of Cashiers, temperatures are typically 12 to 15 degrees cooler than nearby Atlanta or Charlotte… yet only 2 ½ hours away from the hustle & bustle of those cities.

Built to look like a farmhouse, you’ll find yourself reminiscing about Grandma’s farm. The cabin has board & batten siding, front & back porches, pine wood floors & bead board ceilings throughout the first floor, and pine molding throughout the entire house. It even has the glass doorknobs just like Grandpa’s farm used to have! You’ll also enjoy the functional antiques (literally from Grandma’s house) sprinkled throughout. Don’t worry, you won’t experience any farmhouse drafts; the Lodge was completed in May 2003.

Want to explore nature's beauty? Start in your own backyard with what everyone likes best, the mountain stream (check the guest comments below). In addition, the Lodge is located between one-million acres of National Forests - Nantahala to the West and Pisgah to the North, East & South - so there is plenty to explore.

Waterfalls – Spectacular views, short hikes, strenuous hikes, swimming holes, slide rocks. This is the “Land of Waterfalls”.

Lake Fairfield - Only 5 minutes away, this private lake (only for Sapphire property owners and their guests) has a beach, swimming area, boathouse, picnic pavillion & beautiful granite-faced mountain views.

Hiking – Panthertown Valley, nicknamed the “Yosemite of the East”, Whiteside Mountain, Cold Mountain… literally 1000 of miles of trails for the beginner or the expert hiker.

Biking – Nearby DuPont forest has trails and the roads offer a challenge even for the heartiest cyclist.

Horseback Riding – Nearby WhiteWater Equestrian Center is the best.

Golfing – Award-winning Sapphire National & High Hampton are nearby, among several others.

Fishing –Try fly fishing on the French Broad River.

Wyndham Sapphire Resort amenities are all available for you for just $15/adult (good for 14 days) and kids under 14 are free. The resort is just 7 minutes away with indoor & outdoor pools, 2 jacuzzis, wet & dry saunas, an exercise facility, game room,putt-putt golf and free WiFi. Fairfield Lake is even closer with its beach, swimming area, boathouse and magnificent granite-faced mountain views.

Rather spend the day shopping? There are numerous unique shops in nearby Highlands, Cashiers and Brevard (and many spots in between). There are also craft shows, art festivals and bazaars throughout the year - especially April through October.

Looking for a place to getaway and scrapbook for the weekend? The lodge is well-stocked with all of the extras that make your scrapbooking experience complete: folding tables, lamps, cushions, and a large paper cutter.

Tell me more about the Lodge... There are 4 bedrooms (the master is downstairs) and 2 ½ baths. The kitchen is well stocked, there are games & movies (50+) for kids of all ages as well as a toy box upstairs. All TV’s have a DVD/VCR player as well as plugs on the front for easy game console hook-up. The front & back porches – with Amish rockers, a mountain checker/chess table, the addictive “Ring Game”, many other chairs, and the sounds of the babbling stream no matter where you sit – are definitely a hit, along with making s’mores in the campfire.

Our favorite things to do:

- Catching salamanders in the backyard mountain stream

- The Campfire - roasting hotdogs & making s'mores

- Hanging out at Fairfield Lake

- Snow fun! Skiing and tubing at nearby Sapphire Resort

- Renting a boat at Lake Glenville

- Finding a new waterfall... or an old one!

- 'Secret' slide rock

- Playing the ring game on the back porch

- Reading on the porch & looking for 'God-beams'

- Playing checkers on the front porch

- Playing a board game that we don’t have at home

- Taking a walk

- Star gazing

- Hiking up Whiteside Mountain

Special category of our favorite waterfalls:

- Cashiers Sliding Rock – fun but c-c-c-c-cold!

- Silver Run Falls - short, easy hike; nice swimming hole

- Dry Falls - neat to walk behind the falls

- Cullasaja Falls - hop on rocks, jump off cliff

- Turtleback Falls - slide rock for the adventurous

- Whitewater Falls-– hike up to 'secret' slide rock

We have several books at the Lodge describing the many waterfalls & hikes in the area. In addition, check out the 'Things To Do' page on the owners website for links to popular spots.

Keywords: House, 4 bedrooms, sleeps 12, porches, campfire, backyard stream, mountain home, mountain getaway, mountain cabin, mountain house, cabin

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2006
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Luann & Tony Rushin with Jerod and Hannah. Jerod is currently a senior at Georgia State and Hannah is a junior at Auburn. We've lived in Alpharetta, GA since 1994 (by way of State College, PA, Tucson, AZ, and Richmond, VA) and grew up in Corry, PA - a small town in the northwest corner of PA.

The Owner purchased this house in 2003

We discovered the the Highlands-Cashiers area in 1999 and fell in love with it. Georgia has nice mountains but the temperature doesn't drop much from Atlanta. The temperature at our place is typically 12-15 degrees cooler than Atlanta. We got serious about looking for a place in the mountains in 2002, found our place on December 30th (it wasn't completed yet) and fell in the love with the look & feel of the house and the wonderful mountain stream in the yard.

We like the sound of the stream in the backyard, the cooler temperatures, the small towns of Cashiers & Highlands, and the multitude of easy hikes to waterfalls, swimming holes, slide rocks and spectacular views. We also thoroughly enjoy the amenities of Sapphire Valley Resort including Fairfield Lake; the 25% discount off golf, winter skiing, and boat house rentals is nice too.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
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5
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Memory Mountain Lodge... Ready for Winter Fun!
average rating of 5.0 based on 41 reviews
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Memory Mountain Lodge... Ready for Winter Fun!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p92379vb
(770) 331-1184 (Georgia, USA)
Sapphire Cashiers Area
Irmo, South Carolina
5

ANOTHER WONDERFUL STAY AT OUR HOME-AWAY-FROM-HOME!

  • 5 of 5
We are sad our week has ended at Memory Mountain Lodge, but know we'll be back again!! Our week included a trip to Cashiers Sliding Rock, Tubing down the river in Rossman, Multiple Trips to SweeTreats in both Cashiers and Highlands, Shopping in Highlands and Cashiers, Hiking to Granite City, Hiking to see Rainbow Falls in Gorges State Park, Eating lunches and dinners at The Carolina Smokehouse in Cashiers, etc., etc. etc.! We also enjoyed our trips to the Community Center for Mini Golf and Swimming. We went for the first time to Lake Fairfield to Kayak and swim. Beautiful Lake! The lodge is so peaceful. We enjoyed our time sitting on the swing, roasting marshmallows over a campfire, playing in the creek, and then sleeping in the comfy lodge beds at night. Thank you so much for continuing to share your lovely home with our family. We LOVE it!
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Memory Mountain Lodge... Ready for Winter Fun!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p92379vb
(770) 331-1184 (Georgia, USA)
Sapphire Cashiers Area
Ohio
5

GOOD MEMORIES OF MEMORY MOUNTAIN LODGE

  • 5 of 5
Our group of 8 women spent a wonderful week at Memory Mountain Lodge. The home was comfortable, well-equipped and spacious enough to allow us to spread out and have our own space. The front and back porches were great spots to visit, read, or just sit and relax. We all enjoyed falling asleep at night to the sounds of the babbling brook. The owner was always prompt with responses and checked in with us during the week to make sure everything was satisfactory. We enjoyed exploring the area's shops and restaurants and would highly recommend two restaurants, Mica's and Cornucopia. We hiked, spent an afternoon at the resort pool and spent a day in Asheville visiting the Biltmore Estate. We all highly recommend this beautiful home.
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
business
Memory Mountain Lodge... Ready for Winter Fun!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p92379vb
(770) 331-1184 (Georgia, USA)
Sapphire Cashiers Area
Irmo, South Carolina
5

WONDERFUL MOUNTAIN HOME!

  • 5 of 5
Just a quick note to say Thank You! for our stay at your beautiful Sapphire home! Clean home, comfortable sleeping, lots of room to spread out (two families of 4 people each shared the home), well-stocked kitchen, wonderful table to gather at for each meal/playing board games, wi-fi access, stocked movie cabinet. Just about everything needed is provided (boots for jumping in the creek, nets for catching creek critters, etc.). Beautiful back yard with campfire pit and sound of rushing water creek! We love the area and each day was full of activities such as hiking, gem mining, ice cream eating, horseback riding, tubing down a nearby river, geocaching, campfire with s’mores, visiting waterfalls, etc., etc., etc.!!! We’ll be back!!! Will also recommend to our friends!
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Memory Mountain Lodge... Ready for Winter Fun!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p92379vb
(770) 331-1184 (Georgia, USA)
Sapphire Cashiers Area
Lenoir City
5

TREBON1038@HOTMAIL.COM

  • 5 of 5
We had a great stay but unfortunately needed more time to take things in so next year we are going for a week instead of the weekend. We got to enjoy a great craft fair in Cashiers and some of the fine dining in the area. We also did some shopping in Highlands. We took advantage of the full kitchen for morning and evening meals and snacks on the back porch. The wireless internet kept us connected with the outside world while being off the beaten path. It was the best of both worlds....private setting with access to nearby shopping and dining, including a grocery store.
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Memory Mountain Lodge... Ready for Winter Fun!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p92379vb
(770) 331-1184 (Georgia, USA)
Sapphire Cashiers Area
Atlanta, GA
5

WHAT A GREAT PLACE !

  • 5 of 5
We had a chance for a late July, 2011 getaway from Atlanta. It was an easy 3Hr30Min drive from the westside of Atlanta ( with two stops )
The Sapphire/Cashiers area is beautiful and the house is fantastic. We found it very relaxing and warmly welcoming. Sounds from the stream in the backyard made evenings on the back porch even better.
The days were wonderful for golf, walking, and running. We went out for dinner nightly with many options. We enjoyed the view from the outside deck at Sapphire National/Sapphire Brewing Company and they had many nightly specials and great prices, too. For other meals, we stocked up a large grocery, Ingles, maybe 10-12 minutes away that had anything we needed. The kitchen in the house was easy to use.
The information Tony provides was most helpful and gave a great headstart to making the most out of our week.
Overall, we had a fine time and look forward to going back again.
  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Memory Mountain Lodge... Ready for Winter Fun!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p92379vb
(770) 331-1184 (Georgia, USA)
Sapphire Cashiers Area
Irmo, South Carolina
5

FAMILY TRIP TO THE MOUNTAINS

  • 5 of 5
Just a quick note to say Thank You! for our stay July 9 – 16th at Memory Mountain Lodge. We had a wonderful week. Everything was just perfect! We also enjoyed using the amenities at the Wyndham Sapphire Resort this visit. Thank you again for sharing your beautiful mountain home!
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Mountain Stream in Backyard
Nearest Point of Interest
Fairfield Lake
Nearest Point of Interest
Sapphire Mountain Golf Club
Nearest Point of Interest
Wyndham Sapphire Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Ingles Grocery Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Cashiers Farmers Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Sapphire General Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Gorges State Park - Turtle Back & Rainbow Falls
Nearest Point of Interest
"Secret" Slide Rock

Mountain stream in backyard - salamander catching is a favorite sport for kids!, Beach with swimming area/floating dock at Lake Fairfield - boat rentals (only 5 minutes away), Numerous waterfalls & slide rocks are close by - Cashiers slide rock - Turtleback falls - "secret" slide rock.

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Sapphire House Rental Rates

Notes

  • From $200/nt - $1100/wk - $3600/mo
  • US Dollars
  • WE GIVE YOU THE MOST FLEXIBILITY!
  • Season 2 Nights 3-6 Nights Week Month
  • Sep6-30 + Nov1-May26*.....$200/nt......$160/nt.......$1100/wk.....$3600/mo
  • May27-Sep5 + Oct..........$280/nt......$250/nt.......$1600/wk.....$5000/mo
  • *Nov21-27 + Dec17-Jan1....$280/nt......$250/nt.......$1600/wk.......NA
  • 3-night min Holiday Wknds, 5-night min June - August, 2-night min otherwise
  • $150 Cleaning; Damage Deposit $350; 50% down to reserve; NO HIDDEN FEES!
  • Check preferred; credit cards okay via PayPal-renter pays 2.9% fees

Amenities

Sapphire House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Catering Available ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1) in downstairs master, Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2) plus 2 twin rollaways (1 upstairs, 1 downstairs), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Video Library ...
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • sledding
  • boating
  • shopping
  • miniature golf
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • golf
  • sailing
  • jet skiing
  • snowboarding
  • hiking
  • rock climbing
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • tennis
  • hunting
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • water skiing
  • rafting
Notes:
Full access to all Sapphire Valley Resort amenities for $2 per day per adult (kids under 14 free) including beautiful Fairfield Lake, 25% discount off rates at award-winning Sapphire National golf course and 25% off snow skiing rates, Campfire in backyard - roast hotdogs & marshmallows (s'mores) - mountain pie makers in pantry.

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