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The Perch Cabin with Hot tub and Panoramic view atop Grassy Mt.

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 queen bed 1 full bath;

Come nest with the wrens! In this cozy cabin. High definition TV in bedroom and living room. Lots of wood and glass, massive stone fireplace. Fully equipped kitchen. Hot tub located on deck with great view of the mountains. Located minutes from the village of Little Switzerland. Gem mining, horseback riding, water falls, hiking, golf and shopping all nearby. Hope you don't mind sharing the property with the family of wrens who nest in a birdhouse right next to the cabin door

Minimum age 12 years old. Discounted Payment options include payment by cashiers check or personnel check. Contact for payment details. During the holidays weeks including Thanksgiving Christmas, New Years and month of October minimum stay is 5 nights unless their is a late cancellation. Check availability calendar for openings.

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Rick Gonsor
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2017

About Rick Gonsor

Long time resident of Little Switzerland. I designed and built my vacation rental cabins keeping in mind what I would be looking for in a residence for my self / rental property in the mountains. Enjoy the natural beauty, quality of life and sustainability this area provides. Spend most of my time outdoor hiking and tending the garden..

Why Rick Gonsor chose High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains

The Perch Cabin has a prime location and all the amenities including a panoramic view that's unrivaled..

What makes this cabin unique

Located on a private road 2/10 of mile with in easy walking distance to the village of Little Switzerland


Little Switzerland Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 12
  • Must shower before using hot tub
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Queen size bed.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
one queen and hot tub on deck. Internnet WIFI available.


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(37 traveler reviews)

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The Perch Cabin with Hot tub and Panoramic view atop Grassy Mt.
average rating of 4.7297297 based on 37 reviews

The best view EVER!

  • 5 of 5

I came to stay at The Perch Cabin for my first week of Lapidary classes. Since I was in class most of the day, I invited my parents to join me so that they could enjoy the house while I was out during the day. The original plan was that they would stay the first part of the week and then go home, leaving me there for the rest of the week. After their first day, they made the decision to come back at the end of the week (and even brought my sister with them)! We met Rick at the Little Switzerland post office and he led us up the road to this beautiful piece of heaven! The view is the best I've ever seen from any place I've ever stayed at before. I know everyone talks about the view, but talking about it (and even pictures) does it NO justice! It simply must be seen to be believed. The cabin was cozy and worked well for us; everything was clean and comfortable. My mother, who has loved the beach FAR more than the mountains, had a total change of heart. She said that staying in The Perch Cabin has made her want to move to the mountains! I know that doesn't seem like much, but y'all, that's a huge deal! The house has window air conditioners available, but we never needed them. Between the constant breeze blowing up from the valley below and the ceiling fans in the house, we were extremely comfortable the entire time. I was a little concerned with parking, but there was room off the side of the drive that was ideal for parking (we had 2 SUVs) and room to turn around. The drive up to the house is a single track road, but there are multiple places to pull off if you happen to meet someone coming in or out. I only met people a few times in my entire week of staying there, so it wasn't really an issue at all. With the well stocked kitchen, we made most of our meals at the cabin and didn't miss going out much because we had an awesome mountain view table whenever we wanted one. Rick was a pleasure to meet and was very accommodating. He let us know that he was there for us if we ever needed anything but was never invasive. We even had a vase of fresh flowers when we arrived. After my classes I would come back to the cabin and utilize the hot tub on the back deck to relax in and just soak in the view. It was one of the best weeks I've ever had and I simply can't wait to come back in October to take my second week of classes and stay at The Perch Cabin again. Thank you Rick for allowing us to stay in your little slice of heaven!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time-to post a informative and detailed review. Happy you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you in the future.
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Gorgeous Christmas Gettaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four stayed at the cabin over Christmas, and attended a Christmas Eve candlelight service in Marion, about a half-hour drive away. After a hectic year for our family, the beauty of the mountains, and the peace and quiet of Rick's cabin, were just what the doctor ordered. The view, as everyone else has pointed out, is simply breathtaking, and we spent at least part of every night in the hot tub, stargazing. If you do book in the winter four wheel drive is advised in case of snow. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in the Perch. And Rick is a great host, easy to work with and very accommodating. Thanks for sharing your cabin, Rick!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to post a review. Happy that you enjoyed your time spent at the Perch. It was a pleasure meeting you and hope to see you again in the not to distant future.
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It was a nice place with a wonderful view.

  • 4 of 5

It was a long drive to get something to eat but only because lots of things were closed for the winter season.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breathtakingly Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I like to take a little getaway prior to the hustle and bustle of the holidays and this was just the place to stay. Rick was very welcoming. The cabin was very comfortable and cozy. The scenery from the deck and hot tub was magnificent. We would highly recommend "The Perch Cabin" if you are seeking rest and relaxation.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to post review. Nice meeting you folks and hope to see you again!
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Happy times

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful view from the deck and comfortable bed. We had so much fun at the cabin. The fall colors were truly amazing, especially on the drive on Blue Ridge Parkway. Thank you. Please bring your Epi pen if you are allergic to bee stings ( no, I was not stung.)

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to post a review. Happy you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again.
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Spectacular View

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had the most relaxing vacation at Rick's cabin. We loved hanging out on the deck; we had to pry ourselves away from the view. We enjoyed the Blue Ridge parkway, trips to Mt. Mitchell, Crabtree Falls and Carolina Hemlock State park. Rick was most helpful with recoomendations for places to go and places to die. We enjoyed eating out on the deck, it was great to have the charcoal grill. We weren't sure if we'd use the hot tub on the deck, but decided to try it. Loved it! Would have been a mistake to miss out on it. It was really hard to leave, glad we took a lot of pictures to relive the memories.

There was an excellent Wi-Fi connection. We found that there was good cell phone coverage with Verizon.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks again for your business and very happy you enjoyed your stay at the Perch. Thanks for taking the time to post a review and hope to see you again in the not to distant future. Rick
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Switzerland Inn
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Grassy Creek Golf
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Blue Ridge Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
2. Closest Switzerland INN and Cafe
Car: necessary

Perch Cabin is located at 305 Grassy Mt. Rd. 2/10 of a mile from the village of Little Switzerland.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Deposit $275

Payment by credit card online payment. Cashiers check or personnel check received 2 weeks prior to arrival. 60 day cancellation for full refund. Cleaning fee $75. Minimum age 12.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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