3 bedroom, 2 bath recently remodeled & refurnished authentic Chestnut log cabin
- english, german
About Christel Walter
We raised our family of two sons and a daughter on Long Island but consider ourselves Southerners since we ourselves grew up in the southern part of Germany. Gardening and baking bread, woodworking, weaving and keeping bees, gathering wild berries and mushrooms are some of our hobbies. Making music and volunteering add meaning to our days. Our grand children love to visit exploring the woods and creeks, climbing trees, picking berries and hiking the trails.
Christel Walter purchased this Cabin in 2014
Why Christel Walter chose Mill Spring
Although we purchased "Lokichante," our guest cabin, only in 2014 we have lived and still live up the hill. The property with our permanent home was purchased in the 1970s and our dream to retire here came true in 2002. We are very familiar with the area and the recreational resources available. We love hiking and all things nature, enjoy the arts and crafts scene and the community. Our property is in close proximity to the Tryon International Equestrian Center, Chimney Rock State Park, Lake Lure with public beach, zip lining, tubing, white water rafting, tennis, golfing and fishing
What makes this Cabin unique
Conservation is our passion. In his book "Bringing Nature Home" Doug Tallamy describes how people and the natural world are all connected. The credo of conservation is to let nature be in charge. We clear fallen trees and remove poison ivy along the trails, try to eradicate invasive species and encourage habitat for native flora and fauna. Although our cabin has all the modern amenities such as TV, cable and WiFi we encourage our guests to untether, especially the children, engage their senses and take advantage of all this unique property has to offer. Once it was giant chestnut trees that dominated the forests of North America. Our cabin bears witnesses to this bygone era. After a day at the equestrian center or spending time at all kinds of local attractions what could be more relaxing than watching the sun set while rocking on the porch and listening to a frog concert.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
The property is so natural yet has all the amenities. We were able to hike from the property to waterfalls and the Green River and cook a gourmet meal in the beautiful kitchen. We will definitely return!
A perfect getaway
We stayed at this beautiful property for a last minute long weekend and we couldn't be happier with our choice. Our goal was to disconnect from our busy schedules and technology and the weekend was a resounding success. The house has a rustic charm to it but comes equipped with all of the modern amenities you would need. We traveled with our 3 children (10,9 and 5). We all thoroughly enjoyed the pond for fishing, swimming and going out on the canoe. The trail to the river was very manageable even carrying "stuff" and we loved wading in the river and skipping stones. We took walks on several of the trails- some were much easier to traverse than others but all were manageable. The waterfall is beautiful and being able to sit on the front porch and listen to it while drinking coffee in the morning was so peaceful. Christel and Manfred were wonderful hosts- they greeted us the first night and made sure we knew they were available for any assistance but also gave us our privacy. We have rented quite a few houses in all areas and this is the first house we have said we would definitely return to. The property is a true one of a kind. Thank you for a wonderful stay. Karen and James Smith
Cabin in Mill Spring NC
Had a wonderful week with family. Cabin was clean and had all that you needed to prepare meals. Christel and Manfred were the perfect host. They told was about the area and gave us a detail map of all the hiking trails. Grandchildren really enjoyed catching bream in the pond and zip lining. Great place to relax and enjoy nature.
Thank you Kathy and Dewey
You were wonderful guests and we enjoyed having you visit our cabin. We were also just delighted that you were able to share this adventure and a bit of pioneer spirit with your grandchildren.
Great experience, enjoyed nature and spent quality time with family!
Hidden gem, getaway from it all. We had a nice time and had everything we needed during our stay. The owners were very nice and made accommodations for us on a very short notice. The home is well kept, clean and provides lots of privacy. We hope to return again some day.
This being your first exposure to VRBO we are glad you had a great experience. For us it doesn't get any better than knowing that our guests enjoy what we treasure.
Definitely will be back!!!
It was one of the best vacations we’ve had as a family!! My son loves the outdoors and this was for his birthday. He was not disappointed!! All the kids enjoyed playing in the creek and waterfall. Also hiking to the rock for some fishing was quite the adventure but absolutely worth it. They caught some catfish off the rock and some smaller brim out the creek. We took our golf cart with us as well and had so much fun sight seeing the property and the wildlife as well. We are already talking about when we are coming back.
The owners are incredibly nice. They are the sweetest couple. They had a zip line that the older kids LOVED!! The cabin came fully stocked with linens and paper products. Also the kitchen had just about everything you could need!!
GREAT CABIN, GREAT PROPERTY AND GREAT HOSTS!
This was a beautiful property, fully furnished with everything you need to enjoy yourself and relax. The hosts were very welcoming and helpful. The home was very clean and orderly.
We are located within 20 minutes of Tryon International Equestrian Center, ziplining The Gorge, white water rafting and tubing on the Green River, bird watching at FENCE, hiking Chimney Rock State Park, boating on Lake Lure, several wineries, local history museums, House of Flags