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Mom's Place-Cozy Cabin On Lake Glenville with Easy Lake Access

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

2-story, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, wood-burning fireplace, sleeps 6+

Mom's Place is a cozy mountain cottage that sits high on a mountain top, nestled at the end of a 2-mile dirt road in the middle of the woods with no neighbors in sight, yet it's just minutes from Cashiers, Highlands, and Sapphire, with easy access to the lake shore. The large deck overlooks one of the best views Lake Glenville has to offer. Relax in comfortable deck chairs or under the deck umbrella with a drink, steaks on the grill, and enjoy the most spectacular sunset you've ever seen. Mom's Place is an eclectic rustic/contemporary retreat, recently refurbished, with a low rental rate and lots of room for a romantic getaway or a family vacation. With new carpet, new wood floors and freshly painted, Mom's Place is decorated with cozy leather furniture, old tools, rustic design features and modern touches. All beds are specially made with fluffy pillows, top of the line linens and plush down comforters for the best nights sleep amidst the sounds of the crickets and cool mountain temperatures. The brand new kitchen is fully stocked with everything you'll need. The brand new main bathroom is bright, roomy and airy with gorgeous tile bathtub/shower combination, upgraded fixtures and soft, fluffy towels and bath robes. You'll love Mom's Place....hidden in the woods, perched above the lake, with no other houses nearby, creating a private oasis of solitude and an atmosphere for total relaxation!!

Recent updates were just made to Mom's Place and include a gorgeous new main bathroom and kitchen, new decor and furniture too!! And a brand new large deck overlooking the lake with unobstructed wide views!!

The house is fully stocked with all linens, pots/pans, plates/glasses, cups, silverware....everything!! A large huge flat screen smart TV is a recent addition with a knockout Direct TV channel package, Netflix, and Amazon access. Full WiFi throughout the house for your wireless needs, for all computers and devices. All bedrooms have new smart TVs. A land line phone is there for emergencies and in case power goes off. The deck has recently been re-railed with gorgeous cable features so that views are even more unobstructed and spectacular.

If you would like to stay at a lake front home or you have overflow and need 2 houses, i just opened Moore Mountain'inn down the mountain from Mom's Place. See listing #4149368.

I reserve the right to accept or decline booking inquiries of less than one week duration during peak months. Inquiries wanting to stay less than one week during peak times will be accepted as fill-in times between weekly (or longer) rentals. I will also consider 3 night stays as fillers as well.

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Cullowhee Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , downstairs full
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , upstairs half
    Half Bathroom -
  • One full bathroom downstairs near the Master Bedroom. A half bath with sink and toilet upstairs for upstairs bedroom's midnight trips.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Other - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Small children and babies can be made comfortable in large upstairs bedroom without using adult bed spaces....bring portable cribs, pack-n-plays, sleeping bags with you.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Large flat screen TV in Gathering Room with Direct TV satellite and a great channel selection, DVD player, Smart TV with free Netflix . TV with DVD in master. Housekeeping service upon final departure. Children's and grown up games and puzzles. Cell tower nearby so cell phones work (Verizon mostly). House stocked with all that you'll need.


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Mom's Place-Cozy Cabin On Lake Glenville with Easy Lake Access
average rating of 4.8 based on 16 reviews

Cozy Getaway with Spectacular Views

  • 5 of 5

Mom's place is a newly updated, throwback gem to cottages and lake cabins of the past... Quaint, rustic, compact, and comfortable.

When you arrive at Mom's Place, you feel very secluded as it's at the end of the road without any neighboring cabins beside it. This cute cabin is perched on a steep hill giving you the sense that you're in a giant treehouse. It's surrounded by towering oaks and Eastern White Pines that give it an unrivaled fragrance that lowers your blood pressure the moment you open the car door.

Despite the home's small footprint, Mom's had enough room for our 5 person family and 2 medium-large dogs. Everything was VERY clean, the kitchen well stocked, the wifi was solid and the TV/entertainment options abundant.

We used wifi plenty but only turned on the TV for about 1 hour over four days because the views off of the deck are literally one of the most beautiful I have ever seen, anywhere! Every waking moment we were at the cabin seemed to be spent on the deck overlook the mountains and lake. We even saw a Bald Eagle flying and fishing several days in a row while we sipped our coffee and watched the early morning fog burn off.

One thing to know is that this property doesn't have direct lake access and you have to drive to enjoy Lake Glenville. So to make the most of it, we rented a pontoon boat at a local marina for 2 fun-filled days on the water. Mom's location is centrally located for easily visiting Cashiers and Highlands. But the little windy mountain roads make a quick trip to the grocery store a 30 minute round trip drive, so be sure to bring what you need or plan to pick something up next time you head to town for some live music or dinner. Also be aware that the new Weber grill is charcoal rather than gas. We had anticipated grilling the first night we arrived and I had to run back into town for charcoal and lighter fluid. No biggie, just got an excuse to buy more wine and apps for the chilling on the deck.

Lisa was a fabulous owner who was very easy to get ahold of, responsive, gracious and accommodating.

So if you're looking for an affordable, amazing place to take the family, then look no further. Seriously, stop haunting rental options, reading countless reviews and contact Lisa to book Mom's place!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mooresville, North Carolina

Cozy cabin

  • 4 of 5

Small, but cozy. Awesome lake view! Remote drive in.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tallahassee, FL

Perfect cabin with A VIEW

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful time at Mom's Place. This cabin has a cozy mountain feel with a tastefully upgraded kitchen and bathroom. It was wonderful for our family to escape the sweltering heat in Florida. We slept with the windows open and had to use all the comforters. The weather made for lovely morning coffee on the back deck. Bring a sweatshirt (even in July) although the house is stocked with nice robes. I cannot say enough about the view from the back deck. IT IS AMAZING! The deck railings do not obstruct the view so there are beautiful long views of the mountains and the lake.

The house is well stocked with everything from cooking needs, to laundry, to grilling, and all is clean and well cared for.

One of the best features of this rental was the owner, Lisa! She provided us with an awesome guide of things to do in Cashiers and helped us with every detail of our stay. We vacation in the Cashiers and Highlands area every summer and this cabin has the perfect combination of mountain privacy and convenience to town and lake activities. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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fantastic view . . . but be aware

  • 3 of 5

be prepared for a fantastic view . .. but no air-conditioning and poor ventilation made nights tough . . . this place is remote/access is an issue if you plan to go in-and-out to activities off-site. If you are simply planning to stay at the house, no problem. Just do it in the cooler weather of the fall and spring.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you liked the view as it is spectacular and for the price point, this house is exceptional in every way. i have spent every summer in that house, or 1 of 2 lake houses, for the past 51 years. And yes, sometimes it gets warmer, but it's ALWAYS a comfortable night of sleep. Guests actually prefer opening the windows and screen doors as a sleeping preference, listening to crickets and/or a nice rain storm. In addition, fans in every room and multiple windows in every room of the house, with one entire wall of massive glass sliding doors, means this house IS very well ventilated at all times that windows and doors open.....screens in place. As far as the house's location to activities and attractions, you wouldn't know it because you're not familiar with the area, but this house is actually located CLOSER to town (and all other activities) than 90% of the houses on the lake, which are further around the lake to the north, and thus longer driving periods to town than the quick 10-15 minutes that this house is. This house is situated within a good driving radius of cashiers, highlands, franklin, sapphire and all other locations due to its situation and location on the southern part of the lake. i believe you mistook the remoteness of the house because its tucked away at the end of a dirt road, which again up in nc mountains, is a premium thing, not a bad thing. Who wants to be in a private mountain home, perched on the side of a hill, on a lake and listen to busy traffic on an asphalt road? i KNOW this because my house that i live in for 5 months each summer/fall is on the lake and also ON paved Norton Road and i listen to traffic!!! Mom's Place has NO traffic, at all, except it's guests. By the way, i have 3 houses on the Lake Glenville and none of them have AC and I've never heard a complaint in 15 years of vacation rentals and my mom's vacation rentals prior to that for 20 some odd years.
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  • 5 of 5

What an amazing place! This is really just perfection. A stunning view, privacy and a true home away from home. Everything you can possibly need has been generously supplied-and clearly the owners know how to cook because this kitchen has everything needed to prepare a grand meal! Super clean and comfy -can't emphasize enough how great Moms Place is! Been home two days now and our two dogs are still exhausted from all the mountain running. as for the humans, we're missing the fresh cool mountain air and sitting on the deck checking out the lake and incredible mountains. This has been by far our favorite rental ( our 4th thus far for 2017) and thank Lisa for sharing!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our little cabin in the woods

  • 5 of 5

We have been going to this little cabin for so long, it feels as if it were truly our own! Lisa's mom actually rented to my parents even before I had a family of my own to bring. It has become a tradition and we can't seem to stay away! And this year we got a major surprise when we arrived for our week in the woods. Lisa had upgraded the entire house!!! Everything from the kitchen cabinets to flat screens in all of the rooms. We are talking a seriously contemporary face lift. The big back deck has this neat new cable fencing that allows an even better view of the lake (my dog and 4 year old were completely secured behind it). It seemed like every day after a swim or a kayak, we would end up right back there, grilling and watching the sun go down. All in all, the beauty of our long-standing connection to Mom's place was made all the more special and fresh this time around. If you want seclusion, nature, views, comfort, rest, convenient access to the lake and town, an overall lovely place to spend time with your favorite people, this is it! Thanks again Lisa for another beautiful summer getaway!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lisa Moore Mays
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

This house is perfect!! Just as you described!! We will certainly be back next year!!!
Jun 2011
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles

Lake Glenville is one of the cleanest & most beautiful lakes in the US with waterfalls galore to explore along its shoreline. The lake also offers an abundance of watersports...bring your own or rent at Signal Ridge Marina. Discount golf for Mom's Place guests at our own Sapphire Mountain Golf Club. Biltmore Estate, Cherokee Indian Village, nearby waterfall sliding, great shopping (fabulous consignment places too), country auctions abound, hearty little places and upscale restaurants, Flat Rock Playhouse (best plays I've seen), great art & craft festivals, whitewater rafting all over this area (scary), gentler river tubing (not so scary), waterfall touring.

Other Activities: island picnics, hillbilly auction, Dodie's auction, waterfall sliding & sightseeing, lake sunbathing, Biltmore Estate, Cherokee Indian Village


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Housekeeping $140
Tax Rate 10.75%

WEEKEND RATES: $160/night for Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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