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Brenda McKinna

Member since: 2002
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Speaks: english

Log Cabin, Trout Pond on 17 Acres, Near Dupont State Forest, very private

69 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Log Cabin with 2 Bedrooms (Loft is used as 2nd), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5-6)

Experience log cabin living in a true Nature Lover's Paradise. Visit A 'GEM' in the Forest and leave your troubles behind. Located in 'The Land of the Waterfalls,' this cozy log cabin is situated on 17 private acres with its own trout pond.

Comfort in a rustic, private setting, this adorable cabin has it all. Fully furnished throughout, the master bedroom has a king-size bed and the 2nd bedroom (loft) has queen-size and twin beds. Warm yourself by the wood-burning fireplace, or relax in a rocker on the huge covered porch.

If you enjoy hiking, fishing, mountain biking, waterfalls, wildlife, outdoor adventures, or just plain relaxing, you are just going to love A 'GEM' in the Forest! Area attractions include the NEW Dupont State Forest which is home to High, Triple, and Hooker Falls (three miles away), Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests, Blue Ridge Parkway, Biltmore Estate, Chimney Rock Park, Grandfather Mountain, and Cherokee Indian Reservation and Casino.

Plenty of activities to enjoy including hiking, pond fishing, fly fishing, mountain biking, swimming in lakes and streams, gem mining, kayaking, canoeing, wildlife watching, horseback riding, mountain climbing, and so much more ... if you want to do something, anything, you can find it here.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Brenda McKinna (Owner)
Member since: 2002
Call Owner
Speaks: english


based on 69 traveler reviews

Log Cabin, Trout Pond on 17 Acres, Near Dupont State Forest, very private
average rating of 4.8985505 based on 69 reviews

Hilltop Serenity

  • 5 of 5

As soon as we topped the last hill and the cabin came into view, we knew we'd made the right choice. I felt like Little Red Riding Hood, but we never ran into any big, bad wolves! It was an extremely peaceful week beginning with beautiful, sunny weather and ending with a couple of days of beautiful, rainy weather. Sitting on the porch in one of the 4 big rocking chairs listening to the raindrops on the metal roof was so relaxing and the misty fog just added to the magic 'lost in the forest' feel. We left the cabin almost every day and even after a few steady showers and some heavy rainfall, we never had any problem with the gravel road (driving a low-to-the-ground sedan). The road is very well maintained. If you turn left at the bottom of the road, instead of right toward the paved road, the gravel road takes you 7 miles or so through beautiful scenery - gorges, lakes, and a dam.

As for the cabin itself, it has everything you need in every room, and a charcoal grill outside.

We loved the trails through the property and the trout pond. We don't fish, but we loved watching them swim around as we walked around the pond.

We plan to return with more groceries and less activities so we can spend more time just enjoying the cabin and the grounds.

Thanks for sharing your Gem in the Forest!!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saluda, SC

Quite and Peaceful

  • 4 of 5

Great launching spot for Dupont and surrounding area. Our 4 year old granddaughter certainly enjoyed her first trip to the area.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truly a gem in the forest!

  • 5 of 5

The photos didn't do this cabin and property justice. It's a quaint and cozy getaway, off the beaten path, and very comfortable and safe. We felt right at home!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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anderson, sc


  • 5 of 5

We are delighted with this property and accommodations. Loved the off road drive that set the tone for being "in the woods." I'm glad I was in my Honda Pilot but my daughter negotiated the road in her Honda Prelude. The log cabin is extremely well constructed with the amenities that made "roughing it" not so rough! =) The cabin has heat-pump central heat and air so in the summer I imagine it would be not the hot box that plagues some rustic cabins. We turned down the heat and enjoyed the fireplace on our cool early spring nights. The cabin and the generous grounds are extremely clean - no clutter anywhere to spoil the experience. Just a charming and private setting!

We decided to eat in as the kitchen was so complete. But 10 minutes away is a funky diner called the Cedar Mountain Cafe. Perfect for a late breakfast or lunch and dinner late in the week and on the weekend. The drive to Brevard was 25 minutes but we chose to "stay put" as it was such a calming, peaceful place.

Dupont Forest gates were 5 minutes away as well as most other trailheads. A biker/hiker paradise. The kids played game after game of "extreme bocce ball" in the cabin clearings and spent endless hours viewing the trout in the stocked ponds. When we left the cabin, we enjoyed the waterfalls and other trails in Dupont Forest. We didn't have to load up and drive forever to have an outing.

We loved this cabin and is on our A-List of places to revisit and make more family memories with our grand-children!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely beautiful, quiet and secluded.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was wonderfully comfortable. All we need was groceries. The quiet seclusion is what we wanted. And, still close to hiking, Mt biking and Brevard.. we would stay there again without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Nice Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the cablin. It was nice and clean and a true getaway for my wife and I. The cabin had everything for a home away from home. We like hinking and that there were so many close by. We plan to do it again and this time bring our kids with us.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hiking and Mountain Biking Trails all around, Waterfalls, Wildlife viewing, Trout Fishing and much more


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North Carolina Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Large Master Bedroom with a very comfortable King Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 2nd Bedroom is a nice loft thats sleeps 3
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Fireplace (wood supplied), Full 'Eat-In' Kitchen, Refrigerator with Ice Maker, No Pets, Laundry service available upon request, Private Trout Pond for guests only

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