|Minimum Stay||2 - 4 nights|
Ten minutes from Cashiers, and 55 minutes southeast of Asheville, NC is Sapphire Heaven; a cozy, solar powered, cabin of rustic elegance, which offers your soul over 200 acres of privately gated nature, peace, solitude, but yet the convenience of being so close to everything.
Fine dining, boutique/convenience shopping, golf, tennis, stream/lake fishing, hiking, rafting, fitness facilities,and incredible waterfalls are all within eight miles of the cabin. Sapphire Heaven ranks high on the luxury scale and boasts a spectacular, panoramic, long distance, mountain sunrise view. Enjoy the patio hot tub with a cast iron fireplace nearby, the indoor or private outdoor shower, a premium sound system, the high end kitchen appliances, a wide screen LCD television, the audiophile DVD/CD player, the outdoor gas grill/rotisserie, wireless high speed internet, office communications equipment , washer/dryer, and much more. For more information and photos, visit our website.
Keywords: Cabin, luxury cabin, bungalow, cottage, flat, single family residence, resort amenities.
For Stacy and I building this cabin was an effort to create a very unique retreat. We found the perfect setting; a five acre estate lot within a gated 200 acre nature Preserve, that boasted a view which even the locals described as the best they had ever seen. We then hired a team to travel to Pennsylvania to dismantle and retrieve the materials from two 150+ year old barns. One actually stood on the battlefield at Gettysburg, but had to be removed to make way for the new visitor's center. The other had been built by Amish pioneers. All of the timbers had been laboriously hand hewed with broad axes. We carefully planned each detail to create the feeling of an old 1800s cabin, while incorporating modern conveniences. Upon his first visit, a technician who came to install the satellite dish and receiver commented 'I'll bet you had a challenge getting this old place up to code'. I replied that it was a new cabin, to which he responded with dismay, 'you built it like this?'. Mission accomplished.
John Thomas purchased this cabin in 2007
Around the chic mountain village of Cashiers, North Carolina, (10 minutes from the cabin) fashionable development keeps pace with the growing demand for vacation and retirement homes. Easily understandable considering Cashiers is located in the waterfall area of the Blue Ridge Mountains, where high elevation lakes, streams, and rivers abound. Adding to the natural attractions that beckon the thousands of affluent, seasonal residents (plus a multitude of visitors) are notable golf courses, trendy shops, fine dining establishments, and tennis resorts. Asheville, home of the Biltmore Estate, is a cultural hub not to be missed, less than an hour drive away.
Do you desire the peace, quite, and solitude of being by yourself, with only the splendor of nature and your loved one(s) in the mountains, but still very close to fine dining, upscale shopping, outdoor activities, and resort amenities? We did, and it was a most difficult combination to find. Sapphire Heaven is the result of our quest to create that rare combination. As a bonus we even have a private waterfall within a short hike.
We highly recommend this beautiful place for anyone seeking a private escape to a rustic, but well equipped cabin with breathtaking views. Our expectations were exceeded in all areas, and we will forever cherish the two days we spent there. The cabin is an amazing work of art and knowing the beams were present at Gettysburg made it all the more special to me, as I am a PA resident and study Civil War history. Thanks for allowing us to share your treasure.
I have rented cabins near Asheville, NC and Gatlinburg,TN. This cabin was by far the best. Amazing woodwork (wood taken from barn at Gettysburg), fireplace, outside deck, outside tub and kitchen. The private waterfall below is only accesible for anyone renting the cabin. There is also another great waterfall (Rock Creek Falls) on the preserve with a fireplace and chairs a short distance from the cabin. Very secluded and quiet. The view from the porch doesn't get old. Cable TV works, WIFI is excellent for such a remote setting. What can I say, the place is full of character. Also only a short drive away from Gorges State Park. Hike to Rainbow falls. Pictures do not do this place justice. See it in person. The cabin is located a short distance from Cashiers with grocery stores and restaurants. We didn't want to be away from the beautiful cabin too often, so we grilled out on the weber. Plenty of firewood for fires every night, with a little gas if you aren't great at starting fires :) We took our dogs and they had plenty of places to get off the leash on the preserve to enjoy the woods. Thanks for sharing your amazing cabin!. I highly recommend!
My wife and I celebrated our first anniversary here and Sapphire Heaven truly is a heaven on earth. The historic reclaimed wood timber construction is accented by fabulous furnishings and appliances that appear old but are modern in function. The location is superb- close enough to Cashiers and Highlands for shopping and dining and yet secluded enough to feel like you're in the middle of nowhere. The owner describes the hike to the privately accessible waterfall as "moderately difficult" and I would agree- it's moderate on the way down and difficult on the way up- but well worth the effort! :) The owner was fabulous to work with and instructions were spot on for access. If you're looking for a mountain cabin getaway you can stop now- this is the place you want. Definitely recommended!
If you can't wind down in this environment you're damaged. The views, the privacy, the amenities, and the ambiance are all special. The cabin itself is art you can live in. The attention to detail, the stonework, the timbers and decor create a very special place. Despite being in a rain forest there were no bugs, so the outdoor shower, hot tub, and stove were used daily. You see the sunrise each morning and coffee on the deck is a fabulous start to each day. The cabin is 15-20 minutes from some excellent dining options and the Canyon Kitchen is one of of the best places we've ever eaten. Mica's is good as well as the Orchard. Outdoor activities whether its hiking, biking, or golfing abound. Waterfalls and trails are everywhere. Rainbow Falls is beautiful but you need to be in great shape for the hike. The waterfall accessible from the cabin is reached by a VERY steep trail and is pretty but hauling picnic stuff would be very difficult. Be advised there is no iron or ironing board in the cabin. We'll definitely return to this little piece of Heaven.
I wanted to shoot you a quick note to let you know what a fantastic time we had at your beautiful home over Memorial Day weekend. I loved the authentic cabin feel yet with all of the modern comforts of home. The quiet beautiful seclusion of the woods were accented by the fragrant flowers blooming all over the back of the property.....just amazing!!! I am a Michigan girl and grew up in the woods, but your slice of heaven is breathtaking. Thank you for sharing it with us.
We also took in the charm that is Cashiers, and traveled to the Highlands. The drive was fantastic. The weather was perfect….not too hot or cold. On Sunday we spent 8 hours at NOC Outdoor Center where we went White Water Rafting and another 3 hours Mountain Zip Lining. Imagine zipping from mountaintop to mountaintop for a half mile at 55 miles per hour!! Coolest thing I have ever done and I am a pilot!!
This trip was magical and it really solidified my boyfriend and I''s love for one another. So much so, that he proposed to me this weekend! My answer was delivered with the same excitement that I displayed when I jumped off that mountaintop to fly over the valley……”YEssssssssssss”!!!!
Thank you again...we will definitely be back!
Randy & Ann
My wife & I just returned from a very relaxing but fun vacation at Sapphire Heaven cabin in Sapphire, NC. Wow is what we continued to say as we pulled up to the cabin, opened the door and explored the inside and then again as we stepped out on to the deck! John and Stacey have done a great job creating an old time feeling cabin with some very nice modern features as well. We enjoyed the cabin, the views, the challenging trail to the falls on the property, just to name a few. It was a great trip and we look forward to returning again in the future so we can continue our quest to see more waterfalls in the local area (Sapphire, Cashiers & Highlands).
Private Waterfall!: There is a spectacular waterfall that is about 150 yards from the cabin. The trail to it is steep in places, which makes it a difficult hike, but well worth the effort. The waterfall area is totally private and exclusively accessible from our cabin property. What is even more amazing is the fact that you can easily walk behind the falling water and stay totally dry. Naturally, I've named it Sapphire Heaven Falls. As you stand behind it, the top of the fall starts about 40 feet above your head from a bowl shaped rock outcropping, then falls twenty feet out from you, and ten feet below you to cascade steeply down the mountain. There is so much room under/behind the falls that you can have a picnic for the whole family. The falls are made private by the sheer walls above and below this plateau shelf. Amazing!
|Pet Fee||$100 + Tax|
|2017 Housekeeping||$120 + Tax|
The housekeeping fee for 2016 is $100 for up to two guests and $20 per additional guest. 2017 $120 for two + $20 additional guests
There is a non-refundable pet fee of $100 per pet.
The state and county taxes total 11.75%.
Reservations during the weeks of Easter, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years require a four night minimum stay.