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Charming Log Cabin on Big Creek. Dog friendly. 10 minutes to downtown Highlands

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, loft, 3 full bathrooms, sleeps 8 comfortably.

Welcome to Log Cabin on Big Creek. You and your family will be very comfortable in our creek-side mountain log cabin located in beautiful Highlands, North Carolina. Our cabin is very unique because it sits right next to a very large creek. From both back porches you look right down into the water. We have high-speed internet with WiFi and BlueRay DVD. You will enjoy our secluded location off a private gravel road. The only sounds you'll hear while sitting in our large screened-in porch are the rushing of water from the creek, wind in the trees, and if you're lucky, a trout reaching for a mayfly. The cabin sits at an altitude of over 3,800 ft. so the temperature is at least 10 degrees cooler than Atlanta and there is relatively little humidity! There are wonderful hikes throughout the Highlands/Cashiers area to be enjoyed year round. After your hike you’ll enjoy a soak in our jetted tub. If you're looking for a pet-friendly vacation, you've come to the right spot. We consider all pets except cats.

No Smoking: We have a strict no smoking policy in the cabin. If you smoke outside the cabin please field strip cigarettes and throw the butts in the garbage.

We are very good about keeping the availability calendar up to date.

Pets: We accept dogs that don't tear-up the house and landscaping, however, there is an additional $50.00 charge, per dog, per stay, for interior clean-up and a $100 refundable deposit. Please do your best to pick-up after your dog outside. Please don't leave your dogs in the cabin unattended for long periods of time. Cats are not allowed under any circumstances as the owner is very allergic! Other pets are okay with prior approval. Finally, although our cabin is pet friendly we are not flea friendly! In consideration of all our renters, please make sure your dogs are free of fleas or you will be charged to get rid of them.

Seasons: There is a lot to do all year round in the Highlands/Cashiers area. Off season can be the best time if you like the many hiking trails all to yourself. Leaf Season is spectacular. We often get snow in the winter to be prepared with a 4-wheel drive or chains.

More Details

Property Manager
Andrew Keenan
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018


Highlands Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Heating
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Two sinks
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Loft - 2 twin/ single , Loft above bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Located in living room of main cabin
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Two twins setup as a king bed.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 beach chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming


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Charming Log Cabin on Big Creek. Dog friendly. 10 minutes to downtown Highlands
average rating of 4.7027025 based on 37 reviews

Beautiful cabin, great area

  • 5 of 5

My self and four teenagers stayed a week and had a great time. The cabin is spacious and warm (we were there for a cold winter week) and well equipped. The area has plenty to do. The owner was great to deal with ...

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had an enjoyable time.
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Beautiful home in a tranquil spot

  • 4 of 5

The Keenan home was beautiful - tasteful, rustic decor, extremely comfortable, and in a really prime location with a wonderful, flowing stream just outside of the screened deck. One note of warning: the road to the house from Flat Mountain Rd is deeply rutted, due to some construction activity. Be sure to bring a vehicle with good ground clearance.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so sorry about the condition of the road. Irma took a toll on our private drive. I'm working with my neighbors to have it re-grated.
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Nice place good views

  • 4 of 5

House is nice, isolated and quiet, road to cabin was washed out by the recent severe rains so unless it’s repaired you will need a SUV with all wheel or 4 wheel drive to navigate the road.

No TV was expected as owner had let us know that his system was out of commission. When we lost WIFI owner was quickly responsive to assist us in getting WIFI restored.

There was some trash left over in the garage from the previous tenant in but that wasn’t the owners fault as he is not local.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous Fall Family Reunion :)

  • 5 of 5

Siblings/spouses had a wonderful retreat in this cozy, comfortable creekside setting! The location and accommodations were beyond expectations and we hope to return in the future. The owner, responsive and helpful, was spot-on with recommendations & suggestions for shopping, eating and hiking. Close proximity to Highlands & Cashiers. We enjoyed it all and did not want to leave!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great spot for mountain get away

  • 5 of 5

Cabin was very accommodating and perfect for our family vacation. We would rent again for sure. Porches on the creek are perfect for all meals and family fun times.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to the cabin and we were so happy to return. It is exactly what we picture when we imagine a get away to the mountains. The locations is great - so close to both highlands and cashiers and great hiking. Our dogs love the porches and being able to monitor all the wildlife outside. It's a wonderfully cozy place to visit and we can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you could come back for a visit, and even happier that we all survived the Irma's wrath.
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Nearest Airport
79 Miles
Greenville SC
Car: necessary

Just 10 minutes from downtown Highlands our cabin is located in a secluded area on a large creek. The new addition features a large living room area with wood-burning stove, sleeping area, loft, full bath and A/C. The Highlands/Cashiers area is rich with spectacular hikes and is the place to go to enjoy nature without mosquitoes, searing heat and humidity. Waterfalls, rivers, creeks and lakes abound. Besides hiking, activities include fly fishing, high-end shopping, gourmet dining and golfing. Family activities include llama treks, gem mining, wading in our creek, lake swimming and fishing.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $180
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $100

$200 refundable deposit required for dogs.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.