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Andrew Keenan

Member since: 2008
Call Manager
Speaks: english, french

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

22 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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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. 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 $25.00 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Andrew Keenan (Property Manager)
Member since: 2008
Call Manager
Speaks: english, french


based on 22 traveler reviews

Charming Log Cabin on Big Creek. Dog friendly. 10 minutes to downtown Highlands
average rating of 4.7727275 based on 22 reviews

Great Family Friendly Cabin

  • 4 of 5

This cabin was charming, comfortable and welcoming for our quick family get-away. The kids loved playing in the creek (well supervised, of course) and we kept the fire roaring.

The owners could not have been more concerned for our welfare and enjoyment! We plan to return very soon.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2009
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words.
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Homestead, FL

A Very Special Place

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for an authentic mountain experience look no further! The log cabin is spacious but cozy, the creek is bubbling and fresh, and the location is convenient - close enough to both Highlands and Cashiers for convenience but far enough away to feel secluded. We love that the owner is truly pet-friendly allowing us the freedom to take our "kids" with us on vacation. With all the conveniences of home but in a beautiful mountain setting you can not go wrong by choosing this log cabin on Big Creek!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great, Quiet Getaway

  • 5 of 5

As this is our 2nd stay in this cabin, we really like it here. The new addition has only made it better with new A/C, big screen TV, a nicer bathroom area and more room. It is a quiet, cool cabin on a babbling creek that tends to put you asleep when you read on one of the two decks overlooking the water, plus it's only a 10 minute drive to downtown. The owner is great and is available to assist with both area attractions and cabin questions. We wouldn't hesitate to return if we come back to Highlands in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Holliston, MA. USA

Amazing cabin

  • 5 of 5

This place is great for relaxing. It's furnished wonderfully and the deck off of the river is splendid. We enjoyed the river sounds and the coziness of the cabin. I say cozy but it's rather large with an expanded wing for two families. We thoroughly enjoyed the stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home surrounded by beautiful outdoors.

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful home surrounded by beautiful outdoors. The cabin was very clean and nicely decorated. We enjoyed spending most of our time on the back porch listening to the creek. It was perfect setting for family vacation. Very accommodating for children. Spoke to owner prior to arriving. He was most helpful with recommending activities nearby and encouraged us to call if there was anything we needed from him. We look forward to our next stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything we needed...

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this place over Father's Day weekend, a quick getaway for 2 parents and 5 of our kids. We wanted to camp originally so, we didn't want to stay any place too sterile. This place had the perfect mix of raw and refined to make our trip perfect. The space was roomy and the art on display was really well-chosen to help perfect the atmosphere. It was close to town, but never felt that way. The sound of the creek was relaxing and our kids enjoyed playing in it. I will say follow Andrew's map. Don't rely on GPS or you will end up across the creek in the neighbor's yard! My only small gripe would be the fire pit, which was setup more for small gatherings and not really suited for a large gathering. We thought from photos it was in a larger area. Luckily, it was too hot for a fire anyway. We were very comfortable here and look forward to a return next year!!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the input regarding the fire pit. Because we're on a hill it's tricky to find a good spot that's safe and comfortable for a large group. I'll see if there is a better solution.
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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. Water falls, 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

Highlands Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Regular Season 2
Sep 6 2016 - Sep 29 2016
2 night minimum stay
Leaf Season
Sep 30 2016 - Oct 27 2016
2 night minimum stay
Off Season
Oct 28 2016 - Nov 17 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 27 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $180
Tax Rate 9.75%

$200 refundable deposit required for dogs.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Highlands Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
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 , The two twins can be converted to one king with prior notice
  • 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • 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
The kitchen is small but well equipped and you will find all the basic appliances including a mixer. There are enough place settings for at least eight. You may choose to eat in-door or on the screened porch. We have a heater on the porch that extends the season.

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