House, 2 Queen Size BR + Loft + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4). Adults Only.
About Carol Bell
We are busy professionals in Atlanta, GA and love our get-a-way abutting the Nantahala Forest.
Why Carol Bell chose Highlands
We purchased the Buck Creek property in 2001 when it was an elaborate "Swiss Family Robinson" campsite! The former owners had enjoyed it as such when their children were young. It also sported a small single-wide trailer and a large deck overlooking a beautiful, rushing creek. A few years later we traded the trailer for excavation work and constructed the home of our own design, doing much of the finish work inside ourselves. It was a labor of love and we've enjoyed sharing it with family and friends since our first Thanksgiving in 2003.
What makes this House unique
SUMMER: On our mountain it is always at least 10 degrees cooler than Atlanta and there's nothing like the screened porch and hot tub after a summer day hiking. There's a real, old fashioned swimming' hole just a little way up the private road with stone steps leading down to it. AUTUMN: Of course, fall is the busy season as this is one of the top leaf looking areas in the country. WINTER: If you're from an area where it never snows, you're in for a treat. Our private road is gravel and usually passable in all but the heaviest of storms. The State Road is also cleared of snow promptly and well-maintained.
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 7 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 7 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 4
amazing setting and house
This creek valley is a staggeringly beautiful place, and the house takes full advantage of it with its outdoor living spaces and multitude of windows and very open floorplan. It was exactly what we were looking for in a socially distant vacation.
Communication was easy and professional with the owner about rental agreement, dog rules, check-in process, etc.
As the listing states, it’s a suitable place for two adult couples. The downstairs bedroom does not specifically have a door separating it from the stairwell, so it all works best when everyone has roughly the same sleeping hours. The access to the lower level screened porch and to the hot tub deck is through that downstairs bedroom. It worked nicely for us.
I highly recommend this mountain getaway rental property.
Lovely home in beautiful setting.
The setting is beautiful and the house is very pretty and comfortable. We were able to work and relax in the environment.
The house is in the most relaxing location you can imagine. It looks like the Great Smoky Mountains, with the amazing stream and huge trees. We had the best time enjoying the creek sounds, playing board games, taking walks and grilling dinner. I highly recommend the rental.
Out of the way location is a perfect get away for a long weekend. Nice open floor plan with well equipped kitchen. Rushing stream was peaceful and relaxing. Owner is very responsive. Would definitely return.
This is a perfect mountain retreat. We loved the modern design inside and out. The home is clean and has almost everything you need. The owners are very accommodating and responsive. The home overlooks a creek that is just amazing to watch and hear. Looking forward to revisiting this property.
close to waterfall hikes, gem mining, local artisans