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Jana Carpenter

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, 'Spanglish'

LUXURY ON THE LAKE! FAMILY FRIENDLY! A few weeks of summer left! Book now!

25 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Cullowhee Cabin Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 3 Full bathrooms, sleeps 10-12. GREAT for family reunions

Fish from the private dock or canoe around the lake. OR RENT SEA RAY SKI BOAT OR PONTOON BOAT AT YOUR DOCK! Sit and rock on one of the wrap-around porches overlooking Lake Glenville. With 26 miles of shoreline and fish galore, Lake Glenville is the vacation spot for those who want to beat the heat or just get away to a beautiful mountain lake vista. Hiking, fishing, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, or a round of championship golf at nearby resorts, are just a few of the activities available. This FAMILY friendly home is located DIRECTLY ON LAKE GLENVILLE, the largest and highest fresh-water lake east of the Mississippi. Come visit now! Hike or take the canoe and tour the deep, cool water just outside your door. Remember your fishing pole! First class golfing is available at Trillium and Sapphire Valley courses. Nearby snow skiing is available in the winter and we now have three boats for rent at a special guest rate for the week. Enjoy your private boat at your private dock on the lake.

Family reunions-- our specialty! Bring everyone- grandma AND Fido!

Summer is THE BEST on the Lake!: There is never a dull moment at the lake-- whether water-skiing, tubing, wake surfing, behind the SeaRay, or relaxing on a lake cruise in one of the pontoon boats. If you prefer viewing waterfalls, fishing, hiking, camping, shopping or just relaxing, this is the place for you. Just being at the lake together makes special memories that no other place can match! There is something for everyone to do.

Turn the kids loose to jump in the lake or take the canoe while you sit on the porch rocker and just read a good book. Enjoy a seat at the adjacent cove or take the gang skiing, tubing, OR wakeboarding on the 20 ft SEA RAY with a new 357 hp MerCruiser engine. (RENT it at YOUR DOCK)

Go for a hike and view a waterfall of magnificent beauty; visit a local town and go antiquing; view mountain art at one of the many craft shows. Golf at one of the local top class courses. If you want moment to moment activity for all age groups, it is readily available. If you want relaxation, it is inherent in this 'getaway from it all'-paradise.

Think of summer 2016 now! This is the most popular time for cooling off at the lake

Fall leaves and THANKSGIVING in the mountains: Leaves are the big draw for the month of October, but September offers solitude and wonderful weather and sometimes leaf changes. Floridians enjoy September for the cool nights and the temperate days. Fall is a great time to relax and take in all the color and splendor that nature has to offer. Popular fall craft shows abound in the area and 'leaf watchers' take daily rides to see the changes throughout October. Special rates are available in Sept, Oct, Nov. early Dec, so there's no reason to hesitate and get away!

Thanksgiving is that special 'together time' for families. Bring the whole gang for the holidays and enjoy the open views after the leaves have fallen. Eat, drink, and be together and then take a long hike to lose those calories! Hiking is best during October and November as the leaves turning or are down and the mountain views are spectacular! Before everyone exits to go back to reality, pick out and chop down your hand-picked Christmas tree--a family tradition that will make the Thanksgiving mountain holiday complete!

Christmas and New Years viewing the lake and mountains is a wonderfully peaceful time. The nearby towns of Highlands and Cashiers have special Christmas tree lighting festivals and everywhere the tiny Christmas lights abound. The lake is quiet, but the views are still unbelievable from the cozy lakefront living room. With a cup of hot cocoa and the fireplace blazing, many families have 'reconnected' with each other while working on a puzzle, playing cards, or having a game of Scrabble. Bring your jacket and mittens to chop down your own tree to make this Christmas a memorable time for the entire family. Let the Joy of Christmas draw you and yours to this beautiful family retreat.

Ring in the New Year in peace. If one of your resolutions is to avoid the rush, crowds, and traffic with drunk drivers on New Years Eve, then being on the lake is for you! Go out for a gourmet meal at a local restaurant and then relax with a 'toast to life' in front of the fireplace. Recharge yourself for the new year.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Jana Carpenter (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english, 'Spanglish'

About Jana Carpenter

We are a large Florida family who enjoys the escape from the heat. Twenty-one summers of cool weather and lake fun has made us look forward to our time each year.

Jana Carpenter purchased this cabin in 2005

Why Jana Carpenter chose Bryson City Area

We loved the lake and cooler weather for summer. We enjoy water sports and found water skiing to be the best on the lake!

What makes this cabin unique

The gently sloping property with the quiet cove convinced us to become "lake people." The culture of going to visit friends on the lake by boat has made us yearn to come here every summer.


based on 25 traveler reviews

LUXURY ON THE LAKE! FAMILY FRIENDLY! A few weeks of summer left! Book now!
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews
Tampa, Florida

Excellent vacation with our kids and their friends right on Lake Glenville

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home the last week in July. We traveled with our daughter (14) and her two friends (15). Our son (20) met us there with 3 of his college friends and stayed for half of the week. I cannot express how much fun we all had. We rented both the pontoon boat and speed boat. We used the pontoon in the evenings for nice rides on Lake Glenville and the kids loved the speed boat for tubing. It was such a plus having the boats right there when we arrived rather than having to rent from the marina. There is so much to do in the area. Best hike for older kids is in Gorges State Park - they had a blast sliding down Turtleback Falls. We also golfed, went horse back riding, white water rafting and zip lining. The hi-light every night was gathering around the large kitchen table and having pictionary wars! We would head out each day for an adventure and make it back in time to take the boats out. We grilled out on the deck several times. You know it's been a great vacation when all the kids were so appreciative of their time spent there. It was such a special time for us to spend with our kids and their friends. Jana was great to work with from the first communication up until we were pulling out of the driveway for our ride back home. Thanks so much Jana!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you as our guests! Please come again!
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October trip to Lake Glenville

  • 5 of 5

We arrived to find a beautiful home by the lake amidst the fall colors. Truly enjoyed our stay and Jana was so great to work with. Home is well-stocked if you wish to prepare meals there, which we did. Gas BBQ grill was excellent. Short drive to Cashiers if supplies/groceries are needed. Great location for the many waterfall hikes located within an hour from lakehouse. We even took a pontoon boat trip on the lake. A great house with a great host. Thanks so much Jana !

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fun times! Come again!
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The perfect action packed family vacation in the mountains!

  • 5 of 5

We bought property nearby for a future home and wanted our 3 kids to see the area for the first time. All of our kids ages 15, 22 and 25 said it was the most fun of any family vacation over the years. The Carpenter house is very big, accommodating all of us plus 3 friends and it is in an alcove of Lake Glenville, avoiding a lot of boat traffic. It has it's own dock and we rented their speedboat which we spent most of our time on waterskiing and tubing. The marina for gas and rentals is 2 minutes away. The lake is gorgeous and they also have a canoe and kayak for your use. It's a short 10 minutes from downtown Cashiers and close to beautiful waterfall hiking and horseback riding. I highly recommend Gorges State Park for hiking. A week went by so fast! I'm so glad we bought property here. Jana and her family also own the house next door and we were lucky to have met them!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ideally vacation spot for families!!!

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I rented this home with our families for one week. There were 4 adults and 7 children (ages 5 - 15). We all agreed that we had our BEST VACATION EVER!!!! The house was open and comfortable. As a trained chef, I found the kitchen well stocked with supplies and we ate in the entire time we were at the lake. When we were at the house, we spent most of our time outside on the upper deck enjoying the view of Lake Glenville. We also rented their pontoon boat and spent all day, every day on the lake exploring, tubing, kayaking, canoeing and swimming. This home is tucked away in a cove which is a HUGE plus since the lake is ideal for swimming and kayaking (the cove keeps you protected from boaters). I highly recommend this home to families - you will not regret your decision! As an added bonus, Jana (the owner) and her family are great to work with and they made us feel so welcomed.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sarasota, Fl

Great family vacation

  • 5 of 5

This place has everything you can ask for. Great house with all the comforts of home. We were a group of 10 and we had plenty of room. Wonderful hosts. Thank you Jana and your beautiful family. Big thank you to your gentleman sons. You should be proud. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake Living!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoys this lake home so much that we have come here 3 straight years! We love the easy access to the lake and we spend most of our time each week on the dock swimming, canoeing, kayaking and even having diving contests into the cool water. The boat rental option is a great perk to have the opportunity to see the multiple waterfalls on Lake Glenville and enjoy the many coves and lake activities. The owner Jana is so kind and personable and available to answer questions or help with any needs that may arise. Come and enjoy!!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: As always, we are honored to have your lovely family! It is a pleasure to have you as guests. Hope to see you again.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Asheville, NC, (1hr.15m) OR Grnvl SC. (1hr. 40min
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Many local--many with live music
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Highway 107 and 64
Nearest Beach
your dock area
Car: necessary

Great for Family Reunions! Room for everyone!

This lovely, expansive home is DIRECTLY ON THE LAKE in the mountains at 3800 feet above sea level. Lake Glenville is a resort area for outdoor activities all year round. Summer brings so much to do with boating, fishing, swimming, canoeing, hiking, mountain biking, or golfing. Just minutes away are both Cashiers or Highlands where many enjoy shopping for antiques and works of art. Fall craft festivals are local events, and winter brings fun with snow skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing. Any time and any season is a great time in the mountains on the lake! Most of all, it is a great area to relax with family and to enjoy the cooler temperatures in summer, Fall leaves, or snow skiing.


1) PONTOON BOAT, Live bait well; seating for 8-10 people.

2) 21ft SEA RAY BOWRIDER with 357 hp engine. Fast boating for tubing, skiing, or wakeboarding. 8 people.

All rentals are to be returned with a FULL TANK of gas. Liability waiver required.

Golf: World class golfing is available at Sapphire Valley and Trillium Resorts. Golf in cool summer temperatures while making your way through the courses above 3000 feet. This is a sought after destination and your rental home is only 3 minutes from the finest course at Trillium. Pack your clubs and get away to the splendor of a mountain golf paradise and stay on the Lake.

If there are others who don't share your golfing zeal, they can relax on the dock or go into the nearby towns for shopping and lunch at a gourmet restaurant. (Leave the credit card! You won't need it at the golf course!)

Ski: Skiing is available at Sapphire Valley (15 minutes away) and Maggie Valley (1 hour away). Not exactly the slopes of the Rockies, but definitely fun for those who are still amateurs. Equipment rental is very affordable, as well. A new snow tubing area has been added and seems to be as popular with the younger folks as downhill skiing.

Maggie Valley is just an hour away and has more challenging slopes. They also rent equipment on site.

When you are all worn out, return home to sit in front of the fireplace with a hot cocoa and a great movie!


Rates & Availability

Cullowhee Cabin Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Trash Fee $25 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

****All rental rates subject to change. FRIDAY TO FRIDAY rental in peak summer. On this schedule, rental guests get a full weekend of fun!
CLEANING FEE @ $200 also trash removal of $25

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Luxury in the bath!
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • No waiting to go potty! There are ample accommodations for larger family groups. Three Full bathrooms; four toilets
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bunk Room - 2 twin/ single , Upper Level shared bath
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Upper Level shared bath
    Window Seat - 1 twin/ single , Window seat twin-Upper Level Shared Bath
    Pullout Couch - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sized-Upper Level Shared Bath
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Large Suite with Jacuzzi tub and private bedroom fireplace!
    Master Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upper Level / bath
  • Very clean, stylish rooms with antique and mountain lodge accents. The expansive and luxurious master suite with jacuzzi, is on the main floor for guests with mobility challenges. No wheelchair ramp, but only two steps at the front door to the main level-- where all living activities occur. Upstairs bedrooms feature sleeping room for 10 people. Queen-sized bed with large sitting area overlooks the lake. Other bedrooms include twin beds and a special whimsical window seat twin bed. One room contains a full bed and two twins that overlook the lake and the 24 foot stone fireplace. Also on main level: kitchen, dining room, living room with TV and fireplace, and wrap around covered porch, overlooking the lake with Bar-B-Que grill. There is ample privacy for older adults and areas just perfect for children. We Love Families! Bring the gang!
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Raft
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • jetted tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Older guests have the ability to be with everyone in the main living areas of the home, as the master suite with private bath is on the main level....Kitchen, dining and Dish TV are on both lodge levels. Bring the little people! Baby gates are available for the added safety of young ones. Gentle slope to the dock about 75 feet from the porch. (This is a big plus in our area.) Walk to lake is not wheelchair accessible, however is not difficult, as can be a big problem at other local rentals. Mid week cleaning and baby sitting available upon request.

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