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Last minute cancellation during prime leaf-peeping season!

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Bedrooms 4
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Lake Lure Cabin Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, Sleeps 8---wheelchair accessible

We've just had a cancellation for the dates of 10/31 - 11/12 which is prime leaf peeping dates! If those dates work with your schedule, don't wait--this will book fast!

Secluded and picturesque, Preston's Thicket is nestled on 10 acres in a gorgeous natural setting. The Family Cabin is 1580 sq. feet with a fully equipped kitchen and all modern appliances including w&d and dishwasher.

There is a large screened in porch that seats 12 overlooking a stocked fishing pond (fishing equipment included) and a view of the pasture with a friendly Donkey named Pedro, and our flock of sheep.

This cabin is designed for rest and relaxation: ceiling fans in every room of the house; new appliances, new central air/heat; furnished in tasteful antiques and farmhouse decor. TV, wi-fi available, music and reading area, coffee and tea provided.

Outside features include a fenced pasture for your horses, a stocked pond and waterfall, wooden bridge, wooden steps down to pond, gardens in side and backyard. Food supplied for the fish encourage you and the kids to interact with nature!

In this unique country setting, you will see our ducks and pond fish. Our wildlife abounds with songbirds, turtles, deer, turkey, yes, sometimes even a snake might be sighted in the woods, or a fox or raccoon! Our property is a natural wildlife habitat protected from hunting. And although our wildlife keep their distance from the cabin, keep your eyes open and you may catch a glimpse of nature during your stay!

HAVE HORSES? WE HAVE A FENCED PASTURE with 2 gates and locks so you can turn out your horses and go sightseeing, or saddle up and ride this rural community!

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Cheryl Preston, Owner, Preston's Thicket Vacation Rental Cabins
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 9, 2016
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About Cheryl Preston, Owner, Preston's Thicket Vacation Rental Cabins

My husband and I purchased this property as our own vacation/retirement home. We made the decision to turn this into a vacation home to share with other travelers and are proud to say we have wonderful guests with well behaved children and pets and have been steadily booking our home since 2009!

Cheryl Preston, Owner, Preston's Thicket Vacation Rental Cabins purchased this cabin in 2004

Why Cheryl Preston, Owner, Preston's Thicket Vacation Rental Cabins chose Asheville Area

This property affords the privacy and natural setting to allow guests to get back in touch with the natural world. We have equipped the cabin with food for wildlife, binoculars and guide books, and tips on how to co-exist with our wildlife friends. We keep our pond stocked with fish for you to catch and release, and we have free range ducks and chickens that will no doubt entertain you, and a donkey and small flock of sheep in the pasture. A huge screened in porch allows nature viewing from a comfortable rocker or porch swing and a firepit which allows for magical times in the evening! We also have wi-fi available for a small fee, and free satellite TV and phone service as well as modern appliances for everyone's convenience!

What makes this cabin unique

Front porch views of farm animals (ducks, chickens, donkey, sheep)

Wi-fi (available at $10 addl)

Land line with free local and long distance

Washer and Dryer with detergent provided

Dishwasher with detergent provided

Coffee maker and tea kettle with coffee/condiments and tea provided

Spice cabinet

Fresh Eggs and homemade butter in the frig

A Complimentary Welcome Basket with goodies and a souvenir of your stay!

Enough room to host a family reunion

Parking for up to 3 cars

Fenced in pasture for horses


Smoking area on deck

Wheelchair ramp

2 high chairs

Games for kids and adults

Small reading library


based on 15 traveler reviews

Last minute cancellation during prime leaf-peeping season!
average rating of 4.5333333 based on 15 reviews

We found the Property and the House to be a great Vacation choice

  • 5 of 5

Our whole family had a great time over the Labor Day Weekend. Our Kids, 8 and 6 years old had a great time feeding the Donkey and roasting Smores at Night. The House was perfect for us. We enjoyed the rusticness of the house as well as it proximity to both Lake Lure and Chimney Rock. The kids got to run around outside, play in the creek and get in a little fishing as well. I would definitely recommend it to a friend or return for a future vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for the whole family.

  • 4 of 5

Everything was as described. The accommodations were wonderful. When we decided to hang out around the cabin there was plenty to keep everyone entertained from a 4 year old to a 13 year old. The cabin is in close proximity to a number of attractions from Chimney Rock to zip lining to lake adventures. The whole family enjoyed themselves.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Tons of potential

  • 2 of 5

The place has tons of potential but is not properly maintained. The kids loved the ducks and the donkey. I loved the screened porch. Very quiet :)

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Preston's Thicket was wonderful! The cabin had everything we could possibly need. It was clean and the bed was comfortable. We enjoyed petting the farm animals. Our dogs also had a great time. We didn't want to leave.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Perfect location, relaxing getaway & so much more!

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend staying at Preston’s Thicket! Our family of 5 had such a wonderful time that I do not even know where to begin. Prior to our arrival, Cheryl (the owner) was so quick to answer any questions I had (and I had many). The process was so easy and she included so many wonderful details in the information packet she sends when processing the rental.

The beds were some of the most comfortable I have slept in away from home, there was plenty of space, many toys, games, books and other things to do indoors. We had fresh eggs from the chickens when we arrived and any kitchen appliance you might need to make a meal. It was clean and orderly and there was the most generous welcome basket awaiting us on our arrival.

We spent most of our time outside feeding the ducks, fishing, talking to Pedro (the donkey) and watching the baby sheep run around. We roasted marshmallows at the fire pit and let the kids explore and climb trees.

The location was perfectly accessible. There was a creek to wade around in (complete with a swimming hole and rope swing…had it been warmer) and a gem mine right across the street. The kids had a blast mining and we felt like it was an excellent deal for what we took home. The lake is also very easy to get to (5-10 min depending on where you want to go) as well as downtown Chimney Rock (maybe 15 min?). We have stayed many other places around Lake Lure but this was definitely our favorite. We will be returning for sure!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Owner's Response: Part of the experience of staying in a country setting is having the room to stretch out and explore nature at your own pace. I remember this particular family because the kids wanted to help with the farm chores. They helped me collect eggs, and when it was time to feed the sheep and donkey, they were eager to dish up feed and pellet, and stuff hay nets. They really enjoyed the experience of caring for animals that reward us over and over again with their peaceful existence and antics in the pasture! We encourage anyone that wants to experience the peaceful country setting to try our accommodations. We don't ask you to do farm chores, but we do encourage interaction with our petting zoo and will allow age appropriate chores for your kids as they express interest. While the lake and all the fun that Chimney Rock and Lake Lure offer are just down the road, it's nice to be able to just come "home" and relax and breathe...isn't that what vacations are all about?
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A beautiful place in the country

  • 5 of 5

Too much to tell everyone! House-charming and roomy. Everything you would need or want for cooking or relaxation was there. I loved the chickens, ducks, donkey, and sheep. Just to sit on the large screen porch with my coffee in the morning and listen to the birds was heavenly. I would recommend this place to anyone and everyone! Perfect for a couple on a honeymoon-or perfect for families with children-or for two couples spending time together and drinking a glass of wine on the porch while cooking out!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Owner's Response: We couldn't have said it better ourselves! Thanks for relaying your experience to us and others! We love to delight our guests!
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Lake Lure and Chimney Rock (multiple)
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Lake Lure Municipal Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 64/74A (Chimney Rock Road)
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Point of View lakeside dining
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Lake Lure beach
Car: necessary

Preston's Thicket is just a 10-minute drive to Chimney Rock and Lake Lure. We are also 1-5 miles to the following:

Major grocery store, ATM,flea market, antique stores, ice cream, propane fillup, gas, golf course, horseback riding, ziplining, kayaking, marina, lakefront dining, gem and mining attraction, fly fishing stream, tubing.

We are 30 minutes to 1 hour of the following:

Hendersonville, Asheville Airport, Asheville, Biltmore Estate, I-26, vineyards, apple orchards, farmer's market, flea market, Walmart, Forest City, Rutherfordton, FENCE Equestrian Center, Flat Rock Playhouse

We are 2 hours to:

Greenville-Spartanburg airport, Boone, Hickory, Charlotte airport (70 miles), Linville Falls, Grandfather Mountain

Other Activities: Gem mining, canopy ziplining, horseback riding, tubing, antique shopping, and sunset dinner cruises are all within 5-10 minutes' drive from cabin. Annual Events include Dirty Dancing Film Festival, Lake Lure Olympiad triathlon and Fly Fishing tournaments. The Steeplechase races at Foothills Equestrian Center is 45 minutes from the cabin.

Golf: Lake Lure Municipal Course is 2 miles from cabin. Cabin provides an extra set+ of house clubs for men and women. Pasture is large enough to practice driving


Rates & Availability

Lake Lure Cabin Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Wireless Internet $10
Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $25
Tax Rate 12.75%

Dog/Horse fee is a flat $25 per pet (limit 2) added to total cost.

Housekeeping is charged on a per/bedroom basis: $50 flat fee + $25 per bedroom. This is explained on the Rental Agreement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Lake Lure Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain
  • River ...
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Secure Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , All toiletries provided
    Downstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , handicap accessible; handheld shower; tub seat
  • Each bathroom has a full sized tub. 1 roll of toilet paper and sample size toiletries are provided. Upstairs bathroom also has a skylight. Handicap accessories available upon request (raised toilet seat with handles, tub bench, tub handle.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Duck Room - 1 king , Downstairs-2 windows-adjoins bathroom
    French Room - 1 queen , Upstairs-2 windows
    Bunny Room - 1 double , Upstairs-1 windows
    Antique Room - 1 double , Downstairs-2 windows
  • All bedrooms have: * Additional comforters, blankets and pillows * High-quality sheets, mattresses and pillows * Ceiling fans * Duck Room adjoins to bathroom and has TV and phone *
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeper
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
High Speed Wi-fi Large flat screen TVs with Dish Network; Skylights, porch swing, rocking chairs, outdoor tables and chairs on screened porch and on deck; Complimentary Welcome Basket upon arrival; Tankless hot water heater, fresh spring water (PUR filter installed offers option of filtered water) Gas stove Side by Side New Frig, dishwasher, front load washer and dryer, all detergents supplied; strawberry patch and flower garden in Secret Garden; Bird feeders and bird feed supplied Duck/Rooster feed supplied Pond fish food supplied (koi, bass, brim, catfish) Coffee bar includes: coffee maker, coffee bean grinder, selected assortment of teas, creamer, sugar, eggs and Amish butter. Dinnerware to serve up to 25 people

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