|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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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!
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
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!
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
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
2 high chairs
Games for kids and adults
Small reading library
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.
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.
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 :)
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.
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!
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!
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
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
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.