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A gorgeous modern home in the picturesque North Carolina Mountains.

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, sleeps 12, 6 pers hot tub, game rm, 48' deck, fireplace

Nestled up in the picturesque North Carolina Mountains, this gorgeous home is situated on five acres of heavily wooded land near the top of Chestnut Mountain. With an elevation of 3800' this spacious home has a fantastic western view and is loaded with windows to enhance the mountain scenery. With four sets of French doors, you easily become surrounded by nature as you breathe in the mountain air and listen to the sounds of the nearby stream on your own full length covered porch.

Get out and hike nearby trails, Take a 20 min drive to Highlands to shop or head to the Great Smokey Mountain National park only 1 1/4 hrs away. Then come inside to enjoy the fireplace, cable TV, sit down to view a movie on the big screen TV from our selection of DVD and VHS movies, or choose a book from our library of novels.

Dine in the many restaurants within a 30 minute drive or cook for yourself in our spacious and wonderfully appointed kitchen.

More Details

Larry Metzler
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 14, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

You have a perfect mountain home and we enjoyed everything about it during our visit. The spectacular fireplace and windows, tasteful and comfortable décor and lovely setting created a delightful place for our vacation. I hope to return to do those Kinkade jigsaw puzzles!
Oct 2003
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Asheville, NC
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
NC 106
Car: necessary

Other Activities: tubing hill (year round)


Scaly Mountain House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Free Local Calls
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upper Level
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Main Level
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Lower Level
  • All bathrooms are generous size and well appointed.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Suite - Main Level
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Upper Level
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , Upper Level
    Game Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Lower Level
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Lower Level
  • On the main level is the Master Suite with King bed and a wall of french doors opening onto the main deck. On the upper level are 2 large bedrooms with huge walk in closets. The first bedroom is a Queen size bed and also has a baby crib. The 2nd bedroom on the upper level has 4 Twin beds. The upper level bedrooms share a full bath. On the lower level is a large game room with a Queen sleeper sofa, and a separate bedroom with a King bed, with an ensuite bath.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 16 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • whitewater rafting
For more Photos and information please visit our web site at


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A gorgeous modern home in the picturesque North Carolina Mountains.
average rating of 4.909091 based on 18 reviews

Beautiful home with a marvelous sunset view.

  • 5 of 5

Very spacious and relaxing. Many amenities I would not expect.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments
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A favorite place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This is our 3rd stay at this wonderful home. It is well appointed with lots of great amenities. We love how quiet it is and the large decks to relax on.

It is close to so many wonderful things to do, our favorite are the nearby hikes.

I highly recommend the house.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Cabin, Great Experience

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here! We have a reunion of college friends each year and this suited our needs well. The owner is very helpful and responsive to questions. The mountain views from the huge porches are stunning. I highly recommend this property.

If you do book here, here are a couple things to note:

- Because it is a nicely secluded area, you take to take all your trash with you when you leave, so make sure you have car space for that upon departure.

- The last road up to the cabin seems to allow for 2 way traffic but is SUPER narrow! There are mirrors to help you see around curves so you know if you are going to meet someone on the road, and there are pull-offs periodically to allow cars to pass if necessary, but just know that ahead of time. That being said there are not many houses on that part of the road, and in our comings and goings, we never met another car. :)

- The hot tub is a good size. (Having a hot tub matters to our group and we have rented in places before where the hot tub looked larger in photos than in person. But this one was a good large size.)

Thanks again for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. We're very glad that you enjoyed your stay & hope to see you back again in the future.
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Great hidewat

  • 5 of 5

This is a very nice property if you are wanting a relaxing getaway. It is hidden on Scaly Mt. about 25 minutes away from Highlands and about 45 minutes away from Cashiers. (My HomeAway listed it as Cashier's area - I would disagree.) It is basically closer to the Georgia line. It is very spacious with lots of sleeping room and bathrooms as well as a huge open main room and kitchen area. The kitchen had anything you would need to cook with! It is on a one lane road for the last few miles, so I would suggest arriving before dark. My GPS found it just fine. Larry the owner was very easy to work with. The cell service was iffy, but that seemed to be true of much of the area. The wifi was working, but slow. You should be fine with email, but don't plan on watching a movie on your iPad. The dish for TV worked fine in the main room. We never used the TV in the master, but the downstairs TV was useful for DVD's. All in all if you are looking for a relaxing get away in a quiet, private area, this would be ideal for you. It can easily accommodate multiple families at a very fair price. The whole place was very clean.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind assessment of our mountain home. We’re very glad that you enjoyed your stay.
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Girl's Weekend 2016

  • 5 of 5

First off, my girlfriend's and I have been taking an annual girl's weekend for 10 years! This was the first time we have ever stayed in this area. We were pleasantly surprised! We had a fantastic weekend and even enjoyed some light snow. As we pulled away from the house on that last day, we talked about what it was that we loved most about this house/location. We couldn't list just one! We loved how secluded the house was, the views it offered, the super-stocked kitchen, the size, the fireplace, wood for the fireplace, the hot tub, a bed for everyone, the list goes on and on. The owner was very friendly and always responded promptly to emails. There were also very thorough instructions on how things worked and what was needed to do upon departure. Overall, it was a great weekend had by all and I wouldn't hesitate to come back here or recommend this vacation home to my friends and family. Thank you for a very memorable weekend!


  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're very happy that you enjoyed your weekend. Thank you very much for the kind and thoughtful review.
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Comfortable upscale home in beautiful setting

  • 4 of 5

Nicely appointed home located in a gorgeous natural setting. Feels like you are alone on the mountain. Love all of the extra decorating touches.The kitchen is stocked with quality cookware. We had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. My bed was as comfortable as the one I have at home. It was nice to warm up in front of the fireplace after soaking in the hot tub. This rental is like living in a tree house. Lots of nature to enjoy!!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 9.75%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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