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Carl Johnson

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

2br/1ba Mountaintop Cottage with Superlative Views: Woods, Waterfalls, Trails

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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2 BD, 1 BA, Sleeps 5

There is no better place to count your blessings. Lay in the hammock or swing on the porch while you experience this magnificent mountain view. Play in the waterfall or hike down to the waterfalls! The many trails on the property are accessible from your private covered porch. Enjoy moonrise from the hot tub after spending your day shopping in Hendersonville, horsing around at FENCE, or visiting the Biltmore House in Asheville.

We are nestled into 70 acres of mixed hardwood forest amid creeks, waterfalls and trails. Easily accessed from North Carolina's I-26 or from historic US 176, this cabin by Cottages of Dark Corner is minutes from excellent biking, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, scenic drives, kayaking, live entertainment, and fine dining. The Pout House is stocked with basic household supplies for your comfort and convenience.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Carl Johnson (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english


based on 19 traveler reviews

2br/1ba Mountaintop Cottage with Superlative Views: Woods, Waterfalls, Trails
average rating of 4.6842103 based on 19 reviews
Valdosta ga

Relaxing mountain retreat!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Pout House! So much so we plan to rebook when it comes time to take the kids for a mountain vaction. The owners have went above and beyond stocking this cabin with little things that make it feel like home away from home. Right down from filters and sugar for you coffee to extra towels for your wet shoes or dog. Peaceful and relaxing is the only way I can describe it. My husband kept asking me if I wanted to go out sat night after our Biltmore tour but I just wanted to hang out at the cabin! Hopefully next time I can find the waterfalls lol

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind review! Carl and I are very glad you enjoyed your stay and are excited to see you again soon. Thanks again!
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A good value in a nice little mountain town with nice views

  • 5 of 5

No complaints, everything was there for our small family( 2 adults, 2 young children ). The kids considered the bed setup in the 2nd bedroom as a "bunk bed" so they really liked that. The kids also liked the small hot tub, they thought it was a pool, it was big enough to have the whole family in it at the same time. The views of the mountains are nice, it's really neat to watch storms come in over the mountains. No mosquitoes at this elevation while we were there. We also enjoyed the grill and very large porch. There is a short walk to a small waterfall and creek. The internet is real cable internet not satellite internet, it's fast when it was working( we could stream video on 2 devices at once ) which was most of our stay. The internet did go out from time to time, probably because it was raining a lot while we were there. Satellite TV works great and has enough channels. We thought it was a great value, I think it would be hard to find a hotel with a 2 bedroom setup and kitchen near this price, not to mention the nice view, grill, privacy, large porch with a porch swing and hot tub. There is a Dollar General very nearby, convenient for quick purchases. Saluda is a great little town, don't miss visiting Pearson Falls which is a short drive and reasonably priced.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very satisfied. Would stay here again.

  • 4 of 5

The Pout House is a nice clean place to get away from it all. It was very private and the porch offered great views of the nearby mountains and valleys. The hot tub was ready to go when we got there and we were able to enjoy it after a long drive. We noted a few upgrades to the property that are not reflected in the on-line photos. There’s now an automatic dishwasher installed and a wrought iron table with chairs have been added to the porch. The outside table enhanced our visit considerably. It was a nice treat to enjoy the mountain views as we ate our meals together. We ate all of our meals outside for that reason. A second LP tank was readily available in case the gas grill happened to run out of fuel, which I thought was a nice touch. I would describe the setting as "rustic" and the amenities as “acceptable”. Our bed was clean and comfortable and all the appliances we used performed well. The location was convenient to many local attractions and the property functions well as a home base so you can explore the area. All in all, we were very pleased with our selection - we felt like we got our money’s worth and we had a great time relaxing there during our stay. We would definitely recommend this property to a couple or a small family.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's great to hear you enjoyed your stay at the Pout House. Thanks for your review! We look forward to seeing you again.
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Family mini vacation

  • 4 of 5

Such a cute cottage with a wonderful view. Plenty of linens and the essential kitchen needs, as an added bonus the beds were super comfy. Great communication with the owners. There were lots of great outdoor activities just minutes away to keep our family busy. The nearby downtown area of Saluda had some great restaurants and cute shops. We hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! We look forward to seeing you also!
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port house cabin

  • 5 of 5

I stayed there last year and again this year - it is a beautiful cabin tucked away in the mountains. Very private and close to things to do I love it.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this great review! Carl and I are happy you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Wake Forest, NC

Keep expections realistic, otherwise great location in a quiet, wooded location just outside Saluda

  • 4 of 5

If you are seeking a quiet and peaceful mountain getaway, in a small but cozy cabin that is tucked far enough away, but close enough to be within 10 minutes of great restaurants, stores, attractions (Saluda), this cabin is for you. It is truly bare bones in terms of its simplicity and size, but it was very clean and is stocked with all of life's essentials (e.g., kitchenware, linens, etc). The large front deck with a nice view and the hot tub is probably this rental's top appeal. The inside is very, very small and I would not recommend this rental for a large family (4 persons max). The entire cabin is only 500-600 sq ft so keep this in mind. We loved being just outside of Saluda, which is a neat town. We were also close to Chimney Rock State Park, Pearson Waterfall, and other great attractions within 30 minutes in any direction.

The owner, while pleasant enough, misses a few details in how things get communicated to you prior to or during your stay. Two examples: the rental agreement clearly states that check in is at 3:00. But he told us after we booked and received the agreement that check in wasn't until 4:00. It's because his cleaner didn't arrive to clean the place until 3:30, so we all hung outside on the deck until she was finished around a little after 4:00. Didn't really bother us though, but I can see how this may irk others. Also, the owner understandably replenishes the water in the hot tub before check-in, and he leaves a note that the hot tub water temperature will be warm enough for use in "6-8 hours". Not true. It easily took overnight and wasn't until the next morning until the hot tub is ready for use. Again, not a deal breaker for us but we did lose out on getting to use the hot tub during our 1st night stay. I just wish the owner could be a little better at communicating things up front so there's no misunderstandings along the way. Other than that, I recommend this rental to others that are looking for simple but clean accommodations at a good value.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you enjoyed your stay in our cottage. Also, thanks for letting us know there was a discrepancy in our rental agreement, we fixed it so that it complies with our current 4pm check-in policy. We completely change the water and sanitize our hot tub between guests, and while some find issue with the 8-hour wait (especially for same day turnovers in which a guest family leaves and another arrives on the same day) most appreciate the time and care we take to assure that the hot tub is clean and safe for their enjoyment. Our spring water is a chilly 55 degrees F coming out of the ground and warming a hot tub volume of water takes time. We apologize that the house was not cleaned by 3:30, however, we did explain in our communications prior to your arrival that we were having scheduling difficulties that day and appreciated your patience. For the most part, we accommodate early arrivals, even very early arrivals. In some cases, however, we cannot.
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Asheville, North Carolina
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
The Purple Onion, Saluda NC
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Kenmure Golf Club
Nearest Train
100 Miles
Charlotte, North Carolina
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Exit 59 Interstate 26 North Carolina
Nearest Restaurant
2.8 Miles
The Wildflour Bakery
Car: necessary

Local Artists and Art Galleries, Flatrock Theater, Brevard Music Festival, Hendersonville Apple Festival, Farm-City Day, Blue Ridge Parkway, DuPont Forest, 57 area summer camps for kids, on-site arts and crafts instruction and project classes, on-site babysitting, Live Local Bluegrass Music every week, Foothills Equestrian Nature Center (FENCE), McGough Arena (Asheville Agriculture Center) NC Arboretum, Biltmore House, Grove Park Inn, Carl Sandburg Home, Pack Place Museum, Miniature Railroad Museum of Hendersonville, Historic Johnson Farm, Pisgah Forest, French Broad River, Green River, Lake Lure, Chimney Rock, Bat Cave, Pearsons Falls, Sliding Rock, Moonshine Mountain, Piggy's and Harry's Restaurant, Green River BBQ, Purple Onion Fine Dining/Entertainment, Block House Steeplechase, Civil and Revolutionary war historic sites.


Rates & Availability

Saluda Cottage Rental Rates

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Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Pet Fee $60 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.75%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Saluda Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Pets are welcome! $60 pet fee per pet, per stay. Maximum three pets, total.

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