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Carol Taylor

Member since: 2003
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Speaks: english

Serenity on Cedar -Lakefront Log Cabin-8 Boats, Internet, Foosball, 5 TV's

39 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 11 nights

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Cashiers Area Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 11)

Discover the fresh mountain air and breathtaking views from the decks of luxurious log cabin 'Serenity on Cedar'. Have a hot cup of coffee each morning watching the fog over the mountains cross the lake in quiet stillness. Read your favorite book from a rocking chair or hammock or delight in the company of your family or friends in our swings and deck furniture. Eight boats are provided for your paddling/peddling enjoyment or bring your own boat to dock here. Also for your fun is a 5 person peddle boat, foosball table and 5 flat screen TV's.

Whether you're into the serenity of a hammock or rocking chair with a breathtaking view or a more active lifestyle geared to high energy children, WE HAVE IT ALL! 'Serenity on Cedar' is the perfect mountain vacation getaway for a family vacation, retreat, reunion, or a secluded honeymoon haven. WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS!!

Situated on pictureque Cedar Cliff Lake, just north of Cashiers and a few miles south of Sylva, North Carolina, our mountain lake cabin is the essence of tranquility for peace seeking travelers and family vacation fun. This gorgeous, yet serene, 2 mile long lake is fed by the Tuckasegee River and is a favorite for swimmers, skiers, fishermen and boaters preferring a more private setting.

From it's breathtaking mountain view, relax and enjoy the serenity from one of two decks or from the spacious, wrap-around covered porch. You may want to lounge around one of the cozy rock fireplaces or fully experience nature from a canoe, recreational kayak, or rowboat. All of these are provided for your mountain vacation enjoyment. Feel free to use the paddles and oars or bring your own motor. A boat slip adjacent to the cabin is provided for your own personal boat as well (including motor boats and jet skis).

Our cabin is located within close proximity to the Blue Ridge Parkway, Highlands, Nantahala, historic Dillsboro, the Great Smoky Mountain Railway, the Cherokee Indian Reservation, Harrah's Casino, Smokey Mountain National Park, Maggie Valley, Bryson City, Western Carolina University (WCU) in Cullowhee, North Carolina. Only one hour away is Asheville, North Carolina and the Biltmore House.

Come restore your body, mind and spirit and have lots of family vacation fun with a stay at 'Serenity on Cedar' this vacation season.

Keywords: Lakefront Log Cabin in peaceful mountain setting

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Carol Taylor (Owner)
Member since: 2003
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Carol Taylor

We built this cabin as our dream home and love sharing with others.

Carol Taylor purchased this cabin in 2001

Why Carol Taylor chose Cashiers Area

Serenity on Cedar is a wonderful escape from the busy life we all live. Come enjoy the awesome views, easy paddling lake and wonderful attractions nearby.

What makes this cabin unique

Lakefront with 8 boats, internet and foosball. 5 flat screen TVs and sports channels available for the sports enthusiast. Just 15 minutes to Western Carolina University, 20 minutes to Sylva and 30 minutes to Cashiers, NC.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Today is Ed's birthday and we could not have found a better place to spend it than right here at "Serenity on Cedar".

I had either forgotten or possibly never heard what it is like to experience stillness, calmness, quiet time like we have here. "Serenity" is a perfect way to describe the feeling that we experienced.

I loved waking up and seeing the fog over the mountains cross the lake. We watched the wind blow across the water and enjoyed the sounds of the water running down the creekbed beside of the cabin.

For several years I have wanted to spend a weekend away in a log cabin in the mountains, but the opportunity never presented itself until now. This has been a wonderful place and time beyond what I had imagined. Normally when we travel, we drive around and check out all the local sites. Staying here at Serenity on Cedar leaves me with no desire to look any place further. There just cannot possibly be anything better or more to see than is right here.

We thank you for sharing this beautiful place with us.
Feb 2005
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Serenity on Cedar -Lakefront Log Cabin-8 Boats, Internet, Foosball, 5 TV's
average rating of 5.0 based on 57 reviews
estero, fl

serenity on cedar

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was more than we expected. The different levels made it very private for the family to be together.

Everything was provided for cooking and they had a lot of board games for enjoyment.

The cabin was very clean and lake was beautiful.

I will go back and try it out in the summer months as well!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2008
  • Stayed: Nov 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lee Ann, Thanks for your positive comments on your visit to Serenity on Cedar. We're looking forward to having you return this summer. With kind regards, Carol
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This place was everything we thought it would be!

  • 5 of 5

We pulled onto the property and was instantly amazed by the view. We had 5 couples who get together every couple of years in different parts of the country to have fun and tell lies as we call it. The 5 guys are all Desert Storm buddies who served together. This place was everything the reviews said it was. You can have total peace on the waters edge or live it up a little and have no problems. We enjoyed the cabin and the water activities. Also was happy town was not far away with some friendly people. I could write all that we did or saw but it falls in line with all the other reviews. Bottom line this place is worth the trip I'm ranking it right up at the top of the places this group has stayed!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

We have a wonderful time at Serenity on Cedar. The views were amazing. We were on the lake each day and discovered a waterfall on one of the coves, amazing. The owners are caring and detail oriented ensuring our stay was perfect. We will definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, Comfortable, Peaceful, Fun!

  • 5 of 5

This site is absolutely beautiful! The Canoe and Kayaks were a blast to use! The lake was so peaceful! The cabin had everything you need to prepare meals "at home," with two fully stocked kitchens!

The space was perfect for a family vacation. Everyone (8 adults, 2 children) had their own space. Driving the lane to/from the cabin was an excitement! There were many different attractions in the area, from waterfalls and hiking on the nearby mountains to shopping and dining. There's something for everyone!

We loved our stay at Serenity on Cedar! We recommend it to all!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location to celebrate an early Christmas with the family

  • 5 of 5

We chose Serenity on Cedar to get together with our daughter and son and their families (4 grandchildren), and we could not have been more pleased with our selection. The accommodations are great, and the views are spectacular. Given our plans, it was especially pleasing that the cabin was so nicely decorated for the holidays, even including a lighted Christmas tree. Hard to imagine anyone not liking the setting. Would be a great place for a summer vacation, which we hope to do in the future.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The cabin was immaculate. The views fantastic. The golf course beautiful. THis will become a yearly visit! Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.02 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Car: necessary

Other attractions are fishing, golfing, exploring waterfalls, whitewater rafting, pontoon or fishing boat rental, snow skiing, gem mining, antique shops, great dining and much more


Rates & Availability

Tuckasegee Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 16 2016 - Jul 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
Late summer
Jul 30 2016 - Aug 5 2016
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2016
Aug 6 2016 - Aug 12 2016
4 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Aug 13 2016 - Sep 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
September/Early Oct
Sep 5 2016 - Oct 13 2016
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2016
Oct 14 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Early Winter 2016
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 20 2016
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 21 2016 - Nov 28 2016
4 night minimum stay
Late 2016
Nov 29 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
Chrismas Week
Dec 17 2016 - Dec 21 2016
4 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 2 2017
11 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 10.75%

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Cashiers Area Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Three full bathrooms with bathtub/shower combo on each level of cabin.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 king , 2 queen , 5 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon , 2 sofas with recliners
  • King size beds (1) Main level, Queen size Beds (2) One on main level and one on lower level, Twin or Single Beds (5) Three in loft and two on lower level, Baby Cribs (1), 2 Sofas with Recliners
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Two wood burning rock fireplaces, laundry room, five flat screen satellite TV's with news and movie channels, wireless internet access, Verizon Cell Phone Extender, two fully furnished kitchens including cooking utensils, microwaves, refrigerators with ice makers, stoves and a dishwasher, For babies, we have a high chair and playpen available, Linens are also provided, Canoe, five recreational kayaks, one rowboat, one peddle boat, oars, life jackets, boat slip, No Pets

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