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PRIVACY & SERENITY! Romantic Lodging on Private 80 Acre Estate & Nature Preserve

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 14 nights


About the property

Spacious Private Cabin on 80 Tranquil Wooded Acres Pet Friendly, Fishing, Trails

COME AWAY AND FIND RENEWAL… Located on an amazing 80 Acre Nature Preserve ~ Your Own Private Escape Awaits!

A Traveler's Paradise for Leisure Travelers, Romantic's, Nature Lovers, Outdoor Enthusiasts and Horsemen. Only 7 miles to the new Tryon International Equestrian Center!! Stalls/pasture boarding available for show participants and traveling horsemen. Please inquire.

** SPECIAL OFFER - MILITARY DISCOUNTS or 2018 WEG guests** Contact Owner for Details and Rates

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SPECIAL OCCASION? We are happy to assist with any special requests or arrangements for that important occasion. The Hideaway is the perfect location to celebrate any special occasion - Anniversary, Engagement, Birthday, Honeymoon, Romantic Getaway. Guests will find everything they need for that perfect stay.

Enjoy a stay on a private country estate in a picturesque equestrian setting. Elegance in a relaxed country setting best describes our spacious log cabin guest home tucked away in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains where you can get away from it all. The property provides an ideal destination for leisure travelers, outdoor enthusiasts and horsemen alike looking for remarkable customer service and true hospitality. Why book just lodging when you can have an entire experience!

Immaculate 'pet friendly' log cabin home boasts incredible privacy and cozy comfort with all the amenities you could want. The cabin comes complete with a fully equipped kitchen including cookware, bakeware, pots & pans, spices, paper goods, coffee pot, toaster. All brand new appliances (refrigerator with ice maker, electric range/stove and microwave), queen bed with luxury bedding, large walk-in closet with armoire, washer/dryer,charcoal BBQ, wood stove and much more.

Spacious living and dining area, complete with flat screen TV & satellite package, FREE high speed internet, stereo/CD player, DVD player & DVD collection. Additional roll-away beds available for adults and larger teens, or bring your own inflatable beds for the little kids… there's plenty of room!

Enjoy the front covered deck swing bench for two or coffee in the two large outdoor wicker chairs. Steps from the front porch you can dine outdoors at the private picnic table and grilling area and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.

Spacious and casual elegance is the decor of the charming “Hideaway Cabin”, remotely set like an oasis in the midst of a beautiful equestrian nature center, the perfect combination of equine excellence – with country simplicity. Let us assist with arrangements for massages, wine tours special local events and more. Customer service is our goal here. Linens, towels all paper goods and much more are included. Just bring yourself and leave the rest to us!

Experience our friendly hospitality with warm, casual and comfortable accommodations. The entire estate is yours to enjoy and explore. Roam along acres of wooded trails,open pastures and come pet the horses, or sit and relax by the stocked pond. All you fishermen be sure to bring your poles! Our pond is stocked with catfish, brim and large mouth bass as large as 4 lbs (the current record catch). Come try your luck!

Whatever your interest, our guests can surround themselves with nature and discover peaceful tranquility without the disturbance of other travelers or sacrificing convenience. the perfect places to just relax and do nothing. For those who prefer to do something more active, explore the area with a scenic 20 minute drive to Chimney Rock Park, high in the Blue Ridge Mountains. This area is particularly beautiful in the fall when the trees are vivid shades of red, orange and gold. From here you have spectacular 75-mile views. See if you can spot A HideAway Cabin from here! Asheville is a delightful place to shop or spend the day at the magnificent Biltmore Mansion touring the house, gardens and winery. We are conveniently located to several major facilities: Hospital, medical offices, grocery, gas stations, pharmacy, convenience store, post office and many great restaurants all less than 6-8 miles away.

We boast pet friendly and we mean it. For you dog lovers we strive to provide the ultimate convenience for you and safety for your pet. The cabin back door opens directly into a large fenced area, well mannered dogs can be off leash on the south 40 acres and trails surrounding the cabin and are welcome elsewhere on the property leashed. Pet services and doggie day care can also be provided upon request.

We are centrally located within one hour's drive of Charlotte, Greenville or Asheville airports and cities. Easy access to three major highways makes the the perfect central point to many conveniences and area attractions. We are within minutes of Lake Lure, Chimney Rock State Park, Hendersonville, Brevard, Saluda, Tryon/Landrum area, FENCE, many horse show grounds and several Blue Ridge Mountain area attractions and festivals.

The beautiful Lake Lure area, (home to the filming of the movie 'Dirty Dancing'' is only 15 minutes away & offers seasonal scenic boat tours, tennis, golf, biking, ziplines, fishing and lakeside restaurants. Just minutes away are Chimney Rock State Park and the Villages of Chimney Rock and Bat Cave, with quaint shops, antiques and restaurants. Thirty minutes away, historic Hendersonville boasts antique shopping and live theater.

Just 40 miles away are Asheville and the world famous Biltmore Estate, where you can tour the mansion and winery and view the beautifully decorated trees and lights during the Christmas season.

Western North Carolina offers a vast number of entertainment and activity options, including whitewater rafting, hiking, canoeing and kayaking. Pisgah National Forest and the Blue Ridge Parkway offer spectacular views, and nearby Dupont State Park has many of the most beautiful waterfalls. Now with two exhilarating zip lines in Lake Lure and one in Asheville, you can enjoy thrills at one of North Carolina's fastest growing attractions.

Just 90 minutes away the towns of Maggie Valley and Boone provide gateways to Smokey Mountain National Park and the Blue Ridge Mountains, with winter attractions including ski resorts.

More Details

Lynn Brown
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

About Lynn Brown

Hi I'm Lynn. A passionate lover of nature and animals and owner of a sweet german shepherd named Zeus, 2 adopted Gordon Shepherd puppies along with my 6 horses. I love where I live and enjoy sharing it with others, so I manage an 80 acre equestrian center, nature preserve and vacation rental which is home to many wildlife species…myself included.

I have been a professional instructor of Natural Horsemanship for over 20 years and an avid equestrian. I currently teach private riding clinics and offer lessons. Recently I was also an instructor for a variety of natural horsemanship courses at Isothermal Community College here in Polk County where I enjoyed sharing techniques that were passed onto me. I have attended the International Study Center for Parelli Horsemanship in both Florida and Colorado and have been trained by several of the masters... Buck Brannaman, Lynn Palm, Chris Cox, Clinton Anderson, Pat Parelli and Dan James. Prior to opening TRANSITIONS I worked for several Fortune100 companies in sales and management for 30 years in the medical/surgical industry as well as IT.

I am Parelli Certified Level 4, a Certified Level 2 EAGALA Equine Specialist, a member of EFMHA (Equine Facilitated Mental Health Association) and have worked with my horses as an Equine Specialist for the department of juvenile justice, mental health community and prominent residential addiction treatment facilities in and around Polk and Rutherford counties.

About 7 years ago I created a unique learning center here called Transitions Empowerment Center (TRANSITIONS), located on 80 beautiful and tranquil rolling acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Where I offer three main programs: Natural Horsemanship (for instructor directed riding and horsemanship skills), Equine Guided Learning (for personal and professional growth) and Professional Services (focused on developing leadership skills and team building for businesses and organizations).

Lynn Brown purchased this cabin in 2006

Why Lynn Brown chose Rutherfordton

Prior to moving to North Carolina I lived in Illinois, Colorado and most recently Florida. My husband and I love the four seasons of the midwest and the lush green foliage but were looking for more moderate temperatures. We fell in love with Colorado and the mountains and missed them while in Florida but not the huge amounts of snow. After spending over two years traveling to North Carolina to find our Dream Home, we discovered this property. We enjoy sharing the peacefulness of the country, the beauty that nature provides everyday for us here and the abundance of wildlife that makes up this preserve. We chose to move here 7 years ago and live onsite. Sharing with others the beauty and tranquillity of the views, habitats, wildlife and woodlands as well as our horses - has become our way of life here. To preserve and protect all that is here is our legacy while we strive for a green sustainable environment.

What makes this cabin unique

We are onsite owners and live on the north 40 acres of the property. While you enjoy complete privacy you also have us available should you need assistance during your stay. Concierge service with area restaurants or attractions or just help with anything at the cabin. Customer service is our specialty.

A Hideaway Cabin sits on it's own 40 wooded acres so collectively you have 80 acres to enjoy without ever having to leave the estate. Your privacy and security is assured beginning with the gated entryway. If you are looking for the ultimate in tranquility and would rather not endure the hectic noise, traffic or intrusion of other travelers during your trip, then we are the ideal location. I guarantee there is nothing else like it anywhere. You won't see or hear anyone else during your stay, it's like having your own private preserve all to yourself.

The property includes so many options onsite for your enjoyment that everyone can find something. We are extremely dog friendly and have over 2 miles of walking trails for your pets to explore off leash! They do not need to be leashed while at the cabin at all.

Feeling adventurous? Miles of gentle walking trails or more challenging trails for a hike or workout, fish in our private pond, stocked with catfish, large mouth bass and brim or schedule a relaxing guided trail ride with us on our well trained horses. Hand walked pony rides are even offered for the little ones!

About an hour from Greenville, Asheville or Charlotte our location provides the perfect base camp for exploring all that western North Carolina has to offer. Minutes to beautiful Lake Lure and Chimney Rock State Park. Only 7 miles to the new Tryon International Equestrian Center.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We could not have asked for a more perfect getaway weekend! It was truly a privilege and a pleasure riding with you and staying in your lovely cabin! We'll be back!!
Oct 2013
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Nearest Airport
47 Miles
Greenville/Spartanburg, SC - Asheville, Charlotte
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Rumour Has It - A wine Bar
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
21 Courses in the immediate area
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Interstate 26
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Rutherford Thai
Nearest Beach
19 Miles
Lake Lure
Car: necessary

Enjoy your own private retreat in the country. 'The Hideaway Cabin” is nestled in the heart of a stunning tranquil nature preserve, located at TRANSITIONS Equestrian Center & Nature Preserve. TRANSITIONS sits in the quiet countryside of the Foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains. An 80 acre private estate of rolling hills, pristine woods and meadows once part of the 1500 acre historic Fox Haven Plantation, founded in 1775 and listed in the national Register of Historic Places.

Horsemen will love the amazing convenience to the new Tryon International Equestrian Center only 7 miles away! Horse boarding is available both pasture/stall.

Rental includes modern private log cabin nestled in the woods- (the motif is casual elegance, is well appointed and stocked for your convenience). a spring fed stocked pond and 80 acres of serene pastures and wooded trails for your enjoyment. Hiking, birding, horseback riding and fishing are also available on the property.

The perfect location for privacy to celebrate that romantic getaway, special occasion or memorable event. Let us assist with the details and include winery tours, restaurant and massage treatments or anything you might need to make your stay special.

Horse accommodations and riding facilities are available onsite for those horsemen traveling with their own equestrian companions.

Private but not secluded, the Hideaway Cabin at Transitions is also an ideal location for prospective home buyers considering property in the Polk & Rutherford county areas. Come experience life in the foothills while you search for your dream home or wait for it to be built! A commitment to service excellence and hospitality is our passion.

Centrally located for easy access to the the towns of Lake Lure, Rutherfordton, Columbus, Tryon/Landrum area, Saluda and Hendersonville with many conveniences only minutes away ie: grocery stores, gas stations, regional hospital, medical facilities & restaurants.

Local activities include: 7 miles to the Tryon International Equestrian Center over 28 golf courses, horse show events, cycling, mountain hiking & waterfalls, lake boat cruises, antiquing, restaurants, wineries, kids museum, shopping and festivals, state parks, nature trails, swimming, boating, canoeing, hiking, biking, horseback riding, zip lines, tubing and fishing.

You will also find conveniences such as Lowes, Staples, Wal-Mart, and large restaurant chains like Chili's, Denny's, Zaxby's, and Fatz Cafe within a fifteen minute drive from The Hideaway Cabin. (Check out the Rutherford County Info page.)

Additional Local Restaurants in the area -

Rutherford Thai


Mi Pueblito


Giardini Trattoria


Lavender Bistro


Stone Soup


TIEC - 7 restaurants (burgers, Italian, Sushi, High End Grill, etc)

Veranda Restaurant

Lake Lure

La Strada

Lake Lure

The Esmeralda

Lake Lure

Deerpark Restaurant - Biltmore House


The Brick Pizzeria


the brick columbus nc


Rutherfordton Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Tub/shower also includes a convenient hand held shower unit. Towels, hair dryer, TP, shower cap, shampoo & conditioner and bath soaps provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Enjoy the luxe bedding of the queen bed in the master. Bed has additional foam topper for added comfort, deluxe down comfortor and plush blankets. Ceiling fan, large bureau and spacious closet. Roll-away beds are also available for additional guests. Please inquire.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
SPECIAL OCCASION? We are happy to assist you with any special requests or arrangements for that important occasion - anniversary, birthday, honeymoon or romantic getaway. Only 7 miles to the new Tryon Resort & International Equestrian Center and we offer horse lodging & horsemen's rates. Local attractions include historic downtown Hendersonville and the nearby Flat Rock Playhouse, Chimney Rock State Park, Mount Pisgah, and Mount Mitchell State Parks. Mt Mitchell is the tallest peak in the eastern US. Beautiful Lake Lure is 20 minutes away with it's beaches, picnic areas and boat rental facilities. Information on these and other attractions are at the house as well as recommendations for dining out and menus from local restaurants. Private onsite horseback rides available for guests. Equestrian facilities include large 9 stall barn with hot/cold water wash rack, humidity controlled tack room, washer/dryer, full bathroom, matted stalls w/fans & automatic waterers. 20 acres of pastures.


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Privacy and Tranquility in a Fishing/Equestrian Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Lynn Brown is the consummate hostess. Before we arrived we had numerous conversations about our needs and wants. Consequently, our getaway was just what we wanted and needed. My husband fished and caught a number of bass, which delighted him. The pond is situated among lovely rolling hills and lots of trees. Its proximity to the barn and riding arena allowed me guilt free time to take a ridng lesson and love on the horses. The facility is immaculate. The horses are clearly well cared for, and the riding lesson was tailored to my abilities and limitations (bilateral hip replacements). Lynn's direct reign approach and emphasis on bonding with the horse before riding is so pleasant. I will be back. We highly recommend the Hideaway Cabin and Transitions.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Outstanding

  • 5 of 5

Lynn has created an unbelievable experience with this cabin and property. My wife and I were able to get away for a weekend, and we wished we could have stayed much longer.

The cabin is secluded and extremely peaceful. It was also inviting, comfortable, and very spacious (even more so than the pictures show). It was clean, well stocked, and SO private. The views were amazing (I recommend an early morning view of the wide open field just beyond the treeline and taking in the breathtaking nightly view of the stars). The outdoor space is also excellent. The porch is a great place to spend some time, whether its during the day or at night under the "twinkle lights" hung over the property. Simply beautiful.

We also enjoyed the area immensely thanks to Lynn's recommendations. We were able to visit the Tryon International Equestrian Center and experience a Grand Prix event. Even without much knowledge of that type of event, it was still a great time. I would recommend it for families or couples.

All in all, we could not have asked for a better cabin, hostess, or weekend. Thank you, Lynn. It was great, and we are looking forward to visiting again

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Getaway Oasis

  • 5 of 5

Exactly as the property describes, guests can expect privacy and serenity while staying at this cabin in the woods. My husband and I used the cabin as a base to enjoy day trips to explore the surrounding area including Asheville. The owner, Lynn, was gracious and helpful. She made our stay enjoyable by providing a well appointed, clean, well kept property for our stay. We'll miss our early mornings having coffee and conversation on the front porch, while waiting to greet the dawn. As well, we'll miss ending our day by sitting on the porch swing and often reminiscing about a time gone by that is still very much present at the cabin. As a nature bonus, we saw a flock of wild turkeys on the property and spotted several deer. We would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Very nice and quiet. Owners could not have been better to work with outstanding! Certainly want to visit again.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is tucked away in the woods allowing for the feeling you are really getting away from it all. Perfect place to decompress from normal every day life. This was our 10th year anniversary trip and it was perfect. The cabin has everything you would need as if you are home. The owner, Lynn has paid attention to every detail and is available if needed. The cabin is about 30 minutes away from the Lake Lure and Chimney Rock area if looking to explore. Its a nice scenic drive through all the farms in the area. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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One of a kind rental, everything you need so you don't have to leave.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay, it was spotless & very comfortable. The weather was perfect & the dogs loved it. Very private & relaxing, we will definitely will be going back. Tom & Brenda New Bern NC

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.75%

Pet fee of $50.00 is PER PET for stays up to 3 nights. For stays exceeding 3 nights an additional pet fee may be applied. Max of 2 dogs per stay please. Contact owner to inquire about our Military Discounts. Check-In starts at 4:00pm ends at 7:00pm. Check-Out 11:00am. Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice and do not include county & state taxes,pet or cleaning fees. WINTER MONTHLY SPECIAL RATES ARE BASED ON 2PPL DOES NOT INCLUDE APPLICABLE PET FEE. PLEASE CONTACT OWNER IF YOU NEED OTHER CONSIDERATION OR WOULD LIKE TO RENT FOR MULTIPLE MONTHS.


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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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