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High Whisper - Luxury Log Cabin - Outside Fireplace & Hot Tub

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,600 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Indoor Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Hot Tub


About the property

Cabin, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10 Max)

If you want relaxation, beauty, and an escape from the usual rat race you have found High Whisper. We are nestled in the woods with views of the mountains and nature all around. If you want to explore the many waterfalls, cozy up to a good book, golf., fly fish, kayak or just do nothing you have found the perfect place.

Every guest has remarked on our exceptional beds for comfort, with Biltmore Sheets and oversized down comforters. Our renters love the fact that we have three Master Bedrooms with private baths. The house is beautifuly decorated and well appointed. Our large gourmet kitchen is fully stocked with everyting that you need to feed those hungry fly fishermen, golfers, hikers and nature enthusiates.

With three levels of living space (3600 sq. feet), you can always find a place to escape for a nap. You will love the new lower level with the 60 Inch flat screen TV, Blue-Ray DVD player to watch movies. Relax at the bar to watch the big game or play pool & air hockey.

The log stairway & loft log railings add beauty and charm especially at night when the lights shine through the stairs. Three master bedrooms with private baths make this house very special for 3 couples vacationing together.

Keywords: Log Home, Smoky Mountain Log home, cabin, Mountain House,

More Details

Linda Carlsten
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2017

About Linda Carlsten

Hello, we are Al & Linda Carlsten living in the Charleston, SC area for over 30 years. We are transplants from the beautiful but cold State of Wisconsin. We have the best of both worlds with the beaches of South Carolina and the Mountains of Western North Carolina.

Linda Carlsten purchased this cabin in 2008

Why Linda Carlsten chose Cashiers Area

We have vacationed in the Cashiers, NC area for about 10 years until the cabin bug bit us. It is a beautiful place to escape the hot summers of Charleston. It also gave us a place to find a little cold weather and snow in the winter when we get a little homesick for Wisconsin.

After renting in the area with 2 other couples someone always got the bad room. There is no drawing straws for a good bedroom because they are all exceptional in comfort and décor. Each room is unique.

What makes this cabin unique

Our beautiful log cabin with a red tin roof is great for every season even when it rains. We are nestled in the woods at the end of the cul-de sac, the highest point in Whisper Lake with views of Hogback Mountain, Mountain Laurel and flowering Rhododendrons.

Life couldn't be better stargazing, while in the hot tub. Watching a roaring fire in the outside fireplace, drinking a glass of wine makes it complete. Our 4 grand-children love to roast marshmellows and make samores just before going to bed.

We love having our morning coffee on the deck watching the fog roll in over the mountains. The afternoons are a pefect time for a tea party on the loft porch with our three grand-daughters.


Sapphire Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Claw Foot Tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Connected to Indian Bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Connected to Fish Bedroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Powder room main floor with glass sink
  • 3.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Main Floor - private bath - claw foot tub & shower
    Bedroom 3- Fish Bedroom - 1 queen , Third floor- private bath -shower/tub
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Third floor -Indian Bedroom, private bath, stone shower
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 1 bunk bed , Lower Level with adjoining children's bunk room.
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Trundle bed
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (1), (2) Twin or Single Beds (1) Loft Trundle bed, Baby Cribs (1) Pac & Play (1)
  • Air Hockey
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Claw Foot tub in Master bedroom, Outside Fireplace, 3 Levels of living area, log stairway, games, Pac & Play, Rental property comes with membership to Sapphire Valley Club a few miles from Mountain House. Sapphire Valley offers 2 pools, 2 hot tubs, 2 sauna's, ski slope, and entertainment. $2.00per person per day 3 day min, children under 14 free.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

High Whisper - Luxury Log Cabin - Outside Fireplace & Hot Tub
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews

Fun Filled Weekend at High Whisper!

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautifully decorated and has too many amenities to list! From the game room in the basement, to the hot tub on the back deck, to the small balcony with table on the top floor, we could not have enjoyed more luxurious accommodations. The large kitchen/dining area was great for large family meals. The perfect place for a fun family weekend!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in a peaceful place!

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time. The house met all our needs

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a great time.My granddaughter had a great 4th birthday.


Alan Justice

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Mountain Location/House

  • 5 of 5

High Whisper was a gorgeous home with all high quality furnishings and accessories. We literally just brought clothes/food and everything else was provided within the house. The seclusion and views were just what we were wanting for our vacation. Although we were nestled on top of a mountain there were so many things near by to do; such as: hiking, swimming, zip lining, shopping, waterfalls, golf, restaurants, and bars (our favorite was Sapphire Whiskey Tavern). We spent most of our evenings lounging in the hot tub and enjoyed the beautiful skies. Plenty of room for the whole family to be together and just as many spaces to find a secluded spot to relax. Highly recommend High Whisper and will definitely keep in mind for future vacations.

The owners also provided us great resources in knowing about things that were happening in the area. They were accessible by email and text throughout the week for any questions that we had.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Mountain Home - 4th of July Summer Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family of four recently stayed at High Whisper for one week during 4th of July along with another family of 5 who joined us for 3 nights from Raleigh ... just as the reviews had mentioned ...we were not disappointed. This was our second summer booking a home near Cashiers area ... last year, our town home at Trillium was beautiful but on the smaller side, so we were looking for something with a bit more elbow room and direct mountain views outside our back porch and windows.

We decided to try Sapphire Valley this year and based on all the reviews I was drawn to High Whisper. Now, being a South Florida girl, I was particularly interested in soaking in a hot tub while relaxing under the stars and enjoying the crisp mountain air and views. High Whisper made this a reality for me!

Firstly, as we arrived to the home for our 4th of July week celebration, we were met with a special delivery box at the door step from the owner Linda, and to our surprise, the box was filled with 2 American flags on sticks, a 'Freedom" decorative pillow and two red/white/blue kitchen hand towels. It was completely unexpected and so thoughtful...we were so impressed.

Everything you've heard in the reviews is all true - the house has everything you would ever need for a vacation getaway ... kitchen is fully stocked with everything you could ever need, you just buy groceries. Beds are super comfy and each space is just perfect. We spent a lot of our time in the Kitchen and out back on the porch in the hot tub to be honest.

For our kids (ages 8 and 6), the downstairs game room complete with pool table, air hockey and DVDs was a hit also. I think my kids watched Harry Potter 2-3 times that week. lol.

In my opinion, there aren't enough pictures of the mountain views ... I was a little unsure what our views would be like, but they are beautiful especially from the backyard porch so no worries.

Linda even provides an App for each renter to download prior to their trip and it literally answers every question you could ever have about the house and surrounding area. We didn't need to call the owner once during our trip! The only regret I have is that we were so busy river rafting the Nantahala, hiking and visiting local waterfalls/rivers, that we ran out of time to enjoy the nearby lake down the road and the canoe/kayaks that come with the rental. Next year for sure!! Can't thank Linda enough for her hospitality and kindness. You won't be disappointed!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Renunion

  • 5 of 5

This house was great for our family reunion. Plenty of space for 10 and guests at our big dinner. The house is so well stocked. All the little things you forget were supplied we only had to bring the food. The lower level has a pool table and tv which was a big hit not only with the young folk but the old pool sharks.. The beds were soo comfortable and linen really great. It was so easy to stay here. I would definitely want to stay in this house again.The owners of this house are fabulous, so friendly and really want clients to have a worry free and relaxing time. We also enjoyed Ingles, the local grocery store. Had them roast a turkey and bake a ham both delicious.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mica's Restaurant & Pub
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Ski Sapphire Valley Resort
Panthertown Trail
Schoolhouse Falls
Whitewater Falls Transylvania County/ BlueRidge Mountains, North Carolina
The Cork and Barrel Lounge
Gorges State Park
Silver Run Falls
"An Easy Falls to get to with children."
Sapphire Mountain Brewing Company
Bucks Coffee Cafe of Cashiers
Dupont State Forest
"DuPont State Park was used for the filming of the "Hunger Games" movie. It has many waterfa..."
Chestnut Cafe & Market
Table 64
Looking Glass Falls
Sapphire National Golf Club LLC
Cashiers Farmers Market
"This is a great company that we have used for Whitewater Rafting."
Whiteside Mountain
"This is one our most favorite hikes. You must go an a clear sunny day to get the full effect..."
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Ashville Airport
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Sapphire National Golf
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Sapphire Valley
Car: necessary

Gem Mining, Waterfall exploring, whitewater rafting, snow tubing and sking. We have numerous hiking books to explore the many waterfalls in the area. The two largest trout on record in the state of NC were caught in the Horsepasture River near by.


Rates & Availability

Sapphire Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Peak 2017
May 27 2017 - Sep 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 19 2017 - Dec 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
New Years Eve 2017
Dec 27 2017 - Jan 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $150
Cleaning Fee $180

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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