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Log Cabin~Hot Tub-~Walk To Town~on Appalachian Trail~wi-fi~

29 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights


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Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6) NEW! private wi-fi

The Chestnut Log Cabin is an absolute treasure hand crafted from the rare Chestnut logs of yesteryear. The interior is beautifully restored to its original 1922 Arts and Crafts style creating an inviting, soothing mountain get away. This two bedroom, fully equipped cabin includes a private outdoor hot tub, relaxing fire pit and large covered, rocking chair front porch. Just added, secured wi-fi! Original hardwood floors throughout the cabin and relaxing sunroom looking out on private back garden. It is located directly on the Appalachain Trail within walking distance to town and all of the Hot Springs attractions.

Choose the Chestnut Log Cabin for your utlimate romantic venue or family mountain getaway. Once you experience the magic of this property you will claim the Chestnut Log Cabin as your home away from home.

Keywords: log cabin, hot tub, romantic getaway, Asheville NC, complete kitchen, in town, Smoky Mountains, Appalachian Trail, French Broad River, free wi-fi

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Melanie Prater
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 27, 2016
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About Melanie Prater

We have always been mountain and outdoor lovers with family activities including hiking, camping and boating. We were drawn to Hot Springs for the peaceful surroundings and wonderful town.

Melanie Prater purchased this cabin in 1991

Why Melanie Prater chose Asheville Area

Our family purchased this property as a second home, magical getaway in beautiful Hot Springs, NC. We loved the area so much we now call Hot Springs home. We now offer this beautifully restored 1922 Arts & Crafts Chestnut Log cabin as a vacation rental for your special home away from home.

What makes this cabin unique

We fell in love with The Chestnut Log Cabin as it was an original 1922 Arts & Crafts home with a special feeling. Bonuses for us is the cabin is directly on the Appalachian Trail and walking distance to town with a wonderful rocking chair front porch. New! Secured wi-fi!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful stay a the Chestnut Log Cabin. It was very peaceful and convenient to town. It was a great escape from our busy lives for a couple of days and enjoy nature. Thank you!
Sep 2011
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Log Cabin~Hot Tub-~Walk To Town~on Appalachian Trail~wi-fi~
average rating of 4.2413793 based on 30 reviews

So very relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I added a couple of days on to the beginning of a conference to just get away and stayed at the Chestnut Log Cabin this turned out to be a great idea! The view from the front porch was a place I could have stayed our entire time.

The town is an easy distance to walk to, it's very quaint with a surprising amount of dinner options. We went to the Tavern and the Iron Horse Inn, both were enjoyable. We hiked the Lover's Leap just across the river. It has some spectacular views and though we are novice hikers, we found it a moderate challenge but worth the effort.

The hot tub was great to relax in after hiking. It's not state of the art, but it is very comfortable and relaxing. The only critique I would give is the need for bigger and softer towels for drying off. You might even consider bringing your own. If this is the only critique, then that's pretty good, but the towels were just small.

Overall, Melanie was extremely easy to work with. Our time here was so great, just what we needed!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Nice cabin in Hot Springs, NC

  • 4 of 5

The cabin was as described - clean, roomy, nice front porch and yard and everything we needed. . Melanie was available and made us feel very welcomed, even supplying fresh towels half way through the week. Easy 1/2 mile walk to Hot Springs, restaurants, the spa hot springs baths and drive to hiking trails. It is not on a wooded trail but a highway, which is the only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5, as we were looking for a more remote location.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice cabin just off the AT

  • 3 of 5

The Chestnut was just enough of what we were looking for. Homey. It wasn't in perfect order, but the rental price reflects that it won't be perfect. The cabin made a good base for us to visit Biltmore Estates and enjoy the Hot Springs Resort. And what's a stay in a rustic cabin without a little hiking? It will be near perfect when the hot tub is fixed. But babysitting a hot tub (adding water twice a day) isn't the worst duty in the world. Thank you for an idyllic time.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your understanding about the hot tub. The small leak is fixed now. The alternative was for you not to have the use of the tub while the repair set up for 72 hours. Glad you could appreciate the time capsule of Chestnut Log Cabin. This property is 'rustic with modern accommodations' but this 94 year ol gal is well preserved! The construction, chestnut logs, predate the demise of the American Chestnut Tree. Built in 1922 just 6 years younger than the establishment of our National Parks system, celebrating 100 years this year, and contemporary with the establishment of the Appalachian Trail (1925). Thanks for appreciating how well Chestnut Log Cabin on the Appalachian Trail in Hot Springs NC are part of an experience of a living time capsule. Return soon.
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Nice place near town

  • 4 of 5

The place was clean and comfortable and the hot tub was wonderful!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You appreciated our most requested feature; the private outdoor hot tub! Thanks for choosing Chestnut Log Cabin and return soon.
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  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. The owners are hospitable. Good supplies. Used the heater at night: heated quickly and adequately. Comfortable mattress. Good supplies in kitchen. Accurate description. Walk to town. No AT&T service/tower in town.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for choosing Chestnut Log Cabin and enjoying your stay. Glad you found all the amenities favorable. Return soon.
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  • 5 of 5

This cabin is close to the AT as it enters Hot Springs and a short walk into town. Since my son is hiking the trail, it was the perfect place to meet. I enjoyed my stay so much, I would love to return! I booked very "last minute" and Melanie was SUPER and quick to respond on all of our needs. The cabin is well kept and exactly what I expected. Cell phone service was no problem, (Verizon). The hikers enjoyed the hot tub. I fell in love with the town, which is full of friendly people. Thanks you Melanie!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your five star rating of Chestnut Log Cabin!. Glad the location was perfect for your hikers to step off the Appalachian Trail and into the hot tub. Thanks for respecting our property and return soon!
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Asheville NC
Nearest Barpub
Iron Horse Station, Spring Creek Tavern
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Asheville,Greenville TN, Maggie Valley
Nearest Restaurant
Smoky Mt Diner, Iron Horse Station,
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Wolf Laurel, Maggie Valley
Car: not necessary

Step outside your cozy cabin and you are hiking the Appalachain Trail where the French Broad River meets the trail. Hot Springs was listed as 'Best small mountain town in the South' by Blue Ridge magazine. Many hiking trails, natural mineral baths, downhome restaurants, local music and arts, seasonal festivals and friendly folks.


Rates & Availability

Hot Springs Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Christmas Holiday
Dec 22 2016 - Dec 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Wild Goose Festival 2017
Jul 12 2017 - Jul 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $40

Open all year
*Our value packaged rates include booking fees, cleaning fees & taxes
*We allow 1 night rentals even on weekends ask for details
Rates are for 2 guests. Additional guests $10 per person/per night
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Hot Springs Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Original 1920's bathroom fixtures. Tub/shower combo.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed
    sunroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , single fold down futon bed in sunroom
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 double , fold down futon sleeper in living room
  • Bedroom one; queen bed Bedroom two; bunk beds Living room; double bed futon Sun room; single bed futon
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Private Outdoor hot tub, fire pit, situated directly on the Appalachian Trail, relaxing rocking chair front porch, a short 4 minute walk to town and all Hot Springs activities. This historic Chestnut Log Cabin offers all amenities!

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