|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
The quaint canyon below has over five natural spring heads. A small house covers one of the natural springs, where water comes to the surface of the ground, to protect it from the elements. It is very rare to find a home with such a natural and pure source of mountain water. We elected to build our own cabinets instead of buying factory made. A little 'funky', but they add to the theme of the home, which is rustic, natural and local. This custom home was built over a five year period by design; meaning it evolved as it was being built. The Interior is all wood harvested and milled by local mountain mills. The ceilings are Poplar, walls - Pine and Hemlock, floors Oak with Birch bannisters and Birch log accents. One can see faces in the knots of the wood, or how voracious the poplar trees draw minerals up from the ground with their long warm streaks. The Appliances consist of a four door Kitchenaid Refrigerator with ice maker and filtered exterior water dispensers , whirlpool microwave oven, Whirlpool electric stove and Kitchenaid dishwasher as well as a deep single basin white porcelain Kohler sink and faucet.
Both bedrooms have King size poster and sleigh beds. Each bath has it's own private access. The Master bedroom has a walk-in closet, two adjoining sinks, marble shower, and separate Kohler Cast iron tub.
The walls of the home are six inches thick, which helps to eliminate exterior noise and reduce utility usage.
There is a 10 x 33 foot deck to the rear of the home that overlooks a natural spring pool and the tree lined canyon.
This home is located between several gated communities which offer their amenities to those interested in experiencing them in an area referred to as 'The land of waterfalls'; golfing, dining, tennis, hiking, sightseeing are all within easy driving distance.
Some of the highlights are Gorges State Park; a beautifully newly developed visitors center and hiking area. White Water Falls, the tallest waterfall in the North Carolina, is ten minutes down the road. Sapphire National Golf course and the Sapphire Brewing Company restaurant are within minutes as well as downtown Cashiers and Highlands, in this tree lined mountain community.
Sapphire Resorts offers skiing in winter and outdoor concerts in summer. Cashiers and Highlands both have free concerts in the park on Fridays with many local and acclaimed artists.
Brevard is down the mountain and hosts several local art shows, music festivals, and has a world class music center where world renown artists like Yo Yo Ma often perform.
A local trout farms is just down the road also, where adults and kids can catch trout.
In October there is the Leaf Festival in downtown Cashiers held early to mid October. The Festival has many artisans and vendors, food court and constant music playing on three stages. All free of charge.
Lake Glenville, the largest and highest elevation lake in North Carolina is within easy driving distance. Boat rentals of all shapes and sizes are available.
For those who love to sing, Buddy Mix is a renowned vocal instructor and can offer classes as well in the studio below.
Next to the 'House of love' is the Historic Raspberry Salon' which is the world's only all natural spring water salon featuring River, from Los Angeles, Ca., who is a Goldwell color specialist. Pedicures and manicures are also available as well as massage.
Across the street there is a local gem mining vendor who offers ice cream and goodies during the summer months as well as sleuthing for stones.
Several local restaurants are open to the public from a very high end clientele, such as the Greystone Inn at Lake Toxaway or the Gamekeeper (which offers wild caught fowl, buffalo, deer, etc.) Other establishments just minutes away are The Brown Trout, Chestnut Cafe (American), Amores, Osteria (Italian), to mention only a few.
The Blueridge parkway is within driving distance and can be experienced in one days driving to and from the House of love.
The world famous Biltmore Estates are within driving distance in Asheville. An arboretum is also located just minutes away featuring a Bonsai exhibit and luxurious walking gardens.
River and Buddy Mix moved to Sapphire, NC in 2006 to start their new lives here. They purchased the Raspberry Cottage and opened their salon shortly there after. On the adjoining acre Buddy began construction of the 'House of Love' for River. They have come to love the area and people who live here.
River is a highly trianed stylist and has a very active clientele that come from all over the south to see her. Buddy Mix is a singer/songwriter and teaches private voice lessons, as well as performing locally and helping out in the salon when necessary.
Buddy Mix purchased this house in 2013
This property has a wonderful soothing warmth about it. The interior is all clear coated so that one feels like they are inside the trees that surround them. The outside deck has ample room for dining and enjoying the outdoors or just sitting and having coffee.
Easy access to all of the areas communities recreational opportunities from golf, rafting, swimming, boating, dining, and fishing. All natural artesian spring water.
Thanks, Buddy! The cabin was wonderful and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We hiked around 9 miles Saturday from Whitewater Falls to Lower Whitewater Falls and back. Beautiful!!
We wound up going down to Devils Fork and kayaking on Lake Jocassee on Sunday before heading back. Very peaceful and not too chilly on the water. There were several others out in kayaks. We drove past Fairfield Saturday evening, but the sign by the highway states Private, so we didn't attempt to go in.
The area was very smoky on Sunday morning and we later learned the Whitewater Falls area was closed due to fire. I see there are now several fires in Western NC so I hope you all are ok.
I saved your information in my Contacts and hope to make it down there again soon.
Thanks so much for your hospitality!
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Great place! The owner was friendly, attentive, and responsive!
The home was large, clean and comfortable. Loved the knotty pine floors, walls and ceiling throughout. Two comfortable king size beds. Easy access to Hwy 64.
Very nice house, Buddy went above and beyond making sure our stay was perfect. The house was well equipped and everything in the house was in good working order.
Hope to return
The house was really nice. We enjoyed setting on deck in the morning having our coffee. i enjoyed watching the wildlife feeding on the acorns. the house was very nice.The lighting was good and the hanging lights in kitchen was so great.The bed rooms was not only pretty but the bed was so good.I have a bad back and slept all night.We was out and secluded but close to everything Nice places to eat and a plant nursery just down the road.We will go back maybe thanksgiving and take friends it would be nice at the big table.
The home itself is fine, and what you should expect for the price. Buddy was very accommodating. Our biggest problem was the fact that there was no water pressure. We were in town for a wedding weekend, that required several social functions...and showers were almost impossible. It takes five minutes just to fill the coffee pot with water. Inside the home is clean and comfortable, but outside around the perimeter of the home, it's fairly sketchy. There is an old red van sitting in the side yard, that looks like it hasn't moved in years. Unfinished construction project and clutter in the back yard. If you are in a regular car, beware pulling into the actual driveway. We did when we arrived, and ended up dragging the bottom of the car on the severe drop off, same when pulling out. There is a very small parking pad, and we used that instead of the driveway...but it isn't big enough to get your car completely off the road. If you drive a pickup, it probably wouldn't be a problem.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 1 2020 - Dec 15 2020
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$100|
Outdoor patio with fire pit. Charcoal barbeque grill on outside living room deck. Towels, sheets, full kitchen pots, pans, and utensils. 60" TV with dish channels. And wifi.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.