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Refurbished Farmhouse steps to the Cane River for Tubing and Fishing

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About the property

2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6)

Farmhouse on the Cane in Burnsville NC is a special place for both families and couples to visit.

Amazing property central to many top activities including; The Blue Ridge Parkway, Mount Mitchell, Linville Falls and the City of Asheville

Sleeps up to 6 comfortably.

Beautiful cook's kitchen stocked with all you need to make your stay special.

Over 1/2 mile waterfront on property and fun hiking trails right on our property.

80-year old restored farmhouse, nestled in the mountains on the outskirts of the town of Burnsville, North Carolina.

This artistic home is situated on 18 acres and over a 1/2 mile of River frontage on the famous Cane River that is stocked with trout.

Experience the 'SPA' feel throughout this home with river rock showers, full chef's kitchen and warm colors and lighting throughout. Area is rich in history and local culture. Make sure you make some time to visit local museums and walk along the town square in downtown Burnsville.

An incredible farmer’s market is held on Saturday spring-to-fall and is rich with local produce and organic products.

Pass through the town, you will continue to drive along country roads and pass picturesque cows and old barns. We guarantee a smile will cross your face and your shoulders will begin to relax.

The worries of life somehow will be forgotten. Often parked along the sides of the road are trucks where local fly fisherman and their sons are fishing for trout. Make sure you wave and say hello.

Some mornings as you drive, you will see a herd of deer cross the misty road as they come to the Cane River to drink or look for berries. Often, you will cross paths with roosters and chickens as they search for food. Watch too for small bears along the river, but please just observe!

As you turn onto the driveway, cross over the Cane River and enter the property, make a mental note of the local swimming hole on the left. It is a favorite watering hole in the summer and locals call it the “rope hole”. Good for cooling off in the summer.

Pass the entry gate, and you will see an old cattle barn. In summer months, grapes grow on the vines up and along the top of the roof of the barn. When they ripen, make sure you pick a few.

After you settle in, take some time to sit on the rocking chair porch with a glass of wine or sweet tea. The rockers are hand-made by locals. You can listen to the water as it flows over the natural rocks and giant boulders and the water passes along the shores of the pristine Cane River.

Mornings are great for walking along the path of the river located just outside your back door.

Wading in the river is a must for the summer afternoons. We suggest wearing old tennis shoes or such for traction. Unlike swimming pools, cut-offs and old t-shirts are preferred!

Dinner out with “people watching” is fun in downtown Burnsville. But most like to cook in our state of the art “country” kitchen using local produce and fish. The kitchen is a favorite of most and is equipped with a double oven and nice cookware. There are plenty of plates and utensils for families. The chilly water from the tap is from a hand-dug water-well, so please use what you need conservatively.

There will be plenty of room to serve your meals from our antique 12-foot long table from an old-local country-store. Everyone will enjoy dinner as they pull up a bench round the dinner table. Entertainment optional….talk and get to know each other again.

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Robert Cohen
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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April 22, 2017

About Robert Cohen

Farmhouse on the Cane - Burnsville NC

After looking for over 2-years we found it with 'Farmhouse on the Cane!' We completed a renovation of a 1940's home which took over a year's time.

This is not your typical rental home and would love for you to enjoy it as well.

We also own the historic Nu Wray Inn Bed & Breakfast (Built in 1833) on the Town Square about 10-minutes away.

Read the previous comments as you have to experience to truly believe it.

Robert Cohen purchased this house in 2007

Why Robert Cohen chose High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains

Farmhouse on the Cane - Burnsville NC

We fell in love with the amazing 'Andy Griffith/ Old Town' feel of Burnsville (Only 10-mins away) with the friendliest people you'll ever meet. The natural beauty of the the Blue Ridge Mountains with local farms will shave years off your stress level.

We very convenient to Asheville, only 35-minutes away, Boone which is a little over an 1 hour and 2.5 hours to Charlotte, so we're very easy to get to.

What makes this house unique

The River and beautiful countryside.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks, Bob. We will definitely be back! We really did have an incredible time. We're still talking about it. Honestly, the week was perfect, and the best time to be away. Here in Raleigh, the temps reached up into the high nineties all week, and one day, it was apparently between 105-110 (with the humidity index), so being up in cool Burnsville was the smart place to be! :)

Oh-- and about our fly-fishing techniques-- We both fish all the time at the beach, but that's the first time I'd ever been fly-fishing, which I now think I much prefer to regular rod fishing. There's something very satisfying about using something so primitive (even the 'fly') -- and fishing in such clear waters-- to catch trout. I loved it.

Walk out on the stones into the water just a little ways; throw the line out as far as you can, preferably upstream and toward the big rocks out there (under which we suspect the trout hide); watch the line go downstream; and once the line is above water again, throw it again. Oh-- and, most importantly, your wrist/throwing technique has to be somewhat perfect-- as mine was-- but that's about it. :) Of course, I think it helps to have a river that's stocked, too.

We hope to be back up there again soon-- definitely next summer, but hopefully before then, too.

Thanks again for everything!
Jul 2011
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Burnsville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please no ATVs or Motorcycles
  • Max occupancy 6.
  • Please park in areas designated for parking only - by the barn and trees.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Loft - 2 twin/ single
  • King Bed: Master Bedroom with 42' Big Screen TV. Queen Bed: Downstairs Bedroom. Twin/Single Bed (2 each located upstairs loft, next to Master Bedroom Air Conditioner in Master and Queen during summer months only. Fans provided for all other areas.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch Furniture
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Located steps to the famous Cane River with several private swimming and fishing holes located right on the property. PLEASE NOTE FISHING NOT PERMITTED MONTH OF MARCH. Mountain View: Plenty of great hiking trails right on our property as well as the Blueridge mountains. Mount Mitchell is less than 45-minutes via a very scenic drive. 1/2 mile river frontage with private access to Cane River. Swimming holes for the kids. Fishing outside your front door with NC license. Hiking trails right on the property. Beautiful country views. Bike and walk along R197 and tour the hillside farms and antique barns in the area. Organic farms and tours nearby. Kid Friendly: 5 Years and Up. Minimum Age Limit for Renters: 21 and Over. WiFi (Wireless Internet): Free Internet WIFi available. Kick back on the front porch rockers overlooking the Cane River while visiting your favorite web site. Free Long Distance.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(45 traveler reviews)

Refurbished Farmhouse steps to the Cane River for Tubing and Fishing
average rating of 4.911111 based on 47 reviews

Beautiful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The property is stunning. Beautiful grounds, and gorgeous on the inside as well. We visited during a cold snap, so didn't get a chance to take advantage of the fire pit, but the farmhouse was so comfortable and cozy, very tastefully decorated, and includes everything you need for a restful getaway. I slept in the downstairs bedroom and the bed was soooo comfy. I would love to come back when the weather is warmer and enjoy more of the outdoor amenities.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Getaway in a very social place

  • 5 of 5

The calming river as you fall to sleep is so peaceful. True American culture while immersed in a beautiful mountain village. Great Experience.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate you and are so happy to hear you find the Farmhouse as peaceful as we do. Thank you.
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We had a very nice weekend.

  • 4 of 5

The home had everything a family would need, a nice kitchen ,toys clean bedding and the wonderful look both indoors and outdoors .

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful cabin on the river

  • 4 of 5

My son and family (wife, granddaughter 3 years old and granddaughter 2 months old) were visiting with us from Miami in October. We picked this beautiful farmhouse because it was somewhat secluded and on a river. No disappointments. The house is decorated quite lovely and the kitchen is awesome. Our favorite thing to do was the fire pit at night. It was was the first time for my older granddaughter to have s'mores and wiener roast.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The home was very clean and comfortable but a little hot during the day.

  • 3 of 5

We found the home and property to be quiet and very relaxing. I was hoping for better fishing but we still had fun. The evenings around the fire pit was very relaxing and became something to look forward to daily. Due to my handicap, I had trouble walking on uneven grounds and the rocks at the river but I stilled enjoyed our stay at the Refurbished Farmhouse. Thanks to Bob and Lisa Cohen for letting us rent your place.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Farmhouse on the Cane is a very natural setting and does have amazing and interesting rocks along the banks of the river. We just recently removed our A/C units for the Fall season so that guests can enjoy the cool 45-60 degree weather, open windows for sleeping and listening to the river. During summer months there are A/C units and fans.
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I along with our two kids ( 12 & 14 ), just spent a week in this wonderful house. Very clean and kitchen was well stocked, it has a gas stove, new for me but I managed not to burn anything. The upstairs bedroom was very comfortable, some of the best nights of sleep we have ever had away from home. We all fished in the river daily, caught a few fish, water was crystal clear and cold. We drove to the rope swing and spent an afternoon there and had a blast . It was nice to have wi-fi , our phones didn't work as expected. Definitely away from it all, grocery store was not to far, but be prepared to travel for eating out the small town has limited dinning and check times most are only open till 7 or 8 pm and closed on Sunday's and Monday's . All in all it was a very relaxing vacation, just what we wanted

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Burnsville NC
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Mount Mitchell Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Wolf Laurel
Car: necessary

Located just 35-Minutes from the Asheville or Blue Ridge Pwy

Other Activities: Wildlife Viewing, Rock Climbing, Shopping

Ski: Good skiing from 50-90 minutes away


Rates & Availability

Burnsville House Rental Rates

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1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Cleaning $125

Cleaning fee additional $125

Please note that this property is not fully booked until payment and a written rental agreement is received from the renter.
Checks can only be accepted for rentals 21 days in advance, otherwise by credit card

Rental Agreement will be sent by separate email. Security deposit of $500 will be required.

$25 processing fee for any cancellations for any reason.

Refund policy: No refunds less than 30 days.
No refunds of initial deposit less than 60 days.
See rental agreement for complete details.

Weekends $275 night
Weekdays $245 night

Deposits and payments on rentals more than 14 days in length are non-refundable for any reason.

No refunds on rentals more than 7 days.

Some holidays and holiday weeks require longer stays.

Feel free to call us if you have any questions. Lisa or Bob 949-322-2866

PLEASE NOTE - FISHING IS NOT PERMITTED MONTH OF MARCH - this is a river which is hatchery supported.

Security deposit is $500 by check.

Please no more than 6 total guests which include both adults and children.

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.
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