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Robert Cohen

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Refurbished Farmhouse steps to the Cane River for Tubing and Fishing

37 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
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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 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. Around the corner, from the house in the summer months, we grow a kitchen garden with fresh strawberries, corn, tomatoes and herbs.

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.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Robert Cohen (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

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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Refurbished Farmhouse steps to the Cane River for Tubing and Fishing
average rating of 5.0 based on 39 reviews

Beautiful Peaceful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The Farmhouse on the Cane was the perfect get away for our family. The house is well maintained, beautiful, and exceeded my expectations. The surroundings property was perfect for my 2 pre teen children to explore and enjoy. The setting is just amazing. This house also has all of the amenities you could want. And our hosts, Lisa and Bob, provide everything you could need about the area in a binder, including restaurant suggestions as well as hikes and near by attractions.

My family had a wonderful time and will definitely be back in the future!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Amazing!!. All is clean and in perfect order, but de "starlight" is the kitchen. Congratulations.

  • 5 of 5

We are a 6 persons family and we stayed 3 nights (2016 new year) was a sensational experience. Thanks the owners for your asistentence and your attentions. All was extreme clean and ordered.


  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Get Away for Two (or 5)

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I needed to get away, and a weekend was all we had. The Farmhouse was perfect for relaxing and reconnecting. Highly recommend. We also scoped this out for a future visit with our children (3 -- one adult). We will be returning -- just two of us and eventually, all of us. Can't lose.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thanksgiving on the Cane

  • 5 of 5

Perfection!! Our visit to the Farmhouse was better than we expected. The home is well furnished, comfortable, and the perfect place for a family gathering. Though we brought some food already prepared - - we found the kitchen well stocked and decided on our next visit to cook everything "in house"! Our future daughter in law was able to prepare dough and make fresh bagels for our Sunday breakfast!!

My husband spent some part of everyday "in" the Cane fly fishing. I have rarely seen him so relaxed. It was a dream come true for him. It may not have been the prime time to be catching fish - none the less, he caught a couple and thoroughly enjoyed himself. The weather permitted us more time to be outside and we enjoyed a campfire on one of our last nights there - s'mores and all. Our son and fiance decided we should make this an annual event. Can't think of any place better for an annual gathering. Thanks to Bob and Lisa for their attention to detail and for giving us the opportunity to enjoy it!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect fall cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in this lovely cabin near Burnsville. We were so fortunate to be there at the peak of the autumn leaves. We honestly could have just stayed on the property for the entire week and enjoyed the palette of fall color. The cabin is on a creek and is surrounded by woods. There are two hiking trails on the property which we explored several times. The “book” gives lots of suggestions for nearby hikes and directions as to how to get there and where to park, etc. We took great advantage of this.

It is a bit of a trip to get off the property to explore. You want to make sure you don’t forget anything and have to return for it. And, you want to make sure you buy all of your supplies when out and don’t have to run back to the store for that one item. However, it is unlikely that you will. The cabin is incredibly well supplied. One night I was browsing recipes….found a chicken crock pot meal. I saw the crock pot….looked in the cupboards. All 9 ingredients I needed were there. I just had to buy the chicken thighs! I have never rented a VRBO property that was as well furnished as this property. There were pots and pans of all sizes, serving bowls….and all the necessary kitchen tools.

The bathrooms were adequate. The upstairs tub is quite a step over to get into the shower. The downstairs is tricky to regulate the water temperature, but I eventually got the hang of it. The water pressure is good.

The living area has very comfortable seating for reading. The front porch is great. We could only use it mid day since it got chilly at night.

The internet was very fast and reliable. We were warned that our cell phones would not work, and they did not. In fact they did not work in much of the area. Be sure to download your maps while on the cabin’s wi fi before taking off in the morning. I used Skype on my laptop for long distance calls.

We were truly sad to leave. We are already talking about when we will rent this cabin again.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private little cottage in the woods...

  • 5 of 5

Loved the farmhouse. Kids loved taking the tubes provided by the owners up the river and going down our little rapids over and over. Bring water shoes. The fire pit was perfect. The two hiking trails on property were great. We never made it to the end of them so I am not sure where they end up or if you have to turn around... We drove to Crabtree Falls which was about 45 minutes away and a 45 minute hike to the falls... totally worth it, so pretty. We did white water rafting at the French Broad Adventures and ate lunch in Marshall at The Sweet Monkey- get the chicken sandwich... it is amazing!

The upstairs master bedroom was like a dream to sleep in... the bed was so comfy and the wall unit kept it cool. Note, there is a road directly across the river and farm house. It was perfectly fine, traffic was not bad at all. Every once in a while someone would drive by and wave or honk and yell... it added to the adventure.

Overall, we truly enjoyed our stay at the farmhouse and would totally recommend you staying here.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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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

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125
Pet Fee $25

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.

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

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High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
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
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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
  • 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • 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. 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.

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