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Luxurious romantic mountain retreat with blue ribbon trout stream

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 br. cozy cabin with spectacular screened porch and manicured 3 acr landscaping

The CreekHouse is an easily accessible vacation destination. Once you arrive, you will not want to leave. Located just 3 miles north of the quaint town of Bakersville, you will be greeted by songbirds and sounds of rushing creek water. After spending time at the water, you may want to relax on the large screened porch, walk thru the woods or spend quiet time in prayerful meditation in the boulder garden.

The CreekHouse includes all the creature comforts such as central air, WIFI, TV with DVD player and dish network in the living room, DVD in the master bedroom,fans in each room, fully equipped kitchen complete with stainless steel appliances, master bedroom w/private bath, and fireplace, washer and dryer, ceramic tile floors and all the comforts of home. But being at the CreekHouse is not about being inside, it is about nature and being outside. You will start your day with coffee on the screen porch and you might want to cook breakfast out on the grill that is located on one of the several different level decks. You may then wish to take your breakfast platter to the screened gazebo down by the water to enjoy listening to the sounds of nature while you eat. To travel back and forth between the house and the water you will walk the winding stone path that also branches off to the shade of one of several botanical gardens, or you might want to check out the pond. In the evening, you can watch in delight as the lightening bugs put on a show that will take you back to your childhood memories of capturing them in a bottle. Staying at the CreekHouse is certain to be a vacation you will always remember.

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Yindra Vylet
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, czech, hungarian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2017

About Yindra Vylet

The magic of CreekHouse brought us to North Carolina. We lived at different parts of the word and spent the past decades in California but after visiting the CreekHouse we decided to leave everything behind and move to Bakersville North Carolina where we bought an other house. Few months later the CreekHouse got on the market, we couldn't resist and decided to buy it for vacation rental. The mountains surrounding Bakersville is the home of many artists, many of them have the similar stories; once they visited the area they decided to move here. We both studied art in Europe but life drifted us to other carriers, but now we have the opportunity to continue our broken path. The beauty of the natural scenery is just indescribable; everyday is a wonder. When we are not at the CreekHouse, we are hiking, creating art, remodeling our other house, visiting galleries, taking pictures of the wonderful wildlife or practicing culinary art. We enjoy making people happy by sharing the CreekHouse with our guests.

Yindra Vylet purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Yindra Vylet chose High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains

The moment we saw this property we wanted to call it ours. The serenity of this property just magical. It is a large lush landscaping to maintain with private creek bordering the land and a pond but is worth every effort, it is a labor of love.

Deer, wild turkeys and many different birds are daily visitors here, magical to watch them from the large screened porch. Experiencing this property is a life changing experience as many of CreekHouse guests cal it.

What makes this cottage unique

Everything about this place is unique, but sitting on the front porch looking straight up at the Roan Mountain while listening to birds chatter ceaselessly against the background sounds of the rushing water makes it a place like no other. As if that were not enough, the private boulder garden located just to the left of the screened porch is a total unexpected delight. I feel closest to God when I am at the Creekhouse.


Bakersville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1) masterbedroom, Queen size Beds (1) guest bedroom
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(60 traveler reviews)

Luxurious romantic mountain retreat with blue ribbon trout stream
average rating of 4.9 based on 60 reviews
Wilmington, North Carolina

Great visit last time

  • 2 of 5

This VRBO has had a change of ownership since last visited. While I was told the Internet was not working - this didn't bother me at all. However, it also cut out the phone service that was listed as being available in the review listing. I was not told about this. As a non cell phone owner this phone service was VERY important to me. From phone conversation, new owners were aware that I did not have a cell phone. Also the TV in the living area was not working. This also prevented any DVD watching. Hard to have some family viewing time when other TVs are located in the bedrooms.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking your time to write a review. The CreekHouse is an amazing property and our guest’s satisfaction is our number one concern. As the new owners of the property we have been making many improvements. We already added convenient and health conscious appliances to the kitchen, improved selection of kitchen condiments, expanded our CD and DVD library, added books for all ages including many about the area’s landmarks. Also added board games, children toys and art supplies for our guests with family. We were in the process of improving our internet services as well (which includes TV and phone) of which we informed you before the booking and we discounted our price by about 30%. Despite the discount we initialized a request for a temporary internet package as soon as we learned about the booking. We have two working DVD players installed, one is built in the HD TV . We managed to get a WIFI in that short time and the Satellite was suppose to be installed in the morning of your arrival but the appointment was rescheduled for 3 days later and there was nothing we could do about it.. We offered to use our tablet PC in lieu of cable TV and for communication through internet phone applications. While we explained the situation and apologized before your checking in we didn’t realize that the lack of TV would so negatively affect your stay in the mountains. Would we realize that, we would’ve understand and gladly refunded your deposit because our guest’s satisfaction is our first priority. With regards and apology Yindra and John
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North Carolina

One of our best vacations ever! So refreshing & life-changing!! We didn’t want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

The Creek House on Pumpkin Patch Road is just spectacular! First off, it’s located in Pumpkin Patch Gap on Pumpkin Patch Road, how could one not love that?! The views here are amazing. The house sits just under the Roan Mountain and not far from Mount Mitchell. There are beautiful mountain views surrounding this tranquil property. Adventure isn’t far away, as a matter of fact, it’s right out the back door, down the hill. The Blue Ribbon Trout Stream outlines the rear property. You can fish and wade in the creek or just sit and listen to the soothing sounds of water rushing by.

Our family found lots of beautiful, unique river rocks and some sort of tree seed or nut, we haven’t figured out which yet. But they’re just a lovely addition to our “nature collection”. And if you’re looking for bird watching, there are plenty of birds, hawks and eagles galore in these hills! We found quite a few feathers to incorporate into our collection too!

Did I mention relaxation was abound here? Well, it is plentiful! The HUGE screen porch with rocking chairs and wicker furniture sets offer a cozy, serene spot to take it all in. From the porch you can see the beautiful rock and statue garden. Depending on your preference, you can mediate or pray, you’ll feel absolutely free and blessed, trust me. There’s also a nice gazebo overlooking the steam, you can’t beat the breathtaking feeling there!

My favorite part of our trip was sitting on the porch and watching my children run and play on the grounds. I think there’s 2 acres here with grass so lush and soft! We built a fire and roasted marshmallows in both fire pits a few times. The kids just loved it! We loved the outside of this property so much we hardly spent any time inside. But when we did, we found wonderful bedding and comfy living room furniture! We had supreme privacy as the bedrooms are at either end of the house, separated by a spacious living room and well stocked kitchen.

The Penland School isn’t far from the house and Linville Caverns is close by as well. We ate twice in four days at the Harvest Market in Bakersville. That’s a great friendly, family owned restaurant!

As I said before this vacation and property were life-changing! I'm being serious - it's life-changing! We will be back, as a matter of fact we’re already planning our next trip! You won’t be disappointed by staying here, in fact, I bet you’ll never want to leave!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lakeland, FL

Creek House

  • 5 of 5

This was a great rental near wonderful hiking close to Roan Mountain. The house was comfortable and nicely decorated. Great for four people. Fully stocked kitchen; all you needed to buy was food. Comfortable beds with nice linens. But the best feature was the large screened porch with lots of different seating and a wicker dining table. One can enjoy being outside in any kind of weather. We lived on the porch with its view of the mountains and the nice back yard, creek included. It doesn't get any more relaxing than this!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything...and more!

  • 5 of 5

This house lives up to the reviews! We only lacked more time to stay here and enjoy it.

From garden flowers on the table, a bright comfortable porch to relax on, the lovely creek to explore, the pretty yard to walk, and an inviting beautiful interior...we felt at home as soon as we arrived. Everything is here; just bring your food and time to unwind!!

Laura quickly answered our questions and lives in the area (which I always appreciate with a rental.)

I applaud her for doing such a great job making it so special; but like another reviewer, I hesitate to let the whole world know and the calendar get too full for us!!

So, we already have made reservations for our next visit. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

My husband and I and our toddler wanted to get away from big city life this summer before a big job change. We usually vacation near Gatlinburg, TN, but this time we wanted to try something different. This retreat was amazing!

Getting to the property was a little difficult through all the hills and valleys (especially since we were in the middle of a huge rain storm!), but it was beautiful! We loved the layout of the property, with the large grassy hill, the creek, and view up to the mountains. Wasn't the best mountain view we've had, but at least you could see the mountains. 😊

I loved that the two bedrooms were split so we could lay our toddler down for bed and then still have plenty of space to talk and play games and listen to music without waking her. The back patio was definitely my favorite space. It was so serene to be screened off from bugs, but be able to enjoy the wind and sounds of the creek and nature. Laura was also awesome to work with, so sweet, and her taste for outfitting the house had me taking pictures of soap bottles and towel tags to try to find them for my own home! Everything smelled and felt so good!

Do be aware there definitely isn't a lot of civilization nearby, so be sure to stock up on some groceries before you get too close. There are a couple of cute restaurants like Helen's and Bonnie and Clydes, and there's a Dollar General, but not much else.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I wanted a quiet peaceful vacation. We were nervous that what we seen on line would not be what we actually rented. However, this cabin was purely divine. As we entered for the first time it was cool, clean and so cozy. The owner really put thought into all the little extras such as candles and decor. The linens were plush as well as all the beds. And that is all inside. The outside was simply paradise. A calm and quiet rock garden hidden in the tall trees was the perfect place for daily meditation. The stream was cool and comfortable. The property was cut, clean and very manicured. But the best spot was that beautiful patio. We had morning coffee watching birds fly, squirrels dancing and playing and butterflies landing on the vibrant flowers surrounding the patio. As much as we wanted to keep this place our little secret, We could not. My husband and I wanted everyone to know of this spectacular place and hope that everyone can enjoy it as much as we did. Thank you Laura for allowing me the opportunity to share this divine place.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

The Creekhouse is located within 10 miles of world class hiking on the Appalachian Trail. Penland School of Crafts is within 15 minutes. White water rafting guided tours is also within a 15 minute ride from the property.


Rates & Availability

Bakersville Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 7 2017 - Jun 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 16 2017 - Sep 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Fall Foliage
Sep 8 2017 - Nov 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning up to 2 person $60 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 9.75%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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