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Trout fishing on blue ribbon trout stream in front yard

58 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights


Bakersville Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Coming to the creekhouse is a vacation destination.Once you arrive, you won't want to leave, so be certain to bring your food, fishing gear and books. Located just 3 miles north of the quaint town of Bakersville, you will be greeted by songbirds and sounds of rushing 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, cable tv, wifi, telephone,fans in each room, fully equipped kitchen complete with stainess steel appliances,master bedroom w/private bath,tv 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.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Laura Stapleton
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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September 28, 2016
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About Laura Stapleton

My husband and I currently reside in Bakersville. We love the beauty of this area. I have a real estate business in Bakersville, but when I am not there, I can usually be found at the creekhouse with my hands in the dirt...for those who come to the creekhouse, they will see that it requires many hours of hands in the dirt time.

Laura Stapleton purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Laura Stapleton chose High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains

I knew the moment I set foot on this property that it was special.It was a mobile home on unkept land in such bad shape I had to use a machete to find my way to the creek.Once we purchased it, we purchased a bulldozer to manage the land.Our original thought was to one day build a cabin and haul off the existing structure, but as time went on, we gutted and remodeled the inside and added two additions making it fun and whimsical and decided we would keep it always and probably just keep working on it. It was never meant to take the place of home, but rather always a get away place to have fun and just relax.Of course, my husband still waits for the day to come when he can go there and just relax and not have to do the 'honey do' list.

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.


based on 58 traveler reviews

Trout fishing on blue ribbon trout stream in front yard
average rating of 4.948276 based on 58 reviews
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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The Perfect Place

  • 5 of 5

I hesitate to write this review. When people discover this gem I'm afraid we won't find an opening in the future.

The home felt like home. It was spotless and comfortable. The bed was excellent.

The grounds are beyond description. It is landscaped with love. The screen house on the river along with a firepit are beautiful and useful. Creek access is excellent and fishing was good. There is another screened porch off the kitchen too along with an outdoor fireplace.

There are several excellent fishing creeks and rivers nearby that are well stocked.

This is surely a new getaway place for us.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Child-Friendly Cabin on a Beautiful Creek

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed in the cabin with our 1 year old daughter over Christmas, and were extremely happy with the space. The place was clean and comfortable but not too fancy, which was nice with a toddler. We were pleasantly surprised with mild weather and were able to use screen porch - so nice! Lots of comfortable places to relax and the surroundings are beautiful. We took a walk through the woods and down to the creek - our daughter loved it. It was also nice to be so close to Bakersville (3 miles) where there are beautiful galleries and a coffee shop. Will definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • 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.


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3 night minimum stay

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cleaning $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.75%

100.00 deposit due at time of booking. Balance due upon arrival.

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Bakersville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
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 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • 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
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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

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