Rustic retreat. Urban amenities.
As an avid traveler and equally enthusiastic homebody, I enjoy both gallivanting near and far and hosting other transients. While I love meeting individuals from all walks of life, I'm particularly fond of spending time with other artists and creatives. I have a passion for gardening and good food, ... but who doesn't love good food? I also enjoy acquiring quirky oddities from bygone eras.
marie purchased this Cabin in 2015
Why marie chose Chapel Hill
We spent years looking at real estate before finding and falling in love with this property. It has been a lifelong dream of mine to start an artist retreat, and I knew immediately, this was the place to do it. While we continue to work towards that goal, it's wonderful to share this unique property with visitors from near and far.
What makes this Cabin unique
We really love the secluded "country-feel" of the Scout House despite how close it is to downtown. We particularly find solace in sitting by the pond or fire pit, no matter what season it is!
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Ashtrays are provided on the porch.
Apologies. Not currently accepting pets.
Children not allowed
Regretfully, we can not accommodate children.
Minimum age of primary renter:12
No additional guests without prior permission from the hosts.
Firearms are not permitted on our property.
To prevent unwanted pests, the kitchen must be left clean. Dishes should be washed and the garbage / compost / recycling should be taken out.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Excellent get away to relax
Property is better than described. Marie had fresh eggs, milk and other items to make our stay very enjoyable and relaxing. From firewood ready to use to many other items made us feel right at home.
A great getaway
Cozy, comfortable, peaceful, quiet and cute with lots of movies to choose from. Coffee and coffee maker were much appreciated. We loved our stay here and especially enjoyed watching the birds come to the feeder on the porch.
Great place. Full of amenities. Great communication with Marie. Highly recommended
Even better than it appears on the online listing!
Every aspect was exemplary: The owner is responsive and pleasant, the property is very attractive and peaceful, the kitchen is well-stocked, terrific selection of books and videos, comfy bed. If you are looking for a tranquil, pastoral setting in the Triangle area, you should check this place outl
This cabin was so quaint, serene and had an incredible "vintage and artsy" vibe. The location was simply perfect with my son enrolled in a four day sports camp at UNC. Only 5 miles and 10 minutes to campus and downtown Chapel Hill so this property was not off the beaten path but felt like it was.
This was an independent stay for a Mom who needed some energizing amidst the trees and old historical barn. It was a most incredible stay and a most memorable experience.. The property is lovingly maintained and equipped with the luxuries of home. Undoubtedly the bed is about the most comfortable I have ever experienced in a VRBO property or even an upscale hotel.
Marie left farm fresh eggs, Trader Joe milk, granola, fruit and goes above and beyond to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
One of the highlights of my time there was experiencing her the Guinea Fowl who add additional life to the large property of trees, a field and pond. It was an experience and a time that was precious for me to reenergize while my son was having fun and enjoying his summer camp.
I would undoubtedly embrace staying here again.
Glamping in Chapel Hill
At first, I was apprehensive about the Scout House. After a very long drive, we pulled down the long driveway and to the well-lit property around 3:30 am. With scenes of Jason and summer camp horror movies flashing around in my mind, I quickly entered the key-code and mentally prepared myself to be blasted by psychos in hockey masks, moths, bats, and that musty/eathy summer-cabin smell...
All my apprehension dissolves when we step inside and back in time to the 60s(?); a mini-museum from times long past - a great mixture of old-school decor with new-world tech.
We woke up the next morning intact, and explored our surroundings. Marie leaves a detailed, hand drawn map on the fridge of the property which helps tremendously; there's a firepit, frisbee field, pond for swimming, and even a little tee-pee/wigwam thingy. Don't forget to check out all the artwork either; one picture is hiding the Wi-Fi password in plain sight :)
I'm a biologist, and believe me when I tell you they have a healthy pond; clean and safe for fishing and swimming. We didn't fish, although there is a bluegill nest where you enter the pond for swimming, so I'm sure there's good fish in there to eat if that is your thing. The pond is perfect no matter the time of day, but especially refreshing in the Carolina 100 degree summer afternoons, but don't forget the bug spray. Check out the butterfly garden by the kitchen door; you can spot some big yellow tiger swallowtails there and a few others.
While my boyfriend and I were lazily floating around in the pond, I looked at him and asked, "So is this what they call glamping?" He said 'affirmative'.
Long story short - we had a blast, the pond is awesome, the decor is amazing, and the house is brand new (it's not a musty dusty summer camp cabin with serial killers).
This area has endless possibilities for arts, entertainment, outdoor activities, and relaxation. Feel free to contact us for recommendations, or, check the local independent newspaper, "The Indy", for ideas closer to your trip.