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Private Luxury Highlands Cabin w/ Forest Views!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Elevate your Smoky Mountain getaway when you stay at this designer luxury 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom vacation rental cabin in Highlands, North Carolina. The home boasts 1,800 square feet and accommodations for up to 6 guests. Situated just 4.6 miles from the heart of Highlands and 6.6 miles from Cashiers, this dream cabin is near many activities, yet nestled in the tranquil woodlands, offering a peaceful environment for your next family getaway!


Master Bedroom: King Bed | Bedroom 2: Queen Bed | Bedroom 3: Queen Bed | Landing: Twin Daybed

Nestled 4,100 square feet high in the Great Smoky Mountains, this impressive cabin’s woodland surroundings will sweep you away from all of the cares and worries of your everyday life.

Boasting 1,800 square feet of rustically-decorated living space, this extravagant home’s designer and owner is the great granddaughter of Frank Lloyd Wright and shares his love of organic materials and comfortable furnishings, as reflected in this home’s beautiful interior.

The convenient stairless entry to all of the main level living space, including the master bedroom and second bedroom, makes this home easily accessible for everyone. With a bridge entry over the hillside, there is ample room to sit and relax on the covered deck and at the back, with lovely views of the mountains. The small private balcony off of the lovely master bedroom offers an additional area to admire the natural outdoor surroundings.

Gorgeous hardwood floors in matte finish counterbalance the handsome stack stone fireplace in the living area, complete with plush couches to lounge on. Beautiful built-in natural cherry cabinets create great storage in both the great room and open kitchen, fully equipped with everything you need to prepare your favorite recipes.

The full-sized kitchen features granite countertops and breakfast bar for those cozy mornings. A coffee maker is provided, along with a collection of cooking equipment, utensils, pots, and pans.

Sliding glass doors in the dining area open wide to breathtaking wooded views and a deck designed for hanging out and enjoying the quiet or entertaining friends and family while grilling out with the propane grill.

A stereo system with CD player is provided, as is the convenience of a 42-inch flat-screen TV with DVD player, so you’ll never miss out on a movie or a game!

First-class linens and fluffy bath towels are provided, just like a 4-star hotel! There is also an abundance of convenient closet storage, so you can make yourself comfortable during your stay. Before folding up your clothes, keep them all fresh and clean with the handy stackable washer and dryer.


While you’ll find it easy to spend most of your time relaxing in the peace of your cozy home-away-from-home, you’ll still want to check out the surrounding areas of this centrally-located cabin!

The property is just 4.6 miles from the heart of Highlands and 6.6 miles from Cashiers, so you’ll always be minutes from endless activities!

Browse through unique boutiques and check out the occasional art festivals,Memorial Day garden show, musical events every week, and theatre productions.

Outdoor enthusiasts will be happy to hike to the waterfalls and gorges, within a 10-minute drive from the property, while anyone will love picnicking at Sunset Rock while watching the sun dip behind the mountains.

When you’re not up for cooking at the cabin, visit one of the numerous restaurants in one of the towns. Choose from the treasure trove of menus awaiting your perusal in the dining guide scrapbook, provided at the cabin.


Evolve Vacation Rental Network is on a mission to make vacation rental easy for guests. Every property in our network has been vetted and verified so you can book with confidence. If you have questions prior to your trip, we are happy to assist you 7 days a week. During your stay, your designated Guest Contact will be available 24/7 to help with any issues that may arise.


Key Residence Features:

- Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, spacious decks, propane grill, private master bedroom balcony, a stone gas fireplace, in-unit laundry machines, 2 cable TVs (one Smart 42-inch TV, one 27-inch TV), free WiFi, and much more

- Fantastic location - 4.6 miles from the heart of Highlands, 6.6 miles from Cashiers, minutes from hiking trails, and endless activities!

- Nearest Commercial Airport: Asheville International Airport - 61 Terminal Dr #1, Fletcher, NC 28732, (~53.8 miles away)

A Note from the Owner:

“ As an interior designer I wanted a place that would be a true escape from city life so I created my retreat. I included inspiration from my great grandfather, America's most famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. You'll see his sketches framed in the master bedroom. My Mom (his granddaughter) is the late Oscar winning actress, Anne Baxter. I've included some of my favorite movie posters with her in the guest bedroom and bath.

“My godmother, the late eight time Academy award winning costume designer, Edith Head, always said 'you can be anyone you want, if you just dress the part.' Well I take that to heart when designing interiors and like to dress my homes in the true character of the area.

Highlands is a truly magical place and once you try it you won't want to leave.”

Why the Owner Chose Wildwood Forest (Highlands, NC, USA):

“Highlands is much cooler, quieter and more peaceful than my place in Atlanta. It has over 20 restaurants, from 5-star white table cloth, to Subway. The boutiques are unique and range from casual weekend wear, to black tie attire, antiques and heirlooms at the two auction houses to designer finds at the many home furnishings shops. There are nonstop art festivals, garden shows, musical events, theatre, and more during the season. The great outdoors is just steps beyond your own front door. Waterfalls and gorges are within a 10-minute drive, hiking with breathtaking mountain views as far as the eye can see are within 5 minutes. Sunset rock is the perfect place to picnic or enjoy a glass of wine as the sun dips behind the Smokies. I'm a big fan of the holidays in the mountains, from Thanksgiving and the glorious fall foliage, to Christmas and the Norman Rockwell-like setting that Highlands provides, especially when dusted with a few snow flakes (2010 was the first white Christmas in recorded history. It was beautiful!) Oh and there is great medical care if you ever need it with the hospital within 2 miles. The DOT does a fantastic job of clearing roads in both summer and winter storms. And my place does get snow ploughed if needed in the winter.”

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:

“You'll find incredible quiet staying at my place. My builder is green friendly and added a fresh air intake that keeps the house well ventilated 24/7. In the Spring and Summer you won't need the A/C (though you do have it) because you can open all the doors and windows and enjoy fresh mountain breezes. The stack stone fireplace has gas logs so there is no muss or fuss and no clean up. You get all the ambiance and heat of a real fire without the hassle. With a TV in the great room and one in the master bedroom, you can keep up with the latest movies and sports. WiFi is available because I know you might want to check in with work or let your Facebook friends know what a great time you are having. Cell phone service can be questionable. Verizon works fine, others are spotty. You've got a treasure trove of menus from all local restaurants at your fingertips in the Highlands Dining Guide Scrapbook I created. It is my hope that your stay is the first of many and you will truly come to love Highlands as much as I do.”


- No smoking

- Pet friendly with $30 per pet, per night fee (dogs only, max 2 allowed)

- A daybed is available for an additional $50 per stay fee

- Must be at least 25 years old to book

- Additional fees and taxes may apply

- Photo ID may be required upon check-in

More Details

Property Manager
Evolve Vacation Rental Network
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

A lovely end to a lovely week. We had wanted to spend the week hiking and that we found in abundance. Thank you so much for having the guidebooks, we appreciated them so. To all visiting after us, take an evening to enjoy a sunset from Sunset Rock in Highlands. It will be spectacular time well spend.
Sep 2012
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Wildwood Mountain Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming


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Private Luxury Highlands Cabin w/ Forest Views!
average rating of 4.9038463 based on 54 reviews
Apopka, FL

House, Location and neighborhood is Outstanding!

  • 4 of 5

The house is really very nice, clean, fully equipped and beautifully decorated. It’s very pricey but you get what you pay for. The Peak Summer rate is $100 more than the daily rate on the VRBO site, with all the taxes, damage insurance and extras. We have rented through VRBO many times and always got our $100 or so damage fee returned. Through Evolve, you don’t get it back. It’s an insurance policy of $14.50 a day no matter how long you stay. Very different and was not disclosed. It’s not the money so much as the deception. I don’t agree with this policy. I see they add a $100 a day to the price of the rental, that’s the way it is and I knew that going in, but the way they handled this damage fee was just wrong.

Don’t let it sway you if you love this house as we did. It’s not the house or the owner. It’s the rental agreement.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cabin in the woods..

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at the home for a weekend wedding.. It was peaceful, comfortable and well appointed.. Everything one could need was there...We were very close to not only the wedding but also to the town for brunch and dinner. The property manager was responisve and timely when addressing a minor issue. We had brunch at the Olde Edward Inn and dinner at Wolf''s..both very good and well staffed. . I would return to this lovely home, and would recommend it as a quiet place to stay.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it

  • 5 of 5

We will be back for sure!!!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Alpharetta, USA

Beautiful, well-appointed and not far from town!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, comfortable, well-appointed and well-decorated home, so wonderful to stay in a house rather than a hotel in the Highlands! This home is close to town (a short drive) and had a cute kitchen and we sat on the deck and enjoyed the sunset and hiked down and explored the area. The beds were comfortable. The neighbors were friendly and the home owner was easily accessible if you have any questions. We will stay here again!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

We go to Highlands twice a year now as we enjoy it so much. Sometimes with friends. We love everything about the area, activities, shopping and the restaurants. This was our second time staying at this home (we had tried renting several times but was booked). It is in a great location with an easy drive to Highlands or Cashiers. The home is well maintained and well furnished and equipped. Melissa, the owner is a great host and responds quickly to any inquiry. We would recommend this home for anyone visiting the area.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The home is beautiful and the perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for our family of 4. The layout of the home is perfect. The location is minutes to downtown highlands or cashiers. The hiking and waterfalls within minutes of driving is amazing!! We loved it all even the snow!!! A treat for us Floridians:)

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


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