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Tricia Johnson

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Family Cabins for rent on 400 acre private Preserve

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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3 Bedrooms/2.5 Bath 2 Living Rooms With Futons, Bunkhouse Sleeps 12-20

**Please note for fall/winter rentals: bunkhouse (6 single bunks + 1 double) is not heated.

Our 400-acre property features a log cabin, a loft, and a bunkhouse. These three structures, surrounded by forest and rhododendron groves, are clustered together on the hill with a beautiful view of spring fed trout pond.

The log cabin was originally constructed in 1977. It has a full kitchen, 1 bedroom/bath, and living room. There is a full bed in the bedroom and a full futon in the living area. It has recently been renovated with a new bathroom, along with an addition of mudroom/pantry. We also added 4 'sun tunnels' to capture natural light to accentuate the open and comfortable layout. There is also a woodstove and working fireplace. The log cabin's covered front porch overlooks the pond below and offers a close-in view of the surrounding mountains to the south. All hardwood floors and tiled bathroom.

The Loft was constructed 4 years ago. It has board-and-batten exterior with simple pine siding walls and hardwood floors inside. There is a half kitchen with refrigerator, coffee maker and sink. There are two bedrooms, each with 2 full beds. There is a full futon in the living area, along with 2 chairs that convert to single futons. The new balcony porch on the loft offers a place to relax and enjoy the view of the pond below.

The kids will feel like they are at summer camp with our rustic bunkhouse, which offers a simple and peaceful experience for up to a dozen kids (and a few adults who may want the adventure of sleeping up in the loft inside the bunkhouse!)

The property is ideal for cook-outs with its fire pit and picnic tables centrally located outside the cabin and over the pond.

There are three waterfalls on the property. The largest falls some 50 feet, with accessible wading areas below.

There are creeks and springs all over the properties for exploring and wading. Miles and miles of hiking trails lead from the pastures all the way to the top of the mountain.

The pond has 2 docks (one stationary, one floating) which is great for swimming. It has recently been stocked with over 100 rainbow trout.

Onsite horseback trail riding and horse boarding available, inquire with Owner for details

20 minutes to Dupont State Forest, Saluda, NC, Flat Rock, Carl Sandburg House,

25 minutes to Hendersonville, NC

40 minutes to Greenville, SC

45 minutes to Asheville, NC

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  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Tricia Johnson (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english


based on 7 traveler reviews

Family Cabins for rent on 400 acre private Preserve
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Loads of beautiful and serene private space!

  • 5 of 5

This is a 400 acre property and with that comes tons of private space just for yourself amidst a serene setting. There is enough space for 20 people quite easily and the cabin is very well maintained. I have to mention a word or two about the owner - one of the most accommodating property owner I have seen. Tricia was very patient and helpful in addressing every single concern of mine given that we were a pretty big group (16 of us). Thank you once again, Tricia.

Pisgah Forest is just an hour drive from this cabin. Check out the Looking Glass Waterfalls while you are there. Also, the property itself has three beautiful waterfalls around it. For us, the best part of the cabin was the camp fire location. It is set right in front of lake. The reflection of the star studded night sky in the lake, nice breeze, the company, the songs, camp fire and marshmallows - we enjoyed every bit of it and we wished that the weekend would never end!

Book this cabin without a second thought. You will have loads of memories to cherish! :)

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prefect spot for a Wedding!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were the 1st couple to be married at Rock Creek Preserve! It was the prefect getaway for our friends and family! Plenty of room for all to be comfortable in the cabin, loft and bunk house! Everyone got a vacation! We set up the reception/ dance floor under the overhang of the loft, had the food in the cabin and did the ceremony outside. Everyone loved swimming in the pond and trips to the waterfall on the side by side! Junior was a great help and the owners were very accommodating! Parking can be tight- so I would recommend no larger than 100 guests. Our group has already made plans for a 3 year reunion there! We will forever be thankful to Tricia and her husband for allowing us to be married at their beautiful property! If you are looking for a wedding getaway- this is the spot!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful...Just what we were looking for.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, along with several friends rented Rock Creek Preserve as an extended New Years get together. From the very start it was exactly what we wanted and more. Junior was a gracious host and welcomed some of us with a tour of the property and waterfalls and made sure to check on us daily to see if we needed anything. For our group consisting of several outdoor enthusiasts, there couldn't have been a more perfect location with the Green River close by for the kayakers and Dupont right down the road for the hikers and mountain bikers. Having access to the Polaris and all the trails was an awesome surprise as well. Everyone loved the place so much that most of us were convinced to to pay for an additional night. Thanks to Tricia and James for providing such a beautiful and fun property to rent...we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! Glad y'all enjoyed it!
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Spacious cabins on beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

My family of 20 plus people had a wonderful time at Rock Creek Preserve. From the time we arrived and the very friendly caretaker, Junior, and his polite and helpful son, Lawrence, greeted us, we felt like we were at a home away from home. We ate, played, explored and enjoyed each others company all in one location. We caught bass and trout from the pond, sat around the campfire, found salamanders in the waterfall, toured the property on the Ranger, and enjoyed the starry night sky. We visited nearby Asheville, Hendersonville, Flat Rock, and Dupont State Forest. We all agreed that we just didn't have enough time to do everything we wanted, and wished we had another day to just stay on the property and take it all in. I would highly recommend for big groups who love the outdoors and don't need all the fancy amenities. It was a great time had by all and we'd love to go back!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rustic Retreat - Mountain Adventure!

  • 5 of 5

Staying at Rock Creek Preserve was a blast! We had a mini family reunion of 21 people (almost half children). Every single one wants to come back! It is a very special and fun place to unplug and have adventures together. Riding the mountain trails in the Polaris ATV was a huge hit! The waterfalls are stunning! Well worth the hike (or the ATV ride).

Upon arrival, a missing bunk mattress was the only minor problem. The owners Tricia and James came right out to bring us one. They were extremely apologetic but we were so glad for the opportunity to meet them. Junior, the caretaker, was also great. He brought us three dozen fresh eggs and with the help of his wonderful family, gave us a tour of their farm. We got to mingle with alpacas, goats, chickens, cows and an adorable three day old calf. It was a treat for all, especially the little ones. Although the pond was low due to a recent repair, we were still able to do some kayaking and fishing off the dock. Caught quite a few fish and saw a huge turtle!

Overall, this property is wonder-FULL, and the accommodations perfect. Be prepared and understand beforehand, the true rustic style of the bunk house which has no pluming, AC or heating. Our preteen kids loved sleeping in there! It feels like a tree house - especially up top where there is a double bunk frame for a brave couple. We had seven in the bunk house, a total of nine in "the loft" and five in the old cabin. The beds were comfortable and the three bathrooms worked well. Bunk house folks just walked across the gravel drive to use the bathroom below the loft. There is a mini kitchen in the loft and a larger, but still small kitchen in the cabin (stocked well). This worked for our big group since there is a large table in the cabin and a big porch with a swing and chairs for folks to sit and eat. For dessert we had a great time roasting marshmallows and singing around the fire pit!

The cell reception is spotty to non-existent, but that actually made our time together more special since there was no technology to distract us:) The kids didn't miss TV or video games one bit!

There are loads of places to go not far from here: Flat Rock, Ashville, Hendersonville, Brevard, Greenville, not to mention all the parks, but honestly it is such an awesome property we just wanted to stay put and explore the 400 acres.

Thank you Tricia and James for renting out such a wonderful space we had an awesome time and hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed for 4 nights in August at this beautiful location and could not have been more pleased with our choice. What a hidden gem!!! It was EVERYTHING we were looking for! Lots of privacy, plenty or room to hike and roam around. We fished in the pond, played in the waterfalls and made campfires in the evening! It reminded us all of our summer camp experience when we were all younger as it gave you that kind of feel. My husband and I slept in the cabin as there is only one bedroom and our kids, age 21, 20 and 17 stayed in the LOFT. This worked out perfectly as it gave everyone their own space! There was actually plenty of room for more people in the LOFT if needed. We did not even use the the bunkhouse that could sleep many more! The cabin, loft and bunkhouse are all located within walking distance of each other. When we arrived, we were greeted by Junior, the fantastic Caretaker, who spent several hours showing us around the grounds and even brought us down the road so we could milk his cow and bottle feed the calf! This was so special for us and we are still talking about it!! Junior also stopped by a few times to make sure we had everything we needed!! On the way home in the car, we all discussed how we wish we could have stayed longer and how perfect this rustic type setting was for our family! We loved that it had no TV ( hope it never does) as we really spent great quality time just being outdoors and being with each other!! We are already talking about when we can return! I can't say enough about what a great piece of property this is! If you love the outdoors and want to get away from modern technology and spent time with your family... This is it!! I would give the property and the caretaker a 6 star if that was an option!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
27 Miles
Asheville Regional (AVL)
Nearest Motorway
5.8 Miles
US 25
Car: necessary

Our Rock Creek properties are located in southern Henderson County, NC. We are conveniently situated 11 miles from historic Flat Rock, 18 miles from Hendersonville, 40 miles from Asheville and 32 miles from Greenville, SC. This rolling mountain landscape is home to traditional mountain farms, and over a dozen summer camps are in the vicinity.

Our properties offer quick access to Dupont State Forest, which is home to the waterfalls featured in the films 'Last of the Mohicans' and 'The Hunger Games'. Dupont is known for its incredible hiking, trail running, mountain biking, and horseback riding.

Flat Rock offers shopping and dining along with the historic Flat Rock Playhouse and the beautiful grounds of the Carl Sandburg home.

Hendersonville has a bustling main street with restaurants and shopping.

Asheville is a great city with vibrant arts scene and entertainment.


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Cleaning $150
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.75%

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North Carolina Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Living Room
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Cabin bathroom - toilet , shower , Newly renovated April 2013.
    Loft bathroom - toilet , shower
    Downstairs loft bathroom - toilet , Closest bathroom to bunkhouse
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Cabin Bedroom - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 double futon in living area
    Loft Bedroom 1 - 2 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Double futon and 2 single futons in living area
    Loft Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Bunkhouse - 9 twin/ single , Can sleep 12. No bathroom but close to bldg w bathroom
  • Books ...
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

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