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Jane Black

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french

Peaceful And Well Appointed

28 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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North Carolina Mountains Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Two bedrooms and baths, King and Queen, large creek sounds, gardens

Trickledown is situated on Big Creek close to Highlands, NC. There is a King bedroom and bath with a large shower upstairs next to a large sitting room with a library and tv. Downstairs there is a queen bedroom and bath with a jacuzzi tub. The large gathering area has a botanical and biographical library and tv, fireplace and dining area. The kitchen has all amenities including a coffee/bar 'nook'. All across the back is a long screen porch and Big Creek sounds. There is a sitting area with a wicker sofa and rocking chairs on one side and a dining area on the other. Easy access to the kiln dried wood pile and the outdoor grille. The path to the creek features an iris garden. Other areas outside have 'special' garden areas like a moss garden, meditation garden, grandchildren's garden, succulent garden, 'gnome' path.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Jane Black (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french

About Jane Black

We live in Atlanta, GA about 2.5 hours from Highlands.

Jane Black purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Jane Black chose North Carolina Mountains

My grandparents built a vacation home in Highlands in 1935. I visited during the summer while growing up and the area still feels like 'home'. The sound of the creek is what drew us to this current property.

What makes this cottage unique

The weather is delightful all summer and not severe very often during the winter. Gardening is easily successful because of the weather.


based on 28 traveler reviews

Peaceful And Well Appointed
average rating of 4.964286 based on 28 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Our second time with Jane, and it was delightful as before. My wife had a special

birthday and this was the place we chose. Can't wait to return to hear the rushing


  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you returned and especially for a special occasion. I believe the weather was better than your first visit and we hope to see you in the future. Jane
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Delightful-welcoming-thoughtful-beautiful-close to downtown highlands

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed everything this property had to offer. We have no negative feedback! It was charming and lovely from the views, decor, and proximity to downtown. We will stay again!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy you had such a successful stay! We do hope you return, I love every season in Highlands. We hope you had a safe trip home. Jane
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First Class Stay

  • 5 of 5

Trickledown is a beautiful home nestled in the woods above a roaring creek. It was private yet not secluded. It had everything and more that we could have ever wanted or needed for a great stay in the Highlands. Jane makes a great effort to make sure guests are welcomed and comfortable. Town was a short drive down the road and there were plenty of places to hike nearby. It was a first-class accommodation.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I love your description, "nestled in the woods above a roaring creek". I may use it somewhere if it is OK with you. Do return!
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We love Trickledown!

  • 5 of 5

This is our fourth or fifth stay now at Trickledown and we have experienced it in all four seasons now. It is just charming and has literally everything you could possibly want or need during your stay. The setting is idyllic and they are dog friendly which is a major plus for us. It is comfy and cozy and we are already looking forward to our next time. The location is great and you can easily access town and some great hikes and scenery as well as just have some nice walks around the area. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a family, friends or romantic getaway.....

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bob, It is so gratifying to us when we have return guests! I am delighted you love Trickledown. It was a pleasure to meet your parents on this visit. One detail to change. We LOVE dogs! Yours have a lot of personality. Jane
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Marietta, GA

Our favorite escape!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I absolutely love Trickledown. We stay here regularly because Jane takes care of every detail to make us feel at home. This is a wonderful home for one or two couples to take advantage of Highlands. The sounds of Big Creek fill the house when the door to the porch is open and the stresses of life just melt away. The interior decor and the beautiful landscaping with the meandering trails to the creek and through the woods make Trickledown our ideal getaway. We hate leaving and can't wait until we return.


Marietta, Ga

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Steve, This is a lovely review and we will strive for you to continue to have positive thoughts about Trickledown. We look forward to your next visit in May. Jane
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Wonderful As Usual

  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay at Trickledown. It is beginning to feel like our home away from home. We just love coming here. Jane is the consummate hostess. She takes care of everything. We love sitting by the fireplace and reading or watching movies. I can't think of a better place to just get away and relax.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love our return visitors! I hope at each visit, you wil find something new as I always strive for improvement. Snow usually finds you here and I hope we will see you in the Spring. We planted thousands of bulbs during the Fall and I am anxious to see what comes up and where. Thanks. Jane
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150

We are happy to provide basic food items on your special list to be there upon your arrival. There will be a small fee of $25. plus cost of items.

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North Carolina Mountains Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Nespresso coffee/tea machine in bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom #1 Upstairs - 1 king , Also with a large, private sitting room with TV adjacent
    Bedroom #2 Downstairs - 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Trickledown is near our vacation home, Tucked Inn. While we are not always there, we are ready to answer any questions or help in any way when we are in residence.

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