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Private Log Cabin/Waterfall/Pond

Bedrooms 2
Space 928 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Private Log Cabin/Waterfall/Pond

Our cabin is everything that comes to mind when you think of a mountain cabin: cozy, quaint, rustic, a crackling wood-burning fireplace, cups of hot chocolate, smores, peace and tranquility.

Our totally private secluded cabin is surrounded by the Nantahala National Forest. It has a fully equipped modernized kitchen, two bedrooms upstairs and a bathroom downstairs. The master bedroom has the wonderful Marriott king size bed, the second bedroom has the same comfy queen size Marriott bed. The stairs to the bedrooms are steeper and narrower than normal (see the pictures); if you have any physical limitations related to stairs, this cabin may not be a good match for you.

Located about 5 miles off the main road between Cashiers and Highlands, the half-paved and half-gravel road leads you through the Nantahala National Forest. The roads are abundantly lined with mountain laurel, making for a beautiful drive, especially in the spring.

The main living room has a huge stone hearth wood-burning fireplace, a double reclining sofa and matching recliner chair (both are great for reading by the fire!), a book case loaded with books left by our guests, video library, knotty pine hardwood floors throughout.

The front porch has a porch swing built for two (or three), relaxing rockers, and a gas BBQ grill. The covered back porch has a dining area overlooking the back yard with a fire pit surrounded by Adirondack chairs, a soothing waterfall trickling into a small man-made pond, lounge chairs and a hammock, all perfect for stargazing at night on warm summer evenings (comfy blankets to cuddle in are available).

Nearby are many waterfalls and hiking trails for any fitness level, from a slow meander thru mountain laurels, to challenging steep hikes to the tops of mountains. The sheer cliffs on Horse Cove Road closer to Highlands are astounding. The trail head of the Ellicott Rock Wilderness Area of the Nantahala National Forest is less than two miles away and we are three and a half miles from the Chattooga River where you can find the Iron Bridge. Swimming, boating, water sports, lake-shore picnics are a short drive away at Lake Glenville. Lake Jocassee, and Lake Toxaway. Although the pond near the cabin is privately owned by another homeowner with no fishing allowed, there are plenty of birds and other wildlife to view and photograph at your leisure.

Highlands has many fabulous boutique shops, including The Dry Sink and small cafe's for coffee and lunch, or spoil yourself with a fancy meal at the Old Edwards Inn and a few other lovely restaurants for a nice dinner. There are two grocery stores in Highlands, one regular and one gourmet. Cashiers has a farmers market from the Spring to Fall with many locally grown produce, jams and jellies, steaks for the grill, and many other treasure items to find and explore.

More Details

Chris & Kathey Hennessy
Member since: 2018
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2018

About Chris & Kathey Hennessy

Kathey was born and raised in South Carolina, graduated the University of South Carolina (Go Gamecocks!), and has a successful real estate business in and around Columbia. She has spent many days wandering this area when as a child, she and her parents built a cabin nearby. Chris works in IT with a Fortune 50 company. He has travelled extensively throughout the US and Europe, enjoying the local cultures found in the back alleys and small restaurants instead of just seeing the obvious tourist sites. We have two grown children and two cats.

Prior to purchasing our cabin, we stayed there many times over the years and always felt that it was someplace very special. We use HomeAway almost exclusively when we travel and shy away from cold, generic hotel chains, although we occasionally succumb to the pampering and room service at a nice resort.

Chris & Kathey Hennessy purchased this cabin in 2018


Highlands Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 928 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Fireworks and firearms are not permitted for be used on the property.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Second Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Private Log Cabin/Waterfall/Pond
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

Peaceful isolation!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the cabin and loved the isolation of the Forrest! We even had a visiting bear on the front porch our first night. He nosed around and turned over a small pot and was on his way! Exciting! We were very careful and quietly peered through the window. Had a great time!!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, that’s awesome. We’ve been coming up there for years before we bought it and keep hoping to see one. Glad you were safely inside and had a memorable experience. Look forward to having you back in the future. Kathey & Chris
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Charming and perfect setting for some R&R

  • 5 of 5

This was just ideal for some downtime in our lives. Super quiet and cozy.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Blythewood, S.C.

Perfect couple getaway from the hustle and bustle

  • 5 of 5

Nice cabin with all the essentials needed for a get away! Owners very accommodating and very cute decour. Gives the real mountain feel when you step inside.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and Private

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I celebrated our 18th wedding anniversary in this cabin and thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

All.of the amenities needed to stay in for a romantic weekend for two are at your fingertips. The beds are super comfortable, and we especially enjoyed the private backyard with a waterfall and fire pit.

I highly recommend this location.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great experience!

  • 5 of 5

The property is well maintained and cozy. We really enjoyed the peace and quiet. We had everything we needed and more. The Hennessy ‘s are also very easy to work with. Thank you! We will be back again.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cabin in a beautiful setting...

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful time at the cabin for our anniversary weekend . The cabin is at a great location, quiet and away from town, but not too far if you want to venture that way. We enjoyed several local hikes. The Chattooga River trail at the Iron Bridge was a very short drive from the cabin. This is the perfect place to relax and enjoy God’s beautiful creation.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Lauren. Glad you had a chance to explore the area and have a wonderful time as well as some relaxation time. Our first visit ever to the cabin was also for Our anniversary. It’s a special Place! Come again...we would love to have you back. C&K
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Car: necessary

Access to this property, especially the driveway, is not suitable for trailers (boat, ATV, etc) or large vehicles (RV, etc).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable Damage Deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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