About the property
- Cabin3500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 6 nights
3 Rustic Cabins, Total 8 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 24+)
Please watch the video! It's a beautiful introduction to this property!
4+ night rentals are preferred (weekend rentals allowed if booking date is within 30 days of arrival)
The creek is that borders the property is approx. 10-15ft across, constantly flowing, good for fishing, wading, or just cooling off!)
The cabin is part of the South Carolina Heritage Corridor!
Former family compound built circa 1925 consisting of 3 cabins:
Standard Booking - Includes The Shamrock House (main cabin), Bunk House, & Trout House - Sleeps up to 24 (2 additional if using mattresses provided under beds in Bunk House and Trout House)
Standard Pricing as shown on VRBO is for ALL 3 cabins! Contact me for questions on sleeping arrangements for your group.
We allow short duration rentals (weekends), but peek season rentals during the summer, fall, and holidays are typically 1 week in duration.
Main Cabin - Sleeps 6 adults comfortably (1 additional child could sleep in loft area)
The Bunk House - Sleeps 7
The Trout Stream House - sleeps up to 10
The property has an interesting history. We believe it was the first home in the area to have electricity (powered by a water-wheel at the back of the property, some remnants of that structure remain). The home was used as a place for travelers passing thru the area to stop and get a good night's rest. Of course, every old home has a ghost story. The weeping sound of Nancy the Ghost is claimed to be heard on occasion, we can’t confirm or deny her presence...but we are pretty sure Nancy is a friendly gal and her "weeping" is just the sounds of the old house creaking.
We can confirm that former US President LBJ was a guest. He liked it and we believe you will as well. For details, contact Nathan.
Location: Yes...it is in the mountains, not rolling foothills. Ceasar's Head and Table Rock are just a few miles down the road from The Shamrock House, as well as many, many waterfalls, hiking, biking, tubing, whitewater rafting...you name it!
For recreation on the property, we have a basketball goal, a game of horseshoes, and several open meadows where the kids can play whatever sport they enjoy (just bring your gear)...or just relax in a hammock!
The property is located in the Rocky Bottom area of Sunset, Upcountry, South Carolina, approximately halfway between Pickens, South Carolina and Brevard, North Carolina on Highway 178 (an easy 30 minute drive to Brevard). The cabin is approximately seven miles north of Highway 11, the Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway.
Drive time from Atlanta or Charlotte ~ 2.5 hrs
from Asheville ~ 1 hr
Special Features: Equipped kitchens, outdoor (park style) grills, basketball goal, horseshoe pits, picnic tables, Sat TV & Wifi in main cabin, trout stream, wildlife (beavers, turkey, deer, bear and other critters).
Dates Available: Year round.
Disclaimer: This property is "in the sticks." Although there are convenience stores a short drive down the road, and small towns within a 20-25 minute drive, please be aware that this area is remote. The main cabin is almost 100 yrs old and all 3 cabins are rustic. We work hard to keep everything dust-free and clean, but the nature of the property (and mother nature around the property) can change things overnight.
Keywords: Log Cabin /Bunk house / Trout stream house / mountains / hiking / fishing / lakes
Nathan McGowan Owner / Manager
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 27, 2018
About Nathan McGowan Owner / Manager
My wife and I are the proud parents of the most precious gift from God, our son Nolan. We love to travel when our schedules allow. Sharon is a dental hygienist and I work as an engineer. We both grew up in Augusta, GA and love the outdoors!
Nathan McGowan Owner / Manager purchased this Cabin in 2017
Why Nathan McGowan Owner / Manager chose Rocky Bottom
My life-long dream has always been to own a cabin in the mountains. I literally searched for years, and never could find a place that "checked all of the boxes"...until I found The Shamrock House. We fell in love with the charm and history of the property, and look forward to creating memories at this wonderful place. We are forever indebted to the previous owner, who renovated the buildings and grounds to bring the property back to its former glory, and now you have an opportunity to enjoy the results.
What makes this Cabin unique
It is truly unique. The grounds cover 10 acres bordered by Rocky Bottom Creek and the Jocassee Gorges Heritage Preserve. There are extensive stone walls and walks laid down in the 1920's and many specimen sized trees. Many different wild flowers can be seen throughout out the growing season including rare Oconee Bells and Trillium's. The main cabin is constructed of cedar logs with American Chestnut paneling and floors. The extra large porch of the main cabin has hand made tables, chairs and swings by local artisan Bob McCall. The Trout Stream House has great views of the Bear Meadow and Rocky Bottom Creek. Locals tell tales of Nancy the Ghost who makes herself known from time to time in the main cabin (seems to be only when the adults have had a drink or two!). Maybe yes, maybe no. And, President Lyndon Johnson liked the place well enough to spend some time at The Shamrock House himself. The location is such that one can be on the Foothills Trail in less than five minutes and at Lake Keowee or Jocassee in 30 minutes, and also Brevard or Pickens in about the same time.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Everything we were hoping for!
Myself and a group of men from church spent the weekend at the cabin for a retreat! It was everything I was hoping for! The main cabin is absolutely beautiful and there is so much history there. Definitely take the short journey up to the top of Sasafrass to watch the sunrise/sunset! You won’t regret it!
Don't miss an opportunity to experience this property
three families went to explore the Blue Ridge mountains and came across this unique Home Away property and it was a great addition to our kid's educational experience this past weekend. The home was updated and clean to be so old. The kitchen is small, but so historic and beautiful, use the Trout house for major cooking though. The porches are where we spent even rainy days! Nancy, the ghost, didn't make an appearance to us, but one of our 4 year olds mentioned a grown up in their room, hmmmm....
The bunk house was perfect for our 6 kids ages 5-9, we locked them in with a monitor and they felt like they were camping. :) So fun! The fire pit was perfect and a great evening location.
Check out all the sights to see around prior to going. Twin falls are so easy to get to and beautiful! the drive to the highest point in SC is only about 10 min and an easy drive.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful home and being so kind and easy to work with as our trip changed a bit.
Place is nice and accessible to the falls which is our primary destination
We have a great and relaxing time
It was a great experience!
We had a fantastic time at the Shamrock cabin and I would highly recommend it for a relaxing vacation!!!
Beautiful mounain getaway!
We had a great week. There was a total of 21 people staying between the Log Cabin, Bunkhouse and the Trout house. The area is beautiful, the kids had fun feeding the trout and wading in the stream. Mornings on the front porch with hot coffee were priceless. We were able to go see falls, lakes, more mountain views and just enjoy the quietness of the area. Our five families are busy, and this was a wonderful way to spend time together. I would definitely recommend to anyone who loves the outdoors.
Great Solution for a big group
We housed our wedding party here for the weekend. Our wedding was in Brevard, but there was no where closer that could hold this many people. The property was beautiful and the cabins were rustic but clean and nice. It was the perfect location for us to make some memories with our closest friends.
Rocky Bottom Creek forms property border, trout fishing, Sassafras Mountain, Bob's Place, Twin Falls, Dining, Brevard, Blue Ridge Parkway, Waterfalls
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
The rates quoted above are for the main cabin (Shamrock House), Bunk House and the Trout House. All three cabins are clustered together as the property was originally a family compound. Cancellations received 60 or more days prior to booking date will receive a full refund of booking fees less a $75.00 cancellation fee. Bookings canceled between 59 and 30 days of a booking date will result in a 50% refund of booking fees less a $75.00 cancellation fee. No refunds of booking fees inside of 30 days of the booking date.