3 Rustic Cabins, Total 8 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 24+)
Nathan McGowan Owner / Manager
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 Sunset
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.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Owner must be notified at booking. Fees apply.
Minimum age of primary renter:24
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Our family had a great stay at the Shamrock House. There’s so much to do in the area!
Wonderful place for a family vacation!
Our family stayed a week at Shamrock House with ages 8 months to 80 years old enjoying each minute. The accommodations reflect the age and location of the property but included every modern convenience necessary. We were able to cook for over 20 people with no problems. The beds were comfortable and there was space for everyone to spread out. The property is amazing! The children loved playing in the steam and fields. The adults put up hammocks and relaxed. There is great stream and lake fishing nearby along with many other forms of recreation. The 3 houses are on a hill with the largest being at the top. We recommend having the least mobile stay at the top house and planning meals and other group activities up there. The porch was pleasant even during hot July weather.
Great place to stay in a beautiful location convenient to many scenic NC and SC hikes and waterfalls. We comfortably slept 15 people. The house also includes good wireless connections - a modern day necessity. Highly recommended!
Our Perfect Summer Wedding Weekend
Nathan was so great to work with as we planned our destination wedding to SC. I was able to visit the house twice when we were in town wedding planning and it wasn't being occupied by other guests to make sure we had every detail planned ahead. The houses were perfect and as described! All of our guests were happy and comfortable. Cell phone service is pretty non-existent but there is a house phone in the main house which was super convenient.
This place was absolutely amazing. Plenty of room and something to do for everyone. Fishing in the stream, playing in the creek, throwing horseshoes, playing frisbee or just relax.
This home IS old and it IS in the woods (deep woods) so do not expect new condo resort cleaning. It was clean for cabin in the woods clean. There were NO BUGS like one person reviewed. There are lots of bugs outside. NONE inside. It has everything you could possibly need for cooking and serving. Bring your own trash bags and paper towels as there were no bags and a few paper towels. We all had a wonderful time. It came a storm almost everyday and was still great.
I would highly recommend this property for a large crowd.
The terrain from house to house may be difficult for some, but it wasn't too bad. With a little assistance from someone and it will be fine. We had a few disabled and one elderly and we managed fine.
Nathan is very quick to respond to any question that you may have. I asked a few.
Stop thinking about it and book it, you will not regret it.
No one SAW Nancy.
Clean and accommodating
Scenic, clean, well-appointed cabins. Convenient to reach local points of interest (Lake Joccassi, Sassafras Mt, Twin Falls). Property was fun to explore. The Trout Stream didn't seem to have anything living in it, but was fun for wading, exploring, and scenic walks. Property was not Handicap friendly, which was contrary to what we had been advised. Guess it's just what we needed to expect in the mountains though. Handrails on the stone steps/walkways would have been very advantageous. Close proximity of Hwy178 & traffic noise from the porches was distracting... Also a neighbor across the stream spent quite a bit of time with, I guess, target practice: gun shot noise was disconcerting on Sat. afternoon & even at midnight that night. Having to take all our trash off the property was difficult as all our cars were already packed to the gills, and we left on a Sunday so public facilities were closed. We did have a fantastic time, but would likely choose a different rental next time. Nonetheless, many thanks and much appreciation for the cleanliness and modern appointments - impeccable! And we loved the location and helpful hints from the property owner for exploring the area.
Rocky Bottom Creek forms property border, trout fishing in Estatoe and French Broad Rivers, Sassafras Mountain, Twin Falls, Dining, Brevard, Blue Ridge Parkway, Waterfalls