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Shamrock House:Historic Log Cabin, Servant's Quarters, Cottage with Trout Stream

Bedrooms 8
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

3 Cabins available, Total 8 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 21)

Please watch the video! It's a beautiful introduction to this property!

The cabin is part of the South Carolina Heritage Corridor!

Former family compound built circa 1925 consisting of 3 cabins:

Standard Booking - The Shamrock House (main cabin) & Bunk House - Sleeps up to 12

Standard Pricing as shown on VRBO is for the Main Cabin & Bunk House ONLY!

The Trout Stream House - sleeps up to 9

Combined Pricing includes all 3 cabins. Contact owner for a quote to book all 3 cabins.

The property has an interesting history; it is alleged to be haunted by Nancy the Ghost, we can’t confirm or deny her presence. We can confirm that former US President LBJ was a guest. He liked it and we believe you will as well. For details, give Nathan a call @ 706-993-5325 any day of the week (no calls after 9pm EST please).

Location: 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. 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, Gas 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.

Keywords: Log Cabin /Bunk house / Trout stream house / mountains / hiking / fishing / lakes

More Details

Nathan McGowan Owner / Manager
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

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 Lake Keowee

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. 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.


Sunset Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 21
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 21
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Gas Grills (BBQ)


5/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Shamrock House:Historic Log Cabin, Servant's Quarters, Cottage with Trout Stream
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Graduation Celebration

  • 5 of 5

We just spent 3 nights at The Shamrock House to celebrate my nephew and godsons' high school graduations. We stayed at the Main Cabin and Bunkhouse and had plenty of space for a group of 12. The property had plenty of space for the boys to roam and explore. They really enjoyed playing in the trout streams during the day and sitting around the campfire at night. The location is excellent as previously stated in the prior reviews. If you have a large group and love the outdoors, I highly recommend The Shamrock House. The owner, Nathan McGowan exemplifies the epitome of professionalism and it shows in The Shamrock House.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Father/Son Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Shamrock House for 2 nights. We also had the bunk house. We had 4 men in the Shamrock house and 5 boys in the bunk house. We spend the weekend teaching our sons lessons from "Raising a Modern Day Knight". This cabin was a great location since it was so close to Camp McCall. The only complaint I heard all weekend long was that downstairs got really cold at night, however it was in the low 20's both nights. The other upgrade I would suggest would be to get some flat screen TV's. The reason for this would be so that we could have hooked our computer to the TV to watch a movie. We plan on renting this cabin again for another father/son weekend.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hidden Jewel!!

  • 5 of 5

Spent a few days at the Shamrock House with our family. What a cool, historic place and it is right in the middle of the Jocassee Gorges wilderness! The place is rustic, has a great trout stream and it's off the beaten path. Brevard, NC is the closest town, but we really did not want to leave once we got there. We explored the Jocassee wilderness and Sassafras Mountain just up the road for an awesome view of the sunset. This place is on our permanent list of vacation spots- what a great way to experience the mountains.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Bob's Place
Nearest Golf
7.5 Miles
The Rock
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Red Lion Inn

Rocky Bottom Creek forms property border, trout fishing, Sassafras Mountain, Bob's Place, Twin Falls, Dining, Brevard, Blue Ridge Parkway, Waterfalls


Rates & Availability

Sunset Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Eclipse (Main Cabin+Bunkhouse)
Aug 18 2017 - Aug 21 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Fall / Football / Holiday
Sep 1 2017 - Jan 3 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Pet Fee $55 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

The rates quoted above are for either the main cabin and its bunk house or the Trout Stream House. If you party requires all three cabins then the cleaning fee would be $140, and the per night fee would be $380 (depending on the season). 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.

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.
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