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Tim and Sandi McCormack

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english

Taking Reservations for this Beautiful Chalet for Summer and Fall now.

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms 1.5 Baths, Sleeps 4

Come relax in this wonderful cabin located in Newland, the heart of the Blue Ridge at 3700-feet altitude. Our Mountain Laurel Hideaway offers seclusion and privacy, yet is just minutes to shopping, sightseeing, and the Mountain Glen Golf Course.

The hideaway has a ground-level entrance, so guests who are not comfortable on stairs will have no problem. The master bedroom, bath, kitchen, and living areas are all on the main floor. Huge windows bring the outdoors into the living area, and the large deck is just perfect for relaxing or entertaining amid the canopy of rhododendrons.

The interior of the cabin has been totally remodeled and furnished with treasures from our family history and finds from local antique stores. For those chilly nights, there is a gas log heater that will warm your family up in a hurry. The kitchen cupboards are stocked and equipped with everything you will need to cook your gourmet meals, just bring the food.

The master suite has king-sized bed and a walk-in closet with washer and dryer. Upstairs, (stairs are a bit steep) there is a large bedroom with two twin beds, a walk-in closet, and a half bath. The sofa and futon in the living room also double as beds and there is a rollaway available too. We like our furry friends, so your small pets are welcomed (with a pet fee) as long as they are well behaved. We ask that you have a pet kennel of some kind to keep your pet in when you are out sightseeing. We also must insist that if you smoke, please do so outside. The entry road to our street is county maintained and has a few pot-holes... However, our street and drive way are in really good condition...while an all wheel drive vehicle is recommended it is not required if the season is not icy.

Come, be our guest in the beautiful Mountain Laurel Hideaway, and enjoy all of nature's magnificent beauty in the North Carolina High Country. Enjoy the area with scenic drives, sightseeing, ziplining, gem mining, caverns, white water rafting on the Toe River, Tubing and our favorite Antiquing. We are in most cases 30 minutes from everything!

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  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Tim and Sandi McCormack (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Tim and Sandi McCormack

We are Tim and Sandi McCormack and we live in Central Florida. Tim is a Director of Outreach for our church and Sandi runs a landscaping nursery. We both are potters in our spare time. We have a 17 year old son named Garrett.

Tim and Sandi McCormack purchased this cabin in 2004

Why Tim and Sandi McCormack chose High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains

Tim's family has had a home in Newland, NC since he was a teenager, so when we considered getting our own cabin there was no other location we would want. We love the fact that Newland is in the middle of every where we like to visit.

When we started looking for a cabin, I looked thru a real estate magazine, and fell in love with this cabin just from the picture of the outside. Its so cute and cozy looking.

When we saw it in person, it was very 70's dated, but with a bit of paint, new flooring and some updates, it turned into the vision of just where we wanted to spend our free time.


based on 10 traveler reviews

Taking Reservations for this Beautiful Chalet for Summer and Fall now.
average rating of 4.2 based on 10 reviews

Our second trip to Mountain Laurel Hideaway in order to find our own cabin.

  • 4 of 5

We have stayed here twice. I loved staying here, there are a lot of extras that make staying here wonderful. The kitchen has a take one leave one basket of goodies...the cupboards have many of the essentials (salt, pepper, oil etc) that many cabins don't have. The welcome book has all sorts of information about local restaurants etc. We found the house cosy and the deck very nice to sit and relax upon. Many mornings I would go outside with my coffee and just sit and listen to the birds. The drive up to the house is very gentle so its easy access. I think the photos don't accurately capture the comfortable Americana decor. Having a full washer and dryer available was great too so that we could pack fewer clothes. Also there are many DVD's under the TV and books in the foyer near the laundry room. There are even extra jackets hanging there in case you didnt bring enough layers! They have though of everything!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Mountain Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Very secluded but conveniently located. Cabin kitchen is exceptionally well equipped and stocked with many staples.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Perfect vacation!

  • 5 of 5

I rented the cabin for a week for my family: two teenagers, my mother, myself, and our small dog. The cabin was well stocked, clean, and very comfortable. We had brought tons of supplies only to find that there was more than enough already provided for our use. The owners had a book with menus from local restaurants, booklets, maps--which made planning very easy. They had more than enough cooking and cleaning supplies, as well. Checking in and out was painless. We hiked trails in the area (there were some even my mom could handle with a cane), mined for minerals, tried local ice cream, jams, and jellies, visited historic sites, discovered waterfalls, shopped, and so much more! The cabin was private and so peaceful that some days we opted to just stay in and relax: enjoying coffee on the patio in the mornings (listening to the rain)and BBQ in the evenings, played board games, watched Netflix, read books, and just enjoyed time together. The wifi was good enough for my daughter to finish her online college course weekly homework. The views were outstanding! We will definitely return. I highly recommend this cabin to anyone who wants a stellar vacation. Check out Linville Falls, Flat Rock trail, Banner Elk Falls, the Parkway, Crossnore, Boone (Horn in the West-great shopping on the drive there, too), Mast General Store and Annex, Emerald and Foggy Mountain Mines, and...and..and. I thought there would not be enough to do, but we have so much more that we would like to try; we will definitely come back. My family travels often, and this is by far, our favorite retreat! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Price for Quaint Cottage

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I have stayed at many VRBO homes. The weather was perfect during our nice quiet stay in the well-equipped quaint cottage. We think it is just right for a young couple with 2 young children. Plenty of parking in a relatively flat area in front of the cottage. The well-maintained private dirt road leading back to the cottage requires a vehicle with a high clearance because of the 2 pipes under the road. The internet connection was fine for us; however, we only had our iPad so we did not do major downloads or uploads.

The description and pictures are accurate. The property was clean and well-maintained. The owner provided good customer service. We would recommend the property to a young couple with young children. We REALLY loved the Carolina BBQ restaurant and the fantastic string band. We will definitely miss the smoked chicken!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this rental cabin. It was nice and private yet close to everything you need. We highly recommend staying here and hope to be back soon!!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, well kept home

  • 5 of 5

My families 2nd visit to your cabin was so relaxing. My husband and I love having our morning coffee on the large, private deck in our PJ's Then sipping wine in the evening & being so close to the humming birds feeding only 5 feet from us. Our kids enjoyed their privacy upstairs with their I pads, I phones and tablets. Internet was as good as we get in the city. The cabin was very clean and comfortable. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything except my groceries. Thank you for your recommendations of places to visit around the area. It has been 5 yr. since we stayed here, I'm glad we were able to rent it again, and hopefully it won't be another 5 yr. before we get back. We enjoyed your home and area a lot. Thank you again......

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Carolina Barbeque
Nearest Airport
53 Miles

Gem Mining, Tweetsie Railroad, Zip Lining, Tubing, Antiquing, Grandfather Mountain, Blowing Rock, Table Rock, Rough Ridge, Blue Ridge Parkway, Linville Falls, Linville Caverns


Rates & Availability

Avery County Cabin Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $50
Cleaning Fee $50

We want you to know in advance that we expect you to respect our home and leave our home in the same condition that you found it in order to keep our rental fees low. Our caretaker cleans, sanitizes and prepares for the next renter. If you prefer to pay for FULL cleaning service, please contact us prior to your rental and we will add a $75 fee to your existing cleaning fee.

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High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , This Bathroom is on the main floor.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , This bathroom is in the guest room upstairs.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom found on Main floor across from full bath.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs on the loft with a half bath.
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , There is a futon in the living room.
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
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