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Exclusive Getaway W/ Fabulous Mountain & Lake Views, Hot Tub!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Simply Gorges Cabin is an exclusive mountain getaway nestled between the Gorges State Forest and one thousand acres of protected private sanctuary. Take pleasure in the unparalleled views of the Carolina Mountains overlooking Lake Jocassee as you discover the definition of God’s country. The breathtaking vistas and tranquil surroundings are reserved only for the guests of this spectacular mountain haven. You, your family and friends will be captivated by the scenery and find yourselves immediately at peace.

Located in Transylvania County where 50% of the land is protected state and national forests and where you will find the highest concentration of waterfalls in North America, Simply Gorges also borders South Carolina State forests. Guests of Simply Gorges awake each morning to views most visitors to the mountains must drive or hike to see anything comparable. Imagine yourself being inspired every day and so relaxed that not going anywhere and 'staying in'...can be a real treat!

The top floor has an inviting open floor plan with large picture windows. This is the main living area with walnut floors, a fully equipped kitchen, living room, dining room, sun room, and deck with seating and grill. The kitchen features all stainless steel appliances including a great gas stove and pot filler, a large refrigerator, and a Bosch dishwasher. There are custom glass front cabinets and beautiful granite counter-tops. You will find everything you need in this kitchen and throughout the home: plenty of glassware, cookware, small appliances, spices, basic condiments, a tea selection, coffee, creamer, sugar, cooking oils, baking supplies, storage supplies(foil, baggies, etc), all paper products, soaps, detergents, dryer sheets, etc. Simply Gorges is also equipped with a supply of toddler items such as sippy cups, utensils, toddler plates, etc. Even four-legged guests are supplied with dog bowls! All you will need to bring is your main food items and drinks.

A large granite bar seats 4 in addition to 2 other table and chair options for dining. The living room area has a stone fireplace, leather furnishings, and a sofa bed opposite a lovely window seat. The queen bedroom has a plush comforter and pillows, a dresser, ample closet space, and complimentary robes.

On this level is also where you will find the upper deck, which is the perfect spot for viewing the amazing sunsets. The deck has glass balusters so as not to interfere with the views. It also has comfortable seating and a stainless steel gas grill. The deck is gated, so your small children and furry family members can safely enjoy the views with you while you grill!

The second level is where you will find a large partially covered deck, an outdoor dining area, a cozy swing and a wonderful hot tub overlooking North and South Carolina mountains as well as Lake Jocassee. Also on this floor is a spacious bedroom with a King bed, dresser, a separate sitting room, full bath, and complimentary robes. The utility room housing the washer and dryer is also on this level.

Simply Gorges is located on 5 acres of private property. The natural forest surroundings lends itself to being very private and peaceful. Garden areas provide 360 degrees of beautiful views. Children soon discover the rope swing and parents soon discover the difficulty of getting them off the swing! A short trail on the property will lead you to huge stone outcroppings and stone steps in the back of the cabin lead to a garden area and places from which to pick wild blackberries.

After dining inside or outside, gather around the fire pit and enjoy making some smores for dessert! A supply of wood for burning is available for guests to use as well as some fire logs(non wood/clean burning) for use if you prefer to burn environmentally friendly logs in the fireplace.

***Upcoming events and activities***

APRIL 12: 15th Annual Assault On The rides through the Carolinas fundraiser

MAY 23-25: Brevard's White Squirrel Festival, Annual Squirrel Box Derby, Old Time Music Competition

JUNE-AUGUST: Brevard Music Center Festival and Concert Series

JUL 4: Brevard's 4th of July Festival and Fireworks Celebration

AUGUST-SEPT.: The Carolina Youth Mountain Bike League

SEPT. : Pisgah Mountain Bike Stage Race

OCT. : Halloweenfest

NOV. : The Swank 65 Mountain Bike Journey

DEC. : Brevard's Annual Twilight Tour

ONGOING: Weekly Jam Sessions by local musicians and Bluegrass bands at Silvermont and other local spots, Cycling and Mountain Bike Group Rides, Group Runs/Jogs, Weekly events/tours at P.A.R.I., Transylvania Tailgate Market, other activities can be found by clicking on the visitwaterfalls link.

More Details

Deborah Scott
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2017

Why Deborah Scott chose Brevard

We have lived and traveled to many places and even lived in many different parts of this county (Transylvania). Nothing can compare to this hidden gem that we found in 2006. Simply Gorges has been our home until recently, when we bought another property in the same neighborhood. Guests that stay at Simply Gorges awaken to views every morning that other people have to drive or hike to in order to see anything remotely comparable. Every day when you gaze upon the beauty of the surroundings, you immediately feel at peace. One can't help but be reminded of God's blessings He has bestowed upon us. We have been absolutely thrilled to be able to share this little piece of Heaven on earth with our guests.

What makes this house unique

Simply Gorges is a secluded luxurious home located in a private neighborhood which borders protected state forests. The unobstructed view from this cabin is spectacular and unbeatable. You will be mesmerized from the moment you walk in the door.

Within a 25 mile radius, you can reach everything---Gorges State Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway, PARI, Table Rock State Park, Jocassee State Park, Pisgah National Forest, Dupont State Park, Sapphire Valley Ski Resort, Brevard Music Center, fishing, golfing, skiing, water sports, hiking, shopping, antiquing, live music, theater, crafts, fine arts, dining and more.

Or you just might want to stay in and enjoy the hot tub, the view, huge rock outcroppings on the property, picking wild blackberries in the back yard, swinging on the swings, or hiking around the area.


Brevard House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa (1) - This is a Queen size, very high quality Sofa bed and is located in the living room
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Fire pit, garden areas, full size second refrigerator/freezer in lower deck area.


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Beautiful view from Simply Gorges

  • 4 of 5

Stayed here in late November for two nights. The house is not easy to get to if coming up 178 from South Carolina, but just allow plenty of time for the twisty roads. The last mile is on gravel road but not very difficult to navigate. This place is very private and has an outstanding view of the remote wilderness below you. Everything is here to make your stay most comfortable. Plenty of wood for the wood burning fireplace and the hot tub is perfect to watch the stars. There is a nice table inside that allow you to eat looking out large windows and enjoy top of the mountain dining. We took a nice hike at the Gorges state park, allow about 35 minutes to drive there. The best advice is to bring all your food and beverages with you and just plan not to leave. Nice outdoor grill allows for grilling anything you may like for dinner. This is a great mountain getaway about halfway between Charlotte and Atlanta. If you want the best long range view, a outdoor hot tub and a wood burning fire place, then look no further and book your stay now.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure accommodating you and your wife and pup this November and I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and plan to return in the near future. The Frozen Creek access to the Gorges State Park is only about 3.5 miles time you visit, it would only be a very short drive to some nice hiking trails there as well. I have taken previous guests hiking to private waterfalls right in the makes it even more of a reason some guests never want to leave the property :) Thank you again for the kind review....looking forward to having you back soon! ~Debbie
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Amazing Views!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Simply Gorges. The cabin is very comfortable and warm. Can't say enough about the amazing views and when we walked in there was music playing on the satellite TV and it just seemed so welcoming! Our mouths dropped looking out the picture windows at the mountains. Fabulous kitchen and grill to enjoy meals in house! Thank you Debbie!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being such great guests and for the wonderful comments! It was a pleasure accommodating you both (and furbaby) and hope you will be able to stay a bit longer next time so I can show you some of the waterfalls we talked about. Have a blessed Thanksgiving! ~Debbie
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A Anniversay Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I wanted to get away for a few days from the hustle and bustle of life. We absolutely loved our stay. Everything about the house was pristine and the customer service before during and after was amazing. The views were incredible. Would recommend to anyone!

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing Simply Gorges for your special destination for your anniversary! I have been so blessed to host people celebrating special occasions. Anything I can do to make my guests' special day even more memorable...I will do so. Thank yo again for the kind comments. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! ~Debbie
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Wonderful time

  • 5 of 5

Very nice home with all the amenities you could ask for. Unbelievable view looks like all new appliances,plumbing large comfortable king size bed enjoyed cooking out and the hot tub was just what we needed. I would highly recommend simply Georgia's to anyone.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing Simply Gorges for your recent getaway to the mountains. It was a pleasure meeting you and your furbabies! I am so glad you enjoyed everything and hope you can plan a return trip soon! ~Debbie
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A stunning place for a relaxing mountain get-a-way.

  • 5 of 5

I contacted Debbie earlier this year in February regarding our annual Fall trip to the mountains but expressed my interest in something a bit different from the Smoky Mountain Madness. She answered all of my questions in detail regarding the Brevard area - an area new to me. This past week was fantastic. We opened the door to an extremely clean and well kept home overlooking a stunning and private mountain range. The drive is a little slow from the main road because it is windy and the last 1.3 miles is gravel. Certainly doable. We stocked up on groceries in Brevard which was about 30 minutes away. The bathrooms, the bedrooms, the kitchen was all stocked with everything we needed including linens for the glorious hot tub that had a completely unobstructed view of the mountain range it overlooked. We made the Pisgah Forest, Dupont forest and Gorges state park our focus for the week and took in hikes that accounted for almost 60 miles of trails. This was the first time we took our Dog - and he had an amazing time. We also were close enough to the neighboring Hendersonville county for a fantastic Pizza at Pi-Squared. Coming home to the views and privacy after a long day of hiking was just tremendous and not nearly as stressful as the traffic in Pigeon Force or Gatlinburg. At almost 3500 ft elevation Debbie's home was in the perfect location for late fall color change. The only small complaint we had was the beds. They "felt" a bit worn out as both the upstairs bed and downstairs bed felt like they had a wallowed out mattress from years of guests. We actually stayed in separate rooms so we could each make the most out of the mattresses. My only other ask is to fix the lighting over the gas stove. It was a little dark while cooking. Everything else about our experience was fantastic. We can't wait to plan another trip next fall and take in some fishing and biking. Thank you Debbie!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was delighted to be able to accommodate you and your special service dog for a beautiful week in the mountains of Brevard! Simply Gorges is truly a special place and I try VERY hard to make sure my guests are not only wowed by the property, and the jaw dropping views, but that everything inside and out is ideal. Besides keeping a well appointed house with everything a guest would need, I always keep extra light bulbs and batteries on hand, so replacing a burned out bulb on the stove hood in this case or anywhere in the house can easily be done. I also have a maintenance person and a house keeper who at a moment's notice can address any need if I am unable to personally do so myself as I do live locally. My guests have my mobile number and email as well as the housekeeper's mobile number if there is anything ever needing to be fixed or replaced. I never was notified until seeing this review that there was anything needing my attentions or else I would have immediately done so. As one can see from my other reviews, I am VERY responsive and go above and beyond to make sure my guests have a wonderful experience while staying at Simply Gorges. I know you all wanted to return for Christmas because you enjoyed Simply Gorges so much, but saw that is already booked for the holidays. Hopefully you will be able to plan a return trip at another time or in the spring as ANY time in the mountains is a great time!!!
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  • 5 of 5

When you walk into Simply Gorges, the view takes your breath away. Everything was perfect, neat and clean. We had a wonderful time during our stay at Simply Gorges and highly recommend Debbie and her beautiful cottage to anyone wanting to get away and enjoy the beautiful mountains!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Asheville Regional (AVL)
Nearest Barpub
16 Miles
Downtown Brevard
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
Brevard, Lake Toxaway, Cashiers, Pisgah Forest
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Highway 64
Nearest Restaurant
16 Miles
Brevard, Lake Toxaway, Cashiers, Pisgah Forest
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Sapphire Valley Ski Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
The Gorges State Park Access
Nearest Point of Interest
Whitewater Falls
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Historic Downtown Brevard
Nearest Point of Interest
Dupont State Forest
Nearest Point of Interest
Pisgah National Forest
Nearest Point of Interest
Looking Glass Waterfall
Nearest Point of Interest
Sliding Rock
Nearest Point of Interest
Wolf Lake
Nearest Point of Interest
Blue Ridge Parkway
Nearest Point of Interest
Headwaters Outfitters
Nearest Point of Interest
Jocasse State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Table Rock State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Sapphire Valley Recreation Area
Nearest Point of Interest
Fairfield Lake
Nearest Point of Interest
Lake Toxaway
Car: necessary

Simply Gorges is located on a private mountain with unparallelled views of Lake Jocasse and both North and South Carolina Mountains. The cabin is 16 miles from shopping, restaurants, golfing, music events, etc. It is 37 miles from Asheville Regional Airport and approximately 60 miles from Greenville Spartanburg Airport.

Secluded in this mountain paradise, you will discover hiking trails, breathtaking waterfalls that only homeowners and their guests are privileged to see and experience. Many people will have to drive long distances then hike for hours in order to be able to see anything like the views you will see from Simply Gorges!

If golfing is your desire, you may choose from several beautiful courses located between 30-45 minutes from Simply Gorges. Included among them are those designed by Arnold Palmer with signature waterfalls as backdrops. If you enjoy cycling or mountain biking, Transylvania County is fast becoming the hottest destination for these activities with weekly group rides and many cycling events scheduled throughout the year. If music is your passion, enjoy weekly jam sessions in Brevard and weekly jam sessions at locations throughout the area. Many restaurants provide live music as well. Concerts are scheduled throughout the year at Brevard College and Brevard Music Center hosts nationally and internationally known musical events and concerts. If fishing is your what you love to do, then you can fish at the pond, or fish the Davidson or French Broad Rivers...and catch some of the most beautiful rainbow trout you have ever seen! You can even trailer your boat or rent one for use on the rivers or on Lake Jocassee , Lake Keowee or some of the other lakes located in the surrounding areas.

Whether you enjoy sporting activities, music, shopping or simply wish to get away to relax....Simply Gorges is perfectly located to be able to accommodate your needs.

Below are some of the things that describe this location:

Land of Waterfalls, Transylvania County, Blue Ridge, Smokies, National Forest, Gorges State Park, Blue Ridge Parkway, French Broad River, Toxaway River, Lake Jocassee, Pisgah National Forest, art, Brevard Music Center, White Squirrel Festival, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, white water rafting, tubing, golf, skiing, antiquing, theater, bluegrass, Mountain Music Festival, scenic drives, Sliding Rock, Mt. Pisgah, Grandfather Mountain, Devil's Courthouse, Caesar's Head State Park, Pretty Place, lakes, wildlife, horseback riding, fall foliage, Whitewater Falls, fly fishing, gem mining, dining, PARI,


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning Fee $85
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 11.75%

Holidays are subject to higher rates and/or longer required length of stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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