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Cozy mountain cabin bordering national forest

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cabin
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bathroom cabin on forested lot at the base of Mount Pisgah

Rustic and inviting cabin along a lovely mountain creek, borders Pisgah National Forest. You will love relaxing on the deck under the trees listening to the peaceful sounds of our creek. Inside your private retreat you will find a full kitchen, comfortable dining and living areas including TV, Blue Ray player and free high-speed wireless Internet access. Spend the cool evenings in front of a cozy fire. Nestled at the base of Mount Pisgah, your backyard is over 80,000 acres of protected National Forest. Enjoy hiking, mountain biking, and long nature walks just outside the front door. Take a leisurely drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway, just four miles from the cabin. At Creekstone Cabin you're only a 20-minute drive to Asheville and the best the area has to offer in attractions, entertainment, dining, shopping, outdoor activities, and more.

INSIDE THE CABIN

The upstairs loft is accessed by a narrow spiral staircase to the catwalk (see pictures) leading to the bed area at one end and and the dressing area at the other. Please mind your head up here as the ceiling is vaulted and the highest clearance is only 6 feet. The bed faces creek side, letting you drift off to sleep to its soothing sound. When you awaken, you will find yourself just below canopy level looking down on the moss and rhododendron-covered back yard; a great way to greet your day. The downstairs bedroom has a double bed and is also faces creek side so everyone gets lulled to sleep by the burbling creek.

The kitchen is fully equipped with cookware, bakeware and your serving/dining needs. The kitchen has a microwave, toaster, mixer, utensils, paper and cleaning products, and full sized stove and range; everything you need to prepare a great meal. In the cabinet above the microwave you will find growlers to a couple of our local breweries and we hope you put them to good use!

The living area is a great place to relax for conversation or a good book in front of a crackling fire. Enjoy a movie from our library or stream from the cabin's Netflix account or your own streaming service via ROKU. Use your mobile device to stream your own music playlists through the Bluetooth equipped surround sound system. My cabin provides a great blend of rustic feel with the modern conveniences of the digital age.

The well lit bathroom has modern fixtures, and offers a shower/tub combination. While small it has what you need, including hair dryer, soaps and shampoo in case you run short, and all your linen/paper needs.

OUTSIDE

The three season deck is just about every guest's favorite feature; a spacious 16' x 20' with gas grill, teak furniture, tiki torches and deck umbrella complete with lights! Great for entertaining, reading, watching the humming birds, goldfinches, and cardinals all to the backdrop of the burbling creek. To sit out here wrapped in the nurturing embrace of the woods will renew your strength and replenish your spirit.

Off the back side of the deck is a path that leads across the creek and into the national forest. Enjoy a short hike to Stonybrook Creek (1/3 mile) or a 3 mile round trip journey up to the abandoned logging road on the ridge line above the cabin. Take a walk down the road and explore the modest homes and cabins in the area.

The Pisgah National Forest and DuPont Forest in the area offer more hiking than a person could possibly do in a lifetime. You will find hiking guide books and maps at the cabin that can help you decide which hikes are right for you. The Blue Ridge Parkway is 4 miles up the road from the cabin offering breath taking views, scenic drives, and (you guessed it!) plenty of hiking.

GRATITUDE

I'd like to say thank you for taking the time to consider booking my cabin. This truly is a special place that is precious to me; I miss living here every single day. My intent is to return and make Creekstone Cabin my permanent residence in 2020, maybe earlier if I'm very lucky. It has been a joy for me to share the cabin with like-minded people, looking for respite from life's demands. I am truly grateful to all my guests; you make it possible for me to hold on to this rustic gem.

-John

More Details

Owner
John
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

About John

I'm a forty-something engineer who grew up living all across the US; from Hawaii to Florida. While serving my country, I was able to continue my travels and experience different cultures and visit many amazing places. I have a great appreciation of life's simple pleasures and I believe Creekstone Cabin is one of those special places where you can reconnect with nature and truly relax.

John purchased this cabin in 1998

Why John chose Asheville Area

The cabin was my primary home for many years. I've since moved to Raleigh to pursue career opportunities but I could not bring myself to sell the cabin. One stay and you'll understand why; it's a small slice of heaven complete with a babbling brook to lull you to sleep. This truly is a rustic gem and I hope that all who stay at Creekstone Cabin will love it as much as I do.

What makes this cabin unique

Enjoy the big stone fireplace with wood burning stove to warm up by. Upstairs loft-style bedroom feels like your staying in a tree house and both bedrooms face the creek side of the house. The deck is perfect for enjoying your favorite beverage while watching the hummingbirds and goldfinches. Take a hike in the Pisgah National Forest following the path right from the deck! There are modern touches that I've done my best to merge with the rustic - Surround sound with blue tooth connectivity, high speed internet, LED TV, and all modern appliances.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We felt at home in a vacation-y sort of way, like we had been coming here for years. The cabin is comfy and has everything you might need, including the burbling creek for a lullaby.
Jun 2010
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Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Cozy mountain cabin bordering national forest
average rating of 4.6842103 based on 128 reviews
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Wonderful getaway

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was just what I needed. I enjoyed getting away and being secluded but not too far away from stores or attractions. The cabin was just the right size for myself and my sister to enjoy our together time and also our separateness. It was great to just enjoy the quiet and relax while playing games or catching up on Netflix shows. And the Biltmore attraction was a wonderful experience which isn't too far away from the area either. I would definitely come back to this cabin!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing to stay at my cabin, Amanda! It was my pleasure to have you and your sister as guests. I really appreciate how tidy you left the place! We'd love to have you back on your next trip to the Asheville area. Thanks again! -John
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Great location and lovely wood burning stove. Very nice grocery store close by with a great beer selection. 30 minutes to downtown.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Emily! I'm glad to hear you had a great time at the cabin and thank you for taking such great care of the place. We'd love to have you back again on your next trip to the Asheville area. -John
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Great little cabin nestled up in the woods. Very quiet and well kept.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time during our stay at the Red Loft cabin. It was very close to everywhere we wanted to go. My boys loved exploring up on the Blue Ridge and heading over to Bryson City to ride the train. Our excursion into Asheville was a big hit, as well. My favorite part was reading my current favorite author's work on the front porch in the frosty morning air, a hot mug of coffee and the squirrels rustling through the leaves. Just the thing that I was needing! The only thing that would have made this place more perfect would be a fire in the hearth. Maybe a propane one, hint hint?? That would have made me never want to leave! Overall, a great stay at a great cabin in a great place. If we are ever back in the area again, I will definitely try to book this one again.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Mitch. Glad to hear you had a wonderful time at Mike's Cabin! Best regards, John
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Cozy Creekstone

  • 5 of 5

This was my second stay at the Creekstone Cabin. Last year I stayed with my mom and new I had to come back with my significant other. We went for a mini-honeymoon and it was the perfect place. We were able to do a lot of what we like to do at home... watch tv and read, while also doing some hiking. That's what's so great about this cabin. You never have to leave while you're there. We brought our own food to cook in the well-stocked kitchen. You get the best of both worlds... you get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, yet can be at a store in 5 minutes when you realize you forgot your hairbrush! (: The owner has done a wonderful job of making it a home-away-from-home for anyone who ventures to Creekstone. Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Haley. I am so pleased that you chose to come back for your honeymoon! I cannot ask for higher praise. You and your family will always be welcome at Creekstone Cabin. Best wishes to the Newlyweds! -John
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Welcoming cabin...

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in this lovely and cozy cabin brought peace and calm to our visits. A unique blend of furnishings was interesting and fun. Loved the antique sofa. Our host was extraordinary in providing information about the area and making us feel at home. The trail outside the cabin lead to an interesting walk in the gorgeous fall weather. I'm looking forward to a return visit.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dan & Jenny! I'm so glad to hear that you had a great time. The antique sofa is circa 1860s and you can see a similar one outfit with yellow fabric in the movie, Gone With the Wind. I do hope you join the Creekstone family of repeat guests! Best regards, John
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Rustic

  • 5 of 5

We had another wonderful few days at Creekstone cabin. As always it ended too soon.The cabin is always very clean and well stocked.The care taker is a wonderful lady who is very helpful if you need anything at all. I am looking forward to next year. Pam.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Pam. The door is always open for you at Creekstone Cabin. Hope to see you again next year! Best regards, John
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Map

Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport (AVL)
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Candler Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 905 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Downstairs bedroom sleeps 2
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Loft-style bedroom, sleeps 2
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • whitewater rafting

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