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Dorothy Palmer

Member since: 2012
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Speaks english

Chic Authentic 1940's Mountain Cabin, with Streams, Falls and View of Whiteside

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of the Cashiers vacation cabin rental

Roy Bunn came to the Carolinas from Iowa in the 1940’s, bought a mountaintop and built this cozy winterized home to live in while he developed sites for the rest of the neighborhood. He selected the best lot, with a view of Whiteside Mountain, and nestled his home right next to a stream that cascades over a small falls, runs along the side of the house down to a waterfall below. He built a bridge across the stream and through a tunnel of mountain laurel Mr. Bunn could walk to a quiet meadow under an enormous hemlock tree, five acres in all.

When my family constructed the house a short hike past Mr. Bunn’s grapevine, the families grew to know each other and his house became affectionately known as The Bunn House. Mr. Bunn has passed on, as well as my grandparents. Now it’s our house, with all its mementos and curious eccentricities, like the copper envelope holder by the entrance, swinging Dutch door into the office and Mr. Bunn’s safari hat hanging on a piece of old laurel root outside that sometimes houses a bluebird nest. Three families were raised here and now we are ready to share it with you.

Designed by Mr. Bunn, and built by a well-known builder out of Highlands, the house is paneled predominantly with smooth cedar plank boards. The living room boasts exposed beveled beams, with wood covered bolts, a cherry floor and wormy chestnut paneled walls, a rarity after the blight of the chestnut trees. My mother added the chic, replacing all the drapes and reupholstering the wagon wheel rocker, chair and sofa five years ago with an updated elegance, as well as updating all the appliances. Interior solid doors allow you to close off the living room and light a fire on cool summer nights making a very cozy atmosphere. In the morning you can heat up the kitchen with another fire there, or turn on the furnace for an hour or two until the day warms up, often to a perfect 72 in the summer. In a heat wave, fans are all that are needed to keep cool after opening the windows for cross ventilation.

Twilight is my favorite time on the deck, stretched out on cushy cypress wood chairs listening to the birds while light closes down on Whiteside Mountain. During the day, hummingbirds buzz the flowers and the trees move in the breeze. You might see a black bear pass through the yard if you are quiet enough. When it rains, Adirondack chairs on the front porch sit safely under shelter and allow you to read or just enjoy the sounds of the Appalachian rain forest. Wild flowers grow along the stream and the granite gravel drive, while laurel drop blooms on the trail and rhododendron grow like trees. It’s a magical fairyland, two miles from Cashiers, a growing town of good eats, folk art, antiques and an exclusive Italian dress shop. Highlands, only ten miles in the other direction is a relative metropolis with furniture shops, an antique auction house, summer stock theater, the Center for Cultural Enlightenment and the impressive Bascam Center for Visual Arts. But hiking is what a lot of people come to the mountains for, and we have a library of books to suit your interests in wandering, collecting and watching.

From humble beginnings, we try to maintain our humility and not overprice the simple life. You will have everything you need and none of the worries you left behind. Cable TV and WIFI, comfortable beds and amenable temperatures offer an atmosphere unparalleled.

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Suitability:
  • long term renters welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Dorothy Palmer (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks english

Location

Hiking Whiteside Mountain is one of the most popular activities to see the entire valley. Scramble over the rocks to views all the way around the precipice, but feel safe with the carefully maintained fencing and trail. Also, Panthertown Valley Trail Map shows miles of trails and a multitude of waterfalls to explore. Both places are minutes from the cabin. Whitewater rapids are navigated along the Chatooga either guided at higher levels or in personal inner tubes at lower levels.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cabin rental in Cashiers, North Carolina

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 19 2017 - Aug 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
C$263
C$5,595
 
 
October
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
C$263
C$5,595
 
 
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
C$1,119
Flat fee
 
 
Summer
Jun 18 2018 - Aug 19 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$263
C$5,595
 
 
October
Oct 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$263
C$5,595
 
 
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 21 2018 - Nov 24 2018
4 night minimum stay
C$1,119
Flat fee
 
 
Summer
Jun 17 2019 - Aug 18 2019
3 night minimum stay
C$263
C$5,595
 
 
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 27 2019 - Nov 30 2019
4 night minimum stay
C$1,119
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
C$230
C$5,595
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection C$78
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in Cashiers, North Carolina

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Electric heater in wall for chilly mornings
    Hall Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Electric heater in wall for chilly mornings.
  • The hall bathroom is shared by the master bedroom and the guest bathroom is off the guest room giving it a private entrance.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Bathroom is in the hallway, beautiful view of Whiteside!
    Guest Bedroom - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Private full bathroom, large closet, antique bed
  • Queen size Beds (1) The master bedroom has a queen bed and a view of Whiteside Mountain, Twin or Single Beds (2) The guest room has a double bed between two twin beds, creating a family style arrangement. A full bathroom is off this room.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • porch/lanai ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • long term renters welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
A note on bears: Bears live in the mountains and are a protected species. In Stillmont as elsewhere, there have been some bear sightings and a few break-ins due to lack of diligence in keeping accessible windows closed and locked while cooking, at night and when leaving the house. They are skittish and do not want to see humans anymore than we want to interact with them. What to do? Close and lock (they can open windows that are not locked) all the windows on the driveway side of the house and on the deck (they can climb onto the deck) when you are cooking, sleeping and gone. Bring the grill inside the dining room after its cooled at night before bed and close the door to the kitchen and bedrooms. Keep garage door closed and food out of cars. That usually takes care of it!