Private Resort! 3 cabin 8 Acre w Ponds, Private Waterfall trails, & mini arcade!

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6 bedrooms, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
6 bedrooms, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of Private Resort! 3 cabin 8 Acre w Ponds, Private Waterfall trails, & mini arcade!

Entire cabin

Private Resort! 3 cabin 8 Acre w Ponds, Private Waterfall trails, & mini arcade!

4.9/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
  • Washer

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 140°F
Cashiers, NC

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationWhitewater Falls15 min drive
  • Popular LocationSapphire National Golf Club18 min drive
  • Popular LocationWhiteside Mountain19 min drive
  • AirportClemson, SC (CEU-Oconee County Regional)60 min drive

Space details

6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 18
3000 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
    1 twin/single bed
Bedroom 2
    1 double bed
    2 sleep sofa/futons
Bedroom 3
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 5
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 6
    4 twin/single beds
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2
Bathroom 3

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About this area


Located in Cashiers, this cabin is in the mountains and on the waterfront. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Chattahoochee National Forest and Lake Jocassee. Traveling with kids? Consider High Falls Trail and Highlands Biological Station. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching. Guests appreciate the property's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • The Village Green - 9 min drive
  • Whitewater Falls - 15 min drive
  • Sapphire National Golf Club - 18 min drive
  • Whiteside Mountain - 19 min drive
  • Whisper Lake - 25 min drive

Getting around

  • Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) - 77 min drive


  • The Orchard — 8 min drive
  • Cornucopia Restaurant — 8 min drive
  • The Ugly Dog Public House — 9 min drive
  • Buck's Coffee Cafe — 9 min drive
  • Cafe 107 — 9 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cabin to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Private Resort! 3 cabin 8 Acre w Ponds, Private Waterfall trails, & mini arcade!

Waterfront cabin with private pool and kitchen

If this property is booked for your dates, check out our other WATERFRONT properties, VRBO #2040614 (Crystal Creek Arcade House), and 1435003 (riverfront unicorn w/ sauna)

Impossibly unique and feature-filled! Imagine having everything you want to see and do in Western NC, but then having it ALL TO YOURSELF! Then read on.. Set on an amazing piece of mountain property with two ponds, wild fruits, a spring, open space to play barefoot & hillside tree spaces to relax, this 3-cabin, multi-use property on 8 acres is a storybook place to make memories for a lifetime. Inside you’ll find Golden Tee and Galaga arcade games, 3 tvs stocked w movies and 2 full kitchens!

Then, on top of being it's own destination, this property gives you private access to the highest density of waterfalls, trails, fly-fishing, tubing, hiking, swimming and exploring in all of Western NC, on 100's of acres of Nantahalla National Forest. The private trailhead is just one mile from the front door. (w/ private parking) Imagine having the best hiking destinations & water recreation in Western NC all to yourself, even in peak season..and this is it. There is simply no other property in the Blue Ridge Mountains that offers a private fantasy playland like this..We are very fortunate to own two of the only 7 properties with access to this private trail system & waterfall dense stretch of the WhiteWater River. The access point for the trails is 1 mile down the gravel road from the cabins, and there is parking at the trailhead, so our guests never have to deal with crowds or travel to experience what others have to hike miles to get to. With 7 named falls and a ton of fishing, tubing and swimming holes, it seems too good to be true, but it's real. We searched for years to find this Unicorn, finally did, and now love sharing it with our guests.

Note: ALL the river and falls pictures shown, are part of what is available to our guests, and NOT taken at any public destinations. This is the best kept secret in the Smokies, and all locations shown are less than a one mile hike!

Just 6 miles from downtown Cashiers, you are right in the middle of the best hiking, dining, shopping, golf and other activities that Western North Carolina has to offer. You can also go any direction from the property, and be at gorgeous public waterfalls in less than 3 miles, or you can just sit on any one of 7 porches and take in the incredible views from the cabins, go tubing in the large spring-fed pond, and enjoy private access to some of the most beautiful water adventures in all of Western NC. When it's crowded at other falls, you'll be playing in your own private heaven!

The base rental includes the Main Tree House (3/3) & Lover's Retreat (1/1) - total of 4 private queen bedrooms with baths, a bunk in a living area, three super comfy couches, 3 living areas, two kitchens and a kitchenette - Sleeps 8-12

The optional Add-on is an amazing Kids Bunkhouse that sleeps 8 small or full-sized kids on a queen bed, 4 twin mattresses and two couches. (it is considered Bedroom 5 & 6) It's an open space, with 4 twin mattresses in the loft, and room for 4 on the queen bed and couches below. It has a tv, DVD player, electric heat, fans and a small/c unit, plus a Galaga arcade game! The perfect option for larger groups, especially when grownups and kids all want their own space. With this option, the property can handle 18 guests. See below for more details.

The Lover’s Retreat - A 1 bed, 1 bath, chic, bright, romantic cabin with open views of the garden and pond. Two screened in porches and one sunning porch offer sumptuous lounging for coffee and wine, and the clawfoot tub will soak away your day in luxury. This cabin has a large kitchen, beautiful queen bed with 11" memory foam mattress, and a new comfy couch for reading, movie watching, or just snuggling while you watch the birds play outside. The couch is large enough to sleep an adult or child guest, and there is a washer/dryer.

The Tree House - For the rustic retreat lover, this chic NEW 3 story, 3 bedroom (one is a beautiful loft) 3 bath cabin is a unique work of art; An amazing cabin with a rustic feel but sumptuous, custom decor and all the amenities. Each bedroom is as unique as it is comfortable, has it's own private bath, and the kitchen and living areas are right out of a custom cabin magazine. Here's the Layout:

Bottom Floor - A Huge private covered porch leads to a full 1 bed, 1 bath apartment with it's own private entrance. There's a kitchenette, living area with sectional couch, custom 6 person pub table, chess/reading/gaming area and a super cozy elevated twin bunk for an additional guest. The couch is also big enough to sleep very comfortably. This is so much more than just an additional bedroom, it's perfect for 2-4 guests.

The Main Floor - Another huge, elevated and partially covered porch offers beautiful views and breezes. You enter into an open living & kitchen area whose focal point is a custom built staircase crafted from trees on the property. The kitchen is a fully equipped chef's kitchen, and there's a table for 6 that doubles as an island. This level has a washer/dryer closet, and spa-like master suite with large walk-in shower and a private courtyard leading from the master to the other side of the cabin.

The Loft - Not your average loft, this is one of our favorite spaces on the entire property! It has a huge open bedroom with privacy curtain, separate bath, reading area, and plenty of room to utilize the queen sized blowup mattress for additional guests. The view from the bed is private, and offers picture windows and colors glowing from the stained glass cathedral window. Lots of windows offer views and summer breezes to die for..

Add on options: The Kids Bunkhouse is heaven for either the young, or young at heart. This cabin is an upgrade to our normal pricing; It's designed for larger groups needing more sleeping space, especially for kids, and is exactly what you'd expect to find starring in a summer camp movie! It has electricity, fans and heat to watch movies, play games, play indoor Nerf basketball or just hang out on the porch and enjoy having another separate space. There's two comfy couches, a queen bed, and a cozy loft with 4 twin mattresses. This is a beautiful but primitive cabin with no running water or kitchen. Just imagine the ultimate mountain playhouse.. It comes stocked with movies, games, linens and the most comfortable couches east of the Mississippi. If you need more than 4 private bedrooms, a blowup queen mattress, couches and a twin bunk, ask us about this option..

Additional Notes:

Connectivity - From this property, we're able to work, make calls over wifi as well as landline, and conduct Zoom meetings and attend school via online classes. The wifi is 30MBPS, so it's not high speed fiber, but it's the best one can get in the mountains. We're also in the process of adding an entire house backup automatic power supply, and a second satellite dedicated to Wifi, so that multiple users can have 30MBPS connectivity at once. The WiFi systems will have redundant power supplies so that even if the backup generator were to fail during a power outage, there will still be internet. And, the phone works with or without electricity. We're trying to offer the best combination package of connectivity available in Western NC, but there will little to no cell phone service at the house, or pretty much anywhere in the county that you plan to hike or drive, so plan for that, and feel free to use the landline as much as needed.

On Linens & Laundry - There is a washing machine and two dryers, and each cabin comes with tons of local info and brochures. Note - this property can handle both large and small groups, but there's only so much laundry that can be done between guests, so we do have to limit the towels to 12-14. We provide all linens, blankets rags, dish towels etc, though, so it's just like a hotel, but if you have a favorite bath towel, it may be good to bring one if you're part of a large group, and we can't provide beach towels. But, with two dryers, you can keep all yours as fresh as you wish :)

On Local info - We also provide an extensive welcome email with all kinds of inside information to help make vacation planning a breeze. As VRBO travelers, we treat our guests exactly how we’d hope to be treated, and we love to help answer questions and ensure your vacation is amazing..

Other Mountain things - The mountains are NATURE, and they come with all it's beauty as well as critters! The great thing is there are NO MOSQUITOES, but there are lighting bugs in summer around the ponds, woohoo!! If you are allergic to things like bee stings, definitely bring provisions just in case, as you are surround by national forest, and always be careful around slippery rocks and moving water, because nature can bite if you're not careful.

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Air-conditioned accommodations at this cabin offer private pools and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies. Accommodations are furnished with sofa beds, desk chairs, dining tables, and kitchen islands. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms. Kitchens or kitchenettes offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include showers and hair dryers.

This Cashiers cabin provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include offices, desks, and phones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Tim Gallaway
Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Close to skiing


  • Private pool
  • Shared/communal pool


  • Free WiFi

Family friendly

  • Children's games
  • Children's toys


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster
  • Electric kettle
  • Blender


  • Dining table


  • 6 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed


  • 4 bathrooms
  • Shower
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Hair dryer

Living spaces

  • Wood stove


  • Smart TV with cable/satellite service
  • Video games
  • DVD player
  • Music library
  • Books
  • Video library
  • Games
  • Stereo

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Fenced yard
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Firepit


  • Washing machine and dryer

Work spaces

  • Office
  • Desk
  • Desk chair


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Local meal delivery service

Location highlights

  • On the waterfront
  • In the mountains
  • Near a health or beauty spa

Things to do

  • Snow sports gear
  • Golfing on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Power boating nearby
  • Rock climbing nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 18
  • Unit size: 3000 sq ft (279 sq m)



Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 25


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Long-term renters welcome
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Fantasy 8 Acres Ponds Private Trails Waterfalls Mountain Luxury
Fantasy 8 Acres Ponds Private Trails Waterfalls Mountain Luxury

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 80 out of 87 reviews
5 - Excellent 92%
Rating 4 - Good. 6 out of 87 reviews
4 - Good 7%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 87 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 87 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 87 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%

5/5 Excellent

Great place to unplug!
The check-in process was hassle free and the directions to the house were on point. The house was clean and the kitchen was stocked with all the basics. While we were there we utilized all three accommodations. The Lovers Retreat was perfect for a couple with a full / queen sized bed nice sitting room, kitchen and bathroom. The kids cabin had another full sized bed, 2 couches, a bean bag that was big enough for sleeping and a loft area with several mattresses. There is no bathroom in this cabin, but a portable bathroom outside that we did not use. Finally, the main cabin has 2 separate units. Downstairs had a kitchen, full / queen sized bed and a couch along with a loft mattress accessed by a cute climbing wall. The upper floors are not connected to the lower cabin, so you must walk up the porch steps to the main house with has 2 bedrooms, a kitchen and a sitting area. When we were there, the weather was cold, so we didn’t use the beautiful front porch, but it would be perfect for the summer. My only comment is that in inclement weather, there is no one area that is big enough for a large group to gather. We used the main cabin for this, but with 11 people, it was cramped. The patio would have been perfect for this, but it was cold and rainy. All in all a great get-away.
Stayed 4 nights in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

Loved it
Gorgeous space, perfect location, wonderful for kids. Just a dreamy time! Internet was super slow and that was fabulous because we got our faces out of our phones and connected.

5/5 Excellent

The Property
Very nice! The set up was wonderful! and we enjoyed our weekend!!

5/5 Excellent

Wonderful getaway
We had an excellent stay. Our group consisted of four families, with kids ranging from 7 to 10 years old. The kids had so much fun running around in a pack, playing games on the beautiful lawn, fishing in the pond, and exploring in the woods. The bunk house, complete with a loft, Galiga, and TV with DVD and games added to the magic of this place for our kids. They had such a blast. The adults of the group enjoyed the wonderful decks and fire pit area where we hung out together - such a fun and relaxing property. Having a separate bathroom for each bedroom and having multiple living spaces available, made sharing the property among four families very easy. Probably the most special aspect of this property is the beautiful waterfall and swimming hole that guests can hike to from the cabins. Having a place like that to ourselves was just so cool and memorable. The location of the cabins is fantastic. It is a very easy and short drive from Cashiers, and central to many of the well known hiking spots in the region. Tim was the the absolute best host. He was easy to communicate with, very personable and helpful, and made some great recommendations for food and hiking in the area. I highly recommend renting this property.

5/5 Excellent

Fantastic place for friends & kids!
This property has a lot of great features for everyone to enjoy. Our kids loved fishing in the pond - smaller than the pictures look online, but it was great. Also, the 1.5m hike through the woods to the waterfall swimming spot is incredible. Its not easy to walk from the house. You need to drive down to the actual spot where the trail begins, since it's not on the actual property of the main house. Plan to use backpacks and pack what you need to stay at the waterfall for awhile because it's a 40 min hike to get there. It's definitely worth it! We had a lot of kids and they really enjoyed our walk through the forest. The location of the property is very close to downtown Cashiers, so it's easy to get into town to enjoy shopping and eating out. The downside is the tv/wifi is terrible, so be prepared to be totally unplugged for the entire stay, unless you drive into town. We couldn't watch football or use the internet at all from the house. The homes are clean and it's nice to have space between multiple families to use. The main house/kitchen area is pretty small, but the deck allowed us to all hangout and eat together. Tim is great to deal with, super responsive to any needs/request.