Unicorn! Riverfront Sauna & Cabana, Private Waterfalls, Trails, & fly fishing!

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3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Unicorn! Riverfront Sauna & Cabana, Private Waterfalls, Trails, & fly fishing!

Entire home

Unicorn! Riverfront Sauna & Cabana, Private Waterfalls, Trails, & fly fishing!

5.0/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer

Cleaning and safety practices

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

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationWhitewater Falls18 min drive
  • Popular LocationSapphire National Golf Club22 min drive
  • Popular LocationWhisper Lake28 min drive
  • AirportClemson, SC (CEU-Oconee County Regional)64 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 8
2200 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    2 twin/single beds
Bedroom 3
    1 king bed
Bathroom 1
    Bathtub/shower combo
Bathroom 2
    Bathtub/shower combo
Bathroom 3
    Bathtub/shower combo
Bathroom 4
    No shower or bathtub

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About this area


This vacation home is located on the waterfront and in an area with good shopping. 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.

What's nearby

  • The Village Green - 13 min drive
  • Whitewater Falls - 18 min drive
  • Hogback Lake - 22 min drive
  • Sapphire National Golf Club - 22 min drive
  • Whisper Lake - 28 min drive

Getting around

  • Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) - 81 min drive


  • The Orchard — 11 min drive
  • The Ugly Dog Public House — 13 min drive
  • Buck's Coffee Cafe — 13 min drive
  • Cafe 107 — 13 min drive
  • Winslow's Hideaway — 13 min drive

About this property

Entire place

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

Unicorn! Riverfront Sauna & Cabana, Private Waterfalls, Trails, & fly fishing!

Riverfront vacation home with private pool and kitchen
* Note - The property amenities show a hot tub, but this property actually has a 4-6 person true Finnish wood dry/steam Sauna that is riverfront! It's awesome, but is not a hot-tub, however VRBO does not have an option to list a Sauna as an amenity *

If this property is booked, check out our NEW VRBO# 2040614 (Crystal Creek ARCADE house) - Awesome spring fed creek, huge treehouse style decks, ARCADE w/ VR and classic games, ping pong, and two 65" tv's w/ 100's of movies!

This is simply a dream come true property! - 3 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath - Quiet Riverfront on the Whitewater River, close to Cashiers, with no traffic noise, and truly the most amazing destinations & amenities in all of Western NC, right at your fingertips, all in the back yard & within a short walking distance! Imagine the most beautiful waterfalls, river stretches, fishing, hiking and trails in the Smokies, but having it all to yourself. This property is one of only 6 that has access to a huge area of Nantahala national forest where you can hike, hunt, fish and play year round. ALL pictures shown on this site are taken either in the back yard, or within a 1 mile walk from the property, and will NOT be found on any tourist map! Our guests all receive lots of detailed information after booking that will tell you all about our favorite secret spots both in the private trail areas and in the Cashiers area. We make it easy to make your vacation the trip of a lifetime!

Unique cancellation policy! Our online cancellation has to be a vrbo offered selection, but we actually refund 100% no matter what, as long as we’re able to rebook! We refuse to make money on cancellations, and have, so far, been able to refund all guests throughout 2020.

The Cabin - All on one level, with huge open living, chef's kitchen, stone fireplace and an elevated walkway that leads to a huge riverfront gazebo with stone grill. Then, a true Finnish Sauna for 4-6 that's on the river, with a path to crystal clear water for true hot/cold immersion therapy. The ultimate in riverfront luxury and relaxation! Plenty of flat area parking, and just one mile off of Highway 107, 6 miles South of Cashiers NC.

The Layout: (All beds are new memory foam mattresses!)

One King river view master suite with private bath and huge window shower
One Queen river view suite with private bath
One double twin bed suite (that can be pushed together) with private bath
Huge comfy sectional sofa and queen blowup mattress, with 1/2 bath in the large open living area, so guest 7 & 8 have their own bath too.

The crystal clear Whitewater River is your back yard, where you can fly fish for trout, then enjoy the huge grill, sauna & cabana overlooking the river. The river is mostly inaccessible to public fishing, and the trout are fed regularly, so some of the best fly fishing in NC is literally in the back yard. Nestled inside the Nantahala National Forest, this property literally puts everything you want to see and do in Western NC right at your fingertips, so wildlife, including amazing trout fishing literally from the yard, abounds. We maintain a private trail system that consists of roughly a 2.5 mile loop, featuring 6 names falls, and scores of other beautiful creeks and river areas to explore and play. It's like having a dozen of the most popular hiking trails and falls in Western NC, but having them all to yourself in a very condensed, private area. Our guests are always overwhelmed that it's actually true, and even better then they imagined. We love sharing our dream come true property!

The living space in this home is huge, and offers a large screened in porch and miles of windows to allow the beauty of the surroundings in. Nature, beautiful water, and adventure surround the home, and inside awaits the most comfortable, relaxing space that the all new decor could create. Imagine the best of Western NC waterfall country outside, and a spa inside.

Have a big group? We also have a larger, multi-cabin property on the same road (VRBO #869552) that has been very successful, so If you have a larger group, check that one out! It has access to the same trails and falls, and is one mile away on the same road.

Truly the only property in Western NC that offers EVERYTHING, including private hiking and access to Waterfalls, fishing and swimming that top anything on the public maps. Imagine the best water in NC all to yourself, and this is IT! No lines in peak season, and four seasons of photographic beauty to enjoy. This spacious 3 bedroom 3.5 bath has 2.5 acres on the Whitewater River with 4 season lounging & privacy, but only 6 miles to shopping & dining in Cashiers NC!

The riverfront features an elevated walkway to a large cabana overlooking the river. Sip wine or grill your favorite steak while you soak up the gentle sounds of water, and look across the river into beautiful national forest. There is NO highway noise to interrupt your serenity here!

Surrounded by National Forest in a secluded private neighborhood, you're in the heart of waterfall country, just 6 miles to town, and can walk to the most scenic waterfalls, tubing and swimming imaginable. There is simply nothing like this available so grab it while you can as it's brand new to the market.

**Things to keep in mind about Western NC - There are bugs, thunderstorms, little to no cell signals in the entire area of Western NC, and communications are almost exclusively via satellite, so please know that being in nature does come with some risks, but we do all we can to work around them by offering satellite internet that has several hours of backup power supply, landline phones (w/ free long distance), and close proximity to town.

Additional Note on 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. We actually have two satellites dedicated to Wi-Fi, just in case of a hardware crash, etc, so we have twice the capacity of other cabins, and redundancy in equipment. The WiFi systems also have battery backup, so even in a power outage the internet still works. We're also in the process of adding an entire house backup automatic power supply, which will be completed in late 2020. Also, the landline phone works with or without electricity, so that calls can always be made in or out during an emergency, or simply for convenience. We're trying to offer the best combination package of connectivity available in Western NC, but there will not be cell phone service at the house, or pretty much anywhere in the county that you plan to hike or drive.

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Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer private pools and fireplaces. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils.

Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. Televisions come with DVD players. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

Recreational amenities at the vacation home include a sauna.

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
  • Sauna
  • Massages


  • WiFi available

Parking and transportation

  • Onsite parking options include a garage
  • Car not required

Family friendly

  • Children's games


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Spices
  • Paper towels


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


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

Living spaces

  • Fireplace


  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Games
  • Books
  • Video library
  • Music library
  • Stereo

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue grill
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Limited housekeeping
  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

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

Things to do

  • Water sports equipment
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Rock climbing nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Hunting nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Water tubing nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby

Safety features

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


  • Sleeps 8
  • Unit size: 2200 sq ft (204 sq m)

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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
A car is not required for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

Unicorn New Riverfront Cabana Private Falls Trails Quiet House
Unicorn New Riverfront Cabana Private Falls Trails Quiet

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Overall score and ratings



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5/5 Excellent

Amazing views and very cozy cabin
We really enjoyed our stay here, I can't say enough about how amazing Tim is, quick to respond to questions and very helpful. We loved the openness of the main living space and that everything was on one level (very rare it feels in the mountains to not have to climb stairs!) The river views are amazing and we loved grilling on the cabana. The indoor and outdoor fireplace gave options to stay warm and cozy together. Can't wait to come back, hopefully in warmer weather to enjoy the river. The city of cashiers and highlands are less than 30 minutes from the house and were also, delightful.
Stayed 4 nights in Jan 2022

5/5 Excellent

Fantastic Experience - Everything was perfect!!!
There are not many times that I can write that my vacation was perfect, but I can this time. Starting from the top, Tim, the owner, is welcoming and very responsive. Any questions I had were answered immediately. The house is super clean and very comfortable. I particularly loved the floor plan. Each couple had their own separate wing so each had plenty of privacy. The kitchen is well equipped and very comfortable for several adults to prepare foods at the same time. We played games, made vision boards for 2022, and shopped and ate plenty. I could go on and on, but I'll save you that. Just want to say, I wouldn't hesitate to go back and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Unicorn to my family and friends.
Stayed 6 nights in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

Exceptional Overall Experience
We had one of those rare instances where we actually needed to get into touch with Tim, the owner, during our stay. Not only was Tim immediately responsive despite being out of town himself, but he had a full team available to assist within an hour. Tim genuinely cares for this property, for his guests and their experience overall and will bend over backwards to ensure its a good one. Will stay again!
Stayed 6 nights in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Could not be more perfect!
Honestly, I can’t believe I got lucky enough to find this place. It is perfect! The setting.. house, yard, river and sauna.. is an oasis. Having access to that private loop leading to numerous waterfalls was magical. The owners leave detailed instructions for experiencing other natural wonders, which we also enjoyed. We can’t wait to return!

5/5 Excellent

An Amazing Vacation
The family enjoyed everything from the nice weather to the water tubing and everything in between. The hiking trails were quite an adventure especially the "steep Rock" (not for the elderly) The waterfall made the this trail worth it but the main trail was more for family adventure.. To top off our day we visited the Whitewater Equestrian Center for a casual ride through the mountains. Great Trip!!!
Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2021