|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
GUESTS RECEIVE a Complimentary Welcome Basket with a souvenir of their stay!
Secluded and picturesque, Preston's Thicket is nestled on 10 acres in a gorgeous natural setting. The Family Cabin is 2000 sq. feet, fully equipped kitchen with all appliances including w&d, large screened in porch that seats 12 overlooking a stocked fishing pond (fishing equipment included) and a fenced horse pasture. Ceiling fans in every room of the house; new appliances, new central air/heat; furnished in tasteful antiques and farmhouse decor. TV, wi-fi available, music and reading area, coffee and tea provided. You are greeted with a welcome basket with either complimentary wine or gourmet coffee, accompanied by homemade goodies upon your arrival. Outside features include waterfall, wooden bridge, wooden steps down to pond, gardens in side and backyard. Food supplied for the ducks, fish and birds to encourage you and the kids to interact with nature! They will see fish, ducks, birds, and possibly turtles, deer, turkey, yes, sometimes even a snake might be sighted in the woods, or a fox or raccoon! Our property is a natural wildlife habitat protected from hunting. And although our wildlife keep their distance from the cabin, keep your eyes open and you may catch a glimpse of nature during your stay!
HAVE HORSES? WE HAVE A FENCED PASTURE with 2 gates and locks so you can turn out your horses and go sightseeing, or saddle up and ride this rural community! Have a campfire and sing Home on the Range! For you non-riders, there's nothing like a good S'more by the campfire and some ghost stories to set the tone, while keeping nearby cabin lights on for safety and bathroom breaks!
My husband and I purchased this property as our own vacation/retirement home. We made the decision to turn this into a vacation home to share with other travelers and are proud to say we have wonderful guests with well behaved children and pets and have been steadily booking our home since 2009!
Cheryl Preston, Owner, Preston's Thicket Vacation Rentals LLC purchased this cabin in 2004
This property affords the privacy and natural setting to allow guests to get back in touch with the natural world. We have equipped the cabin with food for wildlife, binoculars and guide books, and tips on how to co-exist with our wildlife friends. We keep our pond stocked with fish for you to catch and release, and we have a 2 happy families of ducks who continue to grow their families at the pond so you may get to see baby ducks upon your arrival! We also grow apple trees, blueberries and strawberries that are available to pick when in season. A huge screened in porch allows nature viewing from a comfortable rocker or porch swing and a firepit allows good times in the evening! We also have wi-fi available for a small fee, and free satellite TV and phone service as well as modern appliances for everyone's convenience!
Computer station with wi-fi (available at $10 addl)
Land line with free local and long distance
Washer and Dryer with detergent provided
Dishwasher with detergent provided
Coffee maker and tea kettle with coffee/condiments and tea provided
Fresh Eggs and Amish Butter for each party
A Complimentary Welcome Basket with goodies and a souvenir of your stay!
Enough room to host a family reunion
Parking for up to 3 cars
Fenced in pasture for horses
Smoking area on deck
Pros: location : 5 min to lake Lure, zipline, kayaking, 10 min to Chimney Rock
house : kitchen is fully stocked unlike the most rental houses that have bare
minimum. house is full of antiques, kinda like a museum. very impressive. all appliances
work well. never had any problems. lots of extras like free shampoo, laundry detergent,
welcome basket etc. we always had to bring things like that with us . in this case you can
bring nothing , everything is provided.
returning guests get a 15% discount
Cons: cleaning fee is a bit high in my opinion. more than we usually pay when we rent. we used all 4
bedrooms and paid $150 for the cleaning.
We had a wonderful time and there is a good chance we'll be back.
From the moment we arrived at the Cabin my family loved it. We had my sons 1st birthday party there and my mother got to see all of her kids in one place in over 10 years. The view was beautiful and the ducks were friendly all of the children were feeding them out of there hands. We had a great time and we will be booking another trip there.
I chose this place for its peaceful setting and natural surroundings, and we were not disappointed! Sitting on the large screened porch, enjoying a cup of coffee or glass of wine, is a great way to renew a weary spirit. It was fun feeding the resident ducks. I gave them all names, and they came to dinner when called (wink). My little dog had a great time, too. The cabin was clean and comfortable, and the kitchen was well equipped. There were so many interesting things to do in the surrounding area that we couldn't begin to cover them all in a week. The owner gave us great service throughout our stay and even provided a much-appreciated welcome basket. I highly recommend this secluded and beautiful spot for your next getaway!
We had a lovely stay at Preston's Thicket. Two families--four little kids, one big dog, and lots of catching up to do. The house is spacious and homey (with plenty of toys for kids too). We had planned to spend most of our time at the house, so we stocked up on groceries and enjoyed the fishing pond and making smores. The screened in porch was my favorite part though--could watch kids play and fish and catch up with the grown-ups. We took strolls down the road and picked wild blackberries and took dog for a dip in the river. It was a good fit for us--out of the way and a destination in itself. Cheryl was kind and prompt with all communication.
We really enjoyed our stay at the cabin. Cheryl left us a tasty breakfast of blueberry muffins and enough coffee to satisfy everybody. The cabin was clean and comfortable and the outside environment was excellent. The washer and dryer worked great and having a land line was really nice. This is our second stay and we'll be back for a third. cheryl is very nice to work with, too, providing excellent customer service. The listing was very accurate and the property very clean. Staying here put us within 5 miles of Lake Lure and downtown Chimney rock while allowing us convenient access to family in Forest City. I highly recommend this cabin for a fine vacation.
We had an excellent time at Preston's Thicket. We fished, roasted marshmallows, and went hiking at Chimney Rock. They fed the birds and ducks. We spent 2 days doing absolutely nothing at the lake. We took the little ones gem mining and they had a blast. The mining place close to the cabin actually has quite a bit of finds in the bucket. We have been to places that have barely nothing and the kids walk away disappointed. There are other mining companies closer to Chimney Rock. Our Children were not disappointed at all. We live in the woods of TN but cannot fit our whole family comfortable anymore. This was the perfect home away from home to Sleep 9. Most everything you need is at the cabin. There was not enough time to do everything we wanted to do. Plan your time accordingly if you want to try everything! Thank you again for allowing us the use of your wonderful home. I have brought home some ideas for my own.
Preston's Thicket is just a 10-minute drive to Chimney Rock and Lake Lure. We are also 1-5 miles to the following:
Major grocery store, ATM,flea market, antique stores, ice cream, propane fillup, gas, golf course, horseback riding, ziplining, kayaking, marina, lakefront dining, gem and mining attraction, fly fishing stream, tubing.
We are 30 minutes to 1 hour of the following:
Hendersonville, Asheville Airport, Asheville, Biltmore Estate, I-26, vineyards, apple orchards, farmer's market, flea market, Walmart, Forest City, Rutherfordton, FENCE Equestrian Center, Flat Rock Playhouse
We are 2 hours to:
Greenville-Spartanburg airport, Boone, Hickory, Charlotte airport (70 miles), Linville Falls, Grandfather Mountain
Other Activities: Gem mining, canopy ziplining, horseback riding, tubing, antique shopping, and sunset dinner cruises are all within 5-10 minutes' drive from cabin. Annual Events include Dirty Dancing Film Festival, Lake Lure Olympiad triathlon and Fly Fishing tournaments. The Steeplechase races at Foothills Equestrian Center is 45 minutes from the cabin.
Golf: Lake Lure Municipal Course is 2 miles from cabin. Cabin provides an extra set+ of house clubs for men and women. Pasture is large enough to practice driving
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
|Refundable Damage Deposit||$300|
Dog/Horse fee is a flat $25 per pet (limit 2) added to total cost.
Housekeeping is charged on a per/bedroom basis: $50 flat fee + $25 per bedroom. This is explained on the Rental Agreement.
Please Note: The owner of this property accepts payment in the original currency specified (USD), before use of conversion tool. The conversion tool is provided for your convenience only. The owner may accept other currencies if specifically agreed in advance.