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 OVERNIGHT STABLING: Two 10x12 stables available with dirt floor and fresh straw provided for the horses as well as firewood for the woodstove and firepit. Gated horseshoe driveway allows easy access and exit. Pasture has locks for security so you can turn out your horses and go sightseeing, or saddle up at the stables and ride the property! Put the horses down for the night and 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!
CONCIERGE AND GUEST SERVICES: We offer a unique experience to vacation home guests: we will provide transportation from the airport to the cabin. We also can have the following waiting at the cabin when you arrive:
Gift Baskets commemorating special occasions- prices from $50-$100
Family meals to feed 4-6, your choice of hot dogs, pizza, steak or salmon
Dom Perignon and caviar with Red Roses
We also offer a personal shopper who will pick up items for you at Ingles Grocery Store and charge nominal shopping and delivery fee to the cabin.
For more information on our Concierge & Guest Services, please see our website.
COUNTRY WEDDING GARDEN: We offer an inexpensive yet elegant option to a city ceremony. Our wedding garden has a gazebo that is surrounded with white stepping stones in a garden that can accommodate 50 seated guests. There are many spots in this garden that provide a beautiful backdrop for pictures. If you don't need the garden for a wedding, why not a large outdoor party? At night, the garden transforms into a magical outdoor entertaining space with a clawfoot tub for the beverages and a string of white lights around the garden perimeter to create a magical experience!
The grounds come FREE with the cabin rental!
If you need our assistance with the wedding, see our website--our wedding packages start at $800 up to $5000.
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!
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
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
|Rental Period||Minimum Rate||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Rate|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
|Refundable Damage Deposit||$300|
|Notes||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.