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Countdown to Spring! Take advantage of our low $125/night rate through March!

Bedrooms 4
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, Sleeps 8---wheelchair accessible

We run our lowest rates through March 31 at $125/night and go back to $175/night beginning April 1 - No Foolin'!

Book during now through March 31 and save big! Tourist season starts in April so come now and enjoy no traffic or waiting in lines for restaurants, shops and attractions!

The nearby mountain towns of Hendersonville, Black Mountain and Asheville, or more locally, Rutherfordton, Forest City and Spindale, offer unique merchandise, many of which are made right here in the hills by local artisans.


Secluded and picturesque, Preston's Thicket is nestled on 10 acres in a gorgeous natural setting. The Family Cabin is 1580 sq. feet with a fully equipped kitchen and all modern appliances including w&d and dishwasher.

There is a large screened in porch with a dining table, lots of rockers and a porch swing that overlooks a stocked fishing pond (fishing equipment included) and a view of the pasture with a friendly Donkey named Pedro, and our flock of sheep, always entertaining to watch..

This cabin is designed for rest and relaxation: 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.

Outside features include a fenced pasture for your horses, a stocked pond and waterfall, wooden bridge, wooden steps down to pond, gardens in side and backyard. Food supplied for the fish encourage you and the kids to interact with nature!

In this unique country setting, you will see our ducks and pond fish. Our wildlife abounds with songbirds, 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!

More Details

Cheryl Preston, Owner, Preston's Thicket Vacation Rental Cabins
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 February, 2017

About Cheryl Preston, Owner, Preston's Thicket Vacation Rental Cabins

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 Rental Cabins purchased this cabin in 2004

Why Cheryl Preston, Owner, Preston's Thicket Vacation Rental Cabins chose Asheville Area

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 free range ducks and chickens that will no doubt entertain you, and a donkey and small flock of sheep in the pasture. A huge screened in porch allows nature viewing from a comfortable rocker or porch swing and a firepit which allows for magical 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!

What makes this cabin unique

Front porch views of farm animals (ducks, donkey, sheep)

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

Spice cabinet

Local farm fresh Eggs and homemade butter in the frig

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

Wheelchair ramp

2 high chairs

Games for kids and adults

Small reading library


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)

Countdown to Spring! Take advantage of our low $125/night rate through March!
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 18 reviews

Great country home

  • 5 of 5
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We stayed at the house over Christmas, it was very cute and the area is beautiful. We loved the sheep ans Pedro the donkey, although Pedro did seem to love our dogs:). The house is very well stocked since we cooked Christmas dinner there and the owner went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed. Cheryl is quite accommodating and is super responsive. We had a great, relaxing weekend with family.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5
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We live in Myrtle Beach, SC and wanted some place completely different. We fell in love as soon as we drove onto the property. Cheryl, who is the owner answered all questions and was so nice. The cabin is even better than I had imagined. So charming and clean. The antique room was my favorite. I felt I had stepped back in time. So many beautiful pieces of furniture. I would highly recommend and we will be returning.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fun place to stay with kids, some cleaning issues

  • 4 of 5
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We had a great time staying here. My kids loved fishing, loved the donkey, loved the sheep. We roasted marshmallows and had fun playing in the yard. There are a number of nice things about this house: two bedrooms and a bathroom downstairs, so we never went upstairs. It was nice to pay only for using the bedrooms we used. The house was fully stocked and did have direct tv for the one day my husband and I did need to work we were able to put on a show for them. We stocked up on food and some toys for the kids at a Walmart about 30 minutes away and didn't have to leave the house again. There was enough toilet paper, trash bags, and we had brought our own dish soap and laundry detergent, but there was some there.

I was torn on what to write in the review, because we had so much fun, but I felt we should add notes for anyone else looking at the property who may have allergies. We found out at the house my son has some mild pet hair allergies. The first day we showed up, it was almost immediately he started sneezing and coughing. When walking in the house it smelled like pets (we don't have any so it was a bit overpowering for us). We opened the windows since thankfully it was nice out. I sat on the couch with him and pet hair flew up into the air as I sat. I found a vacuum so I started vacuuming the rugs a bit more to hopefully get rid of it. I checked the beds and there was pet hair on the sheets, so I took the sheets off to wash them and saw mouse poop on them as well. So I washed the sheets we all slept to help alleviate allergies. When we opened the silverware drawer we saw more mouse poop so we washed the silverware as well. By time we left, it was better in the house because we aired it our all day long, only closing the windows at night. But I want to emphasize that we had a really good time. The kids loved the donkey and cried when we had to leave him. We had fun catching grasshoppers to use at bait for fishing and caught some giant catfish! Also, Cheryl was so wonderful answering our calls instantly and being very responsive especially since we were doing everything last minute due to Hurricane Matthew.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: These were great guests so I don't take offense to what they said, but I do want to respond. The mouse droppings were a surprise to hear since we have pest extermination monthly and no reports of rodent droppings. It was a surprise that they were on the sheets also since we launder the sheets several times a week due to the influx of guests and all beds have comforters, quilts or spreads so finding mouse droppings on the sheets seems odd. The other thing I would have to mention is the pet dander. Anyone who is that sensitive to pet dander should never rent a house that is pet friendly. We have a housekeeping service that cleans the house before the guest arrives, and after the guest leaves, which includes mopping, dusting, laundering, sanitizing countertops, sinks and toilets, and wiping out frig. If I have a guest checking in on a Friday and checking out on a Sunday, housekeeping would be there the day before check in and the day after check out. If we have a guest checking in later that week, housekeeping goes back out there to freshen up the house, so that could be a third time. I will contact housekeeping about the droppings that were found in the cabinet and make sure those drawers are sanitized if she does see any droppings and ensure utensils in that drawer are washed. We don't have a mouse problem or any type of insect problem because our pest service is very thorough. I had to check my receipts, but we had the carpets cleaned (bedrooms have carpet) and the couch cleaned Sept 2 so not sure how the guest could have seen pet fur come up since these guests stayed there for the Hurricane evacuation which happened Sept 28. Again, great guests, just wanted to let future guests be aware that most of our guests DO bring their dogs, and if you have any pet allergies, you may want to select lodging that does not allow pets.
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We found the Property and the House to be a great Vacation choice

  • 5 of 5
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Our whole family had a great time over the Labor Day Weekend. Our Kids, 8 and 6 years old had a great time feeding the Donkey and roasting Smores at Night. The House was perfect for us. We enjoyed the rusticness of the house as well as it proximity to both Lake Lure and Chimney Rock. The kids got to run around outside, play in the creek and get in a little fishing as well. I would definitely recommend it to a friend or return for a future vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for the whole family.

  • 4 of 5
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Everything was as described. The accommodations were wonderful. When we decided to hang out around the cabin there was plenty to keep everyone entertained from a 4 year old to a 13 year old. The cabin is in close proximity to a number of attractions from Chimney Rock to zip lining to lake adventures. The whole family enjoyed themselves.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Tons of potential

  • 2 of 5
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The place has tons of potential but is not properly maintained. The kids loved the ducks and the donkey. I loved the screened porch. Very quiet :)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Lake Lure and Chimney Rock (multiple)
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Lake Lure Municipal Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 64/74A (Chimney Rock Road)
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Point of View lakeside dining
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Lake Lure beach
Car: necessary

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


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Lake Lure, Asheville Area

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter Rates
8 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20
Wireless Internet £8
Refundable Damage Deposit £241
Tax Rate 12.75%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Lake Lure in North Carolina Mountains

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • lake ...
  • mountain
  • river ...
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Secure Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , All toiletries provided
    Downstairs - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , handicap accessible; handheld shower; tub seat
  • Each bathroom has a full sized tub. 1 roll of toilet paper and sample size toiletries are provided. Upstairs bathroom also has a skylight. Handicap accessories available upon request (raised toilet seat with handles, tub bench, tub handle.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Duck Room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Downstairs-2 windows-adjoins bathroom
    French Room - 1 Large Double Bed , Upstairs-2 windows
    Bunny Room - 1 Double Bed , Upstairs-1 windows
    Antique Room - 1 Double Bed , Downstairs-2 windows
  • All bedrooms have: * Additional comforters, blankets and pillows * High-quality sheets, mattresses and pillows * Ceiling fans * Duck Room adjoins to bathroom and has TV and phone *
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Courtyard
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Conservatory
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeper
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
High Speed Wi-fi Large flat screen TVs with Dish Network; Skylights, porch swing, rocking chairs, outdoor tables and chairs on screened porch and on deck; Complimentary Welcome Basket upon arrival; Tankless hot water heater, fresh spring water (PUR filter installed offers option of filtered water) Gas stove Side by Side New Frig, dishwasher, front load washer and dryer, all detergents supplied; strawberry patch and flower garden in Secret Garden; Bird feeders and bird feed supplied Duck/Rooster feed supplied Pond fish food supplied (koi, bass, brim, catfish) Coffee bar includes: coffee maker, coffee bean grinder, selected assortment of teas, creamer, sugar, eggs and Amish butter. Dinnerware to serve up to 25 people

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