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PRIVACY & SERENITY! Romantic Lodging on Private 80 Acre Estate & Nature Preserve

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

Spacious Private Cabin on 80 Tranquil Wooded Acres Pet Friendly, Fishing, Trails

COME AWAY AND FIND RENEWAL… Located on an amazing 80 Acre Nature Preserve ~ Your Own Private Escape Awaits!

A Traveler's Paradise for Leisure Travelers, Romantic's, Nature Lovers, Outdoor Enthusiasts and Horsemen. Only 7 miles to the new Tryon International Equestrian Center!! Stalls/pasture boarding available for show participants and traveling horsemen. Please inquire.

** SPECIAL OFFER - MILITARY DISCOUNTS** Contact Owner for Details

Property tour video link - http://youtu.be/ks_yHFAaVMM

SPECIAL OCCASION? We are happy to assist with any special requests or arrangements for that important occasion. The Hideaway is the perfect location to celebrate any special occasion - Anniversary, Engagement, Birthday, Honeymoon, Romantic Getaway. Guests will find everything they need for that perfect stay.

Enjoy a stay on a private country estate in a picturesque equestrian setting. Elegance in a relaxed country setting best describes our spacious log cabin guest home tucked away in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains where you can get away from it all. The property provides an ideal destination for leisure travelers, outdoor enthusiasts and horsemen alike looking for remarkable customer service and true hospitality. Why book just lodging when you can have an entire experience!

Immaculate 'pet friendly' log cabin home boasts incredible privacy and cozy comfort with all the amenities you could want. The cabin comes complete with a fully equipped kitchen including cookware, bake ware, pots & pans, spices, paper goods, coffee pot, toaster. All brand new appliances (refrigerator with ice maker, electric range/stove and microwave), queen bed with luxury bedding, large walk-in closet with armoire, washer/dryer,charcoal BBQ, wood stove and much more.

Spacious living and dining area, complete with flat screen TV & satellite package, FREE high speed internet, stereo/CD player, DVD player & DVD collection. Additional roll-away beds available for adults and larger teens, or bring your own inflatable beds for the little kids… there's plenty of room!

Enjoy the front covered deck swing bench for two or coffee in the two large outdoor wicker chairs. Steps from the front porch you can dine outdoors at the private picnic table and grilling area and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.

Spacious and casual elegance is the decor of the charming “Hideaway Cabin”, remotely set like an oasis in the midst of a beautiful equestrian nature center, the perfect combination of equine excellence – with country simplicity. Let us assist with arrangements for massages, wine tours special local events and more. Customer service is our goal here. Linens, towels all paper goods and much more are included. Just bring yourself and leave the rest to us!

Experience our friendly hospitality with warm, casual and comfortable accommodations. The entire estate is yours to enjoy and explore. Roam along acres of wooded trails,open pastures and come pet the horses, or sit and relax by the stocked pond. All you fishermen be sure to bring your poles! Our pond is stocked with catfish, brim and large mouth bass as large as 4 lbs (the current record catch). Come try your luck!

Whatever your interest, our guests can surround themselves with nature and discover peaceful tranquility without the disturbance of other travelers or sacrificing convenience. the perfect places to just relax and do nothing. For those who prefer to do something more active, explore the area with a scenic 20 minute drive to Chimney Rock Park, high in the Blue Ridge Mountains. This area is particularly beautiful in the fall when the trees are vivid shades of red, orange and gold. From here you have spectacular 75-mile views. See if you can spot the HideAway Cabin from here! Asheville is a delightful place to shop or spend the day at the magnificent Biltmore Mansion touring the house, gardens and winery. We are conveniently located to several major facilities: Hospital, medical offices, grocery, gas stations, pharmacy, convenience store, post office and many great restaurants all less than 6-8 miles away.

We boast pet friendly and we mean it. For you dog lovers we strive to provide the ultimate convenience for you and safety for your pet. The cabin back door opens directly into a large fenced area, well mannered dogs can be off leash on the south 40 acres and trails surrounding the cabin and are welcome elsewhere on the property leashed. Pet services and doggie day care can also be provided upon request.

We are centrally located within one hour's drive of Charlotte, Greenville or Asheville airports and cities. Easy access to three major highways makes the the perfect central point to many conveniences and area attractions. We are within minutes of Lake Lure, Chimney Rock State Park, Hendersonville, Brevard, Saluda, Tryon/Landrum area, FENCE, many horse show grounds and several Blue Ridge Mountain area attractions and festivals.

The beautiful Lake Lure area, (home to the filming of the movie 'Dirty Dancing'' is only 15 minutes away & offers seasonal scenic boat tours, tennis, golf, biking, ziplines, fishing and lakeside restaurants. Just minutes away are Chimney Rock State Park and the Villages of Chimney Rock and Bat Cave, with quaint shops, antiques and restaurants. Thirty minutes away, historic Hendersonville boasts antique shopping and live theater.

Just 40 miles away are Asheville and the world famous Biltmore Estate, where you can tour the mansion and winery and view the beautifully decorated trees and lights during the Christmas season.

Western North Carolina offers a vast number of entertainment and activity options, including whitewater rafting, hiking, canoeing and kayaking. Pisgah National Forest and the Blue Ridge Parkway offer spectacular views, and nearby Dupont State Park has many of the most beautiful waterfalls. Now with two exhilarating zip lines in Lake Lure and one in Asheville, you can enjoy thrills at one of North Carolina's fastest growing attractions.

Just 90 minutes away the towns of Maggie Valley and Boone provide gateways to Smokey Mountain National Park and the Blue Ridge Mountains, with winter attractions including ski resorts.

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Lynn Brown
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2017

About Lynn Brown

Hi I'm Lynn. A passionate lover of nature and animals and owner of a sweet german shepherd named Zeus, 2 adopted Swiss Mountain puppies along with my 6 horses. I love where I live and enjoy sharing it with others, so I manage an 80 acre equestrian center, nature preserve and vacation rental which is home to many wildlife species…myself included.

I have been a professional instructor of Natural Horsemanship for over 20 years and an avid equestrian. I currently teach private riding clinics and offer lessons. Recently I was also an instructor for a variety of natural horsemanship courses at Isothermal Community College here in Polk County where I enjoyed sharing techniques that were passed onto me. I have attended the International Study Center for Parelli Horsemanship in both Florida and Colorado and have been trained by several of the masters... Buck Brannaman, Lynn Palm, Chris Cox, Clinton Anderson, Pat Parelli and Dan James. Prior to opening TRANSITIONS I worked for several Fortune100 companies in sales and management for 30 years in the medical/surgical industry as well as IT.

I am Parelli Certified Level 4, a Certified Level 2 EAGALA Equine Specialist, a member of EFMHA (Equine Facilitated Mental Health Association) and have worked with my horses as an Equine Specialist for the department of juvenile justice, mental health community and prominent residential addiction treatment facilities in and around Polk and Rutherford counties.

About 7 years ago I created a unique learning center here called Transitions Empowerment Center (TRANSITIONS), located on 80 beautiful and tranquil rolling acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Where I offer three main programs: Natural Horsemanship (for instructor directed riding and horsemanship skills), Equine Guided Learning (for personal and professional growth) and Professional Services (focused on developing leadership skills and team building for businesses and organizations).

Lynn Brown purchased this cabin in 2006

Why Lynn Brown chose Asheville Area

Prior to moving to North Carolina I lived in Illinois, Colorado and most recently Florida. My husband and I love the four seasons of the midwest and the lush green foliage but were looking for more moderate temperatures. We fell in love with Colorado and the mountains and missed them while in Florida but not the huge amounts of snow. After spending over two years traveling to North Carolina to find our Dream Home, we discovered this property. We enjoy sharing the peacefulness of the country, the beauty that nature provides everyday for us here and the abundance of wildlife that makes up this preserve. We chose to move here 7 years ago and live onsite. Sharing with others the beauty and tranquillity of the views, habitats, wildlife and woodlands as well as our horses - has become our way of life here. To preserve and protect all that is here is our legacy while we strive for a green sustainable environment.

What makes this cabin unique

We are onsite owners and live on the north 40 acres of the property. While you enjoy complete privacy you also have us available should you need assistance during your stay. Concierge service with area restaurants or attractions or just help with anything at the cabin. Customer service is our specialty.

A Hideaway Cabin sits on it's own 40 wooded acres so collectively you have 80 acres to enjoy without ever having to leave the estate. Your privacy and security is assured beginning with the gated entryway. If you are looking for the ultimate in tranquility and would rather not endure the hectic noise, traffic or intrusion of other travelers during your trip, then we are the ideal location. I guarantee there is nothing else like it anywhere. You won't see or hear anyone else during your stay, it's like having your own private preserve all to yourself.

The property includes so many options onsite for your enjoyment that everyone can find something. We are extremely dog friendly and have over 2 miles of walking trails for your pets to explore off leash! They do not need to be leashed while at the cabin at all.

Feeling adventurous? Miles of gentle walking trails or more challenging trails for a hike or workout, fish in our private pond, stocked with catfish, large mouth bass and brim or schedule a relaxing guided trail ride with us on our well trained horses. Hand walked pony rides are even offered for the little ones!

About an hour from Greenville, Asheville or Charlotte our location provides the perfect base camp for exploring all that western North Carolina has to offer. Minutes to beautiful Lake Lure and Chimney Rock State Park. Only 7 miles to the new Tryon International Equestrian Center.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We could not have asked for a more perfect getaway weekend! It was truly a privilege and a pleasure riding with you and staying in your lovely cabin! We'll be back!!
Oct 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Rutherfordton in Rutherford County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Tub/shower also includes a convenient hand held shower unit. Towels, hair dryer, TP, shower cap, shampoo & conditioner and bath soaps provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Enjoy the luxe bedding of the queen bed in the master. Bed has additional foam topper for added comfort, deluxe down comfortor and plush blankets. Ceiling fan, large bureau and spacious closet. Roll-away beds are also available for additional guests. Please inquire.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
SPECIAL OCCASION? We are happy to assist you with any special requests or arrangements for that important occasion - anniversary, birthday, honeymoon or romantic getaway. Only 7 miles to the new Tryon Resort & International Equestrian Center and we offer horse lodging & horsemen's rates. Local attractions include historic downtown Hendersonville and the nearby Flat Rock Playhouse, Chimney Rock State Park, Mount Pisgah, and Mount Mitchell State Parks. Mt Mitchell is the tallest peak in the eastern US. Beautiful Lake Lure is 20 minutes away with it's beaches, picnic areas and boat rental facilities. Information on these and other attractions are at the house as well as recommendations for dining out and menus from local restaurants. Private onsite horseback rides available for guests. Equestrian facilities include large 9 stall barn with hot/cold water wash rack, humidity controlled tack room, washer/dryer, full bathroom, matted stalls w/fans & automatic waterers. 20 acres of pastures.


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PRIVACY & SERENITY! Romantic Lodging on Private 80 Acre Estate & Nature Preserve
average rating of 4.966292 based on 90 reviews

Cozy and private

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time here again this year. Just a perfect family getaway - horseback riding, fishing, hiking, roasting marshmallows, family movies... the list goes on. Hope to return again soon!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Solace in solitude

  • 5 of 5

I'm so grateful for my stay at this beautifully maintained property! I needed a week to wind-down from all the bustle and hustle, and I was looking for privacy and serenity - and that's exactly what I experienced! Big thank you to Lynn for be a gracious host. They clearly work hard to keep the residence VERY clean for guests, which is something I happen to be pretty picky about. Can't wait to go back. Oh! I brought my dog with me, and it is an absolutely perfect place to bring along your paw-family members. So nice to be able to just open the back door and let my dog out on the brisk-er mornings. Thanks so much, Lynn.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great host, beautiful farm, secluded and clean cabin. We had a great time and can't wait to return in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was my pleasure hosting such wonderful guests. Thank you for the lovely review and hope to see you again soon!
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A Little Piece of Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful get away down a long and winding road. It is so quiet and lovely at the cabin. It is clean and has everything you need to make yourself at home. You'll think you are the only people around, didn't see another person except the host when she met us at the gate.

The traffic in this part of the mountain community is so minimal you'll think no one else lives around there. There is traffic in Rutherfordton of course, but, we drove the back roads for fun and very seldom met another car.

We bought our groceries and cooked out at the cabin most of the time. Was such fun just to relax.

The bed is comfortable and if you like your bedroom cool at night, just close the bedroom door early. In fact it got cool enough toward morning we opened the door to let some heat in.

The satellite TV channels offer anything you could want and there is WIFI at the cabin.

We burned the wood heater during our stay. Had to rebuild the fire several times as we let it burn down. There is kindling and small wood to get it going, no problem. It was really, really fun.

We didn't ride the horses this time, but, we met them! They are very gentle and have personality.

Want a laid back time away from the rat race? Come here and just enjoy your time in a Magical Little Cabin in the woods. You'll love it! We did!

Can't wait to come back in the summer!

See you soon Lynn!

Margie & Frankie

  • Review Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this cabin was the best cabin stay that we have ever had!! We got ALOT of snow and it was absolutely amazing. It was so quiet, and relaxing and I've never been so rested. We spent a total of about 3 hours outside of the cabin the whole 3 days we were there simply because we didn't want to leave the serenity!! I loved the surrounding land, the beautiful front porch and the trails. We will definitely be back!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The property was absolutelty amazing!

  • 5 of 5

This is definitely the perfect "Hideaway Cabin." From the scenery over looking the horse pasture and the pond, to the softly winding gravel road that led up to the cabin was absolutely breathtaking. The cabin itself is tucked back in the woods which offer nothing but a welcoming warm private environment. When we arrived Lynn and Doug had the wood stove fire burning making the cabin even more cozy! The trails were amazing to walk. The wildlife was beautiful. The cabin had all the amenities we needed. The hospitality of Lynn and Doug was amazing! They were only a text away if we needed but never interfered or interrupted. We left for a day trip and they even kept the woodstove burning for us. We couldn't have asked for anything more. This quiet serene beautiful place is where we will visit again. My boyfriend proposed to me on the dock of the pond so I know we will be revisiting this wonderful property again to remember all the wonderful memories that we created together! Thank you Lynn and Doug for everything that you did and your wonderful hospitality! See you soon!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
47 Miles
Greenville/Spartanburg, SC - Asheville, Charlotte
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Rumour Has It - A wine Bar
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
21 Courses in the immediate area
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Interstate 26
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Rutherford Thai
Nearest Beach
19 Miles
Lake Lure
Car: necessary

Enjoy your own private retreat in the country. 'The Hideaway Cabin” is nestled in the heart of a stunning tranquil nature preserve, located at TRANSITIONS Equestrian Center & Nature Preserve. TRANSITIONS sits in the quiet countryside of the Foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains. An 80 acre private estate of rolling hills, pristine woods and meadows once part of the 1500 acre historic Fox Haven Plantation, founded in 1775 and listed in the national Register of Historic Places.

Horsemen will love the amazing convenience to the new Tryon International Equestrian Center only 7 miles away! Horse boarding is available both pasture/stall.

Rental includes modern private log cabin nestled in the woods- (the motif is casual elegance, is well appointed and stocked for your convenience). a spring fed stocked pond and 80 acres of serene pastures and wooded trails for your enjoyment. Hiking, birding, horseback riding and fishing are also available on the property.

The perfect location for privacy to celebrate that romantic getaway, special occasion or memorable event. Let us assist with the details and include winery tours, restaurant and massage treatments or anything you might need to make your stay special.

Horse accommodations and riding facilities are available onsite for those horsemen traveling with their own equestrian companions.

Private but not secluded, the Hideaway Cabin at Transitions is also an ideal location for prospective home buyers considering property in the Polk & Rutherford county areas. Come experience life in the foothills while you search for your dream home or wait for it to be built! A commitment to service excellence and hospitality is our passion.

Centrally located for easy access to the the towns of Lake Lure, Rutherfordton, Columbus, Tryon/Landrum area, Saluda and Hendersonville with many conveniences only minutes away ie: grocery stores, gas stations, regional hospital, medical facilities & restaurants.

Local activities include over 28 golf courses, horse show events, cycling, mountain hiking & waterfalls, lake boat cruises, antiquing, restaurants, wineries, kids museum, shopping and festivals, state parks, nature trails, swimming, boating, canoeing, hiking, biking, horse back riding, zip lines, tubing and fishing.

You will also find conveniences such as Lowes, Staples, Wal-Mart, and large restaurant chains like Chili's, Denny's, Zaxby's, and Fatz Cafe within a fifteen minute drive from The Hideaway Cabin. (Check out the Rutherford County Info page.)

Additional Local Restaurants in the area -

Rutherford Thai


Mi Pueblito


Giardini Trattoria


Lavender Bistro


Stone Soup


Veranda Restaurant

Lake Lure

La Strada

Lake Lure

The Esmeralda

Lake Lure

Deerpark Restaurant - Biltmore House



Legal Grounds - Pizzeria, Bar & Grill



The Brick Pizzeria


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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Rutherfordton, North Carolina Mountains

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
25 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
1 May 2017 - 24 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
25 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
30 May 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
30 Jun 2017 - 8 Jul 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
9 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
1 Sep 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
22 Sep 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £38.79 + Tax
Pet Fee £38.79 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.75%

Pet fee of $50.00 is PER PET for stays up to 3 nights. For stays exceeding 3 nights an additional pet fee will be applied. Max of 2 dogs per stay please. Contact owner to inquire about our Military Discounts. Check-In starts at 4:00pm ends at 7:00pm. Check-Out 11:00am. Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice and do not include county & state taxes,pet or cleaning fees. WINTER MONTHLY SPECIAL RATES ARE BASED ON 2PPL DOES NOT INCLUDE APPLICABLE PET FEE. PLEASE CONTACT OWNER IF YOU NEED OTHER CONSIDERATION OR WOULD LIKE TO RENT FOR MULTIPLE MONTHS.

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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