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High Whisper - Luxury Log Cabin - Outside Fireplace & Hot Tub

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 3,600 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cabin, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10 Max)

If you want relaxation, beauty, and an escape from the usual rat race you have found High Whisper. We are nestled in the woods with views of the mountains and nature all around. If you want to explore the many waterfalls, cozy up to a good book, golf., fly fish, kayak or just do nothing you have found the perfect place.

Every guest has remarked on our exceptional beds for comfort, with Biltmore Sheets and over sized down comforters. Our renters love the fact that we have three Master Bedrooms with private baths. The house is beautifully decorated and well appointed. Our large gourmet kitchen is fully stocked with everything that you need to feed those hungry fly fishermen, golfers, hikers and nature enthusiasts.

With three levels of living space (3600 sq. feet), you can always find a place to escape for a nap. You will love the new lower level with the 60 Inch flat screen TV, Blue-Ray DVD player to watch movies. Relax at the bar to watch the big game or play pool & air hockey.

The log stairway & loft log railings add beauty and charm especially at night when the lights shine through the stairs. Three master bedrooms with private baths make this house very special for 3 couples vacationing together.

Keywords: Log Home, Smoky Mountain Log home, cabin, Mountain House,

More Details

Linda & Al Carlsten
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
7 December, 2017

About Linda & Al Carlsten

Hello, we are Al & Linda Carlsten living in the Charleston, SC area for over 30 years. We are transplants from the beautiful but cold State of Wisconsin. We have the best of both worlds with the beaches of South Carolina and the Mountains of Western North Carolina.

Linda & Al Carlsten purchased this cabin in 2008

Why Linda & Al Carlsten chose Sapphire

We have vacationed in the Cashiers, NC area for about 15 years until the cabin bug bit us. It is a beautiful place to escape the hot summers of Charleston. It also gave us a place to find a little cold weather and snow in the winter when we get a little homesick for Wisconsin.

After renting in the area with 2 other couples someone always got the bad room. There is no drawing straws for a good bedroom because they are all exceptional in comfort and decor. Each room is unique.

What makes this cabin unique

Our beautiful log cabin with a red tin roof is great for every season even when it rains. We are nestled in the woods at the end of the cul-de sac, the highest point in Whisper Lake with views of Hogback Mountain, Mountain Laurel and flowering Rhododendrons.

Life couldn't be better stargazing, while in the hot tub. Watching a roaring fire in the outside fireplace, drinking a glass of wine makes it complete. Our 4 grand-children love to roast marshmallows and make samores just before going to bed.

We love having our morning coffee on the deck watching the fog roll in over the mountains. The afternoons are a perfect time for a tea party on the loft porch with our three grand-daughters.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Sapphire in Hogback

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Claw Foot Tub
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Connected to Indian Bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Connected to Fish Bedroom
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Powder room main floor with glass sink
  • 3.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master Main Floor - private bath - claw foot tub & shower
    Bedroom 3- Fish Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Third floor- private bath -shower/tub
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Third floor -Indian Bedroom, private bath, stone shower
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , Lower Level with adjoining children's bunk room.
    Loft - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Trundle bed
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (1), (2) Twin or Single Beds (1) Loft Trundle bed, Baby Cribs (1) Pac & Play (1)
  • Air Hockey
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Claw Foot tub in Master bedroom, Outside Fireplace, 3 Levels of living area, log stairway, games, Pac & Play, Rental property comes with membership to Sapphire Valley Club a few miles from Mountain House. Sapphire Valley offers 2 pools, 2 hot tubs, 2 sauna's, ski slope, and entertainment. www.sapphirervalleyresort.com $2.00per person per day 3 day min, children under 14 free.


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High Whisper - Luxury Log Cabin - Outside Fireplace & Hot Tub
average rating of 5.0 based on 37 reviews

Fantastic mountain home. All as advertised.

  • 5 of 5

We loved this home. Truely like staying at a family members house; nothing felt like a rental property. It has a remarkable mountain feel. And owner was super responsive and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent cozy and perfect

  • 5 of 5

Come back every year because we love it!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mtn Lvrs

  • 5 of 5

Well appointed, quality furnishings. Generous amounts of staples, including paper goods and kitchen supplies. Very nice amenities. Only thing lacking is a bathroom on the basement level, but the cabin is so nice, it made up for that!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This house was absolutely perfect! When they say they have everything you need, they mean it! The kitchen is so organized with superb quality items you wouldn't expect like fine wine glasses and Wustof knives. True chef's kitchen. I would love to visit again soon! The hot tub and fireplace on the porch were both great for relaxing! I would recommend staying in this home to anyone! Thank you for a wonderful stay!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Second stay for our big family! Perfect.

  • 5 of 5

This is a great house that is fully stocked with everything a family needs. Game room downstairs was great for rainy days after spending time at the pool and community center facilities with the kids. Just nothing to complain about! Owners are easy to work with.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home Away From Home! 2nd Year In a Row ...

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four from South Florida returned back to High Whisper for a second year in a row, and once again, we were not disappointed! We were joined by another family of four, who are close friends of ours who drove down from Maine. In our annual family quest of #makingmemories, our time spent at the High Whisper home has now become part of those wonderful memories we've made with our two young kids ages 9 and 7 over these last two summers visiting Sapphire, NC.

This home has everything you could possibly want in a vacation home. My favorite part?? ..oh, the hot tub on the back deck overlooking the beautiful view and mountains in the background! The kids favorite part? Oh the game room on lower floor - complete with pool table, air hockey, TV, movies and games. it's perfect for the kids to have their own space, while the adults spend time drinking wine and enjoying the back deck. And the owner Linda is so sweet and accommodating. She has thought of everything in this house. You don't need to bring a thing except yourselves and your clothes! The washer and dryer are so convenient to have and the kitchen is stocked with every gadget and tool you could ever need.

We can't wait to get back to High Whisper next year! Thank you again Linda for allowing us to enjoy your beautiful home!


The Weiss Family

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Ashville Airport
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Sapphire National Golf
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Sapphire Valley
Car: necessary

Gem Mining, Waterfall exploring, whitewater rafting, snow tubing and sking. We have numerous hiking books to explore the many waterfalls in the area. The two largest trout on record in the state of NC were caught in the Horsepasture River near by.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £149.44
Pet Fee £112.08
Damage Deposit £373.6

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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