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High Whisper - Luxury Log Cabin - Outside Fireplace & Hot Tub on deck.

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2018

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. We offer more stocked items than any rental you have ever rented. No empty cupboards or lack of cleaning supplies.

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
  • Children welcome
  • 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
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • 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. $2.00per person per day 3 day min, children under 14 free.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 41 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Fantastic house- tons of amenities and extras that made for a great stay. Definitely recommend

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Holiday Dream Vacation

  • 5 of 5

High Whisper is not only a luxury log cabin with personalized details but a perfect family retreat. We were fortunate enough to book a year in advance for the Christmas - New Year's vacation week to celebrate our 20th Wedding Anniversary with our kiddos (ages 8 yrs & 11 yrs old.) The cabin was beautifully decorated with holiday decor; inside and out. Even though this is a very large property it felt cozy and warm, especially with an indoor and outdoor fireplace. The owner's have the cabin fully stocked with linens, blankets, cooking and baking needs, cleaning supplies, downstairs entertainment area with heaters, etc.. You are minutes from restaurants, pubs, shopping, supermarkets and many outdoor activities. The Sapphire Resort amenities were perfect for our young family from skiiing, tubing, zip lining, indoor pool, arcade and other features (discounted fees for members). Take the time to explore the surrounding areas from ice skating at Highlands Downtown to the Biltmore in Asheville. We cannot wait to plan our next visit to High Whisper! One week was simply not enough time to enjoy everything the NC mountains have to offer.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Christmas 2017

  • 5 of 5

Very nice cabin, very clean and organized

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Cabin! Well stocked and perfect for a family trip to the mountains.

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome time with our family in the mountains! The cabin is well taken care of by the owners and also stocked just like home. The cabin was decorated for Christmas and the atmosphere really added to our family gathering. The owners were easily available by email.

Plenty of room for a family of 10. We would definitely keep this cabin on the list of any future visits to the area.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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Schoolhouse Falls
Whitewater Falls Transylvania County/ BlueRidge Mountains, North Carolina
The Cork and Barrel Lounge
Gorges State Park
Silver Run Falls
An Easy Falls to get to with children.
Sapphire Mountain Brewing Company
Bucks Coffee Cafe
Dupont State Forest
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Chestnut Cafe & Market
Table 64
Looking Glass Falls
Sapphire National Golf Club LLC
Cashiers Farmers Market
This is a great company that we have used for Whitewater Rafting.
Whiteside Mountain
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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 £150.98
Pet Fee £113.23
Damage Deposit £377.45

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.