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Peaceful And Well Appointed Trickledown on Big Creek

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Two bedrooms and baths, King and Queen, large creek sounds, gardens

Trickledown is situated on Big Creek close to Highlands, NC. There is a King bedroom and bath with a large shower upstairs next to a comfortable sitting room with a library and tv. Downstairs there is a queen bedroom and bath with a jacuzzi tub. The large gathering area has a botanical and biographical library and tv, fireplace and dining area. The kitchen has all amenities including a coffee/bar 'nook'. All across the back is a long screen porch and Big Creek sounds. There is a sitting area with a wicker sofa and rocking chairs on one side and a dining area on the other. Easy access to the kiln dried wood pile and the outdoor grille. The path to the creek features an iris garden. Other areas outside have 'special' garden areas like a moss garden, meditation garden, grandchildren's garden, succulent garden, 'gnome' path.

Jane Black
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 January, 2017

About Jane Black

We live in Atlanta, GA about 2.5 hours from Highlands. We love the Highlands atmosphere and plan to spend more time here.

Jane Black purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Jane Black chose North Carolina Mountains

My grandparents built a vacation home in Highlands in 1935. I visited during the summer while growing up and the area still feels like 'home'. The sound of the creek is what drew us to this current property.

What makes this cottage unique

The weather is delightful all summer and not severe very often during the winter. Gardening is easily successful because of the weather.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(38 traveller reviews)

Peaceful And Well Appointed Trickledown on Big Creek
average rating of 4.9736843 based on 38 reviews
Valdosta, GA

Great vacation home for couples or families

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay in Highlands. Very very nice home with plenty for the kids to do all around the house. Far exceeded our rental expectations.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Marietta, GA

A slice of heaven in the mountains!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I are regulars at Trickledown. This is the perfect "get away" for one or two couples. My wife and I love the warm, well decorated cabin and wonderfully landscaped property with a beautiful screen porch overlooking Big Creek. We continue coming back several times a year because Jane consistently takes care of every last detail to ensure a wonderful stay. Freshly ironed linens, fresh flowers, soothing music playing when you walk in, plenty of fire wood, everything you can think of. We invite different couples to join us on most trips and everyone begs us to invite them back. Even though we had badly needed rain during most of our stay this trip, we couldn't have been more content. Trickledown causes a completely different type of cabin fever....you get sick when you have to leave!

Steve A.

Marietta, GA

  • Review Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful and Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We have had the great pleasure of escaping to Trickledown over the past several years. Whether there with family or on a girls weekend, the experience is always the same - peaceful, renewing, comfortable, and perfect in every way! There is no better host than Jane. Prepare to build memories that will last a lifetime!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heavenly Highlands Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was my third stay at the cottages. Gorgeous, peaceful and always home away from home. Truly paradise.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The definition of relaxation!

  • 5 of 5

This was at least our 3rd visit to Trickledown, and we had as incredible a time as before....The 3 days passed rapidly, but yet the resultant relaxation made us feel as if we had been away for a week. It is especially wonderful to sit on the screened in porch in late afternoon, listening to the rushing water of Big Creek in the ravine below, while reading my Kindle and having a glass of wine.......it truly defines "relaxation"!

Jane Black should be commended on how welcoming the decor is, leaving no detail overlooked. We shall return next Fall for a repeat performance and another terrific getaway!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Soothing escape nestled in lushly lanscaped surroundings!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Highlands, which is heaven on earth gorgeous. We chose Trickledown based on photos and other guest reviews. It exceeded our expectations! When we opened the door, we were greeted with fresh flowers, a hand written note from Jane and soothing background music from the Bose stereo. The owner's loving attention to detail was evident throughout: beautifully decorated with antiques , fine linens, special soaps, cozy chairs and throws. The kitchen had anything you could possibly need: great knives, All Clad cookware and Woodlands Spode china. Our favorite spot was the screened porch overlooking the soothing, rushing waters in Big Creek below. Enjoyed it for coffee in the mornings and cocktails by lamplight in the evenings. The first night my husband was so happy sitting out there, he did not want to go to bed!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy your stay with your sister was so successful. There is not much not to like in Highlands! Also, the weather cooperated and that helps!! Now that you and your husband have "discovered" us, I hope we will see you again in the future. Jane
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Car: necessary

`Good Restaurants


Wild Thyme


On the Veranda

Fressers (lunch)


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning £122
Tax Rate 9.75%

Rates will increase for 2017. The new rate is $300 beginning January 1, 2017.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Highlands in North Carolina

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Nespresso coffee/tea machine in bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom #1 Upstairs - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Also with a large, private sitting room with TV adjacent
    Bedroom #2 Downstairs - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Trickledown is near our vacation home, Wagmore. While we are not always there, we are ready to answer any questions or help in any way when we are in residence. Tucked Inn, on the other side of Trickledown, is also on VRBO. It has three bedrooms so there is the possibility of renting both which gives you five bedrooms if it is a larger group.

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