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Peaceful And Well Appointed Trickledown on Big Creek

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
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
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2018

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 Highlands

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Highlands in Sugarfork

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • 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 ...
  • 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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Peaceful And Well Appointed Trickledown on Big Creek
average rating of 4.980769 based on 52 reviews

Rained the entire time and still wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I come to Trickledown regularly. Even though it rained every day, there is no place we would rather be. Sitting on the screened porch with blankets enjoying a glass of wine, and listening to the roaring sounds of Big Creek and the rain suited us just fine. There was plenty of fire wood, a well equipped kitchen, and gas grill. Great restaurants and shopping just 3 miles away. Peaceful and well appointed and beautifully landscaped make Trickledown our favorite home away from home and just 2-1/2 hours away from Marietta. The owner is always responsive. Can't wait to return!

Steve A.

Marietta, GA

  • Review Submitted: 27-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the positive comments including a positive take on the rain you enjoyed! We are looking forward to your next visit. Jane
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NE Alabama

Pictures don't do Trickledown justice. It is a magic place.

  • 5 of 5

Saying that all you need to bring is a toothbrush won't work for Trickledown because EVERYTHING has been taken care of including that toothbrush! The home is extremely well maintained and appointed and comfortable from the feather down pillows and comforter to the cozy throws and overstuffed chairs. Well appointed kitchen and bathrooms. Tons of fabulous books, and a great fireplace with lots of kiln dried wood for the taking.

The pathways down to Big Creek are special with lots of "surprise" findings.

Big Creek boils over a slick rock at the end of a path leading to the sandy beach. Can't really say enough about this special space.

Suzie & Greg Barker


  • Review Submitted: 17-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I know you both have looked forward to this “Birthday” trip since Christmas. How wonderful it was a success. We hope to meet you on a return visit! Jane
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  • 5 of 5

Such a special place we visit every year!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We welcome you always!
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Consistently wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We continue to come back to Trickledown because we are never disappointed. This cozy two bedroom cottage always overwhelms us and our invited guests. I have commented previously on many occasions concerning the landscaping, interior design, linens, furnishings, firewood, outside grill, etc. No detail has been overlooked. The lull of the roaring Big Creek in the back yard is the most soothing sound we know. We continue coming up from Atlanta every two months. We can't help it!

Although we have experimented with many accommodations in the Highlands/Cashiers area, this is our #1 destination.

As I said, we are ever disappointed!

Steve A., Marietta, GA

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heaven on earth

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully appointed home is in the most picturesque setting you can imagine. This home was perfect for two couples. The upstairs bedroom and bath opens onto a beautiful sitting room. The downstairs bedroom and bath is cozy and quiet. We enjoyed our coffee by the fireplace in the morning and cocktails on the screened porch in the evening. The owner is delightful and the amenities are plentiful. We can’t wait to return to this Highlands gem.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Visit to Trickledown !!

  • 5 of 5

From the first sound or the rushing water from the creek behind the house to every detail - the visit was absolutely fabulous !!

We were 15 minutes from downtown Highlands which made it perfect to either shop, look for the water falls or have our meals. The cabin was so well appointed that we could have stayed there the entire time and we would love to come back some day to do just that.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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 Fee £111.39

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.