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Shamrock House:Historic Log Cabin, Servant's Quarters, Cottage with trout stream

Bedrooms 8
Space 3,500 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

3 Rustic Cabins, Total 8 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 24+)

Please watch the video! It's a beautiful introduction to this property!

4+ night rentals are preferred (weekend rentals allowed if booking date is within 30 days of arrival)

The creek is that borders the property is approx. 10-15ft across, constantly flowing, good for fishing, wading, or just cooling off!)

The cabin is part of the South Carolina Heritage Corridor!

Former family compound built circa 1925 consisting of 3 cabins:

Standard Booking - Includes The Shamrock House (main cabin), Bunk House, & Trout House - Sleeps up to 24 (2 additional if using mattresses provided under beds in Bunk House and Trout House)

Standard Pricing as shown on VRBO is for ALL 3 cabins! Contact me for questions on sleeping arrangements for your group.

We allow short duration rentals (weekends), but peek season rentals during the summer, fall, and holidays are typically 1 week in duration.

Main Cabin - Sleeps 6 adults comfortably (1 additional child could sleep in loft area)

The Bunk House - Sleeps 7

The Trout Stream House - sleeps up to 10

The property has an interesting history. We believe it was the first home in the area to have electricity (powered by a water-wheel at the back of the property, some remnants of that structure remain). The home was used as a place for travelers passing thru the area to stop and get a good night's rest. Of course, every old home has a ghost story. The weeping sound of Nancy the Ghost is claimed to be heard on occasion, we can’t confirm or deny her presence...but we are pretty sure Nancy is a friendly gal and her "weeping" is just the sounds of the old house creaking.

We can confirm that former US President LBJ was a guest. He liked it and we believe you will as well. For details, contact Nathan.

Location: is in the mountains, not rolling foothills. Ceasar's Head and Table Rock are just a few miles down the road from The Shamrock House, as well as many, many waterfalls, hiking, biking, tubing, whitewater name it!

For recreation on the property, we have a basketball goal, a game of horseshoes, and several open meadows where the kids can play whatever sport they enjoy (just bring your gear)...or just relax in a hammock!

The property is located in the Rocky Bottom area of Sunset, Upcountry, South Carolina, approximately halfway between Pickens, South Carolina and Brevard, North Carolina on Highway 178 (an easy 30 minute drive to Brevard). The cabin is approximately seven miles north of Highway 11, the Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway.

Drive time from Atlanta or Charlotte ~ 2.5 hrs

from Asheville ~ 1 hr

Special Features: Equipped kitchens, outdoor (park style) grills, basketball goal, horseshoe pits, picnic tables, Sat TV & Wifi in main cabin, trout stream, wildlife (beavers, turkey, deer, bear and other critters).

Dates Available: Year round.

Disclaimer: This property is "in the sticks." Although there are convenience stores a short drive down the road, and small towns within a 20-25 minute drive, please be aware that this area is remote. The main cabin is almost 100 yrs old and all 3 cabins are rustic. We work hard to keep everything dust-free and clean, but the nature of the property (and mother nature around the property) can change things overnight.

Keywords: Log Cabin /Bunk house / Trout stream house / mountains / hiking / fishing / lakes

More Details

Nathan McGowan Owner / Manager
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

About Nathan McGowan Owner / Manager

My wife and I are the proud parents of the most precious gift from God, our son Nolan. We love to travel when our schedules allow. Sharon is a dental hygienist and I work as an engineer. We both grew up in Augusta, GA and love the outdoors!

Nathan McGowan Owner / Manager purchased this cabin in 2017

Why Nathan McGowan Owner / Manager chose Sunset

My life-long dream has always been to own a cabin in the mountains. I literally searched for years, and never could find a place that "checked all of the boxes"...until I found The Shamrock House. We fell in love with the charm and history of the property, and look forward to creating memories at this wonderful place. We are forever indebted to the previous owner, who renovated the buildings and grounds to bring the property back to its former glory, and now you have an opportunity to enjoy the results.

What makes this cabin unique

It is truly unique. The grounds cover 10 acres bordered by Rocky Bottom Creek and the Jocassee Gorges Heritage Preserve. There are extensive stone walls and walks laid down in the 1920's and many specimen sized trees. Many different wild flowers can be seen throughout out the growing season including rare Oconee Bells and Trillium's. The main cabin is constructed of cedar logs with American Chestnut paneling and floors. The extra large porch of the main cabin has hand made tables, chairs and swings by local artisan Bob McCall. The Trout Stream House has great views of the Bear Meadow and Rocky Bottom Creek. Locals tell tales of Nancy the Ghost who makes herself known from time to time in the main cabin (seems to be only when the adults have had a drink or two!). Maybe yes, maybe no. And, President Lyndon Johnson liked the place well enough to spend some time at The Shamrock House himself. The location is such that one can be on the Foothills Trail in less than five minutes and at Lake Keowee or Jocassee in 30 minutes, and also Brevard or Pickens in about the same time.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin on Sunset on Pickens County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 21
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Charcoal grills are provided on the property


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average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

So relaxing here in the cabin.

  • 5 of 5

Would love to make this a tradition with my friends.

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything we were hoping for!

  • 5 of 5

Myself and a group of men from church spent the weekend at the cabin for a retreat! It was everything I was hoping for! The main cabin is absolutely beautiful and there is so much history there. Definitely take the short journey up to the top of Sasafrass to watch the sunrise/sunset! You won’t regret it!

  • Review Submitted: 10-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Don't miss an opportunity to experience this property

  • 5 of 5

three families went to explore the Blue Ridge mountains and came across this unique Home Away property and it was a great addition to our kid's educational experience this past weekend. The home was updated and clean to be so old. The kitchen is small, but so historic and beautiful, use the Trout house for major cooking though. The porches are where we spent even rainy days! Nancy, the ghost, didn't make an appearance to us, but one of our 4 year olds mentioned a grown up in their room, hmmmm....

The bunk house was perfect for our 6 kids ages 5-9, we locked them in with a monitor and they felt like they were camping. :) So fun! The fire pit was perfect and a great evening location.

Check out all the sights to see around prior to going. Twin falls are so easy to get to and beautiful! the drive to the highest point in SC is only about 10 min and an easy drive.

Thanks for sharing your beautiful home and being so kind and easy to work with as our trip changed a bit.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Place is nice and accessible to the falls which is our primary destination

  • 5 of 5

We have a great and relaxing time

  • Review Submitted: 19-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was a great experience!

  • 4 of 5

We had a fantastic time at the Shamrock cabin and I would highly recommend it for a relaxing vacation!!!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful mounain getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week. There was a total of 21 people staying between the Log Cabin, Bunkhouse and the Trout house. The area is beautiful, the kids had fun feeding the trout and wading in the stream. Mornings on the front porch with hot coffee were priceless. We were able to go see falls, lakes, more mountain views and just enjoy the quietness of the area. Our five families are busy, and this was a wonderful way to spend time together. I would definitely recommend to anyone who loves the outdoors.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Bob's Place
Nearest Golf
7.5 Miles
The Rock
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Red Lion Inn

Rocky Bottom Creek forms property border, trout fishing, Sassafras Mountain, Bob's Place, Twin Falls, Dining, Brevard, Blue Ridge Parkway, Waterfalls


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £151
Pet Fee £41.53
Damage Insurance £74.75

The rates quoted above are for the main cabin (Shamrock House), Bunk House and the Trout House. All three cabins are clustered together as the property was originally a family compound.
Cancellations received 60 or more days prior to booking date will receive a full refund of booking fees less a $75.00 cancellation fee. Bookings canceled between 59 and 30 days of a booking date will result in a 50% refund of booking fees less a $75.00 cancellation fee. No refunds of booking fees inside of 30 days of the booking date.

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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