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Modern Log Cabin on 200 acres

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

A great place for your mountain experience!!

A modern cabin 40 minutes from Asheville. Enjoy this 200 acre retreat. City or country adventures. This is a private cabin which up until a year ago was only used for short visits in the country by our immediate family living in Asheville. You should feel as if you are guests in a well loved vacation home which was custom built and has been tastefully decorated with quality and comfort in mind. To those of you who have stayed before, we just changed beds to add a King downstairs and a Queen + Single upstairs!

You will have access to logging trails above the cabin that are good for hiking. There are wonderful views from up there. There are two creeks on the property with one providing particularly easy access for wading in the pure cold mountain water.

Many attractions are within 20 minutes, including the town of Hot Springs with its famous and historic mineral springs spa. The Depot music hall (Marshall) on Friday nights is free with local bluegrass entertainment. Mainstreet Marshall also boasts several art galleries and quirky restaurants. Rafting and horseback riding are close by as is the French Broad River. Skiing and snow tubing at Wolf Ridge is a fun winter activity.

Nearby Asheville is fantastic and was recently named by National Geographic as one of the 220 best cities in the world! Don't miss the Biltmore Estate, the fabulous Grove Park Inn or funky downtown Asheville.

In downtown Marshall, try 'Zuma's' for great deli and heavenly cookies along with mid-week entertainment or pick up a gourmet chicken pot pie at the 'Pot Pie.' 'Sweet Monkey Bakery & Cafe' also offers decidedly worthy treats.

For groceries, stop at Ingles Grocery on your way to the cabin. It's about a 10 minute trip.

More Details

Owner
Joan & Tim Galvin
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
9 November, 2017

About Joan & Tim Galvin

My wife Joan and I have several rental properties across North Carolina that we own/manage, mainly corporate short-term rentals in the RTP area. I am originally from New Orleans while my wife is from Asheville. We manage the Mountain Log Cabin for her father. This lovely home was custom built with locally milled logs and stone as a family weekend retreat, but we just don't have the time to enjoy it - so we are sharing it with visitors to the area.

Joan & Tim Galvin purchased this cabin in 2002

Why Joan & Tim Galvin chose Marshall

My wife's parents decided to build this cabin 11 years ago to enjoy the land which was most 'recently' acquired by great-grandparents in the early 1900's. (Look for family photos and a 'temperance pledge' in the cabin.) The land can also be traced back to the 1820's when it was originally purchased from the local Indian agent by a distant relative. Note the pre- civil war cabin on the property.

What makes this cabin unique

This cabin is the last property at the end of a mountain cove. Follow the road alongside the cabin to walk along a rushing creek or explore the 200 acres high above the cabin. While it feels remote, it is an easy trip to the grocery store, downtown Marshall and even Asheville for a day trip.

Location

French Broad Rafting Expeditions
Blue Heron Whitewater
Sandy Bottom Trail Rides
Hot Springs Resort And Spa
"Love the hot tubs. A great way to spend the afternoon. Bring a little wine and let the hot..."
The Omni Grove Park Inn
"Watch the sunset from the terrace or the great hall. Not to be missed!!!"
Biltmore Estate
"America's castle. Spend a day and be sure to take in the house, the gardens, the winery. Th..."
Asheville Pinball Museum
"$13 gets you unlimited play on pinball and video games. Wine and beer are served. Get ther..."
Zuma Coffee
"A great place for lunch. Famous for their Zuma Gold chocolate cookies. Entertainment some ..."
Marshall Depot
"For authentic mountain music, visit the Depot in Marshall on Friday at 7:00. Always enterta..."
French Broad Chocolate Lounge
"You MUST try the liquid truffle. If the line is long, go down the stree two doors to their ..."
White Duck Taco Shop
"Unusual and tasty fare at a reasonable price. Don't fill up as you will want to have ice cr..."
12 Bones Smokehouse
"Where presidents eat. Closed on the weekends. Make the trip, stand in line, and be satisfi..."

Take exit 19A on I-26 in North Carolina, heading toward Marshall on Hwy 25/70. Continue to Ingles grocery on the right. Be sure to pick up any supplies at Ingles. Take US 25 from Ingles toward Hot Springs for about 5 minutes until you come to a stop light at the Madison Middle School. Turn right onto upper Brush Creek. Proceed about 3/4 mile on paved road. Turn right at the first gravel road (not including driveways) to stay on Upper Brush Creek. Proceed to Laughing Frog and turn left between two barns to stay on Upper Brush Creek. The cabin is about 1/4 mile from that point.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Marshall in Madison County

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Modern Log Cabin on 200 acres
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 60 reviews
5

Primitive and Private Setting with Excellent Amenities

  • 5 of 5

All that's advertised concerning this cabin and location is genuinely correct. Concerning the cabin itself - no issues anywhere inside what-so-ever. Owners were friendly and accommodating. We drove in from the first part of our vacation from the Smoky Mountain National Park and were greeted with an autumn "snow shower" as we pulled in to this cabin in Marshall, NC.

We found this setting to be laid back and conducive for simply relaxing there and for us to continue our outdoor activities. Appalachian Trail was a short distance away (Hot Springs, Roan Mountain, Max Patch). The old logging road right behind the cabin is a great walk into nature. I surprised my wife on her birthday with an Horse Trail Ride (Sandy Bottom Trail Rides) which was only 20 minutes away. Momma's Kitchen (15 minutes) was a great place and atmosphere for lunch with the owner's "home cooked" meals and fixings. We drove to Mars Hill township (Heritage Museum is there) and where winter snow skiing at Wolf Ridge is close by. We enjoyed exploring Madison County by taking the Historic Barn "Driving Tour" (Appalachian Barn Alliance). The tour takes you through the many winding mountain back roads where wonderful surprises meet you around each corner. This tour enlightens you to understand the amazing craftsmanship, different styles and hard work that went into building these barns in an era long past. We had a picnic at the French Broad River where I know kayaking is popular.

Our stay was cut short because of deaths in our family but we had planned to drive to the Asheville area and also see a play at the Flat Rock, NC "Playhouse" on our way home. Bottom line...there's plenty of stuff to do around the area and the best part - it's not commercialized. A special place and we hope to come back again.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Little Cabin In the Woods

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay. The cabin was cozy. There was a lady bug infestation but the owner was quick to respond and handle this. It was of no fault of their own. It was all nature taking it's course. We felt relaxed and comfortable. The cabin was out of the way and quite while being close enough to all that we wanted to venture out and experience. I give it four stars only because the single be upstairs (while the mattress and bedding were VERY comfortable) leaned to a significant slant and I had to work to hold myself onto it during the night. I don't know if it was the frame, box springs or floor but it was a little bit uncomfortable. Not a deal breaker though by any means. Thank you Tim and Joan for sharing your hidden haven with my family. We are grateful for the time away. I already miss the chickens, goats, and Brush Creek. We hope to return in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cabin was everything stated in add. Very nice and very clean!!!

  • 5 of 5

Can not say enough good things about our recent stay. Definitely will use if in Marshal area again! Great people to deal with. Restores your faith in honesty in advertising and people!!!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Sweet, cozy, lovely space.

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable, cozy cabin. It's not in the middle of nowhere: You have neighbors but don't see them from the house. Great porch for morning coffee, afternoon wine. Not a bad drive into Asheville. Close to grocery. Beds are comfy. Very nice. We did a girls trip and all felt content in the cabin. Highly recommend. No complaints.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Cozy clean little place

  • 4 of 5

The long dusty gravel road became a drag making our SUV look like a swamp buggy. The large acreage behind the property did not seem to be inviting given the barking of dogs somewhere within. Other than that it was a charming little hideaway that was well equipped, clean and functional.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Off the beaten path...cozy and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a quiet, cabin getaway in the woods of the Western Carolina mountains for several nights, but with modern conveniences, amenities, and furnishings. Brush Creek Cabin delivered on all accounts.

Apparently the neighborhood rooster and his hens are on the payroll, i.e., welcoming committee, because they would visit each morning like clockwork- thankfully with no early morning wakeup calls. While enjoying our coffee the first morning on the front porch the rooster actually came up to the top step of the staircase to say good morning.

The owners provided useful, necessary, and timely information at reservation, shortly before our arrival, and a check-in day email saying they hoped we found the cabin to our liking. The whole experience was pleasant, uneventful, and seamless.

Thank you Tim and Joan for the opportunity to enjoy a few nights in your beautiful cabin.

Tim & Tammy

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Marshall, North Carolina Mountains

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£340
for 3 nights
From
£94
£623
£1,567
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £56.64

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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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