About this listing
The Log Cabin on Neil's Creek is situated on private land inside the Pisgah National Forest at the foot of Mount Mitchell in the high mountains. Experience the relaxing qualities of nature, waiting for you any time of year.
A log cabin vacation is not like staying in a hotel. There's no maid service. Sheets and towels are ready for you when you check in - but you will have to make your own bed! On the other hand, what is precious is the peaceful return to nature - the babbling of the creek, the freshness of the air and of the forest. You can sleep with the sounds of nature coming in your open window - except maybe in winter! And this is the beauty of a log cabin vacation - you have the full experience of nature, with the comfort of cooking in a modern, well-equipped kitchen, your own bathroom, and a real bed at night. Not to mention the coziness of a fire, and the comfort of both heating and air conditioning as needed.
Our cabin home (and your vacation getaway) is about 1100 square feet. There is one large bathroom with a full size washer and dryer, a dining area, and a game area. The cabin is located in a hemlock grove. While sitting on the deck, you are looking out over a rushing stream, while ridge-top views of the mountains (especially in winter) complete your experience in getting away from it all. Any time of the year, there's a whole wide world of nature to explore, or just to sit down and experience.
Let us share with you the serenity of a place where time is measured in tree rings and wildflower seasons, where your most pressing appointment is to see a waterfall, and dream among mountains.
About an hour and 15 minutes drive from Asheville, the South Toe River Valley is an exquisite, fun, and friendly place to visit. The area is a photographer's sport or crafters delight.
Interaction with guests
You will have complete privacy as you enjoy nature on your own terms.
Cool rushing water, fresh mountain air. Neil's Creek rushes at a stone's throw past our 'settin' porch toward the headwaters of the South Toe River. Open the windows and hear the creek! Mt. Mitchell Golf Course is a mile away, as is Roaring Fork Falls. Just nine miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway. The cabin is in a high mountain valley at 3,000 ft elevation. The terrain nearby is quite level and an easy and beautiful walk, or you can hike a trail straight up to the top of Mt Mitchell. Places to see include Penland Art Center, Linville Falls, many local waterfalls, Blowing Rock, Boone, Little Switzerland, Spruce Pine, and Grandfather Mountain.
You will need a car or other vehicle to reach the site and to explore.
Other things to note
No open fires are allowed in the forest outside designated areas.
Our prices include the local 9.75 occupancy tax.
This is our cabin home. We expect you to respect the property, but to have a good time!
Maximum two dogs per visit. Unreported dogs may result in a charge to your security deposit. Pet hair should be vacuumed up, and no "surprises" left for the cleaners.
Please put sheets in the washer and start the cycle before you leave.
There is no garbage pick-up in the forest, so please either take your garbage bags with you, or leave $2 per bag for our cleaner.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR FALL/WINT: right now the forests around the cabin are very dry and there is a high fire danger. There have been cabin fires in this area, and so we are revising our fire policies for your personal safety. We have temporarily removed the electric grill from the back porch. Please use the oven for grilling - NO FIRES outside the cabin, and please do not dump any ashes outside the house, on the property or in the creek. Please be aware that the cut wood on our property is mostly hemlock which doesn't burn well. It will char and smolder. Creosote is created in the chimney, which is also a fire danger. We have found charred logs that people have thrown out into the yard or in the creek. If these logs are even slightly warm, they have the potential for igniting the dry leaves in the yard.
So, if you want to use the fireplace, either bring your own wood, or purchase it at one of the local convenience stores or groceries.
We love the mountains. There is always something magical about a sunset, spring flowers, summer growth, autumn colors, and winter renewal. We enjoy the music, herbs, canning, farmers' markets, and various mountain crafts.