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30 reviews
master bedroom
View from porch
Pasture
View from cabin's covered porch
Property entrance
Summer view of the Main House
Winter view of cabin
Otis, the watch dog & Tommy, the watch cat
Cafe Das Arcas, a lusitano stallion & Ilse
Faustino & Smoky Joe
Izara & her mom
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Brevard, North Carolina

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tands93
Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Tranquil, fun, and beautiful!”
Reviewed 3 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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The land of waterfalls is a great place for some hiking, relaxing, and having fun! This cabin and property is perfect to enjoy all the area has to offer. T is in a good location to everything--close enough to get to all the sites and town, but far enough away that you feel seperate.

The property has the main house and the cabin. While in sight of one another they are not close and it is very private. A pond with ducks, small waterfall, senic horse pastures, 3 beautiful horses, a host that will bring you warm treats, and a big friendly dog named Otis made my family feel welcomed and relaxed. Guest have the run of the property if respectful of the animals.

The cabin is rustic, clean, and full of charm. It has a great loft bedroom, huge master area, and open living area and kitchen. The wrap around porch has sun or shade pretty much all day. This is a real cabin that will meet all your visions of what a country cabin should be while giving you all the modern conviences of everyday life.
This property is a true gem and I fully recommend it everyone and especially animal lovers.

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Liked best: The views and animals.
Liked least: That we had to leave.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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NiteOwl7
Florida
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127 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
Reviewed 28 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

As the guest before us have already stated, this property is not only beautiful and peaceful, it is in the perfect location for a base of operations to explore this area of NC. Ilse is an amazingly gracious and generous hostess. The cabin is immaculate and well appointed. Ilse has made sure it has luxurious touches like 5 star linens, but the cabin still feels like homey with fresh flowers and her wonderful baked treats. Otis and Tommy (Ilse’s dog and barn cat) are friendly and open to new friends. Otis is very large - but do not be afraid. The horses are a beautiful sight to see each morning. We could not have asked for more! Thank you Ilse, see you in October!!!!

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Liked best: Ilse was a caring, gracious host
Liked least: nothing - perfect experience
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Swihart24
1 review
“What an amazing experience and stay -- We'll be back!”
Reviewed 26 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Ilsa made us feel right at home during our stay along with Otis, her sweet dog. There wasn't a thing missing while we were there. We wanted to stay longer! If you love being in the country, watching horses, and wild life, this is the place for you! Its secluded and quiet. Very relaxing. Turn the A/C off and listen to the water fall as you sleep. I can't wait to go back.

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Liked best: Although the place was fabulous all together Ilsa made the stay the best it could be.
Liked least: ....nothing other than it was time for us to return home.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Rosie L
New Orleans, Louisiana
1 review
“Wonderful experience; the cabin and grounds are beautiful and Ilse goes above and beyond to make your stay memorable.”
Reviewed 19 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016

Cabin was wonderful; clean; well stocked with the items that you need on vacation. Loved the antique furniture. Loved the stove. Loved the horses and Otis and Tommy. Loved Ilse the most. She goes above and beyond to make her guests feel at home. Loved the waterfalls on properties and in nearby Brevard/Sapphire. NC is beautiful. Many thanks for providing us a warm, comfortable place to relax and re-connect.

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Liked best: Ilse, horses, waterfall on property; antiques in cabin, beautiful wood in cabin, heater; plenty of hot water
Liked least: The Cataloochee ske resort was crowded and poorly organized
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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TJ_Kahuna
Stokesdale, North Carolina
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Exactly what we wanted and more”
Reviewed 31 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

This was our first family vacation to the Smokies and we wanted to enjoy the quiet beauty of the area in a somewhat isolated setting while having someplace comfortable and convenient to the small towns in the area. WOW...did we hit the jackpot with this place! The cabin is very clean, the fixtures and provisions are excellent, extremely comfortable bed/furniture, and the location idea. All of the appliances are crystal clean and new, plenty of dishes and utensils, and the wooden floors/walls add to the ambiance. It was perfect for us.

We arrived late (8.30PM) and in the dark. Our first experience was Otis (the mastiff) rushing to us, sounding off as he ran. But we could tell it was a "welcome" sound, not something to be frightened or worried about. He was the perfect welcoming committee. In fact, our 17 YO daughter fell in love with all of the animals, totally enjoying being around them and allowed to spend time helping Ilse work and groom the horses during the stay.

It's a picturesque place that's set between several hills. It's close enough the Brevard (20 minutes) and Hendersonville (45 minutes) for shopping but isolated enough to spend a day driving around the mountains and soaking up the natural beauty of the landscape. The hostess (Ilse) was incredible; she was present enough to make us feel comfortable (ask her to bake some of her cookies!) but not at all intrusive.

So we had more than a vacation; we made a new friend. And we're already planning our next visit. WE WILL BE BACK!!

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Liked best: The inside of the cabin was like a luxury hotel
Liked least: That we couldn't stay longer
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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