About this listing
Have a tranquil vacation on Mt. Pisgah in a renovated but still rustic stone cabin on Pisgah Creek. 3 bedrooms, two with a comfortable queen or kingsized bed, one with a double (also comfy). Fine, well equipped kitchen. Outdoor space on the creek
Quiet solitude and natural beauty in a comfortable, well equipped cabin. Escape your hectic daily routines. Get in touch with your own rhythms and values. Stay at the cabin, read, hike the mountains or Pisgah Creek, or head off to explore the surroundings:
The place is magically beautiful in spring and fall and quite a wonder in summer as well. It's a great place from which to explore the Smokies; a haven for writing, reading, painting, and all outdoor sports.
This land was purchased by our grandfather, Jacob Raphaelson, in the 1940s. He had the cabin built and it has stayed in the family -- going to his two daughters, Virginia and Selma, and then to five siblings, children of Virginia and Ben.
Within 15-20 minutes from your cabin you will find:
• Blue Ridge Parkway. Cradle of Forestry Nature Center.
• Waynesville: art galleries, restaurants, antique stores, theater
• Springdale Golf Club
• Music Festivals (Brevard, Waynesville)
• Shining Rock Wilderness: hiking, swimming, sliding
Within 35 minutes:
• Biltmore House
• Grove Park Spa
• Asheville, with its art galleries, book stores, fine restaurants, mountain charm
• Cherokee Indian Reservation and Museum
• Cataloochee Ski Area
Guests will have the full 3 b.r. cabin plus a well-equipped kitchen. Linens are provided. Beds (one king, one queen, one full, one youth) are all made up for arrival; upon departing, linens should be washed and dried (they can be left in the dryer or folded on top). Charcoal grill is provided: bring charcoal and liter fluid, as needed. Fireplace in living room: bring your own firewood please. Verizon phone works. Limited internet. No t.v. Plank across creek and back deck near creek provide ideal places for out-of-door cooking and for meals.
Interaction with Guests
We are not on the premises but are available by phone or email.
The neighborhood is rural and peaceful.
There is no way to get to the cabin except by car. Waynesville is a convenient 17 minutes; Asheville 35-40, Brevard approx. 30. Look up waterfalls and hikes in the vicinity.
Other Things to Note
Linens and full kitchen equipment are provided.
There are a few fishing poles and two tires for going down Pigeon River on 276.
Please treat the cabin well; leave things as you find them.
You may use spices, coffee, anything we've left in the cabin.
When you depart, take your recycling with you and all your garbage: you can deposit them at the recycling center down on Rt. 276 to the right of the Firehouse and next to the old stone schoolhouse (now a craft center). Open MWF and Sat. If closed, Dollar Store on 276, left hand side, has dumpsters in back. A few gas stations have garbage cans.
Be sure not to leave any paper around or any perishables in the refrigerator.
Also, if you're using the space heaters, be certain that they are off when you're not in the house or in the room and when you depart.
The key-- be sure to leave it where you found it!
Enjoy your stay!
I'm a retired Classics Professor; taught at University of Georgia for 32 years. I'm in Cincy right now helping my rather aged mother (98 1/2). I love the cabin and enjoy sharing it with the kinds of folks who will appreciate it.