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!
The cabin was ready when we arrived and the cabin was clean and welcoming. We made a fire outside, barbecued and relaxed for three days. Every day my mom and I would take a 8-10 mile hike, and we were happy to be back at the cabin to relax.
We really enjoyed our stay, this is a perfect cabin for one or two families to share. My mom and I were alone and we never needed two of the bedrooms, so there is plenty of space to bring in more people!
The little creek next to the cabin was wonderful.
It is very secluded and quiet.
Very enjoyable experience, highly recommend other's to go as well!
A great private getaway. A wonderful deck right on a rushing mountain stream. A perfect mix of the rustic; an older quirky cabin, no TV, no traffic, no neighbors in sight, but with a fully functional nice kitchen and even decent cell service (verizon).
Nancy's directions were clear and she answered all our questions.
Loved the cabin. We were well aquatinted with it by the time we left because sadly a low pressure system decided to camp atop the blue ridge and it rained almost the entire time we were there. Our planned outdoor adventures were thwarted but the cabin was a great venue for lots of games and stories and several good books. A great place to get lost for a few days. We loved the stream deck. When it was not raining that is where we were!
My husband and I were seeking a place to escape the city for a week with our dogs. Jake's Cabin was perfect--rustic yet still offering some modern amenities. Everything was all ready for us when we arrived. The cabin was very clean and cozy with plenty of room for a whole family. The updated kitchen was great and it opens up to one of the three decks on the property. The creek running alongside the property is the best part and the wonderful back deck offered needed solitude. It was where we spent our mornings with our cups of coffee while our pups explored the creek. We used the fireplace as the evenings did get chilly. (Note: The Mobil gas station on Rt. 276 just past Rt. 110 has firewood.) Nancy was a great host and very responsive. She is not on-site but available over email and text. She was also able to offer places to shop for groceries and other sights to see in the area. Just ask!
You can count on not having any cell phone signal in the cabin or within a couple miles radius so be prepared! Bring a map, books, board games, etc. and enjoy being unplugged from the world. From the cabin, you are about 30-45 minutes away from shops and restaurants in Waynesville (Frog Level Historic District is a nice area) and Asheville (Biltmore Estate is a must-see but on a weekday to avoid crowds). The Blue Ridge Parkway is also nearby and from which you can access various hiking trails. We got adventurous and also drove out to see the the old growth trees at Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest. Around the time we were there, the leaves were just starting to change and the air was getting crisp. A beautiful time to be in the Blue Ridge Mountains!
All in all, if you are looking for an semi-rustic escape to the mountains and don't mind a bit of driving to get to some sights, Jake's Cabin is the place you are looking for. We look forward to getting back down there again.
The cabin was such a delight. We loved that we could hear the sound of the rushing creek when we had the windows open in the cabin, and it was such a treat to sit on the deck overlooking the water. The cabin was comfortable and well-stocked with anything we could have needed. Nancy provided clear directions on getting there and made the whole process very easy. Thanks for a truly wonderful week!
About the Host, Nancy
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.