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Retreat to Historic Home in a Private Arboretum

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Retreat to Historic Home in a Private Arboretum

8 guests3 bedrooms3 beds2 baths
8 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
2 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience
100% of recent guests gave the check-in process a 5-star rating.
Great communication
92% of recent guests rated Catherine 5-star in communication.

Unwind and renew your spirit in our updated 3 bedroom (sleeps 8) historic house (circa 1830's) in the heart of the largest arboretum of its kind in the USA. Explore our exotic 206 acre property sheltering 4000 different North American and international tree species. Hike through old growth forest past historic outbuildings and watch the sun sparkle on our ponds. We are family and pet friendly, ideal for group and corporate outings. 25 minutes to Duke University, 17 minutes to UNC Chapel Hill.


Free parking on premises

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed



55 reviews
Quick responses
Outstanding hospitality
Amazing amenities
Amanda User Profile
October 2019
What an incredibly charming and rustic, historic cottage in a beautiful private arboretum!! The porch and gardens were absolutely delightful. Perfect place to unplug from the world for a restful weekend in the country.
Catherine User Profile
Response from Catherine:
Thank you so much! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay!! And thank you for the feedback and ideas!
October 2019
Nathan User Profile
October 2019
I can't say enough good things about this property! It's wonderfully secluded, has lots of unique character, and was the perfect place to get away and unplug. I'd highly recommend it and I hope I get to stay there again. Catherine was also and incredible, responsive host! Loved…
Catherine User Profile
Response from Catherine:
Thank you so much, Nathan! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay!!
October 2019
Lori User Profile
September 2019
This arboretum home is a great place to relax and recharge. The grounds are beautiful - the marked trees, koi pond and trails are exceptional. The screened outdoor living space was perfect for viewing with a cup of coffee in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening. The…
Catherine User Profile
Response from Catherine:
Thank you so much! I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay!!
September 2019
Julia User Profile
August 2019
The host canceled this reservation 21 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Ariel User Profile
May 2019
This is a gorgeous property where you will feel very secluded and peaceful. However, until more AC units are added by the host, I caution against a summertime stay. I imagine it would be a great place to stay in earlier spring or fall though.
Rich User Profile
May 2019
The house is fantastic - and we loved the area! This is a fantastic place - exactly as pictured and great communication!
John User Profile
May 2019
The house was set in a remote location which was expected by us from the description. From what I read, the main part of the house was built in 1830. It had tremendous character and was perhaps the most unique house I’ve ever stayed at for rental purposes. Being on the grounds of…
Catherine User Profile
Response from Catherine:
Thank you John for your review! We do try to make it clear that it is an old home in a remote location, yet convenient to shopping, etc, so I am glad that it wasn't a complete surprise :-) . In regard to the hot water, we will run by and turn the water heater up. Thank you for…
May 2019

Hosted by Catherine

North Carolina, NCJoined in June 2013
Catherine User Profile
216 Reviews
House for rent in Linville Falls.
Interaction with guests
Property manager available to answer questions and concerns. We love Chapel Hill and Carrboro and are delighted to answer any questions and help you plan your visit. Super quiet private lane with no through traffic.
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day
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Things to keep in mind

Check-in: After 3PM
Checkout: 11AM
After 3PM

House Rules

  • No smoking
  • No parties or events
  • Pets are allowed