Sunset June 28, 2015 - 68FScreened in porch with fireplace

Entire home/apt

10 Guests

3 Bedrooms

6 Beds

Entire home/apt

10 Guests

3 Bedrooms

6 Beds

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Ages 2 - 12
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About this listing

Tucked away on a mountain at 4100' overlooking Lake Glenville just north of Cashiers N.C. is this recently constructed rustic cabin retreat with spectacular views that can accommodate 10 in comfort and privacy.

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The space
Bathrooms: 3.5
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 6
Check In: 3PM - 2AM (next day)
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Keypad


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $250
Security Deposit: $500
Weekly Discount: 14%
Weekend Price: $350 / night
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The space

The Aerie Retreat offers three formal bedrooms, a convertible couch, king or twin daybed, and 3 1/2 baths in a private wooded atmosphere with all contemporary features, utilities and electronics.

Relax in front of the two wood-burning fireplaces in comfortable rustic style but with all of the modern conveniences including DISH TV, DVD, Roku, Netflix/Amazon Prime/Hulu, WiFi internet and telephone landline. Enjoy a full complement of exercise and entertainment equipment including both adult and child sized pool tables and ping pong; air hockey; fussball; rowing machine/weights/bench and TRX straps; outside childrens' playground; 15' covered swim spa (winterized between November and April but available then at extra charge); 14' trampoline; adult and kids paddle boards; kids kayak; basketball; fishing kayak and canoe; fishing equipment; toys, board games, gas and stone grills and much more. Private POA docking rights on the lake. Numerous trout streams and lake fishing. Rent a pontoon boat at nearby Signal Ridge Marina and we can arrange one or two person tubes. Sand beach just down the road on Pine Creek by the dam. Just 15 minutes to Cashiers; 25 minutes to Highlands and 45 minutes to Brevard and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Because this is a unique and special place and our home in the mountains, it is not a " business" rental and is only occasionally rented out for family group reunions, celebrations and retreats.

Guest access

Guests have access to all the amenities described above and all athletic equipment in the garage.

Interaction with guests

If you are here, I am probably in Atlanta, but always available by email/phone.

The neighborhood

This is high elevation Blue Ridge mountain country where the temperature is routinely 15-20 degrees cooler than Atlanta. The air is clean and the neighborhood is uncrowded. Lake Glenville is the highest elevation lake east of the Mississippi, family and water-sport friendly. Photos cannot do justice to the beautiful mountain views. Nearby Cashiers has very good restaurants and shops and a modern Ingles supermarket. If you get Big Box fever, the Franklin Walmart is only 30 minutes down the mountain; if upscale shopping is your bag, the Highlands emporiums are less than half an hour. This is everything a high mountain retreat should be. And more.

Getting around

No doubt about it, you will need your own transportation. This is the country.

Other things to note

Guests are required to sign an Assumption of Risk, Waiver and Indemnity Agreement relating to the Swim Spa and the Trampoline. There is no garbage pick-up. You need to bag your garbage and run it down to the Jackson County dump which is located on Rt. 107 about one mile north of the intersection at Pine Creek Road. You should be aware that there are bears and other wild animals up here, many of which like garbage so all of yours should be secured in the garage at all times. Please allow sufficient advance notice of booking to accommodate the logistics of getting the Aerie retreat ready for your visit.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 2AM (next day)

As a general rule, 4 day minimum in the summer/fall and 3 day minimum in the winter. Special 4 day rates over holidays. No pets please without prior approval. Absolutely no smoking inside. All guests must sign Assumption of Risk and Waiver Agreement relating to the trampoline and swim spa. This is our home in the mountains, is occasionally available to guests and is not a "rental" property. Everything that you would expect to find in a carefully maintained vacation home is provided for your enjoyment, excepting only personal items, food and liquor. Guests are expected to treat the accommodations as they would their own and to read and follow the instructions relating to the systems and the swim spa.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

9 Reviews

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Pmmreader User Profile
September 2016
Peter was a great host and has a great house. The view of the lake is great! The house is really fun and has a lot of fun things to do for both adults and kids! The outdoor fireplace/porch is awesome as is the swim spa! The kids loved the trampoline and playset. We didn't want to leave! Great stay!

Marie-Laure User Profile
May 2016
What a great time we had in Peter's home! the house was more than we expected. The location is great and secluded just the way we like it with amazing views! It was very confortable for our family and sooo kid friendly :-) we enjoyed every bit of it and of course the swim hot tub was a great addition. Enjoyed spending time in Cherokee and Sylva. Spend almost a full day at the beach by the lake and the great playground in Cashiers. the house is very clean and confortable. There ia more than anyone would need for the perfect moutain get away. Peter was very friendly and helpful, he made sure we had everything we needed and was very quick to respond. Definitely recommend his home to a family with kids

Rosemary User Profile
March 2016
Initial contact with Peter was the beginning of a great experience. He provided all of the information needed to get settled and had everything in order upon our arrival. He had a nice welcome note and package that added a special touch. The cabin was great. It is a wonderful location and the cabin has all of the amenities that makes his mountain retreat a great place for both work and leisure. This is my second stay at the Aerie Retreat and once again i was not disappointed. A great place and a great stay!!!

Bill User Profile
January 2016
Peter was great again. It was our second stay and it was amazing.

Bill User Profile
January 2016
First and foremost Peter is a wonderful host. Truly wants you and your guest to enjoy the cabin and your entire stay. Peter, is extremely accessible and willing to help in any way he can. The cabin is beautiful, everything you need to relax is there. The views are stunning. We had group of nine and fit everyone comfortably. We will most certainly be back to the Aerie Retreat.

K User Profile
August 2015
Peter was great to work with while booking and staying at the Aerie Retreat. The house is beautiful and very clean. The view spectacular at 4700 feet! It is close to great hiking,waterfalls and the beautiful Lake. We had a great time and plan on returning! Thanks Peter!

Dawn User Profile
July 2015
This spacious cabin is nicely appointed with everything you need for a comfortable stay. The kitchen is clean and modern. Beds were comfortable and linens were good. The bathrooms are nicely done and had plenty of towels. We especially enjoyed the screened porch with fireplace and the swim spa. The setting is quiet and peaceful. The view from the home is beautiful (at 4,000 ft. elevation!) The host was super easy to work with and communicated with us in a timely manner. Four stars!

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States · Joined in August 2013
Peter User ProfilePeter is a superhost.

Born in Argentina, grew up in Switzerland and Atlanta resident since 1975; retired attorney; single dad of grown and young children; professional mediator of commercial disputes. I split my time between my circa 1900 "shotgun" house here in Atlanta and a cabin in the North Carolina mountains. I enjoy motorcycling and traveling almost anywhere - with particular focus on on the old "Eastern Bloc"; hiking and alternative lodging. I hope to provide the same kind of experience and amenities in the Aerie Suite that I appreciate when traveling.

Response rate: 100%
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Response time: within an hour