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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.