River Love ❤@ The Barn *Highlands Trout Fishing


Barn hosted by Kangee

  1. 6 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 6 beds
  4. 2 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the barn to yourself.
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Great location
90% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
This romantic retreat on the river will have you swooning for your love and wanting to stay longer. Nestled in a picturesque valley at higher elevations with views of the lower gorge and the Cullasaja river rapids as your playground, the open floor plan and abundant windows bring the outdoors in.

Romantic is just the beginning as you sleep with views of the moon and stars over your bed in 1 of the master bedrooms. Or choose the enormous suite downstairs for views of the river and fireflies.

The space
Recently The Barn appeared as a backdrop and featured as a destination in the new 2019 Toyota Commercial advertised nationally.
Is it a roadtrip destination perfect for family bonding? Is it a treehouse in the trees at the edge of a roaring river where the indians used to fish and camp? Is it a barn in a picturesque valley at high elevations where the farmers used to grow their tobacco and raise their horses? Is it the smell of fresh moutain air, cool and clean from the river, or fresh cut grass and moutain flowers that give that "magical" feel that so many guests continue to rave about? Is it the sight of little birds (hummingbirds to herons), butterflies in the rocks, fireflies and bats at dusk, mountain and gorge views or the tranquility of sitting by the river letting the roar drown out every thought and stress? Is it that chewy cab and feet up knowing that tomorrow you don't have to work and that tonight you can lay in that soft bed, gaze at the stars and listen to that river lullaby?
You decide.
Originally a 1940's tobacco barn, this spacious house has been skillfully and lovingly turned into a unique and wonderful home on the Cullasaja River. The water runs quickly here but includes deep, calmer fishing holes. Some of the best trout fishing in the county! And the largest trout on record for the county supposedly caught here Or, you could just enjoy a glass on wine while sitting on the river's bank in a steaming claw-foot bathrub!
This property has it all! Check out our guest access. You're never going to want to leave.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed, 1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds

What this place offers

Garden view
Mountain view
Free parking on premises
Hot tub
TV with standard cable


Accessible parking spot
Step-free path to the guest entrance

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4.96 out of 5 stars from 138 reviews


Where you’ll be

Highlands, North Carolina, US, North Carolina, United States

This 1940's Tobacco Barn/Home sits within a picturesque valley at higher elevations and just below the Cullasaja Falls, Gorge, and Nantahalla National Forest. Located on the edge of the whitewater Cullasaja River, The Barn has views of mountains, river or gorge from just about every window. This magical spot truly is special and unique and will leave you wishing you were staying longer.
Enjoy the sights and sounds of the rushing river while sipping wine in the outdoor claw foot tub at rivers edge. Fish for several variety of trout. Relax with a good book in a hammock on the back porch above the river. And gaze at the brilliant stars and moon thru the four windows above your plush sleep number king bed at night.
Perfect for a romantic getaway for 2 or 2 couples, each with their own floor and ensuite master bedrooms or a small family or family with grandparents who don't mind the sleeping arrangements downstairs. This is a 4 adults, 2 children listing or some combination of that. The home does sleep more than 6 comfortably and I do make exceptions for more adults or more than 6 total but charge higher additional fees for more than 4 adults. Please reach out and inquire first please. Acceptance will be on a case by case basis and my option to accept or decline. Tiny house next door perfect in combination with barn for those wanting more adults.

Located between Highlands and Franklin, the Barn is easy access to just about anything you could want.
Some of the many activities in and around Highlands include: Nantahala National Forest and Scenic Touring, Waterfalls, Hiking, Golfing, Spas, World Class Shopping and Eating, Wine Events, Galleries and Museums, Gardens, Boating, Ziplining, Horseback Riding, Fly Fishing and Guides, Gem Mining, Antiquing, Breweries, Skiing, and a multitude of events and festivals always being presented by local chambers.

Hosted by Kangee

  1. Joined in October 2016
  • 237 Reviews
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  • Superhost
As a host, I pay attention to detail. I believe everything from the listing and pricing to the specifics of the home are equally important. Guests appreciate my communication skills on specifics such as house rules and general information to the best events happening in the area during your stay. My motto is that both guests and hosts need to be thrilled about the experience and that happens with preparation and communication.
As a host, I pay attention to detail. I believe everything from the listing and pricing to the specifics of the home are equally important. Guests appreciate my communication skill…

During your stay

I can be reached anytime via text, phone or email. I want your stay to be 5 * and spectacular! Also available to greet guests or offer self check-in.
Kangee Graham Rentals

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy