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Goldfinch Cabin- Walk to Hot Springs! On AT

SuperhostHot Springs, North Carolina, United States
Entire cabin hosted by Natalie
7 guests3 bedrooms4 beds1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the cabin to yourself.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
Sparkling clean
16 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
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Goldfinch Cabin offers cozy and convenient lodging that is on the Appalachian Trail and just five to ten minutes walking distance from Hot Springs' restaurants, shops, and mineral tubs. Snuggle up with your sweetheart in the master bedroom or use the cabin as a comfortable home-base for your outdoor adventures!

With three private bedrooms, Goldfinch is large enough to comfortably accommodate families and groups. Third bedroom included with 6+ guests or for $15/reservation. Pets $25/reservation.

The space
Goldfinch Cabin is the ideal lodging for couples, families, and groups who want a scenic, peaceful retreat that is just a few minute's walking distance from the Appalachian Trail and Hot Springs!

The cabin is surrounded by abundant flowers and a picket fence and backed by woods full of songbirds to greet you at sunrise. Enjoy the view from the shade of the cabin's covered porch, which come complete with a Weber charcoal grill!

Want to adventure out for a full moon hike on the Appalachian Trail? The trailhead is just outside of your front door. When you are ready to head to town for live music and supper, leave the car behind. Put on your sneakers and stroll on in! Once you are ready to cozy down inside, enjoy our free cabin WiFi.

A master bedroom with a queen bed welcomes all honeymooners and sweethearts, and if you are traveling with children or friends there is a second bedroom with one twin bed and one full bed. An additional third bedroom with a queen bed is automatically included in all reservations for 6 guests or more. For reservations with less than 6 guests, it can be added on by request ($15/reservation). Pets are welcome for a $25 fee, invoiced after booking. We wash all bedding after pets have been in a cabin.

Goldfinch Cabin is outfitted with a kitchenette. This includes a microwave, a mini-fridge/freezer, InstantPot (think a crockpot, hot plate, and pressure cooker all in one), a toaster oven, a coffee maker (of course!), a coffee bean grinder, a toaster, a sink, a set of basic plates, bowls, and utensils, a cutting board, and knives. There is no oven or stove in this kitchenette.

The shower is in a separate room from the toilet and sink, making it easier for larger groups to share these spaces.

There is a 40" HDTV in the master bedroom, as well as a TV in the second bedroom. We do not have cable TV but invite you to choose from our collection of over 100 DVDs!

We pride ourselves on our VERY CLEAN cabin. Just check out our reviews!

COVID-19 VIRUS
To protect you, future guests, area residents, and our family, we are following the below protocols:
-24 hours between rentals through July 1st. No check-ins on the same day as another guest checks out.
-Sanitizing all reasonable hard surfaces with bleach solution, allowing surface to remain wet with solution for at least one minute.
-Laundering of all sheets, quilts, blankets, pillow shams, towels, etc every cleaning
-I wash my hands and wear a mask when I clean, and practice social distancing daily.
I do all of the cleanings myself, so if you have any questions, feel free to ask!
My health directly impacts the health of my father (high risk), my husband, and our two young children. Thank you in advance for choosing to book at a later date if you have been in close contact with COVID or are experiencing symptoms consistent with the virus.

LINENS AND SOAPS
All linens (towels, washcloths, sheets, dish cloths) are provided. Bath bars and hand soaps are also included.

PETS
***If you are bringing a pet(s), you must let us know in your reservation request! Air BNB provides no other notification option, so please inform us in your note :)***

Goldfinch is pet-friendly! Mostly we expect dogs, but cats may be welcome as well. If your pet is not house friendly (chewing, scratching, general chaos and destruction...) we ask that you kindly leave them elsewhere OR bring a kennel for their time in the house.

A $25 pet fee covers up to two pets for the entire duration of your stay. This fee is not automatically included by AirBNB in the reservation cost. Thank you for being honest and letting us know about your pet! You will be invoiced separately after your reservation is confirmed.

INTERNET
We’ve got WiFi!

AIR CONDITIONING
Yes! We do have air conditioning to keep you cool on hot summer days. In contrast with loud traditional A/C units, our mini-split operated air conditioning is very quiet so you will not be disturbed while sleeping!

HEAT
Yes! We have a remote-controlled mini-split heating system to keep you warm on even the coldest winter days. Original baseboard heat is present as well for additional warmth if desired.

2 WHEEL DRIVE ACCESSIBLE
The cabin is on a well-maintained state road and the approach and parking is flat, so it is accessible by two wheel drive vehicles in all but the most severe of storms!

ADJACENT CABIN
Goldfinch shares a wall with an adjacent cabin (Chickadee). Each cabin has its own private parking and private entrance. Shared wall is soundproofed for privacy.

TWO TO THREE NIGHT minimum stay (seasonal) for reservations including a weekend night (Friday and Saturday). ONE NIGHT minimum stay offered for Sunday-Thursday nights. Weekend one night weekend stays will be accepted if the day is "stranded" (rented the night before and night after) or if it 4 days or less from your desired check-in date. Holidays and area festivals may have longer stay requirements.

Guest access
Guests have access to all areas photographed and mentioned. The additional bedroom is included automatically for reservations of 6 or more guests, or available by request for an additional charge of $15/reservation. All photos of the additional bedroom have descriptive text noting that it is the "additional bedroom" so you can know which one that it is!
Goldfinch Cabin offers cozy and convenient lodging that is on the Appalachian Trail and just five to ten minutes walking distance from Hot Springs' restaurants, shops, and mineral tubs. Snuggle up with your swe…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed

Amenities

Wifi
Free parking on premises
TV
Laptop-friendly workspace
Hair dryer
Heating
Air conditioning
Essentials
Smoke alarm
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Location

Hot Springs, North Carolina, United States

Goldfinch Cabin is located near town and only steps from the southern entrance to the Appalachian Trail. We would guess that we are 78 steps away, but haven't actually counted :) The AT will cruise you straight on in to Hot Springs, no car required, and you can expect it to take 5-15 minutes depending on your ability level and where you are headed in town.

A three minute drive will land you at the famous Hot Springs Spa and Resort, where you can soak in Hot Springs' naturally heated mineral tubs. For a real "day at the spa," check out their massages as well!

We are across the street from the Laughing Heart Lodge, which is a beautiful building that is an old Jesuit Retreat Center and is now operated as a predominantly private events center. There are public yoga and dance classes periodically, and guests of Goldfinch have an open invite from the owners to enjoy their beautiful garden and grounds!

There are other houses on our road, but they are not visible from the cabins, as we are surrounded on three sides by forest.
Goldfinch Cabin is located near town and only steps from the southern entrance to the Appalachian Trail. We would guess that we are 78 steps away, but haven't actually counted :) The AT will cruise you straight…

Hosted by Natalie

Joined in August 2015
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I grew up in the much rockier Rocky Mountains of Colorado, raising goats, chickens, rabbits, horses, and a rotating selection of other farm critters with my parents and my younger sister. I moved to North Carolina in 2009 and have spent much of my time gardening, studying wild edible and medicinal plants of the Appalachian Mountains, building and remodeling, and raising and milking a few more rogue goats. I live just outside of Hot Springs on a sunny hillside with my husband Andrew and daughters Chloe and Ruth. I love to welcome folk to Hot Springs and the surrounding area, so don't hesitate to ask me for hiking recommendations, the inside scoop on local swimming holes, or where to find homemade Appalachian crafts!
I grew up in the much rockier Rocky Mountains of Colorado, raising goats, chickens, rabbits, horses, and a rotating selection of other farm critters with my parents and my younger…
During your stay
Goldfinch is a vacation cabin. There are no permanent residents, only renters! We are happy to give activity and restaurant recommendations for the area via email or phone, but you will likely be checking in and checking out without ever meeting us. The keys will be left in a lock box at the front door so you may come and go as you wish.

If you need us during your stay, we are best reached by phone. We try to be available as often as possible, but sometimes we are hiking, eating supper, or otherwise unavailable. Leave a message and we will return your call shortly :)

We live only 15 minutes away and are able to immediately address any urgent concerns in person in a very timely manner when necessary.
Goldfinch is a vacation cabin. There are no permanent residents, only renters! We are happy to give activity and restaurant recommendations for the area via email or phone, but you…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No parties or events
Pets are allowed