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Peaceful And Well Appointed Trickledown on Big Creek

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Two bedrooms and baths, King and Queen, large creek sounds, gardens

Trickledown is situated on Big Creek close to Highlands, NC. There is a King bedroom and bath with a large shower upstairs next to a comfortable sitting room with a library and tv. Downstairs there is a queen bedroom and bath with a jacuzzi tub. The large gathering area has a botanical and biographical library and tv, fireplace and dining area. The kitchen has all amenities including a coffee/bar 'nook'. All across the back is a long screen porch and Big Creek sounds. There is a sitting area with a wicker sofa and rocking chairs on one side and a dining area on the other. Easy access to the kiln dried wood pile and the outdoor grille. The path to the creek features an iris garden. Other areas outside have 'special' garden areas like a moss garden, meditation garden, grandchildren's garden, succulent garden, 'gnome' path.

Jane Black
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

About Jane Black

We live in Atlanta, GA about 2.5 hours from Highlands. We love the Highlands atmosphere and plan to spend more time here.

Jane Black purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Jane Black chose Highlands

My grandparents built a vacation home in Highlands in 1935. I visited during the summer while growing up and the area still feels like 'home'. The sound of the creek is what drew us to this current property.

What makes this cottage unique

The weather is delightful all summer and not severe very often during the winter. Gardening is easily successful because of the weather.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Highlands, North Carolina

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , jacuzzi
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Nespresso coffee/tea machine in bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom #1 Upstairs - 1 extra lg. double bed , Also with a large, private sitting room with TV adjacent
    Bedroom #2 Downstairs - 1 large double bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Trickledown is near our vacation home, Wagmore. While we are not always there, we are ready to answer any questions or help in any way when we are in residence. Tucked Inn, on the other side of Trickledown, is also on VRBO. It has three bedrooms so there is the possibility of renting both which gives you five bedrooms if it is a larger group.


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Peaceful And Well Appointed Trickledown on Big Creek
average rating of 4.981818 based on 55 reviews

Rained the entire time and still wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I come to Trickledown regularly. Even though it rained every day, there is no place we would rather be. Sitting on the screened porch with blankets enjoying a glass of wine, and listening to the roaring sounds of Big Creek and the rain suited us just fine. There was plenty of fire wood, a well equipped kitchen, and gas grill. Great restaurants and shopping just 3 miles away. Peaceful and well appointed and beautifully landscaped make Trickledown our favorite home away from home and just 2-1/2 hours away from Marietta. The owner is always responsive. Can't wait to return!

Steve A.

Marietta, GA

  • Review Submitted: 27/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the positive comments including a positive take on the rain you enjoyed! We are looking forward to your next visit. Jane
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Magical in every way!

  • 5 of 5

Rarely can will you come across such a magical little cottage where the owner has lovingly created a magical getaway for lucky guests. As an extra bonus, your dog is welcome to come and join in the fun. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 18/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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First-class weekend getaway.

  • 5 of 5

We had the opportunity to visit the Highands area and stay at Trickle Down. It is a beautiful and well-appointed home in an equally beautiful setting. The sound of the creek behind the house was a highlight. We definitely recommend this for 1-2 couples and we will undoubtedly return to Trickle Down. Thank you for a fantastic and memorable weekend.

  • Review Submitted: 12/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Third visit did not disappoint even though it rained all 7 days we were there

  • 5 of 5

We feel in love with Trickledown the first time we visited. The attention to personal details by owner Jane Black is truly 5 star!! She has a talent and passion for creating an experience that her guests will always remember as right up there with there most memorable rentals.

This visit it rained all 7 days thanks for Storm Adolfo, Highlands has the most rain since 1943!!! While the creek below roared, we had a fire and read books and took naps.

Jane must have 200 books of all genre so we and our friends found plenty to read and do.

I could go on and on about the detail of personal items Jane has provided as well as everything a cook might need is in the kitchen.

We will be back in September.

Bill and Susan Reynolds

  • Review Submitted: 01/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pictures don't do Trickledown justice. It is a magic place.

  • 5 of 5

Saying that all you need to bring is a toothbrush won't work for Trickledown because EVERYTHING has been taken care of including that toothbrush! The home is extremely well maintained and appointed and comfortable from the feather down pillows and comforter to the cozy throws and overstuffed chairs. Well appointed kitchen and bathrooms. Tons of fabulous books, and a great fireplace with lots of kiln dried wood for the taking.

The pathways down to Big Creek are special with lots of "surprise" findings.

Big Creek boils over a slick rock at the end of a path leading to the sandy beach. Can't really say enough about this special space.

Suzie & Greg Barker


  • Review Submitted: 17/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I know you both have looked forward to this “Birthday” trip since Christmas. How wonderful it was a success. We hope to meet you on a return visit! Jane
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  • 5 of 5

Such a special place we visit every year!

  • Review Submitted: 19/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We welcome you always!
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Car: necessary

`Good Restaurants


Wild Thyme


On the Veranda

Fressers (lunch)


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$203.18

Rates will increase for 2017. The new rate is $300 beginning January 1, 2017.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.