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Remote Cabin on 34 Acres, WiFi, Hiking, sleeps up to 13 people, Pet Friendly

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,322 sq ft
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Great Views in the County of 100 waterfalls only 45 minutes fron AVL.

4BR/3Bath plus Loft on 34 acres with awesome views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and near trout streams and hiking. Between Brevard and Cashiers, 40 miles from Asheville. Fabulous mountain views. Close to boating, rafting. Borders Pisgah National Forest. Large Game Room. Living Room has 3D HDTV. WiFi throughout and Video Streaming on all TV's. Great for large family or two family vacation. The house has two floors plus a loft so it offers lots of privacy for two families or from the kids. The outside lawn with fire pit and treehouse are great for outside fun. A ping pong table in the garage is great fun on rainy days. There are trails from the property along an old logging trail and through the Rhododendron Forest. There is golfing and skiing within less than 30 minutes. Great restaurants for casual or not so casual dining within 15 to 30 minutes both towards Cashiers and in Brevard. And in the summer you can be our guests and therefor have access to boating on Lake Toxaway. The house does have light carpeting, so please bring house shoes and leave your dirty shoes at the front door.

In the winter, if the weather channel issues warnings the day before your rental date that snow threatens to close the roads, we offer a free rescheduling of your rental date.

More Details

Rita Olschewski
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, german
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018

About Rita Olschewski

We bought this home 10 years ago and loved the quiet location and the nearby hiking. There is a stream near by for trout fishing and we built a tree fort with our grandkids. As they got older they wanted to be on a lake, so we built another house on Lake Toxaway where we spend our summer and fall. We still go up to the cabin for hiking and mushroom picking.

Rita Olschewski purchased this chateau / country house in 2005

Why Rita Olschewski chose Lake Toxaway

This home has fantastic views through huge windows. Even though we are in the woods, there is lots of sun on the porches and lawn. The property is surrounded by woods and National Forest.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Close to Lake Toxaway with it's boat and kayak rental.We fell in love with the quiet serenity of this home. The water fall trails nearby are awesome and Tony's free guided hikes every Friday make it accessable to every one.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for sharing your home. Our family gathered here for a wedding. Your home was filled with laughter and love. The setting is fabulous. We walked in the woods, roasted marshmallows by the fire & played games at the table. A fun time was had by all/ We had such a wonderful time
Jun 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house rental in Lake Toxaway, North Carolina

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2322 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower
  • Most bathrooms are carpeted, to keep your feet warm.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Master Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , Upper level, fully carpeted, private bath, Flat Panel TV
    Lower Level 1 - 1 large double bed , Fully carpeted
    Loft - 2 single bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , Not recommended for children under 12.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , Upper Level, fully carpeted, flat panel TV
    Gameroom - 1 sofa bed/futon , Comfortable queen sleeper sofa
    Lower Level Twin Beds - 2 single bed , Fully carpeted, possible, playpen for toddler or infant
  • All bedrooms have plenty of storage and at least one set of extra sheets. The loft is not suitable for children under 12 due to the steep ladder. Two extra sleeping bags and self inflating thin air mattresses have been supplied.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
There are several lakes and waterfalls within 15 -30 minute driving distance. Lake Toxaway is a private lake with cayak and boat rental for our guests with prior arrangement There is even a sliding rock park on route 278 that the kids and adults adore, even though the water is very cold. Hiking trails abound throughout Pisgah National forest and several trailheads are less than 15 minutes away.Tony's guided hikes start every Friday at 8:45 at Amore Caffe, 15 minutes from the house. Several Churches nearby have some of the most welcoming members you've ever met.


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Remote Cabin on 34 Acres, WiFi, Hiking, sleeps up to 13 people, Pet Friendly
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 31 reviews

Very Secluded and Quiet

  • 5 of 5

My favorite was standing at the base of High Falls in DuPont State Park, pictures don't do it justice. We've been to western NC a few times and wanted to see the waterfalls but they're spread out over a large area, more than you can do in a day trip from Asheville. This is a good launching point for those hikes. Ate a couple of good meals in Brevard. We also went rafting on the French Broad and hit the Navitat zip lines on the way back to Raleigh.

  • Review Submitted: 03/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect cabin for large or multiple families.

  • 4 of 5

I have a large family and we really enjoyed our stay. Plenty of room indoors and fun things to do outdoors. I suggest you stop for groceries on the way to the cabin because it is a bit far to go back to get them. The driveway is narrow and steep, but we got up just fine.

  • Review Submitted: 22/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect place for vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was beautiful and very family friendly, we had an amazing time. Beautiful view with an awesome backyard. We haven’t had the time to go tubing or kayaking so will definitely go back. Thank you Rita for your hospitality and great customer service!

  • Review Submitted: 24/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect place for a trip to the mountains. We loved it. The views are wonderful. Spacious and well equipped. Easy to rent and quick on the deposit refund. If looking for a place to stay this is the one.

  • Review Submitted: 31/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Get-A-Way

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the cabin! The cabin was well stocked from the kitchen to all the linens we needed. The owners provided a lot of information from cabin amenities to local attractions. The drive into the cabin is steep, but it is the mountains! The driveway is very well maintained and we had no problem getting to the location. We loved the short trails right by the cabin ~ What a nice touch! The local waterfalls are beautiful and we also visited the Biltmore and went horseback riding. It was a wonderful vacation that provided a lot of great family time in a very comfortable cabin.

  • Review Submitted: 12/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was amazing.

  • 5 of 5

The property was beautiful and the owner was flexible with a couple minor things that we needed to change. I did wonder why we needed to do laundry for the linens when we were paying a cleaning fee, but that was minor.

  • Review Submitted: 21/11/2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Cedar Grill
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Route 64
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Brown Trout
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
On Wolf Lake
Car: necessary

Nearest Motorway: Route 64 or Blue Ridge Parkway at 5.8 Miles. Near Saphire and Cashiers.

Near Blue Ridge Parkway and Smokey Mountains. Great hiking, biking and trout fishing within walking distance. Fabulous fall colors. Remote location for quiet vacations. Close to Asheville, Cherokee, Bryson City. All those locations have rafting, ziplining, hiking and boating opportunities plus theater, movies, antiquing and horseback riding. We're only 30 minutes from Brevard, city of the fantastic Brevard Festival of Music which provides stunning musical performances all summer. 15 minutes from the marina at the lake. Boat rental or canoes may be arranged with enough notice. Parking limited to 4 cars and 1 motorcycle.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chateau / country house in Lake Toxaway, North Carolina

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Summer
9 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$14 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day
31 Aug 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$14 per night, per additional guest
5 Sep 2018 - 22 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$14 per night, per additional guest
23 Nov 2018 - 3 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
20 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add AU$14 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$135.48 + Tax
Cleaning Fee AU$243.86 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$203.22
Property Damage Protection AU$107.03

A renter questionaire must be completed before rental is confirmed.

Payment via Credit/Debit card only. Options for pets ($75) early check in or late check out ($75) or firewood ($75) are available.
The security Deposit is forfeited if a reservation is cancelled at any time.

The cleaning fee is for 12 people.For monthly rental, optional weekly cleaning at $150 per cleaning

Cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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