Blackwell Branch Cabin... It's all about the creek. And the pond. And the mountains beyond. Peace, nature, serenity. Fall asleep to the sounds of the rushing creek right outside the windows. Open the French doors wide and let the fresh breeze in. Enjoy morning coffee on the wrap-around deck overlooking the creek, watch deer in the meadow and geese in the pond. Relax in the evening on the rocking chair porch. Let the kids run--they'll love the 2-story playhouse. Fish in the creek just steps outside the back door!
Blackwell Branch Cabin is bordered by two creeks -- it sits right on rushing Tusquittee Creek which can be heard from every room in the cabin and in addition, there is another small creek ("Blackwell Branch") that runs along the western edge of the property. This smaller creek is perfect for younger kids to mess around in and get their feet wet, exploring under rocks for salamanders and frogs. The cabin boasts wide wrap-around decks, a rocking chair front porch and even a two-story playhouse for the kids! A large section of the rear deck is closed off with gates to keep your small children and pets secure. There's a large fire-pit for nighttime campfires right on the banks of the creek. Catch your dinner right from your backyard and cook it on the brand-new gas BBQ grill.
Interior: 3 bedrooms & 2 full baths (1450sf)
Upstairs is the master bedroom loft with queen-size four-poster bed, two closets and one large dresser. The second bedroom upstairs has a single bed with a pull-out trundle, and closet. Between the two bedrooms is a full bath with shower/tub and a large closet to stash away all your things. The third bedroom is downstairs and has an antique metal bed (double), closet and large dresser with TV. Next to it is the other bathroom which has an old-fashioned claw-foot soaking tub, perfect for unwinding after a day on the trails. (The stacked washer/dryer is in a closet in this bathroom.)
The downstairs living space has an open plan with kitchen open to the dining room and living room. Dining room has a large farm-style table. There is a second smaller table in the dining room area for games & puzzles and setting up your laptop. The living room has a large wrap-around sectional sofa w/recliner that sits right in front of the river-rock hearth and wood-burning stove, and a large HD TV. Kitchen, dining room and living room all open out to the wide, wrap-around decks with the creek right outside. The large rocking chair front porch is a great place to watch for deer as they trek from the pond and up the mountain at the end of the day.
The property: The cabin sits on three wooded acres along Tusquittee Creek, level, with a gravel pull-through drive. Serenity Lane is a dead-end road with only four homes -- the first is Gili's Cove Cottage (our sister property), next are the wooded lots, then Blackwell Branch Cabin, another wooded lot (1+acres), then our own home and beyond our home at the dead-end is our one and only neighbor. We own all the wooded property between Gili's Cove Cottage and the Cabin, so children (and grown-ups) can feel free to wander among the trees and wildflowers. There is no traffic on our little lane other than ourselves. Parents can feel comfortable allowing their children to run and play around the property, in the woods, along the creek and around the pond without fear of traffic or strangers.
Canoe: There is a canoe available for use by our guest at no charge (shared between Gili's Cove Cottage and the Cabin). Paddles and life jackets are provided.
Internet, TV and telephone: Keeping in mind that cellular service here in our little corner of the mountains can be somewhat erratic, we've provided a landline telephone (unlimited long distance in the continental US) and hi-speed internet (Wi-Fi) to help you keep in touch. TV is provided by DirectTV and a Roku streaming device lets you use your Netflix, Hulu and other apps.
Equipment & supplies:
Bedrooms & baths: All sheets and towels are provided, with extras in the linen closet. Bathrooms are supplied with bar soap, liquid hand soap, extra toilet paper and Kleenex, and hairdryer.
Kitchen is fully equipped: microwave, coffeemaker, toaster, blender, hand-mixer, all pots & pans, dishwasher soap and liquid dish soap, hand soap, paper towels.
Living room: Starter supply of wood for wood-burning stove is provided. For the big fire-pit out by the creek, you'll find plenty of dead-fall wood on the property.
Reading library, games & puzzles: You’ll find a large collection of books of all types in the bookcase and nightstands. A supply of jigsaw puzzles and games is also provided.
We are owner-operators and live nearby the cabin. We're happy to accept direct bookings (and help you avoid the extra fees of VRBO/HomeAway), We're happy to answer your questions or provide additional information about the cabin and our area in general-- just give us a holler!
LINDA & JORGE GONZALEZ
Raised in New Jersey (too crowded). Chicago winters (too cold). Florida summers (too hot!). Clemson University grad (go Tigers!). And all we ever wanted to do was live in the mountains. We finally realized our dream and settled in the one of the friendliest small communities surrounded by nature's beauty which awes us every day. Peace. Nature. Tranquility. We found our serenity. Let us help you find yours at Blackwell Branch Cabin.
|Zip Code: 28904|
|Nearest Airport||Atlanta or Asheville or Chattanooga||100 miles|
|Nearest Bar||Tusquittee Tavern||0.25 miles|
|Nearest Beach||Lake Chatuge Recreation Area||9 miles|
|Nearest Golf||The Ridges Golf Club||4 miles|
|Nearest Restaurant||The Copper Door||9 miles|
Clay County and the town of Hayesville are located in the mountains of far western North Carolina, far form the tourists and hubbub of Asheville, Highlands/Cashiers and Maggie Valley areas. It prides itself on being "two hours from anywhere", yet is a convenient home base for all sorts of outdoor activities, from boating and swimming on beautiful Lake Chatuge to white-water rafting, hiking in the surrounding national forests, fly-fishing on rivers and creeks, mountain biking and so much more. There are antique shops, flea markets and thrift shops galore for shopping and just plain junking. Spring, summer and fall are festival seasons with everything ranging from tractor parades on the square to our now nationally-famous Pumpkin' Chunkin' in October and the not-to-be-missed Possum Drop on New Year's Eve. But what we don't have is traffic, congestion or roadways lined with strip malls and traffic lights and tourist shops. The local Ingles supermarket (with a Starbucks!) is one of the best around. Stroll around Hayesville's old-fashioned town square with our historic courthouse front and center, and when you're hungry be sure to stop in at The Copper Door, one of the top 100 fine dining restaurants in the country.
So when you're ready to come to the mountains-- the real mountains, the way it used to be-- come to Hayesville and see what all of us already know-- Clay County, Good for the Soul.
The cabin has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Fall asleep in the big four-poster bed in the master bedroom loft. There is a large triple-dresser as well as two closets and a luggage rack. Unpack, get the suitcases out of the way and enjoy cool breezy nights listening to the creek outside your windows. Also upstairs is the bedroom#2 with twin bed/trundle and closet, and full bath with tub/shower lies between the bedrooms. Large linen closet has extra sheets for all beds and plenty of extra space to stow away your stuff. Downstairs in third bedroom with antique metal bed and quilt, large dresser (with 2nd TV) and closet. In hallway next to it is 2nd bathroom with big claw-foot soaking tub. (Stacked washer/dryer in closet).
Bathrooms are bright, airy and immaculate. Plenty of big fluffy bath towels, hand towels and washcloths are provided, along with bar soap, liquid hand soap and extra toilet paper and kleenex.
Check out the arts classes and free concerts at the renowned John C. Campbell Folk Art School. Agri-tourism at its best--over a dozen local vineyards offer tours and tastings in picturesque settings. Eat your Wheaties, then try whitewater rafting on the Ocoee and Nantahala Rivers. Fulfill a lifelong dream and hike the Appalachian Trail (or at least a part of it!). Learn to fly-fish and catch a trout for dinner right in your own backyard!
|-||Nightly rate||Weekly rate||Monthly rate||Min. Stay||Change-over|
|Rate summary||$142 - $182||-||-||1 Nights||-|
|Nightly Rate Nov 27 2020 - Dec 31 2021||$182||-||-||-||1 Nights||-|
|Cleaning fee||Required||$90||One time|
|Pet fee-one dog with prior approval from owner||Optional / Seasonal||$94||One time|
|Pet fee-two dogs - with prior approval from owner||Optional / Seasonal||$145||One time|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||Required||$300||One time|
|Tax Rate||Required||10%||One time|
It was a wonderful experience, we recommend it to anyone who wants a getaway. The house has everything one might need and more. It was also super clean. Although it rained all the days we were there we still enjoyed the house with the view. Linda went above and beyond to make sure we were well taken care of! We will definitely stay there again.
Stayed February, 2021
We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay! This trip was great. The cabin was wonderful and the owners were super friendly. In the cabin you will find a folder with all sorts of information of the area. If it’s not in the folder just text Linda or Jorge and they reply very promptly. We couldn’t have asked for a better, cleaner or more well-equipped place to stay. One thing that was a little spotty was the internet, but in the mountains I guess that is normal.
Stayed December, 2020
The kids have called it their favorite vacation ever! We loved the beautiful creek front cabin in Hayesville. Linda was wonderful to communicate with, she had tons of suggestions for activities & more, and promptly answered emails and texts. She greeted us upon arrival and explained the basics to us. There were welcome goodies for us & the kids. We had our 2 small pups with us and they had dog treats waiting as well. Linda is an experienced dog sitter & helped us immensely by letting the dogs out on the one day we were gone for many hours. Can’t say enough good things about the beautiful property, playhouse, fire pit, creek and cozy home. We hope to make it back next year and maybe bring family to rent their other nearby cabin. PS Special thanks to Jorge for giving our car a jump the morning we departed! (Apparently even our car didn’t want to leave) :)
Stayed November, 2020
In short, it's perfect! We have stayed at lots of vacation rentals over the years and this very quickly became our favorite. Why? In short, it’s perfect. Perfectly relaxing. Perfectly clean. Perfectly located. Perfectly outfitted. We parked our car when we arrived on Thursday and didn’t get in it again until we left on Sunday. We spent our time enjoying the cabin and its surroundings. Our daughter loved the playhouse, the creek and walking to the pond and cows. Linda and Jorge are wonderful hosts that have truly put a lot of thought into creating a great getaway. We are already looking at dates for our next visit. Highly highly recommend!
Stayed October, 2020
Lovely property with lots of fantastic views, tons of places to sit back and enjoy a quiet, relaxing afternoon with a book. Big fire pit to enjoy an evening roasting marshmallows and sharing conversation with friends and family. The home is open and warm, very clean and the property manager has thought of just about everything for the visit. There was something for everyone and special attention to detail for our kiddos. Whom also quite enjoyed the playhouse! Would definitely come back again.
Stayed October, 2020