Imagine spending a week or a weekend secluded in the country and yet be minutes from Lake Lure and Chimney Rock, North Carolina. The cottage is 12.8 miles to the Beach at Lake Lure, 14.2 miles to Chimney Rock State Park, and 21.3 miles to the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC). Built to mimic an old fishing cottage, Grandpa's Cabin has plenty of rustic appeal including a covered front porch. The bold Cedar Creek runs through the front yard.
Picture yourself sitting on the front porch with your family (four-legged family members welcome) and listening to the rushing water just steps away. There are rocking chairs and a porch swing for your use. This is the perfect spot for your morning coffee or tea. You and your children may want to jump into the creek to play or just to cool off.
Basic but Functional
This home has served as a family country getaway for years. It is basic but functional, offering Internet for needed work hours or searching for your next adventure; a true escape from the modern, hectic world. Put your cell phone away, there is no service at the cabin (there is a landline telephone in the home), and enjoy the beauty of the surroundings.
In this single-level cottage are 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. The living, kitchen, and dining areas are in a single large room that includes a great stone fireplace with gas logs. It is perfect for cool evenings, when a blazing fire in a mountain cabin is ideal.
For All Seasons
With the area's temperate climate and beauty, this home can be enjoyed throughout the year. Springtime brings the blooming of the dogwood and red bud trees as well as the azaleas, rhododendron, and mountain laurel. Summer brings lush greenery and the autumn colors are extraordinary. Winters are mild and, with less tree obstruction, views are incredible. Add the year-round sounds of Cedar Creek and you have peaceful perfection!
The Lake Lure/Chimney rock area and surrounding communities offer a number of entertainment and activity options. See the Amenities and Notes for just a sampling of what is available. Just pack your clothes, pick up some groceries, and then sit back, relax, and enjoy all this area and Grandpa’s Cabin have to offer. We hope to see you soon and welcome you to be our guest!
Smoking is prohibited in all our of our vacation rental homes.
Dogs (up to 2) are welcome in this home. Guests are required to clean up after their pets to avoid additional charges.
Parking for two (2) vehicles.
Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. local time or anytime later.
Check-out time is 10:00 a.m. local time or anytime earlier.
*The nearest recycling/waste drop-off centers are: Rutherford County Bills Creek Center, 2130 Bills Creek Road, Lake Lure, NC
Mon.-Fri. 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sat. 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Sun. closed Polk County Transfer Station, 322 Landfill Rd, Mill Spring, NC
Mon.-Sat. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sun. closed
The cabin was absolutely perfect for our small family. There are neighbors, but it is secluded enough that you would never know it. Well, except for the sweet and friendly German Shepherd that came to keep us company on the porch one afternoon. It is convenient to Lake Lure and Chimney Rock fun as well as Asheville, then you can return to your own slice of private paradise. We will definitely be back and recommend to others!
Reviewed: May 19, 2019
Amazing... Especially since we didn't have good cell coverage. Everything was explained well to us before the trip so when we arrived and didn't have any cell service, we had no problems figuring out how to get into the cabin.
Reviewed: May 6, 2019
Great they were wonderful. Very peaceful and the staff were very friendly we will be back.
Everything was wonderful and very clean.
Reviewed: Apr 29, 2019
I didnt. Just got emails. It was good and easy to use.
It was fun and homey! A nice Cabin and pretty cheap. A little distance out from things like trails.
Reviewed: Apr 26, 2019
Reviewed: Apr 8, 2019
very helpful. everything went well.
had a great time and enjoyed it alot. great place enjoyed the area.
Reviewed: Mar 16, 2019
The lady I spoke with was very courteous and took care of my issue with the email address I listed by accident. I was 100% satisfied with everything! Carolina Properties is amazing!
Very clean, loved he secluded spot. Didnt want to leave and will be back very soon!
We loved everything about Grandpas Cabin and will be renting it again!!
Winter Haven, US
Reviewed: Nov 21, 2018
Everyone was very nice and helpful. We had a great experience and really enjoyed our stay.
I hated to leave! Cabin is clean and nice but the real gem is the property around the cabin.
Reviewed: Oct 14, 2018
The best of the best! We were always taken care of.
Glorious! We plan on visiting again year after year.
A beautiful setting, everything we were looking for. We had a great time, and were treated royally. We will be back next April, hopefully for 12 days, and two days commuting!
Castle Hayne, US
Reviewed: Aug 18, 2018
Did not work with any. The entire process was easy.
It was a great location. It is a great place to stay.
St. Johns, US
Reviewed: Jul 8, 2018
I staying at a cabin that had no staff. It was great. The person I made reservation was very sweet and accommodating. Even when I got there I called to check a few things and she directed me and told me to call her anytime. Cabin was clean location was nestled in a sucluded area with a wonderful creek that my son and husband used for fishing and tubing. So peaceful. The patio overlooked the creek and you can sit there for hours at a time. Im ready to go back.
I know there are so many cabins at Carolina cabins but grandpas cabin was amazing. It fits 4 with kitchen grill. Everything you need. Creek fire pit. I didnt want to even venture out. I loved this place and we will return soon. So glad I found it. Perfect location and perfect tranquility. Stores arent too far and horseback riding, chimney rock and lake were close.
Reviewed: May 21, 2018
Quick responses to our emails. Easy directions, and how to's for the cabin! Even though it rained were had a ball!!! The cabin is precious! Best place ever! We will be back in July for sure! Thanks so very much for sharing your lovely cabin!
This is one of the best places we're have ever stayed. It is clean, neat, all utensils provided, washer and dryer on site, and the creek is awesome! Great for adults and children! We will be back again!! Great place!
Reviewed: May 7, 2018
Everyone was great. Very friendly people to deal with both for a rental and house buying.
I loved the property. The stream was great for the dogs and us to stay cool and fire pit was awesome on the cool nights. Very enjoyable stay. Highly recommend for dog owners. Its a doggy paradise! Quiet and rustic with everything needed for a stay.
Reviewed: Apr 24, 2018
They were very courteous especially when we werent able to make it our first night due to medical reasons. The staff wished us well and let us know when we were able to make it there to come. Everything was done online and when I had a question I could call and the lady who answered the phone was very friendly and professional. We were able to bypass long lines waiting to check in by going straight to our cabin!
We will definitely be back to this cabin!!!!!! It was clean and felt like home away from home. This is place is paradise in the woods. My sister in law didnt want to leave. It was so peaceful and relaxing, the stream running through the property exceeded what the pictures online showed.... it was AMAZING.
Reviewed: Apr 18, 2018
Valerie respond quickly to my questions.
Loved the place very peaceful. Could use better instructions on how to use the heat and fireplace but was able to figure them out. Lovely quiet place. Very homey. My dog loved swimming in the creek and if it had been warmer I would have loved it.
Mount Holley, US
Reviewed: Apr 9, 2018
Valerie was quick to answer all questions and we loved the self check in... Great experience with agents and loved the cabin.
This cabin is amazing! I hate to give a great review because it will be booked next time we need it.. loved it!! Rustic at it's best!! Waterfront privacy near Lake Lure and restaurants! We wished for nothing while we relaxed...
Reviewed: Apr 5, 2018
Needed assistance getting into the home and someone answered the phone immediately.
They provide things as advertised and want you to be satisfied.
Really enjoyed the mountain air and flowing waters right in the front yard. Very peaceful and simple place, a good escape.
Reviewed: Mar 5, 2018
Very impressed and look forward to staying at one of your properties again soon! Appreciated the prompt return phone call and the area guide.
Very clean, great provisions. Such a cute place, nice location.
Reviewed: Dec 21, 2017
I worked with valerie. She answered all of my questions. And everything she told me about our trip and the cabin was very accurate. She couldn't have been nicer. She followed through on everything she told me she would do.
Very nice. Very comfortable. More then we expected. Just really felt at home. It was perfect for us. Not fancy but very comfortable. Had everything we needed. I felt at home within minutes of walking in the door.
Boiling Springs, US
Reviewed: Oct 23, 2017
N/A -- I booked online and had no contact with anyone from the staff. I love how easy it is to book and the reasonable rates. I also love that we can go directly to some of the properties without having to check in somewhere.
Same as above...love the property but would love to be able to do laundry while staying. Especially with kids and trips during warmer weather when swimming is involved.
NOTE from Carolina Properties: There is a washer and dryer off the back porch, yikes...so sorry you didn't find it.
Reviewed: Oct 6, 2017
Boiling Springs, US
Reviewed: Aug 13, 2017
I didn't have any contact with any staff.
It was perfect. Check in was easy and the property was as advertised. Only thing missing was a can opener.
Kings Mountain, US
Reviewed: Aug 4, 2017
Fast, efficient, and fun!
We loved the peace and simplicity of this place. If you are looking for a great spot to enjoy your family and not your phones this is it! We used some tubes in the river, caught a lot of fish, the dog was able to play and stay with us, and it was clean.
Winter Haven, US
Reviewed: Jun 27, 2017
Calls were answered promptly. All questions were explained thoroughly. The staff was very warm and friendly
It's very comforting knowing that when you get to the property - the cabins will be prepared well. Everything was stocked and clean. Plenty of towels and toiletries for the guests, and the toiletries were presented very professionally and beautifully. It really felt like you were home.
Grandpa's Cabin is about 10 minutes from the Lake Lure beach and Chimney Rock State Park and village. Lake Lure was ranked by National Geographic Magazine as one of the top scenic lakes in the world. There are water sport rental options (kayaks, wake boards, boats, etc.) and pontoon tours of the lake.
The iconic Chimney Rock, for which the area and State Park are named, was featured on Arthur Frommer's Sept/Oct 2012 issue of Budget Travel magazine. The park received the platinum award for Favorite State Park in Blue Ridge Country’s 2013 Best of the Mountains travel poll, with voting every five years and covering seven southern states in the Appalachian Mountains. There are also several excellent golf courses nearby, including Apple Valley Golf Course, Bald Mountain Golf Course, and Etowah Valley Country Club and Golf Resort, which Golf Digest rated as one of the top 50 golf destinations in the US.
This home is centrally located just 15 minutes from Bat Cave; 35 minutes from Hendersonville; 50 minutes from Asheville; and about 2 hours from Charlotte, North Carolina. Also nearby are Pisgah National Forest (less an 1 hour from Lake Lure), which has over 500,000 acres of protected forest, and DuPont State Recreational Forest (1.25 hours from Lake Lure) with over 10,000 acres. These forests feature hundreds of miles of hiking, biking, and horse trails, exquisite waterfalls, and beautiful mountaintop views. If you and/or your children are fans of The Hunger Games book and movie, a scene with Katniss and Gale was shot at the Pisgah National Forest. A few small but significant scenes were also filmed at the DuPont State Recreational Forest.
If you enjoy scenic drives, head out of Lake Lure through Chimney Rock Village, Bat Cave, Gerton, Fairview, toward Asheville to pick up what many consider the most beautiful length of road in this country, the Blue Ridge Parkway. If you have not traveled this stretch of road, it is something to add to your bucket list. Actor Norman Reedus of The Boondock Saints and The Walking Dead fame, featured the parkway on a 2016 episode of his AMC TV series Ride with Norman (Appalachia: Blue Ridge Parkway, Season 1 Episode 3). Just 1.25 hours from the home and five miles off the parkway is Maggie Valley, home to the Wheels Through Time transportation museum that features rare American motorcycles, memorabilia, and a distinct array of unique one-off American automobiles.
The Lake Lure/Chimney Rock area is conveniently situated for an outdoor adventure including horseback riding, tubing, water sports, and hiking; museums and theater; the Biltmore Estate and Village; shopping and restaurants; and so much more. For additional information and activities, just click our Local Area Guide.