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“Great Tranquill Get-Away”
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30 reviews
master bedroom
View from porch
Pasture
View from cabin's covered porch
Property entrance
Summer view of the Main House
Winter view of cabin
Otis, the watch dog & Tommy, the watch cat
Cafe Das Arcas, a lusitano stallion & Ilse
Faustino & Smoky Joe
Izara & her mom
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Brevard, North Carolina

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jshealy20...
Columbia, South Carolina
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Tranquill Get-Away”
Reviewed 10 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016
1
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To begin, the location is perfect. 12 miles west of Brevard, NC nestled into a beautiful setting that's more like a painting than reality. Very clean, well apportioned cabin overlooking a pond, small waterfall and pastures. Enjoy the ducks swimming on the pond and the beauty of the horses which are turned out every morning and evening.

Then there's Ilse. What a wonderful hostess. We arrived to fresh baked cookies and pumpkin bread. Then later came the home-made scones and fresh picked blackberries and whipped cream. Loved watching her working the horses in the mornings as we ate breakfast.

Truly a perfect setting. I highly recommend this to anyone traveling to the area. Very comfortable for between 2 and 5 people.

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Liked best: Beautiful seting / wonderful hostess
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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tands93
Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Tranquil, fun, and beautiful!”
Reviewed 3 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016
1
person found this review helpful

The land of waterfalls is a great place for some hiking, relaxing, and having fun! This cabin and property is perfect to enjoy all the area has to offer. T is in a good location to everything--close enough to get to all the sites and town, but far enough away that you feel seperate.

The property has the main house and the cabin. While in sight of one another they are not close and it is very private. A pond with ducks, small waterfall, senic horse pastures, 3 beautiful horses, a host that will bring you warm treats, and a big friendly dog named Otis made my family feel welcomed and relaxed. Guest have the run of the property if respectful of the animals.

The cabin is rustic, clean, and full of charm. It has a great loft bedroom, huge master area, and open living area and kitchen. The wrap around porch has sun or shade pretty much all day. This is a real cabin that will meet all your visions of what a country cabin should be while giving you all the modern conviences of everyday life.
This property is a true gem and I fully recommend it everyone and especially animal lovers.

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Liked best: The views and animals.
Liked least: That we had to leave.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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NiteOwl7
Florida
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
Reviewed 28 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

As the guest before us have already stated, this property is not only beautiful and peaceful, it is in the perfect location for a base of operations to explore this area of NC. Ilse is an amazingly gracious and generous hostess. The cabin is immaculate and well appointed. Ilse has made sure it has luxurious touches like 5 star linens, but the cabin still feels like homey with fresh flowers and her wonderful baked treats. Otis and Tommy (Ilse’s dog and barn cat) are friendly and open to new friends. Otis is very large - but do not be afraid. The horses are a beautiful sight to see each morning. We could not have asked for more! Thank you Ilse, see you in October!!!!

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Liked best: Ilse was a caring, gracious host
Liked least: nothing - perfect experience
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Swihart24
1 review
“What an amazing experience and stay -- We'll be back!”
Reviewed 27 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Ilsa made us feel right at home during our stay along with Otis, her sweet dog. There wasn't a thing missing while we were there. We wanted to stay longer! If you love being in the country, watching horses, and wild life, this is the place for you! Its secluded and quiet. Very relaxing. Turn the A/C off and listen to the water fall as you sleep. I can't wait to go back.

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Liked best: Although the place was fabulous all together Ilsa made the stay the best it could be.
Liked least: ....nothing other than it was time for us to return home.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Rosie L
New Orleans, Louisiana
1 review
“Wonderful experience; the cabin and grounds are beautiful and Ilse goes above and beyond to make your stay memorable.”
Reviewed 19 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016

Cabin was wonderful; clean; well stocked with the items that you need on vacation. Loved the antique furniture. Loved the stove. Loved the horses and Otis and Tommy. Loved Ilse the most. She goes above and beyond to make her guests feel at home. Loved the waterfalls on properties and in nearby Brevard/Sapphire. NC is beautiful. Many thanks for providing us a warm, comfortable place to relax and re-connect.

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Liked best: Ilse, horses, waterfall on property; antiques in cabin, beautiful wood in cabin, heater; plenty of hot water
Liked least: The Cataloochee ske resort was crowded and poorly organized
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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