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Shortoff Mountain Retreat

Beds/Baths

4 BR
3.5 BA
Guest Reviews
5.0000
5.0000 (2 guest reviews)

Location

  • Morganton
Welcome to Shortoff Mountain Retreat—a warm & luxurious log cabin that boasts a cozy gas fireplace, satellite TV, and spacious deck!Located just outside of Linville Gorge Wildnerness near Lake James, this newly-constructed log cabin is an adventurer's paradise & the perfect place for a mountain getaway!Shortoff Mountain Retreat offers a spacious wraparound covered deck w/stunning woodland & mountain views!Craft delicious meals with your loved ones in the sleek kitchen complete w/stainless appliances & gas range stoveDine together while you take in the beautiful seasonal views just outsideMake delicious meals using the gas grill beneath the deck Please note: There is also a portable fire pit beneath the deck that should be moved into the clearing before use to avoid fire hazard.Spend your afternoons reading or napping in the hammock on the covered wraparound deckAdditional seating on the covered deckGorgeous springtime views from the wraparound deckFront door entrance w/keyless entry allows you to head straight to the home to make the most of your vacation timeFront entryway Open living, kitchen, and dining areasCozy gas fireplace in the living roomOpen living, kitchen, and dining areasSleek kitchen w/ stainless appliances, gas range stove, and dishwasherBar seating for 3 in the kitchenMain level bedroom w/ queen & en suite bathEn suite bath w/walk-in showerEn suite bath w/soaking tubMain level laundry room w/washer & dryerHalf bath on main level Staircase leading to the upper levelUpper level loftRattan hanging chair in the upstairs loftUpper level bedroom w/ queen & en suite bathEn suite bath w/soaking tub & walk-in showerLower level den area w/ satellite TV, game tables, and deck accessLounging area in the lower level denGame table & air hockey in the lower level denLower level den area w/ patio access & air hockey tableGame table in the lower level denLower level bedroom w/ 2 twin size bunk bedsLower level bedroom w/ king & en suite bathEn suite bath w/soaking tub & walk-in showerEn suite bath w/soaking tub & walk-in showerShortoff Mountain Retreat is walking distance (800 yards) from the Wolf Pit Trailhead that leads to the plateau-summit of Shortoff Mountain that overlooks the breathtaking Linville Gorge Wildnerness!Shortoff Mountain Retreat is is 25 minutes from the gorgeous Lake James Marina & State ParkShortoff Mountain Retreat is less than 15 minutes from the Fonta Flora State TrailShortoff Mountain Retreat is less than 15 minutes from the Fonta Flora State TrailShortoff Mountain Retreat is just 20 minutes from Fonta Flora's Brewery on Whippoorwill Farm
Age 18 and under.

Occupancy

Sleeps 8

Bedding

BR 1- Queen bed with en suite (upper level)
BR 2- Queen bed with en suite (main level)
BR 3- King bed with en suite (lower level)
BR 4- Two twin bunk beds (lower level)

Description

An adventurer’s paradise, this home is located just outside the Linville Gorge Wilderness near Lake James. This log cabin is sure to delight the wild at heart who appreciate the finer things in life. Delightfully decorated with white pine walls in every room, pristine - yet cozy- furnishings, and plenty of space both inside and out for your group, Shortoff Mountain Retreat will be a winner for anyone looking to escape from the pressures of the outside world.

On your way up to the home, be sure to swing by a grocery store in Morganton or Marion for all your essentials to maximize your time for adventuring in this beautiful area. Unload your groceries and ready your daypacks in the spacious and well designed kitchen with pale granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. You can prepare a quick and delicious crockpot meal that evening or leave it to slow cook all night and day to enjoy when you return home from your adventures the next day. Spend your first night relaxing on the wraparound porch as the sun sets, planning your activities for tomorrow, and playing a round or two of pacman or foosball in the game room.

Start your day out early, with a warm up hike to Wolf Pit trailhead just a half mile from the home. This 1.1 mile point-to-point trail is your entrance to the Linville Gorge Wilderness. Wolf Pit connects to the Shortoff Mountain hike, a 7.7 mile round trip trail, offering stunning views of the Linville Gorge Wilderness and Lake James from their viewpoints. Along the way, stop for a picturesque picnic at any of the vistas. For more intrepid hikers, the Linville Gorge Loop will provide a variety of challenges in it’s 22 miles. With paths skirting the top of the Gorge and going down to the various falls and rapids, there’s plenty of beauty and mystery to be found here. Hike back to homebase, take a nap, and ready yourself for the next excursion.

If you’re craving some time in the water (aside from a soak in the deep tubs) drive down to either: the Linville Boat Ramp for some good bank fishing, or Paddy’s Creek Area on Lake James for access to easy to moderate hiking trails, kayak and paddleboard rentals, swimming area, and boat ramp. Find 15 miles of mountain biking trails at the Paddy’s Creek area with the Tindo and Wimba loops rated for beginners and intermediate riders respectively. The Fonta Flora trial For more off-roading fun, head over to Brown Mountain, just 35 minutes away, to explore the trails.

Plan a day of exploring the greater Asheville area to take in the art, shops, restaurants, and breweries that will enhance your experience of WNC. With downtown Asheville and Biltmore Estate just over an hour away, there is plenty to see and do on your “big city” day. First thing in the morning swing into Mr. Bob’s Do-Nut’s in Marion to start your day off right with an award winning handmade treat. If your group is just needing coffee, stop through the local drive-thru coffee place, Hot Shots Coffee and then make your way up the mountain to Asheville and Black Mountain. Browse the numerous artisan galleries and carefully curated shops in downtown or the River Arts District before heading to Biltmore Estate for your house and grounds tour.

Finish your day with a pint at Fonta Flora Brewery at Whippoorwill Farm. A brewery with an emphasis on including local Appalachian flora into each brew, you’re sure to find something to delight your palate. Try a “Whippoorwill” brewed with organic oranges, coriander, and earl grey tea - or a “Carolina Custard” an Appalachian wild ale with paw paw fruit. If you’re looking for something a bit different pick, drink, and eat blueberries at Perry’s Berry’s Vineyards and Winery. With cute farm animals and pick your own blueberries in late summer, this is sure to be a vineyard experience you’ll never forget.

Please note: Forest Service maintains a large portion of the long and unpaved road, but it is susceptible to ruts during inclement weather. We recommend  AWD or 4WD for a smoother ride, but 2WD will suffice.

Amenities

Living

  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Ironing Board
  • Wireless Internet (Wifi)
  • King size bed
  • Log/Timber Cabin
  • Fireplace (gas logs)
  • Pets Not Allowed

Outdoor

  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Gas Grill
  • View
  • Outdoor Firepit

Geographic

  • Secluded
  • Private

Kitchen

  • Full Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Cookware
  • Dishwasher
  • Keurig Coffee Maker

Entertainment

  • Satellite TV
  • Game Room

FAQ

WHERE IS THIS HOUSE LOCATED?

Shortoff Mountain Retreat is located in Morganton. This home is approximately 15 minutes to Lake James, 35 minutes to downtown Morganton, 40 minutes to downtown Marion, 1 hour to Black Mountain, and 1.5 hours to downtown Asheville and the Biltmore Estate.  Click on the location tab above to locate this house on a map.

WHAT IS YOUR REFUND/CANCELLATION POLICY?

If you need to cancel your reservation and the property you had reserved re-rents for the time which you had it reserved, you will be refunded all money you had paid minus an $89 cancellation fee. If you cancel and the property does not re-rent for your reserved dates, you will lose all money you have paid to that point. For this reason, we recommend that you purchase trip insurance. Please call 888-228-8008 before making a reservation if you have questions or concerns.

WHAT IS YOUR PET POLICY AND FEE?

Shortoff Mountain Retreat is not “pet friendly”. Please be respectful of those owners who, because of allergies or other personal reasons, have chosen not to allow any pets. If housekeeping notes that a pet was present on a non-pet friendly property during your visit, you will be charged a minimum of $600 to clean carpets, upholstered furniture and complete air purification measures. Bringing a pet to a house that is not pet-friendly without owner consent or permission from Greybeard is grounds for termination of the rental agreement without refund. If you must travel with your pet, please contact us for local boarding recommendations. More info about service animals and the ADA is available here.

WHAT ARE CHECK-IN/CHECK OUT TIMES?

Check-in time is 4pm and check out time is 10am. It is important that we adhere to these times, because there is a chance that someone else will be checking out/in before or after you and we need sufficient time to ready the house for the next renter. If you wish to check-in early, there is a $50 early check-in fee that can be added on to your reservation. Early check-in is only available if someone is not checking out on the morning of your arrival.

WHERE DO WE CHECK-IN/PICK UP KEYS?

Shortoff Mountain Retreat has a keyless entry system. You will receive a unique access code within 3 days of your arrival, allowing you to go straight to the house and check-in starting at 4pm.

WHAT IF THERE IS AN EMERGENCY DURING OUR STAY?

If you are having a medical emergency, dial 911 from the phone in your rental home or cell phone.

We hope that your stay in the area will be relaxing and without incident, but should you need to get in touch with Greybeard, we have someone on call 24 hours a day. Just call our office at 828-669-1072 and dial extension 203, which will forward to the cell phone of the person on call. Please do not hesitate to call us if something needs immediate attention, but if your question or concern can wait, we ask that you call the office during normal office hours.

WILL THERE BE FIREWOOD AT THE HOUSE?

Firewood is not supplied by Greybeard. Some houses will have small supply of firewood for renter use; however, it is best to purchase your own small bundle of wood or Duraflame pressed logs at the local grocery store. Cutting branches, limbs or trees on the property is strictly prohibited. You can use limbs found on the ground. Absolutely NO fires are permitted outside unless the property is fitted with a fire ring/fire pit. You cannot bring your own portable fire pit.

IS WIFI SERVICE INCLUDED WITH MY RENTAL RESERVATION? WILL I HAVE CELL PHONE SERVICE AT MY RENTAL?

Wifi is available at Shortoff Mountain Retreat. Please note that Greybeard Rentals does not guarantee internet connectivity or speed. Each individual homeowner contracts directly with an internet service provider, and due to a variety of reasons, Greybeard does not guarantee service. Our Black Mountain and Asheville offices have wifi service available if needed.

Cell phone service is not guaranteed. You may check with your service provider to see if service is available.

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Location

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Reviews

Shortoff Mountain Cabin

Reviewed on 2021-09-01 by Margaret P.
Updated on 2021-09-01
Review of stay from 2021-08-26 to 2021-08-29
Overall Satisfaction
5
Were you satisfied with the property's general condition?
5
Were you happy with the property's location? (convenience, safety, view, etc.)
5
How would you rate the cleanliness of your home?
5
How would you rate the reservations process
5
Would you recommend this property to a friend?
The cabin was beautiful and in a location that was made for relaxing.

Loved this place !

Reviewed on 2021-08-07 by Amber g.
Updated on 2021-08-07
Review of stay from 2021-07-29 to 2021-08-02
Overall Satisfaction
5
Were you satisfied with the property's general condition?
5
Were you happy with the property's location? (convenience, safety, view, etc.)
5
How would you rate the cleanliness of your home?
5
How would you rate the reservations process
5
Would you recommend this property to a friend?
It was very peaceful