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    A vacation rental near Brevard, Hendersonville, and Asheville North Carolina abounding with wildlife. Not just a log cabin, but a destination with exquisite beauty.
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    A vacation rental near Brevard, Hendersonville, and Asheville North Carolina abounding with wildlife. Not just a log cabin, but a destination with exquisite beauty.
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    Very cozy, comfortable, and fully stocked log cabin vacation rental. Just bring your food and sense of adventure. Our location is great, just 20 minutes from Brevard, 20 minutes from Hendersonville, and about 50 minutes from Asheville.
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    Large master bedroom with a king size bed, chest of drawers, two closets and a fan. All linens, and towels are provided. Plenty of extra blankets, and pillows found in master bedroom closets for your added comfort.
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    Very spacious loft with a queen size bed, twin bed, two storage chests, and fan. Beautiful post, beam, and wooden ceiling. So cozy, so comfortable.
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    Very beautiful living room/den with an oversized leather recliner, sofa, and rocking chair. Also has a open, rock fireplace with firewood supplied. Living room has the following items to make your stay extra comfortable, TV with Direct TV, VCR/DVD player, stereo, Wifi, movies, board games.
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    Huge covered front porch with 4 over sized rocking chairs
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    Property has beautiful grounds to enjoy and explore. At the rear of the vacation rental is a charcoal barbeque grill.
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    Vacation rental is situated on 17 wooded acres surrounded by 1000's of wooded acres. Totally private piece of property situated in a beautiful, peaceful environment. Property has hiking trails and a fully stocked trout pond reserved exclusively for cabin guests. Property is within walking distance of Dupont State Forest and, is just 3 miles from Hooker Falls, Triple Falls, and High Falls.
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A “GEM” in the Forest is not just a rental, but a destination. It is a precious, cozy log cabin vacation rental situated on 17 beautiful, wooded, totally private acres with a trout pond located in the gorgeous western North Carolina mountains.


We invite you to come and enjoy Mother Nature at her very best. If you chose our “GEM”, you will enjoy comfort in a rustic, private setting within walking distance of Dupont State Forest. Consequently, we are the perfect mountain retreat, great for honeymooners, couples, and fun-filled family vacations.


Hands down, our “GEM” is the most unique property and log cabin vacation rental available in this area, period!! Furthermore, the log cabin is totally private, is centrally located, and is very affordable as well.


Finally, you can escape the madness of your world and leave your troubles behind, at least for a little while (lol). While staying in our “GEM”, you will experience log cabin living in a true Nature Lover’s Paradise. Why? Because we live in the woods, have abounding wildlife, are surrounded by 1000’s of wooded acres, and have walking trails right in your backyard. How cool is that!!


STOP SEARCHING!! because finding a Brevard, Hendersonville, or Asheville vacation rental by owner is a daunting tasks: there are hundreds of choices. Choose the best, and forget the rest because we have rented our “GEM” to vacationers for 19 years, so we know what we are doing.


A “GEM” in the Forest vacation rental is centrally located near Brevard (20 minutes away), Hendersonville (20 minutes away), and Asheville (50 minutes away). Consequently, there is so much to see and do in the North Carolina mountains. If you choose a mountain vacation, then Transylvania county most famously known as “The Land of the Waterfalls” is a must see; there are hundreds of waterfalls right here to explore, yes, hundreds!!


If you enjoy hiking, fishing, mountain biking, waterfalls, wildlife and bird watching, white water rafting, horseback riding, kayaking, canoeing, gem mining, rock climbing, zip lining, micro-brewery hopping, sight seeing, shopping, dining in-out, or just plain relaxing, you are going to love our log cabin vacation rental by owner. Seems like you should spoil yourself and ditch that stuffy motel room. Let A “GEM” in the Forest vacation rental become your home away from home for your mountain vacation of a lifetime. Everything in nature is found right here!


We are centrally located for some great day trips, and are within walking distance of Dupont State Forest. Furthermore, the famous Dupont State Forest waterfalls, Hooker Falls, High Fall, Triple Falls, Bridal Veil Falls (Movie: Last of the Mohicans) are only 3 miles from our cabin, yes, just 3 miles!!


Come experience the North Carolina mountains, visit our waterfalls, listen to the water rush and the birds sing, and reacquaint yourself with Mother Nature. Won’t you give us a try and come explore our perfect mountain escape, A “GEM” in the Forest; you’ll be glad you did.

NOTE: Low clearance vehicles and vehicles with rear wheel drive are not recommended, 4 wheel drive is NOT required.

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What we have to offer

Beautiful log cabin vacation rental by owner near Brevard and Hendersonville NC


Check out our affordable rates, terms, general information. $750 per week, $125 per night.

2 night minimum
November 1 thru May 31

3 night minimum
June 1 thru October 31

Large master bedroom, Cedar Mountain vation rental near Brevard and Hendersonville NC


Take a closer look at what our "GEM" has to offer.

Log cabin has a master bedroom with a king bed. A loft with two beds, a queen bed and a twin bed.
One full bath
Maximum occupancy 5-6 vacationers

A "GEM" in the Forest is situated on 17 totally private wooded acres with a stocked trout pond, near Hendersonville, Brevard and Dupont State Forest NC


Your stay at A "GEM" in the Forest includes unlimited access to our totally private trout pond.

Yes, totally private reserved for cabin guests.

We stock the pond each spring with Rainbow trout.

Vacation rental situated on 17 wooded acres, totally private with a stocked trout pond,near Hendersonville, Brevard and Dupont State Forest NC

About Us

A "GEM" in the Forest is co-owned. We love sharing our "GEM" with vacationers of all types.
We have rented our place and shared our beautiful property for 19 years.

We want you to love A "GEM" in the FOREST as much as we do..

Cedar Mountain vation rental near Brevard and Hendersonville NC

A "GEM" in the Forest

A charming vacation rental by owner near Brevard, Hendersonville and Asheville nestled in the mountains of western North Carolina. Our “GEM” is more than just a log cabin vacation rental, but a mountain retreat for a dream vacation.

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601 Laurel Creek Dr

Cedar Mountain, NC 28718