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We hope you choose A 'GEM" in the FOREST as your next vacation destination. We will treat you like family and hope you love our place as much as we do. If decide to give our "GEM'" a try, all this information is posted on the refrigerator.


  • $750 per week
  • $125 per night
  • 3 night minimum (June 1 thru October 31)
  • 2 night minimum (November 1 thru May 31)
  • 11.75% occupancy taxes required by state law
  • $100 security deposit
  • $50 cleaning fee

Methods of Payment

  • Personal checks accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (3% processing fee)
  • 50% deposit required within 7 days to secure reservation
  • 30 days prior to arrival - balance due (plus $100 security deposit)
  • 7 days after departure - if there are no damages, we will send your security deposit back via check

Cancellation Policy

  • If you must cancel reservation AND we are able to re-rent for your dates, then we will refund deposit minus $50 handling fee
  • No refunds once rental period has begun OR if we are unable to re-rent for your dates
  • No refunds for early departures

Checking in and out

  • Check in at 2:00 PM or later
  • No "in-person" check-in required, cabin will be unlocked for your arrival
  • Please call for late arrivals after dark
  • Check out is at 10:00 AM
  • Upon departure - leave cabin unlocked with key on table

Cleaning Checklist

Please do the following upon departure

  • Place garbage in big garage, use BIG garage door for access
  • Place all dirty towels in linen basket
  • Wash and pick up dishes - Please EMPTY dishwasher
  • Sweep cabin - broom and dustpan on front porch
  • WINTER - leave heat on 60 degrees - NOT emergency heat
  • SUMMER - leave air on 72 degrees
  • Leave the cabin unlocked with key on table
  • If you enjoyed your stay, please consider leaving us a 5 star review
  • If you had any issues at all PLEASE let us know so we can fix it

General Info

  • Low clearance vehicles and vehicles with rear wheel drive are not recommended, 4 wheel drive NOT required
  • Towels, extra blankets, pillows in Master Bedroom
  • Pots, pans in cabinet under sink, some in oven drawer
  • Crock pot in cabinet under sink
  • Blender in cabinet above refrigerator
  • WiFi available - does not require password
  • SMOKING inside NOT ALLOWED, front porch is okay
  • Pet free cabin - NO PETS ALLOWED
  • Risk of FOREST FIRES is great - OUTSIDE FIRES not allowed
  • Owner will allow you to do laundry in their home upon request

Owners's Contact + Telephone Info

  • CABIN phone number (828) 862-8411
  • Brenda and Laura (828) 862-8826 (Home-across pond)
  • Brenda's cell phone (828) 606-0796
  • Please leave message for owners on both home and cell phone
  • Cell phone's work on property - spotty with some carriers, leaves, weather, etc.
  • Telephone at cabin - local calls only - calling card needed for long distance

Television Info

  • To operate VCR/DVD player:
    1) using Direct TV Remote - Press TV on
    2) Press "TV INPUT" to select VIDEO
  • LOCAL CHANNEL Listings
    NBC - channel 4 (Greenville, SC)
    CBS - channel 7 (Spartanburg, SC)
    ABC - channel 13 (Asheville, NC)

Fishing Rules

  • Fish whenever you like - no fee for fishing
  • We charge $4.00 per pound for the fish you catch
  • You MUST keep and PAY for all RAINBOW TROUT
  • Please release all small bream, sunfish, perch, and catfish.If large enough and you decide to keep, fee is $4.00 per pound

Trout are very fragile, usually die shortly after being touched or released, and cause many diseases to other fish. Please protect other fish in the pond from disease.

It cost us a lot of $$$$ to stock and maintain this pond for your enjoyment. We DO NOT make money off the pond. In fact, we actually lose money. Please respect us and abide by our rules.

If you break our simple rules, you will not be allowed to fish anymore. Plus, you will forfeit your entire security deposit, and you will not be allowed to rent from us again.

NOTE: You are allowed to release any, and all bream, sunfish, perch and catfish regardless of size. But, if they have swallowed the hook and are bleeding, please KEEP and PAY for them.

  • Fish cleaning service available - we charge .75 cents per pound
  • Some fish cleaning supplies available in chest on front porch
  • Bring your own fillet knives (unless flying in of course)
  • Fish remains should be thrown in the woods - DO NOT put in garbage please
  • If you need something fish related, please give us a call
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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