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Goldfinch 5 Bedroom River Front Home in Burnsville

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Perched on the banks of one of the finest trout streams in North America, Imagine stepping from your back door out onto rocks jutting out into the South Toe River and dropping a fly into pristine waters just yards outside Pisgah National Forest lands!  You'll dream of native brookies tugging on your line as you listen to the rushing water all night long.  Like rain on the roof, its just loud enough to prick your conscientiousness, but soft enough to lull you to sleep at night. Goldfinch Cabin is two homes in one, with 3 bedrooms upstairs, and two downstairs. 

Each level has a kitchen and living room area, and a large bonus area over the garage.  Lots of space, perhaps 3500 square feet, and huge decks provide expansive views of the river below. The home comes with pool table, huge parking area, and all the appliances you would find at home, including dish washer, washer and dryer, microwave, etc. '

Step out your door and within a hundred yards you can walk directly into Pisgah National Forest trails leading to Black Mountain Campground, Setrock Falls, and linking trails to Mt Mitchell itself.  Within two miles you can visit two outstanding waterfalls (you can drive to within a half mile and then walk), also Mt Mitchell Golf Course with its restuarant and lounge.  In the evening, shoot a game of pool, or sit on the deck and listen to the river rush by.

The cabin is only 2 miles off the Blue Ridge Parkway at milepost #344, and is about as close to Mt Mitchell as you can get without camping in a tent!!  You're also only an hour from ASheville and its Biltmore Estate

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house rental amenities

Pool Table


2 Full Kitchens




Washer & Dryer




Pots & Pans, Dinnerware, etc.  Everything furnished for your enjoyment.



activities and attractions in Burnsville Blue Ridge Mountains

Things to Do Nearby

Within 5-20 miles

  • Carolina Hemlocks Recreation Park - Operated by Pisgah National Forest, Hiking trails, terrific swimming hole in summer, RV and tent camping, tubing in the river, great trout fishing in the South Toe River.
  • Mount Mitchell Golf Course -  Rated 4 1/2 stars by Golf Digest one of the best public courses in the mountains, centered on the South Toe River which comes into play on almost every fairway on the back nine.
  • Black Mountain Campground - Within the Pisgah National Forest and along the South Toe River watershed on Mount Mitchell's eastern slope.  Hunting, Fishing, waterfalls, hiking trails, RV dump station, RV and tent camping.
  • Setrock Waterfalls - located at Black Mountain Campground, about 1/2 mile hike, cascading waterfall of over one hundred feet.
  • Little Switzerland -- quaint shops, great restuarants
  • Roaring Fork Waterfall - only 1/2 mile from Mount Mitchell Golf Course, one of the most spectacular falls in the area, and a real hidden gem.  Its 1/2 mile hike up a forest road, nearly level hike.
  • Penland School of Crafts - I like to call it the "Juliard" of craft arts.  Its located between Burnsville and Spruce Pine, and has drawn many artists to the area.  We may have the largest concentration of craft artists in the Eastern US.
  • Numerous Craft Studios scattered throughout the area
  • Mount Mitchell State Park - and home of four of the top ten mountain  peaks in the US, including Mount Mitchell which is the highest peak East of the Rockies.
  • Lynnville Falls - a popular tourist destination
  • Mast General Store
  • Roan Mountain State Park - popular for its hundreds of acres of bald mountain covered in pink flowering native Rhododendrons.  The Rhododendron festival is generally in late June at the town of Bakersville.
  • Lake Lure near Black Mountain, wonderful mountain lake with high-end mountain homes and estates
  • Lake James near Marion, boating and fishing, public access
  • Chimney Rock, now publicly owned, a natural wonder and great hiking spot.
  • Black Mountain, a town renowned for its small shops and restuarants, great place to spend an afternoon.

Within 30-50 miles

  • Asheville - One of the "happiest" towns in America, a true mountain town with a lively art culture.
  • Biltmore Estate - The largest private residence in America built by George Vanderbuilt, and now open for tours, one of the premier tourist destinations in the East.
  • Blowing Rock, a wonderful mountain retreat with great shopping.
  • Wolf Laurel Ski Resort
  • Grandfather Mountain - biosphere and privately owned park (open to public).  Excellent hiking, wildlife park, etc.
  • Beech Mountain Ski Resort
  • Sugar Mountain Ski Resort

vacation rental rates

Taxes not included

3-night minimum    Rate quoted is for 6 persons, $10 per night each additional, or $50 per week each additional.

Lower rate is April 1 up to Memorial Day weekend.  Then from Nov 1 through December.  Higher rate begins Friday before Memorial Day Weekend through October Fall Color Season.

Cleaning fee $100

$39 Security Deposit Insurance --or-- $500 damage deposit before checkin.

Non-refundable pet fee of $75

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Top things to do in Burnsville
  • Quaint old Townsquare
  • Old style theater with rocking chair seats
  • Antique Shops
  • Summer stock theater
  • Artist Studios
Top things to do on a budget
  • Hiking in Pisgah National Forest
  • Hiking Appalachian Trail nearby
  • Cruise the Blue Ridge Parkway
  • Swimming in the South Toe River
  • Tubing down the South Toe River
Top things to do with a family
  • Whitewater Rafting at Loafers Glory
  • Mt Mitchell State Park
  • Grandfather Mountain Biosphere/Park
  • Biltmore Estate in Asheville
  • Chimney Rock

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Could have been awesome!

Review submitted: September 29, 2010   Date of arrival: September 21, 2010

This could have been an awesome house!!It was far more spacious than we thought it would be with 3 different living/entertainment areas,wonderful decks and all we had hoped for in the river running along the back yard (although our 7 year old granddaughter had a serious accident jumping rocks,ouch!), HOWEVER, as we approached the home it's stairs and decks had not been swept and made ready for guest...this was not a problem. The problem came after our great delight at the homes size and layout we realized it had clearly not been adaquatly cleaned.Dirty linens on the beds to be washed, nasty tubs & toilets to be scrubbed,as well as an over accumulation of food, etc. etc. which gave us no place but the counter to store our non perishable groceries. All this kept us up till after 1:00 (not fun after 10 hours travel)This gave the sense that everything might not be very clean. For most in our party it was simply hard to get unfortunate cloud over an otherwise wonderful property.If the property had a good "spring cleaning" I would return in a heart beat, otherwise,no, I could not.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sight seeing

Owners response: It is unfortunate that leaves do fall from the trees and get on the decks and steps, especially this time of year. More unfortunate, this review was submitted because of my position on their last-minute cancellation. This party made multiple reservations for different cabins (including this cabin) for the same period, and I gave them a full refund on one cabin, but refunded only half on this one. "Return in a heartbeat" not on my watch.

Helpful votes: 4 / 4


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