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The Commander's 'In Port' Cabin with large 7 x 7 Hot Tub


Property Details

Updated: Oct 3, 2016
Cabin, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Sleeps 10

The Skipper has built his large, custom built log home in the gated community of Brookside Forest on 3 1/2 acres. The cabin is beautifully decorated and has five bedrooms, three baths and lovely views of the mountains. The cabin entry brings you into the livingroom, dining area and kitchen, all with cathedral beam ceilings, hardwood oak floors, a beautiful stone fireplace with a 42' plasma television and a 5.1 home theater system. The five bedrooms consist of the Master with one King sleigh bed, the second and third bedrooms with Queen size beds. The fourth and fifth bedrooms each have a set of antique twins on the lower level. The Master bath contains a jacuzzi tub and separate shower. The lower level has an Irish Pub Bar for entertaining family and friends. Three large decks facing west with two sunsets per night from the different deck elevations. One elevation has a 6 person hot tub! The lower level has a billiard room, dart board, family room and Pub bar with a second stone gas fireplace. 2717 sq feet of living area. Plenty of room for family gatherings. Luxury and comfort at its best! Compare costs to other 5 bedroom homes in the area. Hughesnet satellite WiFi available.

A preliminary inspection visit can be arranged.

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  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

Retired Supervisory Special Agent with US Customs, Office of Investigations. Retired Reserve Navy Commander with NCIS.

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15 Reviews

based on 15 traveler reviews



  • 5 of 5

Booked the cabin for two weeks during the Tryon Horse Show. This is the second time we have used it for the event. Now that the compound has moved, the cabin is much more accessible. Only 20 min. away. Very convenient! With the five bedrooms and large living area it accommodated the three adults and 6 girls very comfortably. Since we were showing on a daily basis, we spent very little time at the cabin but it was nice to come home to it, not a hotel. Even saw the neighborhood bear on one occasion:).

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the visit! Our 5 bedroom cabin is great for visitors/participants at the Equestrian Center near Tryon/Mill Springs! Many Equestrian visitors have their support crew stay on one level while the families' stay on another floor with all meeting on the decks for meals and other down time from competition. Hope you will come again. R
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Relaxing Vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying here for 4 days in April 2016. The cabin is well kept, very clean and has all modern amenities you could ever need. The views at sunset were nothing less than spectacular and are excentuated that much more by enjoying them from the hot tub on the deck.

There are plenty of activities just a short driving distance away which will satisfy adventurers, younger families and older couples alike. Where else can you climb a mountain to see a waterfall, have lunch by a beautiful river and go to a spa for a massage all in the same day? There truly is something for everyone.

We were immediately won over by the scenic views and the seclusion the cabin has to offer. We found ourselves on the back deck every night watching the seemingly endless number of stars in the sky as we relaxed and just took in the blissful silence we never knew existed.

This was a wonderful experience we won't soon forget and plan to return as soon as our schedule permits.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the visit. Spring is a beautiful time in the mountains of North Carolina! Watching the hummingbirds buzz the feeder and listening to all of he other wildlife enjoying the warmer weather is a real treat to behold. We have several families that return year after year. Hope you will join them and become "regulars". R
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Delightful Christmas Getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a special week we had celebrating Christmas at the Commander's Cabin! The home was beautifully decorated for the season, right down to the personalized Christmas stockings for all our little ones. This cabin was so comfortable and plenty of room for our large extended family to spread out and relax. (The word "cabin" doesn't do it's beautiful!) Lots of fun in the hot tub, playing pool, and enjoying the beautiful surroundings. Randy (owner) and Barb (property manager) were both great to work with and so accommodating. They made sure we had everything we needed for a comfortable family retreat. We left an item behind and Barb even mailed it to us the very next day. Many thanks Randy for sharing your beautiful home with us, we look forward to coming back again to the Commander's Cabin! The Copleys

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the visit and hope you will come again next year! Randy Carter
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A wonderful vacation experience

  • 5 of 5

My family and I so enjoyed this spectacular home and setting for our celebration weekend. The pictures do not do it justice. This is a beautiful, expansive log home that could be featured in Homes Beautiful Magazine, yet it has all the warmth and charm and joy of a family home. Many fun sites to see around the area, as well. Thank you so much, Commander, for sharing this extraordinary place with us, and for your service to our great country. Cathy, Dana, Alex, and Tyler

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the visit! Our vacation home is one to enjoy. Glad everyone enjoyed their stay. Please come again. R
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Charleston, SC

Great home - owners who care about your experience

  • 5 of 5

Commander's "In Port" Cabin was everything as advertised...and then some. Very comfortable and well cared for home. Plenty of room with great hot tub, pool table and home theatre set-up.

As a bonus, owners (Randy) actually called to welcome us to the home and gave us instructions about hot tub and home theatre to insure we didn't have any issues working equipment.

Our family had a great weekend and the comfort of the cabin was big part of it.

Thank you for allowing to use your cabin...we loved it!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad everyone enjoyed their visit! Come again during the fall finale of the year and see the leaves changing to brilliant reds, yellows and golds...a beautiful site from the hot tub and all the decks surrounding the cabin.
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Raleigh, NC USA

Great Family Vacation Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

What a great spot for a mini family reunion! Quiet, relaxing soaks in the hot tub, beautiful sunsets in the evening and plenty of room for the kids to play!

While there don't miss an opportunity to dine at the Point of View restaurant in Lake Lure. The food is absolutely delicious and the staff is very accommodating!

All in all, a wonderful place to stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay! Lake Lure us a "jewel" of an area. Come again when the leaves are changing. The mountain behind the cabin is beautiful from all of the cabin decks when the leaves are changing to red, gold, and yellows!
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From the Owner

Built the Cabin in 2006 from the ground up. Large log home in a very quiet area. Beautiful Irish Pub bar for entertaining.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Golf : Rumbling Bald Resort at 4 Miles Car: necessary

5 minutes to two mountain golf courses (Bald Mountain & Apple Valley) and resort Spa!

Horseback riding and Broad River tubing near by.

Lake/beach access down the mountain.

Beautiful Sunsets

Biltmore Estates

Chimney Rock Village

Zip-lining within 10 minutes from cabin.


Rental rates

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Standard Rate
Jan 4 2016 - Dec 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 21 2016 - Nov 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Years
Dec 29 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Off season
Jan 15 2017 - Mar 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
4th of July week
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 9 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100

Call for reoccurring specials!
Two night minimum for weekend visits.
15% discount for Active/Reserve Military & military retirees

PayPal and checks accepted in advance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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From the Owner

Very quiet location. Beautiful Sunsets from the multiple decks.

Property Type

  • cabin


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions


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  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
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  • Towels Provided
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  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
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Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Resort


  • autumn foliage
  • library
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing

Local Services & Businesses

  • massage therapist

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 2715 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, jetted tub, Beautiful bath off the Commander's Stateroom.
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower, Family bath upstairs
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, combination tub/shower, Large Lower bath off den.


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king, King Sleigh bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen, Antique Queen
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen, log queen bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single, two antique twin beds
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single, 2 antique twins
  • Three bedrooms upstairs and two bedrooms downstairs.


  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • Double hammock for those lazy evenings watching the sunset and listening for the deer crossing the stream behind the cabin. Three sunsets per evening from the different deck elevations. Extremely quiet and romantic. dual zone central heat and air conditioning. Furnished kitchen and laundry with utensils and linens provided. Jacuzzi tub in Master bath. 6 person hot tub out on the deck facing west to enjoy the sunsets! Pool Table and Dart board (bring your own darts). 42' Plasma TV w/ home theater upstairs & DVD, DirecTV satellite system. Downstairs TV w/ DVD in den with second fireplace and Pub bar. Outside Porch/deck rockers, Wrap around decks Located on a quiet cul-de-sac on 3 1/2 acres in a very private, mountain gated community. Charcoal/gas Grill/smoker combo on upper deck. Antique Persian rugs through out.

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