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The Caldwell-Parton Cabin

WAYNESVILLE, North Carolina, United States 28786

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  • Description

    Step back in time and stay at The Caldwell-Parton Cabin, built of hand hewn chestnut logs in 1870 by Benjamin Parton for his wife Laura Caldwell in the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. Named after their daughter, "Vesie Etta's Place" has long been known to local residents of nearby Waynesville, NC. The cabin is still on its original site in a private three acre woodland setting. It was rescued and carefully rebuilt with an addition in 1994 and renovated again in 2015. With two bedrooms and two full baths plus a bonus room with a full bed, "Vesie Etta's Place" features authentic tongue-and-groove flooring throughout the downstairs and wide plank poplar floors in the two bedrooms upstairs. Each upstairs bedroom in the original part of the cabin features custom full-sized barnwood platform beds made by a local craftsman using mountain laurel and bark accents. In keeping with the rustic style of the original cabin, the more modern master suite addition features a cathedral ceiling, a queen sized sassafras bed, and a sitting area with leather recliners and a wood burning stone fireplace. Behind a sliding barnwood door lies the modern rustic master bath featuring a whirlpool tub, handcrafted barnwood vanity with a copper vessel sink, and a custom slate and river rock shower with a glass surround. The second full guest bath is located downstairs in the original cabin's "dog trot" and has similar amenities. On either side are the living room and kitchen with each room having seating for six. Highlights of the living room include the original cook hearth and stone fireplace now outfitted with gas logs, a queen sleeper sofa, and a custom reclaimed barnwood entertainment center with a flat screen Smart TV and Blu-Ray DVD player. The kitchen is fully equipped with a gas range and oven, microwave and toaster ovens, refrigerator, dishwasher, and two coffee makers. The vaulted ceiling of the kitchen connects to the second story loft bedroom. From the porch, guests enjoy pastoral views of the outbuildings and Virginia rail fence. Relax in rocking chairs on the porch, or explore the walking trails through grassy meadows and along the creek which meanders around the property.

    The Caldwell-Parton Cabin and its tranquil surroundings offers a retreat from the modern world but remains close to many area attractions including hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, skiing in nearby Cataloochee, horseback riding, and trout fishing. Art galleries, shopping, and several highly rated "farm-to-table" restaurants are located within a 20 minute scenic ride to downtown Waynesville. Experience Native American history in nearby Cherokee or the Gilded Age at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville.


    • Accommodates:4
    • Bedrooms:2
    • Bathrooms:2


    • Amenity Availability Air Conditioning
    • Amenity Availability Fireplace
    • Amenity Availability Heating
    • Amenity Availability Kid Friendly
    • Amenity Availability No Smoking
    • Amenity Availability Parking Included
    • Amenity Availability TV
    • Amenity Availability Washer/Dryer
    • Amenity Availability Coffee Maker
    • Amenity Availability Creek
    • Amenity Availability Deck
    • Amenity Availability Dishwasher
    • Amenity Availability DVD
    • Amenity Availability Gas Log Fireplace
    • Amenity Availability Gas Range
    • Amenity Availability Master on Main
    • Amenity Availability Master Queen Bed
    • Amenity Availability Microwave
    • Amenity Availability Porch
    • Amenity Availability Refrigerator
    • Amenity Availability Wood Fireplace in Master bedroom

    Rates and Availability

    Weeknight Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Min Stay
    Standard Rate
    $200 / night$200 / night$1000 / week$3600 / month3

    Specific Rate Details

    Cleaning fee is $100.00 plus 11% tax
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