About the owner: Our log cabin is a labor of love. The original log cabin was first built in Southern Georgia in 1865 by a...More information +
About the owner: Our log cabin is a labor of love. The original log cabin was first built in Southern Georgia in 1865 by a woman and her slave for the husband coming home from the Civil war. We purchased it from the landowners who wanted to tear it down. We painstakingly dissassembled it (numbering every log-you can still see these tags today) and stored it in a relative's barn in Georgia until we found the perfect location for it on a mountain creek in North Carolina. We had eyed this property for many years as we visited a friend who had a cabin on the mountain. The property (and surrounding 30 acres) had been owned by one family for over 40 years and happened to go for sale at auction. It was bought by our friend's uncle and subdivided into 8 home-sites. We had our pick of our favorite location close to the stream which was also the site of the original hometead on the property. We reassembled the cabin as close to the creek as possible (it was the original dogtrot design made entirely of heart pine), added an 8 foot wide covered porch to the entire front of the cabin (to get the most enjoyment out of the stream) and added a bathroom, kitchen and sitting area to the back. This past year we have added a second story with a master suite and additional bathroom. As native Floridians, we have always wanted a place to escape the heat in the summer and enjoy the change of seasons the rest of the year. North Carolina is perfect for both of these.
Why the Owner Chose Sylva:
We have visited the Sylva area for 30+ years and feel like it is our second home. We plan to retire there for part of the year so we have furnished the cabin with all of the comforts we would want to have.
Left on Aug 20, 2014 for a stay in May 2014
We loved the antique rebuilt cabin, the stream, and the location/area. The owner was prompt in his reply when we questioned if the cabin had been opened up this year before we came to stay. A person came to check on our complaint, but was unable to do anything about it that day, so we would have had to spend more time at the cabin the next day(our dog would have gone nuts if someone came to …