Goldfinch Cabin- Walk to Hot Springs! On AT


Entire cabin hosted by Natalie

7 guests, 3 bedrooms, 4 beds, 1 bathroom
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Our Goldfinch Cabin is a great way to enjoy a visit to Hot Springs mineral soaks, hiking, rafting, horseback riding and more! The famed Appalachian Trail can be accessed literally 200 steps from the front patio, and the cabin is just five to ten minutes walking distance (or 1-2 minutes driving) from Hot Springs' restaurants, shops, and mineral tubs. Please read our complete information below to see if Goldfinch Cabin should be home-base for your outdoor adventures!

The space
Goldfinch Cabin is the ideal lodging for singles, couples, families, and groups who want a clean and convenient cabin that is on the Appalachian Trail, adjacent to National Forest land, and a two minute drive to all of Hot Springs' restaurants, shops, rafting companies, and more.

The cabin is surrounded by abundant flowers and backed by woods full of songbirds to greet you at sunrise. Enjoy the view from the shade of the cabin's covered porch, which come complete with a Weber charcoal grill!

Want to adventure out for a full moon hike on the Appalachian Trail? The trailhead is just outside of your front door. When you are ready to head to town for live music and supper, leave the car behind. Put on your sneakers and stroll on in! It's a 10 minute walk. Once you are ready to cozy down inside, enjoy our free cabin WiFi.

A master bedroom with a queen bed welcomes all honeymooners and sweethearts, and if you are traveling with children or friends there is a second bedroom with one twin bed and one full bed. An additional third bedroom * (see note above) with a queen bed is automatically included in all reservations for 6 guests or more. For reservations with less than 6 guests, it can be added on by request ($15/reservation). Pets are welcome for a $25 fee, invoiced after booking. Please read below to be sure your pet is a good fit! We wash all bedding after pets have been in a cabin.

Goldfinch Cabin is outfitted with a kitchenette. This includes a microwave, a mini-fridge/freezer, InstantPot (think a crockpot, hot plate, and pressure cooker all in one), a toaster oven, a coffee maker (of course!), a coffee bean grinder, a toaster, a sink, a set of basic plates, bowls, and utensils, a cutting board, and knives. There is NO oven or stove in this kitchenette.

On the porch there is a Weber charcoal grill for burgers and veggies!

In one bathroom there is a tub/shower to get spiffed up for the evening after a day adventuring, and in a separate bathroom you will find the toilet and sink. The bathing amenities and toilet amenities being in separate spaces is especially convenient when larger groups are getting ready!

We’ve got WiFi! Zoom and similar programs will definitely work if you are working remotely or doing remote schooling. Download speeds average at 13 Mbps.

There is a 40" HDTV in the master bedroom, as well as a TV in the second bedroom. We do not have cable TV but invite you to choose from our collection of over 100 DVDs! If you have a subscription to Netflix or similar, the master bedroom TV does have WiFi capabilities to play from these services.

Take a moment to scroll through all of the cabin photos above, as we have made sure to photograph all of the spaces the cabin has! If you do not see it, we do not have it. If you do see, it, it will be as pictured!

We pride ourselves on our VERY CLEAN cabin. Just check out our reviews!

To protect you, future guests, area residents, and our family, we are following the below protocols:

-Sanitizing all high-touch hard surfaces, including counters, door-handles, and remote controls.
-All linens are laundered and sanitized
-Mask worn during cleanings

I do most all of the cleanings myself, so if you have any questions, feel free to ask! My health directly impacts the health of my father (high risk), my husband, and our two young children. Thank you in advance for choosing to book at a later date if you have been in close contact with COVID or are experiencing symptoms consistent with the virus.

All linens (towels, washcloths, sheets, dish cloths) are provided. Bath bars and hand soaps are also included.

Yes! We do have air conditioning to keep you cool on hot summer days. In contrast with loud traditional A/C units, our mini-split operated air conditioning is very quiet so you will not be disturbed while sleeping!

Yes! We have a remote-controlled mini-split heating system to keep you warm on even the coldest winter days. Original baseboard heat is present as well for additional warmth if desired.

The cabin is on a well-maintained state road and the approach and parking is flat, so it is accessible by two wheel drive vehicles in all but the most severe of storms! You can book with confidence even for January dates :)

***If you are bringing a pet(s), you must let us know in your reservation message! Air BNB provides no other notification option, so please inform us in your note :)***

Goldfinch is pet-friendly! Mostly we expect dogs, but cats may be welcome by request. If your pet is not house friendly (chewing, scratching, general chaos and destruction...) we ask that you kindly leave them elsewhere. Dogs that bark more than a minimum amount are NOT a good fit for this cabin. We ask that you respect neighbors by leaving barking dogs at your home. Dogs may be left at the cabin while you are out IF they will NOT bark or be destructive. The gardens are not doggie friendly and we ask that dogs be leashed in all outdoor areas. You will need to take your pup on walks for them to toilet, as there is no fenced outdoor area for them.

A $25 pet fee covers up to two pets for the entire duration of your stay. This fee is not automatically included by AirBNB in the reservation cost. Thank you for being honest and letting us know about your pet! You will be invoiced separately after your reservation is confirmed.

Goldfinch shares a wall with an adjacent cabin (Chickadee). Each cabin has its own private parking and private entrance. The shared interior wall is built double thickness (8 inches thick) with 7 inches of soundproofing insulation to provide excellent privacy.

TWO TO THREE NIGHT minimum stay (seasonal) for reservations including a weekend night (Friday and Saturday). ONE NIGHT minimum stay offered for Sunday-Thursday nights. Weekend one night weekend stays will be accepted if the day is "stranded" (rented the night before and night after) or if it 4 days or less from your desired check-in date. Holidays and area festivals may have longer stay requirements. Note that, due to Covid-19 and increased time needed to clean and sanitize, we are currently not permitting one night stays. We will lift this requirement when possible.

Places for sleeping

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Hair dryer
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Hot Springs, North Carolina, United States

Goldfinch Cabin is located near town and only steps from the southern entrance to the Appalachian Trail. We would guess that we are 78 steps away, but haven't actually counted :) The AT will cruise you straight on in to Hot Springs, no car required, and you can expect it to take 5-15 minutes depending on your ability level and where you are headed in town.

A three minute drive will land you at the famous Hot Springs Spa and Resort, where you can soak in Hot Springs' naturally heated mineral tubs. For a real "day at the spa," check out their massages as well!

We are across the street from the Laughing Heart Lodge, which is a beautiful building that is an old Jesuit Retreat Center and is now operated as a predominantly private events center. There are public yoga and dance classes periodically, and guests of Goldfinch have an open invite from the owners to enjoy their beautiful garden and grounds!

There are other houses on our road, but they are not visible from the cabins, as we are surrounded on three sides by forest.

Hosted by Natalie

Joined in August 2015
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I grew up in the much rockier Rocky Mountains of Colorado, raising goats, chickens, rabbits, horses, and a rotating selection of other farm critters with my parents and my younger sister. I moved to North Carolina in 2009 and have spent much of my time gardening, studying wild edible and medicinal plants of the Appalachian Mountains, building and remodeling, and raising and milking a few more rogue goats. I live just outside of Hot Springs on a sunny hillside with my husband Andrew and daughters Chloe and Ruth. I love to welcome folk to Hot Springs and the surrounding area, so don't hesitate to ask me for hiking recommendations, the inside scoop on local swimming holes, or where to find homemade Appalachian crafts!
I grew up in the much rockier Rocky Mountains of Colorado, raising goats, chickens, rabbits, horses, and a rotating selection of other farm critters with my parents and my younger…

During your stay

Goldfinch is a vacation cabin. There are no permanent residents, only renters! We are happy to give activity and restaurant recommendations for the area via email or phone, but you will likely be checking in and checking out without ever meeting us. The keys will be left in a lock box at the front door so you may come and go as you wish.

If you need us during your stay, we are best reached by phone. We try to be available as often as possible, but sometimes we are hiking, eating supper, or otherwise unavailable. Leave a message and we will return your call shortly :)

We live only 15 minutes away and are able to immediately address any urgent concerns in person in a very timely manner when necessary.
Goldfinch is a vacation cabin. There are no permanent residents, only renters! We are happy to give activity and restaurant recommendations for the area via email or phone, but you…

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 pm
Check out: 11:00 am
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Show more
Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide detector not required Show more
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit – if you damage the home, you may be charged up to ₹7435

Cancellation policy