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Heardlot Lodge in Whiteside Cove

Five Bedroom, Pet Friendly, Water Feature

Heardlot Lodge in Whiteside Cove is everything you thought a ‘cabin in the woods’ would be, and more. Five bedrooms and three bathrooms. This rustic lodge has all the necessities you need to enjoy life in the mountains. This cabin is the REAL DEAL, an authentic Tom Picklesimer log house. Heardlot- Think of it as a summer camp for families- or a very quiet getaway.

Heardlot Lodge

HEARDLOT Lodge is a spacious two-story Log House in Whiteside Cove, half-way between Highlands and Cashiers. Situated on a 5-acre site, this comfortable lakefront property adjoins the trailhead of the Chattooga Wild and Scenic River Trail and the expansive Nantahala National Forest. Think summer camp for families and adults alike, with the comforts of home!

Hike or fish the famed Chattooga River for miles . . . Picnic or swim at the private dock, or at nearby Grimshawes Falls (Cashiers Sliding Rock) . . . Walk to the top of breathtaking Whiteside Mountain . . . Worship at the Episcopal Summer Chapel with its famous Bluegrass band, just around the corner . . . Photograph the many waterfalls in the vicinity . . . Watch the hummingbirds . . . Read a great novel . . . Shop unique boutiques and antiques in Highlands and Cashiers . . . or just sit back, rock and enjoy the cool serenity.

5 Bedrooms / 3 bathrooms. Sleeps 10, with 2 queens, 1 full, and 4 twin beds, plus 4 bonus twins. Large open living/dining area; covered porch. Lakefront dock with grill and chiminea. Microwave, Keurig coffee maker, dishwasher, washer, dryer, flatscreen TV monitor, DVD player, ceiling fans, fireplace, wood stove, and grill. No AC. Internet service and landline telephone. No cell phone service in the area, but VOIP is available via wi-fi. TV via wi-fi video-streaming (no regular TV service.) Pet friendly.

Whiteside Cove, where this lodge is located, is between Highlands and Cashiers and is one of the region’s best kept secrets!

Other Stuff to Do:


Chattooga River Trail: 6 miles from Heardlot to Steel Bridge on Bull Pen Road.

Ellicott Rock Wilderness Area: Hiking trails, Iron Bridge, Ammons Branch picnic area, Slick Rock Vista,

Nantahala National Forest – waterfalls, trails, swimming, hiking, backpacking, etc.

Waterfalls: Grimshawes, Secret Falls, Silver Run Falls, Whitewater Falls.

Champion Poplar Tree at Rich Gap Road

Highlands – Dining, Shopping, Highlands Playhouse, Highlands Nature Center and Botanical Gardens, The Bascom Center for the Visual Arts, Library, Sunset Rock, (overlooking town), Highlands Greenway Trails (Five miles of trails throughout the town)

Cashiers – Dining, Shopping, Farmers Market, Village Green, Library, Recreation Center.

A Little Further Away (30 min to 2 hours away)

Golf – public courses include Sky Valley, Mill Creek Club, and Sapphire National.

South Carolina — Walhalla Fish Hatchery, Sloan Bridge/Foothills Trail, Duke Power’s World of Energy

Great Smoky Mountain National Park

Smoky Mountain Scenic Railroad

Cherokee Indian Reservation – “Unto These Hills” drama, Harrah’s Casino

Biltmore House & Gardens, Asheville

Blue Ridge Parkway

Bedrooms: 5

Baths: 3

Location: Whiteside Cove

Sleeps: 10

Minimum stay: 2 nights

Amenities List: Wood burning fireplace in the living room (wood IS included with this property),  WiFi, lake with private dock, chiminea on dock (NO A/C)

Nightly: $400.00

Cleaning fee is $200.00 + $13.50 tax

The longer you stay, the less you’ll pay. Ask about our discounts starting at 7 nights.

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Golf Trip

Rated 5.0 out of 5
May 12, 2022

Me and a group of my buddies went up for a golf trip and loved the cabin. Definitley tucked away in the woods, rustic and clean as a whistle. Will definitely rent again.

Date of Stay: 9/3/2020

G.B. Thomasville, GA

Cabin in the woods

Rated 5.0 out of 5
August 23, 2020

This was a beautiful surprise. The house was very clean and with all that is necessary. The only thing I would improve is the lightning because in the evenings it was dark in the common aéreas. And maybe have something for the mosquitoes or little bugs.

(June 27- July 5, 2020)

P.V. Weston, FL

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