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The Limestone cabin!
The Limestone cabin!
Limestone cabin!
Great view of the French Broad river and the mountains!
A large porch to relax and enjoy the view!
View from behind the cabin.
Private hot tub changed after each guest.
Admire the craftsmanship!
Relax by the beautiful limestone fire place!
Queen size bed.
Downstairs bathroom.
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1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Hot Springs, North Carolina

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Tom W
Fort Thomas, Kentucky
1 review
“The Reviews Don't Lie!”
Reviewed 1 June 2017 for a stay in May 2017

My wife and I were in desperate need of a long weekend together unplugged from the world. We found Limestone Cabin here on TripAdvisor and it looked like the perfect getaway from it all.

We were in disbelief reading the reviews for this place. Surely, it couldn't be as great as everyone else says.

Rest assured, it is everything we expected and more. Complete and total isolation was the order of the weekend in this charming, lovingly restored/rebuilt cabin. We literally didn't see another soul for the first 2 days we were there. We did have some cell reception at the cabin (Verizon), but only calls and texts, which was just fine with us.

I could write an equally glowing review of this cabin, but I won't bore you by repeating everything everyone else has already said. It's clean, well-appointed and completely isolated. It was exactly what we were looking for. We struggled (and failed) to find anything to complain about. It's that good.

If you want to get away from it all (literally), this is the place for you. We're already planning our next trip to Limestone Cabin - next time for a full week!

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
6 Jun 2017
We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay at Limestone Cabin. Thank you for your review. Hope you can visit again.
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Morgan M
1 review
“Cabin in the Woods- Walden-esque and romanitc”
Reviewed 28 February 2017 for a stay in December 2016

My sweetie and I spent our anniversary in this beautiful rental cabin during a 2016 December weekend. The cabin is a work of art! The owners keep it immaculately clean, with fresh linens and towels to spare, and a welcoming fire to greet you when you arrive. We were positively enchanted not just by the cabin itself but by all the surrounding scenery- and the small town of Hot Springs that the cabin resides in. The small town charm l is ever-present- wi-fi will likely be almost impossible to find, be forewarned- but if you take in all the scenery and simply enjoy yourself, you won't regret it. There are lots of great places to eat and hike. Multiple horseback-riding and water-rafting guides can be found within a twenty-minute drive from the cabin. A better escape from suburbia or the hustle and bustle of downtown could not be imagined. Thanks so much to the owners for creating such an enchanting getaway.

Your age range 18-24
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kalaya_c...
Columbia, South Carolina
1 review
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“Perfect”
Reviewed 30 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015
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We decided to visit this beautiful, historic cabin as a last minute Thanksgiving getaway. He is in the military, so it is hard to plan far in advance. It was better than imagined. Immediately, after walking through the beautiful, large entry door, we instantly were home and knew we were not going to want to leave. The cabin was immaculately clean and had every pot, pan and dish to cook Thanksgiving dinner. It was extremely secluded and peaceful. We were both finally able to complete the books we had been reading "A Walk In the Woods" (ironically about the Appalachian Trail). The fire pit provided us with a warm cozy scene as we soaked in the hot tub and the fireplace invited us with hours of conversation. I think we may have turned the TV on once. The train came by 3 or 4 times a day, which unexpectedly, was a soothing addition, probably one of our favorite features of the cabin. The views of the French Broad and the Mountains surrounding were unobstructed. We met Mrs. Sadie the last day we were there and she was as charming and as kind, as the cabin was. We definitely will be coming back, and will recommend this to all of our friends and family. Thank you, for such an accommodating stay.

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Your age range 25-34
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Management Response
30 Nov 2015
We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at Limestone. We appreciate the kind words. Have a safe & Happy Holiday season. Look forward to seeing you again.
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martinisb...
Statesville, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect Getaway!”
Reviewed 21 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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This is a perfect cabin and location for a getaway. The cabin itself was so beautiful and it was in a great location. Very private, quiet, perfect...
The owners even left us a birthday card and cookies, which was so thoughtful.
My husband was excited to fish in the 3rd oldest river in the world, which is located right out your front door! After fishing, enjoy steaks off the grill and then relax in the hot tub and then curl up by the fireplace and watch a movie.
We were very surprised by the train and thought it to be very romantic. Not something you experience every day and I loved it! We put a few coins on the rail and took them home as souveniers :)
We look forward to staying at the Limestone again. Thank you Harold and Sadie.

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Liked best: Location, hot tub, fishing, cabin
Liked least: queen bed (spoiled with a King at home)
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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tomplicht...
Charleston, South Carolina
1 review
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“Most relaxing vacation ever!”
Reviewed 24 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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This will be a fairly comprehensive (i.e., long) review, so I’ll begin with the bottom line so you don’t have to read it all to get the overall picture. My wife and I (married 44 years) stayed at the Limestone Cabin for four days in July, 2014. Our stay was delightful—quiet, romantic, and relaxing. The cabin was beautiful, well outfitted, and scrupulously clean. It was the consummate vacation, and we will certainly being doing it again.

Now for the details. Unless you have a new GPS with the latest map updates, call Harold in advance for directions. Bing, Google maps, and Mapquest are not accurate—they all show an access road that does not exist. The first time you turn off highway 25/70 and start down the rather tortuous one-lane Boy’s Home Road, it can be quite disconcerting. After about a mile, it looks like you went the wrong way because the road changes from paved to gravel, to a rocky path which parallels the railroad tracks. Trusting my Garmin, I continued, but it was pure faith because it just didn’t look right. The path twisted and turned but fortunately we passed a couple of cabins so we kept pressing on. Finally, when the path looked like it was about to end, we reached 1630 Boy’s Home Road. I certainly would not advise trying to find the cabin in the dark your first time around, but after you do it once it is really not that big a deal.

If you are coming up from Asheville, I’d recommend you stop off in Marshall at the Ingles supermarket and stock up. It is a large, clean, beautiful store easily the equal of any we have in Charleston. Marshall is a one-hour round trip, so you’re not going to want to make the trek too often. Gas up in Asheville or Weaverville. Regular was $4.22/gallon in Hot Springs. Almost got some just to say I'd spent >$4/gal for gas, but resisted the urge.

Hot Springs is a wide spot in the road (actually, the Appalachian Trail) which is a one-mile walk along the railroad tracks from the cabin. Not much there—a small general store which I didn’t go in and a fairly well equipped outfitter where I purchased the obligatory souvenirs.

No cell phone, no landline, no wi-fi. As someone who does most of my personal and business communicating using one of those modes, it was a bit of culture shock to be completely cut off. Got over it pretty quickly, though, and my need to stay in touch was assuaged by satellite TV. When I walked into town there was still no cell connectivity, but the library has free, open wi-fi access so you can let the folks at home know you’re okay. In fact, we didn’t get our cell phone connectivity back until we were a couple miles outside of Marshall on the way home. US Cellular is the principal provider in North Carolina so if you’re carrier is compatible maybe you won’t lose service. Ours is Sprint and it definitely did not work.

So what did we do for four days? For the most part, absolutely nothing, and it was delightful. We spend many hours just rocking on the front porch enjoying the spectacular view and talking or reading (make sure you have plenty of material on your e-reader--you won’t be able to download anything once you get there, at least not on the Kindle 3G service.) The train comes by about three times a day—believe it or not, we actually looked forward to its arrival. You will especially enjoy evening twilight when the forest sounds change from cicadas to tree frogs and the fireflies come out. It’s been many decades since I’ve caught fireflies and put them in a jar (thoughtfully provided by Harold). We saw some deer, what was either a muskrat or a beaver (didn’t get a good enough look at its tail), a couple bunnies, and a black and white cat that looked surprisingly well fed. Harold told us the woman who lives in the house about 500 feet up the mountain behind the cabin feeds him/her only the best cat food, so he/she was completely uninterested in the smoked ham lunch meat we offered.

As for humans, when we first arrived, there were a couple guys about 100 yards further down the “road” fishing in the French Broad River, but after they left on our first day there we didn’t see them again. We saw someone fishing across the river on two occasions; a young family with three preteens walked by along the railroad tracks the third day we were there, and an occasional group of kayakers passed by. Other than that, we didn’t see anyone for four days.

The hot tub was a welcome treat at the end of the day. Don’t know whether it’s the warm water, the romantic atmosphere, or the absolute feeling of solitude but I challenge anyone, no matter how long they’ve been married, not to get frisky in the hot tub.

The weather was delightful. It started out with highs in the 90s, but we were lucky enough to experience an atypical July cool down with temperatures in the mid 70s during the day and high 50s at night. Couple of rainshowers—it’s enjoyable fun to watch the storms come in over the mountains and then dissipate leaving wisps of fog rising from the valleys.

Stairs to loft are a bit steep, so be cautious if you're mobility impaired.

If you want exciting night life, stay in Asheville. If you want the most relaxing vacation of your life, I strongly recommend Limestone Cabin.

Oh yes, don't bring the kids or friends--you'll relish the alone time.

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Liked best: Solitude and, surprisingly, lack of cell phone and wi-fi
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
6 Aug 2014
Thank you so much for the wonderful review!
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