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Cownie Cabin of Sapphire Valley

  • 8 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms

Escape to the beauty and serenity of the Western North Carolina Smokey Mountains. Relax in the warmth and beauty of natural wood that exudes an ambiance of a comfortable mountain retreat. Featuring a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, cathedral ceilings, and abundant windows. Master suite, dining, and living area open to a huge covered screened-in porch that overlooks the serene, wooded back yard. 2 additional generous bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a loft located upstairs. Minutes from Cashiers and Highlands and the Sapphire Valley Resort amenities.

Sapphire Valley Resort's Recreation Center has something for everyone - indoor/outdoor pools, a fitness center, a game room, putt-putt, and more. The Rec Center is open daily – hours may vary – please call 828-743-1171. An Amenity Card is required for access.

The indoor pool is open 8:00 am to 8:45 pm with adult swim time 8 am-10 am in the 3-4 foot pools. Adult swim time for the 5-foot pool is 8:00 am to 11:30 am.

All pools are handicap accessible.

The exercise equipment room opens at 7 am.

There are two hot tubs and two saunas (one is dry and one is wet).

They have a game room, mini golf as well as a "Corn Hole" bean bag game toss game.

Take your choice of different field games such as horseshoes, basketball, soccer, volleyball, and bocce ball...or use the quarter mile walking/running track and playground.

Relax and pamper yourself with a massage or facial by one of their licensed therapists. They also have a tanning bed available!

Looking for gems?? Experience gem mining at the Rec Center, with a real fume!

Afraid of being out of touch while on vacation? The Rec Center has free Wi-Fi access, for those with laptops or two computers for public use.

Movie rentals are available offering new releases and many of your old favorites.

They also have board games, puzzles, and much more, just inquire. We aim to make your stay a pleasant one.

They have many different classes and activities at the Recreation Center as well. Including Water Aerobics and workouts, massage workshops, and others. Time & Day vary, so please call the Rec Center for this week's fun!

All short-term rental or lease amenity cards will be white cards (no picture) and will be $5.00/day per person for a minimum of 3 days and a maximum of 6 months. You will apply for those cards at the Community Center. Please present your ID to obtain these cards. The number of children under the age of fourteen (14) will be placed on the accompanying adult cards.

Sapphire Valley Real Estate & Rentals is not affiliated in any way with Sapphire Valley Resort. We do not have any control over their policies or procedures for Covid-19. You must contact them directly with any questions or concerns at 828-743-7663.
For more information on the resort please visit: https://

Real estate agencies and/or individual owners wishing to rent out their homes must send a rental/lease agreement with all renters when they come to the Community Center for card pick-up.

Cancellation Policy: 100% of paid prepayments are refundable when canceled 30 days before arrival or earlier. (-$100 Cancellation Fee) 50% of paid prepayments are refundable when canceled 14 days before arrival or earlier. (-$100 Cancellation Fee) 0% refundable if canceled, unless the property can be re-booked under the same terms for the same period with no loss to the owner.

Security Deposit: A Credit Card Pre-Authorization of 10% is due 1 day before arrival and released 7 days after departure.
Payment Schedule: 50% due at the time of booking. The remaining balance is due 30 days before arrival.

North Carolina Requires a written Rental Agreement to be signed, you will receive this via email after you book and have 7 days to return it. You can print it, fill it out, and email it back to us, you can mail it, or we can send you an electronic version via DocuSign for you to complete. You will also receive a Guest List to fill out with the names and ages of everyone in your party to obtain Sapphire Valley Amenity Passes for your stay. These Documents are required to fully confirm your booking, any reservation missing these documents is subject to cancellation.

Home highlights


Wireless Broadband Internet


Timberframe Mountain Home

Front Porch


Great Room with Stone Fireplace

Dining Area

Outdoor Dining


Pool and spa facilities

Heated Indoor swimming pool (Shared) , Shared Steam sauna

Parking and facilities

Parking garage, Parking available, Private Garden, Private Porch, Shared Playground , Shared Tennis court


Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7, Children welcome , Pets not allowed

Location features


Bathroom and laundry

Bathroom & Laundry, Bed linen, Clothes dryer, Essentials, Shower, Towel set, Bathtub , Washing machine

Heating and cooling

Air conditioning, Ceiling fans, Central heating , Heating available


TV (Satellite)

Internet and office

Wireless Broadband Internet

Kitchen and dining

Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Dishwasher, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Toaster , Vacuum cleaner

Home safety

Security system , Smoke Detector

House Rules

  • Credit cards accepted

  • Children welcome

  • Pets not allowed

Check in: 04:00 PM

Check out: 10:00 AM



Policy and notes


November 2023


About host

Bill Kruckenberger

Broker-in-Charge, owner & rental program manager with 26 years experience in Sapphire Valley.

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