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Welcome to 
Once Upon a Stream

NEW lightning-fast ultra-high-speed (Gigabit) Wifi service throughout the cottage! Chapter One of our storybook collection of mountain cottages in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Sapphire, NC. Plan your next mountain getaway in this 4BR, 3.5BA English cottage complete with a rushing mountain stream that will keep the kids busy for hours! The cottage sleeps up to 14 guests and features a large lower-level "kid-cave" and rec room. Enjoy the sights and sounds of nature from the large upper and lower decks with tree-top views of the heavily wooded 2-acre property. Relax, roast marshmallows, and make memories after a long day of hiking by the oversized stone fire pit. This property is the ideal setting for your next extended family gathering or reunion with friends.



Once upon a stream

The stream

Here's a sneak peek at the rushing mountain stream out back. Great for entertaining the kids and dogs!

Once Upon a Stream front

Welcome to Once Upon a Stream! Despite the small cottage facade, this home is actually quite large- just over 3,100 sq ft on three levels.

Once Upon a Stream driveway

The gravel driveway is relatively flat, easy to navigate, and has room for several cars to park.

Fire pit area

Let the fireside chats and stories begin- don't forget the marshmallows!

Front entrance

The very welcoming front entrance and foyer.


The large and open kitchen is fully equipped with everything you'll need to prepare gourmet meals for family and friends.


Plenty of counter space to prepare gourmet meals.

Welcome to the Mountains!

Words to live by in the mountains!

Great room

The main-level living area features a large sectional sofa and additional seating. 50" HD TV with Dish Network "America's Top 120" programming. French door lead to the covered deck.

Open-concept living area

The open-concept living and dining space means everyone will be together- even when preparing meals.

Dining area

Features a large farmhouse table and additional seating at the bar.

Great room

Enjoy the tree-top wooded view throughout the main level.

Great room

Large sectional sofa.The designers added extra pillows for your comfort.

Great room

Relax by the gas fireplace with a book (iPhones and tablets are acceptable too). We have ULTRA-HIGH-SPEED Gigabit Wifi throughout the cottage.

Sitting area

The additional seating area with stately leather chairs is so inviting.

Upper deck

There is a gas grill and additional seating on the deck.

Upper Deck

The main-level (upper) deck is the perfect place to relax after a long day of hiking.

Upper Deck

You'll be at peace in the woods on the 2-acre property. The upper deck has a view down to the boulder fire pit area and the pathway down to the stream.

Master Suite

Features a King bed and ensuite bathroom.

Master Suite

There's even a bed for the small pups.

Master Suite

The master suite features a 32" HD TV with Dish Network.

Master Bathroom

Features dual vanities, a separate shower, and jetted soaking tub.

Master Bathroom

Relax and enjoy tree-top views from the jetted soaking tub.


Stairs form the main level take you up to the second level which features a loft, two more bedrooms, and a bathroom.

Loft on Second Level

Curl up with a book in the upstairs loft.

Loft on Second Level

The perfect place to take a nap.

Bedroom #2

Bedroom #2 upstairs features two Queen log beds with memory foam mattresses.

Bedroom #2
Bathroom- second level

The full bathroom features a shower-tub combo.

Bedroom #3

Upper level Bedroom #3 features a Queen bed.

Bedroom #3
Bedroom #3

The tree-top views make this bedroom one of the most-desirable in the cottage.


Stairs form the main level lead down to the lower level.

Kid Cave

Welcome to the Kid Cave! They have their space down here, so you can relax up there.

Kid Cave

Let the Foosball tournament begin.

Kid Cave

Plenty of space for the kids to be kids.

Kid Cave

The lower level Kid Cave features two sets of log bunk beds.

Kid Cave

The Kid Cave also features a large sectional sofa and rec area with 50" HD TV with Dish Network and Blue-Ray player. We have a nice library of movies for all ages for your viewing pleasure.

Kid cave

The Kid Cave leads out to the lower deck.

Lower Level Bathroom

An additional full bathroom on the lower level also connects to Bedroom #4.

Bedroom #4

Bedroom #4 on the lower level has a Queen bed.

Bedroom #4

Bedroom #4 has an ensuite bathroom.

Lower Deck

The lower deck off of the Kid Cave

Lower Deck

The lower deck also has great views of the property and is very popular for Yoga.

Lower Deck

View of the fire pit area from the lower deck.

Outside Stairs

Stirs from both decks lead down to the fire pit area.

Fire Pit Area

The large stone fire pit area links to a stone and gravel path that leads down to the stream.

Trail to the Stream

Follow the boulder steps from the fire pit to the gravel trail that leads to the stream.

Trail to the Stream

The gravel and boulder trail leads down the hill to the stream.

Sitting Area at Stream

The sitting area next to the stream is the perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee or glass of wine in the evening.


The rushing mountain stream provides hours of entertainment for the kids (and pets). They can explore up and down the stream.


Our namesake stream is the #1 reason people choose this property for their vacation.

Once upon a stream
Virtual Tour

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Property Details





4 Bedrooms plus "Kid Cave"- sleeps up to14

Master en-suite(main level)- King bed with luxuriously soft sheets and blanket, premium down-alternative pillows, and decorative quilt and shams- sleeps 2

Bedroom 2 (second level)- Queen bed with premium sheets and blanket, duvet, and premium down-alternative pillows- sleeps 2

Bedroom 3 (second level)- two log Queen beds with insanely comfortable memory foam mattresses, premium sheets, blankets, decorative quilts, shams, and down-alternative pillows - sleeps 4

Loft (second level)- a couch for overflow

4th Bedroom en-suite (lower level basement)- Queen bed with premium sheets, blanket, decorative quilt and shams, and down-alternative pillows- sleeps 2

 Rec-Room & "Kid Cave" (lower level basement)- Two sets of log Twin bunk beds- with very comfortable new memory foam mattresses, premium sheets, blankets, decorative quilts and shams, and down-alternative pillows- sleeps 4



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Kitchen & Dining

Refrigerator, freezer, ice maker, dispenser in-door

Oven and Gas Cooktop

Small appliances include toaster, toaster oven, blender, coffee maker, hand mixer, & Crock Pot

All kitchen utensils one would need

Plentiful dishes, cookware, and baking dishes

Drinking glasses, coffee mugs, and wine glasses

Paper towels provided- two rolls

Farmhouse dining table seats 10 people

The breakfast bar has 4 bar stools

Outdoor upper deck- seats 5

Outdoor picnic table on the lower stone patio at the stream




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3 full & 1 half bathroms

Master bathroom has jetted tub, separate shower, his/hers vanities (main level)

Guest bathroom has tub/shower combo (2nd level)

Half bathroom (main level)

Full bathroom in the basement with tub/shower combo (lower level)

Soaps, shampoo, conditioner, and toilet paper provided



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Interior Amenities & Entertainment

ULtra-high-speed Gigabit WiFi

Dish Network satellite- Top 120 channel package

Telephone (land-line) with unlimited local and long-distance calling

Central heat & air conditioning

Great Room- 50" HD TV with Blue-Ray player and Dish Network

Master BR- 32" HD TV with Dish Network

Rec-room (lower level)- 50" 4kHD TV with Blue-Ray player, Dish Network, Polk Sound System, & Foosball table

Washer and dryer, iron and Board, hair dryer

Gas fireplace in living room (main level)

DVD library, assorted toys, games, and puzzles

All linens and towels provided

For our smallest guests

Port-a-crib with memory-foam mattress

Hiking pack carrier for baby or toddler

Booster chair

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Outdoor Amenities



Rushing mountain stream

Large covered upper deck with Jenn-Air gas grill, dining table, and Adirondack chairs 

Lower deck

Stone patio off of the lower level with firepit

Stone/boulder walkway downhill to the stream

Stone patio at the stream with picnic table and chairs

Access to all Sapphire Valley Association amenities for $2/person/day (extra charge for golf, Skiing, snow-tubing, and zip-line)- please see "Sapphire Amenities" tab

Fairfield Lake- private for SVR residents & guests

Hogback Lake for fishing





Most dogs okay with owners' permission.

(we request a non-refundable fee)

NO CATS- the owner is allergic to cats.

Large Dog Crate and dog bed available.



Flat and level gravel driveway. 

Room for 3 or more cars in the driveway.



All primary renters must be at least 25 years of age. 

Children and families are welcome.




Sapphire Valley Resort amenities

Ski Sapphire Valley (seasonal)


Several Golf Courses

Gambling and casinos (at nearby Harrah's)

Biltmore Estate (in Asheville)

Waterfalls- too many to name

Hiking & Horseback riding

Shopping & Dining

Nearby North Carolina mountain towns: Highlands, Cashiers, Brevard, Asheville, Sylva, Franklin, Maggie Valley, Bryson City, and more

Lake Fairfield

Lake Toxaway

Lake Glenville

Blue Ridge Parkway & Scenic Drives


local services



Ingles Grocery Store


Starbucks and Buck's Coffee Shop 

Gas stations

Hospital and medical clinics

Emergency 911 service

Pet Services and Veterinarian

Automobile repair