Welcome to 
Once Upon a Stream

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



Welcome home to Once Upon a Stream!


Our amazing rushing mountain stream will keep the kids entertained for hours!


The open-concept kitchen, living, and dining area provide a great space for gathering with the family.


Our gourmet kitchen will satisfy the needs of most any chef!


The front entry feels like it came straight out of a fairytale.


Foosball anyone? Start planning the kids versus adults championship now- part of our brand-new basement addition.


The main-level living area was recently updated with new furniture that provides plenty of seating for the whole family to gather around the fire place or to enjoy a movie.


The mountain log bunkbeds are a favorite with our little guests- we have two sets so that means no fighting over who gets to sleep on the bunkbeds!


main-level living area with amazing treehouse views.


Enjoy a glass a wine on the back deck while listening to the sounds of the stream below after a long day of adventure.


Another view of the open chef's kitchen with hanging pot holder


Enjoy dining at the farmhouse table with a treehouse view.


The master bathroom features his and hers sinks, separate shower, and Jacuzzi tub.


King-size master bedroom


The large master bedroom features a king-size bed, large closet, and private bathroom with a spectacular view from the jetted tub.


The view from the tub makes you feel like you bathing in a treehouse!


The upstairs loft area overlooks the great room below and features a pullout sofa bed.


Upstairs loft area


Bedroom #2 upstairs features two queen-size beds with memory-foam mattresses and a large walk-in closet.


Queen-size log beds in bedroom #2.


Another view of Bedroom #2.


Bedroom #3 upstairs features another queen-size bed and large walk-in closet. The views from this room make it feel as though you're sleeping in the tree tops.


Another view of bedroom #3


Full bathroom upstairs


Welcome to the brand-new fabulous basement addition (aka the kid-cave)! The bunk room features a large rec room, private bedroom #4, and full bathroom.


Large sectional sofa has plenty of room for all the kids to pile on for movie night!


The basement rec room also features a large 55" HDTV with BlueRay and DishNetwork, a foosball table, and an air hockey table. You may never see your kids upstairs.


The basement rec room features 55" 4K HD SmartTV with internet connectivity. Netflix anyone? There is also a POLK AUDIO blue-tooth sound bar and subwoofer so you can rock out to your favorite tunes right from your phone.


Another view of the large basement rec room.


Basement hallway to the full bathroom and bedroom #4.


Large full bathroom with private access to bedroom #4 and to hallway.


Bedroom #4 features a queen-size bed, large dressing area and closet, and private bathroom access.


The famous canoe lamp!


Basement hallway




A look at the back of the cottage from down the hill.


Bring a cold drink down to the stream and enjoy it on another stone patio. There are chairs and a picnic table so bring some snacks.


Relax and listen to the sounds of nature and the rushing stream just 20 feet away.


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

Once upon a stream

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 pull-out couch that sleeps 2 (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



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






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



Interior Amenities & Entertainment


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

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