Waterfall Cabin in the Pisgah National Forest!

City: Celo, North Carolina Property ID: 369422

grand total: From $168 total Per Night

    Get off the grid and venture into Pisgah National Forest to find 'Ama Falls,' a secluded 1-bedroom, 1-bath vacation rental cabin that backs up to a waterfall deep in the lush forests of the Black Mountains. Enjoy the cool mountain air and sounds of crashing waterfalls from the gorgeous riverfront deck. Treat this cabin as your own base camp for visiting Mt Mitchell and Mt Celo, North Carolina’s two tallest peaks over 6000 feet - they loom right there above your head!

    -- THE PROPERTY --

    Bedroom: Queen Bed

    The appropriately named 'Ama', meaning water in Cherokee, was given rightfully so, as the sounds of serene rivers and crashing waterfalls that surround this property provide a calming natural atmosphere like none other!

    The cabin’s name is not the only touch of Native American culture you’ll find here - this space is filled with Cherokee-inspired influences in each room which adds to the unique ambiance. ‘Ama’ is covered in rustic wood paneling and mountain decor to make the space feel warm and cozy.

    There's plenty to admire downstairs as you venture into the cabin and find your spot by the propane gas log fireplace or on the fur-lined leather chair. You'll be happy to find the kitchen fully equipped and filled with updated appliances so you won't have to make the drive into town, and can spend your nights cooking up dinners together in a kitchen of your own.

    Take dinner to the outdoors and spend a night eating on the covered deck instead! This space boasts a 2-person table, outdoor grill, and incredible view of the river below, perfect for those warm summer nights. For a front row seat, walk down to the river to roast marshmallows over the fire pit while relaxing in the outdoor furniture.

    Kick back in the additional living space upstairs, which features a flat-screen cable TV, eclectic furniture and magical fairy lights strung overhead. Upstairs you’ll also find the inviting bedroom - a vibrant spot with plenty of space to feel comfortable in. Enjoy a bit of added luxury in the bathroom with a large walk-in tile shower.

    -- THE LOCATION --

    Untouched and inaccessible to the public, you'll have an entire forest to explore for yourselves. The home is at the base of Celo Knob, the northernmost peak of the Black Mountain Range, so you’ll have unparalleled backyard access to hiking, rock climbing, and mountaineering beginning at a base of 6,327 feet - adventure enthusiasts are encouraged to bring their gear along on the trip!

    For those who are more comfortable on the green, the Mt. Mitchell Golf Club is just a 15-minute drive away and ensures an enjoyable and scenic 18-holes.

    If you're looking to skip a day of seclusion, drive to the quaint nearby town of Burnsville. In the heart of Burnsville is Town Square, where arts and crafts festivals are often taking place throughout the year. You'll also find dozens of local favorite restaurants, so you won't have to explore the town on an empty stomach.


    Evolve Vacation Rental wants your vacation experience to be everything you hoped for and exactly what you needed. To make it easy, we help you find a property you love, offer world-class support seven days a week, and make sure our properties are safe, clean, and ready for your stay. Even better, each home has a Guest Contact available 24/7 for anything that’s on your mind. It’s a fresh new approach to vacation rental. Try Evolve today!


    Key Residence Features:
    - Amenities include a well-equipped kitchen, free WiFi, cable/satellite TV, propane gas log fireplace, gas grill, furnished covered deck space with gas grill and river views, and much more!
    - Incredible location - At the base of Celo Knob surrounded by private forests and driving distance from Celo Community and Burnsville
    - Nearest Commercial Airport: Asheville Regional Airport (59.7 miles)

    -- POLICIES --

    - No smoking
    - No pets allowed
    - No events, parties or large gatherings
    - Please note that the homeowner's house, as well as another vacation rental unit, are on the premises, and both homeowners and other travelers may be present during your stay
    - Must be at least 35 years old to book
    - Additional fees and taxes may apply
    - Photo ID may be required upon check-in

  • Location

    Area Activities

    • Antiquing
    • Cinema/Movie Theater
    • Cross Country Skiing
    • Cycling
    • Eco Tourism
    • Festivals
    • Fishing
    • Fly Fishing
    • Gambling
    • Golf
    • Hiking
    • Horseback Riding
    • Hunting
    • Kayaking
    • Mountain Biking
    • Nightlife
    • Rafting
    • Restaurants
    • Rock Climbing
    • Shopping
    • Swimming
    • Wildlife Viewing
    • Winery Tours

    Inside Amenities

    • Air-Conditioning
    • Kitchen

    Key Amenities

    • Carbon Monoxide Detector
    • Coffeemaker
    • Complimentary Toiletries
    • Fire Extinguisher
    • First Aid Kit
    • Free Parking
    • Hair Dryer
    • Iron/Board
    • Smoke Detector
    • Trash Bags/Paper Towels
    • Wireless Internet (WIFI)

    Kitchen Equipment

    • Dishware and Flatware
    • Dishwasher
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator
    • Spices
    • Stove/Oven
    • Toaster

    Nearby Amenities

    • Mountain View
    • Riverfront
    • Rural

    Other Amenities

    • Off Street Parking
    • Parking

    Outdoor Amenities

    • Balcony
    • Deck
    • Garden
    • Gas Grill
    • Outdoor Dining Area
    • Patio
    • Patio Furniture

    Property Amenities

    • Books
    • Cable/Satellite TV
    • Ceiling Fans
    • Central Heating
    • Fireplace
    • Flat-Screen TV
    • Internet Connection
    • Linens Provided
    • TV
    • Towels Provided


    • Bathtub or Shower On First
    • Car Recommended
    • Minimum Age Requirement
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Non Smoking
    • Not Suitable For Children
  • Guest Reviews (71)
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    Reviewed by: Ann P. on


    We had a lovely weekend at Ama Falls Cabin, which is a perfect spot for a relaxing getaway! The cabin is even better in person than the pictures can show! We spent so much time on the porch reading, eating, relaxing, and listening to the waterfalls! The cabin was fully stocked, and the details were amazing! Every time I turned around, I was seeing a new art object, antique! You could stay a week and notice something new every day! The bed was very comfortable, and the large bathroom was fantastic! But again...that porch! We're already looking forward to a return trip in 2020! Thanks for sharing such a lovely space with us!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in September 2019


    Reviewed by: Brad & Mary on


    Brad and Mary Kimmel, Newburgh, Indiana

    Like a Sundance Showroom!

    Reviewed by: Jean and Dave on


    Jack and Jim,
    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity, good tastes and sense of unique style. We absolutely loved the decor, setting, design and attention to detail that you have lovingly inscribed on the Ama Falls cabin. I love that you place all these fine objects in your guests’ care and feel honored to have spent a weekend admiring them. I felt like I was in a Sundance showroom all weekend! I have very similar decorating tastes and dream of creating my own cabin retreat and you’ve given me so many ideas.
    The waterfall was amazing!! There’s just no money that can beat that sound to replenish a soul.
    Every comfort was well thought out.
    Thank you for sharing!
    Jean and Dave, Charlotte NC

    Loved It!!

    Reviewed by: Hazel Green on


    Jack and Jim,
    Thank you for a wonderful time in your cozy and warm cottage. We love the view from the porch! The sounds of a waterfall and the beautiful rocks! We love the museum of nic-naks and artifacts in your home. So much to talk about with every item.
    You’ll remember the Alabamians that managed to lock themselves out! HaHa!
    We will be back......
    Warmest wishes, Scott and Brenda Hinshaw, Hazel Grove Alabama

    Lost track of time!

    Reviewed by: Ana on


    Dear Jack and Jim,
    Thank you so much for sharing your lovely cabin with us! If only we could stay longer! Neither of us wore a watch the whole time we were here and rarely knew what time it was! We explored the waterfall, and your porch was where we spent most of our time. I can’t wait to come again - a few more days tacked on for sure. Thanks again for allowing us to get away to your lovely home by the falls.
    Ana and Sam, Kings Mountain NC

    Just as advertised !

    Reviewed by: Gayle W. on


    It’s very seldom that you can stay at a hotel or any property where you cansay.....just as advertised. We had a delightful 10 day stay at the cabin.The location hanging over the waterfall is spectacular and the cabin isperfect for a luxury accommodation for two. Well located in the mountainsfor access to Asheville, Mt Mitchel, Little Switzerland and the Blue RidgeParkway. Hiking, fishing and golfing nearby. Several great littlerestaurants nearby as well. Couldn’t have been happier with our Anniversarycelebration at Ama Falls Cabin !
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in August 2019

    THANK YOU!!!

    Reviewed by: Taddy and John on


    Jack and Jim,
    We absolutely loved staying at your cabin! Several times we have stayed at places that said “Cabin is beside a waterfall”, only to get to the property and find the waterfall 100-200 feet away. What a wonderful surprise to find your cabin Literally RIGHT BESIDE and literally OVERHANGING the waterfall! Sitting on the deck listening to sounds of nature revived our spirits. Being in your cabin is like being in a museum. I would love to hear you tell about how you acquired each interesting piece. The decor is truly a work of art......
    Thank you so much for sharing your space with us. We hope to return often!
    Taddy and John Sims, Lake City, South Carolina

    We've never enjoyed 4 days of pouring rain so much!

    Reviewed by: Christopher B. on


    I still cannot put into words, how healing this trip was for us! Even with all of the rain, Chris was able to hit several trails. I ,on the other hand, have been sick most of this past year, and loved sitting on the back porch. Thank you for your cabin, you decorated so whimsically and fun, every time one of us turned around, we found ourselves calling the other to share our discoverly!!!!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in June 2019


    Reviewed by: Bill and Ingrid on


    Jack and Jim,
    *****What a fantastic cabin!!*****
    Wonderful, peaceful and a very enjoyable Labor Day Weekend. Thank you so very much!
    Bill and Ingrid, Knoxville TN

    The Perfect Mountain Getaway

    Reviewed by: Morgan and Chris on


    Jack and Jim,
    Loved the eclectic and cozy charm. It was really easy to settle in here. Slept well and the house was well stocked and well situated. Made for the perfect mountain cabin getaway.
    Morgan & Chris, Philadelphia PA

    Hummingbird Heaven!

    Reviewed by: Lisa & Buddy on


    Jack and Jim,
    We’re so lucky that you’re willing to have the AmaFalls Cabin on the rental market...what a treasure! We wanted a memorable place to celebrate our 20th anniversary and we couldn’t have imagined a more perfect setting. Your decor sparks the imagination as we think about how you acquired each piece to fit perfectly into an eclectic masterpiece. Thanks for our dream few days of living on the river next to the falls. It really is a hummingbird crossing.one flew right up to the deck the first morning of our visit!
    Lisa and Buddy Lee, Wake Forest NC

    Extraordinarily Special Place

    Reviewed by: Gayle and John on


    It’s really hard to know where to begin this review, this is such an extraordinarily special place ! Our perspective is that of seasoned travelers throughout the US and quite a few foreign countries as well. We have rented houses, condos and cabins many times before, but this is by far the best experience we’ve ever had. The AMA Falls Cabin is exactly as advertised, and so much more. For 10 days it felt as though we were staying on a fantastical movie set decorated to the hilt except that it is also furnished with everything we could possibly need to live very comfortably. In fact, the Owners did live here seasonally until they bought another nearby property. We cooked in the well equipped kitchen or grilled on the gas grill, spent entire days just sitting on the porch perched right beside that amazing waterfall, and spent quiet evenings reading in the lovely little den next to the bedroom. The daytime temps never got above 75 next to the water and were usually a few degrees cooler. The house has central air that only needs to come on in the late afternoon & evening. The surrounding community is replete with artisans whose studios are filled with all manner of enticing handmade goodies from pottery & wood carvings to glass blowers and jewelry makers to name just a few. There are local fishing guides ready to make your angling dreams come true and challenging nearby golf courses to remind you that you need to play a whole lot more. Within a 30 min drive there are several restaurants of note. In Burnsville the Mountain Chef Bistro is excellent (we celebrated an Anniversary there) & the Pig and Grits is nice for BBQ/country fare. In nearby Little Switzerland, the Little Switzerland Cafe is great. Jack & Jim, the very personable Owners, were always nearby and responsive by phone if needed. I would not hesitate to recommend this property to our friends.....in fact, we already have !

    July 2019 visit to Pisgah National Forest

    Reviewed by: Laura B. on


    We really enjoyed our stay at the cabin. While there are in fact properties nearby, you have a wonderful sense of privacy and that deck overlooking the waterfall is paradise! The size of the cabin is perfect for two. There are great comfy chairs and excellent reading lights so the rainy days were no problem at all. The kitchen was fully stocked with everything we needed. If you want a short (but intense) hike, try Crabtree Falls which is nearby. Thanks so much for a lovely holiday!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in July 2019

    Thanks for sharing!

    Reviewed by: Alex and Jason on


    Such a peaceful cozy escape! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely space with us.
    Alex and Jason, Durham NC

    A special Anniversary

    Reviewed by: Denny and Susie on


    Jack and Jim,
    Wow, your cabin was perfect for our getaway. We wanted somewhere special to celebrate our 33rd wedding anniversary and Ama Falls was perfect. We hope to come back one day again. Thanks again for a wonderful stay.
    Denny and Susie Mullins, Harlan County, KY

    Truly Amazing!

    Reviewed by: Susan and Jim on


    Jack and Jim,
    Our long weekend at your cabin was truly amazing. The sunlight coming through the trees down on the falls is beautiful and the sounds of the water is hypnotizing. Great hiking in the mountains as well but spent most of our time on the deck just “chilling”. We’ll be back!
    Susan and Jim Cook, Conover, NC

    Paradise Found!

    Reviewed by: Susan C. on


    Amazing from arrival to departure. Five Star retreat with million dollar view! Jack and Jim are the perfect hosts and made us feel welcome and so comfortable! From the yard art to the fine art inside the cabin all five senses are in for a treat! Great karma! The amenities were excellent and the bed was so comfortable. Great WiFI so if you had to communicate with the outside world you could. The kitchen is well turned out with every pan or utensil you could think of. Jack also offered excellent places to dine if you are so inclined to go out. We preferred to grill and prepare our meals with the view of the falls. We hiked Celo Knob and around the summit of Mt Mitchell. The weather was exquisite! We have made new friends and will return. Jack and Jim have another cabin for rent on same property with views of another waterfall. It was so rustic and beautiful. So whether you plan on adventure or resting on the deck with a good book overlooking the falls, you will be in awe.....
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in June 2019

    The online pics nailed it!

    Reviewed by: Wilmington NC on


    From the moment we saw the cabin pics online, it was decided that here we would stay!
    Once we arrived, we spent our time finding new treasures at every step. Chris was able to explore several trails between the raindrops, and I spent that time relaxing and absorbing the peace here.
    Thanks for sharing your delightful treasure with us!
    Chris and Debbie, Wilmington NC

    Reviewed by: Kristen on


    Cabin with all the necessary amenities in a tranquil waterfall setting close to asheville and plenty of outdoor activities
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in May 2019

    AMA Falls Cabin

    Reviewed by: Martha S. on


    The owner of this cabin has made ever effort possible to make his guests comfortable. The setting next to the waterfall is serene and the location is remote but within 15 minutes of a town. The cabin is decorated to the hilt, the bed comfy and a nicely stocked kitchen with good cookware. The art pieces are not what one would expect in a rental. The cabin is truly home for the extent if your stay.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in April 2019

    Travel Hilight!

    Reviewed by: Oyin on


    Dear Jack and Jim,
    Thank you for allowing us to stay at your cabin. It has been one of the highlights of my travels. We had fun and the view is perfect. The waterfalls take my breath away and it is so so calming. The interiors....I love them. It is beautiful and also having things to make meals in the kitchen is really good. Thank you so much for everything.
    Oyin and John, Alpharetta Georgia

    Thanks for the Memories

    Reviewed by: Annie and Larry on


    Dear Jack and Jim,
    We chose Ama Falls Cabin as our retreat from our daily lives and the demands it places upon us and we certainly made the right choice! The cabin itself is decorated with cherished items that have meaning behind them and you have provided every convenience one could hope to have available.
    We have spent many days on your wonderful deck - Larry carving while I caught up on my reading. The falls provide a soothing background that puts the body and soul at ease.
    Once you occupy Ama Falls Cabin you are aware of the “artist” heart of its creator. My husband Larry carved and is leaving a “Wood Saint” for you. Knowing you would appreciate what it symbolizes, the “Wood Spirit” brings good vibes to any home where it is hung. It is Larry’s hope that this one will bring many visitors to Ama Falls Cabin to enjoy all its offering. While the cottonwood bark is from Indiana, the Wood spirit was entirely carved on the Ama Falls Cabin deck and Larry signed and dated it for you.
    You’ve created a peaceful environment in which to”refresh the soul” and we have truly enjoyed every minute of our visit. While we loved exploring the surrounding area, we were always delighted to return HOME to Ama Falls Cabin each day. Thanks for the memories. Our hearts and souls are now renewed and we can go home to Indiana with a new resolve and energy.
    Thanks for the memories,
    Larry and Annie Slessman, Elkhart Indiana

    No words to describe the perfection!

    Reviewed by: Kimberlea on


    There are no words to describe the perfection of the Ama Falls Cabin. The whole experience has been amazing! Everything about the cabin invites you to sit down, relax and let your worries disappear. Not only is the inside of the cabin right out of the magazine, but the falls truly take your breath away. We will always remember this beautiful place and will aspire to return as soon as possible.
    Kinmberlea and Robert, Gaston SC

    Absolutely perfect for a peaceful get away!!

    Reviewed by: Kristy B. on


    I absolutely loved everything about this cabin!! It is perfect for a solo traveler like me to get away from reality for a while. It has everything you could possible need for a stress free vacation. The kitchen is fully stocked. The owner couldn't be nicer!! Of course, the main attraction is the amazing waterfall right off the deck. I had every meal sitting outside just listening to the sounds of nature. It was utterly fabulous!! I will definitely be making a return trip!! THANK YOU for the perfect trip! Kristy Brown Dallas, GA
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in October 2018

    The best vacation ever!

    Reviewed by: Kristy on


    Jack and Jim, I have fallen in love with Ama Falls Cabin! It’s the perfect peaceful getaway. I will be back! And thank you for a wonderful vacation! Kristy B, Dallas Georgia


    Reviewed by: Suzanne and Rodney on


    Second time at Ama Falls and it did not disappoint! Just as good as the first. Love this mystical place. Hope to return again soon. Suzanne and Rodney, Albany, Georgia


    Reviewed by: Chris and Terry on


    Dear Jack and Jim,
    Amazing....there is no other word to describe this place. My husband booked this Cabin as a 33rd year Anniversary gift and boy what a surprise it was! The little details you have put into this place are wonderful. It’s like a little piece of heaven, so serene and peaceful. We hiked the top 15 Trails to do in NC and even did a Black Diamond called Woody Ridge which is close by and made it all the way to Percy’s Peak at 6197 ft. When all is said and done, every day we headed home to this cozy retreat, relaxed on the porch and just listened to the water rush by. We have come to name this our Little Love Shack! Thanks to both of you for all the effort you put into this place but most of all for sharing it with us and others. We definitely will be coming back and hope to rent your other Lotsa Moose Lodge for the rest of our family. Chris and Terry G, Miami Florida

    Oh My!

    Reviewed by: Ira and Jennifer on


    Thank you so much for a great place to relax and escape from everyday hustle and bustle! So enjoyed the porch - the views and sounds of the falls - oh my! The decor is perfect, bed was comfy and the sitting area upstairs so cozy. Loved the lights! Kitchen was well equipped and reading in the den was wonderful with the “cute” fire glowing. It really did warm the place! We will be back and wish you God’s blessings.
    Ira and Jennifer, Tuskegee Alabama

    Was a litte slice of heaven so cozy and such detail

    Reviewed by: paul g. on


    Great to come back and relax on patio and listen to the stream
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in October 2018

    Perfect for 2

    Reviewed by: Amy M. on


    ? This place is stunning! Decorated to a T! It has the most breathtaking view from the porch. This place is a true gem! A must see! Didn?t disappoint in anyway! We will totally be back!!!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in October 2018


    Reviewed by: Chris and Terry on


    Dear Jack and Jim,
    Amazing!! There is no other word to describe this place. My husband booked this cabin as a 33rd anniversary gift

    Comfy cozy, perfect get away.

    Reviewed by: Brian V. on


    Great will come back again
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in September 2018

    An A solute Delight

    Reviewed by: Angela and Paul on


    Jack & Jim,
    What an absolute delight to come and stay in this magical place! From the moment we arrived on Friday evening until this rainy Sunday morning we have throughly enjoyed every moment. It is evident that you two have put so much energy and care in creating this haven in the woods. It seems as though your lives together have been building up to putting together and decorating this special place. Every detail has been considered. The decor is really impeccable and there is plenty of whimsy to make the heart


    Reviewed by: kelly s. on


    Loved everything about Ama Falls cabin! Beautiful decor, very well equipped kitchen, comfy bed. The outdoor deck space was fantastic!!! It was a perfect weekend get away! We hope to come back very soon! Thank you so much Jack!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in September 2018


    Reviewed by: Michael M. on


    Incredible experience and views beyond words. A little closer to other homes than I originally thought, but the waterfall and decor totally made up for that. I hope we can go back. I literally sat and stared at the waterfall for 5 hours one morning. Just what I needed.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in August 2018

    5 Stars!

    Reviewed by: MandM on


    Jack and Jim,
    Your cabin is a reminder to top, breath and enjoy the things and people around you. This visit brought my friend and I peace and calm inside and out. We left the cabin a few times to enjoy the town. The Oaak Pottery and Art Gallery up the street has beautiful art pieces that are one of a kind, with music in the evenings that was very enjoyable and wonderful, with wonderful enjoyable shop owners that help give you the history on the town.
    The restaurants in town were unique and the food was great. We recommend the Appalachian Java coffee shop for morning coffee with yummy muffins. The Snap Dragon was great for lunch and the employees are super friendly.
    We did visit a waterfall up the road. A short hike for those who want to see that stuff but can’t always do the rough terrain. It’s name is Roaring Fork Falls. Lastly the Bear Park Sky Observatory at the Energy Exchange was phenomenal. Owners made the planet and star gazing unforgettable!
    Thank you so much!
    Michelle and Michael
    Port St Lucie, Florida

    The BEST Ever

    Reviewed by: Brian and Fran, Dublin Georgia on


    Jim and Jack,
    This cabin was the best getaway for my husband and me. Our favorite was sitting on the porch listening to the waterfall. It was so peaceful. We would highly recommend this to our friends. God’s wonders were all around us. Thank you for the opportunity to spend our vacation here.t was the perfect cabin for us. And we did not want it to end. Thank you for the great time. May God bless you.
    Brian and Fran, Dublin Georgia

    10 Stars!

    Reviewed by: Nikki and Travis on


    This place was superb! The waterfall right off the deck is amazing and refreshing! We enjoyed our time here. The decor is excellent! I am Navajo Indian myself so it was very welcoming. Thank you for sharing this wonderful peace. Nikki and Travis, Hammersville Ohio

    Favorite places on planet earth

    Reviewed by: Elizabeth and Mike on


    Jack and Jim,
    We can’t thank you enough for the creation of one of our newest favorite places on the planet!
    Had much more to say but ran out of time, so thanks and can’t wait to return!
    With a BIG thank you! Elizabeth and Mike, High Point, NC

    Wonderful, Peaceful, Serene with every amenity!

    Reviewed by: Ingrid G. on


    This was a wonderful waterfall cabin retreat away from busy life! The cabin is decorated authentically for its location in the Pisgah National Park! Tastefully and warmly decorated. What is also amazing is the cabin backs right up to the edge of the National Park (at the base of the Mountain (Celo Knob) and is so peaceful and secluded. I enjoyed sitting out on the porch that overlooks a waterfall right off the porch and a babbling stream. The best "sound" ambiance you can find. This is surely a place to restore, sooth, and heal the mind and spirit! The owners Jack and Jim are amazing too, kind and gracious individuals, always helpful when you need advice while allowing your complete privacy.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in July 2018


    Reviewed by: Mark and Lynn T, Savannah GA on


    Your Ama Falls Cabin is just spectacular. We enjoyed our visit so much. The deck and the waterfall were so relaxing and the cabin was so inviting and homey, tastefully and beautifully decorated.
    Thank you for sharing this amazing place in the mountains with us. It was the perfect place to recharge our batteries. We look forward to returning again in the near future.
    Mark and Lynn T, Savannah GA

    Many Thanks!

    Reviewed by: Crystal and David on


    Jack and Jim,
    Thank you so much for the opportunity to relax and unwind at Ama Falls Cabin. You have created an absolutely beautiful place to reconnect with nature and God’s Beauty! This visit has blessed us in so many ways. We look forward to future visits here. May you be blessed as you have blessed us!
    Many thanks, Crystal and David. Shelby, NC


    Reviewed by: Pat and Dick on


    Thank you for allowing us to stay at your beautiful cabin. We enjoyed our weekend and will be back!!
    Loved the porch and calming waterfall.
    Pat and Dick Evans, Georgia


    Reviewed by: The Blue Dress on


    Dear Waterfall Cabin at the base of Pisgah National Forest,
    It was truly a place of peace and serenity for me here! I enjoyed the attention to detail in the cabin and appreciated that everything was thought of for my accommodations and use. The environment was peaceful and rustic, the waterfall just beside the back porch is a rarity!
    If seclusion and nature is what you seek, then this place HAS IT ALL!
    Very thankful to be here, Ingrid from Tennessee

    Just Perfect!

    Reviewed by: Adam and Karyn on


    Jack and Jim, we can’t thanks you enough for a lovely vacation - everything was perfect! We look forward to visiting again....
    Thanks for everything, Adam & Karyn McLean Virginia

    Classy and Cool Retreat

    Reviewed by: Paul and Pam on


    Hi Jack. Pam and I had a wonderful five days at the AMA Falls Cabin. The porch and waterfalls especially were the highlight of our stay. So peaceful, so relaxing. Collecting bits and bobbles for a song, to be completed by the next time we come up to visit, which will definitely happen to be sure! If you need something just look around ...it’s here. What a marvelous job decorating the place. You need one more Cigar Store Wooden Indian, LOL! The mountain air was a welcome relief to the heat and humidity of the flatlands of extreme eastern NC. Apart from some day hikes we did not want to leave the cabin. Such a treat to be able to grill out and eat dinner on the porch with its million dollar view. Until next time!
    Paul and Pam R, Edenton NC

    Tranquility on Steroids

    Reviewed by: Suzanne W on


    This place has been just what the doctor ordered. The peacefulness and tranquility have been much needed. As I sit on this deck with the breathtaking view of the Falls, I keep thinking....I can’t hear myself think! What a refreshing feeling! What a wonderful time we’ve had celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary! May we return for many more.
    Suzanne and Rodney W, Albany Georgia

    Great small cabin with beautiful waterfall and creek

    Reviewed by: Diana P. on


    Cabin is beautiful and the waterfall right off the backyard was like out of a commercial. Only problem we had was the AC did not work. The first night was OK with the fans on and windows open but very humid. The second day temps soared into the high 90?s so it never really cooled off in the house until about 4am, Not that big of a deal unless you are going through menopause and get night sweats. We ended up just sleeping down stairs where the dehumidifier was and just made a pallet on the floor and cranked up the fans. Area is beautiful and House is stocked well with dishes, silverware, towels, etc. A little store is close so you can get milk, etc. Would love to return!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in June 2018

    Manager's Response: Hi Diana, We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the cabin and its beautiful scenery, but we are sorry that the A/C was temporarily unavailable during your stay. The homeowner was waiting on a necessary part for repairs, but the issue has since been resolved. Now that everything is in order the owner would love to welcome you back as their guest! Thank you for your kind review, and we look forward to traveling with you again soon. Best, the Evolve Team

    A beautiful, peaceful property you never want to leave and hope to return to again and again.

    Reviewed by: Suzanne W. on


    This enchanting cabin with its mesmerizing waterfalls is the perfect getaway. It is peaceful and just far enough away from civilization. However, it is close enough to restaurants and shops so you have everything you need. Hiking is right outside the door, and state parks are nearby. And, yes, the waterfall is as spectacular as everyone says. Do not worry about packing your white noise machine. Opening the bedroom window gives you nature?s best sound machine. My husband and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary here. When it was time to leave, he had to drag me away, kicking and screaming. My hope is we return many more times to this restful, renewing place.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in June 2018

    Attention to the Max

    Reviewed by: Denise and Michael G on


    This place truly has a WOW factor. I cannot believe the amount of attention given to this place. If it were mine, I would never trust strangers with its care. I appreciate so much that you do, Jack! I could sit on the deck and never leave. It is mind-numbingly gorgeous. You should change it’s name to Tranquility. I love that you have so many of Rob Levin’s pieces. He is both a wonderful artist and a very nice man.
    We will be back, hopefully soon!
    Denise and Michael, Griffin Georgia


    Reviewed by: TJ and Melissa on


    Jack and Jim,
    Thanks for an amazing stay at an amazing place! It’s an absolutely beautiful property you have here!
    TJ and Melissa. Helena, Alabama

    Thank you!

    Reviewed by: Deborah and Allin H on


    We truly enjoyed our stay in the cottage. The waterfall consumed many hours of our time. Together the waterfall and the rain made for the perfect setting for several wonderful afternoon naps. This was our mini-moon and we could not have found a more unique and beautiful place. Thank you from Augusta, GA.

    Wonderful cabin by waterfall

    Reviewed by: Linda T. on


    We had an amazing time at the AMA cabin. The cabin is well-decorated, comfortable and clean. Around every corner is something interesting to see. We spent the majority of our time on the porch watching the little waterfall. It rained most of the time we were there, but that honestly added to the already relaxing and peaceful atmosphere of the cabin. We highly advise visiting the cabin. Very enjoyable.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in May 2018

    Reviewed by: Mark on


    Wow! This place is amazing. Disney spends millions to create fake waterfalls etc... Jack's is better than anything they could create... it's so perfect we kept saying it looks fake. ( Maybe a sad commentary on Americans when we think spectacular natural beauty looks “fake”.) In addition to the amazing external setting, the cabin itself is super cool. Decorated creatively with what appears to be stuff from all over the world. It looks cool in the pics, it's just as cool or cooler in person. If there is a neater, cozier cabin in the NC mountains I'd love to see it! We
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in May 2018

    Perfect in every way!

    Reviewed by: Mike N. on


    The location, ambiance inside and out, proximity to waterfalls (one is right by the cabin!), comfort, convenience and more are even better than expected! The host is warm, welcoming and helpful. The cabin is well stocked, and the decor is amazing! This was beyond our expectations!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in November 2017

    The Ama cabin was a little piece of paradise! It was warm and cozy, beautifully decorated.

    Reviewed by: Richard N. on


    We loved the view of the falls off of the porch. We were steps away from the trail up Mt. Celo. Although we didn't make it to the top we had fun trying. The cabin is beautifully decorated. Jack had everything we needed there to make our stay very enjoyable. We definitely will be coming back. Thank you so much!!!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in November 2017


    Reviewed by: Cindy on


    Dear Jack,
    We would like to thank you for our incredible Thanksgiving weekend stay. The cabin is fantastic!! More than we hoped for- we trail walked every day but never made it to the top of the mountain - but had fun trying! Hope you don’t mind if we tell our friends about this hidden gem. We look forward to coming back. Thanks again!
    Cindy and Rick. Loveland, Ohio

    A little bit of heaven!

    Reviewed by: Colleen on


    Jack and Jim,
    Thank you so much for sharing this little slice of heaven with us!! The pictures do not do it justice. We have already started planning our next trip back next summer. This has truly been a vacation to remember. Thanks again.
    Colleen and David,
    Kalamazoo, Michigan


    Reviewed by: Jess on


    We had the most relaxed weekend here at your amazing place! The pictures online were great but it is even more incredible in person! The decor is amazing, it’s perfectly furnished and the waterfall view from the deck is the icing on the cake!!! We will definitely be back again. Thank you so much.
    Jess and Pete George
    Woodruff, SC


    Reviewed by: Kim on


    Wow! is all I really need to say! The cabin is a dream home away from home. And your hospitality was so warm and welcoming. We look forward to a return visit.
    Kim and Mike
    Woodruff, SC

    Perfect retreat into nature

    Reviewed by: Mark S. on


    The cabin is even nicer than the photos - impeccably clean, stocked with everything you need- but the real treat is the view off the porch. The cabin is built right next to the stream bank and the view upstream to a small waterfall is gorgeous. A perfect weekend getaway!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay on October 6, 2017


    Reviewed by: Jenny R, Piedmont SC on


    Jack and Jim,
    Your cabin is amazing.....I could just hang out and admire all your decor for days. The deck and roaring waterfalls are the most peaceful sound ever! I can’t wait to visit again. I thoroughly enjoyed the serene views and everything about your cabin.....so much to take in - it’s just AMAZING!

    Pictures don’t even do it justice!

    Reviewed by: Heather D, Greenwood, SC on


    Jack and Jim,
    This place is so amazing!! The decor is amazing, the deck is pure peace and the yard is so serene. I will be coming back! I have sent the booking info to multiple people.

    Amazing retreat!

    Reviewed by: Jon & Michelle, Birmingham AL on


    Jack and Jim,
    Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your cozy cabin. We enjoyed every minute of it. We loved all the detail to the cabin and all of your wonderful decor. The porch with tin roof is perfect while listening to the waterfall surround you. We will be back!!

    Relaxation. Revitalization. Perfection.

    Reviewed by: Joseph W. on


    My wife and I were looking for a quiet weekend to celebrate our anniversary, enjoy the surroundings, and relax. This property was everything we were looking for and more.

    We were enamored from the moment we drove up. The cabin is quaint and cozy and the pictures do not even begin to capture the charm and warmth here. We spent hours on the porch reading, talking, and enjoying the sound of the rushing water & view of the tiered waterfalls.

    We cooked in and ate out; we explored the woods & streams & waterfalls and we explored the local arts and crafts; we soaked in the environment and surroundings. Jack and Jim are the perfect hosts. They offered ideas & activities and ensured we had a great weekend.

    If you are looking for a romantic spot for quiet reflection and a basecamp for other activities, look no farther.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in August, 2017

    If you are looking to get away, this is the place!

    Reviewed by: Kim S. on


    What a great place! We stayed three nights and wish it could have been more. This cabin is wonderfully decorated and cozy. It looks like something out of a magazine. Perfect for a couples get away. The kitchen has everything you could possibly need. The bedroom has a very comfortable bed and is adjoined by a bathroom with a huge shower. Although we only spent maybe a hour in the "TV room" it was decorated beautifully with the hanging lights from the ceiling. The star of this place is, of course, the deck and waterfall! A bottle of wine in one of the comfy chairs and you'll never want to leave! We didn't! Even though this cabin is tucked away on the mountain, it was very easy to get to. There is a wonderful country/craft/pottery store in nearby Micaville. Maples adjoins the store and is a great place to get a cup of coffee and sweet treats. Also, Burnsville is only about 15 minutes away where there is an Ingles grocery store. We spent the better part of a Saturday checking out the shops and farmer's market in downtown Burnsville. It was also only about 45 minutes to Asheville and maybe an hour to Mt. Mitchell. The owners are wonderful and will gladly show you around the gorgeous property and give you directions to nearby locations, as well as dining options. We can't wait to book our next vacation here, hopefully in the winter or fall!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in August, 2017

    Perfect Place to Relax & Unwind

    Reviewed by: Stephanie N. on


    There are so many great things to say about this house, but the creek and deck stole the show! We spent hours drinking wine and listening to the sound of the water below. It truly is something that belongs in a story book. The detail that Jack put into decorating the house both inside and out is amazing. And Jack was such a gracious host. His recommendations for activities and dining did not disappoint. We also had a small issue come up in the house, but he quickly responded and fixed the issue right away. We only had a couple of days to enjoy Burnsville, but we will definitely be back. If you are looking for a magical getaway....this is your house! Thanks for letting us be part of the first handful of renters.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in August, 2017


    Reviewed by: Scott M. on


    From the moment we drove up it was like we instantly relaxed and had a calming feeling. The decorating and theme was incredible. We have always liked the Native American culture. The waterfall was really something else, we have seen many but have never stayed next to one. The sound was so relaxing, day and night you hear it even inside. The porch was so comfy and a great place to have morning coffee or evening cocktails.Jack was a great host and even invited us over to enjoy an evening and had some great suggestions for meals. We will definitely be back!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in July, 2017

    Amy W. Perfect Spot To Disappear and Recharge

    Reviewed by: Amy W. on


    We didn't want to leave! So we'll definitely be back over and over and over...well, you get the idea. This is the perfect cottage for a couple who enjoys nature, and peace and quiet. The cabin itself is immaculate, yet so cozy. We only stayed three nights this first time, but we talked and hope to stay more like a week in the future when we can. It's that cozy and comfortable. You can bring your food to cook and snacks, but we actually only brought a couple of snack items we had at home, then after getting settled in, we drove to the Ingles only about 10-15 minutes away to get what foods, drinks, etc... we wanted during our stay. There is a full size kitchen with all the plates, glasses, pots, etc... Now, for the star of this cabin - THE WATERFALL and CREEK DECK! Oh my goodness! We probably spent 90% of our time on this deck, enjoying the sound of the waterfall and creek, reading, just sitting still and unwinding. There is a high-top table and chairs at the corner of the deck nearest the waterfall, so we had breakfast there and supper there some. There is a fabulous grill on the other end of the deck, then plenty of rockers in the middle. This deck is HUGE! We hiked a little up the mountain since you could just step outside the door to do so. We didn't get a chance to hike up to the top of the waterfall like Jack suggested, but we will next time! There is also a great little craft museum/shop/coffee shop just minutes away in Micaville that also has live music on certain nights/dates, so check out those dates before making your plans. The coffee shop that is there also has some locally made pot pies that you can buy frozen to take back to the cabin to cook for lunch or supper. Then there are lots of pottery and glass crafter studios all around that you can visit - most had regular hours more mid to late week.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in July, 2017

    Quaint slice of paradise. Very well-kept. Should be in a magazine with the waterfall deck view

    Reviewed by: Jen P. on


    This is a magical getaway for a couple and the owners have other cottages on the property for rent. Everything is comfy from chairs, soft blankets, to beds to shower. The deck view of the cascading river and waterfalls are mesmerizing. The owners went out of their way to accommodate us by inviting us to sit by the stream by their house, giving local suggestions for driving, hiking, and touring. The wifi is good and the kitchen and grill were very well equipped. The heavy foliage at the foot of the mountain does make the house rather dark, but it did not detract from its charm. We were mostly on the porch. The hiking is outside the front door. Untouched forest. You could spend the day looking at all the decorations tastefully placed in and outside the home. Feels like a storybook setting. Stock up on groceries because there is not much in the immediate vicinity. Check out the Penland School of Arts, as suggested by one of the owners. There are a few little gems nearby to buy pottery and get a coffee, but you have to find them. We highly recommend this place if you are looking for nature, quiet, and beauty. Thanks for letting us be your first renters!
    *This review was originally posted on Homeaway for a stay in June, 2017


    Reviewed by: Anonymous on


    This place is amazing. We loved every minute of it .. It's such a wonderful and relaxing place and the owner is a really great guy and very helpful for anything you need.. we will definitely be back .. thank you very much Jack ..
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in September, 2017