NEW! 'Ama' Secluded 1BR Cabin in Ama Falls Forest

City: Celo, North Carolina Property ID: 369422

grand total: From $135 total Per Night

    Get off the grid and venture into the mountains to find ‘Ama’, a secluded 1-bedroom, 1-bath vacation rental cabin in the lush Pisgah National Forest. Enjoy the fresh North Carolina air from the gorgeous riverfront deck as the sounds of crashing waterfalls ease you into a vacation state of mind.


    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.


    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 Network is on a mission to make vacation rental easy for guests. Every property in our network has been vetted and verified so you can book with confidence. If you have questions prior to your trip, we are happy to assist you 7 days a week. During your stay, your designated Guest Contact will be available 24/7 to help with any issues that may arise.


    Key Residence Features:
    - Amenities include a well equipped kitchen, free WiFi, cable/satellite TV, propane gas log fireplace, gas grill, a 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

    - 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


    • 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


    • Internet Connection
    • Wireless Internet (WIFI)


    • Books
    • Cable/Satellite TV
    • Flat-Screen TV
    • TV

    Included Services

    • Linens Provided
    • Towels Provided
    • Trash Bags/Paper Towels

    Inside Amenities

    • Air-Conditioning
    • Ceiling Fans
    • Central Heating
    • Complimentary Toiletries
    • Fireplace
    • Hair Dryer
    • Iron/Board

    Kitchen Equipment

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

    Outside Amenities

    • Balcony
    • Deck
    • Free Parking
    • Garden
    • Gas Grill
    • Off Street Parking
    • Outdoor Dining Area
    • Parking
    • Patio
    • Patio Furniture


    • Minimum Age Requirement
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Non Smoking


    • Bathtub or Shower On First
    • Car Recommended
    • Not Suitable For Children

    View And Location

    • Mountain View
    • Riverfront
    • Rural
  • Guest Reviews (17)
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    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 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: 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