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Walk to Downtown, On Appalachian Trail. Family And Pet Friendly!

#395490 · Vacation Rental in , ,

3 Bedrooms
6 guests
1 Full Bathroom
Vacation Rental

Property Description

Goldfinch Cabin is the ideal lodging for groups, families, and couples who want a scenic, peaceful retreat that is just a few minute's walking distance from the Appalachian Trail and Hot Springs!

The cabin is surrounded by English cottage garden style flowers and a picket fence and backed by woods full of songbirds to greet you at sunrise. When you are ready to head to town for live music and supper, leave the car behind. Put on your sneakers and stroll on in! Want to adventure out for a full moon hike on the Appalachian Trail? The trailhead is just outside of your front door. Once you are ready to cozy down inside, enjoy our WiFi and make your friends and family jealous by sending them your cool trip photos!

A master bedroom with a queen bed welcomes all honeymooners and sweethearts, and if you are traveling with children or friends there is a second bedroom with one twin bed and one full bed. An additional third bedroom with a double bed can be added on by request ($10/night) if you're booking for a larger group. The additional bedroom charge will not exceed $25 when staying three or more days.

Goldfinch Cabin is outfitted with a kitchenette. This includes a coffee maker (of course!), a coffee bean grinder, a mini-fridge/freezer, a sink, a set of basic plates, bowls, and utensils, a cutting board, knife, and crock-pot. There is no oven or stove in this kitchenette.

The shower is in a separate room from the toilet and sink, making it easier for larger groups to share these spaces.

There is a television as well as over 100 DVDs to choose from. We do not have cable/satellite TV.

We pride ourselves on our VERY CLEAN cabin. Just check out our reviews!


All linens (towels, washcloths, sheets, dish cloths) are provided. Bath bars and hand soaps are also included.


We've got WiFi! We have the best WiFi that is possible to get at our location, BUT it is satellite internet and is affected by the weather and heavy usage times in the county. Do expect to be able to browse the web, but do not expect to be able to stream movies or music. Sometimes it will, and sometimes it won't!


Yes! We do have air conditioning to keep you cool on hot summer days. In contrast with loud traditional A/C units, our mini-split operated air conditioning is very quiet so you will not be disturbed while sleeping!


Yes! We have a remote-controlled mini-split heating system to keep you warm on even the coldest winter days. Original baseboard heat is present as well for additional warmth if desired.


The cabin is on a well-maintained state road and the approach and parking is flat, so it is accessible by two wheel drive vehicles in all but the most severe of storms!

TWO NIGHT minimum stay for reservations including a weekend night (Friday and Saturday). ONE NIGHT minimum stay offered for Sunday-Thursday nights. Weekend one night weekend stays will be accepted if the day is "stranded" (rented the night before and night after) or if it 4 days or less from your desired check-in date.


Goldfinch shares a wall with an adjacent cabin (Chickadee). Each cabin has its own private parking and private entrance. Shared wall is soundproofed for privacy.


Goldfinch is pet-friendly! Mostly we expect dogs, but cats may be welcome as well. If your pet is not house friendly (chewing, scratching, general chaos and destruction...) we ask that you kindly leave them elsewhere OR bring a kennel for their time in the house. A $15 pet fee covers up to two pets for the entire duration of your stay.


This is a NON SMOKING vacation rental. Evidence of smoking, such as the smell of cigarette or cigar smoke inside the home by the owner or cleaning crew is sufficient basis to charge the renter for smoke clean-up and removal from carpeting, AC ducts & filters and furniture. This type of clean up is expensive and Renter is Liable for the Costs


Goldfinch Cabin is located near town and only steps from the southern entrance to the Appalachian Trail. We would guess that we are 78 steps away, but haven't actually counted :) The AT will cruise you straight on in to Hot Springs, no car required, and you can expect it to take 5-15 minutes depending on your ability level and where you are headed in town.

A three minute drive will land you at the famous Hot Springs Spa and Resort, where you can soak in Hot Springs' naturally heated mineral tubs. For a real "day at the spa," check out their massages as well!

We are across the street from the Laughing Heart Lodge, which is a beautiful building that is an old Jesuit Retreat Center and is now operated as a predominantly private events center. There are public yoga and dance classes periodically, and guests of Goldfinch have an open invite from the owners to enjoy their beautiful garden and grounds!

There are other houses on our road, but they are not visible from the cabins, as we are surrounded on three sides by forest.


Guests have access to all areas photographed and mentioned. The additional bedroom is available for an additional charge of $10/night. All photos of the additional bedroom begin with "Add-On", so you can know which one that it is! If you do not specifically request the additional bedroom, you will not have access to this room.


Please treat our space with respect, as we have tried to create the best experience possible for you and would like to provide the same for all guests in the future. We want you to play and adventure and enjoy your vacation! We just ask that you do all of these things with care :)

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House Rules

Check In Time: 04:00
Check Out Time: 11:00
Max occupancy: 6

Sleeping Arrangements

Common Space
Bed types not specified
Bedroom 1
1 Queen Bed
Bedroom 2
1 Double
Bedroom 3
1 Twin
1 Double


Rate Name Nightly Weekend Weekly Monthly
Default Rate
2 Nights Minimum
$25 CAD - - -
01/14/18 - 01/14/21
2 Nights Minimum
$100 CAD - - -
01/14/18 - 01/14/21
7 Nights Minimum
$80 CAD - - -
10/19/18 - 11/03/18
2 Nights Minimum
$100 CAD - - -
11/21/18 - 11/24/18
3 Nights Minimum
$125 CAD - - -
11/21/18 - 11/24/18
7 Nights Minimum
$74 CAD - - -
12/21/18 - 12/26/18
3 Nights Minimum
$135 CAD - - -
12/21/18 - 12/26/18
7 Nights Minimum
$82 CAD - - -
12/28/18 - 01/01/19
3 Nights Minimum
$145 CAD - - -



Heated Pool




Spa Services
Restaurant On Site
Guided Fishing Tours

Availability Calendar

January 2018

  • Unavailable
  • Check In Available
  • Check Out Available
Availability last updated Jan 14, 2018
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27 Reviews

Overall Rating

Well maintained and very clean

Wish it had cable otherwise wouldn't change a thing. Great location.

October 2017

Hot Springs to Max Patch to Appalachin Trail

Our stay in the Goldfinch Cabin was perfect! Very comfortable and clean. Everything we needed was at our finger tips and a step outside the door. Great location for hiking the AT and eating in Hot Springs. You can walk to downtown on AT but must be able to navigate stone steps downtown. Convenient to the mineral bathes and massages right across the... Read More

October 2017

Great place to stay if you don't need a full kitchen

Songbird Cabin is picturesque and comfortable, and the location is perfect. We were there for a large festival, and it was an easy walk away but up on the hillside away from the traffic and noise. We've stayed there twice and plan to go back next year. The ad mentioned that you could walk down the Appalachian trail into town, and we did that once,... Read More

July 2017

Clean and overall comfortable feeling

Loved it. Plenty of room and owner is awsome

June 2017

Loved the house! accomodations were great! definitely staying here in the future

Had a great time! house was great, the beds were very comfortable! everything was wonderful! made our stay great!

June 2017

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