"We stayed in Buttercup Haven for 10 days in July - the home was exactly as described and shown on the website, both in the photographs and the video. Buttercup Haven is in a very lovely setting “on top of the mountain“, and the views are stunning! The drive up is paved and very easy to navigate, and once inside the gate, there is a covered parking spot at the front of the door, making it very easy to unload your suitcases or groceries. Stepping foot into Buttercup Haven for the first time upon our arrival brought huge smiles to our faces! Everywhere we looked, we saw the attention to detail - beauty - luxury - fabulous views!! We knew it might be hard to leave every day to go out on our “day adventures“!
Margaret is the best hostess ever! She has it “all together” with regard to any information, instructions, details, etc. that you might need so that your stay will be just perfect..... I like the fact that she touched base with us by phone/text upon check-in, just to make sure that everything was fine. She also provided her cell phone number that we could call or text at any time, as well as her email address.
There were only two of us (my husband and I), but there is plenty of room in this home for 10 people - there is a downstairs area with a sofa and full bathroom - recreation area and a small play area - again, all beautifully designed and decorated. The upstairs area is also exactly as shown in the photographs – we did not need to use the space but it was definitely just as luxurious and comfortable as the middle level where the other two bedrooms are. There is plenty of everything! Towels, kitchen supplies (very gourmet), bath items .....and very comfortable and beautiful linens on the beds, great living room furniture to relax in, and all the outdoor furniture you could possibly want. It is obvious that Margaret takes great pride as the owner of Buttercup Haven and so she should! If you are lucky enough to stay here it will only add to the beautiful memories you will have a vacation in the North Carolina mountains!"
Letitia & Glenn, Miami, Florida - July 2019
"This was our second stay, and we have already booked again for next year. The views are spectacular regardless of where you are looking, the cabin is well stocked and maintained, and with sometimes five couples, it is nice that every bedroom has a bathroom as well as a half bath on the main floor. Thank you."
Rick, Dover Florida - June 2019
"5 Star...."Do Not Pass This Property Up!"
Our experience at this property was amazing. It is truly a luxury lodge and there was careful attention to detail everywhere...from the communication to the furnishings to the stocking of the property. We were not without anything! It was a special touch to have each bathroom stocked with shampoo/conditioner/body wash. The checkout procedures only included hauling the trash...no stripping of sheets or gathering of towels like other properties we have rented. I believe all the moms out there would be just as grateful as I was to not have to mess with sheets in any fashion on vacation! The home was so very beautiful, as were the 360-degree views from the top of the ridge! Ease of getting to town was super convenient, even though it feels like you are a million miles from civilization when you are enjoying the many decks on the property. We sat on each deck to soak in all the different views; even the patio furnishings were fabulous! I would love to rent Buttercup Haven again and look forward to when we can go back! "
Carly, Watkinsville, Georgia – April 2019
"Buttercup Haven was truly awesome. When we first drove up to the gate, we could see the expansive panoramic view, and we were amazed at the beauty. When we walked through the front door, we were awestruck at the entire place—everything appearing new and pristine, and every amenity beyond that one could imagine. We, along with two other couples, enjoyed a week at what we would consider a mountain home escape...a vacation place that could have been out of “house beautiful”, with amenities that were considered to every detail. The lovely home was decorated in its Fall splendor, as leaves were just beginning to change to their autumn colors when we were there in early October. The owner, Margaret, was amazing, contacting us to see how we were doing, if we had any questions, and to let us know she was available should we need to contact her throughout our stay. Who does that? We were so impressed with attention to every detail. Everything was beyond our expectations. We felt like we were family, special guests receiving special treatment. We wondered why we had not heard about this heavenly place before. We are so glad we did and were able to experience many happy, memorable moments. We hope to return again, and highly recommend Buttercup Haven as a mountain dream retreat. "
Carolynn, The Villages, Florida – October 2018
"We have stayed at Buttercup Haven twice and have thoroughly enjoyed it both times. The house is beautiful - spacious with large glass windows to soak in the gorgeous view. The home is well-stocked and very comfortable. The large wide porches on both sides of the home are comfortable and the perfect place to relax with family. You feel as if you are in the middle of nowhere but with a short drive into town. We enjoyed the hiking trails and waterfalls in the area. It's a beautiful home in a beautiful area and the owner could not have been more accommodating - we had a daughter who was fleeing the hurricane on the NC coast and Margaret was very helpful."
The Cain Family - Santa Rosa Beach, FL, Raleigh NC, and Taylor Mill, KY – September 2018
"Buttercup Haven was everything we hoped it would be and so very much more. The house and grounds were absolutely beautiful. Our family of 8, six adults and two young boys had a great time during our stay. We would leave in the morning to go gem mining, white water rafting, ride the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad, and see a few waterfalls. All of those activities were so much fun and then everyone looked forward to getting back to the house for games, hot tub time, cooking out and relaxing. The yard was set up perfectly for the outdoor games we brought and we planned several meals cooking on the grill. The decks were perfect for gathering for the sunrise and sunsets. The children really enjoyed the board games Margaret provided in the basement. Margaret's instructions and directions were very thorough, which made it very easy t access everything. The house was so attractive and clean when we arrived that we were inspired to take care of it while we were there. We were very fortunate to have excellent weather the entire time. I think we would all love to have a repeat vacation at Buttercup in the future."
Thanks for a wonderful stay and good memories.
Shelby NC, Charlotte NC, and Tega Cay SC – July 2018
“Buttercup Haven was an absolutely wonderful location for my family, my friends, and me to enjoy a week in the NC mountains. This was our first stay at Buttercup Haven but all of us hope it will not be our last. Initially, I searched for a handicapped-accessible mountain home to rent and the internet information on Buttercup Haven sounded ideal. The photos of the home and grounds were so appealing. Upon arrival, the portico allowed a level entrance into the home and the entire first floor, including bathroom, bedroom, living room, kitchen, dining area, and both east and west porches, was easily accessible.
The home itself is beautifully appointed and decorated to appeal as well as to serve. I cannot think of anything that was not available to us at Buttercup Haven, including a totally equipped kitchen to prepare complete meals as well as light snacks. The huge porches provided beautiful views of the sunrise, sunset, and a breathtaking mountain vista. Nearby waterfalls, scenery, hiking trails, and shopping provided exciting and beautiful opportunities for activity. Our stay at this heavenly retreat will be remembered as an exceptional vacation find. As a vacation destination, I must give it a rating of 10 out of a possible 10.”
Nita, October 2017
“I’ve always received a phone call within a few hours of our arrival from the owner to make sure everything is as expected. On this trip, we were even surprised with a spectacularly decorated 10’+ tree for the holidays and tasteful decorations on the front door and around the house…all winter fun that would have worked for anyone’s religion. Another example of the incredible attention to detail. We’re looking forward to the next time we can visit.”
“The home is gorgeous and the view is breathtaking!! We arrived with a warm welcome of fall decor of pumpkins and mums, manicured landscaping, clean & beautiful home, and a gorgeous view!! The details in this home are well-thought-out! There was a bathroom for each of the beautifully decorated & clean bedrooms, kitchen is fantastic, lots of seating, and comfort throughout.”
“This is our third stay at Buttercup Haven within the last six months…and I don’t have enough nice things to say about it. The owner has thought of everything you might need to make the stay enjoyable…..it feels like you’re visiting a friend’s home…a friend who has a very nice, well-decorated home with beautiful flower gardens and landscaping, multiple porches to choose from, and great views in every direction!”
“Buttercup Haven is aptly named, it is truly a private haven surrounded by beautiful landscaping with stunning unobstructed mountain views. Attention to detail earns this listing a solid five stars, from the interior design work & well crafted construction to the luxurious linens and hot tub. The details are just too long to list!”
”Before leaving, we each gave a word describing our visit. They were: Beautiful, Exquisite, Amazing, Awesome, Fantabulous, Heavenly and Relaxing. We cannot wait to make more memories at this fabulous retreat.“
“In the nine years our group of 8 has been renting a NC mountain house this may be the best one yet. The owner was very invested in our having an exceptional stay. She was very attentive to all our needs.”