Guest Reviews


"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. "


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… 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.”