When you’re ready to get away from it all — and seek a few moments of Zen — you might head to the mountains for a little rest and relaxation. But if you’re lucky enough to snap up one of these eight charming homes for sale, you won’t have to pack up the car or pull on your hiking boots: Just head to the backyard. From a cabin in Highlands, NC, to a beachside retreat in Papaikou, HI, these homes with natural waterfalls can add a sense of peacefulness to your day.
Creekside haven: $185,000, 7222 M28, Au Train, MI 49806
Waterfall views from every level? Yes, please! With three bedrooms, two baths, a unique loft area and sitting room, plus vaulted ceilings and more than 3,000 square feet in an open layout, there’s plenty to love about this cozy (and affordable!) cabin.
Woodsman’s paradise: $269,900, 266 Armor Way S, Ellijay, GA 30540
You’ll feel worlds away living in this wood-paneled cabin in the woods. Charming details like a dry-stack stone fireplace, window seats, and a wood-burning stove add to the rustic charm of the three-bed, two-bath home on 1.5 acres. The wooded oasis out your back door means the landscaping is virtually maintenance-free, and did we mention the babbling waterfall nearby?
High expectations in Highlands: $599,000, 6435 Buck Creek Road, Highlands, NC 28741
With the U.S. Forest Service as your neighbor and a waterfall almost directly beneath you, this renovated mountain home feels like the ultimate staycation. Beamed cathedral ceilings, new appliances, and three fireplaces give the four-bedroom, three-bath home a dose of cozy-meets-chic charm.
Back-deck bliss: $679,000, 5415 E. 21st Ave., Spokane, WA 99223
Boasting more than 5,000 square feet and 9 acres, this contemporary estate will keep you relaxed and entertained. Host some friends for dinner on the massive back deck with built-in ambiance as the waterfall splashes down a rock nearby. Inside, light fills the four-bedroom architect-designed home through massive windows, but the wooded lot preserves a hideaway feeling.
Cashiers cottage: $959,000, 216 Little Sheepcote Road, Cashiers, NC 28717
Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, this three-bedroom North Carolina cottage is on the market for the first time and boasts a renovated kitchen, floor-to-ceiling stone fireplaces, walls of windows, and waterfall views from the back deck. A second waterfall is a short hike down a nearby path. The master suite includes luxe features such as heated tile floors, a gas fireplace, a massive dressing room/closet, and waterfall views from a private balcony. Bliss!
100-mile mountain views: $1,350,000, 15 Sunset Lane, Asheville, NC 28804
This architect-designed mountain home has views of the famous Grove Park Inn, Cold Mountain, and the Asheville city skyline — and natural waterfalls that flow year-round. With its 4,250 square feet, this home was thoughtfully designed for daily life on a mountain, with a heated driveway, generator, geothermal heating and cooling, and expansive windows to take in the views.
Hawaiian hideaway: $1,680,000, 27-926 Lalahiwa Road, Papaikou, HI 96781
No need for a vacation when you live in a green Hawaii sanctuary like this one! Soak up the views of the stunning waterfall from the home’s treehouse, then say aloha to ocean views and the privacy of your property. The 3,612-square-foot, custom-built post-and-pier home sits on more than 20 acres along the Hamakua Coast. With stunning vaulted ceilings, a chef’s kitchen with blue ceramic countertops imported from Spain, walls of windows, and a master suite featuring two master baths, a dedicated office, and a private lanai, it’s the ultimate everyday escape.
Relax on the Roaring Fork: $9,750,000, 42474 Highway 82, Aspen, CO 81611
With 400 feet of frontage along the fly-fishing–friendly Roaring Fork River, this home also boasts a waterfall constructed in 1913 under the authority of President William H. Taft. The Redstone home includes a state-of-the-art kitchen, floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the waterfall, and bilevel verandas accessible from every room. There’s even a guest suite if the 5,237-square-foot retreat feels too crowded.