Where Mountains and Memories Meet

Our Story

Welcome! We’re Valorie and Charles Hock, the founders and owners of Barberry Retreats. Owning our own home in Cashiers and spending at least 30% of the year in the mountains, we have truly fallen in love with the North Carolina mountains. Our passion for this area led us to share the experiences we cherish with others. That’s why we decided to create Barberry Retreats—a collection of upscale rental homes designed to offer you a truly unforgettable stay, year after year.

Each property has been thoughtfully designed and curated to capture the same magic that made us fall in love with the area. From the moment you step foot into your chosen retreat, you’ll find attention to detail and a personal touch in every corner. Specifically, we understand the joy of gathering with loved ones in the heart of a home– the kitchen. That’s why our kitchens are fully equipped for cooking and baking, inviting you to create cherished memories and delicious meals together.

We invite you to make our properties part of your yearly travel tradition, creating your own magical memories in the mountains we hold so dear.  Whether it’s exploring the great outdoors, immersing yourself in local culture or simply relaxing, Barberry Retreats provides the perfect backdrop for your getaway.

Come and experience the magic for yourself!