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Spectacular Mountain Views on Lake Nantahala Log Cabin

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Last updated: 07/06/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Lake Nantahala cabin description

We can't adequately describe how peaceful it is to sit on the deck of our little cabin and listen to the birds and the wind through the trees as you watch the sun rise over the Smokey Mountains. With the Nantahala National Forest literally as our back yard, this new log cabin is the perfect secluded nature getaway! After getting one of the best nights sleep you've ever had in our pillow top bed you'll have the energy to try Fly Fishing or White Water Rafting the Nantahala River, or water skiing on glassy water of the highest elevation lake east of the Mississippi (Nantahala Lake is just 1 mile down the road) or hike the nearby Appalachian and Bartram Trails. Area activities also include mountain biking, kayaking, hunting, golfing, swimming, sight seeing, and more. We've got some DVD’s at the cabin in case it rains and the towns of Andrews and Murphy are just a short drive away - if you don’t want to cook your own meals. The cabin has everything you'd have at your own kitchen and more - plus a grill on the deck. Our renters continually tell us how peaceful and therapeutic it is to stay at our cabin. They mention having great plans to visit touristic attractions and outdoor adventures - but are so lured by the peace and beauty surrounding the cabin that they end up spending most the day kicked back at the cabin and sitting on the deck enjoying the views. Many also comment on how much they enjoy the fire pit and the immensity of the stars at night.

NOTE:Driving Conditions/Drive Way: While mountain roads are sometimes steep and curvy they are well maintained paved roads and completely accessible. Our driveway however is EXTREMELY steep and only gravel. We have gone to great lengths to make the cabin accessible, but we can not guarantee your vehicle will have the traction necessary to pull you up our steep gravel driveway. Therefore, we now REQUIRE all renters to either have 4 wheel drive or park at the bottom and hike up. This is a typical request for mountain cabins and not an unreasonable expectation unless you're unwilling to hike the last 800 ft.

Renting Online: If you're reading this then you're ahead of the game when it comes to online renting. We have tried to make the process as simple as possible. Fee free to call us at anytime - but we ask that you still us the 'Contact the owner' process on this page which will generate an email to me. We'll then email you back a PDF file that contains our rental rules which will also outline the process from there on. You will then receive a phone call from me to get the payment information.
Once we have received confirmation of the payment we will email you a very detailed set of directions to the cabin which also include the 'key box code' for entry into the cabin.

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Children Welcome
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Low Allergen Environment
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 3 child bed, 1 sleep sofa /futon

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          • Sleeping loft is great for kids. We currently have 3 childrens sleeping bags and pillows there - they love the Batman and Fantastic Four themed bags. Pillows for 8. Extra sheets, blankets, and plush pillows provided for the futon. They're great for sleeping on - or cuddling with while watching a DVD or the sun setting out over the deck....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Great water pressure - you'll never want to leave the shower. Endless Hot Water. Extra Large Soft towels for 8....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Smoking is not allowed indoors. Bring your own Coffee and Filters if you drink coffee - we have provided a coffee maker. No pets. There is no phone at the cabin, no internet, no cell reception, no cable TV. If you require those things on a vacation to the mountains - we suggest you rent someone else's cabin...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • Games
              • Games For Kids
              • Toys
              • Video Game Console
              • Video Games
              • DVD Player
              • Television
              • Radio
              • CD Player

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All

              Attractions

              • Pond
              • Autumn Foliage
              • Forests
              • Restaurants
              • Caves
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Waterfalls
              • Library

              Leisure Activities

              • Scenic Drives
              • Paddle Boating
              • Sight Seeing
              • Bird Watching
              • Antiquing
              • Horseback Riding
              • Walking
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Eco Tourism

              local services and businesses

                  • Groceries

                  Location Type

                  • Mountain:

                    The Appalachian and Bartram hiking trails intersect less than 5 miles from our cabin. Hike on our own mountain - or explore the Nantahala National Forest....moreless

                  • Mountain View:

                    Breathtaking and expansive views of the Smokey Mountains. Take the short hike behind the cabin on the marked trail we have created to give you an even bigger view of the Nantahala National Forest....moreless

                  • Lake:

                    Nantahala Lake is famous for its White Water Rafting river - but kayaking, jet skiing, fishing, or canoeing this fresh water lake is an unmistakable experience. ...moreless

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Rafting
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting Big Game
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Hunting
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Swimming
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Spelunking

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 4 people

                      forms of payment

                          • Accept Credit Card

                          General

                          • Washing Machine
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Sofa Bed
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Parking
                          • Air Conditioning
                          • Heating
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Activities Guide
                          • Alarm Clock
                          • Ceiling Fans
                          • Firewood
                          • Laundry Soap
                          • Local Maps
                          • Paper Towels
                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                          • Toilet Paper

                          Kitchen

                          • Pantry Items
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Freezer
                          • Oven
                          • Microwave
                          • Grill
                          • Kitchenette
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Toaster

                          Outside

                          • Outdoor Grill
                          • Wood Deck
                          • Outdoor Grill Gas
                          • Porch / Veranda
                           

                          Reviews

                          Write a review 4.6
                          from 16 traveler reviews
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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          My Standard Rate
                          1 night min stay
                          $100 $100
                          Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                          $700

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • One time Cleaning Fee $75
                          • Taxes Included

                          Notes:

                          The entire rate must be paid up front and upon our receipt of payment you will be sent the final directions/address and key box code. Smawlie Cabin is one of the most economically viable cabins in the mountains given the rate that we charge. We do also require a one time $75 cleaning fee.


                          Cancellation policy:

                          Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                          Calendar

                          Last updated: 07/06/2014
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                          Location

                          • Nantahala Outdoor Center

                            "A MUST do if you've never rafted the Nantahala River. Take the time to eat at their restaur..."

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                          • Nantahala River

                            "Raft it! Hike the trails alongside it! Or do my favorite - FLY FISHING!"

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                          • Lakes End Marina LLC

                            "The only place I know of to rent a pontoon boat and play for a day on Nantahala Lake. Also ..."

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                          • Monte Alban Restaurante Mxcn

                            "Tell them it's your birthday (if it is) and you'll end up wearing a Sombrero and a special t..."

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                          • Lonesome Dove Stables

                            "The closest horseback riding place near the cabin. A unique adventure in the mountains. "

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                          152 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport
                          10 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Monte Alban Mexican Restaurant

                          Car: Necessary

                          Our cozy little log cabin is nestled in the mountains bordering the Nantahala National Forest on the edge of Nantahala Lake - between Franklin and Andrews North Carolina. We are in an ideal location for hiking, fishing, boating, and swimming. We’re literally within 5 minutes of the Appalachian and Bartram Hiking trails, several mountain bike trails, and lots of little stream crossings. If you’re into scenic drives or motorcycling the area is flooded with world famous drives - including the infamous 'Tail of the Dragon', Cherahola Skyway, and the Smokey Mountain Parkway. Hunting season is incredible around this area. Wild Turkey, Deer, and Black Bear are just a few of the choices. If you’d rather be outdoors than anywhere else, then this is the area for you. Other than our other property in Alaska, I can’t think of a more beautiful place. Oh, if you don’t like to cook your own meals or forgot a favorite fishing lure, the town of Andrews is only 10 miles away.

                          Other Activities: Watching the night sky and finding new constellations never seen under city lights

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2005

                          About the owner: As a child I would come to this property on extended family reunions. My mother was raised on that mountain when there was no running water or electricity. My father found stories of her childhood enchanting and when my Grandfather passed away in the 1980's my family inherited a parcel of that land. I shared my father's vision of developing and building on our 'family' land in North Carolina with my wife when we first got married. Even as we were finishing our degrees at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah we began saving. In 2003 I joined the Air Force and was stationed at Warner Robins, GA. We practically raised our boys on the weekends hiking up and down those mountains trying to find the right spot for a cabin. In 2005 my Uncle who lives nearby granted us 4.8 acres of his property and we eventually built what you see now. In 2007 we were transferred to Alaska and in 2013 we made the epic journey from Alaska to Virginia - via 17 National Parks to our current duty station at Langley AFB. We hope you will enjoy our cabin in the Mountains as much as we do.

                          Why the Owner Chose Lake Nantahala:
                          If you want to watch TV, talk on your Cell Phone, check your Email, and Surf the Internet - then you should look for a different cabin. If you'd like to get away from all of that - then this is the PERFECT cabin for you.


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                          Speaks: spanish, english

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                          Photos

                          • 2010

                            2010

                          • Nantahala Lake Rope Swing -my older brother is in the air - I'm in the water

                            Nantahala Lake Rope Swing -my older brother is in the air - I'm in the water

                          • Nantahala Lake view from a short hike on my dad's side of the mountain

                            Nantahala Lake view from a short hike on my dad's side of the mountain

                          • New Stain - completed by my 3 boys, my wife, and I summer of 2013

                            New Stain - completed by my 3 boys, my wife, and I summer of 2013

                          • 2013 Deck and our parking spot

                            2013 Deck and our parking spot

                          • Queen Bed and the bear theme of the cabin

                            Queen Bed and the bear theme of the cabin

                          • Steep Driveway in Winter

                            Steep Driveway in Winter

                          • Mountain View from Cabin Deck

                            Mountain View from Cabin Deck

                          • Snow on Chogi

                            Snow on Chogi

                          • Loft - Kids Love it!  The photo on the wall is my grand father

                            Loft - Kids Love it! The photo on the wall is my grand father

                          • Our Drive Way in fall - better have 4x4

                            Our Drive Way in fall - better have 4x4

                          • Cabin interior - notice the queen futon/couch. Watch the stars at night here

                            Cabin interior - notice the queen futon/couch. Watch the stars at night here

                          • Creek from trail behind cabin

                            Creek from trail behind cabin

                          • Canoing Lake Nantahala from the public boat launch on Big Choga

                            Canoing Lake Nantahala from the public boat launch on Big Choga

                          • Bathroom

                            Bathroom

                          $100 per night (USD)
                          16

                          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 5

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                          Minimum stay: 1 nights
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