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Viking Mountain Lodge - a Large Log Cabin on Paint Creek

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Last updated: 07/28/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Hot Springs cabin description

Viking Mountain Lodge is an old, 2200 square foot log cabin located inside the Cherokee National Forest near the Appalachian Trail. The cabin sits high up in the Smoky Mountains about halfway between the quaint mountain town of Hot Springs, North Carolina and the historic town of Greeneville, Tennessee. The two story structure is made of rough cut hemlock logs that are hand hewn on the exterior side. With four bedrooms and two full bathrooms, VML has the ability to sleep 15 guests making it well suited to large groups or family reunions.

VML overlooks Paint Creek which runs the width of the three acre property. Whether you’re sitting on the front porch in the handmade cypress furniture, on the deck in the rocking/adirondack chairs, or inside with the windows open, you can listen to the peaceful melody from the rushing waters of Paint Creek. Our guests frequently comment that this alone is worth trip to Viking Mountain Lodge. There is a fire pit in the front yard down by the water’s edge for roasting marshmallows or keeping warm on a cool evening. You can trout fish in the creek or catch bream in the larger of the two ponds on the property.

Go for a day hike on the AT. Have a picnic on top of Camp Creek Bald. Go whitewater rafting on the French Broad River. Fly fish Big Laurel Creek. Head to historic Greeneville Tennessee and visit one of the many museums. Most of all, RELAX!

Although the cabin is rustic, it has all of the amenities of home; a large, fully stocked kitchen, washer and dryer, linens, towels, wood stove, gas fireplace, 6 brand new 5 blade Hunter ceiling fans, gas/charcoal/smoker combination grill, and even a 50” High Definition Plasma TV with 7.1 surround sound for those cold or rainy days. All of this in a spacious, clean cabin decorated with numerous Bev Doolittle prints and many pieces of antique furniture.


Keywords: Cabin, Appalachian Trail, Kayaking, Fishing, Hiking, Backpacking, Canoeing,
Creekside, Historic, Mountains, Mountain Biking, Camping, Hunting, Cherokee, Rock Climbing, Rafting, Antiquing, Museums, Viking Mountain, Lodge

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 11-15

          • Convertible bed(s): 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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          • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

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          • Bedroom 1: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

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          • Bedroom 4: 2 double

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          • Two roll out beds; one in the bedroom closet downstairs and one in the large upstairs bedroom closet. The couch in the living room is a pull out bed as well. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            The dining room table seats 6 and there are 3 bar stools at the counter...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            New refrigerator with ice maker...moreless

          • Stove:

            Brand new 5 burner gas range ...moreless

          • Oven:

            Brand new gas convection oven...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            9...moreless

          • Microwave
          • Kitchen
          • Ice Maker
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Pantry Items
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Seating for 9 people

          Amenities

          • Living Room:

            There is a full sized couch, a leather chair, a recliner, and two rocking chairs ...moreless

          • Heating:

            There are two gas heaters in addition to the gas fireplace and wood stove...moreless

          • Wood Stove
          • Towels Provided
          • Gas Fireplace
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Garage
          • Linens Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • Recently installed six brand new Hunter 60 inch, 5 blade ceiling fans. One in each bedroom, one in the kitchen, and one in the living room. These fans are SILENT and move a TON of air to keep you cool in the summer time....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable:

                50' High Definition Plasma with 7.1 surround sound for sports, movies, and video games...moreless

              • Books:

                Shelves full of books including cookbooks, local maps, and hiking literature...moreless

              • Video Game Console:

                (2) Xbox 360 downstairs and an Xbox upstairs (they play DVD's too)...moreless

              • Video Games:

                (40) Over 40 different Xbox and Xbox 360 games...moreless

              • Television:

                37' High Definition LCD upstairs with an Xbox...moreless

              • Games:

                Lots of board games and puzzles ...moreless

              • DVD Player:

                The Xboxes will both play DVD's...moreless

              • Video Library:

                Over 100 DVD's!!...moreless

              • Stereo
              • CD Player

              Communications

                  • Telephone:

                    Cell phones do not work at Viking Mountain Lodge. There is a telephone at the cabin, but no long distance. Please bring a calling card with you if you would like to make long distance calls....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Adirondack chairs and rocking chairs on the deck...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Combination gas/charcoal/smoker on the deck...moreless

                  • Bicycles

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities

                  Location & View

                  • Waterfront:

                    Cabin over looks Upper Paint Creek, which runs through the front yard, as well as two ponds (all of which are on the property)...moreless

                  • Mountain View

                  Activities

                  • Museums
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Hunting Big Game
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Rafting
                  • Swimming
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Restaurants
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Churches
                  • Boating
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Photography
                  • Antiquing
                  • Medical Services
                  • Sledding
                  • Hunting
                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 4.7
                  from 35 traveler reviews
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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $125
                  $700

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $13 per night, per additional guest


                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Pet Fee $50 + tax
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                  • Tax Rate 16.75%

                  Notes:

                  Rates are based on up to 2 person occupancy. Add $12.50 per person, per night for additional guests.

                  Cleaning fee is included in nightly price. No additional charge.

                  $100 off 6 night stay!

                  Children 2 years old and under stay for free.

                  We offer a 10% military discount with proof of service.


                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 07/28/2014
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                  Location

                  • Smoky Mountain Diner

                    "Great patty melts at this home style family resturant"

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                  • Max Patch Bald Mountain

                    "360 degree views from this awesome spot along the Appalachian Trail"

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                  • Bluff Mountain Outfitters

                    "Local outdoor shop located directly on the AT in downtown Hot Springs. They offer shuttle s..."

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                  • Blackstack Cliffs

                    "Just a short side trail off of the AT, Blackstack also offers stunning views of Greene County."

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                  • Hot Springs

                    "Get a massage, relax in the Hot Tubs, go rafting on the French Broad, shop for art produced ..."

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                  • Davy Crockett Birthplace State Historic Park

                    "105 acres with a museum, a replica of the original cabin, fishing in the Nolichucky River, a..."

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                  • Historic Downtown Greeneville

                    "Visit the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site, stop by the Nathanael Greene Museum, or get..."

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                  • Jones Meadow

                    "The AT runs right beside this field and there are spectacular views of Blackstack Cliffs and..."

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                  • Nolichucky River Access

                    "Here is great place to small mouth bass fish as well as put in a kayak or canoe."

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                  • Hot Springs Resort And Spa

                    "Natural hot spring baths and massage on the French Broad River in downtown Hot Springs."

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                  • Paint Creek Campground

                    "This is where you access the Paint Creek Trails. You can hike, bike, camp, picnic, and trou..."

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                  • Ma & Pa's Restaurant

                    "Fantastic home style restaurant and my favorite place for breakfast when I visit."

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                  • Appalachian Trail Access

                    "This is the best place to get on the Appalachian Trail. There is a very old cemetery here j..."

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                  • Andrew Johnson National Historic Site

                    "Birthplace of President Andrew Johnson"

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                  • Navitat Canopy Adventures

                    "Awesome tree canopy zip line experience!"

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                  • Dickson-Williams Mansion

                    "Lots of history in Greeneville, the capital of the lost state of Franklin."

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                  • Iron Horse Station

                    "Cold beer, great food, and a particularly spectacular fireplace..."

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                  • Huck Finn Rafting Adventures

                    "A rafting guide service providing an excellent whitewater experience on the French Broad River."

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                  • Mustang Alley Riding Stables

                    "Mustang Alley Horse Rescue, Inc is a non-profit horse rescue, dedicated to the horses of Nor..."

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                  • Nathanael Greene Museum

                    "Twelve permanent galleries and twelve walk-through exhibits encompassing the rich history of..."

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                  • ArtiSun Gallery and Marketplace

                    "Great place to shop for local artwork and crafts."

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                  • The Orange Peel

                    ""Social Aid & Pleasure Club" featuring some of the best live music acts that pass through we..."

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                  • Ingles Market

                    "Excellent variety and friendly staff at this grocery."

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                  • Greeneville Antique Market

                    "Three full stories of antiques!"

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                  • Wolf Ridge Ski Resort

                    "Skiing and snowboarding!"

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                  • Mount Mitchell State Park

                    "The highest peak east of the Mississippi."

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                  • Biltmore Estate

                    "The largest privately owned home in the US at 178,926 sq ft and 250 rooms on 8,000 acres."

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                  • Blue Ridge Parkway

                    "Beautiful mountain views from this scenic drive."

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                  • Nolichucky View Golf Club

                    "Well maintained and challenging course in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains."

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                  • Dudley Falls

                    "Killer swimming hole used by the locals with a sliding waterfall."

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                  • Margarette Falls

                    "From the trailhead/parking area it's about 1.2 miles to the waterfall. The trail is moderat..."

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                  • Ghost Town In The Sky

                    "Old West theme park in the mountains of North Carolina."

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                  • Laurel River Store

                    "Great coffee shop!"

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                  • French Broad Rafting Expeditions

                    "Whitewater rafting and zip lines!"

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                  • Spring Creek Tavern

                    "Live music, cold beer, and good food."

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                  • Still Mountain Restaurant and Pub

                    "Food and beer served in a log cabin!"

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                  • Creekside Market

                    "Convenience store and gas station with everything from soft serve ice cream to light fishing..."

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                  • Big Laurel Creek

                    "Excellent trout fishing all along this tributary of the French Broad"

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                  • Asheville Regional Airport

                    "Allegiant Air, Continental, Delta, United, and US Airways all fly into this convenient airpo..."

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                  • Tri-Cities Regional Airport

                    "Allegiant Air, Delta, and US Airways fly here."

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                  • Walgreens Store Greeneville

                    "Fill prescriptions, pick up some sunscreen, and get some film developed..."

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                  • Ace Hardware

                    "Swap out propane tanks for the grill"

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                  53.2 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Asheville Airport
                  0.7 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Asheville Highway (TN 70, NC 208)
                  15.1 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Iron Horse Station in Hot Springs, NC
                  43.3 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Wolf Ridge Ski Resort
                  9.9 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Nolichucky View Golf Club
                  8.6 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Ma & Pa's Restaurant

                  Car: Necessary

                  VML is located just 1/2 a mile from the Appalachian Trail, inside the Cherokee National Forest.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2008

                  About the owner: Although I’ve lived all over the southeast, I’ve spent the last 25 years living in and around the Orlando area. When I was a kid, my grandparents had a summer home in Lake Toxaway, NC that we used to visit every year. That is where I fell in love with the mountains. I’ve always been the outdoor adventure type and that, coupled with my experiences as a youngster, has made owning a cabin in the mountains a lifelong dream. Though I’ve never actually lived there, when I drive up to the Smokys, it feels like I'm coming home.

                  Why the Owner Chose Hot Springs:
                  One of the driving forces behind my purchase of this cabin is its close proximity to the Appalachian Trail. I’ve hiked numerous sections of the AT, and this area is one of my favorites. It is the perfect jumping off point for all kinds of outdoor activities. Whether it’s fly fishing Little Laurel Creek (2 miles), kayaking the Nolichucky (9 miles), hiking the AT (1 mile), bouldering at Blackstack Cliffs (8 miles), biking the Paint Creek Trails (7 miles), or having a picnic at 4400’ in Jones Meadow (7 miles), adventure is just out the back door.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
                  The cabin is situated nearly halfway between the quaint mountain town of Hot Springs, NC (15 miles) and the historic town of Greeneville, TN (18 miles). Although both offer adventure, relaxation, history, and culture, the best thing about Viking Mountain Lodge is the fact that you don’t even have to get in your car to find something to do. Fish for trout in the creek that runs through the front yard, go for a day hike on the AT, bike along Paint Creek up Viking Mountain Road, or grill out on the deck and enjoy the cool, clean mountain air. On a clear night, walk out the garage and look at the sky, it’s spectacular.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Viking Mountain Lodge

                    Viking Mountain Lodge

                  • 50' HD Plasma TV w/ surround sound & Xbox 360 for sports fans/rainy days

                    50' HD Plasma TV w/ surround sound & Xbox 360 for sports fans/rainy days

                  • Living room w/ gas fireplace

                    Living room w/ gas fireplace

                  • Well stocked kitchen with bar seating area

                    Well stocked kitchen with bar seating area

                  • Covered Front Porch with Cypress Furniture

                    Covered Front Porch with Cypress Furniture

                  • Front yard with creek and fire pit

                    Front yard with creek and fire pit

                  • One of the two ponds on the property

                    One of the two ponds on the property

                  • Gas/Charcoal/Smoker Combination Grill

                    Gas/Charcoal/Smoker Combination Grill

                  • Rocking chairs and table on the deck

                    Rocking chairs and table on the deck

                  • Upstairs bedroom 1 (Double bed)

                    Upstairs bedroom 1 (Double bed)

                  • Upstairs bedroom 2 (two twin beds)

                    Upstairs bedroom 2 (two twin beds)

                  • Upstairs bedroom 3 (two double beds plus roll out twin in closet)

                    Upstairs bedroom 3 (two double beds plus roll out twin in closet)

                  • An old hand hewn log cabin

                    An old hand hewn log cabin

                  • Living room with sleeper sofa, wood stove, books, games, and DVD's

                    Living room with sleeper sofa, wood stove, books, games, and DVD's

                  • Large kitchen and dining area

                    Large kitchen and dining area

                  • Dining room

                    Dining room

                  • Front Yard, Bridge, and Creek

                    Front Yard, Bridge, and Creek

                  • Spring time at VML

                    Spring time at VML

                  • Large wrap around deck over looking the front yard and creek

                    Large wrap around deck over looking the front yard and creek

                  • Adirondack chairs and table on the deck

                    Adirondack chairs and table on the deck

                  • Downstairs Bedroom (one double, one twin, and a roll-out twin in the closet)

                    Downstairs Bedroom (one double, one twin, and a roll-out twin in the closet)

                  • Upstairs bedroom 1

                    Upstairs bedroom 1

                  • Upstairs bedroom 2

                    Upstairs bedroom 2

                  • Upstairs bedroom 3

                    Upstairs bedroom 3

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                  Date last modified - Wednesday, July 23, 2014

                  $125 per night (USD)
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                  4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 15

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