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One-of-a-Kind Hollow: Nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains

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The Cabin Nestled in the Woods in The Great Smokies

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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Campbell Mountain Cabin is a classic, storybook log cabin perched in a green hollow in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina.

A single-lane dirt road curves through the old woods past breathtaking views, to the cabin. Quiet, pristine, hidden in a forested oasis of seven private acres among 200 acres of undeveloped land, the sweet two-bedroom, two-bath cabin is a romantic and utterly private retreat made for photographers, honeymooners, writers on retreat or anyone needing the revitalization that nature confers. Frasier firs soar all around the little cabin, and a clear stream tumbles down the hillside from pool to pool, running beneath an arched stone footbridge on its way to nearby Fontana Lake.

At Campbell Mountain Cabin, life’s pleasures run simple and deep. An artesian well on the property - which doubles as a wishing well - provides water so sweet and cold that you might not wish for anything more.

A rocking chair under an apple tree surveys a ravishing view down the mountainside. Inside the cabin, natural pine walls and generous windows frame the deep, vivid green of the forest and the gleam of the pond, while the stream, birds and peepers play a constant symphony. The cabin’s living and dining areas share a high-ceilinged space, anchored by a stone, wood-burning fireplace. Comfortable seating faces the fire, and French doors open to a wide, covered deck that extends out over the stream. The efficient kitchen is very well-equipped, though in warm weather the outdoor grill is often the culinary headquarters of choice, overlooking the rhododendron forest and the silvery brook. The property – a former apple orchard, terraced for planting - has been beautifully landscaped with smooth river rocks; a three-tiered waterfall and a river rock wall are sculptures in stone.

The cabin has two airy bedrooms with rustic, log queen beds; one on the lower floor and the other, with a wood burning fireplace, in a loft. The couch in the great room pulls out into a third queen size bed.

There is an outhouse on the property for tradition’s sake - complete with a crescent moon carved into the door - but the cabin itself has two fully modern baths, one with a deep jetted tub, the other with a walk-in shower. Out on the deck, the wonderful, roomy hot tub can fit up to six people. And a surround sound dry sauna on the front deck easily accommodates 2 to 3 guests at a time.

Air conditioned in summer and snug in winter, Campbell Mountain Cabin is a sanctuary at any time of year; so far out in the woods that it remains blissfully free of cable or satellite (though a well-stocked DVD movie library is provided).

Country barbecues around the fire-pit are a beloved Campbell Mountain Cabin institution, especially with the bluegrass accompaniment of local musicians. Private chefs can provide authentic, delicious Carolina fare for gatherings of up to 12 people, for - though wild turkeys, deer, owls and eagles are the cabin’s most regular visitors – Campbell Mountain Cabin is a truly fabulous place to throw a party.

Spring comes early in the Great Smokies, and the woods burst into legendary flower. It is a sublime time of year, the air soft and fragrant, the night thrumming with stars and cricket-song. This is an old and historic area, and there is much to do at the cabin and beyond.

Hiking and cross country skiing is available right from the property, and tubing down Deep Creek, kayaking the famed Nantahala Gorge, riding the Great Smoky Mountain Railway, rock climbing, tennis, photography, swimming, hunting, and boating are very close by.

The area is known as 'the fishing mecca of the Southeast.' There are 26 Swain County fishing locations included in the 4 rivers, dozens of mountain streams and two large lakes. The shops, restaurants, museums and theatres of Bryson City, nearby Sylva, Waynesville and Asheville are just a short drive away, as are Civil War sites, Indian Reservations, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and even a year-round theme park called “Santa's Land” - highly popular with the younger set.

Keywords: Log Cabin with picturesque river rock accents on a secluded 7-acre private, natural habitat with a babbling brook, private walking & hiking trails, 5,000 Fraiser Fir Christmas trees with 15-year old growth, breathtaking mountain views within walking distance, an artesian wising well on the property, perfect for couples, photographers, honeymooners, families and for family reunions.

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Due to the private nature of this location, all primary renters (the person signing the lease) must be at least 21 years old....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Kid's just love this place! Lots of outdoor adventures within 10 to 20 minutes. Many report that fun can be had on a moment's notice within the surrounding 200 acres of The Cabin. Santa's Land in Cherokee and the Nantahala Forest (the outdoor adventure capital of the South) are about 15 minutes in both directions of The Cabin. Tubing down Deep Creek in Bryson City is also a great day of fun and so is a ride on the Great Smoky Mountain Railway....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    A photographers heaven! A new dry sauna with surround-sound stereo added to the front porch, last year....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 5,000 Frasier Fir Trees dot the landscape of the property known as 'Campbell Mountain.'...moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    A closet and antique trunk full of cards, games and puzzles....moreless

  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    A supply of DVD movies and popular games are located in the Hall Closet....moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Pond
  • Rain Forests
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    The Cabin is less than 1.5 miles from access to Fontana Lake. Visit www.greatsmokiesfishing.com for detailed reference, a map and profiles on 26 Swain County fishing locations....moreless

  • Mountain:

    Hiking opportunities are endless. Check out www.hikinginthesmokys.com for comprehensive reference on more than 80 hikes in the area. ...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Since the adorable and comfortable log home is at the bottom of the hollow, mountain views are just a short hike away. They are best seen from under the apple tree at the top of the property. Lots of breathtaking mountain views overlook some of the oldest mountains in the world -- The Great Smokies....moreless

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    The oak table adjacent to the kitchen in the great room easily seats 4 to 6 with a table leaf available for larger parties....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 9 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    A top of the line Bosch Washer and Dryer are in the Cabin's laundry room....moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace:

    Two fireplaces inside and an outdoor firepit adjacent to the hottub....moreless

  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking:

    3 vehicles maximum...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    An abundance of lush Ralph Lauren towels, washcloths and hand towels are always clean and folded in both bathrooms. Two terrycloth robes hang in the downstairs bedroom for guest use....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    A top of the line Bosch Washer and Dryer are in the Cabin's laundry room....moreless

  • Water Cooler
  • Wood Fireplace:

    Downstairs fireplace in the Great Room. Upstairs fireplace in the loft bedroom....moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available:

    Outdoor BBQ's are a favorite 'Campbell Mountain' activity complete with Mountain music. The outdoor fire pit and surrounding 200 acres make this a terrific party location. Local chef reference & contacts provided....moreless

  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Guests report that this kitchen is better stocked then their kitchen at home....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer:

    Ice Cream treats are always included for each visit....moreless

  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Side-by-side refrigerator with a fully stocked kitchen including microwave, waffle iron, dishwasher, coffee maker, mixer and electric oven....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Spices and international teas are included....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Refrigerator has ice maker, water / ice dispenser and freezer. The Innkeepers stock the kitchen with their 'fave' breakfast treats so that a visit to the grocery store is not necessary for a few days....moreless

  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Four decks and porches from 3 sides of The Cabin provide lots of viewing and rocking vantage points....moreless

  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles:

    Bring your own mountain bikes for adventures to nearby Tsali Mountain Bike Trails....moreless

  • Boat:

    Several boat rental companies for renting jet skis, pontoon boats and basic fishing boats are conveniently located on nearby Fontana Lake....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    The deck adjacent to the hot tub is an ideal location for small to medium parties and is located beside the propane gas grill. ...moreless

  • Golf:

    Sequoyah National, only 20 minutes from The Cabin is designed by the famed Robert Trent Jones, II architectural firm and managed by the prestigious Troon Golf company....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    If interested in water sports, Dale is an ocean and lake white water kayaker, and can assist....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    The largest deck is on the front of the house and is completely roofed....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    A propane gas grill is provided on the deck adjacent to the hot tub....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Winter downhill skiing at Maggie Valley at Cataloochee Mountain (less than an hour away from The Cabin). Visit www.cataloocheemountain.com for weather conditions....moreless

  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear:

    The Nantahala Outdoor Center has a wide variety of outdoor and water sports gear....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Overlooks a Rhododendron Forest, provides complete privacy within a natural bird sanctuary -- overlooking a babbling brook....moreless

  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna:

    Surround sound, dry sauna overlooks the Rhododendron Forest....moreless

  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Jetted Tub:

    Upstairs loft bedroom has an adjoining bath with jacuzzi tub....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Adventures
Nov 10 - Apr 30, 2015
2 night min stay
$185
$1,000 $2,400

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$225 $225
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,475 $5,940
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 11.75%

Notes:

One-time housekeeping fee: $75.00 (for more than 4 guests, $25 per guest will be added to the housekeeping fee)

Hot Tub cleaning fee: $50.00

Firewood: $25.00 per delivery


Cancellation policy:

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


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Location

55 Miles
Nearest Airport
Asheville
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Nantahala Brewing Company
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
Sequoia National, Cherokee
6 Miles
Nearest Train
The Great Smoky Mountain Railroad
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-74
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cork & Bean on Everett Street

Car: Necessary

Hiking on Turtle Springs Road or nearby in The Great Smoky Mountain National Park, with no neighbors in sight feels like you are tucked away at the foot of a mountain in a 200-acre setting, reading or conversing from an outdoor deck, hot tubing in the Rhododendron Forest (just outside the cabin's downstairs bedroom).

Nearby attractions include Deep Creek outdoor hiking, picnic and tubing adventure destination, Cherokee and Harrah's Casino and Santa's Land, Nantahala Gorge - Outdoor Adventure Capital for white water rafting and kayaking and Sylva - a picturesque close-by mountain town with lots of shopping and dining options -- all within a 10 to 15 minute drive, only 55 miles west of Asheville.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: As newlyweds, Dale and Robbie Campbell discovered this unique property in September of 2001 and have continued to add new landscape and trees surrounding the Cabin each year. Dale owned a Charleston construction company and Robbie currently has an Atlanta-based strategic marketing consulting firm. Their creative talents and passion for a wonderful and secluded Mountain environment has resulted in a one-of-a-kind vacation spot.

Why the Owner Chose Bryson City:
We believe that Campbell Mountain is the most beautiful place on earth -- smack in the middle of some of the oldest mountains in the world. Bryson City is located in a natural rain forest and thus is enveloped in a variety of shades of lush green foliage most of the year. Wildflowers, a wide variety of tall trees and the surrounding bird sanctuary are reasons enough to include seasonal visits to Campbell Mountain.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Private walking trails, within walking distance of views of The Great Smoky Mountains National Forest, cascading waterfalls and ponds, a babbling brook and artesian well, seclusion, outdoor hot tub and firepit, a restful spot that is perfect for photographers, honeymooners, family getaways or a concentrated writing or reading retreat. There are no other homes visible from 'Campbell Mountain'. As a licensed boat captain, Dale can easily arrange for fishing expeditions or a white water or Lake adventure for you and your guests.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • The Cabin Nestled in the Woods in The Great Smokies

    The Cabin Nestled in the Woods in The Great Smokies

  • a photographers dream with an arched footbridge crossing a babbling brook

    a photographers dream with an arched footbridge crossing a babbling brook

  • nature at its very finest from every vantage point from the Cabin windows

    nature at its very finest from every vantage point from the Cabin windows

  • an abundance of peaceful spots to pause and reflect on the gifts of nature

    an abundance of peaceful spots to pause and reflect on the gifts of nature

  • the upstairs loft bedroom has a spectacular view and wood burning fireplace

    the upstairs loft bedroom has a spectacular view and wood burning fireplace

  • the loft bedroom includes an oversized walk-in closet and comfy queen-sized bed

    the loft bedroom includes an oversized walk-in closet and comfy queen-sized bed

  • pine floors, oak ceilings and walls provide an authentic Smoky Mtn. Cabin scent

    pine floors, oak ceilings and walls provide an authentic Smoky Mtn. Cabin scent

  • a round oak table accommodates 4 and has a leaf with 2 additional chairs for 6

    a round oak table accommodates 4 and has a leaf with 2 additional chairs for 6

  • the view from the kitchen sink includes art created on-site by Cabin guests

    the view from the kitchen sink includes art created on-site by Cabin guests

  • the master bath has a walk-in shower and new Ralph Lauren towels

    the master bath has a walk-in shower and new Ralph Lauren towels

  • the side deck is filled with rocking chair options

    the side deck is filled with rocking chair options

  • in nearby Cherokee, a herd of wild Elk roam the Great Smokies Visitor's Center

    in nearby Cherokee, a herd of wild Elk roam the Great Smokies Visitor's Center

  • a private, gated entry to 7 acres of natural beauty

    a private, gated entry to 7 acres of natural beauty

  • a 3-tiered, ever-flowing river rock waterfall is just outside the front door

    a 3-tiered, ever-flowing river rock waterfall is just outside the front door

  • gardens and carefully placed outdoor sculptures grace the entire property

    gardens and carefully placed outdoor sculptures grace the entire property

  • the great room includes a wood burning fireplace and a queen-sized fold out sofa

    the great room includes a wood burning fireplace and a queen-sized fold out sofa

  • a one-of-a-kind sunset tile mosaic in the loft by cabin owner, Captain Campbell

    a one-of-a-kind sunset tile mosaic in the loft by cabin owner, Captain Campbell

  • jacuzzi tub in the upstairs bath has views of the 7-acre Frasier Fir Tree Forest

    jacuzzi tub in the upstairs bath has views of the 7-acre Frasier Fir Tree Forest

  • the well-appointed great room is the perfect size for 2 to 6 guests

    the well-appointed great room is the perfect size for 2 to 6 guests

  • a well-stocked kitchen includes all the equipment and appliances of home

    a well-stocked kitchen includes all the equipment and appliances of home

  • master bedroom has a queen bed and flat screen TV for watching movies-in-bed

    master bedroom has a queen bed and flat screen TV for watching movies-in-bed

  • the side deck overlooks a forever-green Rhododendron Forest with a dry sauna

    the side deck overlooks a forever-green Rhododendron Forest with a dry sauna

  • a sunken hot tub, between the side rocking porch and firepit is relaxing and fun

    a sunken hot tub, between the side rocking porch and firepit is relaxing and fun

  • There's no place like The Smokies for colorful sunsets!

    There's no place like The Smokies for colorful sunsets!

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