Bella Riva East, Riverfront Custom Cabin with Mt. Views

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Hiwassee River Front Log Cabin, Bella Riva East


Last updated: 11/13/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Our Hiwassee Riverfront log cabin, Bella Riva East, is close to everything, yet located on a country road with views of the Nantahala National Forest and the Smoky Mountains. This beautifully appointed, tastefully furnished, 3 bedroom, 2 bath log home is situated within feet of the Hiwassee River in the Smoky Mountains (approximately 2 hours from Atlanta, Chattanooga, and Asheville.)

Bella Riva East is an easy drive to town, one mile from the entrance to Fire’s Creek Recreational Area, within 15 minutes of Lake Chatuge and a short drive to the Ocoee and Nantahala Rivers. There are many nearby activities that make this cabin an ideal vacation spot for the adventurer seekers. Hike up a waterfall or on one of the many trails in Fire's Creek Recreational Area, kayak the Hiwassee, take on the challenge of white water rafting at the Ocoee and Nantahala Rivers, rent a pontoon boat or ski-doo at Lake Chatuge. You may also enjoy horseback riding, golf, white water rafting, hiking, and biking.

The secluded location makes it an ideal place for those who want to just kick back and relax. Read a good book; enjoy the calming sound of the river and a crackling fire. For those of you that enjoy shopping, there are many specialty stores in town, as well as antique shops nearby.

Our cabin has an open floor plan with vaulted ceilings, rustic pine walls and floors, and a stone fireplace. Two quarter-round antique stained glass windows (circa 1880) accent the fireplace. Sliding glass doors facing the river ensure that your view is unobstructed. The fully-equipped kitchen has everything one might need for family dinners or entertaining guests. A large dining room table (seats 6) is provided, in addition to seating at the counter for four. So that you have all the comforts of home, we’ve provided satellite TV programming, a DVD/VCR, Internet accessibility, board games, puzzles, pool table, dart board and children’s activities.

The master bedroom downstairs has a King size, full-log bed, flat screen TV and has a bathroom with a large Jacuzzi tub. Upstairs, the second bedroom has a large King size bed and some of the best views of the river and the mountains. The third bedroom has built-in bunk beds – a hit with the kids, but sturdy enough to accommodate an adult. The second bathroom is conveniently located between the two upstairs bedrooms.

Just feet from the river, you can sit on the covered porch or relax on the hammock and let the river lull you to sleep. The covered porch has a latching gate to keep children and pets safely by your side. A large outdoor table with comfortable seating for 6 is perfect for dining with a view of the river or just relaxing. A professional charcoal grill is provided to grill your catch of the day! There is also plenty of fine or casual dining within minutes of the cabin.

The Hiwassee River is dam-controlled; it rises and falls without warning. When the river waters are low you may enjoy wading or swimming. When the river rises the waters move swiftly to allow for tubing and kayaking. Swimming is not suggested during this time! Fire’s Creek is nearby upstream emptying into the Hiwassee River – both teem with rainbow, brook and brown trout with some of the best fly-fishing in the mountains.

The large 1-acre lot has plenty of room to run and play. Incredible views of the changing leaves in fall, White-tail deer, Canadian Geese, and Herons are some of the wildlife you can experience without leaving the back porch. At night, enjoy the large outdoor fire pit, roast marshmallows, make s’mores or just sit and enjoy the stars with the echoing sounds of the river!

Keywords: Log Cabin, Log Home, Riverfront, Mountain View, Rustic, Waterfront


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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Upon approval....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Fire pit


  • Books:

    I have been building our library collection at the cabin with a variety of genres and children's books....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    Pool table, dart board, and craft/card table....moreless

  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:


  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    We are building our video library. Not too many, but we add each time we visit....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront:

    Riverfront - on the Hiwassee River...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Internet connection and Free WiFi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Large level area perfect to park your boat or trailer....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub


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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 21 - Nov 30, 2015
4 night min stay
Dec 19 - Jan 4, 2016
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $125
  • Pet Fee $75
  • Tax Rate 9.75%


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Last updated: 11/13/2015
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3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 64

Fly fishing, white water rafting, great hiking and boating on Lake Chatugue


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: We grew up in Pittsburgh, and currently live in San Antonio. Dave is a retired AF pilot and avid fly fisherman and Linda is a school librarian, looking forward to retirement and getting to spend more time in N.C. We have two beautiful labs (black and yellow) who also love the cabin and the river!

Why the Owner Chose Hayesville:
We love this property because it is so very peaceful and relaxing. The beauty of the mountains and the river are just breathtaking. We spent one week at my uncle's cabin (2 miles down the river from ours) and we fell in love with the area, the people, and knew we wanted to be a part of this special community.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
While there were many properties for sale at the time we bought ours, we knew our cabin was the perfect one for us because of it's location on the river and I loved the stained glass windows. They are from an old church circa 1800 and just add that uniqueness the other cabins lacked.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Hiwassee River Front Log Cabin, Bella Riva East

    Hiwassee River Front Log Cabin, Bella Riva East

  • Antique stained glass windows adorn stone fireplace

    Antique stained glass windows adorn stone fireplace

  • Bella Riva East Kitchen

    Bella Riva East Kitchen

  • Guest Bedroom King Size Bed

    Guest Bedroom King Size Bed

  • Living and Dining Room Area

    Living and Dining Room Area

  • Bunk Bed Room

    Bunk Bed Room

  • A small piece of heaven.

    A small piece of heaven.

  • View from back yard

    View from back yard

  • View from porch

    View from porch

  • Rustic King Size Log Bed in Master Bedroom

    Rustic King Size Log Bed in Master Bedroom

  • Pool table in the game room area

    Pool table in the game room area

  • Nestled in the mountains

    Nestled in the mountains

VRBO #305633

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Friday, November 13, 2015

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