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Cozy Mountain Log Home Overlooking Rushing Stream

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Get away from it all! Remote lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom log home with sleeping loft nestled in the woods and looking out on a bold cascading stream. Soak in the hot tub or rock on the covered porch overlooking the rushing stream and relax to the sound of the beautiful waterfalls. Open up the windows and feel the cool mountain air, fall asleep to the calming sound of falling water - The best nights sleep. Gather round the fire-pit, roast marshmallows, and soak up the scenery. Relax, hike, or play in this true mountain paradise! . WiFi and free long distance calls included. Enough room for everyone, 2 queen beds, 2 twin beds, 1 queen sofa sleeper, 1 full sleeper sofa. **NOTE: The cabin is 2.6 miles from Hwy 19 into our mountain community on Hornbuckle Creek. The road is gravel (not steep) but is very well maintained by the HOA, we have provided very detailed driving directions and proper signage as GPS is not fully accurate in the mountains. It is a 15 minute drive to town. While in the winter months - driving a 4 wheel drive vehicle would be recommended, no need in other seasons. If getting away from the crowds and enjoying a remote Great Smoky Mountain experience is your thing , you will love this place. !! The kitchen is extremely well equipped to prepare any meal. Outside you will enjoy cooking on the gas or charcoal grill over the stream. The local property manager can assist you with firewood and any other needs. In the beautiful cool evenings of spring and fall take the chill off watching the flames in the woodstove fireplace. Pets may be considered. Ask us.

Neil Pritchard
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

About Neil Pritchard

Shari is an NC Native who married Neil, a transplant from Britain who grew up watching Grizzly Adams. The cabin was his dream and after three years of weekend labor, away from his job as a Banker they fulfilled their dream completed this ideal log home getaway! Neil is a Licensed NC General Contractor and has built multiple homes in the area. Their kids grew up in the icy cold waters of the stream building forts and dams.

Neil Pritchard purchased this cabin in 2000

Why Neil Pritchard chose Smoky Mountains

The private remote location with a high elevation rushing creek and mountain views. With easy access to popular destinations and activities. The private neighborhood has some 30 miles of nature trails, large cascading waterfalls and beautiful 360 degree views of the Smokies and Great Balsam Mountains. Occasionally you may see Elk, Wild Turkey, Grouse, Black Bear, Bob Cats and always Native Brook Trout in the stream

What makes this cabin unique

Privacy. Wild Flowers like you've never imagined. Well stocked kitchen, plush towels and linens. Local property manager. Wifi in the wilderness with free long distance phone.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for this awesome experience! Everything you said and more! This will become an annual event for our family! Thanks for providing such a wonderful getaway- Perfect.
Oct 2016
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Nearest Airport
42 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Maggie Valley Golf Resort
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Interstate 40
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Frankies Italian Trattoria
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Cataloochee Ski Resort
Car: necessary

Maggie Valley is located 40 minutes from Asheville's eclectic downtown arts scene, great restaurants, live music, festivals and of course the Biltmore Estate. You will be 20 minutes from the quaint historic downtown of Waynesville, packed with art galleries, gift shops, antiques, local breweries and "Farm to Table" restaurants. 20 minutes to your west, immerse yourself in the culture and home of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indian Tribe. Try your luck at the luxurious and exciting Harrah's Cherokee Casino. For the outdoorsman, Cherokee has 40 miles of stocked trout streams. The cabin is surrounded by so many outdoor mountain adventures, including Cataloochee Ski Resort, Rafting the Tuckaseegee River .pontoon boating the spectacular clear Fontana Lake , Bathe in the natural Hot Springs or raft the wild waters of the Nantahala River. Ride a steam Engine Train through the Smokies out of Bryson City and while there check out Deep Creek Tubing in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.


Maggie Valley Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Downstairs Master - 1 queen , En-Suite
    Upstairs - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Size Sleeper Sofa in Den
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full Size Sleeper Sofa in Sleeping Loft
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Cozy Mountain Log Home Overlooking Rushing Stream
average rating of 4.75 based on 23 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This cabin is totally amazing. We loved our time there and did not want to leave. The kitchen is well stocked. The bed is comfortable. The winding road to get to the cabin is well maintained and an adventure in itself, wondering what was around each turn. The beautiful scenery, the sound of the creek, and the complete and total privacy! If you want to get away and enjoy the beauty/solitude of nature - this is the cabin you are looking for. The owners are responsive and strive to make your stay the perfect getaway. Cabin is close to entrance to Great Smoky Mountain park and Blue Ridge Parkway. Next time we go this way, will absolutely book this cabin. A piece of heaven on earth!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jan, for your kind words! We are so glad you had a wonderfull experience at Running Bear Falls!! Hope you will come back and see us again!
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Gorgeous, charming cabin tucked back in the woods

  • 5 of 5

Such a great cabin - well appointed, gorgeous views, and owner/property manager were excellent to work with. Highly recommend! Note though - definitely off the beaten path (approx. 20 min off main road, via one lane dirt road - SUV required) In our case, that's exactly what we wanted, and loved every minute of it. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely mountain getaway

  • 5 of 5

This property was everything we hoped for our family of 4. The bedrooms were cozy, the kitchen well appointed and everything was clean. We loved the deck and the rushing creek. We enjoyed using the fire pit and the hot tub. The property is very remote, and requires 4WD to get to safely, but that was fine with us. The owner and property manager were very responsive both before and during our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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beautuful cabin with extraordinary hiking and scenery. Hope to rerun again soon.

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful cabin. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the hiking and beautiful scenary. Hope to return again soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very Beautiful inside and out

  • 5 of 5

Loved it there didnt want to leave when it was time property was clean. The hot tub was a gift it was clean and after hiking we needed it. So many butterflys and flowers, sitting on the rockers out front listening to the stream was wonderful the stream is clear and cold. Good place to get away from stress. We are already talking about going back and taking some other family members.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are welcome back anytime! Our cabin was left in tip top condition, thank you so much! Hope to host you and your family / friends again soon!
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Loved this beautiful cabin, secluded, peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was excellent. It was clean, comfortable, and well stocked. We wanted for nothing in the kitchen, everything we could have asked for was available. We had a group of 8 and a small dog, and were very comfortable with the space we had. The cabin can sleep 10, but it probably would have been a little tight from my perspective. It is secluded, but 15 minutes from just about anything you could need/want, so you really have the best of both worlds. The roads are challenging and a little scary for vehicles that might not be made for it, but I expected that considering we were driving up a mountain side! If going in the winter months, you really would want 4 wheel drive. The property manager was extremely helpful when my husband's rear wheel drive car got stuck. It is important to have realistic expectations of your vehicle, and if you have a larger vehicle base, do not expect that you can make a 300 degree turn on a dime! The directions that are provided are spot on and extremely crucial to follow to a tee. The owners have given extreme care in making it as easy as possible to get there, take advantage of it! Do not rely on GPS. The kids loved hiking on the rocks, and found a nearby waterfall that they loved to play in. There were tons of butterflies near the cabin, and a couple of hummingbirds around constantly. The setting was serene. I hope to go back to this particular cabin time and time again.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.