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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:
April 22, 2018

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 Maggie Valley

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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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: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • 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 8
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Cozy Mountain Log Home Overlooking Rushing Stream
average rating of 4.8 based on 32 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: September 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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Fantastic location and a beautiful cabin.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin exceeded our expectations by far!! We had an amazing time being secluded and having the wonderful stream below to entertain the kids and help us relax. The cabin was wonderful and has everything you need. We had more than enough room. Everything was clean and the caretaker was very accommodating. The owners are wonderful people and very helpful. A fantastic place we will return to in the future.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed at cabins in this area many times but this is one of the best. It is very well appointed from the kitchen, to the bathrooms, to the games, to the beds, to the furnishings, etc. We personally enjoyed the wood stove since the weather turned a bit ugly while we were there. The creek and the access to it were also very enjoyable. You'll miss the sound of rushing water as soon as you leave.

As far as the road and location goes, you just need to be prepared and accept that as part of the adventure. To us, it just makes it that much better but we have been traveling Plot Balsam for the better part of 10 years. Never a problem.

Hats off to the owners for creating such a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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What A Great Escape!

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at many places but, I'd have to say this was the best when it comes to having all the comforts of home. I went for a girls mini-getaway. The cabin was well stocked with anything you might need and then some. The décor was absolutely wonderful and everything was very clean. The rushing stream was wonderful to relax by inside and out! The owners are wonderful to work with. Now, keep in mind, it is pretty secluded. Again, the owners were very up front about the road to the cabin. Four wheel drive is advised. I did not have to use mine as the weekend weather was perfect. A small truck or SUV would be your best bet as turning around in the driveway is very limited. Other than that, this is the great place to relax and enjoy. I will recommend it to anyone I know heading to this area.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your taking the time to write such a kind review. Yall were the perfect guests! Love the BEAR vase, such a thoughtful gift. Come back and see us!
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Loved it! So relaxing 😌�

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is everything that the listing says and more. My family and I enjoyed relaxing on the porch and listening to the sounds of the creek and nature. Looking forward to booking again.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words Tina, so pleased you enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday there as we have so many times in the past, hope you can come back soon!
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Cozy Mountain Log Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Loved this cabin .The owners called us to see if we had made it okay that was very thoughtful of them. .The cabin was great beyond expectation. Nice and clean It had everything books games ext. The stream what's out of this world it rained when we were there and just the sound of it when you were going to sleep was out of this world. I bought some firewood with me thinking there wasn't going to be enough when we got there there was plenty of firewood. My 9 year old nephew loved the Chipmunks running around. If I could move in I would

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear your stay was great! Appreciate your taking the time to let us know you enjoyed our ltitle piece of paradise in the Smoky Mountains. ..please come stay again! We would love to offer our repeat customer dicount to you and your family!
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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.


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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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