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Romantic Log Cabin On Creek And 100 Acres, Hot Tub, Wifi, Gas Grill, Hiking

Hot Springs, NC, USA
  • Cabin400 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath On 100 Acres Next To National Forest With Hiking And Waterfall

The Moondance cabin is a romantic, one bedroom, one bathroom get away is perfect for a couples who enjoy nature. This cabin has a front porch with rocking chairs and a hot tub that sits right by the creek. There are lots of hiking trails for all levels of hikers. We have a beautiful waterfall that is a short and easy walk from the cabin. The trail system also hooks up with the Appalachian trail so the possibilities are endless. Fishing is available in the creek in front of the cabin or on the larger creeks in our area. The creeks are stocked yearly with trout. Stargazers will enjoy the uninterrupted beauty of the night sky. This cabin has a spectacular view of the moon rise. There are two labyrinths on the property for you to walk if you choose. We love sharing our 100 acres of paradise with you. Our land adjoins the national forest so the possibilities are really endless.

We are located 13 miles from Hot Springs where there are quaint little shops, restaurants, an outfitters store and rafting company. We are about a 1 hour drive from Asheville, NC, home of the beautiful Biltmore mansion. There are many activities in our area including, river rafting, kayaking, zipling, hiking, horse back riding and gem mining. There is also local bluegrass music, wonderful drives that lead you on a quilt trail or a barn trail.

Your cabin comes equipped with everything you need for you stay. We provide a landline phone and Wifi. We are sticklers about cleanliness and care for our cabins. It has fresh linens, cooking utensils, a kitchen, an outdoor grill, an outdoor fire pit with free firewood, satellite tv, dvd, cd, music system, electric fire place. The hot tub is completely drained, cleaned and refilled with fresh spring water after each stay.

For your convenience, we provide a self check in process. You may arrive anytime after 3 pm to enjoy your place in paradise. The hot tub will be warm, the lights on and the key available on the table. We live about 1/2 mile from the property, so if you need anything, you are welcome to give us a call. We believe in allowing our guests their privacy, so you will not be disturbed unless you need something.

This cozy cabin is located in the Western NC mountains surrounded by Pisgah National Forest, just off the Appalachian trail near Lemon Gap and Max Patch. This makes it a great place to offer trail support if you happen to have a friend or family member who is hiking the trail. The cabin is also within a day excursion to the Smoky Mountain National Park.

There is easy access to the French Broad River which offers a wide variety of river rafting, canoeing, kayaking and fishing. The NC Arboretum, the Folk Life Center, the Blue Ridge Parkway are attractions that many of our guests enjoy. Cherokee and Maggie Valley are also within reasonable driving distance and offer great day excursions.

Max Patch is a short drive from our cabin and offers a spectacular 360 degree view from the top. It is an easy to moderate hike from the parking lot to the top. Many of our guests visit there to watch the sun go down, or to take a day hike. The Appalachian Trail goes right across the ridge. If you are lucky enough to visit us around the time of the full moon, you can get a spectacular show from the top of Max Patch. If you go up on the day just before the moon is full, the sun will set just as the moon is rising. Standing on the top of the mountain during this time is a unique, spectacular experience.

Wild flower enthusiasts will love exploring the woods surrounding the cabins. There are many beautiful and rare species of flowers blooming from early spring to late autumn. We have been fortunate enough to spot showy orchids, trillium, wild geranium, tiger lily, jack in the pulpit, lady slipper, lily of the valley just to name a few. Early spring also brings dogwood blossoms and wild azaleas in abundance. The Rhododendron are particularly spectacular in the summer months as they flourish along our creeks and cover the hillsides with pinks and whites. It seems that almost every day from April to late October, something new is blooming in these beautiful mountains.

Bird lovers will be thrilled to find that we are a major migration route for many songbirds and butterflies. We have a huge population of hummingbirds. A very thrilling site is the Indigo buntings who visit our area in the spring. They flash an incredible incandescent blue when they fly by. We have birds such as the nuthatch, towhee, cardinal, oriole, wrens, hawks and many others. We also have many yellow finches and purple finches.

So, on your next vacation or romantic getaway, come to the mountains of Madison County, NC and discover what makes the Appalachian Mountains such a great place to relax and rejuvenate your spirit. Allow yourself time to soak in the Jacuzzi on the front porch, or rock in the rockers. Take a walk or wet a fishing line. Discover the peace of a mountain retreat. It's good for the Soul.


Tom and Rebecca Gahagan

Member Since 2012
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About Tom and Rebecca Gahagan

We are Tom and Rebecca Gahagan and we welcome you to enjoy our paradise in these beautiful mountains. We feel so fortunate to be stewards of over 100 acres bordering the national forest. We are committed to keeping our place clean and welcoming for our customers. We own and manage our cabins and live about 1/2 mile from the cabins. We believe in allowing you your privacy so we have a self check in process. We are also available should you need anything at all. We love sharing this place with others and welcome you to wander anywhere you like.

Why Tom and Rebecca Gahagan chose Hot Springs

This property is a very special place. It is 100 acres surrounded by national forest. It is about a one mile hike up Walnut mountain to connect with the Appalachian Trail. It is a short, beautiful drive up to Max Patch which is a bald offering stunning 360 degree views of the mountains. It is also located 13 miles from Hot Springs, a quaint little trail town full of local charm.

What makes this Cabin unique

We have several waterfalls withing a short distance of the cabins. We also have many trails of all levels of hiking. We believe you will enjoy the secluded nature of your cabin and suggest you come with your groceries and gas.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen


        • 1 Bathroom
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower

          Location Type

            • Mountain View
              We are so fortunate to have over 100 acres of mountain paradise to share with you. Our property is surrounded by the Pisgah national forest. Our trail system connects with the Appalachian Trail.


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


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Linens Provided
                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Fireplace
                        • Heating
                          Heat Pump
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                        • Telephone
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine


                            • Coffee Maker
                              Coffee maker with filters and coffee
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Kitchen
                              Full kitchen to include disher, pots and pans. glasses etc. Everything you need.
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  Table and chairs
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 2 people


                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television


                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Full lenght porch
                                        • Outdoor Grill


                                            • not suitable for children
                                            • wheelchair inaccessible

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Hot Tub
                                                  Private hot tub filled fresh for each guest.

                                                  Onsite Services

                                                    • Massage
                                                    • Private Chef


                                                        • churches
                                                        • festivals
                                                        • library
                                                        • restaurants

                                                          Leisure Activities

                                                            • bird watching
                                                            • boating
                                                            • eco tourism
                                                            • paddle boating
                                                            • photography
                                                            • shopping
                                                            • sight seeing
                                                            • walking
                                                            • wildlife viewing

                                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                                • ATM/bank
                                                                • groceries
                                                                • laundromat
                                                                • massage therapist
                                                                • medical services

                                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                    • mountain climbing
                                                                    • cycling
                                                                    • freshwater fishing
                                                                    • hiking
                                                                    • hunting
                                                                    • kayaking
                                                                    • mountain biking
                                                                    • fishing
                                                                    • mountaineering
                                                                    • rafting
                                                                    • rock climbing
                                                                    • swimming
                                                                    • water tubing
                                                                    • whitewater rafting

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                      20 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Wonderful honeymoon!

                                                                      Jedediah G.

                                                                      We had a great 2 night stay for our micromoon. The cabin had everything we needed. We enjoyed a nice fire by the stream and a wonderful soak in the hot tub. We would definitely return happily.

                                                                      Respite at Moon Dance

                                                                      Patricia O.

                                                                      A sweet cabin in a heavenly spot! The sound of the rushing creek was splendid--heard even above the hot tub jets. Hope to get back again sometime.

                                                                      Clean, cozy, and peaceful

                                                                      James S.

                                                                      Tom and Rebecca offer a great place to stay.

                                                                      very peaceful

                                                                      cathy w.

                                                                      Very pleasant.Quaint,quiet,just what we were

                                                                      A Really Nice Cozy Cabin tucked Away In the Mountains

                                                                      Christopher S.

                                                                      We really enjoyed our stay at the Moondance cabin. Enjoying the hot tub during a snow storm was AMAZING!! We look forward to coming back in the spring and exploring more of the beautiful waterfall, labyrinth and surrounding mountains.

                                                                      What a retreat! Such a beautiful property.

                                                                      Zachary W.

                                                                      The cabin was perfectly clean. The hot tub was amazing. We found everything we needed for a wonderful weekend moon dance. We hiked on the property as recommended by the owners and it was awesome. We felt like we had the entire mountain to ourselves and even part of the AT. Thanks.


                                                                      Hot Springs, NC, USA

                                                                      We are close to the Appalachian Trail and Max Patch which is a beautiful mountain bald offering a 360 degree view of the mountains. It is truly spectacular. We are 13 miles from the quaint little town of Hot Springs which offers art galleries, quaint little shops and a variety of restaurants and a spa with mineral springs water. We think you will enjoy the remote location of your cabin and it is best to arrive with your groceries and some gas.

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