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Spectacular Views River Access 5-Star Amenities 2BR 2BA Sleeps 5

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Spectacular Views River Access 5-Star Amenities 2BR 2BA Sleeps 5

Spectacular Long Range Mountain Views From Wrap-Around Deck

Relax and enjoy the 5-star amenities of this upscale beautiful cabin, superbly decorated with all wood interior and exterior. It is close to town, a golf course, the famous John Campbell Folk School and just 10 minutes away from downtown Murphy, Harrah's Casino and grocery shopping.

Enjoy the best nature has to offer, including whitewater rafting, zip lining, horseback riding, hiking, beautiful waterfalls, fishing and only 20 minutes from Deals Gap ( trail of the dragon ), for bikers. It is only a short drive to the Great Smoky Mountains train adventures, zip lining at Andrews, water rafting, Gatlinburg, Dollywood and the historic Biltmore Estate.

The cabin is semi handicapped accessible, including a walk in shower with a grab bar and built in seat. There are only three shallow steps from the entry to wrap around deck and all on one level.

The cabin features a large open floor plan with high ceilings and is great for entertaining! The kitchen is large and fully equipped and there is a separate dining area. The laundry area has a washer and dryer. The great room features a beautiful stone gas log fireplace all the way to the ceiling peak. The split bedroom plan provides a private large master bedroom with a king-size bed, a desk area & full bath. The guest bedroom, at the other end of the cabin, is a versatile room with a black bear tapestry and leather coach that converts into a queen size sofa bed with a memory foam mattress pad for comfort. The room also features a flat screen TV, a board game cabinet with lots of games and a table with chairs. The walk-in closet also has a roll-a-way bed in it. The cabin sleeps 5 people and is equipped with WiFi internet services.

There is a beautiful fire pit area with seating on the property.

Relax and enjoy the best nature has to offer, with deer, birds of all kinds, wild turkey and playful squirrels on the one 1.5 acre property. You will also enjoy the rushing mountain waters of the Hiawassee River, along with the covered pavilion with picnic benches, fire pit and grill right next to the river. For details, visit haveninthehills website.

Location: Murphy, Smoky Mountains, North Carolina, USA (Less than two hours from Atlanta, Ashville & Chattanooga)

Average temperatures, Spring night 40, day 70, Summer night 64, day 78, Fall night 40, day 68, Winter night 20, day 40.

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed 4 nights and wished we booked for the whole week. We ventured to Blue Ridge, Highlands, Dieland and Deelard House for lunch. The cabin was very comfortable, clean and quiet. We did not lack anything. We will return here again. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely home with us.
Jun 2010
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Murphy Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • River
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Twin sinks, walk in shower with seat for handicapped.
  • Tub and enclosed shower in 2nd bathroom. Large walk-in shower in Master Bedroom bathroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • There is a twin size roll-away bed available for your use.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
TVs and Cable are in both bedrooms in addition to the Great Room. Bring your laptop computer. There is DSL High Speed Wireless Wi-Fi Internet available. Card table and chairs are also provided. Wooden TV trays are available for use inside or on the covered porch. There is a 6' picnic table and benches, 4 rocking chairs and a bench on porch for your enjoyment. Also, a gas outdoor grill. The wrap-around porch with it's spectacular long range mountain view is an ideal setting for casual entertaining or a romantic quiet night enjoying the sights and sounds of the river below and nature.


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average rating of 4.951613 based on 68 reviews

Beautiful Cabin

  • 5 of 5

This was the most beautiful cabin in the most beautiful spot. It was very quiet and relaxing and everything you could ever need was close by.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cumming Ga

Great Place and Affordable!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is magnificent! Clean, well maintained, roomy and decorated well. The view is spectacular with lots of deer running through the property which could be seen from the huge wrap around deck. GPS gets you there and is easy to access. Close to the cute town of Murphy in which we enjoyed Parsons Pub. Try the Reuben flat bread and a brew. You can't go wrong. It is also close to the casino in which we left a few dollars but had a good time, and only 30 miles away from Blue Ridge. When in Blue Ridge be sure to stop in Out Of The Blue. It has a fine array of cheeses and wines with an expert to guide you through your selection. Nothing better than a nice bottle of wine, cheese and crackers while sitting on the deck watching the sun go down. They also have lots of bar, party, gift and entertainment items. Prices are reasonable.

One of the nicest things about this property that we haven't seen in other rentals is most everything is labeled. Light/fan switches, and Wi-Fi login (at the computer desk) were especially helpful. Very good cell, satellite and Wi-Fi service too! The owner was also great to work with. She called to make sure we got in and that everything was fine. Another nice touch that you don't find everywhere.

So, if you're looking for a spectacular get-a-way, this is the place. You will not be disappointed. Definitely a 5 star property.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful view and very comfortable cabin

  • 4 of 5

My Husband and I had a great time here. They have a great view and the fire pit was great for the cool nights to watch the stars. The kitchen and the barbecue were great for cooking sometimes. We were there in Thanksgiving and the cabin was really nicely decorated for Christmas.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mini vacstion at Haven in the Hills

  • 5 of 5

You will not be sorry with this rental... the unique touches inside made it feel homey & inviting... we stayed here from Oct 17 to Oct 20th... the weather was perfect & the views from the porch were very nice & we even got to see deer on the property everyday... the owner Judy was a pleasure to work with & made it so easy... I would highly recommend renting this cabin to my family & friends.... thank you Judy for letting us share your little piece of heaven we were truely lucky to find it...

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Suwanee, GA

Haven In the Hills is the right name for this property!!!

  • 5 of 5

A place of comfort, peace and quiet. The home is spacious and very comfortable to use. Lights and switches are appropriately labeled, the kitchen is set up with everything you need to cook simply or elegantly, master bed sleeps like a dream, and the living area is arranged for TV watching, visiting with friends, or reading your favorite book. At the end of a day of sightseeing, how peaceful to rest on the front deck and enjoy the wonderful view and sunset. The setting is quiet. We heard the occasional car going by but no general traffic noise, only the birds. On our first night a woodpecker landed in one of the trees in the front yard and a little later a huge owl came by. We have rented many houses through VRBO and I have to say what a pleasure it is to rent from this owner. She has put many thoughtful touches into her home, the home is very clean and well maintained, and the owner is easy to communicate with! Our visit was only 3 nights/ 2 days, but we look forward to a longer visit in the future!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It could not have been better!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely lovely time at this beautiful cabin. It was beyond spotless, and Judy provided every single thing we needed -- and some we didn't even know we needed! Getting settled is a snap because they have everything labeled ... and town is only minutes away. Lovely quiet subdivision with excellent roads. Wine and cheese each night on the deck watching a gorgeous sunset and mornings in the same place with a steaming coffee. Stunning view of distant peaks... we even made friends with two hummingbirds who decided we were harmless enough not to interrupt their chow-time. Thank you for the soul refreshment-- we will be back for sure!!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ideally located just 90 minutes from Atlanta,1.5 hrs. to Chattanooga and Asheville, 2.5 hrs. to Gatlinburg and Magee Valley. There are many things to do in the area,: whitewater rafting, hiking,waterfalls, boating, swimming, picnicking, antique shopping, fishing, flea markets,ziplining the mountains in Andrews,45 minutes from cabin,and sightseeing. Visit the Smoky Mountains, Helen GA, Cherokee reservation, Harrah's Casino, John C. Campbell Folk School, Biltmore mansion, Nantahala Forest, Ocoee River, Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest, or the beautiful Nottley Lake/Park. Explore the quaint town of Murphy with its shops, street-corner parks, and old-time theater is a treat.

Other Activities: jet skiing, rafting, wildlife viewing,great hiking, horseback riding and discovering the many waterfalls in the area, tubing down the river at the base of our mountain, fishing, golfing just 5 minutes from the cabin, zip lining through the mountains in Andrews, just 45 minutes from the cabin, John Campbell World Famous Crafting School and beautiful Campus, store and free councerts just 10 minutes from cabin and many great day trip options!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $85
Refundable damage deposit $100
Pet Fee $55
Tax Rate 10.95%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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