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40+ Mile Mountain Sunset View near Murphy RiverWalk, Casino, Folk School, Pet OK

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,416 sq ft
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Mountain Views, Convenient to Town

Do you ever wish you were “Some Place Else”, especially a place with a breathtaking 40+ mile mountain sunset view, yet close to town events? Then Some Place Else is indeed the place for you. You will be amazed not only with the view, which includes magnificent sunsets, but with how convenient it is to downtown Murphy, River Walk, Casino, and John C. Campbell Folk School. It is 5 minuutes from down town Murphy's River Walk, 10 minutes from the Casino, and 15 minutes from the Folk School. The décor is designed by an internationally known architect. It is rustic and charmingly filled with antiques and even a cowboy theme throughout. Once you step inside, a sense of tranquility greets you as you enter the great room with high vaulted ceiling. Large windows embrace the stunning view that reaches over 40 miles. A large stone gas fireplace anchors one end of the great room. The natural beauty of western red cedar is throughout. The large windows and cathedral ceiling in the great room give it an intimate cabin feeling. You will be dining with a view for all your meals from the rustic dining room table. At night, the custom chandelier in the dining room and the light from the antler chandelier by the fireplace, creates an ambiance that is no less than magical. The magic does not end here. Through a “secret door” (which delights all ages), lies the master suite. Rough hewn cedar wainscoting with travertine doors frame the queen size bed. Through the hand built cedar door, with antler door handles is the master bath that offers a shower inlaid with natural stone and a vanity made from 100+ year old oak with a hand hammered copper washbasin. Twisted vines lend a rustic air to the staircase that leads to the second bedroom also with queen size bed with custom headboard, cedar sloped ceiling, and unique one of a kind chair. A second full bath is found on this floor with its custom cedar door, antique pine vanity and custom stone vessel sink engaging the senses.

The view and convenience of this chalet provides the setting for vacation memories that last a lifetime.

More Details

Robbie Thomas
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Robbie Thomas

We are a retired married couple who both grew up in N GA. Robbie is a retired teacher and RJ was a Lockheed Georgia Engineer, a Bell Labs Member of Technical Staff, the Southern

Bell Traffic Departmental Computer Time Sharing Coordinator, owned a computer software/hardware company that developed business, process control, energy management applications. He also developed & maintained income tax software for Arthur Andersen. RJ is a Vietnam era, Korean DMZ ('67-'69) Cold War veteran. He enjoys off-roading, travel, old vehicles/antiques, and railroads (rode trains on 5 continents). Robbie enjoys kayaking, hiking, gardening, and reading. We are both active in volunteering for and supporting animal welfare groups. RJ also is a member of and supports several veterans organizations.

Robbie Thomas purchased this chalet in 2017

Why Robbie Thomas chose Murphy

VIEW, Location, View, Location, Architecturally designed interior, View, and also LOCATION.

We chose this property because of the beautiful location on Tarheel Ridge among the beautiful Smokey/Snowbird Mountains. We both have vacationed in the Smokey Mountains all of our lives.

What makes this chalet unique

VIEW, Location, View, Location, Architecturally designed interior, View, and also LOCATION.

This chalet is uniquely located on Tarheel Ridge way above McDonalds in Murphy with some of the best views in Cherokee County, NC and, as a matter of fact, the world. RJ has been to over 50 countries, every Canadian Province, every state in Mexico, and every state in the Union and chose here and these Snowbird mountains to retire in. The chalet itself was recently custom refurbished, decorated, and furnished by the previous owner who is an internationally commissioned architect and designer. There are international woods and items in the house as well as a western theme. It also includes unusual touches, like hidden doors, one of a kind sinks, tables, etc, etc.


Murphy Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1416 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • 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
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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40+ Mile Mountain Sunset View near Murphy RiverWalk, Casino, Folk School, Pet OK
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews

Great stay.

  • 5 of 5

Wow! This cabin is well stocked with everything you could need. Even has coffee, cream, and sugar. Lots of towels in bathroom which is very nice. We stayed two nights on an anniversary getaway. Great views of the mountains. Comfortable furniture. My only complaint would be the mattress, it could be replaced.

Want to eat the best steak you've ever put in your mouth? Go to the copper door in haynesville!!!!

Robbie called the day before to welcome us. Left a voicemail because I was unable to answer. She even sent a text after a first night to check on us. There's nothing better than great customer service and Robbie has it going on. Thanks for renting out this charm!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed spending your anniversary at Some Place Else. We are pleased you enjoyed the view and the chalet. The mattress in the master bedroom has been replaced. The complete comfort of our vacationers is of utmost importance. Thank you for your feedback. Robbie and RJ
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Spectacular view

  • 5 of 5

The owner called the day before to wish us a wonderful stay. All the years we have used VRBO that was the first time anyone reached out like that. Nice touch. Place is extremely clean and well stocked. Amazing view to relax in front of. We have friends who are now interested. Loved it.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Best Place Ever!

  • 5 of 5

As soon as we pulled into the driveway and saw the spectacular view we said wow, wish we lived here! We only rent places with a nice view of the mountains and this view is the best that we've stayed at. The nice thing is that you could tell that the owners want you to experience what you see in the pictures that are posted on the website. The inside is fresh, clean and beautifully decorated. The secret door to the downstairs bedroom is a very cute and unique addition. The owners are wonderful and really care about making everything just right, not to mention very quick at getting back with you on any questions that you might have..thank you Robbie you're the best! We look forward to our next stay 😊

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the 40+ mile view and the chalet. The secret door was an intriguing addition courtesy of a creative architect.. We are happy to hear you are planning a return visit. Robbie and RJ
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Dublin, Georgia

Beautiful chalet

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful view from the inside and out. Stocked with everything you need. Just bring the food. Close to attractions and stores if you need anything. We prefer the gravel road over paved. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are glad that you found the view and the close proximity to local stores and attractions pleasing. We are happy that you would come back for a return stay. Robbie and RJ
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Cabin with a view

  • 4 of 5

My husband, small dog and I stayed in Some Place Else for two nights while spending time in Murphy. The cabin was comfortable, well furnished, and cleaner than anyplace we've ever stayed. The hidden room put a smile on our faces. The view was magnificent. My only recommendation was that the owners invest in a new master bedroom mattress. It has seen better days. We do appreciate having such a nice place to stay and do thank the owners for making it available for rental.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you found the view magnificent and the chalet comfortable, clean, and well furnished. The hidden room was certainly a fun touch that the architect added. Thank you for the notation regarding the downstairs mattress and it will be replaced. Robbie and RJ Thomas
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Coral Gables, Florida

Beautiful chalet. Clean and tasteful! Will definitely go back.

  • 5 of 5

The pictures do not do it justice. Very clean, tasteful and sheik. Everything you need is provided. Amazing views

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the view and were pleased with the chalet. Robbie and RJ
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Andrews, NC
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Cherokee Hills Golf & Country Club
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Andrews, NC
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US 64/29
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Chophouse Grill
Nearest Ski
94 Miles
Gatlinburg, TN
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
Pet Fee $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.