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O'Henry's Getaway - Tail of the Dragon - 25 Acre Vacation Retreat - Cheoah River

Robbinsville, NC, USA
  • House1038 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

2 Bedroom, 1 bath farmhouse with mountain views on banks of Cheoah River

This cozy, rustic farmhouse is nestled on the banks of the scenic Cheoah River nine miles from Robbinsville, NC. It’s just a short nine mile drive to Deal's Gap (the starting point of the Tail of the Dragon - 318 curves in 11 miles).

If you are looking for a getaway – O’Henry’s is for you. Enjoy your stay in this 100 year-old farmhouse located on 25 pristine privately-owned acres in the Smoky Mountains. The 1,038 square foot house is surrounded by undeveloped property on the banks of the Cheoah River. There is a massive wrap-around porch on the front, side and rear of the house where you can relax and sip your iced tea as you escape the troubles of a far away world.

There is a babbling stream adjacent to the house and a fire pit perfect for those mountain evenings.

The Cheoah River is a top location for kayaking. The output of the Santeetlah Dam is increased on 19 specific days in 2018 (see details below) to create up to Class IV-V rapids. O’Henry’s is located at the top of the 9 mile kayak run ending at Tapoco Lodge. NOTE: There is a parking area in front of the property used by those kayaking the river. There is ample private parking behind the house. There is a two-car lockable garage – perfect for bikes or kayaking gear.

Please note the $200 security deposit is REFUNDED after your stay.

O’Henry’s is located ten minutes from Robbinsville, NC with restaurants, a pharmacy (Walgreens) and a major grocery store (Ingle's). Nearby attractions include the majestic Joyce Kilmer National Forest, Cherokee Nation, Cherohala Skyway, Great Smoky Mountain National Park and many others. Satellite TV (DishNetwork) and WiFi available. Cell phone service is available in and near the house.

Please note: the house has two window AC units located in the kitchen and living room (see floor plan in photographs). There is a gas fired heater in the living room. There is no central HVAC system.

The farmhouse has been in the same family for generations and its current owners live in nearby Robbinsville. The owners personally provide the housekeeping services and are available to answer any questions.

We hope you choose O’Henry’s Getaway for your Smoky Mountain vacation.

2018 Cheoah River Water Release Days (subject to change – verify dates before making plans, Search "Cheoah River Water Release". )

April 14, 15, 16 (Saturday, Sunday, Monday)

April 21, 22 (Saturday, Sunday)

May 12, 13 (Saturday, Sunday)

May 19, 20 (Saturday, Sunday)

May 26, 27 (Saturday, Sunday)

August 4 (Saturday)

October 6 (Saturday)

November 3 (Saturday)

2019 Dates (subject to change – verify dates before making plans, Search "Cheoah River Water Release".)

February 23, 24 (Saturday, Sunday)

March 23, 24, 25 (Saturday, Sunday, Monday)

April 6, 7 (Saturday, Sunday)

April 13, 14 (Saturday, Sunday)

April 27, 28 (Saturday, Sunday)

May 11, 12 (Saturday, Sunday)

May 18, 19 (Saturday, Sunday)

May 25, 26 (Saturday, Sunday)

June 22, 23 (Saturday, Sunday)

November 9 (Saturday)


Mackie and Jean Grant

Member Since 2018
Response time:
within a few days
Calendar last updated:
Mar 14, 2018
About Mackie and Jean Grant

We are the Grants. We are the owners and operators of O'Henry's Getaway. My uncle, Henry Grant, lived in this house for many decades. Henry was a World War II veteran and a lifelong resident of Graham County. He passed away in 2012. We hope you enjoy the property as much as Uncle Henry.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        2 twin/ single, with ceiling fan
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, 1 double, with closet


        • 1 Bathroom
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, tub, shower


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Window air conditioning units in dinging room and in living room. There is no central A/C system.
                    • Garage
                      There is a two car garage. Each garage door can be locked from the inside. Entry is through a door with a deadbolt on the side of the garage. There are lockers for storage of gear inside the garage
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      A natural gas heater is located in the living room. This is the only heating system in the house. There is no central heating system.
                    • Internet
                      Satellite high speed internet with WiFi
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Front load electric dryer
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                      The living room has a sectional couch and additional chairs. There is Dish Network satellite with a flat screen monitor. A DVD/VCR player is available. Window air conditioning unit and gas heater.
                    • Parking
                      Ample parking for up to five vehicles. The driveway and parking area is gravel.
                    • Telephone
                      Telephone provided, long distance provided at no additional charge. Cell service available within 100 feet of house.
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      New top load washer


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Keurig coffee maker provided (coffee not included)
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          full set of dishes and utensils provided
                        • Kitchen
                          Full range/oven (new)
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                          Full range/oven (new)
                        • Refrigerator
                          with ice maker
                        • Stove
                          Full range/oven (new)


                            • Dining
                              Window air conditioning unit in dinging room and in living room
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Dish Network satellite
                                • Television
                                  Dish Network satellite with flat screen monitor in living room
                                • Video Library


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      A large wrap-around porch spans the front and one side of the house. The porch is six feet deep.
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      The property is on the banks of the Cheoah River, a popular kayaking venue. The property contains a put-in location at the top of the Cheoah River kayak run.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      The house is situated on 25 acres surrounded by national forest and river and undeveloped land. There are no other houses visible from the property.


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • churches
                                            • festivals
                                            • library
                                            • marina
                                            • restaurants

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • bird watching
                                                • boating
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • photography
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hunting
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • mountain climbing
                                                        • rafting
                                                        • water tubing
                                                        • whitewater rafting

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 12:00 PM

                                                          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.


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                                                          Robbinsville, NC, USA

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