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Secluded and Peaceful W/ Spectacular Smokey Mountain Views on Lake Nantahala

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Peaceful morning sunrise over the misty Smokey Mountains.

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Last updated: 05/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Perfect Secluded Cabin - Amazing Views of the Smokey Mountains w/ hiking trails

We can't adequately describe how peaceful it is to sit on the deck of our little cabin and listen to the birds and the wind through the trees as you watch the sun set over the Smokey Mountains. With the Nantahala National Forest literally as our back yard, this new log cabin is the perfect secluded nature getaway! After getting one of the best night’s sleep you've ever had in our pillow top bed, you'll have the energy to go Fly Fishing or White Water Rafting on the Nantahala River, or Water Skiing on the glassy water of the highest elevation lake east of the Mississippi (Nantahala Lake is just 1 mile down the road from the cabin). Hikers love the easy access to the Appalachian and Bartram Trails - and the photos you see on this listing are from a secret Swimming Hole and Cliff Diving area off the Bartram Trail. Local activities also include mountain biking, kayaking, hunting, golfing, swimming, sight-seeing, and more. Renters are also welcome to use our canoe to explore Nantahala Lake! We've got some DVD’s at the cabin in case it rains.

The cabin is stocked with everything you'd have at your own kitchen including a propane grill on the deck. The quaint little towns of Andrews and Murphy are just a short drive away if you don’t want to cook your own meals or forgot your favorite fishing lure.

Our renters continually tell us how peaceful and therapeutic it is to stay at our cabin. They mention having great plans to visit touristic attractions and outdoor adventures - but are so lured by the peace and beauty of the surroundings of the cabin that they end up spending most the day kicked back on the deck enjoying the view or sitting at the fire pit fascinated by the stars that illuminate the night sky.

NOTE: While mountain roads are sometimes steep and curvy they are well maintained paved roads and completely accessible. We have gone to great lengths to make the cabin as accessible as possible, but our GRAVEL driveway is EXTREMELY steep. Therefore, we REQUIRE all renters to either have 4 wheel drive or all-wheel drive! If you don’t have such a vehicle we require you to park at the bottom and hike up. This is a typical request for mountain cabins and not an unreasonable expectation, unless you're unwilling to hike our 800 ft. driveway. NOTE:IF YOU CHOOSE TO IGNORE THIS REQUIREMENT YOU WILL PAY FOR THE DAMAGES TO THE DRIVEWAY AND YOUR VEHICLE BECAUSE YOU WILL GET STUCK!

Renting Online: If you're reading this then you're ahead of the game when it comes to online renting. We have tried to make the process as simple as possible. Feel free to call us at any time if you have any questions about the process. If you're ready - just “book online”. Once we have received confirmation of the payment you will receive a detailed set of directions to the cabin which also include the 'key box code' for entry into the cabin.

Final note: This cabin is REMOTE by US standards - so be prepared for no cell service, no TV, no WIFI, and no one bothering you!
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Owner

Member since: 2005

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 400 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Sorry - but we've had poor experiences with pets being spooked by the wildlife. Kennel your pet and enjoy a peaceful vacation!...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 3 child bed, 1 sleep sofa /futon

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  • Our 3 foot sleeping loft is great for kids! We have 3 kid's size sleeping bags, blankets, sleeping pads, and pillows up there along with some toys and books up there. Extra sheets, blankets, and plush pillows are provided for the futon. Crank up the fireplace, grab a blanket, and cuddle while watching a DVD or the sun setting out over the deck....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Great water pressure - you'll never want to leave the shower. Extra Large Soft towels for 8....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Smoking is not allowed indoors. Bring your own Coffee if you drink coffee - we have provided a coffee maker. No pets. There is no phone at the cabin, no internet, no cell reception, no cable TV. If you require those things on a vacation to the mountains - we suggest you rent someone else's cabin...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake:

    Nantahala Lake is famous for feeding the White Water of Nantahala Rafting river - but swimming, fishing & boating this fresh water lake is an unmistakable experience. It's just a mile down the road!...moreless

  • Mountain:

    The Appalachian and Bartram hiking trails intersect less than 5 miles from our cabin, or hike on our mountain to explore the Nantahala National Forest and enjoy the view from above the clouds....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Breathtaking and expansive views of the Smokey Mountains from the deck are amazing! We encourage you to take a short hike up behind the cabin on the marked trail we have created. It's worth it!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Electric indoor - Fire Pit outdoors. Downed branches are all around the property if you're willing to work - otherwise stop at Walmart on the way up and pick up some firewood bundles....moreless

  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    If you bring groceries - you'll never have to leave the cabin. ...moreless

  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Canoe with Paddles and Life Jackets available for use....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Wood Deck
 

Reviews

4.7
from 37 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
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My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$110
$550 $1,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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Fees:

  • One time Cleaning Fee $75

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

  • Nantahala Outdoor Center

    "A MUST do if you've never rafted the Nantahala River. Take the time to eat at their restaur..."

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  • Nantahala River

    "Raft it! Hike the trails alongside it! Or do my favorite - FLY FISHING!"

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  • Lakes End Grill and Marina

    "The only place I know of to rent a pontoon boat and play for a day on Nantahala Lake. Also ..."

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  • Monte Alban Restaurante

    "Tell them it's your birthday (if it is) and you'll end up wearing a Sombrero and a special t..."

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  • Lonesome Dove Stables

    "The closest horseback riding place near the cabin. A unique adventure in the mountains. "

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152 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Monte Alban Mexican Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lake Nantahala Public Dock

Car: Necessary

Our cozy little log cabin is nestled in the mountains of the Nantahala National Forest at the edge of Nantahala Lake - between Franklin and Andrews North Carolina. We are in an ideal location for hiking, fishing, boating, and swimming. We’re literally 15 minutes off the Appalachian and Bartram Hiking trails, several mountain bike trails, and lots of little stream crossings and waterfalls. If you’re into scenic drives or motorcycling, the area is flooded with world famous drives - including the infamous "Tail of the Dragon", Cherahola Skyway, and the Smokey Mountain Parkway. Hunting season is incredible around this area! Wild Turkey, Deer, and Black Bear are just a few of the choices. If you’d rather be outdoors than anywhere else, then this is the area for you! Other than our other property in Alaska, I can’t think of a more beautiful place. Grill out on the deck! But if you don’t like to cook your own meals or forgot your favorite fishing lure, the town of Andrews is only 10 miles away.

Stay up late - because star gazing the night sky is just phenomenal and finding new constellations never seen under city lights is a regular occurrence.

Enjoy the fire pit! Bring some s'mores and your pocket knife!

Take our canoe out to Rabbit Island and try the Rope Swing. Hike the Bartram Trail to a secret Swimming Hole and Cliff Diving.

Gather some wild Black Berries on the trail behind the cabin.

Take a nap. Enjoy the view. Read a book. Hey - you're on vacation!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: As a child I would come to this property on extended family reunions. My mother was raised on the property when there was no running water or electricity. Enchanted by the stories of her childhood, my father he loved visiting her family and hiking the mountain trails with my Uncles. When my Grandfather passed away in the 1989 my family inherited a parcel of the property that had been in our family since the 1830's. I embraced my father's vision of developing and building on our 'family' land in North Carolina and shared that vision with my wife when we first got married. Even as we were finishing our degrees at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah we began saving. In 2003 I joined the Air Force and was stationed at Warner Robins, GA. We practically raised our boys on the weekends hiking up and down the mountains trying to find the right spot for our own cabin. In 2005 my Uncle Frank granted us 4.88 acres of his inheritance and we eventually built the cabin you see here. In 2007 we were transferred to Alaska. After 6 heavenly years there we received orders, and in 2013 made the epic 45 day journey from Alaska to Virginia - via 17 National Parks, to our current duty station at Langley AFB, VA. In January 2017 I purchased my Uncle Frank's remaining parcel which incorporates the shed and field. Our plan is to further develop the property with more cabins.

Why the Owner Chose Topton, NC, USA:
If you want to watch TV, talk on your Cell Phone, check your Email, and surf the Internet then you should look for a different cabin. If you'd like to get away from all of that - then this is the PERFECT cabin for you! Read the reviews. Then, book your vacation and enjoy the life changing memories you'll make in the Mountains.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Rest, Relaxation, Serenity, Calm, Quiet, Secluded, Inspirational.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

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Photos

  • Peaceful morning sunrise over the misty Smokey Mountains.

    Peaceful morning sunrise over the misty Smokey Mountains.

  • Aerial view of the cabin and sunset over the Nantahala National Forest.

    Aerial view of the cabin and sunset over the Nantahala National Forest.

  • Nantahala Lake - with Rabbit Island. Swim or Canoe out to the Rope Swing!

    Nantahala Lake - with Rabbit Island. Swim or Canoe out to the Rope Swing!

  • Exciting White Water Rafting on Nantahala River with Nantahala Outdoor Center.

    Exciting White Water Rafting on Nantahala River with Nantahala Outdoor Center.

  • Daring each other at the local Swimming Hole Spillway.  Ask for directions!

    Daring each other at the local Swimming Hole Spillway. Ask for directions!

  • Peaceful Morning reflections at the bench on the trail above the cabin.

    Peaceful Morning reflections at the bench on the trail above the cabin.

  • Catching a native trout while Fly Fishing the Nantahala River is exhilarating!

    Catching a native trout while Fly Fishing the Nantahala River is exhilarating!

  • The path to the "Secret Swimming Hole" on the Bartram Trail - 15 minutes away.

    The path to the "Secret Swimming Hole" on the Bartram Trail - 15 minutes away.

  • There are hiking trails all around the cabin.  Pause here and soak in the beauty

    There are hiking trails all around the cabin. Pause here and soak in the beauty

  • Drone photo of clouds over the sleepy road to Nantahala Lake.

    Drone photo of clouds over the sleepy road to Nantahala Lake.

  • Aerial Photo demonstrating proximity to Nantahala Lake.  Notice Rabbit Island!

    Aerial Photo demonstrating proximity to Nantahala Lake. Notice Rabbit Island!

  • The "Secret Swimming Hole" off the Batram Trail! Perfect to cool off on hot days

    The "Secret Swimming Hole" off the Batram Trail! Perfect to cool off on hot days

  • Kids LOVE the sleeping loft!  It's the perfect place for them to play and sleep.

    Kids LOVE the sleeping loft! It's the perfect place for them to play and sleep.

  • The perfect nights sleep in the most peaceful place after exciting days.

    The perfect nights sleep in the most peaceful place after exciting days.

  • The little fireplace is so cozy on cool spring nights.

    The little fireplace is so cozy on cool spring nights.

  • What can I say - even the bathroom is heavenly!

    What can I say - even the bathroom is heavenly!

  • The sun rise helps wake you up peacefully for those exciting vacation plans!

    The sun rise helps wake you up peacefully for those exciting vacation plans!

  • Enjoy the fire pit at night and share s'mores at the picnic bench.

    Enjoy the fire pit at night and share s'mores at the picnic bench.

  • The sun rising over the smokey mountains is simply therapeutic!

    The sun rising over the smokey mountains is simply therapeutic!

  • Start each day with a peaceful morning breakfast on the deck.

    Start each day with a peaceful morning breakfast on the deck.

  • Boys playing at the Dock on Lake Nantahala

    Boys playing at the Dock on Lake Nantahala

  • In our Canoe on the way to 'Rabbit Island' on Nantahala Lake.  Guests can use it

    In our Canoe on the way to 'Rabbit Island' on Nantahala Lake. Guests can use it

  • Knee Boarding on Nantahala Lake - the highest elevation lake East of the Miss.

    Knee Boarding on Nantahala Lake - the highest elevation lake East of the Miss.

  • We own all that you see here.  Can you see the cabin on the top of the mountain

    We own all that you see here. Can you see the cabin on the top of the mountain

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