Secluded and Peaceful W/ Spectacular Smokey Mountain Views on Lake Nantahala
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- Minimum stay:1 night
- Property type:Cabin
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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 try Fly Fishing or White Water Rafting 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) or hike the nearby Appalachian and Bartram Trails to a secret Swimming Hole and Cliff Diving area. Local activities also include mountain biking, kayaking, hunting, golfing, swimming, sight-seeing, and more. 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 plus 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 watching the stars illuminate the 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 the last 800 ft. 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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Member since: 2005
- 400 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Low Allergen Environment
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
- 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
- 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
- Books For Adults
- Books For Kids
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Games For Kids
- Video Game Console
- Video Games
- Video Library
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Autumn Foliage
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
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
The Appalachian and Bartram hiking trails intersect less than 5 miles from our cabin. Also hike on our mountain to explore the Nantahala National Forest and enjoy the view from above the clouds....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Activities Guide
- Air Conditioning
- Alarm Clock
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Paper Towels
- Sofa Bed
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
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My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- One time Cleaning Fee $75
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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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!
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.
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.
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Sunset over the Nantahala National Forest backyard. Can you see the cabin?
Hang the Life Jackets to Dry and Enjoy a picnic lunch or BBQ at the fire pit
Fly Fishing the Nantahala River is AMAZING!
Knee Boarding on Nantahala Lake - the highest elevation lake East of the Miss.
The path to the "Secret Swimming Hole" on the Bartram Trail - 15 minutes away.
Daring each other at the local Swimming Hole Spillway
Boys playing at the Dock on Lake Nantahala
Sunset reflecting off the mist of my Dad's side of the mountain.
In the Canoe on the way to 'Rabbit Island' on Nantahala Lake
Aerial Photo demonstrating proximity to Nantahala Lake. Notice Rabbit Island!
Just the view from the deck
Nantahala Lake - with Rabbit Island. Swim/Canoe out there to the Rope Swing.
The kids LOVE the sleeping loft!
Just step outside onto the deck and enjoy the view! Or stay inside!
Enjoy the cozy fireplace on the cool evenings - or step out to the fire pit.
The Bedroom - notice the Bear theme of the cabin.
The "Secret Swimming Hole" off the Batram Trail! Take your swimsuit :)
Notice the Appalachian & Bartram Trails map on the wall to help your plannning.
The bears will protect you as you read your scary novel on vacation!
Rabbit Island Rope Swing - on Lake Nantahala.
Nantahala Lake view from a short hike on my dad's side of the mountain
Newly Graveled - but STEEP! You need 4x4 or you'll have to hike!
Just one of the local waterfalls within a 10-15 minute drive from the cabin.
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