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Nantahala Riverfront Cabin near Bryson City

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Waterfront Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, on Nantahala River near Bryson City



Nantahala River Lodge is a unique riverfront cabin on the Nantahala River. It is a rare and magnificent opportunity to have the rushing river a few steps from your front door. The Nantahala River Lodge offers privacy, an outstanding location, luxury accommodations, world class fishing and so much more.

We custom designed and built our cabin with reclaimed wood from our family's North Carolina cabins and barn. Native stone was used inside and out. We furnished our home with handcrafted furniture and transformed family heirlooms into art. Every detail was carefully considered as we blended our family history into the creation of the Nantahala River Lodge. The Lodge offers accommodations for up to 8 people. Every room offers a view of the river. We encourage you to open the windows to bring the soothing river sounds indoors.


1400 feet of Nantahala River frontage, World class fishing just a few steps from the door, Luxury accommodations, Fully equipped kitchen to make cooking easy, Campfire area complete with stone benches around the fire pit, picnic table, grill and campfire wood, Easy access to area attractions, Privacy, Natural landscaping and so much more.


You will enjoy easy access to the Nantahala River for trout fishing or water fun, Relaxing in the riverside chairs or hammock, Listening to the soothing sounds of the river, Picnics by the river, Panning for gold, Dining on the deck, Gathering around the campfire to tell stories and roast marshmallows, Fireflies at night...


Nantahala River Launch Site where Class II and III whitewater rafting begins, the Bartram Trail, Paved path that winds along the river bank, Miles of trout fishing and river exploration...


Waterfalls, Nantahala Lake, Hiking and Biking trails, Outdoor Outfitters, Whitewater Rafting, Zip Lines, Tsali Recreation Area, Scenic Drives, Arts, Crafts, Music, Horseback Riding, Gem Mines, Restaurants, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Deep Creek Recreation Area, Cherokee, Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, Fontana Dam, Fontana Lake...

The Nantahala River Lodge is our home away from home. We are very familiar with the area and are happy to share our local knowledge with you.

A few special things we can arrange for your stay:

* Rafting Discounts with Nantahala Outdoor Center

* Biltmore House discounts on admission

* Fly Fishing Instruction

* Fishing Guides

* Lake Charters

* Customized Day Trip Information

* Pantry Stocking and Catering

Couples, families, friends and fishermen, whitewater enthusiasts and those who just want to relax and experience the beauty of the majestic Nantahala River and the Great Smoky Mountains will discover the Nantahala River Lodge is an unforgettable place.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Annette & Mickey Youmans

Keywords: Cabin, Riverfront Cabin, Luxury Cabin, Waterfront Cabin, Pet Friendly, Smoky Mountains, Bryson City, Murphy, Nantahala Lodging, North Carolina Lodging, Bryson City Lodging

More Details

Annette and Mickey
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

About Annette and Mickey

Mickey's grandparents came to this area for their honeymoon in 1921. It has been a long standing tradition to enjoy and care for this area. We've been making memories and friends here for three generations. We can help our guests make the most of their vacation.

Annette and Mickey purchased this cabin in 2007

Why Annette and Mickey chose Smoky Mountains

We love the Great Smoky Mountains, especially the uniqueness of the Nantahala Gorge. We were thrilled to build our home on the banks of the Nantahala River. We have learned through the years that each of the 4 seasons is indeed distinct, unique and wonderful.

What makes this cabin unique

We love listening to the sound of the river. It's also nice to fish and swim in our front yard. The Lodge is located on a Scenic Byway and has very quick access to all of our favorite activities.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wow! This is the best place ever. We enjoyed our stay again! We had a great time on the river and we cooked our burgers over the open campfire in the fire pit. They turned out great! We will be back!
Apr 2017
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Topton Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed , 2 sets of hand crafted log bunk beds
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
1400' of riverfront property, campfire & picnic area, hammock by the river, fenced property and so much more! Firewood provided! The Nantahala Outdoor Center offers our guests a 10% rafting discount. Discount vouchers to the Biltmore Estate are provided.


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Nantahala Riverfront Cabin near Bryson City
average rating of 5.0 based on 48 reviews

Warm and Welcoming

  • 5 of 5

The cabin exceeded our expectations for a rental property. The owners, Annette and Mickey, left no stone untouched in creating a warm and loving environment filled with family history, handmade furniture, and re-purposed wood from their grandfather's cabin. If you're looking for a place to feel close to nature, to feel welcomed, and to feel the love that went into creating a warm and inviting home away from home, this is the place.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Benton, KY USA

A wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property! Everything was immaculate and the details the owners included simplified our packing/preparation. We loved exploring the area and sharing time on the deck, sipping wine by the river and roasting marshmallows over the campfire. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Amazing!! The cabin was fantastic ~ owners are the best! Our weather was great ~ only rained when we were sleeping. The people in the area are so friendly. We slept so sound. Everyone had a blast ~ from the grandparents to the kids :)

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tampa, FL


  • 5 of 5

Toddler to grandparent had a great time and enjoyed every minute!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Solitude sought. Solitude found.

  • 5 of 5

I was seeking a quite place of solitude in which to ride out the chaotic and maddening expectation that has become the Yuletide season; to hide from people and find some peace with the Fam. After much online searching, I came across the Nantahal River Lodge. I joke sometimes that I feel like running deep into the woods, digging a hole, and hiding out... This place came pretty close to fulfilling that dream.

The location is pretty isolated in a gorge. There is a cabin across the street, but it is situated off the road enough, you will not notice them. The property is gorgeous, well kept, and fenced. Plenty of firewood available should you like to build a fire in the outdoor pit or in the spectacular fireplace inside. Sadly for us, the weather was warm and rainy. So no fires for us. Boo.

The rumbling waters of the river are a spiritual balm to the soul. I slept with the bedroom window open every night cozied up in flannel bedsheets.

The cabin itself is amazing. Very clean inside and out. Architecturally speaking, it is delightful. Comfortable and modern without sacrificing the rustic feel one is seeking when venturing deep in the woods. Linen quality is high. Appliances and electronics are new and high quality. (Yes, you need to bring food and cook as going out to eat is no short drive.)

The cabin was completely decorated for Christmas inside and out, which I was not expecting. It was such a boost to the mood after driving for hours in the rain and arriving in the dark to open the door and find a large and beautiful live Christmas tree. It was perfection.

I wish I could comment on the fishing. However, it rained everyday creating a river much too rough for any success. There is a trailhead just before the power plant for The Bartram Trail. We enjoyed a short trek on it during a brief break in the rain. If you like leisurely walking up hills, it's well kept and an easy climb.

The only issue we encountered during our stay... No WiFi. We knew this beforehand. However. The rain. Did I mention it rained. Every. Day. So with limited outdoor activities and no WiFi, we struggled a little. Luckily board games and books are plentiful. We managed and I would go back rain or shine inspite of no WiFi. Also, no cell service inside the cabin. Found spotty 3G signal by the fire pit. Thank you for sharing your treasure! I miss it everyday! AND...Thank you for graciously mailing a forgotten and beloved pillow!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Collum Family Rockmart, GA

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely Amazing! Over the years, we have spent wonderful vacations in a lot of nice homes found on VRBO, but The Nantahala River Lodge, has forever spoiled us! From the time I read the family's connection with the area and how Annette and Micky preserved the wood from the old cabin, belonging to his grandparents, I was intrigued and touched. The reclaimed wood used in the new home is simply gorgeous. Micky and Annette have created a riverside retreat that is so inviting, relaxing, such a perfect peaceful place to rest, and to make wonderful family memories. Grounds surrounding the lodge are majestic. We didn't want to leave. Thank you again for allowing us to enjoy your amazing home! We truly felt welcome from the moment we arrived. God bless!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Nearest Barpub
7.5 Miles
Nantahala Outdoor Center
Nearest Golf
28 Miles
Smoky Mountain Golf Course
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Nearest Restaurant
7.5 Miles
Nantahala Outdoor Center
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Cataloochee Ski Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Nantahala Outdoor Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Wildwater Rafting
Nearest Point of Interest
Nantahala River Launch Site & Bike Path
Nearest Point of Interest
Bartram Trail
Car: necessary

Within walking distance of the Nantahala River Whitewater Launch site, the Bartram Trail and a paved pathway that winds along the Nantahala River. Area lakes and waterfalls only minutes from the cabin. Fishing guide service and instruction available. Near Bryson City.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $500

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Holiday Rates $400 per night with varying minimum stay requirements.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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