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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:
November 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 Topton

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 ...
  • Cancellation Fee $100.00
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 4.969697 based on 53 reviews


  • 5 of 5

It was a great place and time

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing cabin in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

This was my families favorite cabin experience in the Nantahala area. We've traveled to this area for years and this cabin is perfect. They've literally thought of every little detail and the property is quite large for exploring. We didn't fish, but could imagine how this would be a paradise for fishing. Thanks so much for a great vacation and memories!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Custom Built Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Such a beautiful cabin on the river in Western North Carolina. Is a perfect weekend getaway for a reunion with friends! The cabin is fully custom built with detail put into every aspect of the home. Approximately 30 minutes to Bryson City and Harrah's and in the heart of Western North Carolina rafting!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the nice review. We are very happy everyone had a good time. There really isn't any place like the Nantahala River Lodge. Close to everything, but so far away!
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Very nice home!

  • 4 of 5


  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Place

  • 5 of 5

The cabin and the location are very beautiful. Everything really has been thought of. Everything all of the reviewers say is true! It's the best appointed cabin I've stayed in. The fish weren't really biting when we were there, but my boys had a great time tubing in the river right behind the cabin and all the way down to the fishing hole close by. The water is clean and beautiful. Haven't ever seen such clear water as there in the river and in the very close by Nantahala Lake where we rented a pontoon boat for a day from Lake's End Marina. We enjoyed sleeping with the windows open to hear the sound of the river, playing in the river, relaxing on the deck and at all of the outdoor spots on the property, as well as staying inside and having family time/playing games at the beautiful table. We would definitely come back. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Dawn, Thank you so much for for wonderful compliments. We are so happy you and your family had a good time. Having the windows open and being down in the gorge next to the river is one of our favorite things ever and we really enjoy being able to share our home with folks like you who enjoy nature. We sure wish we could make those fish bite!! Renting boats up on the Lake is lots of fun. Lake Nantahala is a special place. There are so many things to do in the area that we still haven't done them all ourselves. We always have great plans then just end up staying around the Cabin, hanging out in the river and campfire, hiking and biking. We look forward to hearing from you if you ever plan another trip to the area. Best always, Annette & Mickey
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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: June 2017
  • 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

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.75%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Holiday Rates $400 per night with varying minimum stay requirements.
Cancellation Fee $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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