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Freebies, Great Views, Sat TV, Wi-Fi, Cell Signal, Popular Cabin!

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)



STOP! BEFORE YOU GO FORWARD WITH BOOKING, CALL / EMAIL ME FOR SPECIALS, INCLUDING LAST-MINUTE DEALS AND TO MAKE SURE THE AVAILABILITY CALENDAR IS ACCURATE! [850-528-6803 (cell / text) ] We accept VISA, MC & DISCOVER with no charge for processing, and there are no other fees associated with the booking! To find us easily, you can also use your favorite search engine and paste in the following phrase: This is a great place to relax and enjoy the out-of-doors while still keeping in touch!


On a ridgetop at 3600 feet elevation, Misty Laurel Chalet has a beautiful view of Lake Nantahala (which is at 3000' elevation) and the Smoky Mountains beyond. Imagine awakening to a gorgeous view of the lake and then taking a brisk walk thru a lovely forest with crisp, clean air. In fact, Robert Redford recently filmed 'A Walk in the Woods' nearby, at Wayah Bald, based upon the book of the same name by Bill Bryson (now showing at theaters across the country). The film's aerial videos were shot by the same video crew who did the videography for our Visit Misty Laurel YouTube video!

Misty Laurel is spacious - 2400 square feet - with two living areas, both equipped with flat screen TVs, DirecTV HD satellite receivers & DVD players, in addition to three bedrooms, so the kids can entertain themselves downstairs while the adults enjoy themselves upstairs. There's also an extra dining table, full-size refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker downstairs, so that increases the privacy options. Take a look at the floorplan illustrations below.

For ADVENTURE SEEKERS: check out the Area Attractions on our supplemental website at www (dot) mistylaurel (dot) com for information about horseback riding, ziplining, whitewater rafting, biking, fishing and hiking.

HOW's THIS FOR A FREEBIE? For rentals of at least a week in duration, we are again offering your choice of a FREE half-day pontoon boat rental at Lake's End Marina or a FREE half-day guided fishing trip on Lake Nantahala with Dale Raxter [www (dot) nantahalaguides (dot) com] , or a $150 voucher toward a guided fly fishing trip on the Nantahala River with Dakota Rogers [www (dot) nantahalaonthefly (dot) com]! For many of our previous guests, these excursions have been among the most memorable highlights of their visits to Misty Laurel. Lake Nantahala is spectacular and there's no better way to see it than from a boat. As well as being an excellent guide, Dale is a life-long Nantahala resident and will regale you with his tales as a park ranger and tracker! He was featured in the recent book "Bear in the Back Seat" about the career of a Smoky Mtn. Natl. Park ranger and wildlife expert. Dakota is the only local fishing guide who can offer a licensed and insured float fishing trip on the famous trout haven, the Nantahala River!



We now have an arrangement with the Nantahala Outdoor Center that entitles Misty Laurel Chalet guests to a 10% discount on the following NOC activities: rafting on any of the 7 rivers served by the NOC, Fontana Lake Kayak Tour, Recreational Kayak Rentals and the rafting portion of the Rapid Transit trip with the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad. This offer is good for ALL our guests, regardless of the length of your stay! Misty Laurel Chalet is the only cabin at Lake Nantahala offering this NOC discount! Every Sat. nite during June, the NOC has live music (check out the NOC website at NOC dot COM).


In addition to lake and stream fishing, rafting and kayaking, hiking is an option, as well as gem mining, horseback riding and visiting nearby attractions, such as the Great Smoky Mtn. Natl. Park, Gatlinburg, the incredible Biltmore House (near Asheville), and shopping in Highlands. Downhill skiing and tubing are available throughout the winter at the Cataloochee Ski Area, about an hour's drive to the north at Maggie Valley. These make great day trips, along with visiting the museums and the casino in Cherokee. There are so many fun things to do, you'll need to come back several times to experience them all!

For after-hours entertainment, there are two HD TVs (46-inch & 55 inch), both with HD DirecTV receivers, plus DVD players, and a VCR. Kids (and husbands!) can be exiled to the big-screen TV in the recreation room on the lower level while others enjoy quiet and privacy in the the main floor living area and the loft. We have high-speed DSL service, so you can stream videos from Netflix, etc., and we have Chromecasts on both TVs to facilitate this!

Here are some other 'Freebies':

FREE use of our 16' canoe (with trailer).

FREE UNLIMITED USE 3 Mbps DSL BROADBAND INTERNET is provided by Frontier and can be accessed by Ethernet or Wi-Fi (bring your smart phone, tablet, or laptop). You can easily stream movies, etc., from your favorite provider, such as HuluPlus, Netflix, Amazon, etc. Download the Chromecast app to your smartphone, tablet or laptop and you can easily stream whatever you'd like to watch to the TV!

CELL PHONE HOTSPOT! We recently added a Cell Phone Hotspot (for Verizon phones only) so you can now send and receive calls & texts.

FREE LONG DISTANCE CALLING THROUGHOUT THE U.S. (no need for a troublesome phone card!).

For lots more interior/exterior photos & panoramas, floorplan, rental agreement, maps, area information, recommended restaurants and our contact information, go to the Misty Laurel website at 'Links to More Information' below and for other guests' feedback and photos, etc.

This is a great place to relax and enjoy the out-of-doors while still keeping in touch!

To check availability and to send an email directly from this site, go to 'Check on Availability' and 'Click to Inquire About This Property' below.

We're looking forward to hosting you! I am almost always readily available by cell phone, text, or email and I will do all I can to assist you with whatever your needs are prior to and during your stay.

Please consider Misty Laurel for your vacation. I'm sure you'll be pleased, as have many previous guests (see their wonderful testimonials! Pat Greany, Owner.

P.S. Please check out our supplemental website at mistylaurel (dot) com for more photos, videos, information about the cabin and the area, maps and the rental agreement. [850-528-6803 (cell / text) ]


Keywords: CABIN, Chalet, lodge

More Details

Patrick Greany
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

About Patrick Greany

Pat and Jo are, respectively, a retired scientist (biologist) and educator (Spanish & French). Our puppy, Mitzi, a miniature poodle, loves being at Misty Laurel! [850-528-6803 (cell / text) ]

Patrick Greany purchased this cabin in 2007

Why Patrick Greany chose Topton

We love to get away from the heat and humidity of Florida (Tallahassee) and Misty Laurel Chalet at Lake Nantahala is a great place to cool off and have fun!

What makes this cabin unique

While it's nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, we still need to be able to keep in touch. DSL internet access provides for this need, so we can still fulfill our obligations as consultants, etc.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I justed wanted to let you know what a fabulous time Mike and I had staying at the Misty Laurel Chalet. The scenery was breath-taking and waking up in the mornings was like being in the clouds. The facilties we great as well. Once we got there, we felt like just staying and not even taking in the sights - although we did - and it was great to find out there were so many activities just around the corner of the mountain (kayaking, horseback riding, fishing and boating!). Thank you so much for telling us about the Chalet. We look forward to using it again!! It was a very relaxing and memorable stay!
Nov 2007
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Topton Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1) King in master bedroom (loft area)., Queen size Beds (1) Queen beds in mid- and lower-level bedrooms., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa bed in recreation/media room downstairs, plus day bed along with queen bed in downstairs bedroom.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Canoe available at no extra charge.


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average rating of 4.9736843 based on 42 reviews
St. Augustine

Misty Laurel is our favorite cabin of all times!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have thoroughly enjoyed Misty Laurel on two previous visits, especially the gorgeous view and peace of the beautiful cabin. On this trip, we were joined by our four young adult sons. The downstairs became their "man cave" which worked well for my husband and I who had the loft. We enjoyed days of hiking and whitewater rafting, our favorites being the Nantahala River rafting, the Rufus Morgan waterfall trail, and the Siler Bald hike on the AT (360 degree view of mountain ranges!) We even saw a bear while driving down from Wayah Bald.

Pat is the ultimate host, and makes us feel like friends. He is eager to ensure our stay is pleasant and worry-free. With the beauty of the cabin, the view, and the surrounding mountains, our vacation gave us the respite and peace we needed. Thanks so much, Pat!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is so kind of you to write such a glowing review! We really do aim to please and it's great to know we succeeded in meeting your expectations! The fish even cooperated this time, thanks to Dale Raxter, the "fish whisperer"! Hope to see you again soon! Pat
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Off Season - 26th Wedding Anniversary @ Misty Laurel

  • 5 of 5

Today is our last day at Misty Laurel. Lynn and I have been here, for seven magnificent days, celebrating our 26th wedding anniversary. It's off season, so we have pretty much had the lake and all of it's surrounding mountain splendor to ourselves. Misty Laurel Chalet itself is one of THE most beautiful cabins we have ever seen. It is almost too heavenly to leave. A few of our days here, we were content just to set in the cabin and enjoy the views. The cabin is way too large for the two of us. But, has everything we could ever need. Words can not describe the views. One of our favorite thing at the cabin has been to wake up and look out over the lake from our loft bedroom. If peace and tranquility isn't your cup of tea, don't come here during off season. We know, in a month or so, the lake will fill up with vacationers that will undoubtedly have a wonderful experience. However, Lynn and I have enjoyed the peace of being by ourselves. You can sit out on the deck any time of the day and not hear any traffic, any sirens, any anything but the birds chirping and a breeze blowing through the trees. At night, you are able to see EVERY star in the sky.

If you do get bored, there are many roads and trails to drive or walk down. Each one of them an adventure of it's own. Bring your 4-Wheel drive! The roads are hilly and winding. But oh so beautiful. Although off season has advantages, I wouldn't recommend it during snow and ice.

We have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of every day we have spent at Misty Laurel.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this incredibly positive review! It is very gratifying and I'm sure it will be very helpful to other potential guests in choosing among the many beautiful cabins at lovely Lake Nantahala! You will always be welcome at Misty Laurel! All the best, Pat Greany
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St. Petersburg, FL USA

The best cabin we have stayed in by a mile!

  • 5 of 5

Misty Laurel Chalet is an absolute gem and was the perfect place to spend our 15 day Christmas holiday vacation. Not only did Misty Laurel exceed all our expectations but the owner, Pat, exceeded them too in every possible way. I honestly could not imagine a more helpful or accommodating person, which is a huge comfort when planning a big vacation like this. He ensured our every need, question, desire was met...sometimes before we had even thought of them! It was great that we also got to meet him at Thanksgiving while we were in his hometown for a family gathering. A genuinely great guy!

The location of Misty Laurel Chalet was perfect for us. Secluded but not completely remote. There are some other houses in the area but none were intrusive and the other owners we spoke to were very inviting. One even brought us a bottle of wine to enjoy over Christmas! The view was perfect overlooking the mountains and lake below through the massive windows running the length (and height) of the living and dining area. My parents, who enjoyed the loft sleeping area, loved waking up to that view each morning. Andrews was the closest town for groceries and was a 15 to 20 minute journey along some good roads. Franklin was slightly further and along the very bendy Wayah Rd. which take a little longer but has more to offer.

We had three couples staying at Misty Laurel for a short time and not once did we feel like we were tripping over one another or in each others space. There was loads of room and the three fully equipped bathrooms helped a lot. The cabin had all the utensils and appliances we needed to comfortably cook at home with ease and there were plenty of starter items like dishwasher tablets, laundry soap, and hand wash. Just bring food and you will be good to go for a few days until you explore.

We enjoyed several wonderful walks in the area as well as some further afield. If you enjoy geocaching there are many to choose from. The Appalachian Trail passes nearby. The Bartrum trail is even closer. For those with reduced mobility take a drive up to Wayah Bald Tower and you will be treated to magnificent mountain-top views with very little effort.

I could go on but honestly you just need to book this place up and go try it yourself. If you like a place right in or very close to town it may not be for you, but if you want a great location, a great cabin, peace and quiet with wonderful views, and an awesome owner to look out for you the Misty Laurel is for you.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Richard, I really appreciate the incredible review!* What a pleasure to know that we met or exceeded all your expectations! We know that other prospective guests pay close attention to these reviews so it's very helpful to have such a wonderful review from you! I genuinely hope you will be back again during the summer or fall as there are a lot of attractions available then that aren't open at Christmas. BTW, we're pleased to offer our repeat guests a discount! All the best! Pat * To anyone reading this - this was an unsolicited, honest review - not something I wrote myself!
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Just beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at Misty Laurel this past weekend. We arrived late at night and Pat kindly check on us to see if we had arrived safely and if we needed anything. The cabin was beautifully decorated for the holidays and was surprisingly very well stocked. The views were just incredible. Lots of hiking and activities to do around the area. Pat was very accommodating by allowing us to check out late. I would highly recommend staying here and we look forward to coming back to stay at the Misty Laurel! Thanks Pat!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love getting reviews like this one! Other prospective renters may want to know that you are all young professionals and that Misty Laurel met your needs! We look forward to hosting you again - hopefully, for a longer stay! Merry Christmas! Pat
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Tallahassee, Florida

Suzanne S. - Misty Laurel was wonderful!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful six days at this beautiful cabin 3600 feet up on the mountain overlooking Lake

Nantahala!! The cabin is decorated in a warm and inviting fashion. Everything is perfectly clean and orderly. The kitchen had everything you need. Just a lovely place to stay. The views off the deck are amazing. We went white water rafting on the Nantahala River and gem mining and we visited the Smoky Mountains several times. We walked up Clingman's Dome and visited the Little Greenbrier School. On the way home we visited the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. We visited Cherokee, North Carolina and the Museum of the Cherokee Indians. There were many, many other things to do that we didn't get to. We had an absolutely wonderful time and the cabin and its owners, Pat and Jo, were tremendously helpful and kind! Highly recommend this cabin for anyone with a family or anyone wanting a peaceful, tranquil and cozy place to stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As a host, I can't tell you how much I appreciate the positive feedback! We genuinely try to provide a clean, comfortable, safe and well-equipped cabin, with most of the amenities normally found in one's home. Thankfully, the weather even cooperated during your stay and you got to see the beginning of Leaf Season, with the beautiful fall colors! So glad you had a great time in the Nantahala area, and also got to visit the Biltmore House, Cherokee, and Clingman's Dome! Next time, you'll also have to visit Wayah Bald, where the AT & Bartram Trails intersect! Y'all come back soon! Pat
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Tallahassee, FL

Misty Laurel is the best!

  • 5 of 5

Had a mini-family reunion and found Misty Laurel to be spacious, peaceful, comfortable, and inviting in every way. Lots to do for the young and the older! We enjoyed biking, hiking, horseback riding, the boat/tube rental at the lake, etc. We made good use of the fully equipped kitchen (and discovered some hidden culinary talents among the young!). We had so much fun and plan to visit again and again!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sure is nice to hear that you and your family found everything met or exceeded your expectations! I was so pleased the weather cooperated too! You're always welcome at Misty Laurel! Thanks for making the effort to post a five-star review! Pat
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Nearest Point of Interest

Fantastic motorcycling area - Near famous 'TAIL OF THE DRAGON'! Downhill skiing is available in Maggie Valley (Cataloochee Ski Area)or farther north, near Boone. Gem mining in Franklin. Only an hour's scenic drive to Highlands and its many shopping opportunities and elegant restaurants! Gambling at Harrah's in Cherokee (1 hour drive).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $250

Contact owner re: payment

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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