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Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5-6)

We welcome you to stay at beautiful 'Carolina Dreaming' cabin in the heart of the Nantahala Mountains. Secluded and quiet, yet 5 minutes from several restaurants, ATM, stores, Nantahala Outdoor Center and Nantahala River. Cherokee, Bryson City, Franklin, Murphy and Andrews are all within 30 minutes from the cabin. The Biltmore Estate and Asheville are a little over an hour away!

'Carolina Dreaming' is clean and luxurious, yet comfortable and cozy.

Relax in the Hot Tub overlooking the mountains or in the privacy of your jet tub in the master bedroom. Iron and Ironing board, washer and dryer. Leather furniture and a big screen TV satisfies the TV types. Log Beds and Log Kitchen table are just right for the mountain getaway. Walk down the spiral staircase to the game room with pool table, foosball and comfortable sleeper sofa for extra guests. The other bedroom and bathroom is downstairs so two couples or families have plenty of privacy.

Finish off your days cooking on the barbeque grill, eating at the picnic table and having a marshmallow roast over the fire pit!

We can help you plan your vacation activities and directions to local points of interest. For example Whitewater Rafting, Kayaking and Canoeing are just 5 minutes away, with or without instruction. Mountain biking rentals and trails as well as hiking are within minutes! Gem mining, a family favorite, locations are all around this area. Pontoon and other boat rentals are close by at Nantahala Lake and Fontana Lake-or bring your own boat! Numerous put-ins are all close by. Harrah's casino, 'Unto these Hills' Cherokee outdoor drama and wildlife viewing are located in Cherokee-less than 30 minutes away. From there, take the Smokey Mtn. Parkway to Pigeon Forge and enjoy a day at Dollywood with the kids! Take the Smokey Mountain train ride from Bryson City through the scenic Nantahala Gorge.

We know you'll want to come back after staying at 'Carolina Dreaming' !

Maximum guests: 6. Any additional persons must be agreed upon in advance. Pet friendly, but we must know in advance. Any extra overnight guests or pets brought on to the property will result in addtional charges.

Keywords: Log Cabin

More Details

Linda Escobar
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2018

About Linda Escobar

My family and I live in large city in Florida in which there are no mountains whatsoever. We love to go up to North Carolina whenever we have a chance, it is such a beautiful place. The mountains are away from the chaos of highways and trains and is very relaxing. When we go to North Carolina, we experience a peaceful environment like none other.

Linda Escobar purchased this cabin in 2008

Why Linda Escobar chose Bryson City

We chose this location to buy our vacation rental because the mountains are so beautiful and the view is spectacular. There are also many attractions near the house such as mountain biking, white-water rafting, horseback riding, and more. The town is not too far away which is helpful when you need to grab some groceries or go out to dinner at a nice restaurant. People are very nice and helpful and nobody is ever in a rush.

What makes this cabin unique

There are many benefits while staying at our vacation rental. The silence and privacy are great and the colors around you on the trees and flowers will blow you away. At night, you will be able to see the stars like never before and in the morning you will be awakened by the noise of woodpeckers pecking away. For those sporty types, everything is near. The Nantahala Outdoor Center is practically down the road. There are also beautiful waterfalls to enjoy as well.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My wife and I stayed in this cabin during a trip to Nantahala Outdoor Center for kayaking lessons. The cabin is really great. It has all the comforts of home, a small but well equipped kitchen, comfortable great room, comfortable beds, and a really nice game room. The cabin was immaculate with plenty of clean towels and linens. Linda was a wonderful hostess, calling on us to make sure we had everything we needed. One word of caution, the drive up is a little unnerving but if you take your time, no issue. However, we were there when the weather was dry and the roads were in ok shape. It could be a problem during inclement weather. That said, I would definitely stay at Carolina Dreamin again. Thanks Linda!
Mar 2014
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Bryson City Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2) one queen bed in each bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sofa bed
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
secluded yet close to Nantahala Outdoor Center. Good roads leading to cabin w/plenty of parking.


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average rating of 4.9130435 based on 47 reviews

Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was perfect for our family of 4 & dog. It was extremely clean, very well stocked, very nice & comfortable furnishings & lovely decor. We enjoyed all of the amenities, and appreciated the helpfulness & quick responses of the owner & manager when we had questions. The gravel road that the cabin is on has some steep areas, but our Honda Pilot FWD was able to manage it. Proximity to NOC was awesome.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Birmingham, AL

Amazing mountain getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

Before I start my review; anyone who read the review about no coffee filters... HAHA!! Everyone since has brought and left filters (including us). Rest assured, there are PLENTY of coffee filters now!! Thanks everyone! :)

Now for my review; my biggest regret is we can’t stay longer! Carolina Dreaming is a magical cabin, the perfect mountain getaway!! When looking for a place to stay, I really wanted a legit “log cabin” experience with amazing views, cozy fireplace, jetted tub in the bedroom, hot tub, seclusion, etc. This place delivers!! We ended the week here after a short business trip. From the moment we stepped through the doors, the tension melted away. The first day, we didn’t even venture out of the cabin because there was plenty to keep us entertained! The hot tub and deck views are amazing. There’s even a babbling brook that runs along one side of the property that you can hear splashing down the mountain!! There are games, a HUGE selection of DVDs, and the pool table and foosball were so fun! The kitchen is fully stocked with most everything you need (be sure to stop at the Bryson City grocery store on the way in!! About 30 minutes away and once you arrive at the cabin, you will not want to leave!) The cabin was immaculate and decorated so cute!! We named the moose head ‘Elliot’ (we loved that he was a giant stuffed animal! Adorable!!) Even though it was vacation, the full sized washer/dryer was awesome to do a quick load of laundry. Also, I discovered the space heater in the downstairs closet, which made a huge difference in removing the chill downstairs while playing pool. So glad I thought to look!! We did eventually venture out to explore the NOC at the bottom of the hill, which only made us love the area even more. So many options of things to do!! You can be a hermit and keep to yourself in the cabin, you can be super active at the NOC or you can just visit the NOC and people watch. We enjoyed watching rafters and kayakers and talking with hikers coming off The Appalachian Trail for a pit stop. I believe our favorite part is the fact that this area is so authentic and hasn’t become overly commercialized. We cannot wait to schedule our next trip!!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for you eloquent and detailed review of our cabin! We love sharing our getaway with guests and keep it to high standards. We look forward to your next stay with us!
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Comfortable and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful visit to the cabin. Everything we wanted and needed was available during our stay. We look forward to returning during warmer months to try out rafting that is super close by.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fort Mill, SC

Clean and beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

The scenery was breathtaking. Sitting on the porch with a cup of coffee was great.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Everything was just perfect and more than we could've asked for! Our boys (9 & 12) loved the pool table and foosball table downstairs where they stayed. The cabin was clean, cozy, and had everything we needed! Thank you for sharing this little slice of heaven!!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fork, South Carolina

Cabin was good, very private.

  • 4 of 5

There is only one thing I would say bothered me a little and that was the showers whistled at you and the knocking of the water pipes. Other than that it was great. Would I stay here again? Yes I would.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We apologize for the noise, we have had it looked at and it is a tiny flaw in our beautiful cabin. We hope you will return again soon!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Cleaning fee $100
Tax Rate 11.0%

Please contact us for a final quote. Prices depend on number of quests, pets and nights stayed.

Pets are welcome, however an additional fee of $50/ pet (max 2) will be added to final price as well as a $100 additional pet cleaning fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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