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Charming Bear Paw Cabin with Spectacular View of Lake Hiwassee

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

This was the dam superintendent's home where such guests as President Roosevelt stayed when he visited the Hiwassee Dam. Years later Navy Seals stayed in the house when they were training in the area.

We bought and Hilltop because of its outstanding view of the lake and the mountains. We added a bedroom and 2 new bathrooms to make it our fit our family. Now it has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms! It is located on a mountain top in the gated community of Bear Paw on Lake Hiwassee. It is in walking distance of the tennis courts, pool, basketball court, children's playground and fishing pond. The nearby marina has boats available for rent.

The delightful cabin has all you need for a peaceful vacation. The kitchen with its granite countertops is ready for cooking. You will find everything you need for preparing and serving meals except the food. There are four bedrooms with 2 doubles, 2 queens and two twin beds. The cabin has wireless internet, so it makes it easy to check your email. The large screen porch provides an ideal spot to drink your morning coffee or watch the sunset over the lake. On the porch you will find a wonderful farm table for great meals and enjoyment. This is a family friendly house with books to read and games to play. We welcome you to sample our “little bit of heaven”.

Keywords: Cabin

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

Why Ellen chose Smoky Mountains

My husband decided to purchase this property while I was at the grocery store because of the remarkable view of the lake and the mountains!


Murphy Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • House is to be kept in neat & tidy condition. All trash must be taken to dumpster before leaving. Do not remove any furnishings from the property for
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Charming Bear Paw Cabin with Spectacular View of Lake Hiwassee
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

Very nice and clean place

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is nice and very clean! Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful for large groups!

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family get-together was very comfortable as the cottage accommodated all 6 adults and 4 children very well. One day we had an extra 3 adults and 2 children visiting for a meal and we still had ample room. The kitchen is very well stocked with dishes and appliances. The living room is wonderfully cozy and we enjoyed movies on the large screen TV. The beds are very comfortable and the children especially loved sleeping and playing on the high "bunks." It was also very helpful to have three full baths. The enormous screened in porch was the best feature of all as we ate meals, played games, and told bedtime stories there. We also enjoyed the view, nature walks, and visiting the marina. Thank you, owners, for the lovely stay at your cottage on very short notice! We used the address 171 Overlook Dr to get there and that worked better than 144 Overlook Dr. The home is opposite the water tower and the middle of about 5 houses in a row.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful views of Hiwassee lake, cozy yet very roomy. Very homey.

  • 5 of 5

Felt like home, but with a stunning view, lovely screened in porch (dined there every night), close enough to quaint town of Murphy, but not too close. Lots of bedrooms with comfy beds, modern appliances and fully equipped kitchen and laundry. Host was very accommodating. We couldn't get the furnace to work and they sent repair man immediately. If you like blue Grass, head on down to Haysville to an old gas station. On Friday nights the locals meet there for impromptu jammin' on fiddles, guitars and mandolins. If you would rather watch the boob tube with the mountain views out the window, there is a large screen tv with satellite and Netflix!

The marina would have been wonderful but between the drought and the dam lowering there water level, it was very low. They had beautiful pontoons to rent but we didn't want to swim off the boat so passed on it.

We found this place on Saturday, the day the Outer Banks Flooded from Hurricane Matthew(which is where we were supposed to go!) We were able to book this mountain haven by 1, and repacked for the mountains to arrive on Sunday. Ellen couldn't have been nicer. Would definitely book again!

Btw, if you want to book a place in the Outer Banks, don't book through OBXBlue! Go with Home Away!!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quality cottage

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely vacation in the Hilltop Cottage. It is nicely appointed with quality finishes and comfortable furniture. The front porch is spacious and has a great view. The development is quiet and has nice amenities. The folks at Mountain View Marina, where we kept our boat are very nice. The lake is quiet, peaceful with many areas for exploring. It was too bad that the water level was very low, we assume from drought conditions, so the shoreline was steep, rocky and somewhat inaccessible. There are tons of fish out there though! We definitely recommend this cottage.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, clean house with a wonderfully porch overlooking a great view. The neighborhood amenities were a nice plus. Thanks for a relaxing, peaceful week.


  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just like the pictures.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful views and the house was wonderful. We ate every meal on the porch.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Murphy Cottage Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $140 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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