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Nantahala's Magical & Serene Mountain Views, Pet Friendly

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Log Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8), Mountaintop views

Log cabin features fantastic views, with privacy on a serene mountain side. Be lulled to sleep by the cool wispy mountain breezes and the sounds of the river down below. On the covered back porch, relax in several log rockers and watch the clouds float by and the ever changing skyline of the Smokies. B-B-Q your catch of the day or your favorite meat on the grilll; or enjoy picnic on on the Amish picnic table on the back porch. Hikes up and down the mountain display laurel, wildflowers, blue & black berries private road. We regularly seen flocks of wild turkey, deer, rabbits & other wild life.

Plenty of comfy furniture to laze away a rainy day & listen for the dramatic raining sounds over the metal roof on the big rocking porch. Cozy up in front of the stone fireplace. 2-Satellite TVs with DVD & VHS with library of kid-friendly movies. We have just over 1 gigabyte of data available per night of stay; and we can get more upon request for small fee.

Just down the scenic 4 mile road past two amazing waterfalls (pictured below) is the launch site for rafting the Nantahala. Just 4 miles the other direction is the beautiful Nantahala Lake. Three rafting companies conveniently close to drive. NOC approximately 6 miles from river launch site. **Note, the steep inclines on our gravel, mountain road were just recently paved which should make our road passable by any 4-6 cylinder vehicle.

Keywords: Log Cabin

More Details

Judy Oakley or Nan Oakley
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

About Judy Oakley or Nan Oakley

We have 5 children, and our 6th has 4 legs. Owning this cabin along with the grandparents has allowed us to experience the majesty & beauty of God's creation. We love to whitewater raft, hike through the mountains, and cook s'mores around the campfire. Being from "flat" FL where the seasons or either hot or cold, we wanted to experience mountains, real seasons, and the breath-taking colors of fall. Watching the sunset on our back porch is also a highlight. We love it here, and want to share the experience with you.

Judy Oakley or Nan Oakley purchased this cabin in 2007

Why Judy Oakley or Nan Oakley chose Nantahala

We're close to the put-in for whitewater rafting. Numerous spots to hike are nearby. Its a great place to let your children run and explore the great outdoors. And get away from the business of life, relax in one of the rocker on the back porch, sip a cup of coffee, and enjoy your family.

What makes this cabin unique

Our family loves the outdoors and the incredible sites in the mountains. There's white water rafting, hiking to see breathtaking waterfalls & the panoramic views at the tops of the mountains, gem mining, tubing in Deep Creek in Bryson City, horseback riding in Robinsville, and much more. Catching a glimpse of 'real' deer has been thrilling for my children. This is a peaceful & friendly town. We enjoy it so much and want to share it with others!


Nantahala Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No streaming, downloading, gaming. Internet limited to .50 gigabytes per night of stay. Add'l can be purchased in advance. (see rental agreement)
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bdrm 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Extra Bed - 1 double , full bed is hidden behind "barn doors" in John Deere rm
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • Linens provided for all 3 bedrooms & extra bed as well as towels provided in both bathrooms.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


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Nantahala's Magical & Serene Mountain Views, Pet Friendly
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The location of the cabin is Amazing!!! The beautiful Nantahala river, the waterfall, the mountain views and everything else. The cabin is fully equipped and it is spotless. Loved the decor and the coziness. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at our cabin and for your kind review. We strive to make our place a wonderful experience for our guests. We appreciate and value any and all feedback from our guests. Many blessings, Judy
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Flagler Beach, Florida

Lovely cabin with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this lovely cabin. It was clean, comfortable and cozy. The cabin was tastefully decorated and well stocked with bath towels and kitchen essentials...even more than the essentials honestly! Judy was a pleasure to deal with and made every effort to make sure our last minute reservation was a good one. My favorite part of this cabin was the deck with the rocking chairs. Drinking coffee in the morning and having a glass of wine out there in the evening was truly magestic.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orlando, Florida

Fall week in the mountains

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was perfectly sized for our family (mom, dad, baby, & doggie). It was a blessing to bring our lab with us on the trip as it is harder and harder to find pet friendly cabins. The décor was rustic without being outdated. We spent a lot of time enjoying the fall weather on the back deck and taking in the awesome long range views. Many days were spent hiking as trails were easily accessible and the NOC is only about 20 minutes away.

The road to the cabin is steep and not for the faint of heart. This is to be expected in order to enjoy the long range views and the seclusion. We met the neighbors and they were very friendly. Everything was very peaceful and quiet. I do recommend walking down the road on a clear night, the stars are absolutely amazing.

Thank you for the great stay, it was the perfect detachment from reality that we needed to recharge our batteries.

- Matt, Korina, Luka, & Bailey (doggie).

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Matt, I am grateful and happy to hear that my guests have enjoyed our cabin--the views, activities, and relaxation. I appreciate you taking the time to write a review. Thank you. Many blessings to you and your family. Judy
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Great place to unplug.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful view in the wooded mountains. Just what we needed when we evacuated from Irma in Florida. Quiet secluded home that is clean and well cared for. Owners went out of their way to accommodate us. There is wifi but cell coverage is pretty much nonexistent. There is no dishwasher but this did not affect our experience. Scenic drive in from the highway with a rushing river and places to take in the beauty and fish sets the tone for your getaway. Plenty of places to hike and explore nature. Highly recommend Chunky Gal Horsebackriding.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amy, Thank you for the kind review. I am so happy you, your husband, and your children had a wonderful time and we're able to create some heart-warming memories instead of staying to deal with/ the stress of hurricane Irma. I try to give advance notice regarding the lack of a dishwasher so guests can get paper or plastic goods should they not want to wash dishes. However, the immediate need to book & evacuate FL did make the situation a bit more hurried than normal. My apologies. Many blessings, Judy
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The view is worth the rental alone. Spectacular!

  • 5 of 5

We had a very good week staying here mid July. The cabin is comfortable and well equipped for a vacation stay any time of year.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I want guests to experience a wonderful a vacation. Over time, I've tried to implement guests suggestions to improve each new guest's stay. Many blessings, Judy
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Cottondale, AL

What a view!

  • 5 of 5

We decided we wanted to spend Christmas in the mountains and we were not disappointed by our stay in this cabin. One of the best mountain views I have ever experienced at a cabin. The cabin is in a very quiet setting. No one bothered us at all. While there is a cabin just up the hill from this one, you barely even knew anyone was there. The mountains are gorgeous, the drive up is like a postcard and we enjoyed one of the best stays we have experienced in this area. The cabin is very quaint and family-oriented and the kitchen had just about anything you would need. I only have three recommendations for anyone looking to stay here. 1) Don't hesitate because you won't regret it. 2) Be sure you take everything you need because the location is kind of remote and it's no easy jaunt into town if you forgot something. 3) Utilize either a four wheel drive, an all wheel drive vehicle, or at least one that is weighted evenly as we had issues getting up the last hill to the cabin in our Toyota Tundra after it rained. Our kids, in their Kia Sedona van, made it just fine though. Again, the even weight distribution is the key, or all wheel drive at least. Stay here! You won't regret it, I promise!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Train
12 Miles
Bryson City
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Maggi Valley


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $110
Pet Fee $75
Damage Deposit $125

$10 per night for over 8 people. Wifi data at 1 gig per night of stay. Add'l gigs can be purchase for $10 per gig if purchased in advance. If fee if exceeds allotted amount, there is a $25 charge.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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