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The perfect vacation cabin for families. Directly on the river.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Situated on the beautiful Nottely River, you will find our cabin a relaxing escape. It will accommodate 6 guests, but not more than 4 adults. The cabin offers privacy with spectacular views of the Nantahala National Forest and the river. It is located at the end of the road on the river and abuts the forest. The 2 mile drive back to the cabin through the canopy of trees is something you'll remember and enjoy.

Views from the wrap-around screened porch are beautiful. Open the french doors in the master bedroom for the relaxing sounds of the river at night and great views during the day. Evenings by the campfire can produce some very fun and memorable moments. You can also step off the bank and test your skills in the river that is home to a variety of fish including browns, rainbows and native brookies. You'll be amazed at the pristine setting and you will likely be the only person(s) on the river.

For those who enjoy a more active vacation, there's golfing, canoeing, kayaking, whitewater rafting, boating, horseback riding, hiking trails, mountain biking trails, and ATV trails, all within a few minutes drive of this quiet retreat on the river. You can put your kayak in up river from the cabin on the 'release' and enjoy a fun 20 minute ride back to the cabin, or just tube the river when not on the release and enjoy an hour and a half ride back to the cabin.

It’s secluded, yet convenient. Although we’re at the 'end of the road', it’s only a short ten to fifteen minute drive to Murphy, the center of everything in this part of Western North Carolina! Located between the Ocoee River in Tennessee, and the Nantahala River in North Carolina where whitewater Olympic contenders have trained. Here you will find a town reminiscent of days gone by with a very walkable main street with enough cafes, restaurants, and shops to keep you interested. Side-by-side flea markets close by on weekends, a flea market in the city on Tuesdays, and even a downtown farmers market on Saturdays. This is just a beautiful area to travel the back roads and create your own adventure!

Drive the Cherohala Skyway (rivals the Blue Ridge Parkway for unobstructed long-range views). Ride the 'Tail of the Dragon' through Deal's Gap. Visit the Joyce Kilmore Memorial Forest or the John Campbell Folk School for classes in folk art, crafts, contra-dancing, blacksmithing, bluegrass music, etc. Or just take a drive through a country-side replete with post card views.

Daytrips: Blue Ridge, Georgia has wonderful downtown shops and you must visit the Toccoa Riverside Restaurant for a wonderful meal.

Ellijay, Georgia - is the Apple Capital of Georgia - travel along Highway 52 to visit apple barns. Close by is Amicalola Falls - 729 feet of waterfalls, the largest east of the Mississippi.

Dahlonega, Georgia - has shopping at its best and home of The Smith House - a family-style restaurant that is awesome!

Cherokee, North Carolina - has the casino and you can trout fish on the Cherokee reservation land for a nominal price.

Asheville, North Carolina - home of The Biltmore House that is a must see!

Bryson City, North Carolina - Make reservations through Great Smoky Mountain Railroad for a beautiful trip along the Nantahala River and visit the River's End Restaurant for great food.

Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee - visit Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, as well as many outlet stores. Gatlinburg has the seven mile loop full of craft stores.

Keywords: Cabin on the river

More Details

Owner
Brantz Roszel
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a wonderful time we had. My daughter came up on Sunday and they all went white water rafting and had a nice dinner together. The whole family played in the river just deep enough for kayak but safe for my son to kayak around. The neighbors dogs Murphy and Lady came daily for a treat and we all rode the ATV on the trails. It was a great relaxing weekend. Your home is perfect at the end of the street very secluded.

Thanks for the relaxing weekend, my husband and I desperately needed!
Apr 2010
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Amenities

Murphy Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , upper level
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , lower level between bedrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , French doors open onto the porch overlooking the river
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • 1 bedroom on upper level and 2 bedrooms on lower level
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Fire Pit by the river

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(54 traveler reviews)

The perfect vacation cabin for families. Directly on the river.
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 55 reviews
5

Serenity by the River

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the River Retreat was just wonderful. We found the cabin to be cozy and most comfortable. It was very well equipped and we could think of nothing that was neglected. We did enjoy many of the places we visited in the surrounding area but the real attraction was right at our footsteps which was the river. When at its lower levels, it was comforting and mesmerizing. We enjoyed watching it rise during the releases of which there were several durng the week. At its high point it was a completely different river, just fascinating. We also enjoyed watching the local wildlife...geese, ducks, deer, etc.

Brantz, the owner was a delight to work with and most helpful. We met some friendly and pleasant neighbors inclluding Bentley the friendly Golden Retreiver who made frequent visits.

Of the dozens of cabins or cabins we've stayed in over 40 years from Canada to the Florida keys, we both agreed this was our favorite setting. Can't think of a single negative.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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9509 Ravenwood Circle, Knoxville, Tennessee, 37922, United States
5

Serenity!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful setting! Loved sitting in rafts during the day on the river, watching the geese land, and making bonfires each night as the mist settles in over the river!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Absolutely beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect cabin for our family... the views were amazing and the sound of the river was so peaceful and relaxing!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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5

Relaxing and Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Perfect. One simple word to describe this lovely cabin home. The inside of the home is beautiful and tastefully furnished. The kitchen is well appointed with everything you might need. Small things, you might not find at other rentals, were available and greatly appreciated, paper towels, coffee filters, toilet paper, soap and basic spices. I brought most of these items with me, but so thoughtful to provide things like this, you always forget something! Games, paperbacks, and movies are also available, for any rainy days. Sunny days were happily spent by or in the river. My only disappointment was that the river at the home is not really kayakable. You can put in there, but it is too shallow to go very far at its low point and rushing to quickly when the dam is released. However, there are many other areas close by to kayak, so just a small bummer. I only say this for other kayakers. Otherwise, the river right out back is a total joy! Must love dogs, and I do! Daily visits by the neighbors friendly dogs was another joy. If you do not love dogs or when you are ready for them to go home, we found the simple solution was just to go inside, and they go home. Being the last occupied home on the road gives you a large private lawn, with the sounds of cool river and the fire pit for s'mores, it is an ideal family vacation spot. The owners availability if needed, prompt responses and return of the deposit, were professional and much appreciated. I am confident your vacation at this relaxing mountain home will be as wonderful as mine.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Perfect getaway place

  • 4 of 5

House was neat, clean, well-furnished, excellent screened in porch to sit and listen to the river. Enjoyed watching the birds, squirrels, geese, and deer.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, Ga
5

Very nice and relaxing stay.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was a few feet from the river, and it was very relaxing. Cabin was clean and comfortable for us (3 adults and 2 young children). Greatly appreciated that the owner was very helpful and answered all of our questions. Very nice stay; thanks!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Rates & Availability

Murphy Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Solar Eclipse
Aug 18 2017 - Aug 21 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,000
Flat fee
 
 
Fall
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$125
From
$150
Fri,Sat
$800
$2,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,000
$2,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas & New Years
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
$150
$950
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$125
$700
$2,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning $85 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

The maximum number of guests is 6, but not more than 4 can be adults (18+).
There is NO Trash pick up. You can avoid the $25 charge if you take your trash to the recycle center. (10 minute drive)

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.
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