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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 an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 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: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Pets will be considered on an individual basis. There is a non-refundable pet deposit for each pet.
  • There is a ROKU streaming device at the cabin which has only Direct TV Now installed. Guests may bring their own devices if preferred.
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 ...
  • Golf
  • 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 -
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The perfect vacation cabin for families. Directly on the river.
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 58 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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5

Very nice overall house lovef the deck

  • 5 of 5

Everything was just as described. We sat on the screen deck and just rested. The river was very relaxing. The house is furnished very nice. The kitchen had everything we needed. Overall I can say we loved it.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, Illinois
5

Serenity by the River

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I haven't been to Murphy in 10 years. We came for our 25th Anniversary in 2007 and decided since we just had our 35th we would venture back to Murphy to enjoy a little relaxation. The cabin was very comfortable and had everything we needed to feel like we were home. The river was relaxing to sit by in the afternoon to read a good devotional and the weather was perfect. It was 60's in the morning and 80 during the day and we didn't encounter any rain. We enjoyed going into Murphy and shopped at the local shops. I was able to spend the day with a friend of mine that retired to Murphy about 7 years ago. We had lunch at the Red Brick Deli (it was delicious). The only thing we missed were catching fish. We tried the river and also went to Cherokee Lake but no fish were to be found.

I would highly recommend this cabin to anyone who just wants to get away from the hectic pace of life.

Wendy and Don Ross

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

It was a perfect retreat from the busy world. Great location. Relaxing sounds of the river. Caught lots of fish. We will definitely check the availability of this cabin anytime we come back to North Carolina.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • 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
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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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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
Additional Guest Fee $15 per person per night
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $150

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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