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Good Times has Great Views, Best Price, Super Location!Call for pricing!4bd/3th

Bedrooms 4
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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

GOOD TIMES is designed for fun and relaxation. The most beautiful long range mountain views that you have ever seen are offered in this non-smoking, cedar chalet. Our four bedroom, three full bath chalet has areas to gather everyone and areas for your own space.This include three acres with a large flat play area, circular driveway and plenty of parking space. This Non-Smoking home will sleep two to ten in comfort. Each floor is designed for comfort, privacy and convenience. All living areas have breathtaking views!!

Our home comes ready for your enjoyment. We have lots of games for indoors and out (horseshoes,etc). All linens, soaps,tissues, paper towels, napkins, spices, PAM and cooking oils are available to make your getaway much easier. Just come looking for a wonderful memory maker.

You will be very close to town, on excellent roads(one turn from main Hwy 64/74),plenty of parking space, circular driveway, near the Flea Market, between the Ocoee and Nantahala Rivers for whitewater enthusiasts,close to Lake Hiwassee for fishing or boating, not far from golfing, but still eel the privacy of getting away from it all! With wrap around decking, maintained lawn service(scheduled around guests arrival), covered porch,screened in porch, plenty of rockers, outdoor furniture, large outdoor grill, gated deck, you can't help but have a Good Time!

The main floor has a vaulted ceiling overlooking the Great Smokies and is tastefully decorated with leather furniture, game table, wireless internet, large flat screen TV, VCR, DVD, rockers, dining room including solid walnut table with antler chandelier, solid wood furniture throughout, very well equipped kitchen, a bedroom with queen size bed and full bath.

Also, there is a family room, with a Vermont Cast Iron gas stove, TV,VCR, DVD with two bedrooms and large full bath. One bedroom has a queen bed, the other has two twin trundles (sleeps 4). Both have doors to the full bath. The romantic loft bedroom comes complete with king size bed, jetted tub, and fabulous mountain views from the oversized windows. Our mattresses and furniture are so comfortable that we have comments regarding them in our guestbooks and inquiries as to where they can be bought!

This home is perfect for family reunions, Spring Time in the Mountains, Summer Fun, Fall Leaf Changing, or that special occasion. Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years are very special at Good Times, as our past visitors have stated. Please reserve early for summer or holidays. Call us or email today for more information.I teach school and will email you or call you after my school day ends. Please leave a message. Good Times is very special. WE WILL REPLY and THANK YOU for your interest!

We've had many wonderful comments regarding our mountain getaway, but the two nicest were that we had the most SPECTACULAR VIEWS of any place previous guests to our area had ever seen and that we had thought of EVERYTHING to make our place extra special! BOOK Early. Our rental rate includes all taxes. The cleaning is extra, but there are no hidden fees!

Keywords: Cedar Chalet

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Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
October 14, 2017

About The Owner

Hello to all! My family lives in Hunstville, AL. We originally lived in the panhandle of FL and have found that the Murphy area is a great getaway without a long drive. The entire area is so gorgeous all year!

The Owner purchased this chalet in 2003

Why The Owner chose Smoky Mountains

We fell in love with the Murphy area when we took our family whitewater rafting years earlier. When we had the opportunity to purchase Good Times,we all were so excited. We built our cabin for families to gather, relax, and enjoy the majestic Smoky Mountains.

What makes this chalet unique

There are so many gorgeous areas to discover all year. If you want to venture out, you have so many venues to see. The rivers are all around. Lakes abound for water activities. We love the fact that you have grocery stores, restaurants, golf or whatever you need within minutes, yet you feel very secluded. We like to think of Good Times as our own little sanctuary. Many have said they had plans to see this or that, yet they never left the house!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Again, this was written in the guestbook at the cabin.

We all had a great time at GOOD TIMES! It is the nicest cabin we've rented. You have everything, including the beautiful view. The location was so convenient to fun activites, groceries and restaurants. Like your other comments in your guestbook said, we will be back!
Jul 2005
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Murphy Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4) 2 twins, 2 trundles
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
Stone Fireplace,Large outdoor grill, Basement w/ Vermont Cast Iron gas stove, Phones, (2) Satellite (2) TV, (2) VCR, (2) DVD, Games, Puzzles, Basketball goal, some family videos & DVD's, Extremely well- stocked Kitchen, Maytag Washer & Dryer, Jetted Tub in loft Bath, Outdoor Furniture, No Smoking Please, Please NO PETS


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average rating of 4.923077 based on 16 reviews

Spacious, tranquil cabin with the most superb mountain views!

  • 5 of 5

To start off, Margie is so very sweet and helpful. If you ever have any questions about the cabin, or the area, she is more than happy to answer in a very timely manner. "Good Times" is our FAVORITE place to stay when we need a mountain getaway. The cabin has everything you need to get you started, just in case you don't want to venture to the store upon your day of arrival. All you need is your dinner to cook. There are plenty of pots & pans, as well as utensils. The porch has some of the most amazing mountain views. My family would just sit on the porch for hours taking in all the beauty. It is very private, and peaceful. We have stayed at a lot of different places thought the years, but "Good Times" is still our favorite. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a tranquil getaway.

David & Lara E.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You two are so kind to take the time to write such a wonderful review. It's always nice when others love Good Times as much as we do. We try to keep Good Times well stocked, clean and comfortable. Thank you!
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Fantastic place to stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful 6 days at "Good Times" . For sure a great place to relax. The cabin was very well appointed...had everything we needed. The morning sunrise views were fantastic. Margie was very easy to work with. Made the entire process simple and direct. Spent half days roaming the area seeing sights, area towns and mountain areas. Every afternoon back to read, nap and basically do nothing!!! The wifi and all the technology was there to be used...even able to log in to my Neflix and Pandora accounts when we wanted to. Day before we left there were even some deer in the back yard... All in all a fantastic week in a great cabin! Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for all of the kind words about Good Times. You were a pleasure to work with. Your pictures are amazing. It's always nice to know others appreciate our cabin as much as we do! I hope that you will come again, Margie
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Great for family get-away!

  • 4 of 5

This was the perfect home for our family's needs. My daughter and son-in-law appreciated the downstairs with a BR for themselves, another BR with twins/trundles for their 3 girls, Jack & Jill bath, plus a full den area with board games and TV/DVD player. The BR and bath on the main floor gave my son and his wife their private space with access to the screened porch, while the large loft with king bed, bath, and walk-in closet was ideal for my husband and myself.

The furnishings were wonderful from the comfortable beds to the plentiful seating. The kitchen had all equipment needed to prepare simple to complex meals. Bed and bath linens were excellent quality and all starter needs were provided (paper towels, bath tissue, Kleenex, air freshener, etc.).

The location was ideal for visiting many of the local attractions such as Brasstown Bald, Helton Creek Falls, and Vogel State Park. Access to the home is by a state-maintained paved road which is somewhat curvy, but not excessively steep.

A problem with the A/C (thus the 4 stars instead of 5) was handled efficiently, and since the June temperatures weren't extremely high, we opened the windows and were relatively comfortable until repairs could be made.

I would definitely consider this rental again for a mountain get-away and highly recommend it to anyone who would like quality accommodations.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful response. It was very unfortunate that the a/c went on the blink while we were out of the US. I'm very thankful to all involved, especially the Humphries and Frank Scott, who came out that Saturday night to get the a/c functioning and seeing the repair through. We will do all that we can to resolve any issues from wherever we are. Fortunately for our past guests and unfortunately for the Humphries, this was a first.
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Great views and convenient location!

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful Memorial Day stay at this lovely, large 4 bedroom cabin with beautiful long range views just outside of Murphy and just 25 minutes from downtown Blue Ridge. Easily convenient to hiking, cayaking, rafting, or just enjoying all the area has to offer in entertainment and dining. And if you're ready to lose a few bucks, the Harrah's at Valley River is just a few short miles away.

A great first experience with VRBO!

We'll be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. Good Times is a special getaway. We look forward to you coming back!
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  • 5 of 5

Loved having a home big enough for all my grandbabies, the downstairs was perfect for the kids. Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Most breathtaking views of the mountains!

  • 5 of 5

I don't even know where to begin. From the moment we stepped foot in the door of "Good Times", we were in love with the place. It was more than spacious enough for our family of 6 (mom, dad and our 4 kiddos). The views from the main porch were unbelievable. We have stayed in the Murphy area several times in the past, but this was by far our favorite. The pictures really don't do it justice. The picturesque mountain sunsets were some of the most beautiful I have ever seen....and we didn't even have to leave the cabin.

There is everything you possibly need to cook with. All paper products and soap were provided to get you started, which was a nice until we were able to get to the store. The Samsung washing machine was amazing! We went to Mercier Orchard in Blue Ridge, GA several times during out stay. I have never had a sweeter, juicier tasting peach. The apple cider donuts were the best ever. They have chocolate covered bacon too! Tubing down the Taccoa River was so relaxing and fun for us all. The Wagonmaster Ranch was a hit with the kids as well. We will definitely be back again. Thank you for having us!!

David & Lara Ezell

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. The pictures that you took were amazing! We are so glad that you all enjoyed Good Times. Like you all, we think it is very special!
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Nearest Point of Interest
Good Times

Gem Mining, Whitewater Rafting, Antiquing at the Flea Market, Very near new Miniature Golf Course


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

There is a $100 cleaning/linen fee per rental. Thank you!

We accept a $300 rental deposit. At this time, we take personal checks. The remainder of the rental, $100 cleaning, and $49 protection plan are due two weeks prior to arrival date. I pay all of the state and local taxes from the rental fees.

We have just started requiring the $49 protection for our guests and ourselves. This stops the holding of $300 and offers more protection for all.