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Bella Riva East, Riverfront Custom Cabin with Mt. Views

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

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

Our Hiwassee Riverfront log cabin, Bella Riva East, is close to everything, yet located on a country road with views of the Nantahala National Forest and the Smoky Mountains. This beautifully appointed, tastefully furnished, 3 bedroom, 2 bath log home is situated within feet of the Hiwassee River in the Smoky Mountains (approximately 2 hours from Atlanta, Chattanooga, and Asheville.)

Bella Riva East is an easy drive to town, one mile from the entrance to Fire’s Creek Recreational Area, within 15 minutes of Lake Chatuge and a short drive to the Ocoee and Nantahala Rivers. There are many nearby activities that make this cabin an ideal vacation spot for the adventurer seekers. Hike up a waterfall or on one of the many trails in Fire's Creek Recreational Area, kayak the Hiwassee, take on the challenge of white water rafting at the Ocoee and Nantahala Rivers, rent a pontoon boat or ski-doo at Lake Chatuge. You may also enjoy horseback riding, golf, white water rafting, hiking, and biking.

The secluded location makes it an ideal place for those who want to just kick back and relax. Read a good book; enjoy the calming sound of the river and a crackling fire. For those of you that enjoy shopping, there are many specialty stores in town, as well as antique shops nearby.

Our cabin has an open floor plan with vaulted ceilings, rustic pine walls and floors, and a stone fireplace. Two quarter-round antique stained glass windows (circa 1880) accent the fireplace. Sliding glass doors facing the river ensure that your view is unobstructed. The fully-equipped kitchen has everything one might need for family dinners or entertaining guests. A large dining room table (seats 6) is provided, in addition to seating at the counter for four. So that you have all the comforts of home, we’ve provided satellite TV programming, a DVD/VCR, Internet accessibility, board games, puzzles, pool table, dart board and children’s activities.

The master bedroom downstairs has a King size, full-log bed, flat screen TV and has a bathroom with a large Jacuzzi tub. Upstairs, the second bedroom has a large King size bed and some of the best views of the river and the mountains. The third bedroom has built-in bunk beds – a hit with the kids, but sturdy enough to accommodate an adult. The second bathroom is conveniently located between the two upstairs bedrooms.

Just feet from the river, you can sit on the covered porch or relax on the hammock and let the river lull you to sleep. The covered porch has a latching gate to keep children and pets safely by your side. A large outdoor table with comfortable seating for 6 is perfect for dining with a view of the river or just relaxing. A professional charcoal grill is provided to grill your catch of the day! There is also plenty of fine or casual dining within minutes of the cabin.

The Hiwassee River is dam-controlled; it rises and falls without warning. When the river waters are low you may enjoy wading or swimming. When the river rises the waters move swiftly to allow for tubing and kayaking. Swimming is not suggested during this time! Fire’s Creek is nearby upstream emptying into the Hiwassee River – both teem with rainbow, brook and brown trout with some of the best fly-fishing in the mountains.

The large 1-acre lot has plenty of room to run and play. Incredible views of the changing leaves in fall, White-tail deer, Canadian Geese, and Herons are some of the wildlife you can experience without leaving the back porch. At night, enjoy the large outdoor fire pit, roast marshmallows, make s’mores or just sit and enjoy the stars with the echoing sounds of the river!

Keywords: Log Cabin, Log Home, Riverfront, Mountain View, Rustic, Waterfront

More Details

Linda Abati
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About Linda Abati

We grew up in Pittsburgh, and currently live in San Antonio. Dave is a retired AF pilot and avid fly fisherman and Linda is a school librarian, looking forward to retirement and getting to spend more time in N.C. We have two beautiful labs (black and yellow) who also love the cabin and the river!

Linda Abati purchased this cabin in 2008

Why Linda Abati chose Lake Chatuge

We love this property because it is so very peaceful and relaxing. The beauty of the mountains and the river are just breathtaking. We spent one week at my uncle's cabin (2 miles down the river from ours) and we fell in love with the area, the people, and knew we wanted to be a part of this special community.

What makes this cabin unique

While there were many properties for sale at the time we bought ours, we knew our cabin was the perfect one for us because of it's location on the river and I love the stained glass windows. They are from an old church circa 1800 and just add that uniqueness the other cabins lacked.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have just placed our mountain home on the rental market. We hope others will come and enjoy all this beautiful area has to offer. The people are friendly, genuine, and make you feel as though you have always been their neighbor. The fishing is wonderful...and only steps from the back door. We love our two labs and hope you will bring your furry friends with you when you come. It is a great place to relax or explore. There is a full acre for football games, bocce, volleyball, and children with lots of energy! Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. We want you to enjoy this paradise as much as we do! Welcome to Bella Riva!
Nov 2009
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Hayesville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (2), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
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Bella Riva East, Riverfront Custom Cabin with Mt. Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

Perfect accommodations....everything the pictures and description was right on

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cabin along a nice river in the back yard....cabin is beautiful, great kitchen with everything, beds very comfortable and a back porch overlooking the property is quiet and amazing views. A short walk away is perfect swimming hole or go right in the back yard with your tube. Although I did not fish, we saw trout swimming in the river and neighbor had luck. Would definitely rent this beautiful cabin in the future

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house in an even better location

  • 5 of 5

We had a blast playing in the river and just watching the river. We hardly even left the house.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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  • 5 of 5

The only thing that we didn't like about this cabin was leaving it! We spent only 4 nights here and plan on returning for a much longer stay! The pictures on this site do not do it justice! It is large, spacious and beautifully furnished and decorated. The water and mountain views are peaceful and majestic. My husband enjoyed fishing each day, as I relaxed on the large deck listening to the sounds of the water and many birds! Truly a place to be if you need a relaxing get-a-way!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another fantastic Labor Day on the river!

  • 5 of 5

It's a good thing I don't live here, I would never accomplish anything, but floating on the river. Our two families had the best time! Everything was perfect. Thanks so much Linda!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Time!

  • 5 of 5

Hi Linda! This was the second time I've stayed at the cabin and it just keeps getting better! My mom and I had a fantastic 'mother-daughter' weekend; and we would like to be repeat customers! :o) Thanks for having the cabin clean, well-stocked, and all the comforts of home. We will be back! Have a great rest of your week!

-Kristie F

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We always love it when our guests return again and again. We love to share our mountain home and know you feel the same way when you return. Many thanks for your kind words.
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  • 5 of 5

Everything about this cabin was amazing!! Came with my husband and inlaws for a weekend getaway. Loved lying in the hammock and watching the sun set behind the trees and listening to the river. Would come back again!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. The sounds of the river and the beautiful evening stars are my favorites at the cabin. I am glad you enjoyed your visit to the mountains. We hope you will come back again!
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Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
US 64

Fly fishing, white water rafting, great hiking and boating on Lake Chatugue


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $100

We do not accept American Express. During the months of June, July land August, we will accept 6 or 7 day rentals. Shorter term rentals may be accepted at a higher nightly rate.

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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