'a Riverfront Home!' 'Last Bend Lodge on the Nottely River'(8 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-6 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)
Last Bend Lodge, on the Scenic Banks of the Beautiful Nottely River, is so named because The Nottely performs a hairpin bend right in front of The Lodge, The Last Bend in the River before it disappears into the Vast Natahala National Forest!
Several miles downstream The River flows into huge, pristine Lake Hiawassee which has over 150 miles of shoreline, 90% of which is unspoiled National Forest Land... Open to ALL! The Lodge is situated at 1500 feet elevation and within the area are peaks in excess of 5000 feet. The River sweeps up from the Southwest, executes its turn in front of The Lodge and bubbles off to the Southeast. The view from the massive, elevated deck is just spectacular.
Last Bend Lodge was constructed in 2003 and is bordered by The River in front and The National Forest and our other home, River's Edge Cabin, on the other sides. Rushing Branch Creek tumbles down the mountain and into The River between the two Homes. The Master Suite features French Doors which open to a private, screened section of the deck overlooking The Creek. Yes, this is a private, secluded and very unique site and yet it is easily accessible, with no steep or precipitous driving, and not at all remote.
Convenient Access and Excellent Privacy... The Best of Both Worlds! We are located in Cherokee County, North Carolina (The Westernmost County in the State) about seven miles west of the Bustling Mountain Town of Murphy, North Carolina which is also the County Seat. Murphy has a Junior College, a substantial Medical Center and a Regional-size Wal-Mart as well as many other dining and shopping options.
The World Renowned John C. Campbell School of Folk Arts is a must see. They welcome you to walk right into the classes which range from Blacksmithing to Blue Grass Music.
Come to Last Bend Lodge. Always peaceful and quiet of urban noise. Cool in the Spring and Summer, when the birds are singing and the fish are jumping and snug in the Fall and Winter, when the hills and valleys are ablaze with color and the peaks are capped snow white. Hike, bike, fish, antique, sightsee, and all of the other many activities... Or just sit on the porch and listen to The River Flow By.
*Pets are welcome for a $50 per pet fee. There is also a $50 per pet extra (refundable with no damage) security deposit. We offer a professionally constructed, covered & lockable kennel.
*Last Bend Lodge is 'Smoke Free'. You may smoke on the porch but absolutely not inside.
We live in Austin, TX so Marie Speigel, our property manager, lives across the weather and will be available to answer any questions you may have while enjoying Last Bend Lodge.
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Member since: 2001
- Vacation Rental
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
- Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Construction Completed October 2003, Massive Deck overlooking The River, Beautiful Southern Pine Wood Floors, Tongue & Grove Ceiling in Great Room, All Bedrooms have a Riverview, Gas Fireplace with Remote Control, Phone (Toll Restricted to Emergency & Local Calls - Bring your Calling or Credit Card for Long Distance), Central Heat & Air Conditioning, Satellite TV (Dish Network), Combo VCR/CD Player, Covered Parking & Covered, Well lighted access from parking to the front door (which you'll appreciate in a good NC Rain Shower at Night), No Smoking inside (You may smoke on the deck)...moreless
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Covered Parking
- Gas Fireplace
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Outdoor Grill
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jul 1 - Jul 8, 2017
6 night min stay
Sep 1 - Sep 5, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $200
- Pet Fee $100
- Cleaning Fee $100
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Excellent Fly Casting & Fishing right in front of The Lodge & virgin waters downstream, if you're willing to hike down-river into The National Forest, Whitewater & Calm Water Rafting, Canoeing & Kayaking, Hiking (from easy to Most Difficult & we're only a short drive to The Appalachian Trail), World Class Motor Cycling, ORV'ing in the vast, World Class Upper Tellico ORV Area, Antique Shops, Indian Reservations/Casinos, Huge TVA Dams & the John C, Campbell Folk Arts School where Old Time Crafts are taught, Side trips to Atlanta GA, Chattanooga TN, Nashville TN, Knoxville TN, Gatlinburg TN, Smoky Mountain National Park, Asheville NC & Greenville SC are all about 100 miles/2 hours away, Of course it is perfectly acceptable to sit on the porch & listen to The River flow by, Most Relaxing
Long View of Last Bend Lodge from Across the River.
Rushing Branch Creek runs just outside the Master Suite.
View UpRiver from the Deck.
Great Room with Dining Area in the Background.
Master Bedroom viewed from the Screened Porch. Large Walkin Closet on Left.
Bedroom 3 Also has a Great River View
Front yard landscape
Winter view of the river
View DownRiver from The Deck.
Our Smaller Home, River's Edge Cabin (VRBO#7482) is Shown on Left.
Kitchen & Great Room Seating in Front of TV & Remote Control Gas Fireplace.
Master Bedroom French Doors open to Screened Porch Overlooking Creek.
Bedroom 2 also has a Great River View.
Leprechaun Lodge is Accessed by Crossing the Creek via Pot O'Gold Bridge.
In-law's downtown candy store
This listing was first published here in 2003.
Date last modified - Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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