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Relax by the River...Perfect for families. Wi-Fi - cell service

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

Cabin, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 14)

Perfect for the family vacation or a romantic getaway for two, this secluded cedar log cabin is nestled in a picturesque valley among three wooded acres on the banks of the Nottely River, just outside of Murphy, North Carolina. The Great Smoky Mountains surround the area and provide spectacular views, as well as an abundance of outdoor activities.

Enjoy beautiful sunsets over the mountains from rocking chairs on the wrap-around porch or reading by the magnificent riverstone fireplace. As evening nears, drift off to the sound of whip-o-wills in the distance and the glow of fireflies illuminating the sky. In the mornings, awaken to the melody of geese circling the nearby lakes.

The cabin offers spacious vaulted family and dining rooms, a sleeping loft, two bedrooms and two bathrooms, and is comfortably furnished.

Keywords: Cabin

More Details

Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

About Scott

My family has owed this cabin for 16 years. As our children were young we spent most weekends and almost all holidays at the cabin with family and friends.

Scott purchased this cabin in 2001

Why Scott chose Smoky Mountains

The cabin is on 2 acres, on the river, and is perfect for families with children and multiple people that are looking for a big area to play and have a camp fire.


Murphy Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Lower level has a full bathroom with a washer and dryer. The upper level has a full bathroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 bunk bed
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (2) These are doubles on the bottoms, so each bunk beds sleeps 3
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Fully-equipped with modern conveniences, Stereo with CD Player, Toaster Oven, Coffee Maker, Kitchen Utensils, Hair Dryer, Linens and Towels Provided


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Relax by the River...Perfect for families. Wi-Fi - cell service
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 12 reviews

Beautiful house in a gorgeous setting

  • 5 of 5

Six of us stayed for four days. Photos do not do justice to gorgeous yard and setting. So peaceful - listened to the birds in the morning, fished at the property's edge in the river (caught a striped bass and crappie), walked to the lake on a trail lined with blackberries, ate breakfast at the huge family table with antler candlesticks and overhead light fixtures. Kids caught fireflies and made smores in the fire pit. Played volleyball, frisbee and baseball in the yard. Cooked out on the grill. Just perfect. Will be back with more people next summer.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nothing Better!

  • 5 of 5

Our family stay at this cabin with another family was the perfect trip for all 4 adults and 4 kids. There was plenty of room in the cabin for two families, and we never felt crowded. We spent most of the time outside in the huge yard, down by the river, and around the campfire each night. It was very clean when we arrived, and the owner was responsive to emails and attentive to our questions. This is a quick trip if you live outside of Atlanta and definitely worth the beautiful drive through Blue Ridge. It's a must-do family vacation spot for anyone who wants the ultimate, peaceful and relaxing vacation.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Naples, FL

Memory Maker!

  • 5 of 5

Ditto to everything S. Bates wrote below. We've just returned from a two-week stay at the cabin where we especially enjoyed playing in (and smelling) the freshly-cut 7-plus acres of grass. The nighttime mist rolling in from the river and the thousands of fireflies rising up out of the grass is a sight you must see! Our children, grandchildren, & black lab swam every day in Harold Wells Lake only a two-minute walk away. (I do suggest checking daily the TVA release schedule for Nottely Lake --just to be sure you're not caught off guard if you're swimming in the Nottely River.)A perfect cabin for a perfect vacation makes the 11-hour drive from Naples, FL more than worth it!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hiram GA


  • 5 of 5

This cabin is the perfect place for anyone looking to get away from hustle of the city, or to gather all family members under one roof for much needed time together, or a romantic get-a-way. I have been a guest here during different times of the Seasons and each time has been enjoyable, relaxing, and tranquil. When you arrive at the cabin the first thing you will note will be the wrap around porch with a large swing and rocking chairs, overlooking a huge yard with a rope swing in the tree, picnic table and fire pit for a bonfire and roasting hot dogs or marshmallows to make smores. A short walk across the yard will end at the Nottley River where there is also a swing on the riverbank, a great place to cast your bait for the trout, or just sit and enjoy the wildlife. Once inside the cabin, the décor is fitting with the area. All rustic and the amenities are superb with a large screen cable tv, a dining room that has a table large enough for everyone to be together…and if by chance you can play a piano, you can gather your family around for sing-a-longs after sharing your meals. The living room provides a spectacular view. The fully stocked kitchen leaves you with absolutely nothing you have to bring except for the food. Or, if you prefer not to cook, the short drive into town will provide you with your choice of any type food you desire and afterwards a walk through downtown Murphy is very enjoyable. After a hard day of play or exploring you can return to the cabin to relax and sleep peacefully in one of the very comfortable log beds. And, if you must check in at the office, with a family member or just friends, internet access is provided. Also, your four-legged family member is welcomed. Needless to say, I cannot wait until I have the opportunity to return and make more memories to reflect on in the years ahead.


  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A nice place to stay

  • 4 of 5

My family and I stayed here the last 2 weeks of June 2012. We enjoyed our stay very much. The yard is big and watching the kids run and play was worth it in itself. Lady, the neighborhood dog was waiting for my kids to get up most mornings and she would hang with us fishing/swimming in the lake too.The river had a fish kill the year prior to our stay. According to locals the generator was down at the nottely damn so warm surface water flowed over the damn and killed all the trout. Apparently the river was known for large, albeit tough to catch trout. I did wrangle 3 nice ones right from the back yard. Bigger than your average stocker, but nothing giant. One guy who lived on the river didn't even know the trout were making a comeback. This cabin makes a good central location to fish both the little Tennessee and Hiwassee river basins. I caught trout from the nantahala and hiwassee rivers, as well as fires, tusquittee, and junaluska creeks. We also rented a boat on Lake Hiwassee for 2 days and had a BLAST!! We saw beavers a few times, deer and tons of different birds. We also ate wild blackberries to our hearts content. If you try one and its not that good, try a different area. We found a nice spot where the berries were sweet and yummy. The lake has smallmouth, largemouth, crappie, bluegills, and yellow perch. The river also held real nice yellow perch. If you have very young children, the steps may be an issue, but for our 3 year old it wasn't to much of a problem, just be a normal watchful parent and they are fine. If I had to complain about anything it would be the gas stove. It lacked some safety features, and the drawer below it is supposed to be used for broiling, so don't grab pans from there if the oven is on. We would definitely go back again.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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our review

  • 4 of 5

we stayed here in the fall of 2005. We have wonderful memories from this house. I do recall though that we had a difficult time contacting the owner AFTER the rental, regarding return of security deposit, but we did get it back. Hoping to go back again someday.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2005
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
135 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Historic Blue Ridge train
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Hwy 129
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Murphy Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 18 2017 - Oct 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest
Nov 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Sunday
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

pet fee $20
cleaning $125
refundable sec deposit $300
Pet Fee $20

The $300 security deposit will be refunded with 7 days after departure

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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