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Easy access, minutes to Folk School, Downtown Murphy and Casino. Pet friendly

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Country Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms with Mountain Views

RELAX! This is the perfect country cottage with mountain views in a rural setting, perfect for relaxation, and getting away from it all !

Three Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, gas log fireplace, and two flat screen TV's. Fully equipped kitchen, split floor plan on one level with 2 bedrooms having full size beds and one having a work desk. The master bedroom has a queen size bed and spacious bathroom, with laundry. Wireless internet access throughout, and telephone service provided.

Relax on the covered porch in the rocking chairs and enjoy the peaceful valley with mountain views and wildlife in a quiet rural setting.

Garage and workshop area for guest use, and firewood stored for use in fire pit.

Easy access - At the end of a private state maintained paved road and minutes to the John Campbell Folk School, Downtown Murphy and Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino. Back entrance has three steps or an easy ramp access.

Keywords: Cabin, Mountain View, Easy Access, Central Location

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

About Rick

Retired CPA who loves living in the beautiful Mountains of Western North Carolina. Owners have lived in the area for 15 years, one mile from the cottage, and are accessible for any questions or issues during your stay.

Rick purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Rick chose Smoky Mountains

Location, easy access to and into the property and cottage.


Murphy Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Fire Pit / wood provided


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

Easy access, minutes to Folk School, Downtown Murphy and Casino. Pet friendly
average rating of 4.904762 based on 42 reviews

Awesome Natural Getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very very clean and comfortable. The setting was very close to nature but still close to everything. I brought my parents out there with me for Father's Day weekend and they loved it!! Will be back when we get a chance again!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Saloni for the review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with your parents, especially DAD !! Hope I can meet you on your next stay at Pinhook Cottage. Sincerely, Rick
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great place to stay any time of the year

  • 5 of 5

We had a great trip. The owner Rick even stopped by to make sure everything was going well. Will definitely go back again!!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Melissa, thank you for the review. Nice meeting you and glad you enjoyed your Memorial Day weekend vacation. Hope to see you again. Sincerely, Rick
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Spanish Fort, AL

Location, Location, Location

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3d time staying at Pinhook. A great place to stay if taking classes at John C. Campbell Folk School and a short drive to Murphy. It is very clean, comfortable, and quiet. Our bostons enjoyed their daily walks down the road to visit the cows and this trip also saw deer and turkeys. Whether the bench on the hill or the rocking chairs on the front porch-either place is the spot to read a book, enjoy the sights and sounds of nature, or to see the stars at night. Technology is available (TV, phone, and Internet), but Pinhook provides the perfect setting to "disconnect from tech".

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Joni, Thank you for the review and for being a three time guest. Glad you enjoyed your Folk School class and were able to complete the weeks work. I appreciate the nice comments and hope to see you again at Pinhook !! Sincerely, Rick
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Overall the house was great and provided everything we needed including a well stocked kitchen.

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving at the house. The kitchen was well stocked and allowed us to cook a full turkey. The front porch offered a relaxing view of the mountains. We even enjoyed listening to the cows. We enjoyed the walks we took with our puppies, and they also enjoyed the cows. The house was comfortable and the fireplace was great for the cool nights. We appreciated the fact there was enough seating for us and my family. Although the house is quite a distance from town, our holiday in Murphy is one we will forever remember and would stay again should an opportunity come up. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cheryl, Thank you for the review and for leaving the cottage clean and picked up. Glad you and your family enjoyed your Thanksgiving Holiday at the cottage. Hope to see you back for another visit. Sincerely, Rick
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Clean Comfortable and Quiet

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely love this wonderful mountain country cottage! It is very clean and comfortable. It was our second time staying here and this time we had the pleasure of meeting Rick. He is very accommodating and stopped by just to make sure everything was okay and to see we needed anything. We stayed for a week and looked forward everyday to coming back to this quiet cottage to rock on the porch and watch the wildlife. Will definitely be back again and we wholeheartedly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kim, Thank you for the review and for being a two time guest. It was nice meeting and talking to you and your Mom. Very happy that you enjoyed your stay at the Cottage. Glad you met Tonia, she is always pleased when I tell her how our guest appreciate her housekeeping work. Sincerely, Rick
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Winder GA

Relaxing and Beautiful

  • 4 of 5

Loved the peaceful setting of this cute house. Spent lots of hours on the front porch with good friends, watching all the wildlife and the leaves turning, which turned a great deal in a few days. Enjoyed the fire pit on one of the first fall nights under the beautiful starry sky. Magnificent! Even made s'mores. House has a well equipped kitchen, however, the refrigerator made such loud noises we could hear it on the porch and at night. House was very dusty and floors were not clean. We had to go to the local Dollar Store to buy soap for the bathrooms and toilet paper before we left. The shower heads were watersavers with only a mist for showers. We thought the owners would check in, since they live down the road; but they could have been out of town. All in all, we enjoyed our visit to the Pinhook Cottage and would recommend it to friends. Very relaxing!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Janice, Thank you for the review, and I am glad you enjoyed the stay with your friends. I just replaced the shower head in the master bath? My housekeeper was sick the day you arrived and the other guest left. I did the clean up myself!! Sorry I was not able to meet you, but I was in Asheville. Thanks again, Rick
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New Murphy Cherokee Indian Casino, Murphy River Walk, John Campbell Folk School, Georgia Mountain Fair, Regional Airport


Rates & Availability

Murphy Cottage Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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