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Escape the heat in the NC Smoky Mts, Clyde, Maggie Valley, Waynesville

Bedrooms 1
Space 525 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

SECLUDED 1 br/1ba log cabin - sleeps 4: hiking trails, picnic area, playground,

Escape the Summer Heat!

Turkey Creek Cove is secluded in a wooded cove in the Pisgah National Forest, high in the Great Smoky Mountains. It just minutes from the Cataloochee; the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Located 6 miles off I-40 between Asheville, NC, and Knoxville, TN, it is within visiting distance of Knoxville, Asheville, Maggie Valley, Cataloochee Ski Resort, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Dollywood, the Biltmore Estate, the Cherokee Indian Reservation with it's Harrah's Casino Complex, and much more. We are also just down the road from a popular motorcycle route and beautiful drive call the Rattler. Check it out at Although centrally located and easily accessible, Turkey Creek Cove is serenely isolated from the noisy world outside.

Come and enjoy the beauty of the Smoky Mountains from the front porch of a cozy one-bedroom, one-bath, log cabin. The cabin sleep four with a queen-size bed in the bedroom and a queen-size sofabed in the living area. Furthermore, it is fully furnished and fully equipped. We are located at the end of Turkey Creek road and gated to ensure your privacy.

Amenities include: fully equipped kitchen w/ microwave, gas log fireplace, ceiling fans, linen and blankets provided, air conditioning, satellite TV, gas barbecue grill, telephone, washer/dryer combo unit, walking trails, picnic area, and fire pit.


Keywords: Smoky Mountains, log cabin, nature, hiking, creek, mountains, views, secluded, central location to all activities, skiing, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, pet friendly, motorcycle friendly, quiet, peaceful

More Details

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

About Linda Schmersahl

Jerry and Linda Schmersahl bought the property for Turkey Creek Cove in 1979. They have always loved the mountains and, when they saw Turkey Creek, knew it was going to be their home. They traveled for many years all over the world but always came home to the Western North Carolina mountains. Their three dogs, Maggie, Jack, and Guinness love running and hiking with them in their own piece of heaven. They have 155 acres to hike on and enjoy.

Linda Schmersahl purchased this cabin in 1998

Why Linda Schmersahl chose Smoky Mountains

Jerry and LInda came to visit family that have lived here since the area was first settled. Jerry can trace his family back to the early 1800's. They love the great outdoors and bring their grandchildren to camp in the Smokies every summer. They are also passholders for Biltmore Estate and love to go wine tasting.

What makes this cabin unique

If you're looking for peace and quiet and a place to get away from the hustle and bustle of life, Turkey Creek Cove is the place to be! There are 155 mostly wooded acres that surround the heart of the property. It is so peaceful to listen to Turkey Creek trickle and flow while surrounded by nature on the front porch of the cabin or hanging out at the picnic area and fire pit. From anywhere on the property, it is so nice to relax, have a glass of Biltmore wine, and watch the sun set over the Mountains.


Clyde Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 525 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • whitewater rafting


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Escape the heat in the NC Smoky Mts, Clyde, Maggie Valley, Waynesville
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our time at Turkey Creek Cove. It was a nice relaxing place to spend some family time. The owners were very friendly and went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed. We can't wait to go back some time.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Little slice of heaven!

  • 5 of 5

Really loved the trees, birds, views, peace & quiet & lightning bugs at night! The owners are great & the cabin has everything you need! Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Time Away

  • 5 of 5

A most beautiful and cozy place yet not that far from civilization and home. The view from our deck and windows was spectacular. The leaves were turning and it was so peaceful and quiet you could nearly hear them when they fell. Cabin was very comfortable and the ability to get out and hike the acres of forest or just vege on the deck was literally exactly what the doctor ordered. We felt completely private and away from the every day stress at home yet having high speed internet, dish tv and unlimited land line long distance calling at our disposal gave us the opportunity to connect with the outer world if so desired. The owners were very accommodating and friendly. We couldn't recommend this place enough. Yes we hated to leave and hope to return at our earliest opportunity.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boynton Beach, FL

Peaceful and secluded location perfect for relaxation!

  • 5 of 5

I have visited the North Carolina mountains several times and this by far is my favorite place to stay. Though being only a few miles from the highway, you wouldn't know it when you arrive at the cabin. It is so secluded and quiet that all you hear is the sound of nature. With my family in tow, it's nice to have the walking trails, fire pit and playground area to keep them occupied while we get to relax with our glass of wine. The owner's were very friendly and accommodating and even took us on a driving tour of their property. Loved the amazing views! I can't wait to go back with my husband for a romantic weekend getaway!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your positive review! We loved having you and your family here and hope you can visit us again soon!
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Beautiful Mountain Experience

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely the most beautiful country to experience. The cabin was very clean, great location, close to town but yet secluded in the woods. If you're looking for a great getaway, this is definitely it. Enjoyed the fire pit next to the creek, and the sunset views are one of a kind. The cabin is pet friendly which is a plus. Will definitely be back and recommend highly.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We enjoy having you here at Turkey Creek Cove and hope you come back and visit often.
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Beautiful, Tranquil Mountain Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The hosts were amazing and went out of their way to make our stay wonderful. They have a WONDERFUL location, not too far from the freeway, but very secluded and if you go up to the back of the property you have a million dollar view of the mountains. Definitely recommend staying here! Was family friendly.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Matt, Thank you so much! We really loved having you guys here and showing you around the place we love so much! Thank you for enjoying it with us.
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Nearest Airport
43 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
18.3 Miles
Waynesville's Water'n Hole Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Iron Duff Golf Course
Nearest Train
49 Miles
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
11.9 Miles
Haywood 209 Cafe
Nearest Ski
27 Miles
Catalooche Ski Resort
Car: necessary

We are 45 minutes from Biltmore Estate, 60 minutes from Cherokee Harrah's Casino, and 60 minutes from Dollywood. We are also minutes away from the Smokey Mountain National Park with many beautiful and scenic trails and views.


Rates & Availability

Clyde Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee w/pets $30 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. You can choose from either the $59 damage protection insurance, which covers up to $1500 in damage or the $500 damage protection deposit, which is refunded (after rental property inspection) within 7 days of check out.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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