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Spring s here in the Great Smoky Mountains, Relax at Turkey Creek.

Bedrooms 1
Space 550 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,

Looking for a quiet getaway in the Mountains?

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. We have two cabins available so if you have a larger group we can accommodate up to eight people. Please call if you want to rent two cabins.

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, satellite internet,

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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 11, 2018

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 Clyde

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:
  • 550 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
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • whitewater rafting
check out is at 10:00


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Spring s here in the Great Smoky Mountains, Relax at Turkey Creek.
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Great getaway with the family!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the playground and firepit!

Beautiful scenic views!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Remote quiet basic cabin

  • 5 of 5

This little cabin would be perfect for 2 but we made it work for a quick long weekend with our teenager. The sleeper sofa pulls out and the size was snug, but comfortable for 3 for our short stay. Heating was great - with 2 portable heaters and gas logs set to the thermostat control. The only nicer touch would have been a hair dryer, but it all worked out fine. Convenient location between Asheville and Waynesville, although do allow an extra 20-30 minutes for navigating the gravel twisting roads to the cabin.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome place, awesome people, awesome dogs!

  • 5 of 5

A great place to take the family including the dogs. Multiple trails that have great views looking over the mountains. The owners dogs were super friendly and would come greet our dogs every morning. Definitely will be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Wonderful place to relax

  • 5 of 5

A lovely place to relax and enjoy the quiet solitude. Would highly recommend this lovely place.

Cabin is comfortable and easily warmed when it is cold outside. The bed and covers are superb. Slept like a baby.

The owners, Linda and Jerry are wonderful and so helpful, meeting your every need.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very private and clean.

  • 4 of 5

Very rural and private. Cabin was clean. My only issue was we arrived late and it was dark. There were no lights on and we couldn’t see the cabin. There was no cell service so we were panicking.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Good location between Smokies and Asheville!

  • 4 of 5

Clean cabin in beautiful setting. Very off the beaten path. Hosts gift of wine was a special treat.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Dean's Haywood Cafe -- CLOSED
The Patio
The Sweet Onion
Fergusons Supply & Gas station
Rolling Thunder River Company
Great fun to raft the Nantahala River. The guides are very helpful and informative.
Nick and Nate's -- CLOSED
Best Pizza and microbrew in Waynesville.
Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Hotel
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Biltmore Estate
Beautiful gardens and home and great winery.
Joey's Pancake House
Open only for breakfast but it is the best.
Come and see the elk and preserved homes in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Thai Spice & Sushi Bar -- CLOSED
Wonderful Thai and Chinese food.
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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $65
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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