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Quiet, Relaxing, and Affordable.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Quiet, Relaxing, and Affordable. 2 Bed, 2 Bath Mountain Cabin. Otto, NC.

When you stay here at "My Cabin In The Mountains," you will enjoy a peaceful and relaxing getaway in a quiet and beautiful setting. Surrounded by the Nantahala National Forest, many hiking trails and a number of breathtaking waterfalls are in the immediate area. The cabin is located 2 miles north of Dillard, GA just across the state line in North Carolina. Getting to the cabin is easy as there are no steep mountain roads to navigate. We are exactly one mile off US-441 but still secluded, quiet, and private. We are retired, and we enjoy sharing our cabin with old friends, and new friends. We live just a stone's throw away and we are always available to answer any questions that come up and we're happy to do whatever we can to make your stay here more enjoyable.

Franklin, NC and Clayton, GA are both about 10 miles away (to the North, and to the South), each town providing numerous dining choices, several grocery store choices, antique shops, and more. In addition, both of these townships include 24-hour Walmart store, so no matter what kind of activities you're hoping to enjoy, equipment and supplies will be readily available. And speaking of outdoor activities, our guests tell us how much they enjoy mountain hiking, waterfall exploring, and visiting nearby Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Black Rock Mountain State Park, and quaint Highlands, NC. Just read through some of our most recent reviews, and see if our cabin doesn't sound like the perfect destination for your

planned mountain getaway.

SPECIAL NOTE: To insure the health and comfort of all our future guests, we are not unable to accommodate smokers or pets.

More Details

Sonny or Harvalyn
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

About Sonny or Harvalyn

My wife Harvalyn and I have lived here in the mountains of Western North Carolina for the past 13 years and we love it here. Our cabin is just a short walk from our house so we are always available should you need anything. We would love to have you stay in our cabin if you're planning a trip to this area.

Sonny & Harvalyn

(828) 524-2538

Sonny or Harvalyn purchased this cabin in 1999

Why Sonny or Harvalyn chose Otto

Before moving here, we lived in Tallahassee, FL. We would come to this area to visit once or twice a year to visit friends and explore. Like so many Floridians, we got tired of having to end our visits and return again back to Florida. So we said "Goodbye" to FL for good, and became permanent North Carolinians. (Dillard, GA is the nearest town, but we're actually just over the GA/NC state line in NC.)

What makes this cabin unique

Situated just off of US-441 where GA and NC meet, getting here is very easy; and, most anything you will need while you're here is can be had either in Franklin, NC to the North, or Dillard or Clayton, GA to the South. And of course, there's a multitude of places to go and things to do in and around Rabun and Macon County.


Otto Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 20
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Off Master Bedroom - toilet , shower
    Upstairs Loft - toilet , shower
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Upstairs Loft - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen Sleeper Sofa
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
OUTDOOR FIRE PIT: For marshmallow roasting (and smores), there is a low, stone-walled outdoor fire pit. Gather your own wood or use the unlimited supply of firewood underneath the cabin.


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(21 traveler reviews)

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Quiet, Relaxing, and Affordable.
average rating of 4.857143 based on 21 reviews

Excellent cabin

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this place. It's close to town but out in the woods. Everything was great about it, very nice inside and out. We'll be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We hope you can make it back next Summer. Sonny & Harvalyn
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

The owners, the elams, were most accommodating. The cabin was the perfect size for our family of 6. Tucked away and very private. Many local hiking, waterfall, and activity spots nearby. Throughly enjoyed our mountain vacation at this location! Loved "our cabin in the mountains"! Will be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was fun and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

It was close to a lot of hikes and waterfalls. We loved the cosey fireplace!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having you here and appreciate how spotless you left the cabin. Hope to see you back again! God Bless. Sonny & Harvalyn
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Nice cabin, good location.

  • 4 of 5

Comfortable cabin in a good location. Didn't 5 star it because it needs a few upgrades like: (A) a 21st century TV; (B) a better mattress; and (C) a larger water heater or a water saving shower head so more than one person can show w/o running out of hot water.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Since no previous guest has ever said anything to us about the three specific upgrades you mentioned here, we appreciate your bringing them to our attention. Sonny & Harvalyn
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Enjoyable stay

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay at your cabin. Had a fire in fireplace every night. Conveniently located & stocked with everything you need. A stress reliever. Thank you so much.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The mountains are a great stress reliever. Glad we could be here for you.
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Beautiful Cabin surrounded by God's beauty!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I celebrated our first anniversary by spending a weekend in the Elam's cabin! It was the perfect little getaway. The area is breathtaking and the cabin is so pretty and clean. The Elam's make you feel like family! We couldn't have asked for a better stay. They even had brochures made on sites to see, restaurants in the area, and trails to hike! We definitely recommend hiking the trail on the property. It's so peaceful with beautiful views! I have to say Fall is our favorite time of the year to visit this area and the cabin is nestled right in the middle of gorgeous fall colored trees and as you come down you have breathtaking views of the mountains. The cabin is close to many neat attractions, a few of our favorites: The town of Highlands, NC (lots of cute shops and restaurants) , Ristorante Paoletti's (our favorite restaurnat of ALL time) , and Highlands Arieal Park (Zip Lining)! You'll have a blast, love the cabin, and love the Elam's! We can't wait to visit again!

-The Dabdoubs

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having yall here. We're glad you had a chance to walk the Rock House Trail (twice!). It's great to have such a beautiful trail so close by. We hope to see you again next Fall..... if not before.
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Nantahala Outdoor Center
Nearest Restaurant
2.7 Miles
Mountain Man Restaurant (Dillard, GA)
Car: recommended

Amazing waterfalls just a short drive from the cabin.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

2-Night Minimum.
Our rates are all-inclusive, there are no additional fees, taxes, or security deposit.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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