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Bumble Bee Hide-a-Way Peaceful Smoky Mountain Retreat w/Hot Tub

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Nestled in the mountains of Western North Carolina.

Located in the Nantahala National Forest, our cabin is a welcoming and peaceful retreat at the end of a day of exploring the sights of Western North Carolina, Tennessee or Georgia!

Staying longer than for a couple of nights? Contact us for special weekly or monthly rates!

Nicely furnished with semi-rustic decor including solid wood furniture handmade by the owner. Fully equipped full-size kitchen, washer/dryer, high-quality linens, flat screen TV, DVD, wireless internet, free long-distance calling, satellite, outdoor grill, outdoor fire pit and large crystal clear HOT tub on the covered porch that stretches across the front of the cabin and overlooks our private, wooded property and short range mountain view. 

Our cabin is hidden in a quiet nook where neighbors are barely visible. Our wooded paradise is conveniently located between Murphy, NC and  Ducktown, TN in a private community. It is accessed from a short gravel drive just off of a paved road at the top of the development and can easily be accessed without the need for an all wheel drive vehicle. There are also 2 level parking pads for parking motorcycles or Campers.

***OPEN~ Harrah's Valley River Casino in Cherokee County***

15 minutes to Ocoee River and 45 minutes to the  Nantahala Outdoor Center.  Restaurants, groceries 10-20 minutes from the cabin. John C. Campbell is a 30 minute drive, offering classes in a variety of arts as well as hosting wonderful cultural events and concerts.

Pottery Studios, horseback riding, Smoky Mountain National Park, railroads, boating, antiquing, fishing, hiking, golfing, casino and canoeing all within 15-90  minutes from cabin.

Easy day trips include Scenic Cherohala Skyway, Cherokee Indian Reservation, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Helen, GA, Biltmore House, and more- details available upon request. 

Bringing a Pet? We are pet-friendly. Please note: there is an additional (one time) PET FEE of $40 each time you stay with us.

More Details

Ken Brockway
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Ken Brockway

Proprietors: Ken and Cindy Brockway

We fell in love with this area while vacationing! Eventually, we decided to turn fond memories into our full time abode! Since then, it has been our pleasure to share our fondness for this area and our home with our guests! We consider it a privilege to offer recommendations, help and assistance with your planning. Join us and begin making your own memories!

Ken Brockway purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Ken Brockway chose Murphy

The peaceful, private location offers serene mornings and pleasant, relaxing evenings on a deck that stretches across the front of the cabin and houses the LARGE hot tub. It's a perfect way to unwind while viewing the surrounding mountains and wooded scenery. Our local Farmer's Market and area Flea Markets make for interesting and unique shopping! Entertainment nearby: Short distance from our local Henn Theatre and Harrah's NEW Valley River Casio! Short drive to white water rafting and zip-lining!

How about a great family adventure on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway? It starts at the historic depot, built in 1905, in nearby downtown Blue Ridge, Georgia.

Centrally located between Asheville, Atlanta, Chattanooga, and Gaitlinburg.

Less then 30 minutes from John C. Campbell Folk School!

The cabin is in Bear Trail, a small private cabin development, minutes from Cherokee Lake, beautiful Hiwassee Dam Reservoir and the Ocoee Whitewater Center. These area waterways provide access for rafting, canoeing, fishing, and exploring!

What makes this cabin unique

Enjoy the benefits of a private living space for eating, socializing and playing!

Prepare quick meals and snacks without having to go to a restaurant!

Take in the cost savings by choosing an independently owned home over a mainstream hotel.

Short Range Mountain view from covered front porch & Hot Tub.

Short distance from our local Henn Theatre and Harrah's NEW Valley River Casio!

Guestbook comments from the owner

To start, your cabin is breath-taking; absolutely stunning! We immediately felt at home. Your delightful welcome package was much appreciated. The combination of the absolute cozy atmosphere, the amazing view, the nature to cure our souls was astounding. Being here just the first night- all,of us- the stress just MELTED AWAY! I want to thank you, in words that I cannot seem to being together, for how much this cabin, Bumble Bee Cabin, really has done for us so far in our stay here. This is truly super blurb :) Jess
Feb 2013
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Murphy Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) Located on ground floor, Twin or Single Beds (2) Located in Loft Bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen Sleeper Sofa on main floor
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Board Games, puzzles, magazines, books, stationary (upon request)


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Bumble Bee Hide-a-Way Peaceful Smoky Mountain Retreat w/Hot Tub
average rating of 4.826087 based on 102 reviews

Peaceful Getaway

  • 4 of 5

Perfect getaway for the weekend. Reasonably priced and well appointed.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay at tha Bumblebees, hope you can come back again
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Perfect weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the BumbleBee Hideaway! The only problem we had the whole trip was the downstairs shower did not work, and the bath tub drained even if the stopper was down. But there is an upstairs shower so it wasn't that bad of an inconvenience. The outside hot tub made for the cherry on top of the perfection cake. It is a wonderful treat if you have to stay in because it's rainy. Fully stocked kitchen, cute dining area, VERY comfortable couch, and the bed was comfortable. The temperatures were very flexible, and there was nice little throws available if you got too chilly. Close enough to do things in downtown Murphy, or Blue Ridge! All in all, definitely wouldn't mind staying here again. The owners were wonderful and we were able to check in a few hours earlier because traffic was better than we expected it to be!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and I will look into the tub down stairs
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Peaceful, Restful, ...Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We love Bumblebee Hideaway, and each time we stay we are so happy we did! It’s consistently comfy, warm, and inviting!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Durham, NC

Charming place to get away

  • 5 of 5

The house was cozy and welcoming. There were clean linens and cute bars of soap in the bathrooms. We had a wonderful time relaxing in the living room of the house. Great time.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at tha Bumblebee hideaway
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  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had an amazing time in Murphy, Bumblebee Hide-Away was everything we hoped for.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at our cabin.
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Long Weekend Getaway

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for a long weekend away from our kids. It was extremely cold while we were there, but we loved staying in the cabin much of the day. The fireplace is great, and we loved playing some games and watching TV. It was the perfect size for us. The bed was very comfortable. We cooked breakfast two mornings, and we would have liked two frying pans. It might be good to get more pans. The hot water ran out very quickly. Towards the end of our stay the main shower head didn't work properly, and half of the water was coming out of the bath faucet and only half was coming out of the shower. While I was on the living room rug, I noticed tons of pet hair. The cabin was clean as far as the floors, bathroom, etc. However, the cabin could use just a good old deep cleaning and some updates here and there. I would recommend this this cabin and would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Train
20 Miles
Scenic Train Ride~
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Herb's BBQ located west of the cabin
Car: necessary

Murphy, North Carolina, is the county seat of Cherokee County located in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. Murphy is an old town with its origin dating back to 1839. Downtown is beautiful with tree lined streets and many historic buildings restored to their original state. Murphy has restaurants, many unique shops, and other interesting establishments all within walking distance in the heart of town.

Recreational activities are unlimited from local trout streams that are stocked and mountain biking to the entertaining NEW Harrah's River Valley Casio (opening Sept 2015). Hiwassee Lake is considered one of the most beautiful in the state. Murphy offers something for every sports enthusiast.

Planning a unique and memorable family adventure? Try the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway with its quaint shopping district, friendly folks and old-time atmosphere ! It starts at the historic depot, built in 1905, in nearby downtown Blue Ridge, Georgia.

If you are looking for a beautiful small town in the mountains, look no further. Murphy with its population of 1700 people resembles a Norman Rockwell painting. It is indeed, small town life at the very best. We look forward to seeing you!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $40 + Tax
Cleaning fee $60
Tax Rate 10.75%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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