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Quiet, Cozy and Comfortable, 3br-3ba/Creekfront/Pool Table/Firepit/Wi-Fi

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

3bd, 3ba Creek Front Home With Fire Pit, Pool Table, Wi-Fi and River Access

Listen to the sounds of Highland Creek while grilling from the top deck or just relaxing in the rocking chairs. Located in the upscale Highland Creek community, you have access to the Hiwassee River and the community. pavilion just a short walk from the home. There is nothing better than crisp mountain air and a log home with country charm and all new furnishings and linens.

This beautiful all wood interior and exterior cabin has a light-and-bright, open floor plan with lots of windows and a large deck. It is beautifully decorated and well maintained. No scary drive to this home -- very gentle access, lots of parking for vehicles, motorcycles and small to medium sized trailers, and just minutes from town, the Cherokee golf course, and the John C. Campbell folk school. We make it easy to enjoy the best the area has to offer.

The great room includes a fully-equipped kitchen, dining room, and living room with a large gas stone fire place. The room is loaded with windows and has access to the back deck. The dining room table is set up for 4 but can seat 6 comfortably by using the second bench. The kitchen is well stocked with a service for 8 and plenty of pots, pans and utensils as well as a coffee maker and dishwasher. The living room has a 46-inch LCD HDTV with a DVD player and complimentary satellite and wireless internet. All the amenities you’d have at home are right here for you at up the creek!

Two bedrooms and 2 bathrooms are located on the main level while one bedroom and bathroom is located in the walkout basement. All bedrooms are tastefully decorated and include a queen bed and a dresser/chest, and the master bedroom has a 32-inch LCD HDTV with satellite. The cabin sleeps 6 people.

If satellite and Wi-Fi is not your style, you can enjoy one of the games or movies we provide. Better yet, BBQ from our deck while watching for deer and turkeys or take a short walk to watch the otters in the river. You can play in the water, fish, BBQ or just read a book. There is something for everyone!

More Details

Dale Nylander
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

About Dale Nylander

Hi – we’re Dale and Michele and the proud owners of the Up the Creek. Although we're from Florida, North Carolina is in our blood. Our first getaway together back in the early 1990s was to the Western Carolinas and we've been returning ever since. Dale’s Mom bought a small place in Maggie Valley in the early 2000s and my parents permanently moved to Murphy from Florida in 2010. We know the area well. We've been to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, on the Smokey Mountain Railway, Grandfather Mountain, Flat Rock Mountain, the “Tail of the Dragon” (on Harley’s and in cars), horseback riding, white water rafting, gambling at Harrah’s, Elk viewing and so much more. We just can’t get enough so, finally, in 2013 we purchased Up the Creek. One day this will be our permanent home, but until then we are sharing with others. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Dale Nylander purchased this house in 2013

What makes this house unique

Located in the upscale Highland Creek community, we have access to the Hiwassee River -- just a short walk from the cabin. A pavilion and a grill are available. You can play in the river, fish for trout, kayak or just relax and read a book. We enjoy sitting on a chair, watching the ducks and looking for otters.


Nearest Golf
1.75 Miles
Cherokee Hills Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
2.8 Miles
US 64
Car: necessary

Ideally located less than 2 hours from Atlanta, Chattanooga, Gatlinburg and Asheville. If casino gaming is your thing, we’re only 60 miles from Harrah’s casino in Cherokee.

If you like outdoor activities, visit our numerous lakes and rivers for boating, fishing, swimming, white water rafting and tubing. You can hike, bike, horseback ride, picnic and view waterfalls at nearby forests and state parks. Shoppers will enjoy exploring the quaint town of Murphy along with nearby Blairsville and Blue Ridge. The Cherokee golf course is only about a mile or two from the cabin and the John C. Campbell folk school is just 5 minutes away. Thrill seekers will enjoy white water rafting, zip lining or cruising the “tale of the dragon”.

If you are looking to take a drive, visit Helen Ga, the Cherokee reservation, Harrah’s casino, Biltmore estate, and so much more. Take a shorter drive to Franklin to look for gemstones or ride the Smokey Mountain Railway train from Bryson City – both less than an hour away. We have many brochures for you to review in our cabin. Most folks might find it enjoyable to relax on our deck, listening to the creek and watching for deer and turkeys. Whatever you decide, life is good when you are at Up the Creek.


Murphy House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Blow drier and ceiling heater
    Guest bathroom (main level) - toilet , combination tub/shower , In ceiling heater
    Guest bathroom (lower level) - toilet , combination tub/shower , In ceiling heater
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Guest room (Main Level) - 1 queen
    Master bedroom (Main Level) - 1 queen
    Guest Room (Lower Level) - 1 queen
  • All rooms have a queen log bed, reading lamp, clock radio, night stand, closet, chest/dresser. Master bedroom has a walk-in closet and a 32-inch LCD HDTV with Satellite.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


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Quiet, Cozy and Comfortable, 3br-3ba/Creekfront/Pool Table/Firepit/Wi-Fi
average rating of 4.9836063 based on 61 reviews

Peaceful, spacious and clean

  • 5 of 5

Up the creek was a great place to stay. Our family really enjoyed our time. This cabin is very well stocked. My kids had a great time, enjoyed the downstairs and outside. We live Murphy and will definitely consider coming to Up the Creek again.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this very clean and comfortable cabin. Easy access to it also and the roads were great. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a nice place to stay. Owner quick to respond also. Thank you for sharing your home. :)

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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A rare 5-star accommodation on a 3-star budget

  • 5 of 5

At Up the Creek cabin, you will enjoy immaculate, spacious and modern comfort with amenities for everyone no matter what the weather may bring. Cabin doesn't really describe the fully equipped modern kitchen, spacious living area, TVs and Wifi. Or, that you will get the best sleep ever in any of the three bedrooms - each with a full bath. During our stay, we saw a deer with 2 fawns, and enjoyed grilling, campfire, stargazing, billiards challenges, morning coffee and happy hours on the balcony - in the most peaceful setting you can imagine. If you want to combine work and play - this is your "work from home" getaway.

A 20-min drive in any direction offers a multitude of activities and quaint towns. We hiked along river trails and saw waterfalls, visited an art gallery, museum, local winery, antique shops, flea market and farmer's market. We even saw a total eclipse! But don't count on that again too soon...

Our hosts were so wonderful! They take pride in making sure their guests have all the information they need to get settled in and to go out and explore. We will be booking again - there is still kayaking, rafting, gem digging and lot's more exploring to be done!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Murphy, NC

Great family get away!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family really loved staying here. Close to town, creek, wild life, games and camp fire! Great place to make lasting memories!!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So pretty & relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the cabin! 2 adults and 4 kids, plenty of space. The cabin was clean, beautiful, spacious and a true retreat in the mountains. we really enjoyed sitting on the porch listening to the sounds of the woods...great location too! Owner Dale was a pleasure to do business with - 5 stars!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our family loved Up Creek Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

This is by far the cleanest place we have ever stayed. Dale and Michelle have a beautiful home and we can't thank them enough for allowing our family to stay here. Thank you,

The Ensminger's

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
Additional Guest Fee $10 per person per night
Damage Deposit $200

10% Discount to Law Enforcement personnel (ID required), Military personnel (ID required) and repeat guests. Requests for bookings must be received at least a week in advance of the requested time period.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.