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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 the creek while grilling from the top deck or just relaxing in the rocking chairs. 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 & Michele
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Dale & Michele

Hi – we’re Dale and Michele and the proud owners of the Up the Creek. We live in the mountains in North Georgia and the Blue Ridge mountains of Ga and 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 & Michele purchased this house in 2013

What makes this house unique

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.


Murphy House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • 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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average rating of 4.9857144 based on 70 reviews

Wonderful Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in many locations, but the attention to detail at this cabin was top notch. The cabin was very clean, decorated homey (but not overdone), and they have thought of everything. There were puzzles, books, movies, games, and plenty of information about surrounding activities. We came for a nice quiet weekend and we couldn't have been more pleased with our stay. I highly recommend this cabin.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pictures don’t capture the amazing cabin

  • 5 of 5

This place is 100x what the photos showed. The cabin is gigantic, private, clean, and beautiful. Everything just works perfectly here. We stayed while it was very cold outside, and the heater worked so well we had to turn it off. Michelle and Dale (the owners) are both amazing hosts and while they give you all the privacy you need, are also available to talk to 24/7 for any questions you have. Cabin is also ideally located to give one easy access to Murphy and other venues like hiking, waterfalls, and nature. Stayed only 3 days,but wished we had 3 months. Everything was perfect. A+++

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy Cabin Life!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was great. The cabin was beautiful, cozy and very clean. We enjoyed the fire pit and our son really loved that pool table. It was conveniently located to all we had to do & people we had to visit. We look forward to coming back.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything I was hoping for and more!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is gorgeous! It looks just like the photos but is even more breathtaking in person. The area is so relaxing. We loved listening to the creek running through the backyard. Such thought and detail was put into the decor in each room. We felt at home as soon as we walked through the door. We made use of the games, books and pool table. The cabin is located in a great central location to allow for many day trips. We went to Helen, Brasstown Bald and The Dillard House. We are looking forward to hopefully returning next year and exploring more of what the area has to offer.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Murphy to see Grandma Vacation

  • 5 of 5

One of the most beatiful homes in Murphy! We loved EVERYTHING about this cabin! Pictures do not show the homes true beauty!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Loved the cabin, great beds, nice furniture, well stocked kitchen and spacious. Loved the screened i

  • 5 of 5

A great place to vacation, had a wonderful time. Loved the rocking chairs on the porch. It was cool every morning, so we turned the fire place on, it was nice and cozy. We even went to the cinema in downtown Murphy.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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 and less than 10 miles to Harrah's Valley River casino in Murphy..

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 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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $250

10% Discount to First Responders (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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.