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Waterfall Cove-Secluded Cabin In A Forest Cove Surrounded By A Melodious Creek

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Comforting 1700 Sq.ft. two story 3/2 Mountain Cabin- Stress Reliever's Dream

Cabin In Waterfall Cove. Sit next to the most musical creek you'll ever hear. You won't want to leave! The newly renovated vintage cedar two-story cabin in the Nantahala Forest sleeps 6-8, is situated in a private cove .For larger parties up to 12, the owners' cabin a/k/a "the tree house" is available(sleeps 4 , is also in the cove) but is only available to the same group) Year round access by paved drive. No long or steep gravel road to endure.( No 4-wheel vehicle needed) Ideal easy access for motorcyclist. Unlike most "cabins" this cabin has very large with large windows that allows the outdoors to be a part of the indoors. No feeling of being closed in or confined. Two large screened porches with rocking chairs adjacent to the flowing creek are shaded by a large canopy of giant hickory and poplar trees in a natural forest setting. Yet no long drives to all the places you want to visit . Bryson City (15 minutes); Nantahala Outdoor Center (4 minutes) ; the Great Smokey Mtns. National Park and Harrods' Casino in Cherrokee (20 minutes away) New & Fully equipped modern kitchen. Open the windows in all bedrooms and sleep to the sounds of the melodious creek that flows from the waterfall all year round. No need for air conditioning here as the canopy of trees and flowing creek keep the cabin cool and comfortable year round. The musical creek wraps around the cabin and is shallow enough for children to play. 3 bedrooms with king bed (downstairs including TV) & queen and twin beds bedrooms (upstairs) . Two new bathrooms, one downstairs and one upstairs. The screened back porch doubles as a 4th bedroom/sleeping area with a comfortable futon that opens into a double bed, and the most favorite place to sleep or just take a nap listening to the cascading creek. The living room is spacious and cozy with bay windows overlooking the creek, flat screen TV & convenient internet, wi-fi included and a fireplace to keep you warm on cool nights.Full laundry room upstairs and extra storage for luggage and misc. large items. We took extra care to include the most comfortable mattress in each bedroom. We also took extra care to create numerous conversation areas so that even with 8 people there is always a place to 'get away' for private conversations rather than always having others 'underfoot' Enjoy your favorite book while sitting in one of two outdoor swings in the front or back terraces, or on a bench by the creek and waterfall as well, or rock in one of two large screen porches. The temperature here is always cooler due to the eco-rainforest environment. Walk to the secluded waterfall just a few yards behind the cabin and refresh yourself in the spring-fed water that forms a wading pool at the base & flows down into the creek that wraps around the cabin. The extra large fire pit area is paved with slate stones accessible by the wooden bridge. Grill a steak or roast hot dogs in the fire pit or chose one of two bar-b-que grills The beautiful old stone kitchen floor was preserved from the original farmhouse. Fully modernized retreat preserving its 1940's vintage ambiance. Offered for the first time to discriminating vacationers who are looking for something different. Only one mile to the NOC (Nantahala Outdoor Center,) and river for white water rafting, lunch or dinner at Land's Inn diner overlooking the Famous Nantahala River. Only 15 minutes to the Smokey Mountain Scenic Railroad and Polar Express (in the quaint country town of Bryson City) that takes you on a fabulous ride through the forest. Bring or rent a pontoon boat and enjoy the day on Lake Fontana. Several rivers and lakes are very nearby for fishing, rafting, kayaking, tubing, or boating . Enjoy the new zip-line tree top excursions in the Nantahala Forest, go trail biking, or hiking or horseback riding on trails galore yet so centrally located. Most of all ENJOY YOUR STAY AND COME BACK OFTEN. *** If your group consist of more than 8 people, we offer the 'owners' cabin (a/k/a the Tree House) for larger groups. It really is up in the trees and can sleep 4. We call it the tree house as it sits up in the trees in the same cove. It is just as lovely and ONLY rented when a larger group needs the extra space. But it is never rented to different parties not from the same group. The tree house has a screened porch, & an outside deck and its own creek running beside it. It is 1 bedroom/1 bath and has a queen pullout sofa bed in the living room.(Call for details and pricing if you need more space.) Otherwise, reserve the big cabin and experience what our past guests call "a little piece of heaven".

Theresa Wigginton
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

About Theresa Wigginton

I am a native Florida girl with an eye for adventure. I am a practicing attorney who is tired of the rat race (the rats were winning) and was looking for just the perfect place to retire. As a Floridian, I love the water but was tired of the 9 month of hot weather. I started searching for 'my little cabin by a creek' for several years but could not find the right spot. If it was quiet, didn't feel like living in a subdivision, had lots of nature, tall trees, and water close by to fish, swim and boat, it usually was too far from everything, hard to get to in winter, too remote for comfort, or was one of too many cabins advertised and made to look like a tacky Daniel Boone's place for tourist. One day I stumbled on this abandoned house that most would never look at twice and the rest is history. It was sitting lonesome in a cove surrounded by hills of giant hickory trees on three sides, not too visible from the Hwy, but just minutes from lots of rivers, lakes, trails, and 'adventure'. Strange was that the road was paved going in. Later I learned it was an abandon Hwy after the new Hwy 19/74 was built. The giant hickory trees were covered in vines, the creek was full of dead branches, overgrown, and the ravine in front was knee deep in Kudzu and hid the flowing stream. It had been on the market for several years, but perhaps others didn't see what I saw it could be. I couldn't get the vision of its potential out of my mind. Looking past the mildew, trash, vines, and Kudzu, and derelict appearance, I saw what it now has become, a stress-free retreat that replenishes my soul.

Theresa Wigginton purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Theresa Wigginton chose Smoky Mountains

To me the ideal retreat would have to have a creek to enjoy, but not one that I had to walk to experience. This property has the most musical little stream I've ever heard in all my searches. I was intrigued that with open windows, in nearly every room in the house I could hear the bubbling steam. Lying in a cozy bed or rocking on the porches and reading a good book, being lulled to sleep by the sounds of falling water is my idea of heaven on earth. I made sure the two porches with wooden floors, had rocking chairs, and I envisioned people sitting with a good glass of wine, reminiscing about the adventures they had that day. When I saw the ravine initially overgrown with Kudzu vines, I could imagine wildflowers and weeping willows swaying in sync with the music of the creek. In planning the remodel I wanted outdoor swings to sit and talk with my friends or just a quiet place to be alone. With much diligence and a desire to make it a happy place again, I began a six months remolding 'adventure'. Every room has been considered in making it cozy, convenient, and comfortable. After clearing the kudzu vines and planting grass in the ravine, I promptly planted three weeping willows to grow tall and provide cool shade for picnics by the creek that flows down through it. I brought in tree surgeons to trim the neglected giant hickories and dogwood that abound on the property. I personally searched for the right furniture and decorations that would be the icing on the cake. I have diligently photographed the metamorphosis and am proud to say the worm turned into a beautify butterfly!

What makes this cabin unique

Two large screened porches, a year-round cascading stream flows from the waterfall and circles the cabin from back to front and can be heard no matter where you sit. The tall hickory trees and dogwoods keep the property cool and shaded no matter what the temperature. I love being close to so many fun places within minutes of the cabin. The surrounding forest always gives peace to any weary traveler.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Nice cottage home that sleeps up to 6 very comfortably. Has a short trail behind house that takes you to a pretty nice sized waterfall which we used for our family photos. House has no AC but does appear to have heat and since it was summer we didn't use heat. Paddle fans abound and with windows opened we had nice cool nights for sleeping. There is a creek that runs alongside house which offers a very nice sound when sitting in either one of the two screened porches. On the back porch there is a futon which one of us slept on during some of the stay just to hear the musical sounds of the water. Nice outdoor swings and seating too. Kitchen came with everything needed and appliances were new looking. Decor is simply stated but perfect for this atmosphere of mountain life. We did have wifi however some phone providers do not work from here at this time but that has nothing to so with the house or owners. Towels and bedding were luxury new. Bathrooms all new. Water wasnt hot in showers but that could be altered by hot water heater setting though we sidnt touch that dueing our visit. We would and will rent this again and highly recommend it. PS: The only downfall was that the property signage is not lit to find easily at night and it sits as you come around a mountain corner so having lights at the sign would be a great help. That's the only issue we had...and we managed it too

Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Jun 2013
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Bryson City Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Two full baths with tubs and showers
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • King bed is downstairs, 2 upstairs bedrooms have a queen and twin beds respectively and for extra sleeping there is futon on the back porch by the creek that makes into a double bed.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Need extra room for larger parties? The Tree House (owners' cabin ) is available for rent as well but only to the same group for privacy reasons. Sleeps 4 with its own creek and deck overlooking it. Across from the big cabin but far enough for privacy. Bikers Welcome. Don't forget to ride the dragon's tail highway in Deal's Gap, just 30 minutes from cabin. Other great places to ride & just a short distance away are Fontana Dam, Great Smokey Mtn Scenic Highway, but just about any road you take is worth the trip.


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Waterfall Cove-Secluded Cabin In A Forest Cove Surrounded By A Melodious Creek
average rating of 4.7719297 based on 59 reviews
Vero Beach, Florida

Absolutely beautiful, perfect, and serene

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was exactly how it had been described. It was so fantastic. The owner was really great as well, lives on the property but you would never know it. The no a/c was no issue for us. Can't wait to go back!!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Owner's Response: So Happy You Enjoyed your stay. Come Back Soon
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Nice cozy cabin in the woods

  • 5 of 5

Our group of six went to raft, the cabin is approximately a mile from the NOC. We cooked breakfast and steak dinner Saturday night. The citronella torches needed oil and Theresa brought some over and refilled the torches for us. The futon on the back porch is to fight over, the creek is about 5' from the porch and is awesome for some naps or even sleeping all night. We plan on returning.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home with a convenient location!

  • 5 of 5

We brought 2 teen girls to this mountain home. They enjoyed exploring the grounds with its creek, waterfall, swings, and campfire pit. The girls also enjoyed mountain activities such as tubing, rafting, ziplining, and horseback riding all located minutes away from the property. Bryson City is about a 15 minute drive for grocery stores, drug stores,and many restaurants and shops. We enjoyed a delicious Italian dinner at Anthony's and delicious Mayfield ice cream at Soda Pops. We cooked meals the other days. The kitchen was fully equiped for preparing and enjoying meals at the table. The front porch was nice and cool with paddlefans for relaxing and playing games. The back porch made a comfy place to sleep for the teens. We enjoyed our stay at the Waterfall Cove! We highly recommend staying at this beautiful home with an easy drive to many exciting places!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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The home was as described. The property owner was supportive and helpful .

  • 5 of 5

We took our 6 oldest grandchildren and we had a wonderful time. The home had enough space so grandpa and granny was able to remain sane. We were able to enjoy the environment. And made memories

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property was just as pictured!

  • 5 of 5

Exploring the waterfall and the woods was great. Proximity to NOC is unbeatable.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful, secluded and peaceful are three words that describe our stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Asheville, NC
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Smokey Mountain Railroad
Nearest Motorway
0.01 Miles
Hwy 19/74
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nantahala outdoor center on the Nantahala river
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Maggie Valley
Car: necessary

1 mile north of the NOC, the most famous rafting/kyaking center in the Eastern US. Minutes to multiple rivers for fly-fishing, boating, swimming. 12 min. to the Smoky Mtn Railroad in Bryson City and the beautiful Smokey Mountain National Park, 20 min. to Cherokee and Harrod's casino. 35 Min to Maggie valley Fabulous motorcycling on the Dragon's tail. Antique shops, good restaurants galore or biking and hiking trails near by. If you just want to relax by our melodious creek in outside swings or rock on the large porches while listening to the creek, this is the place for you. The temperature is always 7-10 degrees cooler in the cove than elsewhere due to the rainforest Eco systems. Enjoy the beautiful waterfall just a short walk from the back porch. Fully equipped kitchen with farmhouse stone floors in this 3 bedroom-2 bath cabin, freshly renovated and new on the market for rental. The back porch overlooking the creek has a futon for extra sleeping for those who want to get the feeling of sleeping 'outdoors'. There are only 2 cabins in the cove and we own both of them. The second cabin is ' up in the trees' on the south wall of the cove and sleeps 4. It is a great place to add to your rental if you need room for more than 8 . Contact me for more details.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120
Damage Deposit $250

Rates are subject to change without notice. .A deposit of 50% is required. A Full refund if cancelled 60 days prior to arrival date, minus a 10 % processing fee. No refund if cancelled 59 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.