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Emory Lodge located on West Buffalo Creek

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom 2 and 1/2 Bath in Western North Carolina Mountains

At Emory Lodge you will enjoy the magnificent mountain views of western North Carolina's National Forest. The cabin was built in 1982, and was an operating trout farm until 2002. There was a second cabin built on the property in 1985 and attached to the existing cabin by a large deck. This is the cabin we occupy when we are able to come up from Atlanta. We purchased the property in 2006 and started renovations the following year. We began offering the original cabin as a vacation rental in the fall of 2012. The total square footage of the cabin is 2200 sq. ft. The lodge has a large yard with West Buffalo Creek running through the middle of it. We have about 600 ft. of creek on the property. Trout fish right off the deck!

The area has several trout streams... stocked and native. Miles of well maintained hiking trails with magnificent views. Lake Santeetlah is only about 6 miles from the lodge, as is the Cherohala skyway and Joyce Kilmer national forest.

If seclusion, hiking, mountain streams and waterfalls, trout fishing, great mountain views, and relaxing is what you are looking for, this is the place.

Please be aware, the final 1.5 miles of road approaching the lodge is private gravel/dirt. It is very rocky and can be muddy after a rain. We suggest vehicles with medium to high ground clearance. If you are planning to ride street bikes, this is likely not for you.

More Details

Scott Emory
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2018

About Scott Emory

Welcome to our site. We are Crystal and Scott Emory. We purchased the property in 2006. With encouragement from our neighbors and friends, we decided in the fall of 2012 to offer our escape from reality to others.

Scott Emory purchased this cabin in 2006

Why Scott Emory chose Robbinsville

We were looking for a weekend getaway in the Smokey mountains to ride our motorcycles. We found a property advertised as a former trout farm. After the first visit, we were hooked! We were not looking for two houses, but we could not pass on this property. Our dog Charlie loves the property as well, so we had to give up the motor cycles so he could come along!

What makes this cabin unique

Miles of old logging roads to walk, or ride ATV's. Located on a stocked trout stream if you like fishing, or just relaxing on the deck overlooking the stream. Nearby the scenic Cherohala Skyway, Joyce Kilmer State Park, Lake Santeetlah, Fontana Lake, and The Tail Of The Dragon.


Robbinsville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Although we are pet friendly, we do ask you keep your pets off the furniture and beds. We need to consider future guests who may have allergies.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Second floor full bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Powder room - main floor
  • Master bath - shower only, second floor bath - tub/shower combo
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bunk bed room 2 - 2 bunk bed , Accessed from bedroom 3 on second floor
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom on main floor
    Bunk bed room 1 - 2 bunk bed , Accessed from bedroom 2 on second floor
  • Three bedrooms - 2 queen beds and one full. Two bunkbed rooms with 4 beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Emory Lodge located on West Buffalo Creek
average rating of 4.787234 based on 47 reviews

Fantastic getaway in the woods

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have been more impressed with the property and the holiday Ambience that was provided. Upon arrival there was a Fallen Tree blocking the road about 200 feet from the property, and Scott quickly had a neighbor friend dispatched to clear the road so we could move the rest of our stuff to the house.

I've stated in several rentals and never had owners feel this accessible. The house was generously decorated for Christmas which everyone loved. Everything you could need was present and the cabin was top notch. We would love to return in warmer months for a different type of adventure. Thank you Scott and Crystal for letting us enjoy your home for our Christmas getaway.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, welcoming home with plenty of space for the eight of us!

  • 5 of 5

Emory Lodge was the perfect spot for us to celebrate Thanksgiving! The cabin is in a beautiful setting and had everything we needed to prepare our feast! Our family made some great memories and the owners even made sure there were Thanksgiving plates ready for us. Firewood was ready and we enjoyed every aspect of this home. Perfect place to escape and be together for a holiday and an OSU victory! Will never forget our tailgate in the wilderness!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful place to relax.

  • 5 of 5

Bubbling stream deep in the North Carolina mountains. Wonderful accommodations and amazing hosts! We spent a week exploring and doing some Plein Air Painting and fell in love with Emory Lodge. I would definitely recommend spending a vacation or even just a weekend getaway. Wonderful place to relax and enjoy the outdoors.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location!

  • 4 of 5

Creek was amazing & loved sitting on deck having wine. Very well stocked home with all the basics & so nice having wifi and tv. Location is remote- 30 mins back into town so bring what you need as a quick trip to store is hard.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We had everything we needed! Beautiful house and amazing scenery. Loved every minute!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. Beautiful house with everything you need for a family vacation. I was very impressed with all the attention to detail. If there is something you think you forgot, it's there. Thank you for a great week.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Additional fees for pets and over 6 guests.
Holiday rates apply for July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years.
During holiday periods a one week minimum applies.

Bikers be aware. Property is located on private gravel road. The road is not state maintained. Vehicle with high ground clearance suggested. Check out our video on Facebook if you would like to see a rolling video of the road. It can be muddy when wet.

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.

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