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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:
August 17, 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
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Emory Lodge located on West Buffalo Creek
average rating of 4.796296 based on 54 reviews

Wonderful Refreshing Welcoming

  • 5 of 5

The directions were perfect and accurate.(of course there is always one who wants to try Dick Branch - Take Scott's word Do Not) The accommodations were perfect night and day. Porches are well situated for gatherings around a fire, viewing the sky. There was wading in the creek(be prepared, it was a rushing stream). All beds are comfortable with beautiful ambiance - screens to hear the river. The location is well situated for hiking, Lake Santeetlah, and Joyce Kilmer. Please Go, Enjoy what the South mountains of NC have to offer. PS I loved the signs on Snowbird that included Cherokee translation. Thank you for the maps in the welcome book

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
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Perfect and peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

We had a large family get together with kids-and it was just right! We arrived just in time for lots of rain-but the Emory Lodge was prepared! A game closet, all the kitchen utensils for baking, and a rushing creek to hop around in (not to mention-falling asleep to the sound of that creek-awesome!) Thank you for your great communication-we had a great reunion at your place!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Very charming, lovelier than the photos could express. The cabin is very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

The amenities were very nice. The air conditioning in all the bedrooms was great. Cabin was very comfortable. Buffalo creek is so beautiful. Cleaning staff called and checked on us to make sure we had everything we needed. Thank you very much for a very relaxing and enjoyable place to get together with our visiting family.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Perfect Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Scott so much for allowing us to enjoy your home. The location was perfect. The weather couldn’t have been better. This was my in-laws first family trip not to a beach and they loved it. While we didn’t catch any fish, we also had no idea what we were doing. We did enjoy a day out on Lake Santeetlah on a pontoon rental. So much to do or not do. Thank you again!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Truly loved this cabin, the property, and the whole region!

  • 5 of 5

We had everything we needed and more! What a beautiful home. Enjoyed the creek and nearby hikes. The whole family had a great time! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Comfrotable! Nice! Just what we wanted!

  • 4 of 5

Took my 87 year old Dad to fish! It snow the first day so he did not fish. But some of us went and fished. Very pretty stream and it does have trout in them. Cabin was very roomy and clean!

The cabin had all we needed! We would love to go back!


  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax

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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