1 bedroom, 1 bath cottage in quiet community near Hiwassee Lake (Sleeps 2-4)
About Callie Moore
Philip & I first rented Blue Shutter Cottage as newlyweds in 2006. He had visited Bear Paw with his family as a child and I surprised him with a weekend getaway there! His mother lived at Bear Paw until she was in the 7th grade, as her father worked for TVA helping to build Hiwassee Dam. The village at Bear Paw was originally constructed as housing for the workers and their families because the area was not really settled back in the 1930s. Philip is a Clay County, NC native, born and raised on a small working farm. I'm originally from Nashville, Tennessee. We both are employed by nonprofit conservation organizations that, in different ways, work to preserve quality of life for mountain residents. We are also avid hikers and general outdoor enthusiasts and would be happy to help point you toward trails in the area suited to your taste and ability!
Callie Moore purchased this Cottage in 2009
Why Callie Moore chose Murphy
We bought Blue Shutter because of its proximity to the lake (it's only 0.6 miles to Mountain View Marina), the availability of trails and outdoor activities nearby in both Cherokee (TN) and Nantahala (NC) National Forests, and the amenities at Bear Paw. It feels remote, but it's also a little community. We also like the historical aspect of it being the original Hiwassee Dam workers' village. Our cottage has been completely modernized, but it's still the charming original structure.
What makes this Cottage unique
It's quiet, but yet there is the wonderful pool, clubhouse with free wireless internet access, tennis court, basketball goals, and a playground for younger children all within easy walking distance of the cottage. The cottage is about 25 minutes of driving from Murphy, NC, and Copperhill, TN and within an hour of Blue Ridge and Blairsville, GA, Tellico Plains, TN, and Brasstown and Hayesville, NC. It's a great getaway spot in an area that is largely overlooked as a vacation destination!
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Blue Shutter Cottage
Cottage was cute,clean and well equiped. We enjoyed a perfect place to get away without the distractions of everyday busy life!
Love it peaceful great security
Nice and cozy family oriented
Perfect mountain hideaway for two.
The cottage is comfortable and cozy. Clean and well stocked with supplies, games, local information, etc. The Bear Paw community is pleasant and the few people we met were very friendly. We enjoyed reading the history of the dam and how Bear Paw came to be.
Cottage is in a pretty area of the mountains. The town of Murphy has a lot to offer in the way of shops and restaurants. It is also convenient to several other nice mountain towns. There is much to see and explore so plan on staying for a while. We will definitely return when we have the opportunity.
Blue Shutter Cottage
Quite and relaxed. Unplugged from the world for a few days. The cottage was furnished very comfortably and was just steps away from the pool and tennis courts. We thoroughly enjoyed the stay.
A great getaway!
We very much enjoyed our stay here. This is a comfortable and clean cabin with plenty to do in the area. The hike to the falls at Turtletown Creek was great. We will definitely be back!
Very nice ,will come back.
Was everything we expected, good info on area things to do. We loved the blue Shutter cabin, very nice time of year. All utensil you needed. I recommend this cabin to anyone interested in a nice, quite, clean rental
Dave and Myra
PS 20 lady bugs