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Clean, Comfortable Cabin on Rushing Creek w/ Private Swim Pond

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Enjoy the spectacular views of the beautiful Tusquittee Valley to and from this family-friendly retreat that is secluded, but not remote. It’s easy to find, but really hard to leave. Easy access (no scary drives). The 2 acre property features many flowering trees and shrubs on over 500 feet of cascading Compass Creek. Relax in the front porch swing listening to the birds and rushing water, catch some sun in the meadow, or simply enjoy the crystal clear creek-fed pond just feet from the screened back porch. You just won't find a better Smoky Mountain vacation bargain!

If you're looking for a place to treat Nature Deficit Disorder, this is it! Unplug, Unwind and relax with family and friends.

If you choose to stay at home, you might enjoy the peace and quiet in front of the fire, a board game, or a movie on the surround-sound system. The comfortably furnished central living area is cozy enough for two, yet spacious enough to accommodate large family gatherings.

If you choose to get out and explore, easy walking to moderately strenuous hiking is just outside the door on lovely wooded private roads and foot trails to N.C. and National Forest Lands. You can fish the renowned Tusquittee Creek or canoe the nearby Hiawassee River. A good grocery store, golf courses and popular Lake Chatuge with beach-front picnic areas, playground and boat launches (rentals available) are just minutes away. Take a course at the John C. Campbell Folk School! The area is host to music and craft festivals throughout the year.

Clay County is a great base camp for a variety of memorable day trips: Great Smoky Mountain NP, Joyce Kilmer NF, The Biltmore Estate in Asheville, rafting the Nantahalla, the Smoky Mountain Scenic Railway, etc. Tourist meccas Helen, GA, Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge,TN and Cherokee Casino are all withing a couple of hours drive.

Bikers love the scenic and well maintained roads of Clay County and the famed 'Tail of the Dragon' is just an hour away. (The property has plenty of room for your trailer(s).

Other rental properties within walking distance make this an ideal location for family reunions. Great for when you want to be close to friends and family, but not necessarily under the same roof... (Contact information available.)

Each week of spring brings new flowers to bloom (Rhododendron Festival in mid-May). Summers are cool and relaxing. Autumn leaf peeping is a wonder. Winters are generally moderate and always peaceful.

Everything you need is right here at your new 'home away from home'. Once you’ve experienced Compass Creek, you’ll want to return time and again.

Keywords: Cabin, creekside, waterfront, pond, swimming, fishing, one story, easy access

More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 8, 2017


Hayesville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • One bath with tub/shower combo, one with walk-in shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen-sized beds both bedrooms, (2) single beds in bunkroom, queen-sized sofa bed in Great Room
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water skiing
The creek and pond are the story here. You will LOVE watching the pond from the back porch! Central Heat & Air Conditioning, Gas Log Stove, DVD Player, Games, selection of Books CDs and DVDs, Refrigerator w/ Icemaker, Outdoor firepit, gas grill, two Covered Porches, No smoking indoors.


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Clean, Comfortable Cabin on Rushing Creek w/ Private Swim Pond
average rating of 4.9 based on 40 reviews
Ocala, FL

Perfect relaxation spot.

  • 5 of 5

Just what we needed to relax, a cabin in a hollow. Everything was as advertised, no unwanted surprises. The pond and fire pit were fun and added to our overall relaxation. Thank you Tracey and Gary for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect nostalgic getaway

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here while hiking and white water rafting in the area and was very happy with what we found. The house is tucked back in a valley on a private road with dry little traffic. Perfect for disengaging for a few days, especially with no cell service (house phone was good enough for emergencies).

The house and property were both well maintained and had a more home-like experience than what you would probably find elsewhere. While not having been updated with modernized interior work, the older cabinetry and wood walls gave a very warm and welcoming impression. Fully functioning kitchen was helpful in being able to spend more time there rather than exploring to eat out.

Bonus for the lake in the back and the adjacent fire ring. Great way to end the day sitting out there watching the fireflies.

Working with the Tracy was very easy, as she quickly responded to questions and emails. Definitely easier the some other resources we have tried using in the past.

Only complaint was the limited/slow wireless, but then it turned out to be a good thing since we ended peacefully spending more time outside by the fire.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a good time.

  • 4 of 5

The cabin was cute and the area was beautiful. It rained most of the time so we didn't get a chance to use the fire pit :( My son and husband enjoyed swimming in the pond (even in the rain)! The one lane road to and from the cabin was a little challenging when another SUV was coming from the opposite direction. Overall a relaxing few days!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Keystone Heights, FL

A Magical Little Oasis in the Mountains

  • 5 of 5

I had a beautiful vacation on Compass Creek, and am very grateful that the owners are willing to share this little slice of paradise with the rest of us. The owners were friendly, prompt, professional, and well organized throughout my experience renting from them. The cabin itself was clean, tasteful, and very comfortable. The location is quiet and peaceful, and no matter where you look, there is a beautiful view waiting to be enjoyed. The valley is utterly picturesque, and driving through the area was a delight. There is a nice grocery store not too far of a drive from the cabin, and plenty of amazing locations nearby for all kinds of outdoor activities. I was very pleased with my entire vacation experience, and would gladly rent from Tracey and Gary again.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Summerville, SC

Delightful Cabin, Creek, and Pond in Picturesque Mountain Valley

  • 5 of 5

We could not have had a more delightful vacation than our week on Compass Creek. The cabin is clean, well-furnished, and comfortable, with a delightful screened porch overlooking the pond and creek. The sounds of the creek, the rustic fire-pit with Adirondack chairs, and the gorgeous fall colors combined to provide a uniquely memorable experience. In fact, we hardly wanted to take day trips since the setting was so enjoyable. The Tusquittee Valley community in which the cabin lies is unique also. Life revolves around the rustic Tusquittee tavern (maybe 2 miles away) where food, music, and fun are in abundance. The permanent folks welcomed us short-timers in for barbeque night, steak night, and live band night. Suffice it to say, a good time was had! Our visit on the creek was way too short! Tracey, the owner, was lovely to deal with. We can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved it here! Owners are very pleasant to work with. I really liked sitting on the screened porch listening to the rushing water in the creek. My granddaughter enjoyed fishing in the pond. Lots of games, puzzles in the cabin which we took advantage of in the evenings. Also loved exploring the small, quaint little towns nearby. Our only problem was our time spent here was way too short!! We can't wait to make plans for another trip here!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Tusquittee Tavern
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
The Ridges
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles

Fabulous private hiking trails. Nearby: Local Arts & Crafts, Georgia State Mountain Fair & Festivals, J.C. Campbell Folk School, Jackrabbit Mountain Bike & Hiking Trail, Fires Creek Recreation Area, etc.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
cleaning fee (2 bedrooms) $80
Tax Rate 9.75%

Holiday & festival weeks may require a longer minimum stay and/or a holiday premium. Please inquire. Longer term rates negotiable. All rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Additional per visit cleaning fee of $10 required for use of each additional bed beyond 2 bedrooms.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.