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

Hayesville, NC, USA
  • Cabin1300 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay4 - 5 nights

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(s) 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



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Calendar last updated:
Apr 02, 2018


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
        • Queen-sized beds both bedrooms, (2) single beds in bunkroom, queen-sized sofa bed in Great Room


        • 2 Bathrooms
          • One bath with tub/shower combo, one with walk-in shower

          Location Type

            • Lakefront
              Not exactly a lake, but a lovely 1/4 acre private creek-fed pond suitable for swimming
            • Mountain View
            • Water View
              Private, creek-fed pond just feet from the porch. Swim, float or just gaze upon the beautiful view!
            • Waterfront
              500' of rushing creek frontage. Private, creek-fed pond just feet from the porch. Swim, float or just gaze upon the beautiful view!


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Free Long Distance
                      Free long distance to "the lower 48".
                    • Garage
                      two car garage
                    • Gas Fireplace
                      Gas log stove keeps things cozy!
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                      Free WiFi
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Parking
                    • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                      Plenty of room for your toys!
                    • Telephone
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Free Wifi


                        • Coffee Maker
                          And a whole bean grinder too!
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Everything you'll need, right down to the Cuisinart!
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Complete tableware for eight and more!
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Kitchen
                        • Microwave
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Indoor dining for 10, plus the porch!
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 10 people


                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Music Library
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  Limited Satellite TV. The cabin is outside of our service area so "local channels" may not be available, but plenty of upper channels and movies on the DVR!
                                • Video Library
                                  Small selection of mixed and family-friendly DVDs


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      (2) covered porches
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Inflatable tandem kayak
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Summer berries and dozens of flowering trees and shrubs
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Cook on gas grill or the fire pit grate
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      tubes and floats on site


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible
                                          No ramp, but the home is just three steps up from grade

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Private Pool
                                              Creek fed swim pond!


                                                • 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

                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • 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.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              43 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews


                                                              Rollow M.Nashville, Tennessee

                                                              Everything was as advertised. Great location, beautiful views, rushing creek, fire pit.....had it all.

                                                              So enjoyed our stay!

                                                              Barbara R.Tampa, Florida

                                                              Wonderful location, very clean and so very cozy. Could not get enough of the porch. Had breakfast and a few dinners out there, listening to the river next to the fire pit. So relaxing, and beautiful! Great job Tracey and Gary on sharing a very lovely home. We will be back!

                                                              Perfect relaxation spot.

                                                              Connie G.Ocala, FL

                                                              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.

                                                              Absolutely wonderful

                                                              Leigh M.

                                                              Wonderful. Had a great time

                                                              Perfect nostalgic getaway

                                                              Eva c.

                                                              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.

                                                              We had a good time.

                                                              Melissa M.

                                                              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!


                                                              Hayesville, NC, USA

                                                              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.


                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Tax Rate

                                                              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.

                                                              43 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.9/5
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