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Cozy Log Cabin nestled in the mountains of Western North Carolina.

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

This cozy rustic log cabin has 2 bedrooms with queen size beds, 1 bath and hardwood floors with comfortable cozy décor. Kitchen is completely stocked. It has a large screened in porch so no bugs and has plenty of rockers and a porch swing to enjoy long lazy days or nights listening to the creek that runs down the bank. There is central heat & air if you choose to use it.

Fire pit available upon request.

The beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway is only 2 miles away with easy access to hiking, waterfalls, picnicking or trout finishing. 20 minutes to Maggie Valley and Cataloochee Ski area and horseback riding. There are several spectacular golf courses within a few miles including Laurel Ridge, Waynesville Inn, Maggie Valley and Balsam Preserve. Wonderful shops and restaurants are minutes away in downtown Waynesville or Sylva. 5 minutes from Barbers Orchard. We are only 35 minutes from downtown Asheville and the Biltmore Estate.

However you choose to enjoy your time here, it’s available.

More Details

Kurt Olson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

About Kurt Olson

Ownership and property management of the cabin is a family affair. Gerry is the owner and her daughter (Kim) and son-in-law (Kurt) manage the property. Kim and Kurt chose to move to Waynesville in 2005 in order to leave the hustle and bustle of urban life (and traffic) to enjoy a more peaceful, tranquil and beautiful setting and Gerry made the move a couple years later. We both come from small beach towns (Kim on the East Coast & Kurt on the West Coast) and are drawn to the natural beauty and lifestyle of the mountains. Although the terrain is quite different from the beach, the relaxed and casual lifestyle is not.

Why Kurt Olson chose Smoky Mountains

We didn't choose the property, it chose us, and we’re glad it did. The property was originally purchased by Kim's grandparents in the early 1950's as a summer retreat from the hot South Florida sun. Kim's grandfather R.C. Lawson was a successful contractor in South Florida and built the original cabin on the property. You will notice his office sign hangs in the living room and his tool chest and coveralls are on display on the front porch. Back then there was no interstate system so he would load up a trailer with lumber and supplies and make the two day journey to the mountains to build for a couple weeks at a time. After Kim's grandfather’s death, her grandmother continued to spend the better part of the summer and fall at the cabin and enjoyed sitting at the table next to the plate glass window overlooking the creek and study nature identifying birds and plants. Five generations have now enjoyed this wonderful haven and we are truly blessed by the legacy Kim's grandparents have passed down to us. All these years later we now have three cabins on the property that have been built to accommodate the growing family. The “Cozy Log Cabin” was built around 2006 and it’s our pleasure to share this wonderful little cabin with you.

What makes this cabin unique

We both worked in the restaurant industry for many years and we truly enjoy the satisfaction of making our guests visit a great experience. We know it's the little things that can make the difference and that is why we take great pride and joy in making our guests feel welcome, comfortable and at home when they stay in our cabin. Kim’s knack for decorating and attention to detail has made our little cabin welcoming, comfortable and nostalgic. We clean the cabin ourselves (nobody cleans like a Southern Woman) to ensure nothing is missed and that everything is spotless as we would want ourselves. We invite and encourage you to look through and sign the guest book that has comments and signatures from the 1950’s to present day. Nothing brings us more joy then when our guests express their delight and satisfaction of their experience during their stay. Please take the time to read the reviews and you will see what I mean.



Waynesville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tub shower. Roll of Toilet paper is provided, guest will need to provide their own.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • The two bedrooms will sleep 4 adults. There is also a double pull out couch for 2 additional people. Each additional adult beyond 4 is $10 per night.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


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Cozy Log Cabin nestled in the mountains of Western North Carolina.
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 60 reviews
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Beautiful Cabin with a Great View!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is beautiful, even more impressive than the photos! The area around the cabin is very quiet and there is a creek by the cabin that we were absolutely in love with. I would definitely reccomend this beautiful quaint cabin to anyone traveling to the Waynesville area.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy cabin

  • 5 of 5

It was exactly as described.

Cozy and compact.

The dogs were right at home.

Screened porch with view and peaceful gurgling creek just relaxed all in a split second.

We enjoyed al fresco dining for breakfast and supper

It is close to Waynesville and the Smokies.

There is plenty to do or nothing too at all

We would stay there again

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Property & Owners!

  • 5 of 5

This lovely cabin had everything we needed to relax and enjoy our vacation. Close to everything but very secluded and peaceful. We will return!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The quiet location away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist attractions yet close enough to attractions made for a very relaxing visit. We will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

This is a very clean cabin in the woods and close to town.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean and liked how it is decorated. Screen porch is great!

  • 5 of 5

Would definitely stay here again. Loved hearing the creek at night. Very clean and cozy. I liked we could bring our dog.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning Fee $25

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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