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Mountain Escape With Private Stream, Hiking Trails, Hot Tub, Game Room and WiFi

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 8 nights


About the property

Escape To The Quiet Side Of The Mountains With A Private Stream - Sleeps 12

Huffman Creek Retreat is home to three unique homes on a private, secluded estate in Robbinsville, North Carolina.

The Homestead

This home is ideal for a large family or corporate retreat. With four private bedrooms and 2.5 baths, the home can sleep 10. The upper level has a full bathroom shared by two rooms. The first has a queen-sized bed and the second has one set of twin-sized bunk beds and two additional twin-sized beds. The main level has a king-sized room, full bath, living room with a flat screen TV, and access to an oversized porch with a jacuzzi for all to enjoy. The kitchen overlooks the porch and open-plan living room. The lower level of the home has a gathering room, complete with a pool table, laundry room, half bath, and king bedroom. Enjoy your morning coffee on the covered front porch, catch up on your tan on the back deck, or stay curled up in bed as you enjoy that book you have been meaning to read.

Enjoy the half mile of private stream with an abundance of water falls and hand hewed bridges. Be sure to bring a fly rod and your favorite fishing gear to see what you can catch.

If it's a hike you're looking for, enjoy the property's five miles of private hiking trails with ample room for camping opportunities. Pack a lunch or a full pack for an over-nite stay. Either way, be sure to bring along your camera to snap a shot of the abundant wildlife, waterfalls, streams, and various mountain views. The region, located in the Appalachian biosphere, is home to the world's densest population of salamanders. Be sure not to touch them though, this protected species is known for the unique characteristic of breathing through its skin.

Embrace the healing qualities of nature as you take in the amenities of this secluded mountain home at Huffman Creek Retreat. Whether you come for inspiration, relaxation, or adventure, this private mountain escape will provide just what you seek. It's certainly one of our very favorite places in the world, and we know it will quickly be one of yours too.

More Details

Property Manager
Hunter Turner
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Hunter Turner

Since 1986 our family has been escaping to the mountains of Robbinsville, North Carolina to reconnect with nature, explore, and of course create lifelong memories with our family. We have hiked every trail, taught our two boys to fish here, and shared endless gatherings with family and friends. Every season offers an exciting new set of adventures and scenery. The winter snow, spring wild flowers, summer trout, and fall leaves are just the beginning of what you can expect to find. We invite you to come create memories, share new adventures, and take in the sights and sounds of this nature escape.

Hunter Turner purchased this cabin in 1986

Why Hunter Turner chose Robbinsville

After vacationing here as a child, we knew this was an experience we wanted to share with our children. Over the years, we searched for the perfect mountain home only to create our own private escape of several residences. Today we own four mountain homes in Robbinsville and look forward to sharing them with you, your family, and friends.

What makes this cabin unique

When you arrive at the Homestead on Huffman Creek, it may take you a few minutes to unwind. Grab your favorite book - or e-reader - head to the porch, hot tub, hammock, or stream, and prepare for a trip of pure relaxation. Our favorite thing to do is prepare a 'breakfast extravaganza' each morning for the few early risers in the bunch. Prepare a pile of pancakes for those morning lovers and let the rest stay snuggled in bed. Best of all, by the time those morning lovers wrap up, the rest of us are about ready for a day of hiking, exploring, and sometimes napping. It's just the right size home to offer a good combination of gathering spaces and privacy.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We stayed here for a week during one of the most beautiful weddings we have ever seen. The home was spotless and the facility was absolutely ideal for a wedding. BJ was incredibly helpful through the entire process and all 50 of us were made to feel incredibly special. I would highly recommend this place to anyone who is considering an intimate mountain wedding.
Sep 2016
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Robbinsville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Main Level - 1 king
    Upstairs Bunk Room - 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , This results in a total of four twin-sized beds
    Upstairs Main Bedroom - 1 king
    Downstairs Main Bedroom - 1 king
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
This road is not accessible for motorcycles or vehicles with low clearance (Corvette/Ferrari). Traditional sedans, mini-vans, etc are fine on this road. Be advised that all cellphone carriers are not supported in this region. It is advised that you contact your company if this is of great concern. It is known that Verizon wireless operates on property. Robbinsville is located in a dry county. Please be advised that it is best to bring any products containing alcohol with you as they are not available for sale within the county.


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Mountain Escape With Private Stream, Hiking Trails, Hot Tub, Game Room and WiFi
average rating of 4.714286 based on 29 reviews
Tampa, FL

Overall we had a great time!

  • 4 of 5

The cabin was definitely roomy and accommodating for our large group of 11 people! The beds were very comfortable. There were 3 bathrooms which was great but only two showers. The pool table, poker table, and games provided hours of fun! The cabin did not have central heat and air which was a concern, especially with the freezing temperatures, but the gas operated fireplace on the first floor amazingly kept us warm- especially on the 3rd floor. There were AC window units which were not necessary during our winter stay and probably would have been better off removed and windows shut completely for more insulation. The kitchen was nice but the utensils could use updating- especially the knives which were very dull and made it difficult to cut meat etc. when preparing meals and no ice maker- only ice trays. If we had known that we would have brought bags of ice! The hot tub was amazing and there was a nice seating area around the fire pit that we enjoyed! The property was beautiful and we enjoyed hiking through it.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Like having your own National Park!

  • 5 of 5

Better outdoor experience than a campground and the luxury of a great hotel with 5 times the room. It was a great vacation for me, my grown daughters and their spouses.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Nice property to stay with gang of friends or family.

  • 4 of 5

Very nice property. Just one thing about the road to enter the property.. there is no road for about a mile when accessing the property... Since we went in a huge van it was difficult for us to ride on that road. Other than this no complaints.. very nice owner and nice property..

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent stay at Homestead Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We were at Homestead Cabin for a belated 31st anniversary. What a great location to stay at. I agree with the other reviewers. Excellent cabin with so many great features. It is so quiet and serene there. The hot tub, pool table, Wi-Fi, benches, kitchen features, fire pit, plenty of bedrooms and beds if you had a big group - make this an awesome rental cabin.

We only needed BJ's assistance for one issue. He was very quick to respond and take care of the issue.

The directions were so awesome. Pictures of every turn. Wow what an outstanding job done on the directions!

We highly recommend Lynn's Place for a great meal in Robbinsville. Lynn's had EXCELLENT desserts. El Pacifico Mexican had many good choices. Papa's Pizza to Go had good food too. For a special anniversary meal we headed to Bryson City and the Fryemont Inn restaurant. We love the food at the FI restaurant. But I can say for sure if we were to stay again I'd stock up on groceries at the Ingles in Robbinsville and just enjoy the cabin.

Just wish we could have stayed longer. Four nights was just not long enough.

Thank you to Chelsea and BJ - and all that make these cabins a pleasure to rent.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family vacation

  • 4 of 5

Our four families from MS, VT and TN enjoyed a week at Huffman Creek Retreat. It was very relaxing, played lots of board games due to a rainy week, cooked and ate way too much! Only downfall of this location is it's location, but we knew that going in. It does take about 30 min to go into Robbinsville, an hour to Bryson City and over an hour to Cherokee. This did not deter us from venturing out every day, however. It was always nice to get back to the cabin. Time stood still for us for a week and we enjoyed our stay.

The cabin was clean and fairly well equipped kitchen, rather small, but for vacation it's all we needed. Because it rained most of the week we were there, the mosquitos were very bad, so maybe some tiki lights or citronella candles added to the list of "things to bring" would have been helpful. We all loved going to the creek and just playing in the very COLD water. The hot tub was very well used by all. Over all, we had a wonderful week, Google maps took us right to the cabin (although I wondered about it the first day going in! Thought I was on a gravel driveway to a farm) so trust your GPS! Highly recommend if you want a week to just relax and enjoy the peace and quiet.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lakeland, Florida

Amazing getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from a wonderful week at this home. There were 4 adults and 7 children in our group, we had plenty of room and plenty to keep us busy. We loved the hikes, finding the treehouse, sitting around the fire, playing in the creek, and relaxing on the porch and in the hot tub. This is the perfect location for bringing plenty of food and never leaving during your stay, but if you want to sight see there is so much to do in the area. We rented a boat on Lake Fontana nearby, went tubing in Bryson City, and took the short drive into TN one day. The house had everything we needed and more. We loved the big tables for family meals, rocking chairs and hammocks everywhere for reading, and the fun pool table. Lastly, it was so nice to have BJ (caretaker) just a phone call away if needed. He came by and emptied the trash cans out back for us, let us know where to find firewood on property, and was generally a sweet, wonderful help. Not many properties offer that, I've stayed in a bunch. All in all, we had a trip of a lifetime, our kids will never forget it and we'd love to come back again. Thank you for sharing your amazing mountain retreat.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Nearest Barpub
24 Miles
Tapoca Lodge
Nearest Golf
50 Miles
Whittier, North Carolina
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Bryson City
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Highway 143
Nearest Restaurant
24 Miles
Tapoca Lodge
Nearest Ski
85 Miles
Ober Gatlinburg
Car: necessary

Robbinsville, North Carolina is located in the beautiful Great Smoky Mountain Region of the southern Appalachian mountains. Known for it's diverse species of flora and fauna, the region is home to Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest, Slickrock Creek Wilderness Area, Natahala National Forest, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

From Huffman Creek, you're only moments to the secluded waters of Lake Santeelah. The lake boasts almost an entirely undeveloped shoreline with 75% being home to National Forest. With a restricted number of residence, the quiet lake is ideal for boating, fishing, swimming, and any of your favorite water sports. Boat and jet ski rentals are available throughout the spring and summer seasons.

Take a short drive to Highway 129 and take on the adventure of driving the 'Tail of the Dragon.' The world renowned road is a challenge even for the greatest road warriors with 318 curves in just 11 miles. Continue on your journey and loop back around to Huffman Creek on the Cherohala Skyway which winds through mountaintop ridges of the Cherokee National Forrest. These views are certainly something to write home about. Be sure to bring your camera!

For the history buffs, you're just a short drive to Cherokee, North Carolina, home to the eastern Band of the Cherokee Tribe. Try your luck at Harrah's Cherokee Casino or visit one of the many restaurants, shops, and museums.

Embrace your inner adventurer and head down the Nantahala river. Featuring a combination of Class II and III rapids, there is something for the novice and full-on adrenaline junkie. Be sure to contact one of the multiple rafting companies in Bryson City to schedule your full day of adventure. Between white water rafting, ziplining, mountain biking, and horse back riding, you'll be ready to relax when you arrive back at Huffman Creek.

Enjoy the quieter side of your stay just steps outside of your door. Take a nap by the private river while you enjoy friends and family fishing for trout.

There is certainly nothing more therapeutic than curling up in your cabin during the occasional afternoon rain or warming up by your private fire and enjoying the modern convenience of a twilight movie.

Head down to the fire pit for an evening of stories, laughs, good eats, and of course, smores.

Huffman Creek's private residence offers an abundance of opportunity for the culinary enthusiast to prepare a quick picnic to take along for the day's hike or a full feast to celebrate a day of outdoor fun and relaxation.

Take a trip down a few winding gravel roads for an escape from the complexities of the daily grind and an opportunity to reconnect with nature. A trip to the Homestead at Huffman Creek will revitalize the senses and relax the soul.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $50

Please contact owner for more information on rates.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.