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Cold Mountain Cabin:Private Waterfall: Private footbridge; trout fishing

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cold Mountain cabin with private waterfall on six acres in deep green forest

Come enjoy our rustic mountain cabin located on Cold Mountain.

Here you will find a truly unique mountain cabin strategically placed at the base of the historic and unforgettable Cold Mountain.

In addition to a private waterfall on Lodge property, and attendant hiking up Cold Mountain on the uphill side of the cabin, there is trout fishing on Lodge property along the Little East Fork river and a private footbridge that leads to the west side of the Little East Fork River for use by guests. Our recent guest caught (and released) a 2.4 pound rainbow trout on June 6, 2017.

For auto touring, the lodge is perfectly located for easy access to the Blue Ridge Parkway (11 miles) and Waynesville (14 miles).

At an elevation of 3,000 ft. this mountain lodge features 2 bedrooms and 2 baths and a large cathedral ceiling living and dining area. The Lodge is a rustic cabin built in 1977 and renovated in 2014. It features modern conveniences but is at its heart a rustic Western North Carolina cabin on one of the most famous mountains in the state.

This is a real North Carolina poplar wood cabin with electricity, gas, satellite internet-WIFI and telephone that is surrounded by a dense forest of trees and the sounds of a waterfall just outside below the 800 square foot deck. The evening air is cool, even in the summer and the milky way is clearly visible above on clear evenings from the deck. In the evening in the spring and summer you can see a the dozens of fireflys in the forest above the deck after a day of fishing for trout at the private footbridge on the river on Lodge property.

The living room adjoins the kitchen and features an open design with high ceilings. It is heated by a wood stove fitted into the fireplace. There is plenty of room for reading or enjoying the company of your friends and family. A set of double doors leads from the living area to a large deck that overlooks a green forest, Panther Branch Waterfall and beyond to the Little East Fork River. This is a large property with over 6 acres located between Panther Branch and the Little East Fork River. There is a footbridge that spans the Little east fork with a rough path (at your own risk) that rises to a lookout in a pavilion that looks over the property on fall days (not in summer-it's a forest of green then)

The waterfall is on the property and is located next to the lodge and is visible from the deck.

Cold Mountain Lodge is easily accessible from Little East Fork Road off of NC 215 12 miles from interstate 40 in Canton, NC and features a paved driveway that leads up to a paved parking area at the lodge. Up the wide staircase is the lodge and a deck that includes plenty of seating to take in the clean mountain air and the sound of Panther Branch creek and the nearby Little East Fork River. The deck includes an entrance to the living room and kitchen area of the house.

The Lodge is situated 14 miles from the town of Waynesville, NC with its unique art galleries, boutiques and coffee shops along with gourmet dining opportunities. There are many nearby tourist attractions in Maggie Valley.

Motorcyclists and hikers can use the lodge as a base for exploration of the hiking and motoring beauty of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Cold Mountain offers wonderful hiking opportunities for those who want to explore the ample hiking on Cold Mountain. The gravel road behind the house is approximately two miles long and leads up to the 4,000 ft level of Cold Mountain. Cold Mountain also has numerous “logging roads” used in the 1900’s on the mountain that are fun to hike and which our guests have special permission to enjoy.

As mentioned above, you can also walk down from the lodge, cross the paved road, and continue on lodge property across our footbridge to the "other side" of lodge property with a pavilion and an overlook!

Even closer to the lodge is beautiful waterfall visible from the deck. Just sit there and enjoy the view!

Panther Branch leads down to a river just across the paved road in front of the lodge called the Little East Fork River. You can fish for trout in the river and walk across the footbridge to the pavilion, also on lodge property.

Little East Fork is a river that features incredible views of rocks, trees and mountainside and it’s fun to walk along the river in the wooded area below the lodge. We own the property across the Little East Fork River and you are absolutely allowed and invited to walk across the hard road and enjoy the wooded area along the Little East Fork River up to the pavilion for picnics or any other outdoor recreation. The river has cold water that creates a cool breeze even on the hottest summer day.

There are bicycles for guest use at the Lodge. If you turn left from the base of the driveway and bike upriver you will see excellent views of the mountains, farms and the river and after two miles arrive at the Daniel Boone Boy Scout Camp which is the beginning of the Art Loeb Trail.

Serious bicyclists will love using the lodge as a base for exploring the numerous bike routes along Hwy 215 up to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Just get on your bike and ride!

To rent this cabin email me and I'll send you an agreement to sign and return. We accept payment in advance by check or credit card. The only extra fee in addition to rental is the $60 cleaning charge. Please take care of the property so we can offer this incredible rate to others and you for your next visit.

More Details

Ralph Fisher
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018

About Ralph Fisher

I helped my grandparents build this house in the mid- 1970s. I worked the sawmill on site in the summer of 1975. The logs came from poplar trees we cut on Cold Mountain. In 2014 the lodge was given to me and I've put my heart into building a place for others to enjoy. I hope you visit and end up loving Cold Mountain as much as I do.

Ralph Fisher purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Ralph Fisher chose Canton

Be a part of history. Enjoy the Cold Mountain Lodge.


Canton Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Two bedrooms; one with Full size and one single bed. The other bedroom has two single beds.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
Leave the heat behind and enjoy a cool evening on the deck enjoying the stars. Then sit in the living room and warm yourself around a genuine wood stove in this mountain cabin situated on historic Cold Mountain


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average rating of 4.7727275 based on 22 reviews

Spacious Retreat in the Mountains

  • 4 of 5

The cabin was charming, although not as remote as led to believe. There is a house right across the street, and a dog that roamed the property while we were there. Also, we weren't sure where to go to ride the bikes provided. The cabin is spacious and comfortable. We found everything we needed for a few days of "getting away from it all".

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cabin for its price

  • 5 of 5

Cabin is conveniently located close to Asheville which we easily visited twice on our stay. We were also right down the road from some great hiking on the Art Loeb Trail. We liked being close enough to easily go into town if we wanted to, but still be close to the nature and hiking as well. The sound of the stream outside was refreshing. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook breakfasts and dinners. Showers were wonderfully hot. Directions/information from the host was very clear and the caretaker called the day before our trip to touch base. Only recommendation is to have some wood stocked in the wood box so it can be drying. All the wood was damp outside when we arrived so we could not get a strong fire going for the first couple of days until some wood dried out. We greatly enjoyed our little break from the world to escape to the woods in this cute little cabin!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This cabin is rustic, cozy, and lovely. Perfect rustic cabin for a technology free fishing getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time. The waterfall out back is beautiful. The cabin is lovely.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly the get away we were looking for.

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the cabin and had a great time cooking, playing games, and exploring the area. Enjoyed the fire pit each night and stargazing from the deck. What a wonderful weekend!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cabin in the woods

  • 4 of 5

Quiet, Charming, Peaceful getaway in a beautiful setting

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chatsworth, GA

Nice house with lots of character

  • 4 of 5

The house has lots of character and interesting aspects to it. AC is just a window unit in the master bedroom and there is no TV like it says under amenities but that was ok for us since we were gone most of the time. Not as secluded as it appears on the pics. You have a busy paved road at the main driveway (maybe 500' away) and a busy gravel road beside the house (200' max). We also had a man walking his dog at our driveway everyday. You can see another cabin from the front porch and hear everything they they are doing (construction while we were there apparently). Overall, it was a nice place and pretty clean and taken care of but I am still waiting to receive my refundable deposit. I'm also 90% sure we were watched on the security cameras since they called a minute after we arrived and they were there to clean 10 minutes after we left on check-out day (we walked across the road to the walking bridge and came back and they were already there)

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
asheville regional
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 215
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
El Pobre
Car: necessary

This property is located at 3100 feet of elevation on Cold Mountain, North Carolina. It is directly on a paved road that leads to nearby highway 215 that leads to the top of the Blue Ridge Parkway (approx. 11 miles)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Pet Fee $8
Refundable Damage Deposit $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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