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1 Bdrm Romantic Retreat On Private Cascading Stream Secluded Nature Escape

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Minimum Stay 3 nights

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About the property

Escape to the Relaxing Sounds & Scenes of Nature in This Historic Cabin Retreat

This luxurious, one-bedroom cabin is located on a private, cascading stream. Tucked into a luscious forest, it's the perfect place to escape to the wilderness. Enter the home on the ground level with a warm, rustic feel. The kitchen, living room, and jacuzzi bath are located on the main level and the private upstairs queen suite is complete with a luxury river rock and slate feature bath. Be sure to open the doors and windows and take in the naturally cool temperatures and relaxing sounds of the stream.

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 Santeetlah. The lake boasts almost an entirely undeveloped shoreline with 75% being home to National Forest. With a restricted number of residences, 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, zip-lining, 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 Hemlock Cabin at Huffman Creek will revitalize the senses and relax the soul.

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Hunter Turner
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

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 2008

Why Hunter Turner chose Smoky Mountains

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, hammock, or stream, and prepare for a trip of pure relaxation. Our favorite thing to do is prepare a 'breakfast extravaganza' for early risers. 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 perfect size cabin to stay snuggled together or escape for a bit of privacy. Enjoy your morning coffee or evening cocktail on the front porch in the rockers that we are certain epitomize relaxation.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

1 Bdrm Romantic Retreat On Private Cascading Stream Secluded Nature Escape
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

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  • 5 of 5

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We got there in the evening before dark which helped us find the cabin easier. It was everything that we were looking for. We got the cold weather we were hoping for along with a great show of the fall leaves. I highly recommend this cabin to antone. Everything that we needed was there except our clothes and food. They even had coffee and sweetener. Make sure that if you stay here, take the Skyway. You will not regret the trip.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The best ever!

  • 5 of 5

My fiancé and I spent a week at this lovely cabin. We truly needed to get away from the hustle and bustle and just unplug. The cabin was absolutely perfect and far exceeded our expectations. We had everything we wanted and more! The forest is so peaceful and enchanting, the steady sound of the creek below the being only noise there is. Awesome cabin. Perfect location. We definitely will do it again.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Perfect Little Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family and I planned a last minute getaway to the mountains, and the Turner's were so gracious to accommodate. The cabin itself is literally like stepping back into an era of simplicity, peace, tranquility, and togetherness. It is situated deep in the heart of a mountain with an amazing brook with cool, brisk flowing water, rocks, and endless mini-waterfalls along the side and front. My 14 y.o. son who is a bit of a water hound literally spent our entire first day in the creek! The creek has an adorable, moss covered bridge upon which to cross into what seems like a rainforest just on the other side, and the hammock beckons one to relax and ponder/read/sleep. The property was exquisitely maintained both inside and out, and, as a family member stated, the cabin was "like living in art."

We had an amazing time hiking the trails (I think we covered them all), which were private and very well maintained. My only disappointment was due to an expectation on my part as I had envisioned "the cliffs" as being on the mountaintop with an unobstructed view with boulders upon which to relax while overlooking the valley after a very long and arduous hike. This was not the case, though the hike to the near top of the mountain was breathtaking in and of itself, and, oh what a sense of accomplishment once we reached our goal! I have nothing but wonderful things to say, and thank the Turner's for offering this place to visitors. We plan to come back in the winter!

Oh, one last thing, it could have been us, but the directions to turn South when leaving the grocery store should have been in actuality North, or so it seemed according to our GPS. And try to arrive before dark as it is definitely way back in the hills. :)

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Beautiful, private, relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

When we first arrived, the water line had busted to our cabin, so we were not able to get in there until the next afternoon. However, BJ contacted me and said he left the lights on in the cabin just next door for us and that we could stay there. He was up bright and early that morning getting it fixed for us, and the owners treated us to dinner at Tapoco Lodge for the inconvenience. It was smooth sailing from there, and BJ was on top of it with keeping us stocked with firewood and telling us where the nearby trails were on the property. We had a wonderful time, the cabin was clean and nice, and the service was wonderful.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Shhhhhh, don't tell anyone how perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The week at Hemlock Cabin was a surprise Christmas gift to my husband. We needed some time for pure relaxation after a very busy work year and having our grown children and families home for the holidays. The cabin was everything I had hoped for and more. The design, execution and attention to detail used in restoring the original structure and modernizing it are beyond compare. The background music of the rushing creek, the comfort and coziness of the cabin, complete with every necessity and then some, provided the perfect getaway. The location is remote. We had planned according and packed all the food and drink we needed for the entire stay. We left the cabin only to hike one day and fly fish another. We were kept supplied with firewood, and when during a storm power was lost, a call to BJ had Duke power resotred within an hour though we woud have been content without it.

When you find such an idyllic place you hesitate to share for fear of future unavailability, but we must give the owners and staff five stars for providing such a marvelous place. We have found our place in the mountains. Anywhere else would pale in comparison and be a disappointment.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, peaceful stay

  • 5 of 5

It was a wonderful stay with my family over the holiday. It rained most of the time while we were there so we were unable to hike very much, but we loved hearing the rain beating on the roof and the sounds of the stream running at night. A very ideal, quiet location. We only saw one other person while we were there the whole time. It was very serene and peaceful and I particularly enjoyed sitting on the front porch in the rocking chair and reading. The cabin is tastefully decorated and very cozy. We loved all the nice touches that the Turners put into their home. The kitchen is beautiful and we loved spending time in there cooking and playing games. The only complaint would be that the code to the home wasn't mentioned in the "homeaway app" and when we arrived we didn't have the right code to get into the cabin. Unfortunately no one had cell service so I had to walk up the street and luckily happened upon the manager of the cabins who gave me the correct code. If he hadn't been there, we would have had to drive out until we had cell service to get in touch with the Turners for the correct code. Otherwise, it was a wonderful stay and I hope to be back again in the future.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Knoxville, Tennessee
Nearest Barpub
40 Miles
Bryson City
Nearest Golf
50 Miles
Whittier, North Carolina
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Bryson City
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Interstate 143
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Nearest Ski
85 Miles
Ober Gatlinburg
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Robbinsville Cabin Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.75%

This road is not accessible for motorcycles or vehicles with low clearance. 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 y

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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Robbinsville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Enjoy the luxurious, slate and stone shower
    Downstairs Bath - toilet , tub , jetted tub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Master Suite - 1 queen , Located upstairs with private bathroom
  • Be sure to take in the sounds of nature and open the bedroom windows to hear the relaxing stream as you sleep. The downstairs also offers a double size bed in the entry nook.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
This road is not accessible for motorcycles or vehicles with low clearance. 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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