About the property
- Cabin1100 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 8 nights
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 luxury bath are located on the main level and the private upstairs queen suite is complete with an elegant river rock and slate feature shower. 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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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 Cheoah
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 Hemlock Cabin on Huffman Creek, it may take you a few minutes to unwind. Grab your favorite book, 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.
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Fabulous Location and Property!
Chestnut Cabin is spectacular! Comfortable, cozy, and very clean ( thank you Jesse!) The mountains were wonderful and the trails the Retreat created made hiking awesome. Wendy and Dave will be back!
This cabin was an absolutely perfect location to get away from it all and enjoy nature.
The views of the stream are spectacular and the surrounding area is amazing.
The drive in is beautiful and I wouldn't want to try the drive after dark partly because you would miss the beauty but mostly because of the winding, narrow, unpaved roads are challenging enough when you can see. We were in a small SUV and had no trouble managing the unpaved trails. Cell service for navigation really can't be counted on when heading in or out, so be prepared with the directions provided by the owner with the check in info.
When we arrived were pleasantly surprised by the perfectly decorated cabin. So much thoughtful detail went in to making the cabin feel like a cozy retreat.
We stayed over Thanksgiving weekend and took full advantage of the kitchen making a meal for two. There is a full sized refrigerator, dishwasher, and stove top. The oven itself seemed a little smaller than full sized, but worked perfectly. There is a wood burning oven too, but we weren't adventurous enough to try that out. There are dishes, cups, wine glasses, silverware, kitchen knives, bowls, pots, pans, casserole dishes and more than the basics.
Outside the kitchen the owners provided the basics and then some - hand soap, dish soap, paper towels, toilet paper, shampoo, conditioner, firewood, kindling, tv with cable and a DVD player, working wi-fi, and I had limited cell services with AT&T. The only items I wished we brought were camping chairs and a lighter for the fires.
There isn't central heat or air, but there were plenty of space heaters and the fireplace downstairs heated the place perfectly. There were also plenty of blankets to keep warm.
We used the fire pit outside and roasted s'mores. We used the porch rocking chairs to sit next to the fire, but I wish I had brought our camping chairs.
There are other cabins in view from the front of the cabin, but far enough away to make it feel secluded.
There are miles of hiking trails around the cabin too. We enjoyed hours of adventuring on the trails with our dog. The trails are very steep, but with going slow and taking breaks we were able to enjoy them.
I can't recommend this place enough - and we can't wait to book our next visit.
This is one of the nicest cabins you can imagine. The location is gorgeous; set deep into the woods with a fast running stream right in front of the cabin, and walking trails all around the area. The cabin itself is beautifully decorated and clean, and the owners put a lot of effort into making it incredibly comfortable for their guests. If you need to get away from the stresses of everyday life this is the place to go. The driveway is a challenge for a regular car (we have an AWD pickup), and you must come prepared with all the food and drink you will need. That said, this is a rental you will want to visit again and again.
The cabin was so peaceful. The stream runs right by the front door. It sang us to sleep every night.
Excellent location, beautiful cabin
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the hemlock cabin. The gravel road leading to the cabin also makes it a great place. The stream below the cabin, the hiking trails were spectacular. The cabin is close to joyce kilmer, an excellent hiking area. We traveled to cataloochee valley to see the elk (early morning, need to be there by 9 or you will miss them). It is about a 2 hour drive, but well worth it. The cabin has comfortable furniture, a well stocked kitchen, outdoor firepit, outdoor grilling. The nights were cold enough to have a fire each night in the fireplace. BJ, the cabin concierge, brought firewood promptly when we ran out. He was also handy when we needed him and a chainsaw to clear a downed tree after the remnants of hurricane nate made his appearance and brought heavy rains and winds and knocked out power. The owners made it clear to us that they were available to us at any time. We would definitely recommend this cabin. The craftsmanship inside the cabin was so nice, it felt like the outdoors were brought inside. We can't think of any negative with this property, perfect for 2, 3 people at the max.
We loved our time here; the cabin is cozy and beautifully decorated, obviously done with care. Listening to the sound of the stream down the hill while rocking in the chairs on the front porch, in the middle of the forest was heaven to us.
(Be sure to stop in at Thunder Mountain General store and ask Ken for some tips on the best local spots to sightsee!)
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay!
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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