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River View Cottage Near WCU, River Rafting, Walking/Hiking Trails, Adventure

Cullowhee, NC, USA
  • Cottage1000 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Cottage With River View Located Adjacent To Western Carolina U

This 2 bedroom/1 bath adorable cottage is centrally located in the Smoky Mountains and offers the vacationer a multitude of choices. Whether you just want to get away from it all and listen to the relaxing sound of the river or you are up for an adventure, this cottage has it all within reach! Minutes from Western Carolina University, restaurants and downtown shopping, yet quiet and remote. Large, wrap around decks provide the perfect view of the river. There are paved walking trails within a half mile and river access for your own kayak or canoe within 3 miles. Feel like a rafting trip or horseback riding? Outfitters and riding facilities are only 15 minutes away. Zip lines, snow skiing The Blue Ridge Parkway are all within 20 miles. Looking for some culture? Historical Dillsboro and the Smoky Mountain Railroad and historical Sylva are just minutes away. Cherokee Indian Reservation is nearby offering historical and cultural events and casino action and Asheville with The Biltmore Estate is only an hour away. There are multiple regional art theaters in the area and musical venues! Multiple parks for picnicing and hiking surround you. Several Rivers in the area offer fishing (The Tuckasegee has multiple access points, but why not fish from your own yard? The Nantahala, The Tennessee, The French Broad all have fishing). Close to Highlands, Cashiers, Franklin, Waynesville, Maggie Valley, Asheville, Murphy. !Numerous National Forests to explore, multiple waterfalls! Antique shopping or art galleries. Take your pick. The location offers the best of the Smokey Mountains!

The cottage has been completely renovated and has an up-to-date kitchen stocked with cookware and bakeware, dishes and utensils. You will find a microwave, coffee maker and crockpot allowing you to prepare meals as if it were your home. Of course, the grocery store is less than 5 miles away and there are numerous restaurants in the area to choose from as well. The large bathroom offers a walk-in shower and is stocked with towels and lotion/soap. Just bring your blow dryer and toothbrush. The two bedrooms feature a queen size bed and two twins with new mattresses and all the linens are provided. There is also a laundromat/cleaners nearby that offers complete services! There are hardwood floors throughout with ceramic tiled bath. The livingroom features a futon that doubles as an extra bed. The dining table offers seating for four. A flat screen TV features Roku and Netflix. Wireless internet is provided. Unplug, get away from it all and enjoy!

The large decks around the home are the perfect place to unwind. A gas grill and cooking utensils are supplied. A table and chairs for outside dining are also on the premises. A brand new back patio just installed complete with Amish swing and bamboo table and chairs, gas fire pit!

The owner lives on the property and is happy to assist you with any questions or needs.

The cottage is locally owned operated by a North Carolina native who lives on the property. When you email or call, you will be speaking directly with the owner. Maps, brochures and suggestions for dining and sightseeing are also included. We live locally and offer personalized service and meet with all our guests upon arrival for check-in. You are our guest during your stay and we strive to make your stay as comfortable as we can. Please email for additional photos and detailed information.


Lisa Nizam

Member Since 2014
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 05, 2018
About Lisa Nizam

Owner lives on the property and likes to welcome guests personally.

Lisa Nizam purchased this Cottage in 2012

Why Lisa Nizam chose Cullowhee

Central location in the Blue Ridge Mountains with River frontage and access. Cute property! Rustic, mountain/river qualities

What makes this Cottage unique

The views from the multi-level deck of the river are stunning. The home is centrally located among numerous activities, close to town, yet very private! WCU within walking distance!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single
      • Both bedrooms feature new beds with hardwood floors! All linens provided!


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, Towels, soap, lotion provided
      • Large size, Full bath with walk-in shower

      Location Type

        • Downtown
          Western Carolina University and Town of Cullowhee within walking distance.
        • Water View
          View of The Tuckasegee River with river access on property (Access River via bottom of driveway) Cottage sits up on the hillside with a view of the river.
        • Waterfront
          Property has 100 feet of river access along The Tuckasegee River


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Window unit
                    • Fireplace
                      Gas logs
                    • Heating
                      Gas Logs and electric baseboard heaters
                    • Internet
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                      Hardwood floors, ceiling fan. House newly painted inside and out! Flat screen TV with Roku and Netflix. Large stone fireplace
                    • Parking
                      Parking at front door
                    • Towels Provided
                      Bath towels and kitchen towels provided. Bring personal towels for outdoor activities.
                    • Washing Machine
                      New washer & Dryer in separate laundry room


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Kitchen
                          electric range, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, pots and pans, plates, glasses and utensils, crock pot
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                          New, Full size refrigerator
                        • Stove
                          electric range/oven


                            • Dining
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Stereo
                                  Music channels on Roku TV and clock radio
                                • Television
                                  Wifi TV through Roku with Netflix!


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Table with seating for four for outdoor dining!
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      launch your kayak or canoe and enjoy the river
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Shady back yard! and river access at bottom of driveway. Back yard patio with Amish swing and gas fire pit.
                                    • Outdoor Grill


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair accessible


                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • festivals
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • library
                                            • playground
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • photography
                                                • antiquing
                                                • gambling casinos
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • paddle boating
                                                • bird watching
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • Babysitter
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • basketball court
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hunting
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • mountain climbing
                                                        • rafting
                                                        • rock climbing
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • water tubing
                                                        • whitewater rafting


                                                            • Get away from it all feeling, right on the river yet only 1/2 mile from Western Carolina University and restaurants! Town with shopping, grocery, medical services, attractions less than 5 miles! Great location in the Smokeys! Centrally located between Asheville and Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge! Perfect location for a great vacation!! Close to Cherokee and Harrah's Casino, The Biltmore Estate, Wineries, Breweries, Recreational Railroad and white water rafting, fishing, The Blue Ridge Parkway, many quaint, historical towns within minutes of the cottage! Come relax and enjoy the beauty of the mountains!

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 2:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              14 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Wonderful Home - Great Location


                                                              Thoroughly enjoyed this cottage. Home was clean, neat and cozy. Owners made themselves available if we needed them which we didn't. We will be back again.

                                                              Very convenient and cute!

                                                              Debra L.

                                                              We enjoyed being with so close to WCU. Owners were super responsive and helpful. We would love to come back.


                                                              Ginger A.

                                                              The Riverview Cottage is lovely! We enjoyed our stay very much. Everything is well kept and comfortable. The swing is nice on a cool morning, and the gas logs are perfect for a chilly mountain night. We will be back!

                                                              The cottage was very clean and was as shown on line

                                                              Vernon U.

                                                              Enjoyed our stay and would recommend to anyone.

                                                              Very nice, clean and attractive cottage.

                                                              Robert H.

                                                              The cottage is very clean and well appointed. While the writeup does not show that it is air conditioned the owner installed portable unit to help with the unseasonably hot weather. The unit cooled the cottage quite nicely.

                                                              Great little apartment below owner's cottage

                                                              Tabatha T.

                                                              This was a great little apartment in the basement of the owner's cottage. It has 2 bedrooms and a nice living/dining area and a small kitchen. The only thing it does not have is Air Conditioning. It was a little too warm to stay in during the day in the beginning of July. In the evening, it wasn't too bad as the owner has a ceiling fan in one of the bedrooms and in the living area; and she supplied us with a tower fan for our use as well. We stayed pretty comfortable for the 3 nights we were there. The owner is great. Any problem or concern we had was taken care of immediately. Lisa is very easy to work with and a delight to meet.


                                                              Cullowhee, NC, USA

                                                              Skiing and snowboarding during season within 20 miles, casinos within 20 miles, multiple lakes with boat rentals within 12-20 miles. Bear Lake, Fontana Lake, Lake Glenville! Fishing (guided tours available), white water rafting (The Nantahalla, The Tuckasegee), float trips, horseback riding, numerous hiking trails and driving vistas to explore, shopping, dining and more! Perfect location for the family vacation!

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Cleaning Fee
                                                              Damage Insurance

                                                              Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. If you purchase the property damage protection policy for $59.00 no additional deposit required. However, if you choose to pay a refundable cash security deposit the minimum is $1500.00 and will be refunded shortly after check out if all conditions are met and the property is left in good condition. No Pets allowed. No Smoking inside the home. Check in time is 2pm and check out time is 11am. Cleaning services available for additional charge. Inquire with owner. Additional guests(over 2) will need to pay a fee of $10 per guest/per day.

                                                              14 Reviews
                                                              Excellent 4.5/5
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