A mountain-river treasure located in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, Hiwassee River Sanctuary sits on the banks of the famed Hiwassee River in Murphy, North Carolina, just a short 30 minutes up the road from Blue Ridge, Georgia. Perfectly set up for a luxury three cabin private compound with walking distance to River Run and River Retreat, large group retreats will certainly find their own exclusive hideaway located in one of the most serenely beautiful spots in the Appalachian Mountains. However, each Hiwassee River cabin rental can be rented for romantic getaways or family vacations. Each luxury cabin in this setting is a 3 bedroom/2-bath authentic log home with spacious covered decks and outdoor seating to immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of a large rushing river running through the mountains. Completely private and secluded, you will feel a million miles away from the world in your Murphy, North Carolina cabin rental.
There's adventure in the area that will suit everyone's delight. Scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2014, you can enjoy the Cherokee Casino built on trust land of the Eastern Ban of the Cherokee Indians, which is just a couple of miles from Buffalo Ridge. Also less than 10 miles away is the brand new Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino, due to open at the end of September 2015. The infamous John C. Campbell Folk School is just 5 miles away, and definitely worth visiting. Historic Fields of the Woods is nearby. Historic Downtown Murphy features antique shopping, galleries, restaurants, nightlife, and a great quilt shop, just to name a few. For those adventuresome at heart, whitewater rafting the Nantahala and Ocoee Rivers is a must, along with the Scenic Cherohala Skyway, mountain biking, beautiful waterfalls, scenic drive to Tellico Plains, TN - an amazing drive for leaf peeping. You will also find the stunning wedding venue McGuire's Millrace Farm less than ten miles away, making this the perfect spot for wedding-goers.
Perched on a gently sloping ridge overlooking the running waters of the Hiwassee River, this cabin features a Western/Native American theme throughout, Indian tribal themed artwork and accessories, plush pueblo-style bedding, wall art, and uniquely beautiful stained glass windows taken from old churches in upstate New York. Hiwassee River Sanctuary is a feast for the eyes both inside and out as you uncover new discoveries each day of your stay.
Relaxing in the living area in front of the stone gas-log fireplace with the doors open to the beautiful views, immerse yourself in the sounds of the running waters of the Hiwassee River and a small waterfall adjacent the descending staircase down to the River. A perfect spot to sit, read a book - if you can take your eyes of the mesmerizing waters of the River, and contemplate the deeper meaning of life. At the end of the perfect day, you will find restful repose in 3 bedrooms - King beds, and a bunkbed outfitted with luxury linens and gel memory foam mattresses for the perfect night's sleep. Awaken refreshed as the sun cheerfully pours in, promising another day of discovery and peace.
3 bedroom - 2 bath authentic log cabin featuring special stained glass windows, Western/Indian theme
Living Area - Spacious floor plan, stone gas log fireplace, unique stain glass windows throughout, unique stain glass taken from an old New England church, hand-built custom furniture, leather furnishings, unique accessories, gorgeous light fixtures, designer ceiling fans
Outdoor Living - Gas Grill, Dining for 4, Beautifully landscaped cabin
Kitchen/Dining - Stainless Steel appliances, custom-built cabinetry, electric stove/oven, pantry, 3-person breakfast bar, custom built-in banquette dining for 4-6
Bedroom #1 - King Master, custom built log bed, 37" HDTV, dresser, closet, luxury linens
Laundry - Washer, dryer, detergent,
Bathroom #1 - large jetted tub w/shower, stone tile, single vanity, spacious
Bedroom #2 - Bunk beds, dresser, access to covered deck, stone tile w/ rugs
Bedroom #3 - King Master, luxury linens, dresser, HDTV, access to covered deck
Bathroom #2 - Tub shower combination, single vanity, stone tile
Outdoor Living - picnic table on covered deck
Staircase down to the Hiwassee River, built-in benches next to a small waterfall