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Log Cabin Mountain Retreat with WiFi & Luxurious Hot Tub

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3BR/3BA with Office Space for Relaxing or Working Vacation

Nestled between the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the south and the Great Smoky Mountains to the north, you will find Powderhill South. The intersection of these two magnificent mountain ranges provides a setting steeped in nature’s serenity where beauty abounds with every turn of your head.

You’ll feel right at home the minute you walk into this amazing 3-Bedroom, 3-Bathroom cabin in a peaceful, quiet corner of Murphy, NC. There are three levels of decking including a two-sided deck on the second (main) level that overlooks a neatly landscaped property. There’s also plenty of outdoor seating on the main level deck. Inside, the beautiful stone gas log fireplace and sumptuous leather couches of the great room will greet you upon entry. Nearby, a fully equipped galley kitchen offers a pass through to the dining area that seats six. The main floor also features a guest bathroom and two guest bedrooms, each appointed with a queen-size bed. One of the guest bedrooms also has access to the main level deck.

Upstairs, you’ll find a loft that overlooks the living room below. Half the loft is furnished as a relaxing TV-viewing area with plush leather seating while the other half is outfitted with a huge mahogany desk that’s big enough for two people to use simultaneously for work, or to play board games. Just off the loft is the lavish master bedroom with a king size cannon ball bed, full bath, two walk-in closets and its own private deck. (The staircase leading to the loft may be seen as steeper than usual.)

Let the games begin on the lower level where you’ll find a 42-inch flat screen TV and a bevy of Wii System video games. Watch your favorite movie or sporting event, or bring the action right to your fingertips – you decide. Or play a rousing game of air hockey on the other side of the room. Also on the lower level is another full bath, washer and dryer facilities and a large two-car garage.

Powderhill South offers high definition flat screen TV’s in nearly every room of the house – all equipped with Dish Network digital satellite TV. There is also high-speed internet service and local and long distance landline phone service provided at no additional cost. There’s a DVD player and a CD/stereo in the loft for rainy days or to set the mood on a special night. There’s even a fire pit outside for toasting marshmellos , making s’mores or warming your hands on a cool night.

On the patio level there are two decks. How 'bout a relaxing soak in our huge 6-person Jacuzzi Hot Tub on our Spa Deck ??! Seating for six - including lounger - with amazing neon light display, waterfall, dual pumps and ClearRay UV water purification system. Also on the patio level is our Picnic Deck, where a unique hexagonal picnic table with built-in seating is just a few feet away from a new, gas-fired hibachi grill. Cook anything from hamburgs and hotdogs to bacon and eggs. Or bring on the chicken fried rice, shrimp and steak and make an exciting custom dinner! This is where you can literally make lasting memories!

Powderhill South is centrally located between Blairsville, GA – just 10 minutes to the south- and the Murphy downtown area including the new casino just 10 minutes north. There are a myriad of golf courses, dozens of fishing and other outdoor opportunities like rafting and zip lines within an hour drive. In less than two hours you can be in Chattanoga, Atlanta, or the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg area - the latter via a spectacular drive through the Great Smoky Mountains.

Powderhill South is a family friendly, budget friendly way to spend your active or relaxing vacation getaway. It’s a great hub for your golf – fish – casino retreat as well. For a little more than the price of a single hotel room, you can sleep six and turn any vacation into an unforgettable memory. Note that due to the gravel driveway, Powderhill South is not suitable for motorcycle travelers.

Upon booking, you will receive our 'Guide to Powderhill South' (.PDF format) a booklet with all the essential details on home operations and the local and regional areas of entertainment. (Note: Pets are NOT permitted.)

More Details

Property Manager
Joe Rufo
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

About Joe Rufo

Joe & Janet Rufo are the owners of Powderhill South. Joe works for a rebate aggregator in the food service industry while Janet is a Certified Nurse Midwife.

Joe Rufo purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Joe Rufo chose Smoky Mountains

Powderhill South has all they key features of a vacation property in the mountains; the romance of a hand hewn log home chalet kept in impeccable condition, sumptuous interior features accompanied by high speed internet and flat screen TV's, free landline local and long distance phone service, Wii gaming and a home security system. The extensive décor echoes the mountain country surroundings and close proximity to shopping, restaurants, outdoor activities and soon-to-come casino gaming provide a never ending array of options during your stay.

What makes this cabin unique

Powderhill South is suited for all types of vacations from a romantic getaway to a working vacation. The ambiance of this log cabin and it's rustic décor is contrasted by modern amenities like high speed internet, high definition, flat screen TVs and a huge, beautiful Jacuzzi hot tub. This is the way to "rough it" in the mountains!


Murphy Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

Log Cabin Mountain Retreat with WiFi & Luxurious Hot Tub
average rating of 4.9142857 based on 35 reviews

The property was wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We had our 4 teenaged children on vacation, and were able to cook meals, sit by the campfire, chill watching TV, relax in the hot tub, and just connect as a family. The cabin was perfect for our needs. It was clean and the location was great for us to do white water rafting, ziplining, tubing, ruby falls, rock city, incline railway, hiking, and Helen. I would stay here again, they were also great to our military family!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place

  • 5 of 5

I write all reviews with pros and cons. Let me start with the pros. I loved this place!!! It was so clean. It was decorated nicely. It had so many wonderful touches like rope lights on the deck, plenty of seating on the porch, solar or battery lanterns, flowers ect.... It was very spacious, there were 5 of us and we had plenty of room to sleep, relax and play. The outdoor grill was great and so was the hot tub. The furniture and beds were incredibly comfortable. The firepit was nice and they even had firewood and sticks for marshmellows ready for us. We loved it, we had a great time. I would HIGHLY recommend this place and would return myself.

For the cons, it is nothing that would make you not want to stay here and really just suggestions for the owners. First, I wish there had been a folder or paper of instuctions with things like the alarm code. We got into the house fine but the alarm went off, we had no idea what the code was and luckly guessed it. Also, it could have the wifi password on it, we had to wait til the second day (because we arrived late) to get it. None of our phones data worked. The next con is I wish the owner was a little more accecible. We left something and had to go back within 10 mins of leaving the cabin and our door code did not work....tried calling owner and could'nt reach them. The last con is the checkout time is too early. It is 10:00 which in my opinion is too early. Even hotels give you til 11. But saying all that I really did absolutly love it and would definatley visit again. BEAUTIFUL PLACE!!!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Olivia for your comments and, of course, your five star rating. Since I'm the owner and your host, I concentrate on the "cons" much more than the compliments. We will strive to correct every single issue that prevented you from having a perfect, stress-free vacation. I look forward to hosting you and your guests again for a better experience where every single detail is covered. Joe Rufo Owner Powderhill South
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cabin! Very clean. Great time had by our family - our kids didn't want to leave!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Would love to go again!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was gorgeous. Decorated country cabin chic. It had everything we needed to cook our meals. Beautiful scenery and quite.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

Well maintained, close to Murphy. Perfect for couples

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, perfectly outfitted, comfortable, clean, great for entertaining!!!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the Cabin! We stayed 3 nights and thoroughly enjoyed the house! The hot tub, porch, rocking chairs, gas griddle. All perfect.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Murphy Cabin Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $80 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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