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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


Powderhill South is ranked in THE TOP TEN out of over 700 rental properties in western North Carolina and North Georgia according to a VRBO Statistics Report in February, 2018 !

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. The loft is furnished as a relaxing TV-viewing area with plush leather seating. 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.)

Games on premises:

Board Games:

Two 1,000-piece puzzles

Monopoly (Disney Edition)

Connect 4


Would You Rather



Wii Video Games:

Wii Fit Plus

Wii Sport Resort

Puzzle Quest

Tamagotchi Party On

Carnival Games

Shrek 3 Game


Sims 2 Castaway

Just Dance

Guitar Hero

Animal Crossing City Folk

More Details

Property Manager
Joe Rufo
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

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 Murphy

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:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • 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 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Off Master Bedroom in the Loft
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main Level, down hall from both Guest Bedrooms
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Lower (Patio) Level, down hall from Wash Room
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom, located in loft with it's own full bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Guest Bedroom 2, Main Level with door to the Main Level Deck
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Guest Bedroom 1, Main Level
  • 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 -
(53 traveler reviews)

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Log Cabin Mountain Retreat with WiFi & Luxurious Hot Tub
average rating of 4.8867927 based on 53 reviews

Easily accessible and still secluded

  • 5 of 5

Mr. Joe Rufo was very helpful and accommodating. The cabin is comfortable and inviting. A detailed 43 page guide for accessing the cabin, using its various features and facilities is thorough and valuable. Wish we had more time to sit on the porch and enjoy the setting!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing !!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cabin extremely clean and spacius... thanks for a great getaway!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place!

  • 5 of 5

We will be back in the fall!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

Powderhill South was a beautiful home and well appointed. The owner was quite helpful and accommodating with changes we needed to make with our timing/dates. It was comfortable, cozy, and welcoming. I would recommend it to others looking for a true cabin feel stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy perfect cabin!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was perfect for our family of 5! The game room downstairs was a hit with our kids and also gave mom and dad a chance to relax quietly in front of the fire place:) Very spacious with a cozy cabin feel. Loved the master bedroom area! Would definitely return for another mountain getaway!

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a quiet getaway

  • 5 of 5

On a scale of 1 to 10, the property gets a 10. It is beautiful and well maintained. For comfort, it gets a 10. Plenty of room and privacy for individual guests, yet plenty of cozy common areas. The beds were very comfortable and the place warmed up pretty quickly after we checked in. We did not use the jacuzzi since the weather was really cold during our stay, but I can see what a joy it would have been if the weather permitted.

For cleanliness, I give it a 9 because there were a lot of cobwebs not only on the outside walls but also on the deck chairs. Otherwise, everywhere inside was spotless. Plenty of linen provided. One suggestion for the kitchen: please provide more large serving utensils, such as large spoons and ladles.

For access, it gets a 10. Access was very easy, as the road to the house was not steep at all, unlike the last place we stayed in Hendersonville, which was a challenge for us Floridians, who are used to flat lands.

We really enjoyed our stay there and we would certainly consider returning if we are ever in that area again.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for your critique of the property. We appreciate the high scores you gave us, but even moreso the candid comments about what can be improved. Our goal is a perfect visit for every customer. We will order more large serving utensils today and have them available by the next rental a week from now. Additionally, the house is about to undergo a week of deep cleaning so we hope that will improve the cobweb condition you mentioned. (Being in the woods it literally only takes a day or two for some exterior surfaces to develop cobwebs, but we will do our very best to stay on top of it.) Again thanks for your honest appraisal and your business. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80
Damage Insurance $59

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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