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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:
September 20, 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:
  • 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 -
    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 ...


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Log Cabin Mountain Retreat with WiFi & Luxurious Hot Tub
average rating of 4.925 based on 40 reviews

Very nice

  • 5 of 5

Very nice cabin enjoyed our time there

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cabin

  • 5 of 5

We loved it. The cabin is beautiful and was perfect for our party of five adults. The location was great as well. Very beautiful property. Secluded but still close to the area we wanted to visit. We would definitely rent this again.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in this house with my wife and 4 yr old daughter. This place is a real vacation home with perfect location, great interior and all the amenities. Friendly weather made the stay more enjoyable. The house is well maintained and very clean. Furniture inside the house gives feeling of a posh living. My daughter enjoyed the house, TV, Air hockey, rocking chair, picnic table and carpeted steps to go up and down many times a day. Kitchen is well equipped with all the needed appliances. We enjoyed cooking on Grill every time. It was a great feeling to cook in open and beside the trees. 2 big garages are great feature to keep vehicle safe in night. Best feature of the house is hot tub with Jacuzzi. It is so big, relaxing with many features. Owner is very helpful and easy to reach. Only problem we faced was missing mobile network. Even landline was not working properly. Will come back here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in a beautiful part of the country.

  • 5 of 5

From the booking process to checkout everything was easy. The house was great, I didn't have any problems.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The overall experience was amazing. Didn't have any complaints. Would most definitely recommend this location to anyone whose looking for a nice quiet getaway with plenty of space and outdoor activities.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
Owner's Response: Thank you for your rating and your compliments. Your last note about being "great to your military family," prompts me to encourage ALL VRBO home owners to offer deals to military families. Whether it's a discount to some renters or completely free accommodations with perks for local venues as a once-a-year giveback, I encourage all property renters to give back to the people who have protected our way of life. Don't give until it hurts, give until it feels good!
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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.