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Firefly Haven-Pets Welcome, Hot Tub, Fireplace, Creek, Firepit,"""

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Sleeps 6, Fireplace, Hot tub, Firepit, WIFI, pet friendly, 9 acres, easy access

Firefly Haven Creekside Lodge is a popular honeymoon destination, family reunion locale, and a quick rafting/biking getaway (just minutes to Tsali or the NOC). Home recently renovated and newly furnished for luxury and comfort. This home has 2 bedrooms and 1 full bath and comfortably sleeps 6. The first floor offers one bedroom, one bath, two living rooms, a fully appointed kitchen, and a laundry room. The 2nd level offers a combined bedroom and living room. There is a large front porch with rockers to enjoy the views of the creek and forest and there is a back porch with hot tub. The home can easily host a group of couples or a family as there’s enough room to comfortably accommodate up to 6 guests. The cabin is in the back of a very lovely community. The cottage has easy access as it is off of a flat road that is mostly paved and part gravel. There is ample parking that is suitable for all vehicles and motorcycles. After a fun day of outdoor recreation, have a soothing soak in the home’s private hot tub or gather around the fireplace in the family room with your travel companions. You won’t have to miss the basic conveniences of a home while staying here – This home comes with its own washer and dryer plus a fully equipped kitchen, and gas grill so you can make yummy home-cooked meals while on vacation.

The home's setting is picturesque as the home sits on 9 beautiful acres and there is a forest surrounding the home that is host to deer turkey and other wildlife. There are two other small Tiny House cabins on this 9 acre property. They are rentals as well and are situated a good distance away from the cabin and the outdoor spaces all face opposite directions to optimize privacy. You’ll also have easy access to everything the Great Smoky Mountain region has to offer, including opportunities for hiking, biking, horseback riding, boating, fishing, white-water rafting, shopping, dining, sightseeing and more. The Nantahala National Forest and Lake Fontana, the Fontana Dam and the Great Smokey Mountain Railway are some of the many favorite things to do that are super close to the cabin.

More Details

Michelle Shelby Spinneweber
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Michelle Shelby Spinneweber

My husband George and I purchased this lovely farm in 2014 to compliment our other vacation rental in the area and to have a place to bring our horses when we come up to visit. I go by Shelby. I love to travel and adventure . I also like to write, read, eat really good food in really nice or really unusual restaurants, and listen to all kinds of music (country, jazz, blues, classical, old rock) I appreciate a finely crafted cocktail and prefer 'top shelf'. My husband likes to hunt and spend time in the 'man cave'. My husband and I have 9 horses (mostly quarter horses) and we like to trail ride at the beach and numerous state parks. We are fans of camping. I work full time as a realtor in NE Florida and I specialize in St. Augustine which is the oldest city in the US! My husband is an Agricultural Officer. In early life I grew up on 40 acres in Pennsylvania. I moved to S. Florida in the 80's and now live near St. Augustine, FL. My husband traveled all over the country before calling St. Augustine home. We love having two homes in the Smokey Mountains in NC and are thrilled that we can share the joy of these special places with our guests!

Michelle Shelby Spinneweber purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Michelle Shelby Spinneweber chose Almond

My husband and I used to walk by this farm regulary when we would stay at our other vacation home and say wouldnt that be nice to have someday. And then one day there was a for sale sign in the yard and the rest is history. We love the acreage, So much room, so much privacy, so much beauty! We enjoy the sound of the creek as it slowly meanders through the property and we love to see the wildlife as it appears. We were also very sold on the easy access and the convenience of the location to all the area's ammenities and activities!

What makes this cabin unique

Super close to NOC, Lake Fontana, Smokey Mountain Railroad. Super easy access on a paved road and gravel road with plenty of room to park vehicles and or a boat. Really quiet and peaceful setting but so close to so many wonderful things to do!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our stay here was very wonderful, it is located in a very small community that allows the use of a pond and field for guests. The pond has a paddle boat and inner tubes, and the field can be used for many kinds recreational use, and is nice to walk around for morning walks. The streams running through the property are very relaxing to listen to while resting on the front porch swing. The small back deck has a hot tub and grill that were also a highlight of our stay. The kitchen is well stocked and has a nice eating area for 6 people. Even though pets are allowed, it is still extremely well kept and didn't bother my allergies at all. It was a nice size for my husband and I, and will be nice to go back to when we have kids and pets. The closest town is Bryson City and is worth spending some time in; Nantahala Brewery, Charles Heath Gallery, Craftsman Cottage, and Nate and Nick's Pizza are just a few. We also enjoyed Calaboose Cellars in Andrews, NC. Almond Boat Rental is right up the road and was run by a sweet family and was great for renting a pontoon boat. Michelle was a wonderful host, she was quick to respond and was available when we needed to contact her. I would highly recommend this home if you are looking for a peaceful and secluded getaway from a fast pace life. It has absolutely amazing views wherever you go.
Jun 2015
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Almond Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • There is one bathroom with a shower tub combo, sink, and toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • The masterbedroom offers a queen bed, the downstairs living room offers a queen sleeper sofa, and the upstairs bedroom offers a double bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Firefly Haven-Pets Welcome, Hot Tub, Fireplace, Creek, Firepit,
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 23 reviews


  • 5 of 5

A beautiful, relaxing haven!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Slidell, LA

Cozy and Secluded

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for providing such a comfy home for our vacation. Everything we expected was provided. It was warm, cozy, and very quiet. We enjoyed spending time in the Nantahala Forest and seeing so many beautiful waterfalls. Bryson City was a short drive away and has many interesting shops and restaurants. We would love to visit again and see the area during a different season. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cumming Ga

Short but sweet

  • 5 of 5

We only had a few days for a Fall break but this little spot was perfect. Cozy, clean and has everything you need. We had a day of rafting and the boys got a little fishing in.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had great time and the cottage was very cute!

  • 5 of 5

The property was beautiful and we brought our 3 dogs and they loved going for walks! There was everything you needed at this cabin, even a crockpot.... which we used! Shelby was VERY helpful and accommodating :) We hope to visit again!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable home in a beautiful and peaceful setting.

  • 5 of 5

Wow! We were so happy with our accommodations. The owners have thought of all the details so that most anything you need is here. Beautifully furnished and decorated. Enjoyed the hot tub and the front porch swing. There was plenty of room for the five of us to spread out. We did a lot of outdoor activities. I'll warn you to bring bug spray if you plan to go outside.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house in beautiful setting!

  • 5 of 5

House was very clean and very well provisioned. Surroundings just can't be beat. The shower is awesome too!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
McGhee Tyson Airport
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Great Smokey Mountain Railroad
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 28
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Maggie Valley
Car: necessary

The cottage is just 15 minutes to both Nantahayla Outdoor Center, white water rafting, horseback riding, Bryson City, Great Smokey Mountain Railroad, Tsali, and Great Smokey Mountain National Park. Cherokee with it's casino and many activities is only 30 minutes away. Deals Gap and Tail of the Dragon is only 25 minutes away.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75
Pet Fee $50
Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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