Private Luxury Lodge on Large Mountain Estate Complete with Private Waterfall

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The Chestnut Lodge at Huffman Creek Retreat


Last updated: 10/04/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Huffman Creek Retreat is home to three unique homes on a private, secluded estate in Robbinsville, North Carolina.

The Chestnut Lodge:
The grandest of the three mountain homes, the Chestnut Lodge sits on a 1.5-mile stream with a large private yard and views of its very own waterfall. Ideal for a large family, corporate retreat, or gathering of friends, enjoy one of the two secluded bedrooms or hang out with the kids in the two-story loft.

With a three-story layout, the home comfortably sleeps 8 with the option of additional space with use of pullouts. The main level features a gourmet kitchen, over-sized great room with a fireplace, and the master bed and bath. The upstairs is home to a multi-story loft with a queen-sized bed and a secondary room with bunk beds. Lastly, the lower level includes a secluded queen room, laundry facilities, and additional gathering area. The master bedroom, main-floor great room, upstairs loft, and downstairs gathering area have their own porch/balcony area.

Enjoy your morning coffee on the over-sized porches or stay curled up in bed as you check a few emails and take advantage of the home's wifi. Whether it's the rustic setting or modern conveniences you're in search of, this home has it all.

Take advantage of the half mile of private stream with an abundance of waterfalls and hand hewed bridges. Be sure to bring a fly rod and your favorite fishing gear to see what you can catch.

If it's a hike you're looking for, enjoy the property's five miles of private hiking trails with ample room for camping opportunities. Pack a lunch or a full pack for an overnight stay. Either way, be sure to bring along your camera to snap a shot of the abundant wildlife, waterfalls, streams, and various mountain views.

The region, located in the Appalachian biosphere, is home to the world's densest population of salamanders in the entire world. Be sure not to touch them though, this protected species is known for the unique characteristic of breathing through its skin.

Embrace the healing qualities of nature as you take in the amenities of this secluded mountain home at Huffman Creek Retreat. Whether you come for inspiration, relaxation, or adventure, this private mountain escape will provide just what you seek. It's certainly one of our very favorite places in the world, and we know it will quickly be one of yours too.

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Property Type

  • Cabin

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    The primary renter must be 25. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • This road is not accessible for motorcycles or vehicles with low clearance. Be advised that all cellphone carriers are not supported in this region. It is advised that you contact your company if this is of great concern. It is known that Verizon wireless operates on property. Robbinsville is located in a dry county. Please be advised that it is best to bring any products containing alcohol with you as they are not available for sale within the county. ...moreless


  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Arboretum
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Visit the Cherohala Skyway for breathtaking views, unchallenged this side of the Mississippi. Travel across the Cherokee National Forrest over 5,400 feet above sea level into Tennessee back country. ...moreless

  • Rural:

    Nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, take a turn down an unpaved road for adventure and the healing sounds and sights of nature. Complete with your modern conveniences....moreless

  • Water View:

    Huffman Creek: Come relax by your own 1.5 miles of private creek. Step out onto the large porch and take in the sites and sounds of this flowing mountain stream and your own private waterfall. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    The formal dining room seats 8 with a breakfast bar for 3. The outdoor dining table also seats 8 with several rocking chairs. ...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.9
from 16 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Leaf Season
Sep 30 - Oct 31, 2016
3 night min stay
Nov 21 - Nov 28, 2016
3 night min stay
Holiday Season
Dec 22 - Jan 2, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning Fee $150 + tax
  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Pet Fee $50 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9.75%

Manager's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 10/04/2016
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70 Miles
Nearest Airport
Knoxville, Tennessee McGhee Tyson
24 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Tapoca Lodge
50 Miles
Nearest Golf
Whittier, North Carolina
40 Miles
Nearest Train
Bryson City
0.7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 143
24 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Tapoca Lodge
85 Miles
Nearest Ski
Ober Gatlinburg

Robbinsville, North Carolina is located in the beautiful Great Smoky Mountain Region of the southern Appalachian mountains. Known for it's diverse species of flora and fauna, the region is home to Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest, Slickrock Creek Wilderness Area, Natahala National Forest, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

From Huffman Creek, you're only moments to the secluded waters of Lake Santeelah. The lake boasts almost an entirely undeveloped shoreline with 75% being home to National Forest. With a restricted number of residence, the quiet lake is ideal for boating, fishing, swimming, and any of your favorite water sports. Boat and jet ski rentals are available throughout the spring and summer seasons.

Take a short drive to Highway 129 and take on the adventure of driving the 'Tail of the Dragon.' The world renowned road is a challenge even for the greatest road warriors with 318 curves in just 11 miles. Continue on your journey and loop back around to Huffman Creek on the Cherohala Skyway which winds through mountaintop ridges of the Cherokee National Forrest. These views are certainly something to write home about. Be sure to bring your camera!

For the history buffs, you're just a short drive to Cherokee, North Carolina, home to the eastern Band of the Cherokee Tribe. Try your luck at Harrah's Cherokee Casino or visit one of the many restaurants, shops, and museums.

Embrace your inner adventurer and head down the Nantahala river. Featuring a combination of Class II and III rapids, there is something for the novice and full-on adrenaline junkie. Be sure to contact one of the multiple rafting companies in Bryson City to schedule your full day of adventure. Between white water rafting, ziplining, mountain biking, and horse back riding, you'll be ready to relax when you arrive back at Huffman Creek.

Enjoy the quieter side of your stay just steps outside of your door. Take a nap by the private river while you enjoy friends and family fishing for trout.

There is certainly nothing more therapeutic than curling up in your cabin during the occasional afternoon rain or warming up by your private fire and enjoying the modern convenience of a twilight movie.

Head down to the fire pit for an evening of stories, laughs, good eats, and of course, smores.

Huffman Creek's private residence offers an abundance of opportunity for the culinary enthusiast to prepare a quick picnic to take along for the day's hike or a full feast to celebrate a day of outdoor fun and relaxation.

Take a trip down a few winding gravel roads for an escape from the complexities of the daily grind and an opportunity to reconnect with nature. A trip to the Chestnut Lodge at Huffman Creek will revitalize the senses and relax the soul.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1986

About: Since 1986 our family has been escaping to the mountains of Robbinsville, North Carolina to reconnect with nature, explore, and of course create lifelong memories with our family. We have hiked every trail, taught our two boys to fish here, and shared endless gatherings with family and friends. Every season offers an exciting new set of adventures and scenery. The winter snow, spring wild flowers, summer trout, and fall leaves are just the beginning of what you can expect to find. We invite you to come create memories, share new adventures, and take in the sights and sounds of this nature escape.

Why Robbinsville, NC, USA:
After vacationing here as a child, we knew this was an experience we wanted to share with our children. Over the years, we searched for the perfect mountain home only to create our own private escape of several residences. Today we own four mountain homes in Robbinsville and look forward to sharing them with you, your family, and friends.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
When you arrive at the Chestnut Lodge on Huffman Creek, it may take you a few minutes to unwind. Grab your favorite book - or e-reader - head to the porch, hammock, or stream, and prepare for a trip of pure relaxation. Our favorite thing to do is prepare a 'breakfast extravaganza' each morning for the few early risers in the bunch. Prepare a pile of pancakes for those morning lovers and let the rest stay snuggled in bed. Best of all, by the time those morning lovers wrap up, the rest of us are about ready for a day of hiking, exploring, and sometimes napping. It's just the right size home to offer a good combination of gathering spaces and privacy.

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  • The Chestnut Lodge at Huffman Creek Retreat

    The Chestnut Lodge at Huffman Creek Retreat

  • Private hammock - Creekside

    Private hammock - Creekside

  • 2nd Floor Loft Bunk Beds

    2nd Floor Loft Bunk Beds

  • Master Bedroom - Main Floor

    Master Bedroom - Main Floor

  • 2nd Floor Loft Bunk Beds

    2nd Floor Loft Bunk Beds

  • Downstairs game room

    Downstairs game room

  • Private Fire Pit Overlooking Private Waterfall

    Private Fire Pit Overlooking Private Waterfall

  • Tree House at Huffman Creek Retreat

    Tree House at Huffman Creek Retreat

  • River crossing and private yard view

    River crossing and private yard view

  • Outdoor dining

    Outdoor dining

  • Junior Master - Downstairs

    Junior Master - Downstairs

  • Great room

    Great room

  • Private Fire Pit

    Private Fire Pit

  • Gourmet Kitchen

    Gourmet Kitchen

  • Private trail signs

    Private trail signs

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Tuesday, October 18, 2016

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Private Luxury Lodge on Large Mountain Estate Complete With Private Waterfall

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