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Conveniently located for fun and adventure.

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin has living/dining/kitchen area, gas fireplace, two bedrooms,2 bathrooms

You will love our log cabin with it's two bedrooms, each with it's own tv, two baths, living/dining/kitchen area as a place to relax after hiking, trout fishing, seeing the sites and the many other adventures the area provides. While on scenic drives one can visit waterfalls, the Wayah Fire Tower, built by the CC Corp during the Great Depression, where one can enjoy extensive long range views or hike to the Wesser Tower and spend an hour or so on the large viewing platform. Both towers are located along the Appalachian Trail. Buck's Nest Cabin is conveniently located off Wayah Road just one mile from beautiful Lake Nantahala. Nantahala River, a Blue Ribbon Trout Stream, is only 4 miles away. Relax on the deck of our cabin after a hiking either the Bartram Trail or Appalachian Trail, rafting the Nantahala River, gem mining in Franklin, or taking a scenic drive through our lovely mountains. Maybe you would like to roast a hotdog at the outdoor firepit The historic Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC is the most visited private home in the US and easily a one day excursion. Our kitchen is equipped for all your cooking needs and a gas grill on the deck is also available. If one is very observant, deer and wild turkey can be spotted on the adjacent property. We now have Wi-Fi and cell service. A new heat pump/air-conditioning unit just added.

Physical address is: Phone:828/557-6072

6 Bucks Nest Drive

Topton, NC 28781

More Details

Richard and Barbara Baldwin
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About Richard and Barbara Baldwin

Barbara and I are retired educators and live near the cabin. After retiring I purchased a woodmizers sawmill and cut the logs from our farm that are now in the cabin. We love to travel and have visited almost all of the states including Alaska. We have not yet explored the northeast, but plan to soon. Both are graduates of Nantahala High School and post graduates of Western Carolina University.

Richard and Barbara Baldwin purchased this cabin in 2004

Why Richard and Barbara Baldwin chose Smoky Mountains

Our cabin is centrally located for fun and adventure in the outdoors. Nantahala Lake is within a mile, the Nantahala River is just 4 miles away and offers Blue Ribbon trout fishing, kayaking, rafting, zip lining, gem mining, and excellent restaurants. Harrah's Casino is only an hour away and a new one is under construction close by in Murphy. The Appalachian and Bartram Trailheads are just down the road. This is our community and we love it because of the people and their laid back nature and easy living. And, all the four season's with flowers of spring, cool breezes of summers, the outstanding colors of fall, and winter brings it own beauty, especially when snow covers the mountains.

What makes this cabin unique

Easily accessible year around, only a couple of hours from Atlanta, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Asheville, Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. The Great Smoky Mountain National Park is nearby.


Topton Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • 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
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The downstairs bath is off the main floor and next door to the bedroom with a full shower. The bath upstairs adjoins the bedroom and has tub/shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Two bedrooms with log beds with outdoor themes. The top bedroom has a queen bed. The other has a full bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Conveniently located for fun and adventure.
average rating of 4.904762 based on 42 reviews

Brilliant stars and perfect view of 2017 solar eclipse

  • 4 of 5

Lovely cabin with more room than our small party (of two adults and Zeke the dog) needed, but still cozy-feeling. The cabin also included more than we needed to sleep comfortably, prepare and enjoy the food we brought, relax, and peruse books about the history and ecology of West North Carolina. We appreciated the Buck's Nest Journal, in which guests could share tips and adventure suggestions with future guests, and the binder of helpful information about the cabin, area, and our hosts. All of us, including Zeke, loved the porch.

We traveled to Buck's Nest to view the solar eclipse; it was a spectacular show in a perfect setting. Other than that, we hiked and visited the lake, but we didn't take advantage of other outdoor activities available within a few miles of the cabin.

Note to those traveling with dogs: We didn't worry about Zeke going into the road in front of the cabin, as he listens to our call under most circumstances. However, we did keep close control of him because two dogs visited the cabin, separately. Unknown, loose dogs fall outside city-dog Zeke's "most circumstances."

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Cabin, everything provided, nice beds, furniture

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay. Was close to the rafting, horseback riding, and hiking we did. Unfortunately it rained alot while there. Cabin was beautiful, comfortable, and clean. Only thing I would change is the washer/dryer machine. A separate washer and dryer instead of a machine that does both would be less complicated and more convenient if one needs only to dry clothes. If one really wants to get away from the fast pace and noise of more urban areas this will work.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place and a great location

  • 5 of 5

Loved the cabin. very clean. Location to rafting was perfect. Absolutely no complaints.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orlando, Fl

We had a lovely stay at Bucks Nest. Conveniently located to area activities.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin contained all one would need to have a nice stay - appliances, silverware, electronics, washer/dryer, grill, fire pit, etc.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Southern Pines, North Carolina/USA

Perfect for a quick, cool getaway in the mountains. Yes, the road is close...but

  • 5 of 5

It really didn't matter.

The road is not really heavily travelled and for the cost of the cabin plus the amenities, you really cannot go wrong. This was a super place to base for the NOC and Upper Nantahala area, as well as Fontana Lake and Nantahala Lake. We were able to find fabulous places to swim and play with the dogs and had some great hikes.

The cabin is outfitted with just about everything you could need. The linens are nice (usually have sand paper for sheets in rentals!) and the furniture is all comfortable. Great space for two to four people, but more would be tough.

Loved having two full baths!

Connectivity through Wifi and cell phone is spotty--no fault of the cabin, that's just how Satellite works in the mountains, so I'd suggest people have directions to where they'd like to go before arriving.

Overall, we loved it. Would visit again and have told friends!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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restful stay

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed out stay, the cabin location is centered near all the actives we wanting to do. It is easy to get to and even though it is near the road you don't hear the traffic. The guys loved sitting on the front porch and watching the birds and listening the nearby creek. We got the much needed break from the busy world. The cabin was clean and well stock with all the little items you may need. Total thumbs up....

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Nantahala River
"The Nantahala River is widely know for it's blue ribbon trout fly fishing and canoeing/kayak..."
Nantahala National Forest
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Western Regional Airport, Andrews, Nc
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Andrews, NC
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Murphy, NC
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Great Smoky Mountain Railway
Nearest Motorway
Wayah Road
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Lake's End (seasonal)
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Catalouchee, Maggie Valley, NC
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65
Damage Deposit $75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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