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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:
July 21, 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 4.918919 based on 37 reviews

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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July 4th Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family is from Tampa, Florida. Most people spend July 4th at the beach. But we were looking for a change of scenery and wanted to unplug for a few days. We were lucky to find this gem of a cabin! This cabin was beautiful and so well taken care of. The owners called and checked on us to make sure we had everything we needed. Unbelievable! We hiked and whitewater rafted. We played monopoly, watched movies, grilled out and enjoyed a campfire. It was everything that we were looking for!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, comfortable, and fully equipped. Scenic mountain views. Convenient to lake and food.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time rafting, hiking and exploring. Many waterfalls to see. Visited family and dining at several locations was perfect. Cabin was very clean and fully equipped. Owners made contact upon arrival to check our needs and then left us to our vacation. Would definitely come again.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at the cabin, it was the most stocked place I have stayed using HomeAway so far. They had coffee, ice, soap for everything, makup wipes, hair dryer, washing machine, and the list goes on 😀. We had 4 adults, a baby, and dog and all fit well, with lots to do they provide games, books, stuffed animals, a fire pit, and tv. I would definitely recommend this cabin it's a great location, close to the lake and river with lots of swimming spots. The owners were really nice and just a phone call away if we needed anything

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Great cabin. Very clean and had everything stocked we could ask for. Didn't find anything in the online description that was missing/different. If fact, there was more there than we expected. Loved that it was so close to Bryson City and GSMNP. While it was close to the road, we didn't hear any traffic at night. The only disappointment was the burned out area nearby from the November 2016 fires, which is not the fault of the owners. We look forward to a return visit and know that those areas will be beautiful once again.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Great cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay! The cabin was so cute and well taken care of, the location was quiet and in a part of Nantahala that our family had not been aware of so it was fun to discover all the waterfalls, trails, and countryside. The owners were great! I would definitely recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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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

Topton Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 15 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

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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