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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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

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 Topton

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 4.8913045 based on 46 reviews

It was so much fun and the cabin was perfect.

  • 5 of 5

Love love TNT vacation.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Great cabin ! Great owners

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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The place to stay

  • 4 of 5

Very nice cabin, well equipped with all we needed and for anything we might have forgotten. Neat and clean and I would recommend to anyone. Our only problem was the traffic out front was heavier than we expected. Thought this was going to be off on a side road.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A weekend in the mountains with our bikes

  • 5 of 5

We were two couples that hauled our bikes up to ride. My son also came at last minute. We had three vehicles and a variety of trailers. The drive accommodated them all. The driveway was not steep at all. I was even able to back the truck up it. The driveway is gravel, however that did not effect the bikes, we had no problems with the driveway and would stay there again. A nice and peaceful cabin.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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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: August 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: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $75
cleaning fee $65
Tax Rate 9.75%

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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