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Conveniently located for fun and adventure.

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

Conveniently located for fun and adventure.
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 30 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Great Cabin, awesome accommodations. We will return.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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We absolutely loved our stay in gets a 10out of 10!!

  • 5 of 5

Richard and Barbara,

Everything was amazing in the cabin...just perfect!! It was beautiful on the inside and out, and perfectly cozy...the location was convenient, snuggled between adorable small towns that we was chilly that weekend so we didn't get to hike, but we enjoyed visits to a few of the local brew pubs...did some Christmas shopping and just took in the beautiful to see the tower...we really enjoyed the fireplace and the Christmas tree and decor. We were there for only two days, but will definitely come back and stay for a longer duration...Many thanks to you both and have a very Merry Christmas!! 🎅󱐼􎿻🎄󱀊Jackie and Al

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Wonderful,cozy and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful Thanksgiving in a lovely place! Very nice cabin with everything a person needs to have a peaceful,relaxing vacation!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Beautiful well equipped cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Pictures do not do justice! The cabin is warm with a beautiful front porch that we (including our setter furbaby) enjoyed while grilling out. Open floorplan makes for easy mingling in the kitchen to the living room. There is a bedroom downstairs by kitchen that is well appointed as well as a bathroom next to it. We stayed upstairs in the roomy loft which included a walk in closet. There were all sorts of supplies from paper supplies, soaps, shampoo/cond, all in one washer/dryer machine, everyday kitchen supplies and spices, the gas grill etc. House was clean when we arrived (a day earlier..thanks so much for accomodating!!) Lake Nantahala was less than 2miles from cabin. That is a must see and if you are here in the summer, a must swim! Gorgeous lake and marina right nearby with restaurant and water activities from boats to paddleboards. Nanatahala Outdoor Center also nearby and offers cafe/restaurants, kayaking, river rafting, shopping. There are several places along the drive next to river that you can park and explore. Please do as this was some of the most beautiful scenery. About a 30min drive to Waynesville. Very cool small town with breweries, restaurants, shops and activities surrounded by views of mountains. Asheville is about 20 min beyond that and always worth the daytrip but most of our time was spent relaxing and keeping it simple at the cabin! Thanks!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Very Comfortable Home

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Your home is very nicely decorated, very clean and comfortable with one of the best stocked kitchens and all the amenities of home in the bathrooms. Thank you so much.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Nice, pet-friendly cabin conveniently located near Nantahala Lake and the NOC.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our two night stay at this cabin which is conveniently located on a road between Nantahala Lake and the Nantahala Outdoor Center (about 20 minutes). The cabin was clean and comfortable. We enjoyed our time in the mountains and on the river. A nice weekend escape.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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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:
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Jan 1 2017 - Mar 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

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Topton Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
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
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • 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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