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Best Sunrise View In Georgia, 3 Fireplaces, Unbelievably Peaceful

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Magnificent Views From All 3 Stories. 3 Bed/3 Bath Plus Bunk Beds. Large Table.

The main attraction is the view outside but we hope you'll enjoy the inside as well. When the sun rises you will often be treated to a giant lake of fog just below fed by Lake Nottely. At an elevation of 2,211 feet above sea level we have a panoramic view of the tallest mountains in Georgia.

We recently did a major basement project and made sure to include some 100 year old reclaimed wood for an accent wall and two barn doors. The bathroom on that floor features a fully tiled shower and custom made vanity. Bunk beds were also custom made for the space and there is a gas log fireplace.

The top floor features a master suite with king sized bed and large bathroom with separate tub and shower. There is a small loft space with just enough room to enjoy a good book while looking down on the spectacular view.

The main floor includes a guest room with queen sized bed, full bathroom, laundry closet, kitchen, dining room and living area with gas fireplace. The furniture in this space has just been updated with a new reclining sofa and loveseat and a new rug. The sliding glass doors open to a wraparound deck with wood fireplace, outdoor dining area and gas grill. The lower level also has a wraparound deck as well as a bedroom with queen sized bed, tiled bathroom and shower, bunk bed area and a large recreational room with gas fireplace and fold out sofa.

Outside there is space for 3 vehicles to park comfortably.

The cabin is situated on a mountain ridge along with 6 other cabins. There are a few more located on the road up the mountain. The neighborhood is quiet but there are a couple of full time residents that are able to help in case of an emergency. Access is easy for any typical vehicle except in extreme winter weather. You will be far enough away from town to not hear any traffic but within reasonable driving distance of three towns with grocery stores, restaurants and other necessities. Blue Ridge and Blairsville Georgia are each 20 minutes away as well as Murphy, NC. If you love BBQ check out Joe's BBQ in Blue Ridge which recently won the honor of Best BBQ in the country from a major national website.

More Details

Chris Abernathy
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Chris Abernathy

We live in Alabama for now but one day we will retire to A Walk in the Clouds.

Chris Abernathy purchased this cabin in 2011

Why Chris Abernathy chose Morganton

We started visiting the area on whitewater rafting trips and just fell in love with the beauty and serenity of the mountains as well as the town of Blue Ridge. After looking at several properties that would have been good choices we visited this one and knew we wanted it before we even walked inside. The view was so much better than anything else we had found that we spent several minutes on the deck before we went in. The inside turned out to be exactly what we wanted also with plenty of room to host friends and family very comfortably.

What makes this cabin unique

You can't say enough about the near-180 degree view of the tallest mountains in Georgia. The complete lack of traffic noise really helps to let you know you are definitely not in the city anymore. If you are looking for outdoor fun it is never far away. Rent a boat (or bring your own) to enjoy Lake Nottely (you can see it from the cabin) or any of the other lakes in the area. Hike or bike on trails to see stunning waterfalls. Raft, kayak or tube down any (or all) of the nearby rivers. Take a day trip to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park or snow skiing at Cataloochee. Discover some exceptional culinary treats at unique restaurants. You can even take your chances in the new casino 25 minutes away in Murphy, NC.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We fell in love with the Georgia mountains! We absolutely loved, loved, loved the cabin in the clouds. The owners were very nice and helpful, and the cabin had everything we needed for our stay. They even referred us to a farmer from whom we were able to buy fresh eggs! Our grandchildren came for the first week and they were fascinated with all the electronics and games. This is definitely the place for rest, relaxation, fun. My favorite activity was watching for wildlife and trying to identify wildflowers, which were blooming on the mountain. Thanks for the opportunity to experience the peaceful Georgia mountains.
May 2015
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Morganton Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs - toilet , tub , shower
    Main floor - toilet , shower
    Down stairs - toilet , shower
  • Upstairs bathroom is very large with a soaking tub and walk-in shower. Main floor bathroom has a walk-in shower. Down stairs bathroom has a tiled shower with river rock floor and sliding glass doors.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Upstairs - 1 king
    Main floor - 1 queen
    Down stairs - 1 queen
  • Master bedroom is upstairs with a King size bed. It features a large private bathroom with shower and large tub. Main floor bedroom has a queen size bed and is directly across from a bathroom with shower. Down stairs bedroom has a queen size bed and is beside the bunk bed area and a bathroom with shower.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Best Sunrise View In Georgia, 3 Fireplaces, Unbelievably Peaceful
average rating of 4.9117646 based on 35 reviews

Great view!

  • 5 of 5

The view of this cabin definitely does not disappoint! Far enough out of the town to feel secluded and enjoy the quiet, but close enough to enjoy the offerings of downtown Blue Ridge (Joe's BBQ was delicious!) We enjoyed our trip and Chris is incredibly responsive to messages and really cares that you enjoy your stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ashley! I'm glad you had a great trip and hope you can come again.
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Beautiful view! Loved outside fireplace!

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay. Downstairs was absolutely beautiful, main floor was adequate. Furniture could be updated. We had a lot of rain so gutters around the porch would have been nice. The view is the seller for this home. Our family enjoyed the big dining room table for meals and games. Thank you for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying and for your suggestions. We have replaced the sofa and chair on the main floor with a new powered reclining sofa and loveseat so we have more (and more comfortable) seating. We have been attempting to add gutters for a while now but the people we have contacted have not shown up. We are continuing to work on that.
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Gorgeous views, awesome home

  • 5 of 5

We were so impressed with the house, the views, as well as how accommodating the owner was. A day or so before our trip, I wanted to make sure there were carbon monoxide detectors (paranoid first time Mom) and the owner ordered them and had them installed before our arrival. The views are outstanding and the house was very clean. We especially loved the basement! Thanks for a great trip.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic cabin!

  • 5 of 5

My family rented this cabin for Christmas and had a wonderful time! We’ve rented cabins in Blue Ridge for years and this is one we’ll definitely come back to. The cabin was beautifully decorated for Christmas. The views were truly panoramic... the best we’ve experieced in BR. The cookware was all very nice and everything was very clean. My only suggestion would be to add a hot tub or a fire pit to be able to enjoy the outside a little more. The road is windy and steep on the way up... we arrived at night so it was a little scary, but had no trouble finding the place. We can’t wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you had a great Christmas at our cabin and look forward to hosting you again. We did consider a fire pit but decided that our outdoor fireplace on the deck is a safer option due to forest fires. Thank you for staying with us!
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AMAZING Vacation Home!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely LOVED this home! The split level design was perfect for our family and I loved that the Master Suite was upstairs by itself. Do yourself a favor and book this place. We loved the views, the outside fireplace, the amazingly stocked kitchen, the location, the downstairs 'man cave' (as my kids called it), the games, movies, throw blankets, just everything really. The owner was great at communicating. We had so much fun relaxing, watching movies, catching up, and hanging out together. I HIGHLY recommend this location and home.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful and quiet

  • 5 of 5

A very nice place to relax and recharge,

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Nearest Airport
121 Miles
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Butternut Creek Golf Course, Blairsville, GA
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Cucina Rustica
Nearest Ski
91 Miles
Cataloochee Ski Area, Maggie Valley, NC
Car: necessary

New to the area... Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino & Hotel is located near Murphy, North Carolina. Just 30 minutes away from your mountain getaway.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $90 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

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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