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Hot Tub And Deck Along Creek, Pet friendly, Close To NOC, Tsali, And Dragon

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Minimum Stay 2 nights

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About the property

1 Bedroom And 1 Bath With Kitchenette And Laundry Along A Creek On 9 Acres

This cozy cabin is tucked away on a quiet country road at the edge of a lovely 9 acre parcel of land. The cabin has beautiful wood tile floors, a a large deck overlooking a babbling brook, a hot tub, fire pit, a small kitchen, tiled shower, washer/dryer. This cabin is pet friendly and offers comfort and style. With 200 sf of space and an open concept u have everything u need tucked away in this TINY HOUSE. Small in size it is large in upgrades and amenities. The kitchen offers granite counter tops, a small refrigerator, small stove, and microwave. There is a washer/dryer stack for convenience. The bathroom has a lovely tiled shower with custom pebble floor and a travertine vessel sink with granite counter. There is a comfy queen bed with gorgeous custom made wood headboard and matching end tables. There is a small dining set inside and an outside dining table and benches on the large deck. The deck also has a hot tub and fire pit. There is a lovely creek that flows right beside the cabin. This cozy cabin sits on the corner of a 9 acre parcel that offers rolling hills and a lovely forest. There is a farmhouse on the 9 acres that is also available to rent called the Firefly Haven Creekside Lodge. The outdoor spaces for both cabins are situated in a way to maximize privacy for both.

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Michelle Shelby Spinneweber
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 10, 2017

About Michelle Shelby Spinneweber

I go by Shelby and I am a sagittarius:) Which makes me a lover of travel and adventure . I like to write, read, eat really good food in really nice or really unusual restaurants, and listen to all kinds of music (country, jazz, blues, classical, old rock) I appreciate a finely crafted cocktail and prefer "top shelf". My husband and I have 10 horses (mostly quarter horses) and we like to trail ride at the beach and numerous state parks. I am a fan of camping. I would like to work on the "glamping" thing. I work full time as a realtor in NE Florida. I specialize in St. Augustine which is the oldest city in the US! My work keeps me really busy but I like it as I get to work with buyers and sellers from all different walks of life and I get to see a lot of nice homes. I like renovation projects best as I love to see an old home with good bones get new life. In early life I grew up on 40 acres in Pennsylvania. I moved to S. Florida in the 80's and now live near St. Augustine, FL.

Michelle Shelby Spinneweber purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Michelle Shelby Spinneweber chose Smoky Mountains

My husband and I used to walk by this farm regulary when we would stay at our other vacation home and say wouldnt that be nice to have someday. And then one day there was a for sale sign in the yard and the rest is history. We love the acreage, So much room, so much privacy, so much beauty! We enjoy the sound of the creek as it slowly meanders through the property and we love to see the wildlife as it appears. We were also very sold on the easy access and the convenience of the location to all the area's ammenities and activities! This lil cabin in one of two cabins on this huge and private property. It was formerly a dog grooming parlor. I did a complete renovation of the building and made sure to squeeze in every ammenity and upgrade I could think of when I was bringing this adorable 200sf of space to life!

What makes this cabin unique

Super close to NOC, Lake Fontana, Smokey Mountain Railroad. Super easy access on a paved road and gravel road with plenty of room to park vehicles and or a boat. Really quiet and peaceful setting but so close to so many wonderful things to do!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Get ready to enjoy an amazing retreat to the mountains! Hoot Owl has an amazing view and spacious room all at an affordable rate! The house was clean and tidy when we got there making it easy to transition to relaxation. The hot tub makes for an amazing late night get away under the stars or just an all around beautiful hang out spot. This is definitely a place my family and I will be traveling back to for many years
Dec 2016
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Hot Tub And Deck Along Creek, Pet friendly, Close To NOC, Tsali, And Dragon
average rating of 4.888889 based on 12 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We stayed 3 nights and loved it! The hot tub was very relazing, the inside of the cabin is gorgeous and there is another place near by but we only saw them when we were going somewhere, so it was very peaceful. We really enjoyed it and the scenery was beautiful.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Lovely little cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Creekside Cricket, nice amenities in cabin, one of the perks for me was a washer and dryer which came in handy, as we did a lot of outdoor stuff! Very comfortable and convenient to so many things. Like a little Doll House, perfect for us and our 2 little dogs!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Perfect little cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Had a absolutely wonderful stay! We booked 5 nights and wished we had more time here. The cabin is very well updated with all the amenities which made our stay very comfortable. The property the cabin is on is spacious and our 2 dogs loved playing outside everyday! Tough to leave as we had made some wonderful memories, and we are looking forward to our next vacation here!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Just Wow!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing weekend! The area is beautiful and secluded but within minutes to NOC and shopping. Accommodations were beyond perfect and the hot tub was a great end to each wonderful day! Highly recommend!

Jan G.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Quiet, Beautiful, and so Relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I booked "Creekside Cricket", for 3 nights, for our 2 year wedding anniversary. It was absolutely wonderful.

The house itself is beautiful! The layout and design is so unique and worked out perfect for us. We loved the beautiful wood floors, the relaxing, stone floor shower, and the awesome little kitchen area. I would advise if you are staying for longer than 3 days to bring yourself a ice chest/large cooler to keep your perishable food items in. The fridge/freezer provided is very nice, but it is very small and can barely fit a medium pizza box inside it. So if you like to cook or save lots of takeout for later, bring a cooler.

The house sits on a gorgeous piece of property and it's very peaceful and private. We became skeptical of this when we first arrived because the gravel drive to other houses runs within feet of the house and there's another home within 500yds away, BUT it was never an issue. The only time I ever heard a car come down the drive was when I was standing outside, and I literally only seen it drive by one time. The little creek running by the bedroom window is so peaceful to hear at night and it's so relaxing to hear it rain on that tin roof.

The location of the house is very remote, but man the views in the surrounding area are fantastic. The commute to all the activities ranges from 15-30 minutes away which is perfect if you're looking for somewhere peaceful and away from the crowds.

Last, but not least, is the host herself. Shelby was a wonderful host! Any question we had was answered quickly. She goes above and beyond to make sure her guests are well taken care of, and that is NOT something you will find in any of those hotels/resorts. If you don't think this house is for you I would recommend talking to her to see if she has any other properties in the area that would better suit you.

My wife and I plan on coming back again soon and we both highly recommend booking this place before we book it out for the year haha. Hope this review is helpful!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mount Holly

Beautiful TINY HOUSE

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were looking for a place to get away from it all and rest. We had just moved our two children to college and moved ourselves. We were exhausted. Creekside Cricket offered just what we needed. It was very clean and offered updated amenities.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Car: necessary

The cabin is just 15 minutes to both Nantahayla Outdoor Center, white water rafting, horseback riding, Bryson City, Great Smokey Mountain Railroad, Tsali, and Great Smokey Mountain National Park. Cherokee with it's casino and many activities is only 30 minutes away. Deals Gap and Tail of the Dragon is only 25 minutes away.


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50
Pet Fee $25
Refundable damage deposit $100
Property Damage Protection $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Almond Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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