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

Bedrooms 1
Space 200 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


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.

More Details

Michelle Shelby Spinneweber
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

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 Almond

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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Almond Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
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
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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Hot Tub And Deck Along Creek, Pet friendly, Close To NOC, Tsali, And Dragon
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 26 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Is so pretty i got to see the snow!!!!

Viewings are amazing of night stars...

My husband and I had amazing relax vacation on the cabin.....

Thank you looking forward for a next winter vacation in the cabin ...

The cabin has everything you need!!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Louisville, KY

Great Little Cabin in a beautiful location!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for our anniversary. Was in a great location and very clean! Shelby was helpful and responsive! The hot tub was great! We would recommend to anyone. Lots of space for our dog to run around and explore.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfection in the woods!

  • 5 of 5

Wanted a weekend getaway for a wedding anniversary- this was perfect. So secluded but yet close to Bryson City, so we could enjoy our time in this adorable town when needed. This tiny house was perfect for just the two of us! (My only suggestion might be to get new towels and sheets - seemed a little old and worn)...but other than that- perfection!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Walden South.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Both inside and out. So peaceful.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Asheville, North Carolina, USA


  • 5 of 5

I'd like to keep this hideaway secret, like to return again and again without waiting in line....but I'd also like to thank the owners for creating such a lovely, safe, and peaceful place for guests to enjoy. I wanted a week alone, with my small dog, to spend time on my writing. I read the reviews, compared rentals in the area, and chose Creekside Cricket. I couldn't have been luckier. The setting is well maintained and gorgeous, the cabin so well designed that I never wanted more space. Everything in the cabin, from the dishes (matching!), cups and knives, to the furniture, were nice, well chosen. The cabin shares property with another rental house, which is close by, but the closeness never felt invasive. It is just a wonderful piece of property with the two rentals, fruit trees, lots of birds, a creek that my dog loved, well maintained fields, fireflies, quiet. I was alone and felt perfectly safe with the surroundings. The owners were a text away, and immediately responsive to questions, inquiries. I hated to leave my little hideaway, but I will certainly return...if you don't get there first.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were a pleasure to host at the Creekside Cricket! I enjoyed our conversations and sharing of pics:) Thanks for appreciating all the hard work and little details it took to put my lil nest together! I hope to see u again and stay in touch! Would nice to meet up sometime when I am in Asheville or u r at my place during one of my stays at our other cabin.
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Spectacular. We're coming back!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful appointed beautifully designed home that was so amazingly functional and tucked in privacy. We're coming back! Loved the hot tube, all upgrades and location, location, location! Shelby is a gracious and accommodating hostess. Great vibes!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 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.




Additional information about rental rates

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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