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Fantastic Mountain Views! NO EXTRA CHARGE for holidays

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Fantastic Mountain Views!

Though the beds are comfy, you may just want to get up early anyway, to view the magical display of the ever-changing, ethereal mist as it appears to rise from out of the mountains. While rocking on the large front porch, enjoy too, the majestic sunsets as the fireflies dance into the summer night. Or have fun roasting marshmallows by the campfire pit outside! The fall scenery is also breathtaking. Our cabin is newer, cozy, with exceptional detail to cleanliness, and located near the top of the mountain, with amazing views, 800 sq feet, 2 bed/2 bath, sleeps 6 with queen pullout couch. Queen beds are in the bedrooms as well. The open-concept living area has 15 ft- high cedar ceilings, hardwood floors and views from every room. It is fully furnished, with central heat/ac + a fully equipped kitchen, including a DISHWASHER.

Some of the nearby activities and points of interest are the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, the John Campbell Folk School, the Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest, Lake Santeetlah, Lake Hiawassee, The Biltmore, the Saturday Morning Market in downtown Murphy, and the Smoky Mountain Railroad, for starters. Enjoy hiking, biking, zip lining, or boating and swimming in the beautiful blue-green lakes nearby. There's white-water rafting, tubing, gem-mining, golfing, horseback riding, fishing, shopping, summer and fall festivals, even winter skiing and snow tubing.The Murphy area offers some of the best trout, bass, walleye and striper fishing in the southeast. Excellent trout fishing can be found in the Valley River only 2.5 miles from the cabin. The area is renowned for its fall foliage, and has been compared to New England as its colors unfold in autumn. The cabin will accommodate couples or families. Need space for more, or do some want their own privacy? Ask about our agreement with the cabin owners nearby - we may be able to help. We hope you will enjoy our "Woodland Mist" cabin as much as we do!

More Details

Dinah DiCataldo
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

About Dinah DiCataldo

Having moved to Florida from NJ, we then came halfway back to purchase this cabin in NC. We missed the change of seasons, wanted to escape the heat, and generally "unplug".

Dinah DiCataldo purchased this cabin in 2005

Why Dinah DiCataldo chose Murphy

We live full time in Florida, so purchased this cabin to enjoy the magnificent scenery, the change of seasons, and the wonderful "small-town" feel and friendliness that abounds here. We have made many wonderful family memories here - it's my granddaughter's "favorite place in the whole world!"

What makes this cabin unique

The views are stunning- we often stay home to eat instead of going out, enjoying leisurely cooking, or grilling out in the mountain air. Folks would pay top dollar for such a seat at a table in a restaurant -- and we have it right here! The cabin is situated among several others on the mountain, spaced appropriately apart, so that you have privacy, but yet are not completely cut off from civilization.


Murphy Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Each bedroom has its own bath.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
**Note: The road up the mountain is a well- maintained, singe - lane gravel road, which can be considered somewhat steep in certain areas. (This is "out in the country", after all!) New HOA rules now stipulate no motorcycles, ATV's or trailers allowed. A 4-WD drive vehicle is not absolutely necessary, but is recommended. Please feel free to call 727-408-7087 with any questions.


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Fantastic Mountain Views! NO EXTRA CHARGE for holidays
average rating of 4.8139534 based on 43 reviews
Glen Mills, PA

Special place in the mountains for a Solar Eclipse event.

  • 5 of 5

Dinah’s cabin was the perfect place for our family’s solar eclipse adventure. Prior to arrival Dinah provided much useful local information, with prompt responses to questions.The cabin is well equipped, clean and extremely well cared for, as noted when there was an issue with the air conditioner that was instantly addressed. Our family had an amazing solar eclipse day, watching the moon’s shadow on the mountains as it approached and then totality as it covered the sun. White water rafting and zip lining among the other activities the grandchildren enjoyed during our stay. Yes, I would definitely recommend Dinah’s cabin in Marble. Thank you for allowing us to stay in your mountain cabin for this very special event.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi again Maureen, Thank you very much for the wonderful and descriptive review! I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay at the cabin, were able to witness the solar eclipse, knowing how much you looked forward to it! You are very courteous renters and are welcome back anytime! Thank you again, Dinah
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Great Mt. Cabin

  • 4 of 5

We just loved the view from the front porch! The cabin was cute and cozy. It was very well equipped. We navigated the driveway with a big time we will bring our smaller car! I give it 4 stars☆☆☆☆ out of 5!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Nancy, for the nice review. You're welcome back anytime; glad you enjoyed the cabin. Dinah
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The Perfect Place

  • 5 of 5

We Loved this property! Beautiful Mountain View’s. It was very clean and had everything you could possible need. I would definitely stay again 😊👍🏻

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Angela. I do strive to keep it nice. And, thank you for the photos of your family enjoying the front porch view; it makes it so much more personal! You were a joy and are welcome back any time! Dinah
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Gorgeous mountain views..cabin cute & cozy. I stayed for a month and found the cabin had everything!

  • 5 of 5

I wanted a quiet getaway for a month, while I searched for a home of my own. Awesome views. .well equipped cabin..and I found my own home!! YaY! Thanks Dinah😀🍷

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Debbie, I'm so glad everything worked out for you, and that you enjoyed the cabin, of course. Thank you so much for the nice review, and maybe we will meet up there sometime as neighbors! ☺ Thanks again for choosing our cabin, Dinah
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Working Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This was a working retreat for me so I was looking for solitude, peace and quiet which is exactly what I received. The morning temperatures were fantastic for me to sit on the porch with my morning coffee and do my devotions. In fact, temperatures allowed me to have the windows open and the A/C off. It did rain most of the week while I was there, which made me the perfect person to have this week since my plan was to stay there and work - no sight seeing - so to everyone who goes there to sight see... you're welcome! Thank you, Dinah, for sharing your wonderful cabin with me. I look forward to going back for a planned vacation week with my family. Blessings, David, your former FNC

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear David, thank you for the extensive, informative and kind review. I'm glad that, despite the rain (or perhaps because of!) you were able to complete your tasks, and that you enjoyed your time at the cabin. Looking forward to having you back again! 😊 All the best to you, Dinah
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Amazing !!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I absolutely loved this place, it was super clean, super cozy and better yet right on top of a mountain with amazing views to wake up to ! I will stay there again next time definitely worth it! Also Dinah the owner extremely helpful with information to get around and things to do in the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Anderson, what a lovely review, thank you very much! I enjoyed getting to know you, and suggesting things for you to do. Thank you again for choosing our cabin for your stay. You and your family are welcome back anytime! Best Regards, Dinah
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $50
Tax Rate 10.75%

This is a family-owned cabin. Our wish is that you respect it as such while you enjoy your stay, so that we may continue to enjoy it, too.

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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