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Bear Necessity Log Cabin - Trout Pond, Waterfall

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3-5)

This cabin is a two-story, authentic red cedar log cabin nestled in a cozy cove in a private community in the Smoky Mountains. It is located on one and one-half acres five miles from downtown Murphy. Easy access year round. It features hardwood floors, two bedrooms (one loft), and a spacious great room with high-vaulted ceiling, kitchen, dining, and bath.

Relax to the sounds of the running spring-fed stream and waterfall. The split-level redwood deck overlooks the trout pond. Also within a very short walking distance to the Nottely River and another community lake for picnicing, swimming, and fishing. There is also a large lot across the street from the cabin that has direct, personal access to the Nottley River with a private deck, and stairs down to the Nottley River.

Keywords: Log Cabin

More Details

Kirby Shaw
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017


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Car: necessary


Murphy Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Electric fireplace stove. Access to Nottley River with deck


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(33 traveler reviews)

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Bear Necessity Log Cabin - Trout Pond, Waterfall
average rating of 4.6969695 based on 33 reviews


  • 4 of 5

Thank you for sharing your place with us! It was clean and enjoyable! Great for a weekend of fun! Nice neighborhood!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We really enjoyed our stay.

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed staying at "The Bear Necessity". The cabin was immaculately clean, the towels were very nice, and the shower had amazing water pressure! The floors were a bit creaky, but that's to be expected in a log cabin. I was looking forward to fishing in the pond next to the cabin but it's more of a bog garden than fishing pond. I did enjoy listening to the frogs. We would certainly stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute, clean and completely stocked

  • 5 of 5

Adorable, clean, very nice attentive owners, had everything you need. I would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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nice stay

  • 3 of 5

We had a very nice stay at your cabin. The pond was a disappointment. It was almost grown up. Scared to walk around it, because it looked snaky. Also, disappointed that we had to take our own trash away. Did not know that until we got there. We didn't have a truck, so had to put it in the trunk of the car...and of course, it smelled! Did not get an access card to the convenient center, so therefore,we went the day before to check and see if we could dump our garbage. The people were very nice and allowed us to bring it our last day. Also, the yard was not mowed until we had been there 3 or 4 days. The grass was high and didn't feel safe for the dogs to walk around the yard.

The cabin was very, very clean and comfortable! 'We did feel at home and safe while inside the cabin.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5


  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

We overall really enjoyed our stay here. The cabin is in a great location, decorated very cute, love the catch and release pond and the peaceful walks we were able to take. Cabin had everything we needed and I appreciated the coffee filters! We had some issues with wasps that are surrounding the house and the owners were quick to come out to try to fix the problem. Only suggestion I would have, would be to house cleaning. Rug and couch needs to be vacuumed, cobwebs need to be cleaned up and the upstairs bedding hadn't been changed and was covered in hair. But not a big issue at all as there was extra bedding in the dresser so I changed it! We would rent here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Pet Fee $10
Damage Deposit $150

Pet Friendly , extra (fully refundable) pet security fee of 100. We ask that pets be kept off furniture and bedding and that they are crated if left unattended.

Pay by check or money order. If reserving in advance, security and rental due (payable to Kirby Shaw and mailed to 1121 Beach Cove Road, Warne, NC 28909) three weeks prior to check-in date. Refundable security check is not cashed but is mailed back to renter if the cabin checks out in good condition after renter check out date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.