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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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2017


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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(37 traveler reviews)

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Bear Necessity Log Cabin - Trout Pond, Waterfall
average rating of 4.675676 based on 37 reviews


  • 4 of 5

The cabin was clean and a great price. About 15 minutes from casino. The pond has a lot of grass growing up, but if you want to fish across the road through the vacated lot is the river which is very nice. I would recommend this cabin

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I would highly recommend this place. We would come back again.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very enjoyable stay!

  • 5 of 5

I don't think this cabin could have been much better. The location is private and relaxing, but it is not far from town (Murphy, about 7 miles). We were only minutes away from relatives in both NC and GA. The cabin was just the right size and had all the essentials. The stream and pond and the nearby river were pleasant surroundings and the neighbors were friendly but not intrusive. We will be returning to the area soon and will try to stay here again if it is available.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great communication with the owner and easy check in and check out.

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time at this cabin. It was very clean and in a very nice community. My only complaints would be that all the porch bulbs were blown and even though there were three grills on the property 2 were filled with active wasp nests. The beds were comfortable (loft bed is very firm but I liked it), the towels were clean and soft, and the porches were a great place to relax. There were two Great Danes and a puppy that visited us every day from the house up the road and they were a lot of fun to play in the yard with. Thank you for a great weekend.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 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: September 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: August 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
Refundable 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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