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Glamping Barn - Creekside w/ Outdoor Kitchen & Fire pit - Better Than Pinterest!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths2
Space 800 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 8 nights


About the property

Two Sleeping Lofts with Private Hiking Trails and Creekside Fire pit

Nestled on a private mountain retreat in the heart of Appalachia, The Barn at Huffman Creek offers the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life for those looking to embrace a real Appalachian experience. Awake to the sounds of the creek, hike miles of private trails, prepare supper in the outside kitchen, and bring the day to a close as you toast marshmallows under the stars.

The home features two sleeping lofts. The main loft has a private half bath and queen size bed and the other loft offers two twin size beds.

With both an indoor and outdoor kitchen for your enjoyment, this is the spot that family tends to come together. Kick off the day with an outdoor pancake extravaganza and watch the fireflies at night as you wrap up with dessert.

From Huffman Creek, you're only moments to the secluded waters of Lake Santeelah. The lake boasts almost an entirely undeveloped shoreline with 75% being home to National Forest. With a restricted number of residence, the quiet lake is ideal for boating, fishing, swimming, and any of your favorite water sports. Boat and jet ski rentals are available throughout the spring and summer seasons at Santeetlah Marina.

Take a short drive to Highway 129 and take on the adventure of driving the 'Tail of the Dragon.' The world renowned road is a challenge even for the greatest road warriors with 318 curves in just 11 miles. Continue on your journey and loop back around to Huffman Creek on the Cherohala Skyway which winds through mountaintop ridges of the Cherokee National Forrest. These views are certainly something to write home about. Be sure to bring your camera!

For the history buffs, you're just a short drive to Cherokee, North Carolina, home to the eastern Band of the Cherokee Tribe. Try your luck at Harrah's Cherokee Casino or visit one of the many restaurants, shops, and museums.

Embrace your inner adventurer and head down the Nantahala river. Featuring a combination of Class II and III rapids, there is something for the novice and full-on adrenaline junkie. Be sure to contact one of the multiple rafting companies in Bryson City to schedule your full day of adventure. Between white water rafting, ziplining, mountain biking, and horse back riding, you'll be ready to relax when you arrive back at Huffman Creek.

Enjoy the quieter side of your stay just steps outside of your door. Take a nap in one of the hammocks by the private river while you enjoy friends and family fishing for trout.

There is certainly nothing more therapeutic than curling up in your cabin during the occasional afternoon rain or warming up by your private fire.

Head down to the fire pit for an evening of stories, laughs, good eats, and of course, smores.

The Barn at Huffman Creek Retreat offers an abundance of opportunity for the culinary enthusiast to prepare a quick picnic to take along for the day's hike or a full feast to celebrate a day of outdoor fun and relaxation.

Take a trip down a few winding gravel roads for an escape from the complexities of the daily grind and an opportunity to reconnect with nature. A trip to the Barn at Huffman Creek will revitalize the senses and relax the soul.

More Details

Hunter Turner
Member since: 2014
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Hunter Turner

Since 1986 our family has been escaping to the mountains of Robbinsville, North Carolina to reconnect with nature, explore, and of course create lifelong memories with our family. We have hiked every trail, taught our two boys to fish here, and shared endless gatherings with family and friends. Every season offers an exciting new set of adventures and scenery. The winter snow, spring wild flowers, summer trout, and fall leaves are just the beginning of what you can expect to find. We invite you to come create memories, share new adventures, and take in the sights and sounds of this nature escape.

Hunter Turner purchased this cabin in 1986

Why Hunter Turner chose Robbinsville

After vacationing here as a child, we knew this was an experience we wanted to share with our children. Over the years, we searched for the perfect mountain home only to create our own private escape of several residences. Today we own four mountain homes in Robbinsville and look forward to sharing them with you, your family, and friends.

What makes this cabin unique

Location, location, location. Located in the heart of the Smokies, minutes to miles or private hiking trails, the best driving roads in the country, national and state parks, rivers, lakes, and streams galore, an abundance of wildlife, and even a world class casino, there isn't a better place to experience Appalachia!


Robbinsville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Main Floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Master Loft
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Outdoor
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Loft 1 - 1 queen , 1/2 Bath Also located in this Loft. Accessible by ladder.
    Loft 2 - 2 twin/ single , Accessible by ladder
  • Games
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
For additional activities and services, please contact our Mountain Concierge, BJ. He can provide firewood, property knowledge, grocery services, local trout, and an abundance of Appalachian tales.


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average rating of 4.5 based on 4 reviews

Perfect Wedding Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had the most incredible wedding at the Huffman Creek Retreat. We rented all four cabins which were spread out enough to provide each of our family members to have privacy but still within walking distance of one another. Since we had a few more family members than would all fit into the four cabins we also worked with the booking team at Huffman to secure two other cabins within a short distance of the retreat. The wedding turned into a several day event which all started with a casual welcome party and fish fry at "The Barn." Listening to the rush of the river under twinkling lights and then enjoying the campfire was simply picturesque. When our wedding day came, we had the reception and ceremony set up in the riverside lawn of the Chestnut Lodge. The owners allowed us to construct a beautiful arch from the property's trees and with the natural backdrop of the waterfall I can't even begin to explain what a magical experience it was. All in we had just under 50 guests and the property was just perfect. Every question we had was answered promptly, every request we had was completed with grace, and the overall wedding weekend was so much more than we could have ever imagined. If Southern Living meets natural beauty is the theme you are going for, this is the perfect place for your special day. I'd be happy to share photos with anyone interested. Just get in touch with the owners and they will pass them along. I can't say enough about what this place has come to mean to us and I'm so grateful we happened upon it for our wedding! This is the place you have been looking for.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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outstanding remote getaway

  • 5 of 5

The pictures do not do this place justice. If you are looking for a very remote getaway, this is it. My wife and I will be back. BJ and his wife were super helpful.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful private getaway!

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I had an amazing stay at the barn, very cozy and sooo peaceful, away from city life. Relaxing on the hammock to the sound of the running creek was the best part. With no internet connection we had the most relaxing de-stress vacation ever. The only thing that I didn't like was that I kept bumping into webs inside the cabin which was quite annoying, and it didn't feel as clean as I like it.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A nature lovers experience

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful location, tranquility and peace at its best! This is a place to spend time with family and the great outdoors -- and to be completely unplugged.

Location across from the brook was beautiful, BJ answered our every question and met our every need!

Great experience for our family of 3.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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Nearest Airport
68.5 Miles
McGhee Tyson
Nearest Barpub
25 Miles
Tapoco River Grill
Nearest Golf
62 Miles
Old Union Golf Course
Nearest Train
42 Miles
Great Smoky Mountain Railroad
Nearest Motorway
26 Miles
The Tail of the Dragon / Deal's Gap
Nearest Restaurant
25 Miles
Tapoco River Grill
Nearest Ski
89 Miles
Ober Gatlinburg
Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.75%

Please note that this is a non smoking property. This unique rustic home is not suitable for guests younger than 10 years of age. Access to sleeping quarters in the lofts is by ladder. The home has no central heat or air and is cooled entirely by the shade of the mountains an breeze from the stream. It's a lovely vacation home for those looking to truly embrace nature.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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