About the property
- Cabin1088 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Mountain Views & wifi
Welcome to the coziest little cabin in the Nantahala National Forest! You will not be disappointed in choosing our awesome little chalet for your special getaway!! So you want mountains? We're surrounded by the Blue Ridge, Appalachian, and Smokey Mountains. You’ve come to the right place! Our home is smoke free, pet free, motorcycle safe & equipped with wifi for those who do not wish to unplug! Stay with us and stay connected! We are located on a gorgeous mountainside neighborhood in the Peachtree area of Murphy, NC.
***Please read ENTIRE description before booking**
Our cabin has an open floor plan with 2 full bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms and a queen posturpedic sleeper in the living room. There’s both an open and screened-in porches that are SO incredible, you will never want to leave!! We literally thought of every little extra that WE would want while on vacation to make your trip to our home unforgettable. As you walk in our home, you will be greeted with exquisite décor and nothing but coziness!! You won’t help but notice the gorgeous antler chandelier in the dining area, double ceiling fan in the living room area and authentic Canadian black bear rug hanging by the stairs. Snuggling up to the fireplace won’t get any easier with our gas stone fireplace during those chilly evenings. You can watch the mountains from our large picture windows or watch your favorite show or the championship game on our flat screen TVs with Direct TV Programming. We also have new appliances for your convenience.
• Upstairs Loft Master Bedroom - King Sleep Number Bed
• Downstairs Bedroom - Queen Bed
• Living Room – Queen Posturpedic Pull Out Bed (please read additional information on the pull out bed below)
You will be pleased with the fresh linens throughout our home. Our guests don’t deserve “musty” bedspreads or furniture. We have stayed in many VRBO’s and resorts & are pretty critical travelers. We don’t claim our little cabin to be luxurious, but it is perfect for us and we know it will be perfect for you too!
*Pull out bed: Please keep in mind that even though this is a posturpedic pull out, it’s still a “pull out” so again, we would never misrepresent this as any sort of luxury sleep. We do have a queen air mattress we have used for our own family. Kids don’t seem to mind, but adults may want to place the air mattress on top of the pull out bed. Everyone has a difference personal preference.
There is an open front porch (rockers for days) and a screened-in back porch with a lounge and dining area as well to enjoy your morning coffee or a gourmet meal, as that crisp mountain air hits your cheeks! They are both great open areas to read a good book, or use our WiFi to browse ESPN or Pintrest. And for those chilly nights, our fire pit is a must! We have provided a gas grill for those awesome mountain cookouts on our deck.
THINGS TO DO:
The best part of our home is LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!!
You are literally within minutes from golfing, whitewater rafting, canoeing, horseback riding, kayaking, pontoon rentals on Lake Hiawassee, tubing down the Toccoa River (which hosted the 1996 Olympics), hiking, zip-lining, shopping, SEVERAL waterfalls, scenic railways and the new Harrah’s Casino! Trout fishing is THREE miles away!
The closest attraction is the world renowned John Campbell Folk School just 7 miles away in Brasstown, NC. It offers week-long and weekend classes in blacksmithing, music, dance, cooking, gardening, nature studies, photography, storytelling and writing. Check out their website for a list of upcoming classes and events.
For our most adventurous guests, you are a day’s drive from snow skiing at the Cataloochee Ski Resort in Maggie Valley, NC (76 miles away) and visit the The Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC (113 miles away), by entering the South end entrance to the famous Blue Ridge Parkway. Helen, GA which is approximately 40 minutes away was ranked in the top 10 Octoberfest destinations in the U.S.
How private is the cabin? We’re on a mountain community where each home is located on approximately one half acre. Out of 40 homes, 10 are full time residents. The rest of the homes are vacant until the owners come for summers, holidays or the fall. We cannot speak out of turn or predict when other owners in the surrounding homes will be there, but it's been our experience (so far) that summer is when owners visit most. Even with a full mountain, it's a very quiet community and we ask all vacationers to please respect the tranquility of the neighborhood, and Whiskey Barrel Lodge.
The roads to our driveway are paved and only require 4x4 vehicles during snow. We are also pleased to announce that the road to our cabin is safe for those motorcycle enthusiasts! Your safety is important to us!! (Previous Harley owners here) Come check out some amazing backroad cruising! Our driveway is gravel and fits 3 vehicles without any issues.
We will take $10 off per night for John C. Campbell Folk School students (with proof of PAID registration only). $$$$$Send a message to owners for our monthly specials$$$$$
***PLEASE read the NOTES section under "rental rates" for important information***
BEFORE YOU “INSTANT BOOK” WITHIN 24-28 HOURS OF YOUR ARRIVAL, YOU MUST STILL COMPLETE REQUIRED RENTAL DOCUMENTS:
A rental agreement and rental rules are required to be completed and returned to us PRIOR to providing guests with access information. WE WILL NOT PROVIDE ACCESS INFORMATION WITHOUT THESE DOCUMENTS FOR YOUR PROTECTION AND OURS. Primary renters must be 25 years old to rent our home.
Keep in mind that although the maximum capacity is for 6 people, it is only a 1088sf cabin. If there are 6 ADULTS in your party (rather than 2 adults/2 children for example), it is possible that the adults MAY begin to lose a bit of personal space. Everyone is different in preference, but we would never misrepresent our cabin in any way.
>>>So our really AWESOME housekeeper can spend the holidays with her family we do NOT allow check-ins or check-outs on major holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Years Days)<<<
We aren’t a rental chain or a real estate office. We are real people who work full time with the normal every day hustle & bustle of life. We are absolutely humbled by your interest in our sweet little cabin. We worked and saved so hard to be able to share it with people like you, who work just as hard as we do.. Not only do we work full time, but we also live on/run a farm. If you experience a delay in our response, its because we are sleeping (overnight) in our eastern time zone. All other inquiries are responded to within the hour!!
With the BIGGEST hospitable hearts,
The Stearns Family
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 29, 2018
About Zuly Stearns
Hi there! We are the Stearns Family and welcome you to North Carolina and everything it has to offer! Spectacular mountain views, gorgeous scenery and friendly people who always have time to speak with you. We enjoy sharing our home in Murphy and we know you will love it as much as we do! Don't hold the picture against us!! We are a UF /FSU house divided!
Zuly Stearns purchased this Cabin in 2016
Why Zuly Stearns chose Upper Peachtree
We fell in love with this house because of the views! Our back yard is the Nantahala National Forest which is SO awesome knowing we live in one of our country's bear sanctuaries. Who else can say that about their backyard?? We love that we are only 15 minutes from town AND still be able to hike right out of our front door! Our cabin is just awesome and we love to be able to share it with guests!
What makes this Cabin unique
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!!! When we were looking for a vacation home, the location was the most important part of our search. We wanted to be close to everything the Murphy area has to offer. We are minutes from hiking, kayaking, tubing, whitewater rafting, waterfalls, ziplining, railway tours, flea markets, antiquing, and LOTS of scenic cruising.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A memorable vacation!
This cabin was just what we were hoping for! The cabin is located in a great spot and easily accessible. The cabin is warm and inviting and decorated to the max. The owner, Zuly, is wonderful to work with also. I could reach Zuly at any point during our stay and she was willing to help with anything. Zuly gave us all kinds of helpful information on places to visit, shopping locations, and even good places to eat. We truly enjoyed our stay and made many great memories that will last a lifetime! We will definitely be back.
We enjoyed a very relaxing few days at this cabin and were very impressed with it! As a real estate agent and property manager myself, I must say this is one of the best vrbo rentals that I've been to...the owners have certainly paid attention to detail in making sure you have everything you could need and more. Looking forward to a return visit!
What an beautiful cabin, location and hosts! The inside was so charming and decorated perfectly! The view is breath taking from the back porch. Can’t even imagine how beautiful it will be in the fall. You’re every need was anticipated from games and kitchen items to suggestions for activities outside of the cabin. We were so impressed with the attention to detail! The cabin is equipped with modern appliances and furnishings. No leaky sinks or out dated cabinetry here. The furniture and beds are clean and updated. Something we appreciate as we were traveling with an asthmatic child. Our hosts were unbelievably kind and thoughtful as well. Any hiccup that may have occurred they were on top of it. We highly recommend staying at the Whiskey Barrell and look forward to our next trip there!
Out of all of our cabin stays when coming to Murphy this one has to be the best! I remember this property when it was for sale and the Stearns family has done an amazing job turning this cabin into the perfect hideaway! The neighbors are wonderful as well. If you aren't as familiar with the area as we are, they have wonderful ideas for things to do and are more than happy to help.
No matter what you're wanting to do, this spot is close for hiking, rafting, or even the occasional day trip to Cherokee or even Gatlinburg. (Just be sure to check to make sure the expressway is open through the national park before you leave!)
Thank you to your family for helping make our Christmas visit one of the best trips to Murphy!
Beautiful cabin close to whitewater rafting, hiking and wineries. What a great weekend.
Upon walking into the cabin, we thought it was nice and cozy. We all felt right at home and really loved the screened in porch. This was the perfect location for our couples getaway. I would definitely stay at the Whiskey Barrel Lodge again!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
*****OUR PRICES ARE FIRM. Being flexible on our rates could also mean we are flexible on our home’s quality & our service to you. Owners sometime partake in haggling to “fill the dates” & our own personal experience with that (as travelers) left a bad taste, so we prefer not to do that to our guests. Our Paypal payment option is an extremely reasonable discount, so just ask us about that!*********No Pets, No Smoking, No Exceptions********Our calendar is constantly updated so the dates that appear available ARE accurate*********There is no outdoor hot tub at Whiskey Barrel Lodge. We focus on providing a germ/chemical free environment for our guests. A hot tub compromises our hygienic standards. If a hot tub is important, we can direct guests to a nearby club for a daily fee. THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE CHOOSING YOUR VRBO: (1) READ descriptions thoroughly & familiarize yourself with whose home you are staying in (real estate rental chain vs. owners) & what to expect. (2) Some listings get creative with photo angles to hide things that may not be appealing to potentials guests (closeness to other homes/unacceptable road conditions). (3)READ REVIEWS (4) One bad experience can deter guests from ever renting a private residence again, so we are BIG on properly representing our home. We are proud to share our home on VRBO with other AMAZING properties/owners & dedicated to keeping this an honest business!!