We can't adequately describe how peaceful it is to sit on the deck of our little cabin and listen to the birds and the wind through the trees as you watch the sun rise over the Smokey Mountains. With the Nantahala National Forest literally as our back yard, this new log cabin is the perfect secluded nature getaway! After getting one of the best nights sleep you've ever had in our pillow top bed you'll have the energy to try Fly Fishing or White Water Rafting the Nantahala River, or water skiing on glassy water of the highest elevation lake east of the Mississippi (Nantahala Lake is just 1 mile down the road) or hike the nearby Appalachian and Bartram Trails. Area activities also include mountain biking, kayaking, hunting, golfing, swimming, sight seeing, and more. We've got some DVD’s at the cabin in case it rains and the towns of Andrews and Murphy are just a short drive away - if you don’t want to cook your own meals. The cabin has everything you'd have at your own kitchen and more - plus a grill on the deck. Our renters continually tell us how peaceful and therapeutic it is to stay at our cabin. They mention having great plans to visit touristic attractions and outdoor adventures - but are so lured by the peace and beauty surrounding the cabin that they end up spending most the day kicked back at the cabin and sitting on the deck enjoying the views. Many also comment on how much they enjoy the fire pit and the immensity of the stars at night.
NOTE:Driving Conditions/Drive Way: While mountain roads are sometimes steep and curvy they are well maintained paved roads and completely accessible. Our driveway however is EXTREMELY steep and only gravel. We have gone to great lengths to make the cabin accessible, but we can not guarantee your vehicle will have the traction necessary to pull you up our steep gravel driveway. Therefore, we now REQUIRE all renters to either have 4 wheel drive or park at the bottom and hike up. This is a typical request for mountain cabins and not an unreasonable expectation unless you're unwilling to hike the last 800 ft.
Renting Online: If you're reading this then you're ahead of the game when it comes to online renting. We have tried to make the process as simple as possible. Fee free to call us at anytime - but we ask that you still us the 'Contact the owner' process on this page which will generate an email to me. We'll then email you back a PDF file that contains our rental rules which will also outline the process from there on. You will then receive a phone call from me to get the payment information.
Once we have received confirmation of the payment we will email you a very detailed set of directions to the cabin which also include the 'key box code' for entry into the cabin.
Having a cabin in the mountains to retreat to on a regular basis does wonders for ones outlook on life. There is simply no place like "Chogi" in the world. The property has been in our family name for generations. The air is crisp and clean, the water is so clear that fishermen say the lake is difficult to fish because the fish can see you. The trees and the wildlife allow you to feel like your camping in the elements - except that you have hot running water, heat and air conditioning, a down comforter ontop of a plush mattress, electricity, DVDs and popcorn, and the refreshing smell of a 21st Century wood cabin. WE LOVE IT!UPDATE DEC 2007After 2 years of renting our cabin - we've only heard one negative thing about our cabin - and that is the driveway. Unfortunately we had to cut the 800 feet of driveay fairly steep in order to get the view that we so much enjoy. This summer we spent another thousand dollars to re-gravel and re-grade the driveway making it easier to get up. I drove up it in a Chevrolet Prizm after that with no problem. The difficulty comes when someone thinks that their rear wheel drive vehicle will make it and as soon as they begin to loose traction they floor it and therefore dig a rut in the gravel. Then the rains come and begin to erode a path. That makes it more difficult for the next renter and so on and so forth. If you rent our cabin and find that your vehicle is not capable of the steep ascent without loosing traction, please stop and take a short hike. It's worth the effort - trust me! And trust our to date 41 satisfied renters!
As a child I would come to this property on extended family reunions. My mother was raised on that mountain when there was no running water or electricity. My father found stories of her childhood enchanting and when my Grandfather passed away in the 1980's my family inherited a parcel of that land. I shared my father's vision of developing and building on our 'family' land in North Carolina with my wife when we first got married. Even as we were finishing our degrees at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah we began saving. In 2003 I joined the Air Force and was stationed at Warner Robins, GA. We practically raised our boys on the weekends hiking up and down those mountains trying to find the right spot for a cabin. In 2005 my Uncle who lives nearby granted us 4.8 acres of his property and we eventually built what you see now. In 2007 we were transferred to Alaska and in 2013 we made the epic journey from Alaska to Virginia - via 17 National Parks to our current duty station at Langley AFB. We hope you will enjoy our cabin in the Mountains as much as we do.
If you want to watch TV, talk on your Cell Phone, check your Email, and Surf the Internet - then you should look for a different cabin. If you'd like to get away from all of that - then this is the PERFECT cabin for you.
Our cozy little log cabin is nestled in the mountains bordering the Nantahala National Forest on the edge of Nantahala Lake - between Franklin and Andrews North Carolina. We are in an ideal location for hiking, fishing, boating, and swimming. We’re literally within 5 minutes of the Appalachian and Bartram Hiking trails, several mountain bike trails, and lots of little stream crossings. If you’re into scenic drives or motorcycling the area is flooded with world famous drives - including the infamous 'Tail of the Dragon', Cherahola Skyway, and the Smokey Mountain Parkway. Hunting season is incredible around this area. Wild Turkey, Deer, and Black Bear are just a few of the choices. If you’d rather be outdoors than anywhere else, then this is the area for you. Other than our other property in Alaska, I can’t think of a more beautiful place. Oh, if you don’t like to cook your own meals or forgot a favorite fishing lure, the town of Andrews is only 10 miles away.
Other Activities: Watching the night sky and finding new constellations never seen under city lights
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
|One time Cleaning Fee||$75|
|Notes||The entire rate must be paid up front and upon our receipt of payment you will be sent the final directions/address and key box code. Smawlie Cabin is one of the most economically viable cabins in the mountains given the rate that we charge. We do also require a one time $75 cleaning fee.|
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