SPECTACULAR MOUNTAIN VIEWS ON LAKE NANTAHALA LOG CABIN

Mike Henrie

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SPECTACULAR MOUNTAIN VIEWS ON LAKE NANTAHALA LOG CABIN

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Perfect Secluded Cabin - Amazing Views of the Smokey Mountains w/ hiking trails

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.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Guestbook comments from the owner
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!
Mar 2006
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Mike Henrie

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2005
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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.

Mike Henrie purchased this cabin in 2005

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.

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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
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Spectacular Mountain Views on Lake Nantahala Log Cabin
average rating of 4.647059 based on 17 reviews
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Lake Nantahala North Carolina Mountains
Clover, SC
5

Great Cabin

  • 5 of 5
Me and my girlfriend recently visited this cabin over New Year's and loved it. The place looks new inside and out, and it has everything you need. This was our first mountain vacation and it was perfect. I definitely reccomend checking out Wayah Bald, the view is amazing. The driveway is exactly as described, but if you like using your four wheel drive, like me, its quite enjoyable. Overall no bad remarks, i would love to come back in the summer and be able to enjoy the lake.
  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2010
  • Stayed: Dec 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you Josh. We're glad you enjoyed the cabin and would love to have you back this summer. This summer we'll ty to make the driveway 2 wheel drive accessible again-though to me it kind of adds to the remoteness to only let 4x4's in.
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5

Heaven amoung the stars!

  • 5 of 5
Your cabin was nothing short of utter perfection! At first, we were weary to pick a cabin simply from your description and the reviews. But, oh boy! We were so glad to have taken the chance and book this cabin. Let me start from the beginning. After driving up to the bottom of the infamous drive-way we decided to walk the 800ft up to the cabin. Mike gave plenty warnings to not drive up the steep driveway unless we were in a 4x4 truck. Thanks for the warning, our minivan is safe. I think the driveway adds excitement to the unique character of the cute cabin up top. It isn't too bad if you are an 'average' fit person. We did three trip up and down the hill on the first night with our supplies. It helped to stop and take plenty of rests up the driveway. Our kids, age 6 and 3, did the hiking up and down with us even after all the daytime activities we had earlier that day. They were so excited to see the cabin atop the hill. I cannot describe their excitement when they discovered the kiddy loft area. This cabin is very much catered towards a family with kids. We loved it! There were plenty of 'everything' you can imagine in the cabin. We loved all the personal touches around the cabin. It made us feel so at home and not at all like a rental cabin. Amoung the four spectacular days we spent at the cabin, we watched the beautiful stars at night, built a great fire, roasted marshmellows, listened to the night birds and watched the amazing views of the mountains as the sun rose and set everyday. We cannot wait for our next visit and make many more, one of a kind, special 'Smawlie' memories with our kids.
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Owner's Response: I'm glad you not only enjoyed your stay, but got a good workout too. :)

We have three boys of our own, so we have tried to make the cabin something they look forward to visiting. The loft is so much fun that occasionally even I climb up there and play around.

We are thrilled that you were able to experience a bit of that heavenly peace that comes from taking a moment out of your busy schedule to go to a place that doesn't have TV, internet, or any other technological distractions... So that you can enjoy reconnecting with your family and the beautiful world created for us.

We would love to share our cabin with you again!

Mike and Mary Henrie... The owners.
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Fort myers
5

Great 3 days week end

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I flight to Antlanta, from Florida, we were dreaming about mountain view, hiking, barcecue and peace. This place is a piece of paradise, the house is so cozy, there is everything you need to feel in vacaction, away from Any stress! We wantch some dvds that the owners let in the house. We went for a 3h rafting close to Bryson, hike around the lake, make fire during the night ( waiting to see a
Bear or some animals!!!). We enjoyed these 3
Days so so much, and for sure we will come back! The little 800 ft hike are part of the experience, loved it all!! Thank you Mike and your family to share your house with us !! Audrey and Julio
  • Submitted: May 26, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you were able to relax and enjoy the cabin and it's surroundings. We agree with you! It is a piece of paradise. We welcome your return! Remember that all return renters get a free night stay.

Mike and Mary Henrie - the owners
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Anywhere, Alabama
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Awsome solitude!

  • 5 of 5
Very cozy cabin, which is well appointed for all of your cooking needs. The owner provides a comprenhensive list of retaurants should you choose to eat out. Additionally, owners list of things to do is comprenhensive and detailed.
My brother and I went for a boys weekend getaway and had an awesome time. No neighbors and only the sound of a few cars headed to lake occasionally make for a peaceful setting. Great view! Tons of nearby hiking and whitewater make for plenty of action, but it is also great just to hang out on deck all day. Slept like a baby in the solitude and very comfortable sleeping arrangements.
They are not joking about the hill to climb on last stretch. My all wheel drive Audi made it up no problem, but don't bother to attempt with AWD or 4 wheel. Not a bad hike up last stretch if you don't have one though and pack light. We hiked it several times anyway as we parked my brothers car at the bottom.
Extremely responsive and gracious host for owner.
We will certainly be back, and also considering going with family as it is well suited for that.
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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smawlie is great

  • 5 of 5
very nice little cabin, simple, clean & well maintained. we were glad to find a cache of children's books in the loft space when we had some rainy days. great views off porch. everything you read about the driveway is true -- steep ascent (& tough to do w/ a 2-year old strapped to your back!) so plan accordingly or just borrow somebody's 4WD vehicle. owner was easy to work with and helpful. enjoyed the Lakes End cafe on Lake Nantahala and the nearby Wayah Bald. weather was cool and we even had a chilly night (nice break from Georgia heat & humidity). We are already trying to plan a return for Fall. worth every penny.
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5
Hello all,

This cabin is such a beautiful place! My husband and I took one of our sons to stay the week in Knoxville with my sister and wanted to take the "long way home". I happened upon this cabin and to my surprise, it had only a one night minimum stay. I called Mike, (I think I woke him up, I didn't know he was in Alaska! Oops!) he was so great to work with and renting the cabin was very easy and smooth.

When I told my husband we were going to stay way out in the woods, he laughed and said "we live in the woods". Which is correct, our driveway is about 1400 foot off the road in the woods but the view from your cabin is soooo much better! Boy, I thought we had a crazy driveway, but it's not near as exciting as yours! Yes, we had to park the Chrysler at the bottom and walk up. Next time, we will be driving the 4 wheel drive truck, no matter how beat up it is!

I really enjoyed reading the book about the history of the cabin and hope that one day you and your family can build your dream home! You are such thoughtful people, I can't imagine anything that anyone would need that wasn't there! It was so clean and inviting and we will definitely be coming back as soon as we can.

Thank you so much for sharing your little piece of paradise with so many people. I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to get away from it all. It is so peaceful and just beautiful.

Love, Alan and Dawn Campbell, Lyerly, Georgia
  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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Nantahala Outdoor Center
"A MUST do if you've never rafted the Nantahala River. Take the time to eat at their restaur..."
Nantahala River
"Raft it! Hike the trails alongside it! Or do my favorite - FLY FISHING!"
Lakes End Marina LLC
"The only place I know of to rent a pontoon boat and play for a day on Nantahala Lake. Also ..."
Monte Alban Restaurante Mxcn
"Tell them it's your birthday (if it is) and you'll end up wearing a Sombrero and a special t..."
Lonesome Dove Stables
"The closest horseback riding place near the cabin. A unique adventure in the mountains. "
Nearest Airport
152 Miles
Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Monte Alban Mexican Restaurant
Car: necessary

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

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Availability & Rates

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Lake Nantahala Cabin Rental Rates

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1 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

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.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Lake Nantahala Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Great water pressure - you'll never want to leave the shower. Endless Hot Water. Extra Large Soft towels for 8.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 3 child bed , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Sleeping loft is great for kids. We currently have 3 childrens sleeping bags and pillows there - they love the Batman and Fantastic Four themed bags. Pillows for 8. Extra sheets, blankets, and plush pillows provided for the futon. They're great for sleeping on - or cuddling with while watching a DVD or the sun setting out over the deck.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Television
  • Radio
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • waterfalls
  • library
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • rafting
  • water skiing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • mountain climbing
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • spelunking
  • water tubing
  • equestrian events
Notes:
Smoking is not allowed indoors. Bring your own Coffee and Filters if you drink coffee - we have provided a coffee maker. No pets. There is no phone at the cabin, no internet, no cell reception, no cable TV. If you require those things on a vacation to the mountains - we suggest you rent someone else's cabin
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