VIKING MOUNTAIN LODGE - A LARGE LOG CABIN ON PAINT CREEK

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Sleeps15
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
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VIKING MOUNTAIN LODGE - A LARGE LOG CABIN ON PAINT CREEK

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Cabin, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 11-15)

Viking Mountain Lodge is an old, 2200 square foot log cabin located inside the Cherokee National Forest near the Appalachian Trail. The cabin sits high up in the Smoky Mountains about halfway between the quaint mountain town of Hot Springs, North Carolina and the historic town of Greeneville, Tennessee. The two story structure is made of rough cut hemlock logs that are hand hewn on the exterior side. With four bedrooms and two full bathrooms, VML has the ability to sleep 15 guests making it well suited to large groups or family reunions.

VML overlooks Paint Creek which runs the width of the three acre property. Whether you’re sitting on the front porch in the handmade cypress furniture, on the deck in the rocking/adirondack chairs, or inside with the windows open, you can listen to the peaceful melody from the rushing waters of Paint Creek. Our guests frequently comment that this alone is worth trip to Viking Mountain Lodge. There is a fire pit in the front yard down by the water’s edge for roasting marshmallows or keeping warm on a cool evening. You can trout fish in the creek or catch bream in the larger of the two ponds on the property.

Go for a day hike on the AT. Have a picnic on top of Camp Creek Bald. Go whitewater rafting on the French Broad River. Fly fish Big Laurel Creek. Head to historic Greeneville Tennessee and visit one of the many museums. Most of all, RELAX!

Although the cabin is rustic, it has all of the amenities of home; a large, fully stocked kitchen, washer and dryer, linens, towels, wood stove, gas fireplace, 6 brand new 5 blade Hunter ceiling fans, gas/charcoal/smoker combination grill, and even a 50” High Definition Plasma TV with 7.1 surround sound for those cold or rainy days. All of this in a spacious, clean cabin decorated with numerous Bev Doolittle prints and many pieces of antique furniture.

Keywords: Cabin, Appalachian Trail, Kayaking, Fishing, Hiking, Backpacking, Canoeing,

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome

Alan

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Although I’ve lived all over the southeast, I’ve spent the last 25 years living in and around the Orlando area. When I was a kid, my grandparents had a summer home in Lake Toxaway, NC that we used to visit every year. That is where I fell in love with the mountains. I’ve always been the outdoor adventure type and that, coupled with my experiences as a youngster, has made owning a cabin in the mountains a lifelong dream. Though I’ve never actually lived there, when I drive up to the Smokys, it feels like I'm coming home.

Alan purchased this cabin in 2008

One of the driving forces behind my purchase of this cabin is its close proximity to the Appalachian Trail. I’ve hiked numerous sections of the AT, and this area is one of my favorites. It is the perfect jumping off point for all kinds of outdoor activities. Whether it’s fly fishing Little Laurel Creek (2 miles), kayaking the Nolichucky (9 miles), hiking the AT (1 mile), bouldering at Blackstack Cliffs (8 miles), biking the Paint Creek Trails (7 miles), or having a picnic at 4400’ in Jones Meadow (7 miles), adventure is just out the back door.

The cabin is situated nearly halfway between the quaint mountain town of Hot Springs, NC (15 miles) and the historic town of Greeneville, TN (18 miles). Although both offer adventure, relaxation, history, and culture, the best thing about Viking Mountain Lodge is the fact that you don’t even have to get in your car to find something to do. Fish for trout in the creek that runs through the front yard, go for a day hike on the AT, bike along Paint Creek up Viking Mountain Road, or grill out on the deck and enjoy the cool, clean mountain air. On a clear night, walk out the garage and look at the sky, it’s spectacular.

Sleeps15
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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4.7
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Viking Mountain Lodge - A Large Log Cabin on Paint Creek
average rating of 4.714286 based on 35 reviews
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Viking Mountain Lodge - A Large Log Cabin on Paint Creek
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p199432vb
+1 855.VMLodge
Hot Springs Asheville Area
4

SOLITUDE

  • 4 of 5
Had an awesome time. Cabin was large, clean, no ac but we didnt need it, we had nice mountain breezes. Owner called to check on us which we appreciated. We were two women travelling without our husbands and let me tell you it is dark at night out there! Would love to visit again!
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  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you had a great time during your stay! AC, as you stated, is very rarely needed up here in the mountains (even in the middle of July). Thanks for choosing to stay at VML. We can't wait to have you back!
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Viking Mountain Lodge - A Large Log Cabin on Paint Creek
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Hot Springs Asheville Area
Ocoee Florida
5

EXACTLY WHAT WE NEEDED !!!!!!

  • 5 of 5
VML was exactly as we expected from the website and it was perfect! It was our first family vacation in years. We traveled with my parents and our 4 children and it was great for all ages! There is so much to do with a short drive, horseback riding, hiking, waterfalls, sights, we even went to a minor league baseball game on the 4th of July!!!! It is also perfect for doing absolutely nothing if that is what you have in mind, relaxing in the hammock with the sound of the creak is priceless!!!!! I would recommend this place for all!!!!! Thanks Alan for calling to check on us and making sure our visit was great! It was a nice change from Ocoee Florida!
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Brandi, we're delighted that you and your family had such a great visit. Thank you for your kind words and for choosing to stay at VML. We look forward to having you back next year!
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Hot Springs Asheville Area
Mebane, NC
5

WEEKEND WITH FRIENDS

  • 5 of 5
We rented the cabin for a hiking weekend with a group of friends. Everything we needed was there. The cabin was clean and comfortable and the setting was great. The information on local attractions was very helpful.
  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Hot Springs Asheville Area
Charlotte, NC
5

FAMILY MEMORIAL

  • 5 of 5
My family has been through a lot over the past year with My Uncle passing away last February and my mother getting sick and finally succumbing to her illness this March we needed some place to get together, honor their lives and escape hard realities. Viking Mountain Lodge was the perfect solution. My Aunt (my mother's Twin) walks with a cane and had no problem getting into the house and even down the hill to the fire pit. There is a bedroom on the main floor which was perfect for her. Some of us were very worried about having no service but before long we were all joking about not even knowing where our phone is located and loving it. No distractions, just relax and enjoy being together for each other. The cabin is clean, comfortable, stocked full of movies, games, and even an Xbox. It was just like a postcard and everything we imagined! Alan is a tremendous host and was extremely flexible with our situation. He had it stocked full of wood to burn at the pit down by Paint Creek which always gave you that relaxing sound of running water and crackling fire. Just off the AT we met some hikers and invited them over to the fire. They shared their experiences over the last two months on the trail, including showing us pictures of frozen fog! The top of the mountain was breathtaking and we took the Buick so no need for an SUV. The people down at the Hemlock Inn were so nice to open just so we could get a scoop of ice cream. Rusty of course kept all the critters away as our protector and he enjoyed playing with our dogs. We plan to make this an annual event. Thank you Alan! Maybe next year I'll actually leave the cabin and venture into Hot Springs....but maybe not :)
  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Kirsten, we're so glad you enjoyed your stay at VML and hope to see you next year!
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Viking Mountain Lodge - A Large Log Cabin on Paint Creek
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+1 855.VMLodge
Hot Springs Asheville Area
5

GREAT WEEKEND GET AWAY FROM IT ALL!

  • 5 of 5
My family and I really enjoyed our stay at VML. It was exactly as described and all that I had hoped for. Paint Creek running through the front yard is the perfect background sound, along with the frogs at night. Free 'white noise' app! Hot Springs NC, Max Patch, Jones Meadow, Greeneville TN and the App Trail are very close and make for quick mini day trips. Rusty was our surrogate dog for the weekend and we loved having him around. "Must love dogs" if you want to stay here and we do!
  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Rachel, we're delighted that you enjoyed your stay at VML! Rusty is such a kind soul and becomes our surrogate dog as well when we visit. I should add him as a amenity to the listing: "Sweet, kind-hearted mountain dog FREE to use for walks, companionship, and wild critter security during your stay..." I sure look forward to seeing him when I visit. We hope to have you back next time you're looking to "unplug." Thanks again for choosing VML for your mountain vacation!
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Viking Mountain Lodge - A Large Log Cabin on Paint Creek
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Hot Springs Asheville Area
5

VML CABIN.

  • 5 of 5
We got in at 9pm on Sat. night. It was cold and raining. As soon as we walked in the door, we felt at home. The fireplace was going, the heater was on. It was warm and cozy. The location was perfect. The cabin was extremely clean and well stocked, all the way to the wood stacked up in the shed. We went up there for my birthday. We didn't get to see Black Stack Cliffs, cause of the cloud cover. We did however go to Hot Springs, & Greeneville. We hiked up to Margarette Falls and Max Patch. We went rafting on the Nolichucky, with the NOC outfitters. We had two of the most awesome rafting guides. Jordan and Curtis, They were very professional and a joy to have on the trip. We never made it to Ma & Pa's they are not open on Sun. and Mon. We did enjoy the meal we had at Salsa's Mexican restaurant, we also drove to another of our favorite places to eat. It is Carver's Apple Orchard. The food there is outstanding. We would love to go back to the cabin another time. Thank you Alan, from Kevin and Robin. March 15th through the 22nd, 2014.
  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Kevin, it sounds like your group hit the adventure pretty hard during your visit - BRAVO! I'm glad that you found the cabin welcoming and hope to have you visit again soon!
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Smoky Mountain Diner
"Great patty melts at this home style family resturant"
Max Patch Bald Mountain
"360 degree views from this awesome spot along the Appalachian Trail"
Bluff Mountain Outfitters
"Local outdoor shop located directly on the AT in downtown Hot Springs. They offer shuttle s..."
Blackstack Cliffs
"Just a short side trail off of the AT, Blackstack also offers stunning views of Greene County."
Hot Springs
"Get a massage, relax in the Hot Tubs, go rafting on the French Broad, shop for art produced ..."
Davy Crockett Birthplace State Historic Park
"105 acres with a museum, a replica of the original cabin, fishing in the Nolichucky River, a..."
Historic Downtown Greeneville
"Visit the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site, stop by the Nathanael Greene Museum, or get..."
Jones Meadow
"The AT runs right beside this field and there are spectacular views of Blackstack Cliffs and..."
Nolichucky River Access
"Here is great place to small mouth bass fish as well as put in a kayak or canoe."
Hot Springs Resort And Spa
"Natural hot spring baths and massage on the French Broad River in downtown Hot Springs."
Paint Creek Campground
"This is where you access the Paint Creek Trails. You can hike, bike, camp, picnic, and trou..."
Ma & Pa's Restaurant
"Fantastic home style restaurant and my favorite place for breakfast when I visit."
Appalachian Trail Access
"This is the best place to get on the Appalachian Trail. There is a very old cemetery here j..."
Andrew Johnson National Historic Site
"Birthplace of President Andrew Johnson"
Navitat Canopy Adventures
"Awesome tree canopy zip line experience!"
Dickson-Williams Mansion
"Lots of history in Greeneville, the capital of the lost state of Franklin."
Iron Horse Station
"Cold beer, great food, and a particularly spectacular fireplace..."
Huck Finn Rafting Adventures
"A rafting guide service providing an excellent whitewater experience on the French Broad River."
Mustang Alley Riding Stables
"Mustang Alley Horse Rescue, Inc is a non-profit horse rescue, dedicated to the horses of Nor..."
Nathanael Greene Museum
"Twelve permanent galleries and twelve walk-through exhibits encompassing the rich history of..."
ArtiSun Gallery and Marketplace
"Great place to shop for local artwork and crafts."
The Orange Peel
""Social Aid & Pleasure Club" featuring some of the best live music acts that pass through we..."
Ingles Market
"Excellent variety and friendly staff at this grocery."
Greeneville Antique Market
"Three full stories of antiques!"
Wolf Ridge Ski Resort
"Skiing and snowboarding!"
Mount Mitchell State Park
"The highest peak east of the Mississippi."
Biltmore Estate
"The largest privately owned home in the US at 178,926 sq ft and 250 rooms on 8,000 acres."
Blue Ridge Parkway
"Beautiful mountain views from this scenic drive."
Nolichucky View Golf Club
"Well maintained and challenging course in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains."
Dudley Falls
"Killer swimming hole used by the locals with a sliding waterfall."
Margarette Falls
"From the trailhead/parking area it's about 1.2 miles to the waterfall. The trail is moderat..."
Ghost Town In The Sky
"Old West theme park in the mountains of North Carolina."
Laurel River Store
"Great coffee shop!"
French Broad Rafting Expeditions
"Whitewater rafting and zip lines!"
Spring Creek Tavern
"Live music, cold beer, and good food."
Still Mountain Restaurant and Pub
"Food and beer served in a log cabin!"
Creekside Market
"Convenience store and gas station with everything from soft serve ice cream to light fishing..."
Big Laurel Creek
"Excellent trout fishing all along this tributary of the French Broad"
Asheville Regional Airport
"Allegiant Air, Continental, Delta, United, and US Airways all fly into this convenient airpo..."
Tri-Cities Regional Airport
"Allegiant Air, Delta, and US Airways fly here."
Walgreens Store Greeneville
"Fill prescriptions, pick up some sunscreen, and get some film developed..."
Ace Hardware
"Swap out propane tanks for the grill"
Nearest Airport
53.2 Miles
Asheville Airport
Nearest Motorway
0.7 Miles
Asheville Highway (TN 70, NC 208)
Nearest Barpub
15.1 Miles
Iron Horse Station in Hot Springs, NC
Nearest Ski
43.3 Miles
Wolf Ridge Ski Resort
Nearest Golf
9.9 Miles
Nolichucky View Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
8.6 Miles
Ma & Pa's Restaurant
Car: necessary

VML is located just 1/2 a mile from the Appalachian Trail, inside the Cherokee National Forest.

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2 night minimum stay
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$700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 16.75%
Notes Rates are based on up to 2 person occupancy. Add $12.50 per person, per night for additional guests.
Cleaning fee is included in nightly price. No additional charge.
$100 off 6 night stay!
Children 2 years old and under stay for free.
We offer a 10% military discount with proof of service.

Cancellation Policy

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

Hot Springs Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Convertible bed(s) - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Downstairs
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , Upstairs
  • Two roll out beds; one in the bedroom closet downstairs and one in the large upstairs bedroom closet. The couch in the living room is a pull out bed as well.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Bicycles
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • health/beauty spa
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • skiing
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • hunting
Notes:
Recently installed six brand new Hunter 60 inch, 5 blade ceiling fans. One in each bedroom, one in the kitchen, and one in the living room. These fans are SILENT and move a TON of air to keep you cool in the summer time.
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