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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Viking Mountain Lodge - A Large Log Cabin on Paint Creek
average rating of 4.725 based on 40 reviews
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Viking Mountain Lodge - A Large Log Cabin on Paint Creek
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Hot Springs Asheville Area
MD
5

Race weekend at the Viking Mountain Lodge

  • 5 of 5
The Viking Mountain Lodge was an awesome cabin and had everything we needed. I stayed at the cabin with 4 other friends for the Bristol Motor Speedway weekend and we had an awesome time. The owner did an awesome job mapping out all the local attractions and restaurants for easy directions. Had beautiful. Views from the porch ad was very peaceful drinking my coffee in the mornings. I will be coming back
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Viking Mountain Lodge - A Large Log Cabin on Paint Creek
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Hot Springs Asheville Area
Bristol, TN
5

Spacious and confortable! A great stay

  • 5 of 5
Our ladies group from church stayed here and we loved it. There was plenty of room for all of us. The cabin is beautiful and comfortable. I would greatly recommend it to anyone planning a family get-a-way or retreat such as ours.
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Viking Mountain Lodge - A Large Log Cabin on Paint Creek
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Hot Springs Asheville Area
Pinehurst, NC
5

Viking Mountain Lodge is superb

  • 5 of 5
Viking Mountain Lodge is an ideal, charming cabin in the Smokey Mountains. As the photos show, it is gorgeous, spacious and even more so when you see it. It is fully equipped for every need, and the surroundings are beautiful. It is only a 25 minute ride to Warm Springs, with macadam roads the whole way. There are many interesting people in the area, and lots of good things to do. VML is priced very reasonably, especially if you have a group. I heartily recommend it!
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Viking Mountain Lodge - A Large Log Cabin on Paint Creek
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Hot Springs Asheville Area
4

Charming and Rustic Cabin

  • 4 of 5
VML is a great "get away from it all" cabin. The location is ideal for disconnecting from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, yet close enough to make day trips to quaint towns; Hot Springs, Asheville, and Brevard were our favorites. My family enjoyed hiking, fishing, and mountain biking. For avid mountain bikers looking for challenging trails, Bent Creek and Mt. Pisgah near Asheville and DuPont near Brevard are tons of fun. We enjoyed a variety of restaurants and brew pubs in these towns as well as grilling on the deck at VML. The cabin is clean and comfortable, well equipped, and spacious. Because it is in the trees, the cabin does not get much natural sunlight and is a bit dark, but we spent all of our days exploring the area. Alan, the owner is excellent to work with and truly cares about his guests experience at VML. A great family vacation spot!
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 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
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Viking Mountain Lodge - A Large Log Cabin on Paint Creek
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Hot Springs Asheville Area
Florida
5

Great time at VML

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time, only problem was it was too short. We stayed a week and only just began to enjoy all the sights and things to do. The weather was unseasonably cold so we did not swim but the area around Dudley Falls would have been fun for that. Plenty of hiking opportunities. It is a beautiful area. Even if you don't go off to see the beauty of nature in the area or some of the historic sites, just enjoying the VML cabin, and stream is relaxing. The accommodations were great and well maintained. We did not spend enough time relaxing at the cabin, but wished we had a longer vacation to do that! We enjoyed exploring Hot Springs and the tubs, the waterfalls, fishing (in NC you don't need a license till 18, not so in Tenn.) hiking, etc. Best place to eat is Iron Horse in Hot Springs! They served such good food. We will have to go back, there was just too much to do and we need more time! If you're an artist there are some great scenes to paint. If you just enjoy nature we saw lots of it, even a family of bob cats. Jones meadow was full of wildflowers and even some blue berries. It would be a magical time for kids, I think. It would have been so for me as a kid! It was a wonderful time.
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Viking Mountain Lodge - A Large Log Cabin on Paint Creek
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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!
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2014
  • 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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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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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

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:
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wood Stove
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Garage
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
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 , 2 roll-out twins and a pullout couch
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upstairs - New memory foam mattress, bed frame, & foundation
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , Upstairs - 2 brand new memory foam mattresses
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs - 2 new premium interspring mattresses
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Downstairs - 2 brand new memory foam mattresses
  • 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:
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • 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:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • skiing
  • freshwater fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • 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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