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Viking Mountain Lodge - Authentic Log Cabin on Paint Creek

Alan

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Sleeps15
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Alan

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2015
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Viking Mountain Lodge - Authentic Log Cabin on Paint Creek

Sleeps15
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Hot Springs Lodge Rental Photos and Description

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 for large groups or family reunions.

VML overlooks Paint Creek which runs the width of the four 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:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Alan (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2015

About Alan

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 lodge in 2008

Why Alan chose Hot Springs

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.

What makes this lodge unique

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.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps15
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 59 traveler reviews

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Viking Mountain Lodge - Authentic Log Cabin on Paint Creek
average rating of 4.7966104 based on 59 reviews
5

Loved this place!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the VML for a family celebration over a weekend. The property is out of the way, but very easy to find with beautiful scenery on the way. We had 4 different families ranging in ages from 13 to 85 and there was plenty of room for all of us. There are two different outdoor tables on the deck and plenty of seating for everyone. My family enjoyed fishing in the pond and creek. The kitchen was very well equipped and had everything we needed. We especially enjoyed using the gas grill! The house was very clean for an older cabin. With all of the windows open there was a wonderful breeze and the ceiling fans were great! Not having to bring linens was a real plus!! There were two full bathrooms in the house; the downstairs bathroom is very roomy. Although we didn't use it much b/c we spent all of our time outside, the large TV with surround sound was awesome! There were a lot of games and books that we didn't take advantage of due to our short stay. The fire pit was a really nice touch at night - we brought our own firewood. The property is very well maintained and just as gorgeous as pictured. But you can't really get a sense of the beauty and peacefulness of the setting unless you are there. I could easily live there! There are no stores close by so be sure and take all of your supplies in with you. Also no cell service but we knew that ahead of time and planned for it. Also if you visit in the spring or summer months, bring some bug repellant and citronella candles which is standard for the mountains. We had several vehicles there and there was plenty of parking for everyone! The beds were very comfortable; the sleeper sofa not so much, but ok for kids. I would recommend this spot to anyone who really wants to experience a relaxing getaway without sacrificing any modern conveniences. We all loved it!!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Chicago
5

Another great time at VML

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay if you want to just get away from the city and be in the mountains. The cabin is very well stocked with everything you might need except food.

There are all major appliances for convenience (refrigerator, washer,dryer, gas stove, gas wall heaters as well as wood stove for winter time heating.) The cabin is near a gurgling creek at the edge of a large tree lined yard with a driveway right to the cabin for easy loading and unloading.

Although it is peaceful and relaxing there are also lots of outdoor activities available in the area. You can mountain bike locally using the bikes sored in the garage, go hiking on the near by Appalachian trail, or drive just 1/2 hour to Hot Springs for a nice dinner or visit Hot Springs Spa for a soak in the hot mineral water or a nice massage.

Lovely, lovely, lovely!! I definitely hope to stay there again.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Anderson, SC
5

Great place.

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time. Will go back.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Viking Mountain Lodge, home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time with the family, old friends and some new friends. I would recommend the lodge to anyone who needs to get away and just forget about your busy life for a little bit. Very relaxing and accommodating. If it were closer to Orlando, I would go more often. It feels like being at home except it's much more of a relaxed atmospher. Looking forward to going again n the near future. Viking Mountain Lodge is definitely one of my favorite vacation places.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Gowen, Michigan
5

Excellent mountain getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place for my family and our friends to spend our Spring Break!

We had such a wonderful time sight seeing, hiking, fishing and exploring the area.

We would highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Triangle Region of NC
4

Great stay!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed this rustic cabin. Great for the two families that stayed at the house, with plenty of sleeping options. The boys enjoyed playing in the front yard, throwing rocks in the creek, watching the neighbors goose walk through the property, and watching their Dads start a fire. Be aware that there is no central heat and air. We had a little trouble regulating the heat while we were there, but generally, we enjoyed our stay. The kitchen had all we needed to prepare all of our meals, and the house was big enough that we didn't feel like we were "on top" of each other. Will stay again!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your time at the cabin! Thank you for mentioning your trouble regulating the heat, as it is something that I should have addressed in the welcome book. Using the wood stove is the best way to keep the cabin warm and cozy, but it does take some practice to keep the temperature "just right." If the cabin starts getting too warm, we typically crack a couple of windows upstairs to help regulate the heat (even in the middle of winter). Hopefully, this information will help other travelers in the future. Thank you again for bringing it to our attention and also for choosing VML for your vacation!

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Max Patch Bald Mountain
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Bluff Mountain Outfitters
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Blackstack Cliffs
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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
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Ace Hardware
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Nearest Airport
53.2 Miles
Asheville Airport
Nearest Barpub
15.1 Miles
Iron Horse Station in Hot Springs, NC
Nearest Golf
9.9 Miles
Nolichucky View Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
0.7 Miles
Asheville Highway (TN 70, NC 208)
Nearest Restaurant
8.6 Miles
Ma & Pa's Restaurant
Nearest Ski
43.3 Miles
Wolf Ridge Ski Resort
Car: necessary

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

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Rates & Availability

From $125 Per night

Hot Springs Lodge Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$125
$700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50.00 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200.00
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 Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
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:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 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:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
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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