|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Enjoy the Majestic Smoky Mountains!!!
The Choga Mountain Creek Cabin, located in Topton near Andrews North Carolina, comes with a guarantee. If you find a better price for a comparable cabin in the Smokies, we will beat your best price.
You will find the comfort of 3 Bed/3 Bath, beautifully situated in the Smoky Mountains above Andrews, the perfect mountain respite for your party (sleeps 8). Tucked away amidst the cool fresh mountain air, you can pass the time listening to the soothing sounds of nature and rushing water, enjoy hiking, fishing, boating, biking, rafting, swimming or exploring.
You will feel at home the moment you arrive to the welcoming sight of an easily accessible driveway and parking area (4x4 not required), a large level grass yard and the perfect covered deck with a calming porch swing (note: garage is not available to renters).
The inside will remind you of a rustic vacation cabin dream with more room than you imagined possible. Beautiful hardwood floors, wood ceilings and walls, surround you in a relaxing atmosphere with all new plush, leather furniture and ample seating. The main level consists of a living room, kitchen, master bedroom & bath, 2nd bedroom with adjoining guest bathroom, and a spacious sunroom/dining room and playroom equipped with toys for tots and a game table for teens and adults.
Downstairs you will find a large family room, more leather sofas, a 56 inch big screen TV, movie/game library, laundry room, and 3rd bedroom with 2 sets of bunk beds and full bathroom.
You'll find an outside entrance to a covered porch and beautiful screen room, as well as a back deck equipped with a gas grill. There is a winding creek running through the property partially fed by a small fresh water spring, perfect for drinking, playing or keeping beverages cool the old fashion way. The property is within walking distance to Lake Nanahala (about 1 mile), six miles from a public boat ramp, ten miles from Andrews where you will find the local grocery store, drug store, restaurants and more.
When you have conquered the dragon's tail, tired from white water rafting, gem mining, riding some of the most beautiful mountain bike trails in North America, playing in the waterfalls, exploring the scenic hiking trails or a fun filled day at the Lake, you can retreat to the comforts of the Choga Mountain Creek Cabin recluse and gather your party around the outdoor fire pit for a marshmallow roast.
TV service, cable or pay per view are not available, however we do offer a nice collection of family movies and the use of a DVD, VHS player on a 57 inch big screen TV. There is a landline phone for your convenience. Local phone calls & local or toll free dial up modem internet are free. Long distance phone calls will be charged 40 cents per minute. There is no cell phone coverage on the mountain.
Emergency Medical Treatment: we are several miles from the nearest hospital. If you have a medical emergency, there is a 911 emergency medical/ambulance discharge center within minutes of the cabin.
Boating: Lake Nantahala is one of our favorite places to enjoy the spring, summer and fall. The water is clean and cool. You will find brochures in the cabin welcome binder for several different places that rent Pontoon or ski boats. We recommend “Lakes End” marina located on Wayah Rd. It is the closest and will get you out on the Lake in no time. Ask at the desk for a map of the lake and where you can tie up and enjoy the rope swings or hike to the waterfalls!
Rafting: There are multiple adventure centers that can cater to your white water needs, brochures are located in the cabin welcome binder. The closest and best value rafting companies are Carolina Outfitters and Paddle Inn Rafting Company.
Fishing: If you have little ones and want a guaranteed catch, there is a trout farm located about 10 miles from the cabin. Prices are reasonable, they provide poles, worms and will even gut and clean your trout for you.
For the more adventuresome fisherman we recommend the river along Wayah Rd. The further you go the more beautiful the scenery becomes. Just stop along the way and pick a spot not already occupied along the river. You can also try down Ole River Road just off of Junaluska Rd. or contact the Nantahala Outdoor center for more suggestions.
Hiking: Please enjoy the many trails and walking areas behind the house and up by the old church and cemetery. The old logging road behind the house will take you to Lake Nantahala. It is all family property and privately owned. We suggest taking a snack or light lunch and plenty of water.
The little white church and cemetery on the hill across the street is fun to explore.
Also a fun family play spot is located just a ¼ mile further down Lil Choga Rd. It is a small area where the creek runs over the road. Our little ones like to “hike” down to splash and play in the cold mountain water.
Mountain Biking: Contact NOC for local maps and details on trails. Or check cabin welcome binder and NOC NC trail gide in cabin.
In Andrews: For those rainy days…there is a small, very affordable, local movie theater located on main street. Show times are normally 7 and 9pm
Out to Eat: There is a new Pizza buffet/Pub with a nice soup and salad bar located by the Family Dollar Store just off Main St. in Andrews. If you want to spice it up a little, try Monte Albon. Their authentic Mexican cuisine is delicious!
Shopping: Ingles in Andrews is the closest grocery store, about 20 minutes from the cabin. If you can’t find what you need there, there is a Wal-Mart in Murphy about 10 minute from Andrews
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The Choga Creek Cabin is everything our busy metropolitan lifestyle is not – the perfect family get away. My large family and I love visiting Choga. We explore the miles and miles of private family trails, camp, hunt, wade in the streams and play on the lake rope swings, we enjoy the white water rafting, motorcycle and mountain bike trails, fishing, boating and relaxing to the soothing sounds of the fresh water spring behind the house. We vacation here in our spacious recluse as often as possible, but when we are not here, we are pleased to make our mountain get away available to renters seeking to leave worry, stress and the busy city behind for a season and escape to the carefree life in the mountains.
BILL HENRIE purchased this house in 2007
The Choga Creek Cabin is beautifully situated in the Smoky Mountains above Andrews, but easily accessible. It is surrounded by hundreds of acres of family property where renters can access miles and miles of private hiking trails, fishing all within walking distance to the Lake Nanahala.
We feel our cabin, with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and beds for 8, is one of the best value rentals on VRBO. It is clean and newly remodeled. Whether you are coming for the fresh mountain air, a hike through miles of private trails, fishing, white water rafting, swimming/boating at Lake Nanahala within a short walk from the cabin, or just relaxing to a book, video or board game from our small personal library and the soothing sound of the brook behind the house, we are confident the Choga Creek Cabin is perfect for your upcoming vacation.
Our family had a wonderful time at the smoky mountain cabin. There was plenty of room and even with 3 generations everyone was comfortable. We had a great Thanksgiving holiday and we were even blessed with just enough snow to make it picturesque outside. The owners had covered most details and the kitchen was pretty well equipped. We hope to come back in the summer, it seems like there would be a lot of interesting things to do. Thanks to the owners (and caretaker) for their timely responses to all of our questions and concerns regarding the cabin. Even without cable and internet the teenagers had a great time, we brought games, movies and thoroughly entertained each other. Thanks again!!!!!
We were disappointed This should be rented as a barebones place to stay. The trailer next door had mattress's on front porch with a discarded washer in the yard. The caretaker called on day two he didn't know we were due in. It might explain why only a 1/4 roll of toilet paper in each upstairs bath none downstairs. The yard hadn't been mowed in quite a while. My dog had to be dried each time he went out in the dew or rain. No Working tv service only the box and VHS kids movies. The house lacked warmth only one picture on the wall in the whole house. I was very disappointed to say the least considering how much is charged.
We arrived on Saturday, July 19, to a very nice home just right for the six people in our group. The three boys (6, 7 & 11) slept downstairs on the bunk beds and our 9 yr old granddaughter slept on the main level in the queen sized bed. The furnishings were very nice and the kitchen was well equipped. Our grandchildren really enjoyed playing in the creek behind the house and also enjoyed a fire outdoors a couple of nights. It rained all but 2 days of our visit, but that did not stop us from going to the Georgia Mountain Fair on Monday in Hiawassee, or going tubing in the Chattanooga River on Thursday in Helen. When we left to go home on Saturday morning July 26 it was 59 degrees and when arrived home it was 95 degrees in Savannah, GA. We had a wonderful time making memories with our grandchildren and look forward to another trip to the mountains again.
The location was beautiful and the cabin was set up for a family with children. The house was clean and had all the basic necessities. It was a good place for my dog who does not need a fenced yard. The nearby lakes were fun to visit. Our only drawback was getting to the cove. My kids were very excited, but when we went we were on another family members property, he was very friendly, but steered us away from the path we were following, so we got the feeling he did not want us walking near his residence. Other paths were a little unsettling with debris so we sort of stayed away and were unable to reach the cove.
House is every bit as nice as advertised. We had 4 adults and 5 kids (ages 2-9) at the cabin for a week, and it was ideal for our needs. The older kids slept in the downstairs bunk beds, while the little ones and adults were in the upstairs bedrooms. The kitchen is well-stocked with utensils/pots/pans, and we were able to cook all of our own meals with no trouble. (Be aware that there's no dishwasher.) We even grilled kebabs on the handy patio grill and roasted marshmallows on the fire pit. I think the owner's thorough summary on VRBO actually undersells Ingle's in Andrews - it's a modern supermarket with pretty much everything you would need, no reason to go to WalMart in Murphy. You may want to take inventory at the cabin before shopping, though - many non-perishable items have been supplied or left behind by previous renters. Don't buy any more coffee filters. :)
Unfortunately it rained for most of our stay, but we made the best of it and had a great time. The TV with a supply of kids' movies was invaluable for the rainiest days. I highly recommend renting a boat at the marina - we had a picnic lunch on our pontoon boat and even swam a little (the water was freezing!). The younger kids loved splashing in the creek over Little Choga Road (seems more like a 1/2 mile down the road than a 1/4, though). We also took a side trip to Franklin for gem mining, which the kids really liked, and the dads even got away for round of golf in Murphy (the twilight green fees are a good deal in the summer). We tried hiking to the family cove, but it's a long way, and the kids gave out before we made it to the lake. Hopefully someday we will be back when the kids are older and will make it all the way down the path.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|One time cleaning fee||$150 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$25|
The owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities. The owners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest.
By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises and/or its belongings.
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