SMOKY MOUNTAIN CABIN ON CREEK NEAR LAKE - BEST PRICE GUARANTEE

BILL HENRIE

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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SMOKY MOUNTAIN CABIN ON CREEK NEAR LAKE - BEST PRICE GUARANTEE

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House, 3 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 3 Baths

Enjoy the Majestic Fall Colors of the 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 (about 1 mile) to a private family cove on Lake Nanahala (follow the trail behind the house to the dirt road, turn left and follow the road to your left at the fork in the road just after a family uninhabited hillbilly 'glory hole'), 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.

We have basic satellite in the basement TV viewing area. Pay per view movies are available at the renter’s expense. 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! Ask about our 'Bed and Boat' value pack for a combined cabin rental and boat rental package.

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. Ask about our 'Rent and Raft' value pack for a combined cabin rental and white water rafting package.

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’re looking for something more traditional Elsie’s is nice. Lastly, 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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Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

BILL HENRIE

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Speaks spanish, english

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 and a beautiful cove on 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.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

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Andrews Murphy / Andrews Area
Wichita Falls, Texas
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LOTS OF SPACE FOR THE PRICE

  • 3 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children
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Andrews Murphy / Andrews Area
Dallas, TX
5

EXCELLENT STAY ON A RAINY WEEK

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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GIRLS GETAWAY

  • 4 of 5
Cabin was excellent. Very spacious! Not having phone service was difficult but overall had a great experience. Would definitely recommend this cabin!
  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: There is no cell phone coverage in the mountain, however, we do have land line phone service in the cabin
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Andrews Murphy / Andrews Area
Marshville, NC
5

AWESOME RENTAL

  • 5 of 5
We had 2 families to stay for a weekend and had a great time!! There was PLENTY of space for everyone, the kitchen was fully stocked with dishes, a crock pot, coffee pot, lots of baking pans, toaster and all. It was very nice to have so much available to us! The bedrooms were spacious and the kids room was HUGE!! The bathrooms were very spacious as well! The cabin was very clean and beautifully decorated! The ceilings were wood and well as the floors....absolutely beautiful! The living room downstairs had a big screen tv with a TON of movies for us to watch and satellite was available as well. We had NO complaints at all with our rental! The owners were great at giving us clear directions and answered all the questions we asked....they were very helpful!! If you are looking for a vacation to get away from the world...this is the place to stay! There is no cell service or internet at the cabin....but that was the BEST part about spending quality time with my family. We actually did ALOT together since there were no distractions. We were not able to walk the trail behind the house because we simply ran out of time.....we were gone one whole day to Bryson City to ride the Great Smoky Mountain Train ride. Also....we were using GPS to get us to the cabin and when it said we had arrived....there was nothing in sight but hills and trees...haha...we kept driving several more minutes and as soon as the paved road turned into dirt, we saw our cabin. GPS just didn't pick up there like the cell phones. Overall....the cabin was PERFECT!!! A HUGE thanks to the owners for a wonderful stay!!
  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Andrews Murphy / Andrews Area
Lincolnton NC
5

FATHER'S DAY WEEKEND

Father's Day Weekend
  • 5 of 5
Great place to stay! The pictures do not do the cabin justice. we felt right at home this weekend. The property was very clean and well maintained. The caregivers were quick to help with our needs ans questions. . The owners answered all our questions and was very helpful to area attractions. This is a great vacation spot for the whole family. Kid friendly! My family rented a boat on lake Nantahala for the day and it was beautiful. The church across the street is charming, and in walking distance is an old hunting lodge full of history. Can not wait to visit again!
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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CHRISTMAS IN THE SMOKEY MOUNTAINS

  • 4 of 5
We had a wonderful stay. The home is so nice and spacious. The furniture is beautiful -what a wonderful retreat. We celebrated Christmas in the area so we had a houseful with 10. We do wish there had been one or two more sofa beds as we had 2 that had to sleep on the couches the whole week. The other accomadations were wonderful. The master bedroom's king bed was a wonderful treat, the room was large as was the master bath. The other two showers certainly helped with 10 people to get through each day. We spent a lot of time relaxing together in the basement in the evenings watching dvds or playing on the Play Station. There is plenty of room in the main area as well as a nice bedroom with 2 sturdy bunkbeds. Being able to do laundry was such a blessing. After traveling 18 hours each way, it was beyond nice to arrive home with little to no dirty laundry. The kitchen was well stocked with most everything we needed as far as pots/pans/dishes. It has been well thought out and supplied. The dining room area has 2 tables. A stereotypical table that seats 6 as well as a raised table that seats 6 as well. It worked for us to have the children at one table and the adults at another. The super surprise was the stocked toy area with a doll house, dolls, trains & track, dinosaurs, 2 rocking horses as well as plenty of chairs for seating. Our children spent a lot of time in there together playing games (there is a well stocked shelf in the basement) as well as relaxing and enjoying the toys. Our dog joined us for the week - it is so nice to have a home that is pet friendly.
The mountains are beautiful in the area! One day we drove to nearby Nantahala Lake as well as up to the Appalachian trail. We checked out the Snowbird Wilderness Outfitters and enjoyed a day of rock climbing, zip lining, paint balling and swinging on the 3-man swing. Our son joined them another day for a trip to a nearby ski resort to snowboard. The children also took many opportunities to hike the trails around the house and check out the creek as well. One day we even had a little snow to make our Christmas vacation white....it was beautiful.
The owners were readily available and very accomadating to our schedule. They keep the house very clean and renter-ready. There were plenty of clean towels, sheets and other linens for the week.
It was the most relaxing vacaion we have had in some time. The kids have already asked several times if we can go again!
  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Andrews House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $25
Pet Fee $110 + Tax
One time cleaning fee $135 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%
Notes Ask about our "bed and boat" or "rent and raft" packages for savings on Nanahala lake boat rental or Nanahala river white water rafting

Cancellation Policy

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

Andrews House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 1st floor shared hallway bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , downstair shared double entry bedroom/family room bath
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , First floor Master Bedroom with master bath
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed , downstairs bedroom, double bunk with bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , First floor bath with shared hallway bath
    Sunroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Playroom with pull out futon couch
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Video Games ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Games
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Game Room
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Golf ...
  • Boat ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lanai / Gazebo
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • museums
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • theme parks
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • sledding
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hunting
  • water skiing
  • jet skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • fishing
  • rafting
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • kayaking
  • tennis
  • basketball court
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