'LAST BEND LODGE' A PREMIUM WATERFRONT HOME IN THE WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA SMOKY MOUNTAINS. PLEASE SEE 'AVAILABILITY CALENDAR' BELOW FOR OPEN DATES.
Last Bend Lodge, on the Scenic Banks of the Beautiful Nottely River, is so named because The Nottely performs a hairpin bend right in front of The Lodge, The Last Bend in the River before it disappears into the Vast Natahala National Forest!
Several miles downstream The River flows into huge, pristine Lake Hiawassee which has over 150 miles of shoreline, 90% of which is unspoiled National Forest Land... Open to ALL! The Lodge is situated at 1500 feet elevation and within the area are peaks in excess of 5000 feet. The River sweeps up from the Southwest, executes its turn in front of The Lodge and bubbles off to the Southeast. The view from the massive, elevated deck is just spectacular.
Last Bend Lodge was constructed in 2003 and is bordered by The River in front and The National Forest and our other home, River's Edge Cabin, on the other sides. Rushing Branch Creek tumbles down the mountain and into The River between the two Homes. The Master Suite features French Doors which open to a private, screened section of the deck overlooking The Creek. Yes, this is a private, secluded and very unique site and yet it is easily accessible, with no steep or precipitous driving, and not at all remote.
Convenient Access and Excellent Privacy... The Best of Both Worlds! We are located in Cherokee County, North Carolina (The Westernmost County in the State) about seven miles west of the Bustling Mountain Town of Murphy, North Carolina which is also the County Seat. Murphy has a Junior College, a substantial Medical Center and a Regional-size Wal-Mart as well as many other dining and shopping options.
The World Renowned John C. Campbell School of Folk Arts is a must see. They welcome you to walk right into the classes which range from Blacksmithing to Blue Grass Music.
Come to Last Bend Lodge. Always peaceful and quiet of urban noise. Cool in the Spring and Summer, when the birds are singing and the fish are jumping and snug in the Fall and Winter, when the hills and valleys are ablaze with color and the peaks are capped snow white. Hike, bike, fish, antique, sightsee, and all of the other many activities... Or just sit on the porch and listen to The River Flow By.
*Pets are welcome for a $50 per pet fee. There is also a $50 per pet extra (refundable with no damage) security deposit. We offer a professionally constructed, covered & lockable kennel.
*Last Bend Lodge is 'Smoke Free'. You may smoke on the porch but absolutely not inside.
PS: If Smaller, More Economical Accomodations would suit you better please checkout our River's Edge Cabin. This Snug 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Home is located right next door to Last Bend Lodge & is also right on The River. There is a picture of River's Edge included in this listing however for complete details please see VRBO Listing # 7482.
PSS: Carl, Our Neighbor & Property Manager & Your Host while at Last Bend Lodge or River's Edge Cabin, has just finished contruction on two Brand New and very cute Rental Cottages. They are right on the River and very close (easy, 2 minute walk) to Last Bend & River's Edge so if we are unable to accomodate you we will put you in touch with Carl.
My family stayed at the cabin July 16-23. We had a wonderful time fishing, tubing, and relaxing. We spent many hours on the spacious front porch reading, having dinner and just enjoying nature. The cabin is close to town and many recreational places. The cabin is beautiful on the inside (better than the pictures). I was surprised at how well stocked the cabin was. The kitchen was nicely stocked with spices and other items one doesn't think about when grocery shopping while on vacation. There were games and puzzles for our grandaughter and daughter. I would highly recommend this cabin for your mountain vacation. You will have a wonderful time. We hope to visit again!!!! Thanks Michelle for sharing your home with us!!!!!
In the summer of 2008 my wife, two daughters, and I spent an incredible week in this cabin. The cabin was immaculate, with charming decor and furnishings. Nestled in the lush wooded hills of eastern North Carolina on the banks of a pristine river, we were never at a loss for resplendent scenic views. During the days we took short road trips to the Biltmore in Asheville, Smoky Mtn National Park, and even caught a Braves game in Atlanta. We spent the cool evenings playing cards and board games on the spacious front porch while looking out as the moon's reflection sparkled and danced on the river. Even the little town of Murphy is full of delightful surprises, from the river side walking trails to the Cherokee history museum. This was by far one vaction our family will never forget
My family and I were there for spring break. We could not have imagined a better place for our stay. The description given by the owners is exactly what we found. The cabin is very large with 3 generous bedrooms. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything that we needed to have our meals there(minus the food!). The bathrooms were clean and comfortable. This was truly a home away from home. the beds are VERY good, as were the linens. The porch is huge and was the ideal place for my morning cup of coffee, as well as a meditative spot to watch the river flow by in the afternoon. The property managers were so sweet, and answered all our questions, as well as giving us suggestions for day trips. We were all sad to leave this mountain paradise.
This is the second time that we have stayed in this cabin. The view of the river in unbelievable. The early morning fog at the bend was breathtaking and looked like a postcard! We all enjoyed relaxing each evening on the huge porch. The cabin itself is lovely, comfortable and extremely clean. The location of the cabin is wonderful as it is close to fishing, hiking and white water rafting on the Nantahala River. The kids especially loved taversing the river and picking peaches from the peach tree on the banks. We have many wonderful memories from our trips to your lovely cabin!
We stayed here in the Fall and the scenery couldn't have been more beautiful. The large front porch was wonderful to sit and have our morning coffee or glass of wine in the evening. The house is quite large and very clean with all room furnished perfectly. We enjoyed hiking in the surrounding woods and the river is right outside your door! The town of Murphy is charming and the cabin in close enough for a day trip to the Biltmore Mansion. We would recommend this for couples or families that want to enjoy a relaxing and peaceful vacation in this lovely spot!
Excellent Fly Casting & Fishing right in front of The Lodge & virgin waters downstream, if you're willing to hike down-river into The National Forest, Whitewater & Calm Water Rafting, Canoeing & Kayaking, Hiking (from easy to Most Difficult & we're only a short drive to The Appalachian Trail), World Class Motor Cycling, ORV'ing in the vast, World Class Upper Tellico ORV Area, Antique Shops, Indian Reservations/Casinos, Huge TVA Dams & the John C, Campbell Folk Arts School where Old Time Crafts are taught, Side trips to Atlanta GA, Chattanooga TN, Nashville TN, Knoxville TN, Gatlinburg TN, Smoky Mountain National Park, Asheville NC & Greenville SC are all about 100 miles/2 hours away, Of course it is perfectly acceptable to sit on the porch & listen to The River flow by, Most Relaxing