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Mike Henrie

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish

Secluded and Peaceful w/ Spectacular Smokey Mountain Views on Lake Nantahala

29 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin

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Lake Nantahala Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Perfect Secluded Cabin - Amazing Views of the Smokey Mountains w/ hiking trails

We can't adequately describe how peaceful it is to sit on the deck of our little cabin and listen to the birds and the wind through the trees as you watch the sun set over the Smokey Mountains. With the Nantahala National Forest literally as our back yard, this new log cabin is the perfect secluded nature getaway! After getting one of the best night’s sleep you've ever had in our pillow top bed, you'll have the energy to try Fly Fishing or White Water Rafting the Nantahala River, or Water Skiing on the glassy water of the highest elevation lake east of the Mississippi (Nantahala Lake is just 1 mile down the road from the cabin) or hike the nearby Appalachian and Bartram Trails. Area activities also include mountain biking, kayaking, hunting, golfing, swimming, sight-seeing, and more. We've got some DVD’s at the cabin in case it rains. The cabin is stocked with everything you'd have at your own kitchen plus a propane grill on the deck. The quaint little towns of Andrews and Murphy are just a short drive away - if you don’t want to cook your own meals or forgot your favorite fishing lure.

Our renters continually tell us how peaceful and therapeutic it is to stay at our cabin. They mention having great plans to visit touristic attractions and outdoor adventures - but are so lured by the peace and beauty surrounding the cabin that they end up spending most the day kicked back on the deck enjoying the views or sitting at the fire pit watching the stars illuminate the sky.

NOTE: While mountain roads are sometimes steep and curvy they are well maintained paved roads and completely accessible. We have gone to great lengths to make the cabin as accessible as possible, but our gravel driveway is EXTREMELY steep. Therefore, we REQUIRE all renters to either have 4 wheel drive or all-wheel drive. If you don’t have such a vehicle we require you to park at the bottom and hike up. This is a typical request for mountain cabins and not an unreasonable expectation, unless you're unwilling to hike the last 800 ft.

Renting Online: If you're reading this then you're ahead of the game when it comes to online renting. We have tried to make the process as simple as possible. Feel free to call us at any time if you have any questions about the process. If you're ready - just “book online”. Once we have received confirmation of the payment you will receive a detailed set of directions to the cabin which also include the 'key box code' for entry into the cabin.

Final note: This cabin is REMOTE by US standards - so be prepared for no cell service, no TV, no WIFI, and no one bothering you!

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mike Henrie (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish

About Mike Henrie

As a child I would come to this property on extended family reunions. My mother was raised on the property when there was no running water or electricity. Enchanted by the stories of her childhood, my father he loved visiting her family and hiking the mountain trails with my Uncles. When my Grandfather passed away in the 1989 my family inherited a parcel of the property that had been in our family since the 1830's. I embraced my father's vision of developing and building on our 'family' land in North Carolina and shared that vision with my wife when we first got married. Even as we were finishing our degrees at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah we began saving. In 2003 I joined the Air Force and was stationed at Warner Robins, GA. We practically raised our boys on the weekends hiking up and down the mountains trying to find the right spot for our own cabin. In 2005 my Uncle Frank granted us 4.88 acres of his inheritance and we eventually built the cabin you see here. In 2007 we were transferred to Alaska. After 6 heavenly years there we received orders, and in 2013 made the epic 45 day journey from Alaska to Virginia - via 17 National Parks, to our current duty station at Langley AFB, VA.

Mike Henrie purchased this cabin in 2005

Why Mike Henrie chose Lake Nantahala

If you want to watch TV, talk on your Cell Phone, check your Email, and surf the Internet - then you should look for a different cabin. If you'd like to get away from all of that - then this is the PERFECT cabin for you! Read the reviews.

Then, book your vacation and enjoy the life changing memories you'll make in the Mountains.

What makes this cabin unique

Rest, Relaxation, Serenity, Calm, Quiet, Secluded, Inspirational.


based on 29 traveler reviews

Secluded and Peaceful w/ Spectacular Smokey Mountain Views on Lake Nantahala
average rating of 4.7586207 based on 29 reviews
Clover, SC

Great Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Me and my girlfriend recently visited this cabin over New Year's and loved it. The place looks new inside and out, and it has everything you need. This was our first mountain vacation and it was perfect. I definitely reccomend checking out Wayah Bald, the view is amazing. The driveway is exactly as described, but if you like using your four wheel drive, like me, its quite enjoyable. Overall no bad remarks, i would love to come back in the summer and be able to enjoy the lake.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2010
  • Stayed: Dec 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you Josh. We're glad you enjoyed the cabin and would love to have you back this summer. This summer we'll ty to make the driveway 2 wheel drive accessible again-though to me it kind of adds to the remoteness to only let 4x4's in.
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The cabin is our happy place

  • 5 of 5

Secluded and peaceful setting. We had an amazing time. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simply Perfect

  • 5 of 5

The cabin itself was great. The walk up the drive wasn't to bad at all but having a 4 wheel or all wheel drive vehicle will definitely make it more convenient. The views from the cabin were awesome and not having phone, internet, or cable was very nice. Definitely recommend getting a map of the area as your GPS on your phone wont work if that is what you depend on. Lots to do around the area from fishing, hiking, biking, and boating. Smoky Mtns. are a pretty short drive away. I highly recommend staying here and do look forward to going back myself at some point. I can't thank Mike and his family enough for renting out there cabin to people to stay at. It was an amazing vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful, Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5

We had a relaxing weekend with white water rafting. It was nice to come back to a cozy cabin in the mountain and sit by the fire after rafting all day. The bed was very comfortable and the cabin was very clean and maintained well. We will be back to this cabin for sure!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, great view, super quiet

  • 5 of 5

We spent one night at Mike's cabin in May 2016 (4 people total). It was great. We met Mike as we were arriving. He was friendly and helped us out in order to get our things up the hill (regular car wont go there, DONT TRY). The cabin was cozy and very clean and the table was set, which I felt was a very nice attention. We used the outside grill for diner, and had a chance to listen to the birds and watch a deer next to the cabin (10feet).

Be aware that the hill to climb is quite steep and if you have people who do asthma in your group they might not want to do the climb more than a couple time. Apart from that, no issue.

Print the instructions in advance, no reception over there.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is very rare that I get a chance to meet the guests renting our cabin. Thank you for sharing your thoughts about your experience. We just happened to be in the area that day so it was nice to be able to help you guys out. We have tried to the best of our ability to make our guests aware of the steep gravel driveway, warning them not to try and attempt to drive it without 4x4. But with that said, the view at the top is worth the hike for those that have to do it. We would love to have you back again.
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Awesome experience, we're definitely returning!

  • 5 of 5

Me and my wife had a wonderful time. Mike has thought of everything and the cabin was perfect. It's a remote area which was great and allowed us to unplug for a week. We are planning a return visit with family and hope this can be a regular yearly trip for us. Nantahala area is beautiful as well and we enjoyed meeting the locals in Andrews. Thanks Mike for sharing you home with us!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you were able to take a relaxing vacation in the mountains. We'd love to have you back! Remember, all of our returning guests get a "buy one- get one free". Come this summer and go boating on the lake or fly fishing on the river.
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Nearest Airport
152 Miles
Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Monte Alban Mexican Restaurant
Car: necessary

Our cozy little log cabin is nestled in the mountains bordering the Nantahala National Forest on the edge of Nantahala Lake - between Franklin and Andrews North Carolina. We are in an ideal location for hiking, fishing, boating, and swimming. We’re literally within 5 minutes of the Appalachian and Bartram Hiking trails, several mountain bike trails, and lots of little stream crossings and waterfalls. If you’re into scenic drives or motorcycling, the area is flooded with world famous drives - including the infamous 'Tail of the Dragon', Cherahola Skyway, and the Smokey Mountain Parkway. Hunting season is incredible around this area! Wild Turkey, Deer, and Black Bear are just a few of the choices. If you’d rather be outdoors than anywhere else, then this is the area for you! Other than our other property in Alaska, I can’t think of a more beautiful place. Oh, if you don’t like to cook your own meals or forgot your favorite fishing lure, the town of Andrews is only 10 miles away.

Stay up late - because star gazing the night sky is just phenomenal and finding new constellations never seen under city lights is a regular occurrence.

Enjoy the fire pit! Bring some s'mores and your pocket knife!


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Lake Nantahala Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Great water pressure - you'll never want to leave the shower. Extra Large Soft towels for 8.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 3 child bed , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Our 3 foot sleeping loft is great for kids! We have 3 kid's size sleeping bags, blankets, sleeping pads, and pillows up there along with some toys and books up there. Extra sheets, blankets, and plush pillows are provided for the futon. Crank up the fireplace, grab a blanket, and cuddle while watching a DVD or the sun setting out over the deck.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Smoking is not allowed indoors. Bring your own Coffee if you drink coffee - we have provided a coffee maker. No pets. There is no phone at the cabin, no internet, no cell reception, no cable TV. If you require those things on a vacation to the mountains - we suggest you rent someone else's cabin

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