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Patrick Greany

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english, spanish

Freebies, Great Views, Sat TV, Wi-Fi, Cell Signal, Popular Cabin!

31 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


Topton Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)



On a ridgetop at 3600 feet elevation, Misty Laurel Chalet has a beautiful view of Lake Nantahala (which is at 3000' elevation) and the Smoky Mountains beyond. Imagine awakening to a gorgeous view of the lake and then taking a brisk walk thru a lovely forest with crisp, clean air. In fact, Robert Redford recently filmed 'A Walk in the Woods' nearby, at Wayah Bald, based upon the book of the same name by Bill Bryson (now showing at theaters across the country). The film's aerial videos were shot by the same video crew who did the videography for our Visit Misty Laurel YouTube video!

Misty Laurel is spacious - 2400 square feet - with two living areas, both equipped with flat screen TVs, DirecTV HD satellite receivers & DVD players, in addition to three bedrooms, so the kids can entertain themselves downstairs while the adults enjoy themselves upstairs. There's also an extra dining table, full-size refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker downstairs, so that increases the privacy options. Take a look at the floorplan illustrations below.

For ADVENTURE SEEKERS: check out the Area Attractions on our supplemental website at www (dot) mistylaurel (dot) com for information about horseback riding, ziplining, whitewater rafting, biking, fishing and hiking.

HOW's THIS FOR A FREEBIE? For rentals of at least a week in duration, we are again offering your choice of a FREE half-day pontoon boat rental at Lake's End Marina or a FREE half-day guided fishing trip on Lake Nantahala with Dale Raxter [www (dot) nantahalaguides (dot) com] , or a $150 voucher toward a guided fly fishing trip on the Nantahala River with Dakota Rogers [www (dot) nantahalaonthefly (dot) com]! For many of our previous guests, these excursions have been among the most memorable highlights of their visits to Misty Laurel. Lake Nantahala is spectacular and there's no better way to see it than from a boat. As well as being an excellent guide, Dale is a life-long Nantahala resident and will regale you with his tales as a park ranger and tracker! He was featured in the recent book "Bear in the Back Seat" about the career of a Smoky Mtn. Natl. Park ranger and wildlife expert. Dakota is the only local fishing guide who can offer a licensed and insured float fishing trip on the famous trout haven, the Nantahala River!



We now have an arrangement with the Nantahala Outdoor Center that entitles Misty Laurel Chalet guests to a 10% discount on the following NOC activities: rafting on any of the 7 rivers served by the NOC, Fontana Lake Kayak Tour, Recreational Kayak Rentals and the rafting portion of the Rapid Transit trip with the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad. This offer is good for ALL our guests, regardless of the length of your stay! Misty Laurel Chalet is the only cabin at Lake Nantahala offering this NOC discount! Every Sat. nite during June, the NOC has live music (check out the NOC website at NOC dot COM).


In addition to lake and stream fishing, rafting and kayaking, hiking is an option, as well as gem mining, horseback riding and visiting nearby attractions, such as the Great Smoky Mtn. Natl. Park, Gatlinburg, the incredible Biltmore House (near Asheville), and shopping in Highlands. Downhill skiing and tubing are available throughout the winter at the Cataloochee Ski Area, about an hour's drive to the north at Maggie Valley. These make great day trips, along with visiting the museums and the casino in Cherokee. There are so many fun things to do, you'll need to come back several times to experience them all!

For after-hours entertainment, there are two HD TVs (46-inch & 55 inch), both with HD DirecTV receivers, plus DVD players, and a VCR. Kids (and husbands!) can be exiled to the big-screen TV in the recreation room on the lower level while others enjoy quiet and privacy in the the main floor living area and the loft. We have high-speed DSL service, so you can stream videos from Netflix, etc., and we have Chromecasts on both TVs to facilitate this!

Here are some other 'Freebies':

FREE use of our 16' canoe (with trailer).

FREE UNLIMITED USE 3 Mbps DSL BROADBAND INTERNET is provided by Frontier and can be accessed by Ethernet or Wi-Fi (bring your smart phone, tablet, or laptop). You can easily stream movies, etc., from your favorite provider, such as HuluPlus, Netflix, Amazon, etc. Download the Chromecast app to your smartphone, tablet or laptop and you can easily stream whatever you'd like to watch to the TV!

CELL PHONE HOTSPOT! We recently added a Cell Phone Hotspot (for Verizon phones only) so you can now send and receive calls & texts.

FREE LONG DISTANCE CALLING THROUGHOUT THE U.S. (no need for a troublesome phone card!).

For lots more interior/exterior photos & panoramas, floorplan, rental agreement, maps, area information, recommended restaurants and our contact information, go to the Misty Laurel website at 'Links to More Information' below and for other guests' feedback and photos, etc.

This is a great place to relax and enjoy the out-of-doors while still keeping in touch!

To check availability and to send an email directly from this site, go to 'Check on Availability' and 'Click to Inquire About This Property' below.

We're looking forward to hosting you! I am almost always readily available by cell phone, text, or email and I will do all I can to assist you with whatever your needs are prior to and during your stay.

Please consider Misty Laurel for your vacation. I'm sure you'll be pleased, as have many previous guests (see their wonderful testimonials! Pat Greany, Owner.

P.S. Please check out our supplemental website at mistylaurel (dot) com for more photos, videos, information about the cabin and the area, maps and the rental agreement.


Keywords: CABIN, Chalet, lodge

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Patrick Greany (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish

About Patrick Greany

Pat and Jo are, respectively, a retired scientist (biologist) and educator (Spanish & French). Our puppy, Mitzi, a miniature poodle, loves being at Misty Laurel!

Patrick Greany purchased this cabin in 2007

Why Patrick Greany chose Lake Nantahala

We love to get away from the heat and humidity of Florida (Tallahassee) and Misty Laurel Chalet at Lake Nantahala is a great place to cool off and have fun!

What makes this cabin unique

While it's nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, we still need to be able to keep in touch. DSL internet access provides for this need, so we can still fulfill our obligations as consultants, etc.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I justed wanted to let you know what a fabulous time Mike and I had staying at the Misty Laurel Chalet. The scenery was breath-taking and waking up in the mornings was like being in the clouds. The facilties we great as well. Once we got there, we felt like just staying and not even taking in the sights - although we did - and it was great to find out there were so many activities just around the corner of the mountain (kayaking, horseback riding, fishing and boating!). Thank you so much for telling us about the Chalet. We look forward to using it again!! It was a very relaxing and memorable stay!
Nov 2007
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Freebies, Great Views, Sat TV, Wi-Fi, Cell Signal, Popular Cabin!
average rating of 4.967742 based on 35 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My husband and I arrived late at night. We were immediately impressed with the beautiful cabin, the fireplace, the size, etc. When we woke in the morning we were absolutely stunned. Little did we know that we had the most amazing view. We woke to a glistening crystal blue lake and a beautiful mountain range visiable from the bedroom window and of course the big picture windows. The wrap around deck was just perfect and we could have spent the entire vacation just enjoying the view, but we managed to tear ourselves away to enjoy some of the many activities the area has to offer. We canoed, hiked fished and did lots of sightseeing. . We only had a few days and next time hope to white water raft. As an airline employee, my husband my husband and I have access to just about anywhere a plane flies, but this was by far one of our favorite spots in the world. We look forward to our next visit. The owner, Pat, could not have been more helpful and was available round the clock. He is very organized has a great notebook full directions and suggestions which served to make navigating the area a breeze.. We highly recommend this cabin. You will not be dissapointed, I only wish there were more than five stars, as this little slice of heaven deserves ten.

Thanks For all, and hope to visit Misty Laurel again.

Tom and Cynthia

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: On behalf of the entire team of folks who endeavor to ensure that Misty Laurel is a great place to stay while enjoying the beautiful Lake Nantahala area, I want to thank you for the wonderful review! It was so gratifying to read your kind words and to learn how much you enjoyed your experience. You will always be welcome at Misty Laurel!! All the best, Pat
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Misty Laurel is perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Misty Laurel in mid September and it was absolutely gorgeous. The Chalet was just as pictured and described and with Pat's directions we drove right to it without any problem. Pat was very gracious to check in with us on arrival day to be sure we had made it and to see if we had any questions. We enjoyed pontooning on the Lake Nantahala and rafting at the NOC. We also enjoyed strolling the are around the Chalet with our two dogs and I will say I don't believe I have ever been anywhere more tranquil. Just perfect. We hope to be back next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so pleased things worked out so well for you at Misty Laurel and in the beautiful Lake Nantahala area! We sincerely do try our best to ensure that you will have a safe, comfortable, and pleasant stay. We try to provide all the amenities required to enable this, including a well-equipped kitchen and means of staying in touch with family and friends, with good wi-fi internet access and communication by phone and cell phone. Thanks for taking the time to post your glowing review! You're always welcome at Misty Lauel! Pat
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Waterloo, IL

Great quality time with our family

  • 5 of 5

This was a fabulous cabin! The owners were extremely wonderful and the cabin was just gorgeous! The view of the lake, the Nantahala mountains, and the Smoky Mountains National Park was breath-taking. We had dinner at the Lake's-End Cafe, rented a boat from the Lake's-End Marina, went white-water rafting at the NOC, and horse-back riding at the Smokemont Riding Stables. Everyone was accommodating and gracious. There was still so much more to do, but we ran out of time. We hope to come back again!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you had such a wonderful time up here! We'll be very pleased to host you again sometime. Thanks for choosing Misty Laurel Chalet for your stay in the Nantahala area! Pat
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Jupiter, FL

Love Misty Laurel

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay at Misty Laurel! Pat is wonderful and had great communication with us from planning answering all of our questions and taking time to talk to us before we rented through end of stay. The house was clean and comfortable with all amenities one could need from a crock-pot's to Chromecast on the TV's. We only had to bring our food and sense of adventure. The view from the chalet was incredible we were even treated with a lightening storm one night that was unbelievable. We enjoyed our coffee on the porch in the morning and cocoa around the fire pit at night. On Wayah Road the main road off of the mountain there were multiple waterfalls along the river and tons to explore locally. The guys went fishing with Dale for a day and the girls in search of yet more waterfalls on an adventurous drive to the Highlands. We had a great time horseback riding at the Nantahala Village Stables which was amazing- they had a very friendly staff and the horses were well trained and well kept! It snowed right before we got there so we got to make a mini snowman with the kids and a few snowballs may have been thrown. Only complaint is that we couldn't stay longer! Would love to return in warmer weather and try white water rafting.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Memorable Experience

  • 5 of 5

I've rented placed various times and I have to say that this has the best experience. Pat, the owner, was very helpful, accommodating and pleasant to work with during my stay. As a matter of fact, he was in Italy when I arrived at Misty Laurel and he called me to make sure that everything was okay. His directions to the the place were very helpful especially since I rely a lot on Google maps.

I traveled with my son and my Golden retriever and the house was just spectacular. It was everything I expected and more. I've been to places where the owner has signs and notes posted on every room. This was not the case. I felt right at home and spent five glorious days, enjoying Misty Laurel. The view from the house was spectacular, and I woke up every morning looking at the mountains and the lake. The view from the top floor bedroom allowed you to look over from bed and see it (just as in the pictures). I enjoyed coffee and wine on the balcony and took in the smells and the sounds of nature. My seventeen year old son enjoyed cable and especially Wifi. I liked that the deck would close completely, so I felt comfortable, having my dog outside. I cooked all our meals and the house had everything I needed to prepare them. We used Pat's suggestions to visit various places in the area, including Cullajasa Falls and Wayah Bald. We also visited various waterfalls in Franklin/Highlands. I hope to go back to Misty Laurel one day, in the summer so we can enjoy the lake and the river activities. Thank you, Pat for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is so gratifying to receive such a wonderful review, and to know Misty Laurel provided an enjoyable, comfortable home base for our guests while they were enjoying the beautiful Lake Nantahala area! You'll always be welcome in the future! Pat
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Misty Laurel chalet

  • 5 of 5

Great cabin! Great owners to work with!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the positive review! Hope to host you again sometime. So glad the weather cooperated too! Pat
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Nearest Point of Interest

Fantastic motorcycling area - Near famous 'TAIL OF THE DRAGON'! Downhill skiing is available in Maggie Valley (Cataloochee Ski Area)or farther north, near Boone. Gem mining in Franklin. Only an hour's scenic drive to Highlands and its many shopping opportunities and elegant restaurants! Gambling at Harrah's in Cherokee (1 hour drive).


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 13 2016
2 night minimum stay
Leaf Season
Oct 14 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 18 2016
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving week
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 27 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 23 2016
2 night minimum stay
Christmas 2016
Dec 24 2016 - Dec 31 2016
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Security Dep $250
Cleaning fee $125
Tax Rate 9.75%

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Topton Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1) King in master bedroom (loft area)., Queen size Beds (1) Queen beds in mid- and lower-level bedrooms., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa bed in recreation/media room downstairs, plus day bed along with queen bed in downstairs bedroom.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Canoe available at no extra charge.

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