Cabin, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 11-15)
Although I’ve lived all over the southeast, I’ve spent the last 25 years living in and around the Orlando area. When I was a kid, my grandparents had a summer home in Lake Toxaway, NC that we used to visit every year. That is where I fell in love with the mountains. I’ve always been the outdoor adventure type and that, coupled with my experiences as a youngster, has made owning a cabin in the mountains a lifelong dream. Though I’ve never actually lived there, when I drive up to the Smokys, it feels like I'm coming home.
Alan purchased this Cabin in 2008
Why Alan chose Greeneville
One of the driving forces behind my purchase of this cabin is its close proximity to the Appalachian Trail. I’ve hiked numerous sections of the AT, and this area is one of my favorites. It is the perfect jumping off point for all kinds of outdoor activities. Whether it’s fly fishing Little Laurel Creek (2 miles), kayaking the Nolichucky (9 miles), hiking the AT (1 mile), bouldering at Blackstack Cliffs (8 miles), biking the Paint Creek Trails (7 miles), or having a picnic at 4400’ in Jones Meadow (7 miles), adventure is just out the back door.
What makes this Cabin unique
The cabin is situated nearly halfway between the quaint mountain town of Hot Springs, NC (15 miles) and the historic town of Greeneville, TN (18 miles). Although both offer adventure, relaxation, history, and culture, the best thing about Viking Mountain Lodge is the fact that you don’t even have to get in your car to find something to do. Fish for trout in the creek that runs through the front yard, go for a day hike on the AT, bike along Paint Creek up Viking Mountain Road, or grill out on the deck and enjoy the cool, clean mountain air. On a clear night, walk out the garage and look at the sky, it’s spectacular.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Let's discuss prior to booking
Smoking outside the cabin ONLY!
See the pet addendum in the rental agreement
Of course they are!
Minimum age of primary renter:21
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Perfect place for a walk along AT and perfect place to stay!
The VML had everything we needed. Just bring food and drink and may the good times roll!
Great place to totally unplug
This is a wonderful cabin when you need to completely unplug. It has everything you need for a wonderful get-a-way and is in a beautiful area close to many things to do.
My only issue was the no air conditioning. Of course the week we reserved was a record breaking heatwave for the area. LOL Otherwise, would definitely do it again.
Quality Time Spent
My husband & I enjoyed a pleasant mountain reprieve from SW Florida! We loved the opportunity to walk "the Neighborhood" from the cabin, Chandler Circle one evening & up to Log Cabin Road to the Appalachian Trail, one day hike & return to cabin!! We loved our stay!! One evening, we drove the Viking Mountain Road to the Unknown Roads end, beautiful drive & opportunity for more hiking. In review, it was like staying at a National Park & having the lodge to yourself!
grear time with family
SUPER HOST AND CABIN!
Best place we could have picked! Alan thinks of everything: a fully stocked kitchen, comfy bed, excellent grill, night lights!!!! Wonderful experience. Really appreciated having the cabin book with all instructions, nearby attraction (with all the contact info), and directions!! Extremely comfortable; I felt very much at home.
Relaxing off the grid experience
We really enjoyed our time at VML. It was like going back in time, very rustic in lots of ways, but the awesome kind of rustic. Lots of space, great kitchen for cooking, super well stocked. Nice stereo setup for music. Great firepit and gas grill, etc. Plenty of room for kids, inside and out. Loved the toys available; games, bikes, canoe, etc. If it is clear at all, HIGHLY recommend the drive to Camp Creek or Viking Bald, basically the end of the road. Ask Alan, he'll get you there. GORGEOUS views. Also, the swimming hole at Dudley Falls was pretty close (20 minute?) and a fun place for kids to play.
A few things to keep in mind: the creek is right against the road. So the sound of the water is nice as you sleep, but the creek ends up not feeling like a super "private" place to play or relax. Might not matter to some, seemed like for out kids they ended up playing around the pond more. The water in the house does have a sulfur smell to it, so bring some lemon or some bottled water. Didn't faze us much, but the kids were keenly aware:).
Loved it, would totally go again.
VML is located just 1/2 a mile from the Appalachian Trail, inside the Cherokee National Forest.