|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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Viking Mountain Lodge is an old, 2200 square foot log cabin located inside the Cherokee National Forest near the Appalachian Trail. The cabin sits high up in the Smoky Mountains about halfway between the quaint mountain town of Hot Springs, North Carolina and the historic town of Greeneville, Tennessee. The two story structure is made of rough cut hemlock logs that are hand hewn on the exterior side. With four bedrooms and two full bathrooms, VML has the ability to sleep 15 guests making it well suited for large groups or family reunions.
VML overlooks Paint Creek which runs the width of the four acre property. Whether you’re sitting on the front porch in the handmade cypress furniture, on the deck in the rocking/adirondack chairs, or inside with the windows open, you can listen to the peaceful melody from the rushing waters of Paint Creek. Our guests frequently comment that this alone is worth trip to Viking Mountain Lodge. There is a fire pit in the front yard down by the water’s edge for roasting marshmallows or keeping warm on a cool evening. You can trout fish in the creek or catch bream in the larger of the two ponds on the property.
Go for a day hike on the AT. Have a picnic on top of Camp Creek Bald. Go whitewater rafting on the French Broad River. Fly fish Big Laurel Creek. Head to historic Greeneville Tennessee and visit one of the many museums. Most of all, RELAX!
Although the cabin is rustic, it has all of the amenities of home; a large, fully stocked kitchen, washer and dryer, linens, towels, wood stove, gas fireplace, 6 brand new 5 blade Hunter ceiling fans, gas/charcoal/smoker combination grill, and even a 50” High Definition Plasma TV with 7.1 surround sound for those cold or rainy days. All of this in a spacious, clean cabin decorated with numerous Bev Doolittle prints and many pieces of antique furniture.
Keywords: Cabin, Appalachian Trail, Kayaking, Fishing, Hiking, Backpacking, Canoeing,
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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
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.
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.
Comfotable, quiet cabin, felt like home. 9 adults and two children were in our group with room for more.
Great customer service - Alan called to make sure everything was going okay.
FYI - the back road over the mountain to Greenville is well maintained and easily passable in a car.
Hooe to come back sometime!
Awesome cabin. Very roomy at a great price. Close to many outdoor adventures. Margarette Falls is close by and worth the hike. Great opportunity to get the teenagers away from their phones. They can't wait to do it again! Went to Hot Springs Spa and soaked in the natural hot springs for an hour. Wonderful. Next time, I plan to stay longer. The owner was great to work with and very quick to refund the deposit. Thanks Alan!!!
the place was nice...couple ponds and a nice creek to fall asleep with....kids had a great time...would stay again in a heartbeat...thanks for everything!!!
Our stay was so comfortable, and staying at the lodge was a perfect choice to have family time together while we attended the different events that revolved around my daughter's wedding! We even started talking about future reasons to come back! Thank you!
The cabin is a nice one and nicely appointed. The rental price is also attractive. The downside is no AC, and we were there in early August during a heatwave. Allen recently put ceiling fans in nearly all of the rooms, but on hot and muggy nights this mostly just stirs the air that's already there.
The real key is window fans. We actually went out and bought three inexpensive 20" Walmart window fans late on the night we arrived (about $60). The outside air was 10 degrees cooler at 9pm, and in ten minutes the window fans reduced the inside air by that same 10 degrees. My relatives were shocked by how much more pleasant and livable the rooms became in just those few minutes.
The property was very comfortable and met our needs. Location was perfect for our AT hikers since the trail came so lose to the house. It is very remote so if you want to "get away from it all", this is the place for you.
VML is located just 1/2 a mile from the Appalachian Trail, inside the Cherokee National Forest.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest|
|Pet Fee||$50 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
Rates are based on up to 2 person occupancy. Add $12.50 per person, per night for additional guests.
Cleaning fee is included in nightly price. No additional charge.
$100 off 6 night stay!
Children 2 years old and under stay for free.
We offer a 10% military discount with proof of service.