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Smoky Mountain Cabin on Creek Near Lake - Best Price Guarantee

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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Lake Nantahala House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, living room, family room, sunroom, game room

Enjoy the Majestic Smoky Mountains!!!

The Choga Mountain Creek Cabin, located in Topton near Andrews North Carolina, comes with a guarantee. If you find a better price for a comparable cabin in the Smokies, we will beat your best price.

You will find the comfort of 3 Bed/3 Bath, beautifully situated in the Smoky Mountains above Andrews, the perfect mountain respite for your party (sleeps 8). Tucked away amidst the cool fresh mountain air, you can pass the time listening to the soothing sounds of nature and rushing water, enjoy hiking, fishing, boating, biking, rafting, swimming or exploring.

You will feel at home the moment you arrive to the welcoming sight of an easily accessible driveway and parking area (4x4 not required), a large level grass yard and the perfect covered deck with a calming porch swing (note: garage is not available to renters).

The inside will remind you of a rustic vacation cabin dream with more room than you imagined possible. Beautiful hardwood floors, wood ceilings and walls, surround you in a relaxing atmosphere with all new plush, leather furniture and ample seating. The main level consists of a living room, kitchen, master bedroom & bath, 2nd bedroom with adjoining guest bathroom, and a spacious sunroom/dining room and playroom equipped with toys for tots and a game table for teens and adults.

Downstairs you will find a large family room, more leather sofas, a 56 inch big screen TV, movie/game library, laundry room, and 3rd bedroom with 2 sets of bunk beds and full bathroom.

You'll find an outside entrance to a covered porch and beautiful screen room, as well as a back deck equipped with a gas grill. There is a winding creek running through the property partially fed by a small fresh water spring, perfect for drinking, playing or keeping beverages cool the old fashion way. The property is within walking distance to Lake Nanahala (about 1 mile), six miles from a public boat ramp, ten miles from Andrews where you will find the local grocery store, drug store, restaurants and more.

When you have conquered the dragon's tail, tired from white water rafting, gem mining, riding some of the most beautiful mountain bike trails in North America, playing in the waterfalls, exploring the scenic hiking trails or a fun filled day at the Lake, you can retreat to the comforts of the Choga Mountain Creek Cabin recluse and gather your party around the outdoor fire pit for a marshmallow roast.

TV service, cable or pay per view are not available, however we do offer a nice collection of family movies and the use of a DVD, VHS player on a 57 inch big screen TV. There is a landline phone for your convenience. Local phone calls & local or toll free dial up modem internet are free. Long distance phone calls will be charged 40 cents per minute. There is no cell phone coverage on the mountain.

Emergency Medical Treatment: we are several miles from the nearest hospital. If you have a medical emergency, there is a 911 emergency medical/ambulance discharge center within minutes of the cabin.

Boating: Lake Nantahala is one of our favorite places to enjoy the spring, summer and fall. The water is clean and cool. You will find brochures in the cabin welcome binder for several different places that rent Pontoon or ski boats. We recommend “Lakes End” marina located on Wayah Rd. It is the closest and will get you out on the Lake in no time. Ask at the desk for a map of the lake and where you can tie up and enjoy the rope swings or hike to the waterfalls!

Rafting: There are multiple adventure centers that can cater to your white water needs, brochures are located in the cabin welcome binder. The closest and best value rafting companies are Carolina Outfitters and Paddle Inn Rafting Company.

Fishing: If you have little ones and want a guaranteed catch, there is a trout farm located about 10 miles from the cabin. Prices are reasonable, they provide poles, worms and will even gut and clean your trout for you.

For the more adventuresome fisherman we recommend the river along Wayah Rd. The further you go the more beautiful the scenery becomes. Just stop along the way and pick a spot not already occupied along the river. You can also try down Ole River Road just off of Junaluska Rd. or contact the Nantahala Outdoor center for more suggestions.

Hiking: Please enjoy the many trails and walking areas behind the house and up by the old church and cemetery. The old logging road behind the house will take you to Lake Nantahala. It is all family property and privately owned. We suggest taking a snack or light lunch and plenty of water.

The little white church and cemetery on the hill across the street is fun to explore.

Also a fun family play spot is located just a ¼ mile further down Lil Choga Rd. It is a small area where the creek runs over the road. Our little ones like to “hike” down to splash and play in the cold mountain water.

Mountain Biking: Contact NOC for local maps and details on trails. Or check cabin welcome binder and NOC NC trail gide in cabin.

In Andrews: For those rainy days…there is a small, very affordable, local movie theater located on main street. Show times are normally 7 and 9pm

Out to Eat: There is a new Pizza buffet/Pub with a nice soup and salad bar located by the Family Dollar Store just off Main St. in Andrews. If you want to spice it up a little, try Monte Albon. Their authentic Mexican cuisine is delicious!

Shopping: Ingles in Andrews is the closest grocery store, about 20 minutes from the cabin. If you can’t find what you need there, there is a Wal-Mart in Murphy about 10 minute from Andrews

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish


The Choga Creek Cabin is everything our busy metropolitan lifestyle is not – the perfect family get away. My large family and I love visiting Choga. We explore the miles and miles of private family trails, camp, hunt, wade in the streams and play on the lake rope swings, we enjoy the white water rafting, motorcycle and mountain bike trails, fishing, boating and relaxing to the soothing sounds of the fresh water spring behind the house. We vacation here in our spacious recluse as often as possible, but when we are not here, we are pleased to make our mountain get away available to renters seeking to leave worry, stress and the busy city behind for a season and escape to the carefree life in the mountains.

BILL HENRIE purchased this house in 2007

Why BILL HENRIE chose Lake Nantahala

The Choga Creek Cabin is beautifully situated in the Smoky Mountains above Andrews, but easily accessible. It is surrounded by hundreds of acres of family property where renters can access miles and miles of private hiking trails, fishing all within walking distance to the Lake Nanahala.

What makes this house unique

We feel our cabin, with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and beds for 8, is one of the best value rentals on VRBO. It is clean and newly remodeled. Whether you are coming for the fresh mountain air, a hike through miles of private trails, fishing, white water rafting, swimming/boating at Lake Nanahala within a short walk from the cabin, or just relaxing to a book, video or board game from our small personal library and the soothing sound of the brook behind the house, we are confident the Choga Creek Cabin is perfect for your upcoming vacation.


based on 30 traveler reviews

Smoky Mountain Cabin on Creek Near Lake - Best Price Guarantee
average rating of 4.4666667 based on 30 reviews

Perfect place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Property is too good. Felt like home. Was worried about the accomodation, but after reaching the property it all flew away. Would definetly recommend others to choose this place.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Its the Mountains After All

  • 4 of 5

Well Done interior cabin was absolutely cleaned to a T and beautiful with lots of room for many guests. Kitchen is not huge but its open and proximity to dining area makes it super functional. Bedrooms were great, bed was large and comfortable. This cabin is nestled atop the mountains outside Andrews and thus has no cell or internet signal--if that is a must have this is probably not your cabin, but as a CIO I can sit was nice to be unplugged for awhile. The firepit with dry wood even though it was raining 2 of the days we stayed was a definite plus--made for a great family bonfire on our last night. The drive up is beautiful, other guests were kind enough to leave Ingles cards so stop by the cabin before groceries. Absolutely lovely short drive to the Nantahala gorge so if you are a trout fisherman this is your place.

A couple of nits--the direct neighbors are in a rundown mobile trailer..not that well kept, which I don't think would be bad except the placement of the cabin itself means no real views of the mountains except on drive up and down. For us it was a minor distraction. The shrubbery near porch needs a trim...really minor but the thorns caught several of the kids up and down the stairs. If you are a family that watches what your kids watch then the VHS library is blue ray player only DVD, we didnt care. It was really lovely

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

Wonderful Getaway

  • 4 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time at the smoky mountain cabin. There was plenty of room and even with 3 generations everyone was comfortable. We had a great Thanksgiving holiday and we were even blessed with just enough snow to make it picturesque outside. The owners had covered most details and the kitchen was pretty well equipped. We hope to come back in the summer, it seems like there would be a lot of interesting things to do. Thanks to the owners (and caretaker) for their timely responses to all of our questions and concerns regarding the cabin. Even without cable and internet the teenagers had a great time, we brought games, movies and thoroughly entertained each other. Thanks again!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

We were disappointed This should be rented as a barebones place to stay. The trailer next door had mattress's on front porch with a discarded washer in the yard. The caretaker called on day two he didn't know we were due in. It might explain why only a 1/4 roll of toilet paper in each upstairs bath none downstairs. The yard hadn't been mowed in quite a while. My dog had to be dried each time he went out in the dew or rain. No Working tv service only the box and VHS kids movies. The house lacked warmth only one picture on the wall in the whole house. I was very disappointed to say the least considering how much is charged.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were sorry to hear of the concerns highlighted in this review. We guarantee our rental rates do in fact offer the best value in the area for 3 bedrooms/3 baths, living room, family room, sunroom/dining room, full kitchen, laundry room with free use of washer and dryer, private screened porch, covered front porch with a swing, an outdoor firepit, and a wooden deck with a gas grill. The pictures and videos posted on the website highlight the cabin as it is, with only one picture on the wall. We think the cabin is the perfect combination of rustic and modern. The yard and landscaping are well-manicured although may have extended beyond normal towards the end of this renter´s week long stay. Our family relative neighbor does live in a trailer, however the property is very quiet, normally well maintained and is primarily out of sight from the Choga Mountain Creek Cabin. There is no evidence of the stated mattresses or washer. As is clearly stated on our website and in our welcome kit, we do not offer TV service in the cabin, however we do offer a nice collection of family movies and the use of a DVD, VHS player and a 57 inch big screen TV.
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Savannah, GA

Great place to share memories with our grandchildren

  • 5 of 5

We arrived on Saturday, July 19, to a very nice home just right for the six people in our group. The three boys (6, 7 & 11) slept downstairs on the bunk beds and our 9 yr old granddaughter slept on the main level in the queen sized bed. The furnishings were very nice and the kitchen was well equipped. Our grandchildren really enjoyed playing in the creek behind the house and also enjoyed a fire outdoors a couple of nights. It rained all but 2 days of our visit, but that did not stop us from going to the Georgia Mountain Fair on Monday in Hiawassee, or going tubing in the Chattanooga River on Thursday in Helen. When we left to go home on Saturday morning July 26 it was 59 degrees and when arrived home it was 95 degrees in Savannah, GA. We had a wonderful time making memories with our grandchildren and look forward to another trip to the mountains again.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wichita Falls, Texas

Lots of space for the price

  • 3 of 5

The location was beautiful and the cabin was set up for a family with children. The house was clean and had all the basic necessities. It was a good place for my dog who does not need a fenced yard. The nearby lakes were fun to visit. Our only drawback was getting to the cove. My kids were very excited, but when we went we were on another family members property, he was very friendly, but steered us away from the path we were following, so we got the feeling he did not want us walking near his residence. Other paths were a little unsettling with debris so we sort of stayed away and were unable to reach the cove.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Andrews House Rental Rates

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Refundable damage deposit $25
One time cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.5%

The owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities. The owners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest.
By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises and/or its belongings.

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Lake Nantahala House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 1st floor shared hallway bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , downstair shared double entry bedroom/family room bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , First floor Master Bedroom with master bath
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed , downstairs bedroom, double bunk with bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , First floor bath with shared hallway bath
    Sunroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Playroom with pull out futon couch
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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