|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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Situated on the beautiful Nottely River, you will find our cabin a relaxing escape. It will accommodate 6 guests, but not more than 4 adults. The cabin offers privacy with spectacular views of the Nantahala National Forest and the river. It is located at the end of the road on the river and abuts the forest. The 2 mile drive back to the cabin through the canopy of trees is something you'll remember and enjoy.
Views from the wrap-around screened porch are beautiful. Open the french doors in the master bedroom for the relaxing sounds of the river at night and great views during the day. Evenings by the campfire can produce some very fun and memorable moments. You can also step off the bank and test your skills in the river that is home to a variety of fish including browns, rainbows and native brookies. You'll be amazed at the pristine setting and you will likely be the only person(s) on the river.
For those who enjoy a more active vacation, there's golfing, canoeing, kayaking, whitewater rafting, boating, horseback riding, hiking trails, mountain biking trails, and ATV trails, all within a few minutes drive of this quiet retreat on the river. You can put your kayak in up river from the cabin on the 'release' and enjoy a fun 20 minute ride back to the cabin, or just tube the river when not on the release and enjoy an hour and a half ride back to the cabin.
It’s secluded, yet convenient. Although we’re at the 'end of the road', it’s only a short ten to fifteen minute drive to Murphy, the center of everything in this part of Western North Carolina! Located between the Ocoee River in Tennessee, and the Nantahala River in North Carolina where whitewater Olympic contenders have trained. Here you will find a town reminiscent of days gone by with a very walkable main street with enough cafes, restaurants, and shops to keep you interested. Side-by-side flea markets close by on weekends, a flea market in the city on Tuesdays, and even a downtown farmers market on Saturdays. This is just a beautiful area to travel the back roads and create your own adventure!
Drive the Cherohala Skyway (rivals the Blue Ridge Parkway for unobstructed long-range views). Ride the 'Tail of the Dragon' through Deal's Gap. Visit the Joyce Kilmore Memorial Forest or the John Campbell Folk School for classes in folk art, crafts, contra-dancing, blacksmithing, bluegrass music, etc. Or just take a drive through a country-side replete with post card views.
Daytrips: Blue Ridge, Georgia has wonderful downtown shops and you must visit the Toccoa Riverside Restaurant for a wonderful meal.
Ellijay, Georgia - is the Apple Capital of Georgia - travel along Highway 52 to visit apple barns. Close by is Amicalola Falls - 729 feet of waterfalls, the largest east of the Mississippi.
Dahlonega, Georgia - has shopping at its best and home of The Smith House - a family-style restaurant that is awesome!
Cherokee, North Carolina - has the casino and you can trout fish on the Cherokee reservation land for a nominal price.
Asheville, North Carolina - home of The Biltmore House that is a must see!
Bryson City, North Carolina - Make reservations through Great Smoky Mountain Railroad for a beautiful trip along the Nantahala River and visit the River's End Restaurant for great food.
Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee - visit Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, as well as many outlet stores. Gatlinburg has the seven mile loop full of craft stores.
Keywords: Cabin on the river
What a wonderful time we had. My daughter came up on Sunday and they all went white water rafting and had a nice dinner together. The whole family played in the river just deep enough for kayak but safe for my son to kayak around. The neighbors dogs Murphy and Lady came daily for a treat and we all rode the ATV on the trails. It was a great relaxing weekend. Your home is perfect at the end of the street very secluded.
Thanks for the relaxing weekend, my husband and I desperately needed!
Our stay at the River Retreat was just wonderful. We found the cabin to be cozy and most comfortable. It was very well equipped and we could think of nothing that was neglected. We did enjoy many of the places we visited in the surrounding area but the real attraction was right at our footsteps which was the river. When at its lower levels, it was comforting and mesmerizing. We enjoyed watching it rise during the releases of which there were several durng the week. At its high point it was a completely different river, just fascinating. We also enjoyed watching the local wildlife...geese, ducks, deer, etc.
Brantz, the owner was a delight to work with and most helpful. We met some friendly and pleasant neighbors inclluding Bentley the friendly Golden Retreiver who made frequent visits.
Of the dozens of cabins or cabins we've stayed in over 40 years from Canada to the Florida keys, we both agreed this was our favorite setting. Can't think of a single negative.
My wife and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary at this River property. We stayed Oct 10th - 16th, 2016.
The location is beautiful! This is the last house on the road and there are a couple neighbors on one side, but no interruptions. We barely saw any one else all week. The leaves had just started to change and the colors were beautiful! The screened in balcony is bug free enjoyment of the river and its sounds. There is much peace listening to the river run.
The river is right there and as gorgeous as the pictures show it!
A couple of the friendly local dogs will greet you a morning or two, but are no trouble. Extremely loving.
About the property: Brantz and his wife have everything you need for an enjoyable stay. Anything you would have in your house is there. You only need to bring your clothes and food. We felt comfortable and at home.
The nice features about this property are:
1) Very well kept up property and a bargain compared to many other rentals in this area.
2) Location is very peaceful and the river is right here.
3) All the nice amenities, cable TV and Wi-Fi. I had to work for a little while one day and the Wi-Fi is solid.
4) Stocked kitchen accessories. Most kitchen appliances you would have at your home (all matching, not a bunch of garage sale stuff like we experienced at other rentals), paper towels, dish washing liquid, coffee filters, etc.
5) Bathroom upstairs and downstairs. Two full baths. Real soft and big bath towels. Toilet paper included.
6) Iron and ironing board,
7) Nice laundry area downstairs.
8) Fireplace with stocked firewood, ready to use.
9) Huge walk in closet in the Master.
10) Separate entrance for ground level bedrooms.
Hints to make this place enjoyable:
1) If you can’t climb up one set of stairs this really isn’t the place for you because the main living area is on the 2nd floor and it wouldn’t be fun to be stuck downstairs in the two bedrooms. But honestly, once you’re there you don’t want to leave!
2) The road leading in from the highway is long, about 2 miles and mostly dirt. It is well graded so no problems there, but a little winding. I would recommend getting there during daylight, only so the road is not intimidating. We showed up at 9:30 at night. Once you’ve driven it twice in the day it is not a big deal.
3) Murphy is close and there are many things to do in this area. We just liked hanging out at the house. The people in this region are so friendly and nice!
We had a fantastic time staying at this cabin on the river. The sound of the river really was quite relaxing. It was convenient to Murphy but still very secluded. We stayed a week with both our daughters. It wasn't until our stay was over and we were back home that we experienced the absolute best hospitality we have ever been given by anyone anywhere. On the day of our departure I was loading everything into the car. My wife was going through the cabin making sure nothing was left behind. I think it's worth noting here that ABSOLUTELY NOTHING gets left behind when my wife checks a motel room after our stay. She has an eagle eye and doesn't miss a thing. So when my daughter approached me saying she couldn't find her cell phone I assured her that mom was packing and it wouldn't get missed. Mom had already packed up her room (Our daughter is disabled and unable to do some of that type of stuff herself). I should have mentioned my daughters concern to my wife and double checked with her but was busy loading the car and failed to do so. Upon arriving home and unpacking we discovered that our daughters cell phone was indeed missing! She was beside herself! I am a baby boomer myself and could care less if I lost my cell phone but apparently our generation of kids were born with them attached. Anyway I assured her we would contact the owner of the cabin and see if they could look for it. I emailed the owner and received a prompt reply that they would have the maid watch out for it. The following day I received another email stating that the maid had indeed found a nokia cell phone and that if we could provide an address he would have her ship it to us. A few days later a package arrived in the mail with our daughters cell phone in it along with a small jar of mountain honey. Fantastic hospitality! I feel the owner and his cleaning service went far above and beyond what was required of them. And it was most appreciated! I would recommend staying here to anyone considering it. And if we ever have the need to vacation in the Murphy, NC area again we would quite likely reserve this cabin again!
The cabin was just like it was listed and looked in the photos. This was the first vacation my wife
and I had took alone in 11 yrs. It was a great place to relax, and enjoy watching and listening to
the river run. Close enough to go to Murphy for great food. We stayed for 5 nights and wished it had been longer.
When driving down the road look for wildlife, my saw a Mama Deer and her spotted Fawn as we were driving in on our first day.
That was it she was in love with the place before we even got back to the cabin and river.
Very nice!!! View was awesome. Loved being at end of road.
The house is clean and comfortable,the screened in deck amazing! The river is the star of the show,quite and bubbling over the rocks in the mornings as the mist rises and the sun comes up.....tumbling quickly by in the evening! We can't wait to come back! The owner is very pleasant to work with.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest|
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest|
|Cleaning||$75 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$150|
There is NO Trash pick up. You can avoid the $25 charge if you take your trash to the recycle center. (10 minute drive) The $150 damage/security deposit may be sent via personal check (if so it will not be cashed and it will be returned to the guest withing 10 days of their departure)
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.