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Brantz Roszel

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

The perfect vacation cabin for families. Directly on the river.

38 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Murphy / Andrews Area Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

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

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Brantz Roszel (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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!
Apr 2010
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Reviews

4.8
based on 38 traveler reviews

The perfect vacation cabin for families. Directly on the river.
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 39 reviews
5

Serenity by the River

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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5

Beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

Just as described and pictured. Amazing location. You feel like the river is all yours. Owner is great to work with. Very responsive.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Wonderful place. At the end of the road. Beautiful river but cold. Will go back ASAP.

  • 5 of 5

Not far from Murphy town. The cabin had everything we needed. The beds were very comfortable. Just to be a FYI watch out for water discharge every evening at 6-7:00. Very clean and out right awesome cabin. I would live there.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

This is a great get away

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is a perfect get away . it is right on the river and so quiet. We enjoyed our week stay and will be back. It is on the end of a long road and you forget how close you are to town. We met a lot of wonderful people during our stay and enjoyed shopping the local stores and flea markets. This a must rent !!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Private, Quiet, Babbling river!

  • 4 of 5

Very private and quiet location. Enjoyed hearing the babbling river and sitting on the deck swing.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Love, Love, Loved It!

  • 5 of 5

I surely cannot do this property justice in a review, but I can say that we are already chomping at the bit to get back. We miss it and still talk about it. I am not sure there is another cabin that could top this one. It was clean clean clean, and the location was insane....insanely phenomenal, that is. It is literally steps from the river, which was our favorite part. The constant sound of the water was amazing and peaceful. We had a window or door open during our entire stay. We loved the wrap-around (screened!) balcony and enjoyed sitting and eating out there.The fire pit so close to the river was awesome. It was a beautiful evening watching the sun go down, fireside, right alongside the river. The property is the very last house at the end of a long dirt road, and that just added to its appeal. Outside seating was provided on the balcony and chairs for the fire area, and they were all spotless. I've never rented someone else's "home" before, but I felt comfortable and at ease from the moment we arrived. We will definitely be returning to this property. The owner was great with communications - he responded quickly and gave lots of useful information and recommendations. I was concerned with a house on the one side being so close, but it was not an issue at all. We still felt like we were the only ones in the area. We spent most of the time at the cabin just relaxing and feeling pampered. I'm already trying to figure out when we can get back.

P.S. It did cross my mind to keep this secret hideaway for ourselves, but that would just be unfair!

(Sidenote - There is a Harrah's casino just a few minutes away in Murphy if that is of interest.)

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Rates & Availability

Murphy Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$125
From
$150
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$750
$3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 20 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$175
From
$175
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,125
$2,600
 
 
Christmas
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$150
$1,000
$2,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$110
From
$115
Fri,Sat,Sun
$575
$2,050
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 10.75%

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)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Murphy / Andrews Area Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , upper level
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , lower level between bedrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , French doors open onto the porch overlooking the river
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • 1 bedroom on upper level and 2 bedrooms on lower level
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Fire Pit by the river

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