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Quiet Cabin Weekly Rates -Pets & Kids Welcome-Central A/C-Heat-creek & waterfall

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Two Bedrooms, 1 full bathroom. Sleeps 4 comfortably with 6 possible ( 2+kids)

Silver Creek Retreat is nestled in the Nantahala mountains and 12 miles from the Entrance to the Smokies, Our cabin offers comfort, quietness and fresh mountain spring drinking water. Centrally located in Western North Carolina near Sylva, Dillsboro, Waynesville, Maggie Valley, Bryson City, Cherokee, Franklin and Whittier, there are fun activities and great dining for all tastes and ages. The cabin has central air and heat, a washer that also dries your clothes, A beautiful creek is across the road, A private small waterfall and pond on property, hiking trails are nearby without driving, and a peaceful front porch with hardwood rocking chairs makes our cabin a special place to stay. Fully equipped kitchen has all the dishes and cooking utensils needed should you want to cook at home. Direct TV and a stocked library of DVD movies for those that want to stay home. Come visit, enjoy.

Information Guide: We have assembled a binder with information about the fun activities, restaurants, places to visit based on our own experiences. This binder also tells you all about the cabin and how everything works. We will meet you at the cabin to make sure the accommodations are what you expected and to answer any questions you might have about the area or our cabin.

Dine in our Dine out: Many of our guests think they have to dine out all the time until they realize they would rather stay home at our cabin for many meals and just relax. The cabin has been our second home for years so it is equipped with everything you need to make as many meals as you like. It does not have a dish washer or garbage disposal as we felt that they did not belong in a rustic in the woods cabin.

Our Pet Policy: Many of our guest like to travel with their pets. We welcome pets but have learned some people over extend that welcome. We have had some trouble with mulitple large dogs that are not controlled by their owner. There are many places in the great out of doors for dogs to get very dirty. After one guest left we were cleaning up the cabin for an entire day because of the dirt, silt, hairs and stuff we could not even identify. We have had to modify our pet policy. If you bring a large dog or dogs, we would prefer that they be kennelled when left alone in the cabin. Small dogs never seems to be a problem as they do not wander off into the woods getting covered with 'who knows what'. If you bring a large dog that you cannot or do not wish to control, & you do not clean up after the mess it makes, we will have to charge you an extra cleaning fee or even damage charges. We have learned from our experience that large out of control dogs can actually cause damage to our nice clean cabin.

More Details

L R and Jeni Silver
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

About L R and Jeni Silver

We lived for 30 years on the West Coast of Florida. We came up to the mountains for a vacation and fell in love with the area and the people. We used our cabin as our vacation spot until we finally moved just two miles down the road from the cabin.

L R and Jeni Silver purchased this cabin in 2004

Why L R and Jeni Silver chose Bryson City Area

We had visited the Sylva/Dilllsboro/Cherokee/Bryson City area on a vacation and were looking for a cabin to purchase so we could frequently visit the area.

A few months after visiting the area a realtor sent us a picture of the cabin.

We fell in love with it and purchased it. We stayed in our cabin often and left it just the way we had it when we stayed there. Beautiful pictures on the wall and lots of other fun decorations that make the inside as comfortable as the outside is beautiful.

What makes this cabin unique

Most of our guests love the very quiet setting for Silver Creek Retreat and sitting on the front porch feeling the breeze. We have been told the cabin has a magical feeling of serenity. Come and see for yourself.


Whittier Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom has an old fashioned timed electric heater that still works for those cold winter nights.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Left side Bedroom - 1 queen , pillow top
    right side bedroom - 1 queen , pillow top
  • Queen Size Pillow top mattresses. Cabinets, dressers, luggage rack and closet space all part of the two bedrooms. Also end tables and a clock.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
In the winter firewood is available but at a minor cost. Pets are always welcome and are expected to be well behaved. If you have large dogs that are not well controlled you may be subject to extra cleaning costs. You would be responsible for any damage done by your pet. There are only two queen size bed but between the couches and other bedding for children between 2-4 more are possible.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Quiet Cabin Weekly Rates -Pets & Kids Welcome-Central A/C-Heat-creek & waterfall
average rating of 4.7916665 based on 24 reviews

Absolutely Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was great! Everything we needed and expected. Cannot wait to return!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

Nice cabin with beautiful scenery. My kids loved the spring outback and the creek across the street. Cabin is clean and has everything you need.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks . Glad you all had a fun and relaxing time
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Andrews SC

Cozy and peaceful.

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time. Cabin was well stocked and very cozy. Owners were very helpful.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Experience

  • 5 of 5

We were greeted with a smile. The Cabin was very clean and very well stocked with everything we needed except for food. Warm and cozy...we would highly recommend it and by the way our 3 dogs had a blast

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always pleased when our guests are pleased. Glad you had a wonderful time.
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  • 4 of 5

Very nice, well-kept cabin. Stayed here for a week-long vacation with another couple. We had plenty of room, and the amenities were as described.

The only thing we didn't care for was the washer/dryer combo unit. The capacity is very small, and it takes a very long time. We packed light, knowing we'd have access to a machine, and ended up constantly washing tiny loads of grimy, sweaty clothes (we hiked). A regular stacking washer and dryer would have worked better, but isn't a deal-breaker.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would love to have the space for a conventional washer and dryer. Most cabins our size do not even have any washer or dryer. There is a nice laundry mat in town for large quantities of soiled cloths. Our unit only holds about 2.5 pounds. I was designed for a weekly stay and is especially good for kids, under clothes .bathing suits etc. Not for washing a serious hikers cloths. You would need to visit a much larger cabin for a much larger fee to get a washer and dryer.
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St Pete FL

Peaceful, quiet getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Silver Creek Retreat. It was very peaceful and quiet. You could listen to the soothing sounds of the creek all day long from the front porch, and gaze at a million stars in the sky at night. Great communication with the owners. The cabin is centrally located, Dillsboro, Waynesville, Sylva, Bryson City, Cherokee, Maggie Valley all within 45 mins of the cabin at the most. Blue Ridge Parkway also a must see within 30 mins. Cabin is well stocked with everything you will need. We only wish we knew the history of the 100+ year old 'abandoned' cabin on the side of the road on the way in.....

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words. Write to me via email and I will seek out info on the abandoned building. I do know it was once a hunters cabin. I believe I can learn more. You left the cabin in beautiful condition. Wish there was a rating system where we could rate out guests. Please come back and visit again.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
The Cut,downtown Sylva
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Whittier Country Club
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Smoky Mountain Railroad in Dillsboro-Bryson City
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 74 West
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Kostos Family Restaurant (Dillsboro)
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Maggie Valley (Cataloochee)
Car: necessary

Silver Creek Retreat is located in North Jackson County, our cabin is centrally located near Cherokee, Franklin, Sylva, Dillsboro, Bryson City, Waynesville and Maggie Valley. You can easily reach white water rafting at the Natahala outdoor center, horseback riding in Cullowee and Maggie Vally, Gentle water rafting in Bryson City and on the very nearby Tuchaseegee river. Many golf courses are available in the summer and Skiing in Catalouchee in the winter. We are only 12 miles from Cherokee and the entrance to the great smoky mountains. We are easily within 30 minutes from cultural events at Western Carolina University and the new preforming arts center in Franklin. There is local fly fishing during season and hiking trails nearby. The Smoky Mountain railroad is in nearby Bryson City and great restaurants in Sylva, Dillsboro, Bryson City and Franklin. A beautiful creek is 50 feet away. A private yet small waterfall in your back yard. Enjoy seclusion yet only 10 minutes or less to town

Other Activities: white water rafting, fishing, hiking, The Smokey's and Cherokee.


Rates & Availability

Whittier Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Nightly Rate
May 22 2017 - May 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 28 2017 - Sep 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Sep 10 2017 - Sep 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 25 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75

We will consider stays shorter than a week but there is a 3 night minimum. For stays longer than one month please inquire.
The winter has snow sports and skiing or sitting by the cozy fire, The spring and summer has outdoor sports like hiking, biking, swimming, etc and in the Autumn the leave change color in October in the Smokies as beautifully and anywhere in the country.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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