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One-of-a-Kind Hollow: Nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Campbell Mountain Cabin is a classic, storybook log cabin perched in a green hollow in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina.

A single-lane dirt road curves through the old woods past breathtaking views, to the cabin. Quiet, pristine, hidden in a forested oasis of seven private acres among 200 acres of undeveloped land, the sweet two-bedroom, two-bath cabin is a romantic and utterly private retreat made for photographers, honeymooners, writers on retreat or anyone needing the revitalization that nature confers. Frasier firs soar all around the little cabin, and a clear stream tumbles down the hillside from pool to pool, running beneath an arched stone footbridge on its way to nearby Fontana Lake.

At Campbell Mountain Cabin, life’s pleasures run simple and deep. An artesian well on the property - which doubles as a wishing well - provides water so sweet and cold that you might not wish for anything more.

A rocking chair under an apple tree surveys a ravishing view down the mountainside. Inside the cabin, natural pine walls and generous windows frame the deep, vivid green of the forest and the gleam of the pond, while the stream, birds and peepers play a constant symphony. The cabin’s living and dining areas share a high-ceilinged space, anchored by a stone, wood-burning fireplace. Comfortable seating faces the fire, and French doors open to a wide, covered deck that extends out over the stream. The efficient kitchen is very well-equipped, though in warm weather the outdoor grill is often the culinary headquarters of choice, overlooking the rhododendron forest and the silvery brook. The property – a former apple orchard, terraced for planting - has been beautifully landscaped with smooth river rocks; a three-tiered waterfall and a river rock wall are sculptures in stone.

The cabin has two airy bedrooms with rustic, log queen beds; one on the lower floor and the other, with a wood burning fireplace, in a loft. The couch in the great room pulls out into a third queen size bed.

There is an outhouse on the property for tradition’s sake - complete with a crescent moon carved into the door - but the cabin itself has two fully modern baths, one with a deep jetted tub, the other with a walk-in shower. Out on the deck, the wonderful, roomy hot tub can fit up to six people. And a surround sound dry sauna on the front deck easily accommodates 2 to 3 guests at a time.

Air conditioned in summer and snug in winter, Campbell Mountain Cabin is a sanctuary at any time of year; so far out in the woods that it remains blissfully free of cable or satellite (though a well-stocked DVD movie library is provided).

Country barbecues around the fire-pit are a beloved Campbell Mountain Cabin institution, especially with the bluegrass accompaniment of local musicians. Private chefs can provide authentic, delicious Carolina fare for gatherings of up to 12 people, for - though wild turkeys, deer, owls and eagles are the cabin’s most regular visitors – Campbell Mountain Cabin is a truly fabulous place to throw a party.

Spring comes early in the Great Smokies, and the woods burst into legendary flower. It is a sublime time of year, the air soft and fragrant, the night thrumming with stars and cricket-song. This is an old and historic area, and there is much to do at the cabin and beyond.

Hiking and cross country skiing is available right from the property, and tubing down Deep Creek, kayaking the famed Nantahala Gorge, riding the Great Smoky Mountain Railway, rock climbing, tennis, photography, swimming, hunting, and boating are very close by.

The area is known as 'the fishing mecca of the Southeast.' There are 26 Swain County fishing locations included in the 4 rivers, dozens of mountain streams and two large lakes. The shops, restaurants, museums and theatres of Bryson City, nearby Sylva, Waynesville and Asheville are just a short drive away, as are Civil War sites, Indian Reservations, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and even a year-round theme park called “Santa's Land” - highly popular with the younger set.

Keywords: Log Cabin with picturesque river rock accents on a secluded 7-acre private, natural habitat with a babbling brook, private walking & hiking trails, 5,000 Fraiser Fir Christmas trees with 15-year old growth, breathtaking mountain views within walking distance, an artesian wising well on the property, perfect for couples, photographers, honeymooners, families and for family reunions.

More Details

Robbie Campbell
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 10, 2017

About Robbie Campbell

As newlyweds, Dale and Robbie Campbell discovered this unique property in September of 2001 and have continued to add new landscape and trees surrounding the Cabin each year. Dale owned a Charleston construction company and Robbie currently has an Atlanta-based strategic marketing consulting firm. Their creative talents and passion for a wonderful and secluded Mountain environment has resulted in a one-of-a-kind vacation spot.

Robbie Campbell purchased this cabin in 2001

Why Robbie Campbell chose Bryson City Area

We believe that Campbell Mountain is the most beautiful place on earth -- smack in the middle of some of the oldest mountains in the world. Bryson City is located in a natural rain forest and thus is enveloped in a variety of shades of lush green foliage most of the year. Wildflowers, a wide variety of tall trees and the surrounding bird sanctuary are reasons enough to include seasonal visits to Campbell Mountain.

What makes this cabin unique

Private walking trails, within walking distance of views of The Great Smoky Mountains National Forest, cascading waterfalls and ponds, a babbling brook and artesian well, seclusion, outdoor hot tub and firepit, a restful spot that is perfect for photographers, honeymooners, family getaways or a concentrated writing or reading retreat.

There are no other homes visible from 'Campbell Mountain'. As a licensed boat captain, Dale can easily arrange for fishing expeditions or a white water or Lake adventure for you and your guests.


Bryson City Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Downstairs bathroom includes a walk-in shower. Loft bedroom includes a Jacuzzi Spa Tub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds in both bedrooms and a queen-sized sleeper sofa is in the great room.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
5,000 Frasier Fir Trees dot the landscape of the property known as 'Campbell Mountain.' In Cabin Massage: A duo of massage therapists can provide individual or Couples Massage on the front private deck or inside The Cabin. 60-minute sessions: $80 each 90-minutes sessions: $100 each Add a $20 travel fee to the total cost of service. Hot stones or upgrades or deep tissue massages are only an additional $15. Add-in hair and scalp treatments and foot scrubs, also available. Visit Or call Gina at 828-736-4019 or Braden at 828-736-6960.


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One-of-a-Kind Hollow: Nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains
average rating of 5.0 based on 52 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We loved it. Perfect for our family!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Return often. Tell others. And let us know how we can make each visit enjoyable and memorable.
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Very Pleased

  • 5 of 5

Great Location, beautiful well maintained cabin. thanks Jack & Debbie

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house in the mountains. Very private. So relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

Robbie and Dale did a great job with this vacation house. Absolutely beautiful home with all the amenities you could possibly need. Every appliance, dishes, cooking utensils, herbs and spices, and breakfast foods and snacks. The house is clean and spotless. So peaceful sitting in the hot tub in the morning listening to all the birds on the property or at night listening to the owls and crickets. Thanks again Robbie and Dale for helping to make our honeymoon special.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jacksonville, FL

Beautiful Cabin, Great Hosts

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I just returned to Florida from a four night stay at Campbell Mountain. The cabin is even prettier than the photos suggest. The hosts made sure everything was super clean and ready for us, and they kindly left us breakfast food and sweets to enjoy. The location is beautiful, with lovely rolling hills to drive on as you approach from Bryson City. There were great things to do outdoors very near the cabin and we truly enjoyed ourselves. Robbie and Dale Campbell have a great cabin in a great city. I highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write these precious words. Return often. Tell others. And let us know how we can make each visit relaxing, enjoyable and memorable.
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Quiet, Clean, and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I really enjoyed our stay. It was very quiet and very clean. The pictures do not do the cabin/property justice. We were surprised how much we enjoyed sitting on the deck and listening to the sounds of running water and the birds. We could have spent the entire trip on the property and would have been perfectly happy.

The cabin is located near downtown so it is a short trip to shopping/restaurants. Can't recommend this place enough.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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If earth has a perfect place, this cabin is it!!

  • 5 of 5

Robbie and Dale are amazing host/hostess. Every detail is attended to , the cabin is clean and truest is nestled in the woods. Will come here again!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Nantahala Brewing Company
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Sequoia National, Cherokee
Nearest Train
6 Miles
The Great Smoky Mountain Railroad
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Cork & Bean on Everett Street
Car: necessary

Hiking on Turtle Springs Road or nearby in The Great Smoky Mountain National Park, with no neighbors in sight feels like you are tucked away at the foot of a mountain in a 200-acre setting, reading or conversing from an outdoor deck, hot tubing in the Rhododendron Forest (just outside the cabin's downstairs bedroom).

Nearby attractions include Deep Creek outdoor hiking, picnic and tubing adventure destination, Cherokee and Harrah's Casino and Santa's Land, Nantahala Gorge - Outdoor Adventure Capital for white water rafting and kayaking and Sylva - a picturesque close-by mountain town with lots of shopping and dining options -- all within a 10 to 15 minute drive, only 55 miles west of Asheville.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 10.75%

One-time housekeeping fee: $75.00 (for more than 4 guests, $25 per guest will be added to the housekeeping fee)
Hot Tub cleaning fee: $50.00
Firewood: $25.00 per delivery

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.