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Cozy, Quiet, Rustic Home

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4

Our Cabin is nestled away in the famous Bear Paw community just outside Murphy, NC with 24 hour security.. Enjoy your morning coffee or read a book on your very own private deck while you enjoy the beautiful views and listen to the sounds of nature. The 4th of July, Labor Day, and Memorial Day weekends are very popular at the Bear paw Community. Renters have enjoyed watching fireworks over the lake in a peaceful serene environment. It is sure to be a sight you will never forget. In the mood for exercise? Enjoy swimming at the private community olympic-size pool or you can play tennis while the kids enjoy themselves on the playground, basketball court or fishing pond. Our private marina is available to all renters. Rent a boat for a day and have lunch while cruising around the serene lake. Outside the Bearpaw Community, a ten minute walk will take you to the historical Hiwassee Dam. Picnic tables are available atop the hill where you can enjoy a private lunch overlooking the river.

Tired of being stuck in traffic? Tired of phones ringing of the hook? This is your chance to get away from it all!! Our quiet home tucked away in the smokey Mountains of Bear Paw is sure to get your mind off things and help you enjoy the beauty of nature while still providing the amenities that you are used to at home. It offers that perfect place for a romantic get-a-way or just a weekend escape to get away from it all.

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Cary Duesler
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2017


Murphy Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Cozy, Quiet, Rustic Home
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews

Very Pleasurable Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the cabin very much. Very comfortable and enjoyable stay. Very quiet area. The cabin while and older unit is very charming. Would highly recommend. The owner is very personable and has considered all your needs for a relaxing stay.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always our pleasure and commitment to make the cabin as comfortable as possible. Thank you for the kind words and please come back for another visit. Hope the weather did not prevent you from riding the motorcycles.
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Had a great time

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful, peaceful time. Mr Duesler called me to go over everything and was very nice and helpful! Favorite thing was the big screened front porch!!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Denise for the nice feedback. We hope that you will return for another visit.
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  • 5 of 5

We loved this cabin ,very cozy and the resort is awesome ,many things to do it and the views inside the mountains are wonderful .

Very recommended .

It's a peaceful place and the air is so pure.

The Hiwassee Lake is so beautiful and the water is so war make you jump immediately .

Valenzuela Family .

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Affordable older cabin in need of updating

  • 3 of 5

I'll start with the positives. First of all I do want to say that the owner was nice and pleasant on the phone. They were nice and easy to work with. Also it's a very affordable cabin and is in a pretty wooded setting. It was also clean as far as I noticed. Now for the negatives, we arrived at night and had a very difficult time finding the cabin per the owner's verbal directions. I recommend putting the address in GPS. When we walked in we were immediately met with a distinct smell of age mixed with lack of use. The smell never seemed to go away either. I would say that most of furnishings in the cabin with the exception of the TV's date back to the 70's. Unfortunately that seemed to include both the linens and the towels. The larger bed had an egg foam topper and you could feel every indentation through the thin sheets. My mom tried to sleep on the twin next to the window but ended up on the living room couch. She said it was the hardest bed she'd ever slept on. We couldn't sleep comfortably enough to warrant staying our 2nd night and ended up heading home the next day. Some people might be fine in this "rustic" cabin, unfortunately we couldn't make it work for us.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Neighborhood

  • 4 of 5

We stayed a week in Bear Paw with our 4 year old son and had a wonderful visit. The view of the mountains and lake from areas around the community are breathtaking! We enjoyed the community pool and rented a pontoon boat from the marina to explore Hiawassee Lake. Overall, our stay couldn't have been much better. The cabin had everything we needed for a lovely week away. My only complaints would be no wifi or cell service from the cabin. We were told this before arriving but I underestimated how remote this area is. There was wifi down the mountain by the pool, but of course we were only there for a couple hours a day. I would have certainly paid a little extra for added wifi at the cabin, but overall it's a minor inconvenience. The only other "issue" was very limited hot water. Showers had to be very quick (5 minutes max) and spaced apart. All that said, for the price we paid we felt like we got a great deal on a lovely cabin and would certainly come back again.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We LOVED staying here!

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a "rustic" mountain get-away to go to with our 10 and 11 year old girls.

The first thing we LOVED was "no cell service". We could REALLY unplug! Verizon does work a bit. At and T does not.

Bear Paw community is beautiful! The views are stunning. The people are REALLY nice! Very safe place to be yet it feels like you are really away from it all!

The lake is SO clear and refreshing. We drove to the dam every day and the girls swam and played. They LOVED to play in the clay at the shore and gather beautiful rocks which were everywhere! So, if you like rocks, plan to be in heaven!. They also picked fresh wild blackberries. They did NOT want to leave. We grilled out there as well. My pictures are absolutely beautiful!

We also rented a boat/tube for the day at the marina. That is a MUST! It is hard to pick out a "favorite day" but that is up there! The people at the marina are SO nice! It was worth every penny!

We didn't have to drive anywhere to experience nature and beauty, except for the 1 mile drive to the dam. We picked Bear Paw because of the lake, pool and park etc.. BUT with all of nature, our kids had NO desire to go to the pool or park etc... JUST PURE PLAY TIME!

Cary's cabin is "rustic". So, if you are looking for a fancy cabin, this is not your spot. Personally, we LOVED it. We loved how warm and cozy the cabin felt. It was exactly what we were looking for. At night the girls would play outside catching lightening bugs and feeding squirrels peanuts. :) We sat on the screen porch a LOT! It was SO peaceful! I wish I had the words to describe.

Cary suggested we bring toilet paper so we did. No big deal. Everything else was there.

We also recommend bug spray. Mosquitoes and horse flies were quite active--but that is to be expected this time of year.

We HIGHLY recommend this cabin!! We wish we could have stayed longer but we moved on to explore Brevard N.C., which is pretty BUT honestly, this was BETTER!

Thank you Cary! You were GREAT to work with! Thanks for sharing your space with us! We are all grateful for our experience!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Atlanta Airport
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Cherokee Hills Golf Resort
Car: necessary

Our Ridgewood Retreat is nestled by itself on beautiful Lake Hiwassee in the mountains of southwestern North Carolina. Lake Hiawassie, a scenic,quiet, 18 mile long mountain lake, offers the charms of casual fishing, boating and swimming. In addition, the community offers an olympic size swimming pool, tennis court, children's playground, and a large full service marina to rent boats. The Ridgewood retreat is part of the Bear Paw Community and is located just 2 hours from Atlanta, 21/2 hours from Ashville, and 11/2 hours from Chattanooga.


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
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $45

80/night 500/week
Rates for Holidays will be slightly higher.


Renters will be responsible for any damage

80/night 485/week

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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