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Easy access, minutes to Folk School, Downtown Murphy and Casino. Pet friendly

38 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Country Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms with Mountain Views

RELAX! This is the perfect country cottage with mountain views in a rural setting, perfect for relaxation, and getting away from it all !

Three Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, gas log fireplace, and two flat screen TV's. Fully equipped kitchen, split floor plan on one level with 2 bedrooms having full size beds and one having a work desk. The master bedroom has a queen size bed and spacious bathroom, with laundry. Wireless internet access throughout, and telephone service provided.

Relax on the covered porch in the rocking chairs and enjoy the peaceful valley with mountain views and wildlife in a quiet rural setting.

Garage and workshop area for guest use, and firewood stored for use in fire pit.

Easy access - At the end of a private state maintained paved road and minutes to the John Campbell Folk School, Downtown Murphy and Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino. Back entrance has three steps or an easy ramp access.

Keywords: Cabin, Mountain View, Easy Access, Central Location

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 27, 2016
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About Rick

Retired CPA who loves living in the beautiful Mountains of Western North Carolina. Owners have lived in the area for 15 years, one mile from the cottage, and are accessible for any questions or issues during your stay.

Rick purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Rick chose Murphy / Andrews Area

Location, easy access to and into the property and cottage.


based on 38 traveler reviews

Easy access, minutes to Folk School, Downtown Murphy and Casino. Pet friendly
average rating of 4.9210525 based on 38 reviews

Clean Comfortable and Quiet

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely love this wonderful mountain country cottage! It is very clean and comfortable. It was our second time staying here and this time we had the pleasure of meeting Rick. He is very accommodating and stopped by just to make sure everything was okay and to see we needed anything. We stayed for a week and looked forward everyday to coming back to this quiet cottage to rock on the porch and watch the wildlife. Will definitely be back again and we wholeheartedly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kim, Thank you for the review and for being a two time guest. It was nice meeting and talking to you and your Mom. Very happy that you enjoyed your stay at the Cottage. Glad you met Tonia, she is always pleased when I tell her how our guest appreciate her housekeeping work. Sincerely, Rick
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Relaxing and Beautiful

  • 4 of 5

Loved the peaceful setting of this cute house. Spent lots of hours on the front porch with good friends, watching all the wildlife and the leaves turning, which turned a great deal in a few days. Enjoyed the fire pit on one of the first fall nights under the beautiful starry sky. Magnificent! Even made s'mores. House has a well equipped kitchen, however, the refrigerator made such loud noises we could hear it on the porch and at night. House was very dusty and floors were not clean. We had to go to the local Dollar Store to buy soap for the bathrooms and toilet paper before we left. The shower heads were watersavers with only a mist for showers. We thought the owners would check in, since they live down the road; but they could have been out of town. All in all, we enjoyed our visit to the Pinhook Cottage and would recommend it to friends. Very relaxing!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Janice, Thank you for the review, and I am glad you enjoyed the stay with your friends. I just replaced the shower head in the master bath? My housekeeper was sick the day you arrived and the other guest left. I did the clean up myself!! Sorry I was not able to meet you, but I was in Asheville. Thanks again, Rick
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Excellent Cottage, Outstanding Owner

  • 5 of 5

This is our fourth stay at this home provided by owner, Rick Jones. We come to the Folk School when there are classes we want and Rick's cottage makes the stay so comfortable and the area around the home is stunningly beautiful. Rick is an absolutely wonderful, gracious and accommodating host, who makes sure your stay is enjoyable. We just keep coming back.

Morris and Verna Lewark, Columbus GA

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Morris and Verna, Carollynn and I enjoyed our meeting at the folk school to see your class work on display. I was impressed with your work as well as the creative work of the other folk school participants !! Thank you for the review, and nice comments. Look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Rick and Carollynn
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roomy and easy to get to

  • 5 of 5

Butcher, baker, candlestick maker...whatever your hobby, you could probably do it with what's supplied in this cottage.

Stayed two weeks. Friends visited on their way through town and stayed a couple of nights. Plenty of room!

Two full bathrooms. Full washer/dryer and dishwasher. EVERY conceivable kitchen item was there (except for slotted spoon!) Plenty of towels. Large kitchen table with seating for four.

Rocking chairs on front porch are solid and secure even for old people. There are bees and wasps near front door, so we used back door which was more convenient from the car, anyway.

It's 19 minutes to Walmart. Easy drive up/down mountain. NOT steep. Very close to John C Campbell Folk School which is world famous. We went to a harp concert there last night.

Cows across the street were fabulously entertaining.

A/c works great. Did not use heat or fireplace. The garage has a gas grill which worked well. There is firewood for outdoor fire.

Showers in both bathrooms were less than perfect because of water-saver. Made shower more of a spray.

There is a blender/Magic Bullet/any serving dish you could want. Large refrigerator. Plenty of lighting overhead.

Went to Blairsville Festival, Andrews, Franklin and every other town within 60 miles.

The Brewery in town has terrific burgers and pizza and the bakery is to die for.

No mosquitoes!

Plenty of closet space.

We sit on porch with coffee then leave for the day. Dinner home and more porch sitting. Quiet area to promote sleep.Only noise is occasional MOO from cows...oh yes, the neat rooster which greets you each dawn is special.

Personable proprietor.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jill, thank you for the review. It was nice meeting you and your husband, and I am glad you are enjoying your visit to Murphy and the surrounding area. I am especially happy that Pinhook Cottage has met your needs and expectations. Hope you will return for another visit. Sincerely, Rick
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Beautiful and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying at your cottage. The front porch overlooking the pasture and mountains with its' cows, deer and fawn, cattle and calves, and turkeys were a pleasure to watch. Rocking on the chairs delightful. The home was cozy, comfortable and lacked nothing. We appreciated the custom grapefruit soap in the bath -really a nice touch! Thank you, we will be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marina, thanks for the review, and for leaving the cottage so clean and picked up. Glad you enjoyed your stay. I always appreciate it when guest notice the little details that we hope make your stay more enjoyable. Sincerely, Rick
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Beautiful! Can't wait to return!

  • 5 of 5

We found the cottage to be clean, well-maintained, and supplied with everything we needed. It was hard to leave the rockers on the front porch. Everyday, we saw something new in the landscape---a deer family, a wild turkey family, rabbits, bluebirds, goldfinches, hummingbirds, and of course, the cattle in the pastures across the road. It was so quiet and peaceful and exactly what we needed! Everything about the cottage was perfect! Rick was very kind and while we didn't get to meet CarolLynn, we are looking forward to seeing them both next year. We can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Soundra, I enjoyed meeting you and really appreciate the gift of your homemade jams and jellies !! Thanks for leaving the cottage so clean, and for taking care of the summer flowers. Sincerely Rick and Carollynn
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Murphy Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Murphy Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Fire Pit / wood provided

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