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Speaks: english

Mountain Country Cottage, Near Folk School and Downtown Murphy, Pet Friendly

32 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Murphy / Andrews Area Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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

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

Cute 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom cottage with hardwood floors, 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 paved road and minutes to the John C. Campbell Folk School and downtown Murphy. 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
Rick (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Rick

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 32 traveler reviews

Mountain Country Cottage, Near Folk School and Downtown Murphy, Pet Friendly
average rating of 4.9375 based on 32 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Could not have asked for anything better. Comfortable and had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Marjorie, Nice to meet you and very glad you enjoyed your stay at Pinhook Cottage. Appreciate you keeping the flowers around the cottage watered, and hope you will come back for another summer vacation. Sincerely, Rick and Carollynn
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Pittsboro, indiana

Great mountain getawsy!

  • 5 of 5

Site is just like pictures. Very peaceful - even the local rooster waited until 9am to announce the day! The house is very cozy and welcoming with the owners artwork throughout. The layout with master bed/ bath on one end with two bedrooms and a bath on the other is ideal for families and/or friends. Once we navigated our way to the main highway (10-15 min) we had many choices to eat, shop or just be tourists. My favorite activity was rocking on the front porch where you stayed cool and dry no matter the weather. Thank you Rick for your help with our questions and especially your hospitality.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I enjoyed meeting you and your husband. Glad you enjoyed your stay and I appreciate you leaving the cottage so clean and picked up. I thought my neighbor/ housekeeper may not even have to clean for the next guest !! Thank you and enjoy the rest of your vacation. Sincerely, Rick
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Lots of Pluses, Some Minuses

  • 4 of 5

Location. location, location. This spot does not require driving up precariously steep, winding roads [many of them gravel] to the top of a hill and yet still offers beautiful views of a valley and a cascade of those "blue hills". The house is near the end of a quiet dead-end road so there is little traffic and only a scattering of neighbors. Your most constant companions are the cattle grazing across the road, the flock of turkeys that wander through at dawn and dusk [sometimes with chicks], the oblivious groundhogs, an occasional deer, a hawk or two, and lots of songbirds. If you is are attending classes at John C. Campbell Folk School, it is only a 7 minute drive to the campus.

The house offers three good size bedrooms with very comfortable beds. The queen mattress was a bit firmer than I like but the two pillow-top mattresses in the guest rooms were like sleeping on a cloud. The kitchen area is large and open to the living area so the house feels very spacious. The AC/heating unit is very efficient and quickly cools/heats the area to a very comfortable temperature in just minutes. Ceiling fans keep the air moving and when the windows and doors are open, the fans provide all the temperature control you might want. The front porch is easily the best asset and we spent almost every meal and most afternoons sitting out there in the rocking chairs just watching the wildlife. Even when the temps climbed into the 80's, that porch was cool. And there's nothing more enchanting and peaceful than sitting in the dusk watching hundreds of lightning bugs twinkle in the fields around you.

The house itself does not have a lot of minuses, but here are a few minor things that might bug you: water-restrictor shower heads that provide only a fine mist spray; a master bath across the hall from the bedroom rather than en suite; kitchen with lots of pots, pans, casseroles, and plastic ware but almost no lids; an outside security light so bright that the guestrooms are never really dark at night.

The two negatives that will prevent us from returning to this lovely spot, however, were the metered wifi and the last minute change in payment that cost us an additional $745. Guests are allowed only 10g/month wifi and each additional gig costs $10. You can use that up pretty quickly just reading email, doing banking, looking for travel adventures. As for the unexpected fees, just be sure you get a TOTAL cost IN WRITING to prevent unpleasant surprises.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kathy, Thank you for the review. Sorry I can not accommodate your request to rent the cottage next year for six months. As I explained I like flexibility during the Spring, Summer and Fall for family, friends and repeat guest. I enjoyed meeting you and appreciate that you left the cottage after TWO months so clean and picked up, and maintained all of the Flowers so meticulously. Hope you and Bob will come again. The fees, taxes and VRBO costs, were detailed in the VRBO quote. Sincerely, Rick and Carollynn
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Birthday Surprise

  • 5 of 5

My husband surprised me with a trip to the mountains this past weekend and he had rented this little cottage. It was absolutely perfect. Loved sitting on the front porch in the rocking chairs. Everything was very nice and clean. Hope to stay again soon.


  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Anita, Thank you for the nice review. Glad you enjoyed the cottage and your Surprise Birthday weekend !! Hope you will return for another visit. Sincerely, Rick
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Our Regular Accomodation When Attending Folk School

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I enjoy taking classes at the Folk School and we have rented this cottage from Rick 3 times and every time has been a wonderful experience. The house is always clean and neat and Rick is a fantastic host, who is gracious, caring and responsive. We don't even consider staying anywhere else and plan a return visit next September. I would absolutely recommend this home for anyone staying in the Murphy, Brasstown area.


  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Morris, thank you for the review. You are my first " Three time guest " and I really appreciate your business. I was pleasantly surprised with the pottery mug gift that you made at the folk school and left with the kind note inside. Will look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Murphy. Sincerely, Rick
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Cleveland, Tennessee

Valentines Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this little cabin in the woods! Rick was there when we arrived bringing some nice soap for us to use! That was such a nice added touch. The place was just being finished up getting cleaned and it was exceptionally cleaned. Very friendly owner and would have been there for any needs we had. The cabin had everything we needed! Perfect little getaway surrounded by gorgeous mountains! We checked out the casino while there, and had a good time doing that. A perfect Valentiens dinner at Doyles was wonderful! Would recommend and would stay again! Thanks!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amanda, It was nice meeting you, and I am glad you enjoyed your Valentine weekend in Murphy. The casino is fun and you picked one of my favorite places to dine, Doyles. Thanks for taking the time to write the review, and for leaving the cottage clean. Hope to see you again for another stay. Sincerely, Rick
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Tax Rate 10.75%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Murphy / Andrews Area 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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