About the property
- Cabin1150 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
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Put away the GADGETS and RECONNECT with your family and friends.
A family vacation get away, a place where you can relax and get away from it all but still close enough to enjoy that small home town feel. The cabin is 2 miles away from the lake. This is a wooded 1.25 acre lot. Plenty of outdoor activities for the family to enjoy. We are only 8 miles away from Shooks Marina, to enjoy boating and fishing. Plenty hiking trails to take in the scenery. The Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino is 15 miles away, Nantahala Outdoor Center white water rafting is about 35 miles away. The cabin is about 1 hour and 20 minutes away from the Smoky Mountains National Park.
· This is a 2bedroom/ 2 bathroom cabin with 2 queen beds and a sleeper sofa (Sleeps six (6) people with sleeper sofa)
*Please Note-This is not Waterfront Property, The lake is about 1.5-2 miles away, most of the surrounding property is USFS land*
· No Smoking/ some pets maybe consider if kept in a kennel and for an additional non- refundable fee $100.00. A waiver must be signed for insurance company.
· No WIFI/ cell phones service breaks up in the mountains-Verizon seems to work best and texting-service is fine 12 minutes from cabin into downtown Murphy
· Cabin has well water
( Nightly rates do not include taxes, booking fees, service fees and cleaning fees as these are separate)
· Non Holiday - $60.00 per night with a two (2) night minimum stay
· Holidays- $75.00 per night with a three (3) night minimum stay
· Special Rates -minimum night stay subject to change
· Cleaning fee-$110.00 non-refundable
· Gas Fireplace
· Central Heat/Air
· Charcoal Grill
· Front Porch Swing and Rocking Chairs
· Satellite/ Dish TV
· Three (3) car parking maximum
· Coffee Pot
· All kitchen utensils
· Towels and Linens
· Outdoor Fire Pit-rustic
SHOOKS MARINA SEASON STARTS APRIL 15- OCTOBER 15
Credit to/By: Hangingdogcreekcampground for Legend
The Legend Behind Hanging Dog
It’s always fun to go into the Hanging Dog community and folks are always curious where such a bizarre name originated. It’s not a twisted tale of animal cruelty, rather it actually dates back to a legend from a Cherokee Indian who lived in the area. Sure, there are probably many variations to this local legend, however, here’s my version of where the name of Hanging Dog actually came from. Enjoy!
Take a step back in time… to a time when the Cherokee Indians ruled the region and there was no white man to be found. It was the middle of winter, and it was no ordinary winter. It was a long, bleak, and miserably cold. The brutal winter robbed the tribe of food. Much of the food reserves were depleted and the tribe was forced to find food or face starvation.
The brave’s hunting partner was his hunting dog. It was no ordinary dog; his innate skill made him a force in the field. Together, they ventured on an excursion to find a deer that could feed many hungry mouths with fresh venison. Dog-Crossing-River
Equipped with mere primitive weaponry of the time, the dog was instrumental in finding and pushing out deer that were well hidden from the naked eye. He pushed out a large buck that could provide the much needed meat for the tribe. He was able to draw his bow and arrow and hit the deer on the mark. The buck, being a large and strong animal, did not give in easily. He raced away from the duo with the dog close on its heels. The deer leaped across the creek and the determined dog would not let the deer escape so easily. He forged the creek only to be swept away in the strong current.
As he rushed down the creek, the dog was caught in a snag of briars and vines in the middle of the creek. Instantly realizing the predicament, the brave knew he, nor the tribe, could afford for his dog to perish. The dog was instrumental in successful hunts, and they could never find prey without the skill of the dog. He jumped into the creek to save his dog from a certain fate. He freed his dog and then the two were able to successfully track the dear and capture it.
Upon returning back to the tribe, the brave told his tribesman the story of the events that transcribed. In celebration of a meal and the survival of their prized dog, the Cherokee named the creek Hanging Dog.
As time drew on and Europeans entered the area, the name was popular. Ultimately, the large area north of Murphy NC became known as Hanging Dog – all thanks to a hunter and his dog.
The Nantahala National Forest -Cherokee meaning
Credit to/By Lee & Carol Barbour, R
Real Estate Agent with Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA and Copperhill TN
Look for our next Cherokee Indian Word...
The Nantahala National Forest was established in 1920 under authority of the 1911 Weeks Act. This act provided authority to acquire lands for national forests to protect watersheds, to provide timber, and to regulate the flow of navigable streams The forest took its name from the Cherokee word nondayeli, meaning "noonday sun." The Cherokee word is appropriate because of the number of steep gorges in the forest where the sun only reaches to the valley floor at midday.
Nantahala National Forest is the largest of the four national forests in the state of North Carolina with more than 530,000 acres which span from Murphy to Waynesville and Cashiers to Fontana Village. Nantahala National Forest has hundreds of waterfalls, as well as river valleys and lakes in the lower lands. Whitewater Rafting is a favorite adventure on the Nantahala River when you visit the Nantahala Outdoor Center. It ranges in elevation from a low of 1,200 feet along the Hiwassee River in Cherokee County to a high of 5,800 feet at Lone Bald in Jackson County.
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- May 25, 2018
About Melissa Cruz
After 28 years of working hard and sacrifice, finally a dream come true! We now have our family cabin. A place to get away from it all, reconnect with my family and friends. Also, close to my Tennessee and North Carolina Families, feeling blessed.
Melissa Cruz purchased this Cabin in 2015
Why Melissa Cruz chose Murphy
My name is Missy and we live in Florida. We love the mountains and bought this cabin in 2015. We have rented many other cabins over the years and it was time to finally buy one of our own! My family and I always enjoy the beautiful mountains and can take a break from the heat in Florida by spending time in this beautiful area. When it's not being utilized by us, we have decided to rent it out and let others create their own memories with their family and friends. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
lovely and quiet / very kind and sweet owners
The cabin is lovely and very quiet. The owners had some items available for our use in the fridge/freezer which was very kind. The kitchen has some great items to use...even a crock-pot. We would have loved to see a few more kitchen utensils to use like a spatula. We did have a few hiccups during our first day - AC wasn't working but the owners were on top of getting it resolved. They were a pleasure to work and communicate with. We also learned a hard lesson this trip....if there are multiple keys in a lock box don't take them all out and leave inside the cabin. We will never make this mistake again. We were locked out for 4 hours - once again the owners were able to assist us during this difficult situation as our phones, car keys and cabin keys were all locked inside the cabin. Thank goodness for my iWatch and my cell phone being in a good spot with service. We plan to come back again!!
Everything that we needed to have a much-needed quiet time together and longed-for time with close friends was already there. Very nice and comfortable. Like others, the front porch was a favorite place. And, it was convenient to downtown Murphy and surrounding areas to enjoy and explore. Thanks again, Melissa, for making your place available and so welcoming!
Everything we expected and more. So clean and had everything we needed to never leave. Could not ask for anything better!!
Loved our stay
Thanks for sharing your home with us, We really enjoyed our stay!
We look forward to coming back soon!
Cozy and comfortable cabin close enough to downtown Murphy and local sights .
A great base for exploring the area or just relaxing on the porch .
Great family time!
We enjoyed our stay in the cabin as well as going to all the close by areas to visit. My two young daughters loved being in the cabin so much that they didn't want to go home. I would recommend this place to anyone looking to really relax and spend quality time with their family. We enjoyed ourselves to the fullest and will be back to visit soon.
Attractions: · Nantahala Campground and swimming area (located less than 5 miles) · Shooks Marina- motor boats, pontoons, paddle boats, canoe rentals, fishing pole rentals and tackle and bait. ( located 8 miles from the cabin) MARINA'S SEASON IS FROM APRIL 15-0CTOBER 15 http://www.shooksmarina.com/ · · 15 minutes from downtown Murphy · Cherokee Winery in downtown Murphy · Cherokee Casino- about 25 minutes from the cabin https://www.caesars.com/harrahs-cherokee-valley-river · Antiques, Art and Craft Shops in downtown Murphy · Eatery Cafes and Restaurants-local favorites Mama Mias, Shoebooties Cafe, MurphysChopHouse in downtown Murphy www.shoebootiescafe.com www.murphyschophouse.com/ http://brothersrestaurantinmurphy.com · · Rafting -River rapids https://nantahalarafting.com/ http://www.rollingthunderriverco.com/ http://www.carolinaoutfitters.com/rafting/nantahala/ · Horseback riding · Fly Fishing · Cherokee Reservation http://visitcherokeenc.com/#home · Smokey Mountains National Park http://www.nps.gov/grsm/index.htm · Great Smokey Mountain Railroad - http://www.gsmr.com/ · Blue Ridge Parkway http://www.blueridgeparkway.org/v.php?pg=69 · Waterfalls - http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/cherokee/recreation/recarea/?recid=35130
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Some dogs maybe considered and must be kept in a kennel and a waiver must signed. (Owner has allergies) There is NO-Smoking, NO WIFI and cell phone service is sketchy, Verizon works the best in this area so far. CABIN HICKORY NUT HIDE-A-WAY VACATION RENTAL AGREEMENT VACATION TENANT(S) AND VACATION JOINT TENANT accepts exclusive and complete liability of all claims, injuries, losses and damages that may occur. That said Vacation Tenant(s) agrees and acknowledges that owner(s) and owner(s) insurance company will not be held liable for any injuries on said property or personal belongings left behind, lost or stolen. • No Smoking, owner has allergies. • No pets, some dogs consider if kept in a kennel and for a non-refundable pet fee. Refundable Damage Deposit: The Property and an inventory review will be completed by the cleaning service company. Upon completion of the review, if there is no damage or missing inventory the damage deposit will be refunded to you 14 days after your check out date. In the event that said Vacation Tenant(s) leaves any personal belongings behind that the Owner(s) of said property and/or any of Owner(s) affiliated parties will not be held liable for the disposal, discarding and/or liquidation of said Vacation Tenant(s) personal property left behind on said premises. That said Vacation Tenant(s) agrees to follow all City and County Codes and Ordinances associated with said county of vacation rental property. Which can be located online for Murphy, NC. That said Vacation Tenant(s) agrees and understands all terms of this agreement and in the event breaches and/or violates this agreement will be held liable for any and all damages over $150.00, attorney’s fees, court costs, cleaning fees, repairs, daily rental rate and fines that may occur from breach of this agreement and/or eviction with interest at 18% to accrue daily. Venue for this will be Hillsborough County, Florida NO squatter rights on said property.