*** Almost Time for Crisp Fall Leaves, Starry Nights and Lightning Bugs ****
*****SPECIAL RATES FOR AUGUST *****
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.