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Beautiful Fully Equipped Mountain Retreat with Stunning Views

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

3 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath, Sleeps 10, Long Range Beautiful Sunsets Close to New Casino

Upstairs:Comfortable spacious great rm w/vaulted ceiling, gas fireplace, 50in Plasma, Sat TV, bluray & Raku; full dining rm w/picture window to beautiful sunsets; game area; fully equipped large gourmet kitchen; laundry rm; spacious master bedroom w/king, bath & 32in LCD; two guest bedrooms w/queens & adjoining bath; powder rm; 3 French doors to wrap around deck w/ gas grill & great views. Downstairs: Huge game rm w/wet bar, billiards, ping pong, air hockey, darts, games & puzzles, popcorn machine, trundle bed, 60in LED w/bluray & movie channels; office w/desk, fax/scanner/printer, sofa bed & 32in LCD; 4 French doors to covered patio & outdoor spa w/deck, built in seating & beautiful view of mountains & valley. Entire house has Broadband WiFi.

Harry and Kathy Swart
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2017

About Harry and Kathy Swart

Two brothers and their wives are the proud owners of this home. One resides in the beautiful state of Colorado, which inspired the name of the house and the other resides in Central Florida.We have been visitors and land owners in the area since 1995 and have finally built our vacation dream home on this beautiful mountain top site.

Harry and Kathy Swart purchased this house in 2012

Why Harry and Kathy Swart chose Murphy / Andrews Area

Over the years we have found this area to be peaceful and beautiful yet full of opportunities for outdoor activities. The people of this wonderful valley that we have come to know are warm and friendly and we have developed many lasting friendships. Every time we arrive in the valley we feel like this is home; and now we can say that it truly is our home away from home.

What makes this house unique

This home has one of the most beautiful views in the area. Locals who have visited our home are awed by the unobstructed beauty of the view. We feel blessed to be able to share our home with you and have taken great care to provide you with a wonderful experience. And now you are only a short 10 minute drive to the beautiful new Harrah's casino.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Fully Equipped Mountain Retreat with Stunning Views
average rating of 4.7714286 based on 35 reviews


  • 5 of 5
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Absolutely perfect. Stayed there for 4 days with our kids and grandchildren. The view was amazing . Enough room for our whole family and the friends that came to visit. The game room downstairs was the hit for the kids and the kitchen was my best friend.. the driveway was a little steap but once you get use to going up and down it its no big deal. We will book this home in the future when we return to North Carolina.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great for family vacations!

  • 5 of 5
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We loved staying at Aspen was perfect for our weekend in the mountains with another family. Adults and kids all loves the don't have to bring a thing, it's all provided! Thank you for a great weekend!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phenomenal Christmas

  • 5 of 5
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We had a fabulous time!! What an exquisite home surrounded by mountains. We hated leaving and will be back in the summer. This place is like living in your own home. Kitchen was spectacular. We had a merry Christmas! Highly recommend to all!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5
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This is a very large house, and it was just two of us that stayed there. We stay in the mountains somewhere at least once a year, and this was above and beyond the best place we have ever stayed. The house has everything. The pictures do not do it justice in the least, and the views are nothing short of spectacular. The Master bedroom view every morning is breathtaking, as is the view from the kitchen/dining room as you lift your head and just see for miles of unobstructed mountain views.

Unlike most mountain homes, this one is relatively easy to get in and out of, and there is a "hipster" downtown area in Murphy about 10 minutes away, as well as a casino even closer (fun day trip!).

We read a lot of reviews about how steep the initial driveway was, it is steep, but can't imagine any modern vehicle actually struggling with it outside of ice/snow.

There are SO MANY great things in the house, upstairs and downstairs, our 5 days there just didn't seem to be enough!

Another thing a lot of places we stay overlook is just the overall stocking of small items- the bathrooms have q-tips, soap, shampoo etc; the kitchen has EVERYTHING. From bags, spices, all cooking utensils you could ever need etc. A little chilly to enjoy your coffee on the porch in the morning? There are literally blankets everywhere.

The hot tub heats up super quick, like in minutes. Many times we have stayed places with a tub that might take 20 minutes to an hour to heat up from low 90s to the 100s, this tub literally takes maybe 5 minutes if that.

We don't watch a lot of TV, but the Direct TV subscription had every channel.

The only downside is actually writing this review because more people will book it and make it more difficult for us to find open dates again in the future! 5 stars just isn't enough to rate this property, after years on VRBO/HomeAway, and staying in 20+ places, this is miles above anywhere else we have ever gone.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Family Setting!

  • 4 of 5
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The overall experience was tremendous. The accommodations were great with anything and everything you could possibly need. The views were outstanding! An excellent place to rest and relax! Our electricity went out while we were there and the caretaker of the property took time to give us a call and keep us up to date on the situation. We met the owner and his wife who were both very nice. I am sure you can find many things to do while in Murphy but my overall impression was a "Gatlinburg without the commercialization". It was wonderful! As I said before, it is a great place to rest and relax!

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5
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Our family of 10 rented this cabin for Thanksgiving week 2016. All I can say is, "WOW"! Beautiful cabin nestled in the mountains. EVERYTHING you could ever need or want to stay comfortably in a "home away from home". We absolutely loved your cabin and you really provided everything we needed to cook our Thanksgiving feast and for our family to relax and have a wonderful time. I loved the open layout of this home and I loved the patio and French doors. We had many breathtaking sunsets and the weather was gorgeous and crisp. We found your puzzles and had fun putting three boxes together over the course of the week. We also loved the NETFLIX and the popcorn machine!!! You even left us plenty of popcorn packs to use and they were delicious! Plenty of blankets and towels. And a full laundry room with detergent provided. We all loved walking at the nearby River Walk and also walking the dog around the cabin. It is truly a workout! And thank you so much for allowing us to bring our dog Leo. He is family and I would have just hated to have left him behind during our holiday. I can't recommend your cabin enough. My entire family loved, loved, loved it. I hated to leave and cant wait to go back. Now a word of caution to all the "flatlanders" like me. This home is on a mountain. We timed our drive to arrive during daylight because of the previous reviews. I would say a nighttime arrival would make for a very precarious climb. Do yourself a favor and make your trip up in daylight until you get a lay of the land. Also, I don't know if our mini would have made it up in snow. My husband has plenty of experience driving in mountains, by I was biting my nails. But don't let this discourage you. Just get there in daylight and you wont be disappointed, I promise you. Thank you again for such a well thought of, well stocked and utterly comfortable cabin. I can't recommend this place enough.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Cherokee Hills
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Murphy Chop House
Car: necessary

Our mountain top retreat is located in peaceful Valley River Valley featuring spectacular views, between Murphy and Andrews, close to Nantahala and Hiwassee Lakes and convenient to world famous whitewater rafting on the Ocoee and Nantahala Rivers.


Rates & Availability

Murphy House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter special
Jan 8 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring rate
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving week
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas week
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
New Years week
Dec 31 2017 - Jan 6 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning $150
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.0%

Full refund of deposit if reservation cancelled 30 days or more prior to check in date; no refund if cancelled less than 30 days prior to check in date. Payment applied to future stay if house re-rented for full number of days cancelled. Rates subject to change until reservation confirmed and deposit paid.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Murphy House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , tile shower, double vanity
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 'jack & jill' bath, double vanity
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , downstairs bath, double vanity
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , serves upstairs living areas
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 32 in LCD, Direct TV, private bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , office with desk and 32 in LCD Direct TV
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Trundle bed in game room
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
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