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Theresa Wigginton

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Waterfall Cove-Secluded Cabin In A Forest Cove Surrounded By A Melodious Creek

45 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Bryson City Area Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Comforting 1700 Sq.ft. two story 3/2 Mountain Cabin- Stress Reliever's Dream

Cabin In Waterfall Cove. Sit next to the most musical creek you'll ever hear. You won't want to leave! The newly renovated vintage cedar two-story cabin in the Nantahala Forest sleeps 6-8, is situated in a private cove .For larger parties up to 12, the owners' cabin a/k/a "the tree house" is available(sleeps 4 , is also in the cove) but is only available to the same group) Year round access by paved drive. No long or steep gravel road to endure.( No 4-wheel vehicle needed) Ideal easy access for motorcyclist. Unlike most "cabins" this cabin has very large with large windows that allows the outdoors to be a part of the indoors. No feeling of being closed in or confined. Two large screened porches with rocking chairs adjacent to the flowing creek are shaded by a large canopy of giant hickory and poplar trees in a natural forest setting. Yet no long drives to all the places you want to visit . Bryson City (15 minutes); Nantahala Outdoor Center (4 minutes) ; the Great Smokey Mtns. National Park and Harrods' Casino in Cherrokee (20 minutes away) New & Fully equipped modern kitchen. Open the windows in all bedrooms and sleep to the sounds of the melodious creek that flows from the waterfall all year round. No need for air conditioning here as the canopy of trees and flowing creek keep the cabin cool and comfortable year round. The musical creek wraps around the cabin and is shallow enough for children to play. 3 bedrooms with king bed (downstairs including TV) & queen and twin beds bedrooms (upstairs) . Two new bathrooms, one downstairs and one upstairs. The screened back porch doubles as a 4th bedroom/sleeping area with a comfortable futon that opens into a double bed, and the most favorite place to sleep or just take a nap listening to the cascading creek. The living room is spacious and cozy with bay windows overlooking the creek, flat screen TV & convenient internet, wi-fi included and a fireplace to keep you warm on cool nights.Full laundry room upstairs and extra storage for luggage and misc. large items. We took extra care to include the most comfortable mattress in each bedroom. We also took extra care to create numerous conversation areas so that even with 8 people there is always a place to 'get away' for private conversations rather than always having others 'underfoot' Enjoy your favorite book while sitting in one of two outdoor swings in the front or back terraces, or on a bench by the creek and waterfall as well, or rock in one of two large screen porches. The temperature here is always cooler due to the eco-rainforest environment. Walk to the secluded waterfall just a few yards behind the cabin and refresh yourself in the spring-fed water that forms a wading pool at the base & flows down into the creek that wraps around the cabin. The extra large fire pit area is paved with slate stones accessible by the wooden bridge. Grill a steak or roast hot dogs in the fire pit or chose one of two bar-b-que grills The beautiful old stone kitchen floor was preserved from the original farmhouse. Fully modernized retreat preserving its 1940's vintage ambiance. Offered for the first time to discriminating vacationers who are looking for something different. Only one mile to the NOC (Nantahala Outdoor Center,) and river for white water rafting, lunch or dinner at Land's Inn diner overlooking the Famous Nantahala River. Only 15 minutes to the Smokey Mountain Scenic Railroad and Polar Express (in the quaint country town of Bryson City) that takes you on a fabulous ride through the forest. Bring or rent a pontoon boat and enjoy the day on Lake Fontana. Several rivers and lakes are very nearby for fishing, rafting, kayaking, tubing, or boating . Enjoy the new zip-line tree top excursions in the Nantahala Forest, go trail biking, or hiking or horseback riding on trails galore yet so centrally located. Most of all ENJOY YOUR STAY AND COME BACK OFTEN. *** If your group consist of more than 8 people, we offer the 'owners' cabin (a/k/a the Tree House) for larger groups. It really is up in the trees and can sleep 4. We call it the tree house as it sits up in the trees in the same cove. It is just as lovely and ONLY rented when a larger group needs the extra space. But it is never rented to different parties not from the same group. The tree house has a screened porch, & an outside deck and its own creek running beside it. It is 1 bedroom/1 bath and has a queen pullout sofa bed in the living room.(Call for details and pricing if you need more space.) Otherwise, reserve the big cabin and experience what our past guests call "a little piece of heaven".

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Theresa Wigginton (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Theresa Wigginton

I am a native Florida girl with an eye for adventure. I am a practicing attorney who is tired of the rat race (the rats were winning) and was looking for just the perfect place to retire. As a Floridian, I love the water but was tired of the 9 month of hot weather. I started searching for 'my little cabin by a creek' for several years but could not find the right spot. If it was quiet, didn't feel like living in a subdivision, had lots of nature, tall trees, and water close by to fish, swim and boat, it usually was too far from everything, hard to get to in winter, too remote for comfort, or was one of too many cabins advertised and made to look like a tacky Daniel Boone's place for tourist. One day I stumbled on this abandoned house that most would never look at twice and the rest is history. It was sitting lonesome in a cove surrounded by hills of giant hickory trees on three sides, not too visible from the Hwy, but just minutes from lots of rivers, lakes, trails, and 'adventure'. Strange was that the road was paved going in. Later I learned it was an abandon Hwy after the new Hwy 19/74 was built. The giant hickory trees were covered in vines, the creek was full of dead branches, overgrown, and the ravine in front was knee deep in Kudzu and hid the flowing stream. It had been on the market for several years, but perhaps others didn't see what I saw it could be. I couldn't get the vision of its potential out of my mind. Looking past the mildew, trash, vines, and Kudzu, and derelict appearance, I saw what it now has become, a stress-free retreat that replenishes my soul.

Theresa Wigginton purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Theresa Wigginton chose Bryson City Area

To me the ideal retreat would have to have a creek to enjoy, but not one that I had to walk to experience. This property has the most musical little stream I've ever heard in all my searches. I was intrigued that with open windows, in nearly every room in the house I could hear the bubbling steam. Lying in a cozy bed or rocking on the porches and reading a good book, being lulled to sleep by the sounds of falling water is my idea of heaven on earth. I made sure the two porches with wooden floors, had rocking chairs, and I envisioned people sitting with a good glass of wine, reminiscing about the adventures they had that day. When I saw the ravine initially overgrown with Kudzu vines, I could imagine wildflowers and weeping willows swaying in sync with the music of the creek. In planning the remodel I wanted outdoor swings to sit and talk with my friends or just a quiet place to be alone. With much diligence and a desire to make it a happy place again, I began a six months remolding 'adventure'. Every room has been considered in making it cozy, convenient, and comfortable. After clearing the kudzu vines and planting grass in the ravine, I promptly planted three weeping willows to grow tall and provide cool shade for picnics by the creek that flows down through it. I brought in tree surgeons to trim the neglected giant hickories and dogwood that abound on the property. I personally searched for the right furniture and decorations that would be the icing on the cake. I have diligently photographed the metamorphosis and am proud to say the worm turned into a beautify butterfly!

What makes this cabin unique

Two large screened porches, a year-round cascading stream flows from the waterfall and circles the cabin from back to front and can be heard no matter where you sit. The tall hickory trees and dogwoods keep the property cool and shaded no matter what the temperature. I love being close to so many fun places within minutes of the cabin. The surrounding forest always gives peace to any weary traveler.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Nice cottage home that sleeps up to 6 very comfortably. Has a short trail behind house that takes you to a pretty nice sized waterfall which we used for our family photos. House has no AC but does appear to have heat and since it was summer we didn't use heat. Paddle fans abound and with windows opened we had nice cool nights for sleeping. There is a creek that runs alongside house which offers a very nice sound when sitting in either one of the two screened porches. On the back porch there is a futon which one of us slept on during some of the stay just to hear the musical sounds of the water. Nice outdoor swings and seating too. Kitchen came with everything needed and appliances were new looking. Decor is simply stated but perfect for this atmosphere of mountain life. We did have wifi however some phone providers do not work from here at this time but that has nothing to so with the house or owners. Towels and bedding were luxury new. Bathrooms all new. Water wasnt hot in showers but that could be altered by hot water heater setting though we sidnt touch that dueing our visit. We would and will rent this again and highly recommend it. PS: The only downfall was that the property signage is not lit to find easily at night and it sits as you come around a mountain corner so having lights at the sign would be a great help. That's the only issue we had...and we managed it too

Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Jun 2013
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based on 45 traveler reviews

Waterfall Cove-Secluded Cabin In A Forest Cove Surrounded By A Melodious Creek
average rating of 4.822222 based on 47 reviews
Richland Center, WI

Lovely property, great location!

  • 4 of 5

This was a beautiful property. The babbling brook has an awesome sound and lulled us to sleep.

When we arrived, Loren introduced himself and showed us the property. He was very welcoming.

We were on motorcycles, the directions were very good, and everything was as described. The location is close to many things, and yet had the feeling of being very secluded.

Our only issue arrived with a bad storm on the night before we were to leave. The power was out for 14 hours, therefore we were not able to shower, flush the toilet, cook, or see what we were doing. Loren was kind enough to bring us a flashlight, lantern, and some candles. The weather was extremely humid and rather warm, so with no power, was a little uncomfortable that night, as there were no fans, etc. Our only suggestion would be to possibly have a generator for such events.

We would definitely stay again....

The Ziemkes


  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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melbourne Florida

Everything we thought and more!

  • 5 of 5

Great location! Close to Bryson City, Cherokee and outdoor activities. The cabin was everything we thought and more! We thoroughly enjoyed the fire pit, both of the screened in porches and the sound of the stream running by the cabin. Also, Theresa and Loren were gracious hosts! The cabin is truly a gem!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Owner's Response: Wow! thank you. we think the property is unlike any other "cabin" in the mountains. We LOVE it too.
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  • 5 of 5

My family was looking for a break from the heat and our busy schedules and this home was the perfect remedy. The property is lovely and peaceful, the home was clean and well-equipped. Location was a major factor and all the activities we enjoyed (rafting, zip lining) were very close. I was skeptical about the lack of A/C at first but am happy to report it definitely was not missed. Being able to hear the creek from all rooms was wonderful. We will return to this little piece of heaven.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. It IS a very unique property. Being from Florida I too couldn't imagine not needing air conditioning. Here it is the middle of July, at 10:00 am and it's 66 degrees according to my thermometer. We sleep with the windows open every night and usually have to have a quilt. Tee shirt weather in the day, blankets at night. Unimaginable in Florida!, so pleased you enjoyed your stay here, come back soon. Theresa
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Great Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful place to stay! It is in close proximity to Nantahala Outdoor Center, near the Tsali bike trails, and near the AT trail--- so if you like kayaking, rafting,mtn biking, hiking, or just hanging out at NOC, this is the perfect place. It has a nice kitchen and fire pit, and a nice creek right next to the house. Bryson City is a short drive away with many restaurants to choose from and the Nantahala Brewing Company. The owner's description was accurate, the house was very clean, and I would highly recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Waterfall Cove

  • 3 of 5

The location of this cabin was ideal. Being in a "cove", really did keep the temperature at a very pleasant temperature, it was even cool during the early morning hours. The only complaints are really minor. The sink in the upstairs bathroom had very little pressure and for some reason, we were unable to access several sports channels on the TV, even though they were available for the first couple days, which was only a problem because there were several sports fans who were unable to watch some major events.

Overall, the cabin was nice, well equipped, and in a great location.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome stay

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect vacation home, so perfect we didn't want to leave!...... My family of 7 stayed comfortably in this home, bedrooms were spacious and kitchen was stocked with everything you may need to make a meal. The scenery was "beautiful" from the waterfall in the back to the creek that ran along side the home. Ms. Theresa thank you for being so helpful! My family and I will be staying there once again.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Asheville, NC
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Smokey Mountain Railroad
Nearest Motorway
0.01 Miles
Hwy 19/74
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nantahala outdoor center on the Nantahala river
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Maggie Valley
Car: necessary

1 mile north of the NOC, the most famous rafting/kyaking center in the Eastern US. Minutes to multiple rivers for fly-fishing, boating, swimming. 12 min. to the Smoky Mtn Railroad in Bryson City and the beautiful Smokey Mountain National Park, 20 min. to Cherokee and Harrod's casino. 35 Min to Maggie valley Fabulous motorcycling on the Dragon's tail. Antique shops, good restaurants galore or biking and hiking trails near by. If you just want to relax by our melodious creek in outside swings or rock on the large porches while listening to the creek, this is the place for you. The temperature is always 7-10 degrees cooler in the cove than elsewhere due to the rainforest Eco systems. Enjoy the beautiful waterfall just a short walk from the back porch. Fully equipped kitchen with farmhouse stone floors in this 3 bedroom-2 bath cabin, freshly renovated and new on the market for rental. The back porch overlooking the creek has a futon for extra sleeping for those who want to get the feeling of sleeping 'outdoors'. There are only 2 cabins in the cove and we own both of them. The second cabin is ' up in the trees' on the south wall of the cove and sleeps 4. It is a great place to add to your rental if you need room for more than 8 . Contact me for more details.


Rates & Availability

Bryson City Cabin Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 17 2016 - Sep 7 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Early fall
Sep 8 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Thankgiving week
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
Christmas holidays
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning fee $100
Tax Rate 11.02%

Rates are subject to change without notice. .A deposit of 50% is required. Full refund minus a 5% processing fee if canceled 45 days prior to arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Bryson City Area Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Two full baths with tubs and showers
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • King bed is downstairs, 2 upstairs bedrooms have a queen and twin beds respectively and for extra sleeping there is futon on the back porch by the creek that makes into a double bed.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Need extra room for larger parties? The Tree House (owners' cabin ) is available for rent as well but only to the same group for privacy reasons. Sleeps 4 with its own creek and deck overlooking it. Across from the big cabin but far enough for privacy. Bikers Welcome. Don't forget to ride the dragon's tail highway in Deal's Gap, just 30 minutes from cabin. Other great places to ride & just a short distance away are Fontana Dam, Great Smokey Mtn Scenic Highway, but just about any road you take is worth the trip.

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