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Sit in the Cabin and look up the River

Bedrooms 3
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Chalet, 3 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Relax on a large deck (with a complementary bottle of wine) and enjoy the fantastic views of the Nottely River and distant mountain peaks. Built April 2005, Cedar Chalet is on paved, dead-end road that offers privacy, peace and quiet. Property goes down to the Nottely River 200 feet below the Chalet. The river is great for trout fishing and we have just installed steps all the way to the river. From the deck you have a year around view of distant mountain peaks. At sunset we have seen several Canadian Geese, deer, and turkeys come out or land in a large field across the 75 foot wide river.

All bedrooms have a view of the river with a large sliding glass door in the master bedroom (King bed) that lead onto the deck. The upstairs bedroom (king bed) has its own private deck. The large family room has wall-to-wall glass windows and sliding glass doors that provide a fantastic view without going outside. A stone rock fireplace with gas log is at one end of this room. The dining table can be extended for seating six and two bar stools provide additional seating on the back side of the cabinets.

The Chalet has almost 2300 sq.ft. The basement has a bedroom (double bed) a bathroom, a sitting area with gas log fireplace, a sofa bed a card/game table and a full size pool table and TV. Two single roll-away beds are also available in the basement. A double glass door opens onto the lower deck with a swing. A six person Hot Tub is on this deck with a great view of the river. Thirty feet below lower deck is a fire pit with a panaramic view of river. A sun deck is 20 feet below the fire pit.

Situated between the Cherokee and Nantahala National Forest, this area offers an outdoor paradise. Nearby attractions are Lake Nottley with boat rentals and boat ramp only 5 miles away. Lake Hiwassee is about 12 miles, Anna Ruby Falls, Georgia (three-fourths hour), Appalachian Trail (two-thirds hour), Alpine Village of Helen, Georgia (two hours), Atlanta, Georgia (one-and-one-half hour), and Cherokee Indian Reservation (two hours). A large Flea Market is three miles away. A new golf course 6 miles away. Another course in Murphy is about 10 miles away and has a nice resturant. Two others are 20 miles away.

Keywords: Chalet This is a 2nd home, not just a rental.

More Details

Bill & Joyce Clifton
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 8, 2017

About Bill & Joyce Clifton

Retired military and civil service.

Bill & Joyce Clifton purchased this chalet in 2005

Why Bill & Joyce Clifton chose Murphy / Andrews Area

Found this wooded lot, cleared it and designed this 3 Bd/Rm house with the best view around. Only 3 other houses around. You can spend several days here without seeing anyone.

What makes this chalet unique

3 Bd/Rms and 3 batrrooms on three levels for privacy, with full pool table, card table and hot tub.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our two families got together for the first time ever and we thourghly enjoyed ourselves and your wonderful home. We loved exploring the area and smimming in the river. You truly have an awesome cabin. Thanks for the memories.
Jun 2013
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Sit in the Cabin and look up the River
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 8 stayed in BJ's above the river. Beautiful home, well maintained, great views from the decks. Close proximity to lots of outdoor activities for the whole family. We rented a pontoon at Shook's Marina, white water rafting at Paddle Inn, spent a day at a nearby lake in Georgia, The Fields of the Woods, putt putting at Wagon Wheel Adventure Park, and stopped at The Lost Sea Adventures on our way back home to Ohio. We had an amazing time and would say this is a 5 star vacation property. The only downfall was the steps down to the river. There are A LOT! Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ocklawaha, FL

Spectacular Views and Location

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay at this beautiful Chalet which exceeded our expectations last year and repeated itself again. Distant mountain views and rushing river waters relaxes the soul and mind in this quiet and private setting. Extremely clean, charming mountain décor and well equipped to make one feel at home. The lower level made a great "mancave" for my husband with a big screen TV, game room in rustic furnishing.The Hot tub and fireplace welcomed us home after a day of hard playing one of the many mountain activities conveniently close by. Easy accessed paved roads with driveway/parking perfect for a trailer with our two Harleys. Perfect for motorcycle enthusiasts with endless scenic rides in all directions, including The Tail of the Dragon, Six Gap, Joe Brown. Moonshiner, Wayha and Cherohala Skyway to name a few. Although it was just the two of us, we plan to return with our grown children to share the fantastic fun and beauty this area has to offer!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Better than the pictures !!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great cabin centrally located to all the area activities. We went white water rafting, zip lining, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, visited the lakes, hiking, and over to Ruby Falls. The paved roads were nice and the cabin has easy access and good parking. It is very private out back with views of the mountains and of course the river. The kids enjoyed the pool table and ping pong and having a separate TV play area in the basement. They also enjoyed roasting marshmallows over the fire pit. The cabin was very clean and had everything that we needed. The owners are very nice to work with and really take good care of the property. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Weirsdale, FL

A beautiful home with fantastic river views

  • 5 of 5

Five stars in the maximum VRBO uses so that's what we gave this home. Should be more stars. Fantastic views of the river and you can hear the river flow from the decks, but not so loud to be distracting. It's a long way down the steps to the river, and seems longer coming back up. We stayed at BJ's Over the River in January, actually hoping for snow and colder temperatures. We were lucky enough to get both. When it snowed combined with the wind, it briefly obscured the view of the pasture across the river This is a lovely home that you can tell the owners love as their second home. The photos are accurate, but do not do the home justice. The gas log fireplace in the living room was great, and when the morning temps were in the teens, it warmed the living room up very nicely and quickly. The home was clean upon arrival and there were no maintenance issues during our stay. The living room furniture and the king beds in the 2 master bedrooms were very comfortable. Access to this home is all on good paved roads and near Murphy, NC with shopping, restaurants, and just about everything you need. All our interactions with the owners were very positive.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your kind words and so glad you enjoyed our 2nd home. We do take lots of pride in it and don't seem to get up there as much as we want to. Thanks for taking the time to submit this.
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awesome weather & time

  • 5 of 5

Excellent view an area, more than pics would say. Thank you to the owner that communique and help us all the time. I will be you constant and rental friends.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sececting BJ's over the River for your vacation. It is our second home and we go up ofter to maintain it and to update the furniture. We installed a new couch and loveseat since you stayed with us. We want all our guest to enjoy their stay with us and try our best to make that happen.
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Murphy, NC

Motorcycle Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Though we live in Murphy, we had a number of guest coming in for motorcycle riding in the mountains. As we all have full size Harleys, we wanted a place with a paved driveway yet close to home, as Murphy is the perfect starting point for great riding. BJ's could not have served our purpose any better. Easy access in and out for the bikes. The house is fantastic, and the view overlooking the river beautiful in the morning mist.All the primary needs for guests are available in the house. Just bring your clothing and food stuffs. We were able to show our guests all the beauties of our area in a wonderful setting. Would highly recommend to anyone, and especially those looking for some great riding.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Chattanooga, TN
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Four courses within 15 miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US 19/129
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Rib Country

Dead end paved road with paved driveway. Have the only (private) steps in area that go to river,which is good for fly finshing.


Rates & Availability

Murphy Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov. - April
Nov 2 2016 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
All Holidays
Apr 1 2017 - Feb 12 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning $85 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 11.0%

Send a $200.00 security deposit to reserve, (refundable). Full payment two weeks before start date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Murphy Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (2), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • water tubing
Central Heat/Air, A Charcoal Grill and a Gas Grill, No Smoking inside and Pets are on a case-by-case basis, If approved they require a pet fee and pet deposit, The Town of Murphy, North Carolina is only seven miles away and has a Super Wal-Mart, Ingles Supermarket, and a New Lowe's, Linen provided, PLEASE NOTE, No Paper Products provided, Please call for additional informatin

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