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Paige Kirkland

Member since: 2014
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Creek Side Cabin That Backs Up To The Nantahala National Forest

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Bryson City Area Cabin Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Located On Dicks Creek

SIMPLE TIMES HAS HAD WINTERTIME RENOVATIONS IN AN EFFORT TO MAKE YOUR STAY MORE ENJOYABLE!!!! Simple Times Cabin is nestled over three thousand feet high in the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is located on Dicks Creek and backs up to the Natahala National Forest. The cabin is conveniently located to Cherokee, Tuskaskigee River, The Blue Ridge Parkway, Sylva, and the extraordinary Great Smokey Mountains National Park!

This unique cabin has high ceilings with windows built in the loft allowing you to gaze upon the moon and stars while laying in bed. The cabin features 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. One bedroom has a queen size bed and the other bedroom has two twin beds. There is a full kitchen for cooking, a living room, and a sun room. Watch fresh spring rain, leaves of autumn, or winter's first snow as you look out of the glass in the peaceful sun room. The living room has a Vermont Castings Woodstove in it. Outside, there is a wrap around deck, a swing, and easy access to the creek side picnic area by the way of steps. At night, open the bedroom windows and let the lull of the rushing creek put you to sleep or simply relax and catch your favorite TV show on DirecTV! Find your comfort zone with the newly installed central heating and A/C. You will find all the comforts of home without all the stress and responsibilities! So we hope you come and enjoy all the best that the Smokies have to offer!

Nearby attractions/things to do include Harrah's Casino, Cherokee, fishing, tubing, Santa's Land, Gem Mining, hiking, riding the parkway, and visiting the Great Smokey Mountains National Park.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Paige Kirkland (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Why Paige Kirkland chose Bryson City Area

Buying the Simple Times Cabin was a fulfillment of a 'dream' that we have had for years. We had been looking for a place in the mountains for several years. One day we happened to be looking at some property on Dicks Creek Road. Once we saw the property that we originally came to view, we knew that it wasn't for us, but like always we went on up the road to see what else we could find. When we came to the gravel road, we both got interested in what we were seeing. A gravel road, a roaring creek, and a beautiful forest-what more could we ask for. When we pulled over the bridge that leads you onto Choice Place we immediately got out. My husband said that the smile on my face said it all. The sound of the rushing creek and the beautiful woods that surrounded were absolutely amazing.

What makes this cabin unique

Dicks Creek runs in front of our cabin.

Our property backs up to the Nantahala National Forest.


based on 15 traveler reviews

Creek Side Cabin That Backs Up To The Nantahala National Forest
average rating of 4.6 based on 15 reviews

Lovely Clean, Quiet, "Simple" cabin

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd time staying at Simple Times. When I asked my 8-year old this year if she wanted the same cabin or a new one, her eyes got big and she responded: "I loved that cabin".

The location is quiet, about a 10 minute drive off the main highway, with the last 0.5 miles up a gravel road (cars can make it up just fine, but I wouldn't take a low-rider corvette). It's about 15 minutes to downtown Sylva (nice quiet local town), 20 minutes to the Blue Ridge Parkway, 25 minutes to Cherokee, or ~75 minutes to Gaitlinburg. The kids like going to Bogarts in the town of Sylva for dinner, with a stop at Jack the Dipper ice cream afterwards. Both cozy casual local places.

Cabin itself is very clean. Linens and towels were nice and clean, though I'd recommend bringing your own pillows as everyone has their own preferences there. Bathroom was clean with a full stand-up shower. Sofa seats 3 with a rocking chair and dining table benches in the same room. Dining table is nice and sturdy and we played many board games on it. The sunroom is a nice cozy place to relax as well.

Lastly, one of the other reviews mentioned a problem with the bed in the master bedroom. We had no such issue. Bed was comfortable, didn't squeak, was clean, had a blanket. Pillows were a bit thin, but as I mentioned above, you should bring your own anyway.

Cabin has lots of ceiling fans and climate control was easy enough to use and adjust. We never used the TV (I told the kids "simple times" means no TV) or used the kitchen (vacation is about eating out!), so I can't comment on those items.

Owners replied to questions via e-mail very quickly without issue. They are very nice to work with. The only reason we wouldn't choose this cabin next year is if we choose to stay on the TN side of the mountains...otherwise we'd book it again in a heartbeat.

Lastly, one of the other reviews mentioned a problem with the master bed, but we had no such issue. It was comfortable, clean, and didn't squeak. Pillows were a bit thin, but as mentioned above, you should bring your own anyway for comfort.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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We realy liked are stay alot but the bed in the master bedroom had a problum and we could not use it

  • 4 of 5

We liked are stay, but the bed in the master bedroom has a problem ,and we could not use it.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Whiteville, North Carolina

Simple Times by Dean

  • 4 of 5

Very quite, peaceful, and friendly location. We enjoyed our stay in this quaint cabin. We look forward to going back she we can really enjoy the cabin. This was a Western Carolina College road trip Open house. Go Catamounts.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sarah Williams

  • 5 of 5

Thanks so much for a chance to relax and enjoy your cabin.the cabin is beautiful, clean and location is great.we planning to visit again felt like home.the Kirkland's are awesome to work with.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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"Simply" Amazing

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this cottage like cabin. We enjoyed a nice fire by the beautiful fireplace and enjoyed coffee while watching the sunrise on the lovely deck. The sunroom was a nice touch. The location is close enough to attractions but secluded enough to enjoy our privacy. This will most definitely be making a yearly tradition of this trip! I cannot wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely cabin with all the likes of the great smoky mountains. The cabin is located in a quite country setting,but still close to all of your favorite attractions.we will definitely be going again.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Nearest Train
6 Miles
Great Smokey Mountain Railroad-Dillsboro
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Smokey Mountain Expressway/Highway 74
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Whittier Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Labor Day
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $45

Rates are subject to change.
Minimum night stays are negotiable within 5 days of desired arrival date.
Cleaning Fee- ONLY $45.00. We do ask that guests vacuum and sweep all floors, make beds with comforters, clean bathroom, wash and put away all dishes, remove all trash from premises.
Sheets and Linens are provided.
The owners maintain personal closets within the cabin.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 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:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • The master bedroom has a queen size bed. The second bedroom features twin size beds. Roll out the windows at night and listen to the rushing creek!
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing

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