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Kurt and Debbie Strutzel

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english

Fishermans Retreat on Hanging Dog Creek,Great fishing,WiFi, Pool Table

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Murphy / Andrews Area Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Welcome to Fisherman's Retreat on Hanging Dog Creek!

Located in the Smoky Mountains. Where a Day in the Mountains is worth a Month in Town. This is perfect for a Great Family Getaway. Just 10 minutes from Downtown Murphy, With easy year round access.

We know what it is like trying to find that perfect place for your summer vacation(etc),We did it every summer with our kids, So we took all the good and bad things from our rental experiences, and tried to come up with a great all around place to rent. Great Cabin,Great Creek and Great Customer Service.

We have gone the extra Mile to provide everything our Guests would want or need to make your Vacation the most Memorable it can be.

Our Cabin is beautifully decorated in a Rustic Theme with Lodge Decor, It's Cozy and Comfortable. We have 2 bedrooms upstairs and 2 bathrooms. Master bedroom has a king size Rustic Aspen log bed with a Wonderful Memory Foam Mattress,Adjoining Bath with Sliding door to porch, Great for listening to the Rushing Creek. The 2nd bedroom has 2 twin beds. The Kitchen is stocked with everything you could need. The Living room has a Beautiful Fireplace & Mantle ,Leather Couch & Loveseat and Overstuffed Chair & ottoman.Stocked with lots of DVDs and Books,Stereo and MP3 hook up. Downstairs has a Queen bed with Memory foam Mattress, Game Room Complete with Pool Table and Cool Vintage Bar, Stocked with Movies, Boardgames, Puzzles & Toys. WiFi, 3 TVs-one in Master bedroom,living room and downstairs

Sit back and relax on our Porch overlooking Hanging Dog Creek, State Stocked Creek,Great fishing,The Creek is approx. 1000 ft with Fishing holes , Rapids and Calm Sections for the Little ones. Nice big Yard . Enjoy the close by Amenities, Tubing, Antique and Quilt Shops, Great Flea Markets, Zip Lining, Gold Panning, Horseback Riding, Fishing, John C. Cambell School, Nantahala, Ocoee River (white water rafting), Cherokee Reservation(Casino), Maggie Valley, Blue Ridge Parkway, And approximately 15 minutes To Tellico Plains, One of the Best Off Road Sites in the Country.Just 2 hours North of Atlanta,also approx. 1 1/2 hours from Chattanoga




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  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Kurt and Debbie Strutzel (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for allowing our family the use of your unique home. Your vacation rental ad did not exaggerate every small detail was thought of ! We felt pampered from the moment we opened the door!

This is a great place we will be back! Thanks
Jun 2007
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based on 5 traveler reviews

Fishermans Retreat on Hanging Dog Creek,Great fishing,WiFi, Pool Table
average rating of 4.8 based on 24 reviews
West Union, SC

Very, very nice, and a fishy and as advertised

  • 4 of 5

This is a really nice cabin. Has all the amenities of much more expensive alternatives. TV, Internet, etc. all worked flawlessly. Kitchen was well equipped with useful tools, even knives that had somewhat of an edge. :-) The pool table was a much more upscale one than we had expected and in excellent shape. Of course that didn't help our miserable pool playing, but it was a relaxing way to kill a couple of hours. Don't listen to the folks who report that the fishing is poor. I caught and released several decent sized trout within 50 yards of the cabin with minimum effort or skill. Inline spinners using ultra-light tackle. The only items keeping this cabin from the 5th star would be it's being a bit close to a fairly busy road, and the king-size bed and huge hewn wood frame were just a bit too huge for the master bedroom. The bed, though, was super comfortable as was the furniture in the living room. We had a most enjoyable stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Pam for the nice review that was very thoughtful of you to take time out of your busy life to think of leaving us a review ,especially a nice review , Also thanks for taking such good care of our cabin, you are welcome back anytime . Debbie
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Beautiful home and creek

  • 5 of 5

Debbie and Kurt, We really enjoyed our stay at your cabin. You have it decorated with so many neat things. It was so peaceful to sit on the porch and watch the humming birds and listen to the creek. The weather was cool so we really enjoyed that. You are so blessed to have Cindy and Dwayne close by the cabin to help. Thank you for allowing us to enjoy your cabin. Murphy was a neat town with lots of neat things to do.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tavares, Florida

Much needed R&R

  • 5 of 5

Deb and Kurt,

We so enjoyed the use of your beautiful cabin. We visited several of the interesting places in the area. We enjoyed the crafts fair at the John C. Campbell Folk School on Sunday (Oct.2) Did a lot of fishing in the creek behind the house; caught a couple of nice ones (patience paid off!) The home is beautifully decorated and furnished. Was just the place we needed for the relaxation and rejuvenation we needed.

Would ceratinly love to come back again.

The only concern we had was that it seemed some of the locals felt it was ok to park in your lower driveway and fish in the creek from your property. We advised them it was private property, but they didn't seem to think it was a problem. We didn't pursue the situation because we were not sure if it was ok with you (if you even know it's going on.) This happened on two seperate ocassions while we were there.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ft. Myers Fl 33919

Wow the cabin was awesome...

  • 5 of 5

Wow the cabin was awesome as was the surroundings. Everything in bud & blossom for spring. Very peaceful!! The cabin itself was terrific you have everything one could need just bring a toothbrush and your set. The decor of the cabin is very homey and speaks volumes of the owners. Very comfortasble and filled with such fun and lovely things. You must hate being away from it. Thank you very much for sharing such a wonderful place with our family. Can wait to visit again this time we'll try for fall The cabin must be incredable in the fall colors. Thanks again Deb & Kurt we enjoyed ourselves so much!! Jaimie & Tammy Johnson & Leandra Carrierro

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2006
  • Stayed: Apr 2006
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Miami Shores, Fl 33138

We had a great time. The ...

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The cabin is better than described, very homey & immaculate. We've rented many cabins & this one offer so much more. The pool table was great when the weather didn't co-operate. My son caught a 12 1/2 inch Brown Trout plus many others. My husband caught "2" 12-14 inch rainbow trout. My sons & husband walked down the river & tubed all the way home. It is very private but not too far from the town. We didn't need anything, it was a fun & relaxing week. We will definately be back!! The owners went out of their way to make everything perfect. A special THANK YOU to Debbie & Kurt for opening up this great cabin for us to rent!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2005
  • Stayed: Jul 2005
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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10 minutes to Lake Hiawasse,


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Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee /up to 4 $75
Refundable damage deposit $200

Cabin is available for less than 7 nights, the price is $150 per night for up to four people, additional guests are $10 per person per night

Nightly Rate is $150- 3 night minimum
Deposit $200 at time of Booking
Remainder to be paid 4 weeks prior to stay
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Cancellation Policy- Full Refund if notified of cancellation by 30 days prior to stay

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Murphy / Andrews Area Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom has King size Aspen Log bed with Tempur-pedic Type Mattress Guest Room has 2 Twin Beds Downstairs has Queen size Bed with Tempur-pedic Type Mattress, Sleep Sofa plus 2 Rollaways
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • rafting
  • swimming

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