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Spectacular Mountain Views, Close to White Water Rafting!

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)


Once you visit, YOU WON'T WANT TO LEAVE!! Beautiful 2-story mountain home with 180 degree view overlooking the picturesque Great Smoky Mountains has it all! Enjoy the tranquility of the North Carolina mountains from your wrap-around upper and lower decks while watching the sun set over the Smoky Mountains. Only 15-30 minutes from everything!

Spend your days hiking the Appalachian Trail, touring Fontana Dam, visiting local street festivals and fairs, driving the Tail of the Dragon, White Water Rafting the Nantahala, Tubing Deep Creek, Cherokee Indian Village, or enjoying the National Forests. The mountains come alive at night with local outdoor shows, gambling in Cherokee, 'Unto These Hills' outdoor theatre, or enjoying the diversity of local cuisine. For the motorcycle enthusiast, we are only 20 minutes from Deals Gap and Tail of the Dragon!

This 'cabin', with 10 foot soaring ceilings, was built in 2004 and is loaded with amenities for our guests enjoyment. 1,260 square feet of air-conditioned and heated living space upstairs with a large Master Bedroom, Guest Bedroom and large bathroom.

The open floor plan of the house is very welcoming with ample room for family gatherings around the gas fireplace in the evenings. In addition to the two upstairs bedrooms, the house has a pull-out sleeper-sofa which accommodates two people, an additional sofa, and lots of comfortable seating!

The large living room is surrounded by windows and has an Entertainment Center with large tv, stereo, DVD player and gas fireplace. Plenty of board games games are provided to entertain the children!

Full-service kitchen has breakfast bar with 2 chairs,full size refrigerator, electric stove, single oven, microwave, dishes, pots, pans, coffee pot, blender, and utensils - you supply the food! Dining Room table seats 6.

The downstairs is approximately 900 sf and has 1 bedroom, living room, bathroom, wood burning stove and kitchenette complete with microwave, mini refrigerator, coffee maker, and sink - perfect for early risers!

Garage on lower level has washer/dryer and room for one car and several motorcycles, atv's, storage, etc. Plenty of parking for all your guests. Fully accessible year-round, the access road and driveway are asphalt and rock so 4-wheel drive is not necessary!

Robbinsville, 15 minutes away, provides a full grocery story, pharmacy, vegetable market, restaurants and local stores.


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Robbi Peirce
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2017

About Robbi Peirce

Originally from Florida my husband and I spend as much time in North Carolina as our schedule permits! With four children, we are constantly on the move enjoying all outdoor activities - especially water-related! Rafting is a favorite for all of us and we go so frequently that we finally bought our own raft!

Robbi Peirce purchased this cabin in 2005

Why Robbi Peirce chose Lake Santeetlah

We have been coming to the mountains of North Georgia and Western Carolina since I was in High School and vowed one day to have a place of our own! We have enjoyed all of the local bluegrass hoe downs, Stecoah Valley Center performances, mountain fairs and celebrations and especially the friendly people of North Carolina! The pristine weather keeps us coming back for summer fun, the beautiful fall seasonal change and sometimes snow in the winter!

What makes this cabin unique

Enjoying an early cup of coffee on our deck while watching the Hummingbirds feed is the perfect way to start off the day! We love looking at the distant mountains, watching the sunset and listening to all of the mountain sounds! We spend lots of time at Lake Fontana with our 3 boys visiting waterfalls, rock jumping, tubing, picnicing and camping. White water rafting and tubing is a must just 20 minutes away!

Guestbook comments from the owner

As the owner of Little Elk Nob Lodge, I thought I would share with you our Leaf Viewing Trip last week. We flew into Asheville and had an easy early afternoon drive to the cabin. Although the leaves were just beginning to turn in Asheville, we enjoyed the drive, watching the burst of colors get brighter and brighter as we closed in on Robbinsville. The drive through Stecoah Valley was infused with colored canopied trees over the road which continued up to our cabin. Our first order of business was to relax on the deck and enjoy the colorful mountains in our view. I highly suggest the drive through the Smoky Mountains National Park (Cherokee) particularly this time of the year. The windy roads are ripe with some of the best fall leaf color in our area, and we were not disappointed! Taking 441 through Newfound Gap toward Gatlinburg was breathtaking. We, like all the other "peepers", used the 2 land pull offs to take in the fresh mountain air while snapping endless photographs of the colorful scenery. Although Gatlinburg is very "touristy", we found the Smoky Mountain Brewery just off the main road and had the BEST chicken wings ever! We purchased some Christmas gifts at the NOC (Nantahala Outdoor Center) and walked the streets! If you have the opportunity to go for a nice dinner, I highly recommend Snowbird Mountain Lodge which is located on the scenic Cherohala Skyway. The views of the mountains are spectacular year round and the Fireside Bar is very romantic! The food is pricey, but definitely worth the splurge. Cuddling up to the outdoor enclosed gas fire pit is worth the drive. Watching rafters and kayakers is always a treat at the Nantahala Outdoor Center in Bryson City, a 20 minute drive from the cabin. Their local crafted brews are very popular and Wesser's BBQ & Grill or River's End Restaurant serves up decent food along the Nantalaha River. Our recommendation, is EXPLORE, EXPLORE, EXPLORE!! Have a great trip.

Oct 2016
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Robbinsville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Upstairs Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Downstairs
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Guest Bedroom Upstairs
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom Upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Guest Bedroom Downstairs
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeper Sofa downstairs
  • King size beds (1) Located in Master Bedroom upstairs, Queen size Beds (1) Located in Guest Bedroom downstairs, Double Beds (1) Located in Guest Bedroom upstairs, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa Bed located in family room downstairs (double)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Plenty of room for parking, stocked woodpile, firepit. Mountain road to cabin was paved summer 2013! There is a section at the top of the mountain that turns to compacted gravel/rock.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

Spectacular Mountain Views, Close to White Water Rafting!
average rating of 4.8965516 based on 30 reviews

Simply Awesome!!

  • 5 of 5

This place is wonderful. Most places we have stayed, the pictures over sell the rental, not with this home. We were pleasantly surprised at the quality of everything, furniture, knicknacs, kitchen utensils and bedding. You really dont feel like you are in a vacation rental, it feels like your good friends are letting you stay there while they are away. Great fireplace, windows everywhere, open floor plan. Very good WiFi and Direct TV. The deck and views are incredible. One of our favorite things was siting in rocking chairs having a drink at the end of the day, watching the shadows flow across the mountains.

The location is a good compromise of being in the woods and fairly close to activities and shopping. You feel like you are the only ones on top of a mountain. You can see a small part of another cabin a couple hundred yards away. Feels very private. We had a wonderful time going to Smokey Mtn National Park, hiking at Joyce Kilmer Forest, trout fishing, boating on Fontana and walking around Bryson City. We look forward to going back again.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You have described our "Home Away From Home" just perfectly! We are thrilled that you were able to visit for the early fall leaves and enjoy the beautiful weather overlooking the Appalachian Trail from the deck. It is our goal to provide our guests with all of the comforts of home so that you can enjoy your time exploring the glorious Smoky Mountains and relaxing at the end of the day with a magnificent view! Robbi
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Suwanee, GA

A Great Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5

This home is a keeper.......clean, spacious, comfortable, and well appointed. Pictures on the website are accurate, but the home is even nicer in person. Little Elk is in a great location for sight seeing around the area. Easy access, no 4-wheel drive necessary. Each day we enjoyed lots of deck time starting with coffee in the morning watching the clouds burn away as the sun comes up and ending each day watching the sun set and stars come out....beautiful views! During our stay we made three day-long trips: Cherohala Skyway out from Robbinsvile on 143 all the way to Tellico Plains, TN, then north on 360 to Vonore and 72 back to 129/28 and home; Blue Ridge Parkway via Cherokee, out on Black Camp Gap at the head of Heinetooga Loop for lunch, then back to the parkway and Waterrock Nob, exiting at Hwy 74 to get home; Cades Cove via the Foothills Parkway into Townsend, enjoyed a picnic lunch and the auto loop tour, then home via the Rich Mountain Rd. In between were shorter trips into Bryson City ( hiked Dave's Creek, ate lunch at an outside cafe beside the train depot, shopped at Ingles where beer is available if you need it), Stecoah for lunch at Stecoah Diner (good fresh food) and a visit to Bee Global for wonderful beeswax candles and globes, and plenty of time just relaxing and enjoying the house. Renting this house is a comfortable experience, the owners are quick to reply to emails, efficient, and are reachable for any questions. We look forward to a return visit! Doc & Karen

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It looks like you and your family made the very most out of your recent stay at our cabin! Traveling by car or motorcycle through the Smoky Mountains gives you a real "feel" for our area. You took advantage of many of the magnificent road tours and shopped the local artisan shops which are very memorable. We look forward to your return visit next year! Robbi
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Getting away from the grind

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home in a great area. We cooked at the home every day, enjoyed coffee on the porch and visited the local fun spots.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gainesville, FL

Beautiful vacation home with incredible view!

  • 5 of 5

This was our family's second stay at Little Elk Knob and it will not be our last. We refer to Little Elk as a home not a house because all the comforts of home are there. The kitchen is well appointed with everything you need. All the rooms are comfortable and spotless. If you are planning on bringing your motorcycle, the drive is passable for street bikes and there is covered parking in the garage. Our day trips were easy to reach from this location, the Cherokee Village and Museum, tubing in Deep Creek, horseback riding at the Nantahala Village stables and rafting on the Nantahala. If you are a hiker there are three access points to the AT within a few minutes drive. Best of all, the view of the mountains from the upper deck!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review Becky! We do love the fact as well that our cabin has all of the conveniences that you would enjoy while on vacation in the mountains; just bring your toiletries, food and clothes and you'll be all set! Look forward to your return visit next year! Robbi
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This house has it all! Great views, every amenity you could think of, and CLEAN!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second trip to Little Elk, and it did not disappoint. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to have you back as a repeat guest Laura! Your return visit is a testament as to what a beautiful area the mountains of NC are and the accommodations that we provide to all of our guests!! Thank you!
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Wonderful location; wonderful house

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I and our twin teenaged daughters had a really nice week. The house is very comfortable and easy to feel at home in. We rafted on the nearby Nantahala River, we tubed in Deep Creek, we swam and paddleboarded in Fontana Lake. We also swam in Santeetlah Lake. We went square-dancing in Brasstown. We enjoyed UNTO THESE HILLS, the Cherokee drama. We hiked in the National Park. And almost every night we roasted marshmallows and made 'smores at the fire pit. The views from the porch are beautiful and dramatic.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Rivers End Restaurant
"Great restaurant to watch the rafters end their journey! Very casual"
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Lake Fontana
Nearest Point of Interest
Tail of the Dragon
Nearest Point of Interest
Nantahala Rafting
Car: necessary

Trout Fishing, White Water Rafting, 4-wheeling, Cherokee Reservation and Harrah's Casino, Boat Rentals, Great Smoky Mountain Railway, National Parks, Tail of the Dragon scenic drive, Appalachian Trail, Nantahala River, Fontana Dam, Joyce Kilmer National Forest, Cherohala Skyway, Lake Santeetlah, Deal's Gap


Rates & Availability

Robbinsville Cabin Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall Foliage
Oct 7 2017 - Nov 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Dec 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Holiday Rate
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $120
Tax Rate 9.75%

Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed. U.S. Funds ONLY!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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