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Make a self catering cabin or holiday rental in Murphy, North Carolina, USA your home away from home

The charming town of Murphy is in the heart of the beautiful Appalachian Mountains. With a historic downtown and a host of recreational activities in the surrounding area it makes a great base for every sports enthusiast.

Things to Do in Murphy, NC

Murphy holiday cabins are well located for enjoying all that this area has to offer. The local streams are brimming with trout for keen anglers. Mountain biking, hiking, scenic drives and horseback riding are a great way to explore the surrounding countryside. The area has excellent jeep trails and host the Jeep Jamboree every October. For sports, Koneheta Park has baseball fields, a soccer pitch, tennis courts, a children’s park and swimming pool so there is usually some sports activity to watch or participate in. The Murphy River Walk is a lovely amenity to enjoy from your Murphy holiday home. This 3-mile walking trail runs from Koneheta Park along the Hiwassee River. Take a well-earned rest on swings beneath the shady trees or go fishing from the pier that overhangs the river.

Places to Visit Around Murphy, NC

Downtown Murphy is well worth spending time exploring. It dates back to 1839 and has many restored historic buildings lining its shady streets. Browse the interesting shops and dine in one of the authentic local restaurants. The L&N Depot was where the Louisville and Nashville Railroad met the Carolina Railroad and has an interesting history. Look for the Murphy Pyramid, built by Hitchcock Coit in honour of her grandfather, the first white settler in the area. Further afield, Hiwassee Lake is said to be one of the most beautiful lakes in the state. It has 163 mile shoreline and the highest overspill dam in the world at 307 feet. Cherokee County is known for its huge flea markets which offer more great places to visit.

Weather in Murphy, NC

Murphy holiday rentals have a humid subtropical climate with hot humid summers and mild or cold winters. The area receives plenty of rainfall throughout the year with snow in the winter months. Average temperatures reach 88°F (31°C) in July. During the winter temperatures drop to below freezing at night with daytime highs around 47°F (8°C).

Travel to Murphy, NC

The nearest airport serving Murphy holiday rentals is McGhee Tyson (TYS) Airport which is about 50 miles away. For international visitors, the Hartsfield-Jackson International (ATL) Airport in Atlanta is the nearest airport and is 128 miles away. It is the primary hub for Delta Airlines and AirTran. The Delta hub is actually the largest airline hub in the world. It has frequent flights from most US cities and from London Heathrow with British Airways. Pick up a hire car from Atlanta airport and drive along the GA-5/I-75 north through beautiful forest scenery to Murphy.

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