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Viking Mountain Lodge - Authentic Log Cabin on Paint Creek

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 11-15)

Viking Mountain Lodge is an old, 2200 square foot log cabin located inside the Cherokee National Forest near the Appalachian Trail. The cabin sits high up in the Smoky Mountains about halfway between the quaint mountain town of Hot Springs, North Carolina and the historic town of Greeneville, Tennessee. The two story structure is made of rough cut hemlock logs that are hand hewn on the exterior side. With four bedrooms and two full bathrooms, VML has the ability to sleep 15 guests making it well suited for large groups or family reunions.

VML overlooks Paint Creek which runs the width of the four acre property. Whether you’re sitting on the front porch in the handmade cypress furniture, on the deck in the rocking/adirondack chairs, or inside with the windows open, you can listen to the peaceful melody from the rushing waters of Paint Creek. Our guests frequently comment that this alone is worth trip to Viking Mountain Lodge. There is a fire pit in the front yard down by the water’s edge for roasting marshmallows or keeping warm on a cool evening. You can trout fish in the creek or catch bream in the larger of the two ponds on the property.

Go for a day hike on the AT. Have a picnic on top of Camp Creek Bald. Go whitewater rafting on the French Broad River. Fly fish Big Laurel Creek. Head to historic Greeneville Tennessee and visit one of the many museums. Most of all, RELAX!

Although the cabin is rustic, it has all of the amenities of home; a large, fully stocked kitchen, washer and dryer, linens, towels, wood stove, gas fireplace, 6 brand new 5 blade Hunter ceiling fans, gas/charcoal/smoker combination grill, and even a 50” High Definition Plasma TV with 7.1 surround sound for those cold or rainy days. All of this in a spacious, clean cabin decorated with numerous Bev Doolittle prints and many pieces of antique furniture.

Keywords: Cabin, Appalachian Trail, Kayaking, Fishing, Hiking, Backpacking, Canoeing,

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Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018

About Alan

Although I’ve lived all over the southeast, I’ve spent the last 25 years living in and around the Orlando area. When I was a kid, my grandparents had a summer home in Lake Toxaway, NC that we used to visit every year. That is where I fell in love with the mountains. I’ve always been the outdoor adventure type and that, coupled with my experiences as a youngster, has made owning a cabin in the mountains a lifelong dream. Though I’ve never actually lived there, when I drive up to the Smokys, it feels like I'm coming home.

Alan purchased this cabin in 2008

Why Alan chose Greeneville

One of the driving forces behind my purchase of this cabin is its close proximity to the Appalachian Trail. I’ve hiked numerous sections of the AT, and this area is one of my favorites. It is the perfect jumping off point for all kinds of outdoor activities. Whether it’s fly fishing Little Laurel Creek (2 miles), kayaking the Nolichucky (9 miles), hiking the AT (1 mile), bouldering at Blackstack Cliffs (8 miles), biking the Paint Creek Trails (7 miles), or having a picnic at 4400’ in Jones Meadow (7 miles), adventure is just out the back door.

What makes this cabin unique

The cabin is situated nearly halfway between the quaint mountain town of Hot Springs, NC (15 miles) and the historic town of Greeneville, TN (18 miles). Although both offer adventure, relaxation, history, and culture, the best thing about Viking Mountain Lodge is the fact that you don’t even have to get in your car to find something to do. Fish for trout in the creek that runs through the front yard, go for a day hike on the AT, bike along Paint Creek up Viking Mountain Road, or grill out on the deck and enjoy the cool, clean mountain air. On a clear night, walk out the garage and look at the sky, it’s spectacular.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Greeneville in Greene County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Convertible bed(s) - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , 2 roll-out twins and a pullout couch
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Upstairs - New memory foam mattress, bed frame, & foundation
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Double Bed , Upstairs - 2 brand new memory foam mattresses
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Upstairs - 2 new premium interspring mattresses
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Downstairs - 2 brand new memory foam mattresses
  • Two roll out beds; one in the bedroom closet downstairs and one in the large upstairs bedroom closet. The couch in the living room is a pull out bed as well.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Recently installed six brand new Hunter 60 inch, 5 blade ceiling fans. One in each bedroom, one in the kitchen, and one in the living room. These fans are SILENT and move a TON of air to keep you cool in the summer time.


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Viking Mountain Lodge - Authentic Log Cabin on Paint Creek
average rating of 4.787234 based on 141 reviews

A very relaxed atmosphere for the adults and plenty to do to keep the kids occupied.

  • 5 of 5

We rented the cabin for our selves, our three married children and our grandchildren while attending a family reunion in Chuckey, TN. The t.v. was never turned on during our three night stay. The children were outside right after breakfast making use of the bikes and fishing gear provided at the cabin. The biggest hit for the kids was the creek running through the property. Wading, splashing, catching minnows, exploring......they were busy till well after sunset.

The adults relaxed on the spacious deck. There were plenty of extra chairs in the garage for us to use. The guys made use of the nice big grill provided and the women had no problem finding everything they needed to prepare food for the reunion. There was even a very nice large crockpot provided, just what was needed for the BBQ meatballs!

It was truly a “home away from home”. I can’t imagine having to have stayed in a motel for three days, especially with all the children. It was also nice not seeing everyone with phones, iPads,etc. since there wasn’t any internet service. We probably had more conversation with our one teenage grandson than we had in a long time!

Thanks Alan for providing such a wonderful cabin complete with everything we needed for our stay. We would highly recommend your rental.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Cabin.

  • 5 of 5

We will definitely be returning to Viking Mtn. Lodge. We brought our hammock and hung it down by the creek and really enjoyed the peacefulness of the property. The cabin was wonderful. The information provided by Alan before we arrived was very helpful as well.

  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rapid City, MI

Quiet, Peaceful, Serenity

  • 5 of 5

If you want to get away for some quiet time, this is the place to go. The sound of Cove Creek at night, as you sleep with the windows open is relaxing and regenerative. We rented the place for a get together with friends that all came down in classic cars for a car show in Hot Springs, NC about 30 miles west of the Lodge. To a person, they all were absolutely thrilled with the accommodations. We had a wonderful time and would surely rent the cabin for future visits. We would highly recommend renting, if you want quiet and solitude.

P.S. You can eat every meal at Ma and Pa's, about 7 miles west of the cabin. The food is incredible and the prices are absolutely unbelievable.

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful would love to come again

  • 5 of 5

Very relaxing well kept

  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and rustic cabin with all the amenities, great location

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time at this cabin and we were extremely surprised to see how well stocked and comfortable this cabin was. The location was perfect with excellent hiking trails and far enough from a town to get the rest and relaxation we needed. Looking forward to returning with family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ypsilanti, MI United States

Hands down, best experience in Tennessee to date!!!

  • 5 of 5

Have nothing negative to stay about this wonderful cabin... location is spot on, short trip up the road in either direction and you are on the Appalachian Trl!!!! The stream running through the front yard is beautiful and sings to you at night to relax you asleep. Far enough away from the hustle and bustle, but not so far that its inconvenient to go into Gatlinburg, etc. You won't get any cell signal or wifi, and that was perfectly ok with me...not as popular with others in my party, lol... but they made due, and THAT WAS THE IDEA, UNPLUG!!! Would HIGHLY recommend this cabin and this property owner, Alan. Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your gorgeous cabin, we had a great time and hope to visit again soon.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Iron Horse Station Restaurant and Tavern
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Nathanael Greene Museum
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Blue Ridge Parkway
Beautiful mountain views from this scenic drive.
Nolichucky View Golf Club
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Dudley Falls
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Margarette Falls
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Whitewater rafting and zip lines!
Spring Creek Tavern
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Ace Hardware
Swap out propane tanks for the grill
Nearest Airport
53.2 Miles
Asheville Airport
Nearest Barpub
15.1 Miles
Iron Horse Station in Hot Springs, NC
Nearest Golf
9.9 Miles
Nolichucky View Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
0.7 Miles
Asheville Highway (TN 70, NC 208)
Nearest Restaurant
8.6 Miles
Ma & Pa's Restaurant
Nearest Ski
43.3 Miles
Wolf Ridge Ski Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Appalachian Trail Access
Nearest Point of Interest
Appalachian Trail Access
Nearest Point of Interest
Nolichucky River Access
Nearest Point of Interest
Jones Meadow
Nearest Point of Interest
Blackstack Cliffs
Nearest Point of Interest
Little Laurel Creek
Nearest Point of Interest
The Steady Eddy
Nearest Point of Interest
Paint Creek Campground
Nearest Point of Interest
Downtown Hot Springs
Nearest Point of Interest
Downtown Greeneville
Nearest Point of Interest
Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park
Car: necessary

VML is located just 1/2 a mile from the Appalachian Trail, inside the Cherokee National Forest.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Additional Guest Fee £9.82 per person per night
Pet Fee £37.77
Refundable Damage Deposit £151.1

Rates are based on up to 2 person occupancy. Add $12.50 per person, per night for additional guests.
Cleaning fee is included in nightly price. No additional charge.
$100 off 6 night stay!
Children 2 years old and under stay for free.
We offer a 10% military discount with proof of service.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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