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Viking Mountain Lodge - Authentic Log Cabin on Paint Creek

People15
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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,

Creekside, Historic, Mountains, Mountain Biking, Camping, Hunting, Cherokee, Rock Climbing, Rafting, Antiquing, Museums, Viking Mountain, Lodge

More Details

Owner
Alan
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 October, 2017

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 Tennessee

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.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • 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 ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.78125 based on 128 reviews
5

Beautiful cabin! We loved our stay and will definitely be back, thank you Alan!!

  • 5 of 5

Alan is super thoughtful in that he composed a book of things to do, maps on how to get there (no WiFi or cell service so this came in handy!) we felt right at home with everything that was provided. I highly recommed the Viking mountain lodge!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Refresh my soul view

  • 5 of 5

The Viking Mountain Lodge was perfect for reminding us all what is truly important. The rustic cabin nestled in majesty of God's handiwork met all our physical needs and allowed us to get back to what matters in life. The laughter of our special needs children rang as they played in the creek. They got a change to just be kids without mainstream expectations, experiencing life as they process best. I was truly sad to leave.

On the business side, Alan was fabulous to work with, quick to respond to questions and demonstrated a true interest in our vacation being the best it could.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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relaxing

  • 4 of 5

great place to get away

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy Mountain Cabin

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a nice quiet getaway, Look no further. My wife and I enjoyed out stay in this beautiful cabin and just unplugged. We felt so sad when we had to leave and go back to reality.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome way to disconnect from the world

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved it here. Definitely going back to this place.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
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Perfect for a weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was the perfect in between spot for my friends in Louisville and Charleston. We loved it. We were hesitant at first with the lack of cell service and wifi, but it ended up being perfect.

We had a group of 9 and it was the perfect size - cozy, but very roomy.

During the day, we hiked in Cherokee National Forest to see some waterfalls and in the afternoon, we laid around a couple watering holes. It's just a great area.

Thanks, Alan!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
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Location

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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Greeneville, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£222
for 2 nights
From
£111
£621
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £38.01 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £152.02
Tax Rate 16.75%

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.
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