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Paddlers Retreat - 2 King Suites! Mountain Views! Sparkling HotTub! N.O.C. 5min

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

Spacious Cabin w/ Fireplace, Fire-pit, Secluded yet 5-10 min. to N.O.C., Tsali!

Whether you are looking for a Vacation Cabin to unwind at the end of an active day outdoors, or you just want Peaceful Privacy and Relaxation, "Paddlers Retreat" is ideally located between Bryson City, the Tsali, and the N.O.C!

Inside the cabin you will find a well appointed kitchen with everything you require to prepare and serve your meals. The open and spacious living room will easily seat a group of 8, as will the large dining room table.

In the Living Room, the Stone fireplace is the focal point!

For your entertainment, there are 3 flat screen TV's with satellite channels included. In the living room, there is a DVD player, assorted board and card games, and in 2016 we added a Wii Game System.

The split floor plan does offer abundant privacy between the two bedrooms! On one side of the cabin, there is the Master Bedroom with King size bed (luxury linens and bedding are provided) and a private en suite bathroom. On the opposite side of the cabin, you will enjoy a "Jr. Master Suite" with a second King size bed (luxury linens are provided) and an adjoining full bathroom. Each bedroom offers a 32" flat screen television with an extensive selection of Channels to choose from.

The covered back deck offers several rocking chairs to relax and gather around the Fire Pit, enjoy a soak in the Sparkling hot tub, and Enjoy the ever changing beauty of the Smoky Mountains!

Outside: There is a large flat yard.

In 2017, the Private Nature Trail was upgraded and meanders through the back acreage, and leads to a lovely flat area beside a Mountain Stream that is covered by a canopy of shade trees.

It is quite relaxing to just take a walk in the woods, and the Nature trail is sure to be a hit with 2 and 4 legged Guests alike!

For the more adventurous hikers, there are trails (off the property and over US Forest Service land), all the way to Lake Fontana and within 2 miles of the Appalachian Trail!

Getting to the Cabin: Access to this private retreat is easy. Paddlers Retreat is located just over a mile from the main highway which is far enough to enjoy Peace and Quiet without "road noise" (it is so quiet, you could hear a pin drop). The road is not narrow or steep, and you do not feel as though you are "climbing the Mountain". Close enough to easily arrive at all the area activities quickly and without excess time in your car.

Ideally located between the Nantahala Outdoor Center and the Tsali Recreation and Mountain Biking Park, and Bryson City is less than 15 minutes away!

Additionally, we offer a few tips and optional convenience services:

... Also available is our Shopping service. If you would like to arrive at the Cabin with your Groceries already stocked, ask for details, we will have everything waiting for you upon your arrival.

... If you would like to enjoy a Spa Massage Service at the Cabin, it is a good idea to book in advance to assure availability. Your Professional Massage Therapist will come to you, so when you are done, they quietly disappear and leave you to relax!

... If your vacation dates are during 'Season' or Holidays and you plan to rent a pontoon or fishing boat, it may be a good idea to reserve in advance! Lake Fontana is primarily National Forest, Smoky Mountains, and Federally owned, so the Lake is never 'Busy', but the few available rental boats do get booked up.

View the new area Guide on our website ncmountains.net for links and additional information about the area and activities.

More Details

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NC Mountains Realty & Vacation Rentals
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Calendar last updated:
18 March, 2018

About NC Mountains Realty & Vacation Rentals

When you reserve "Paddler's Retreat", it will be immediately evident that this Owner takes excellent care of the Cabin! Pride of ownership shines through...

NC Mountains Realty & Vacation Rentals purchased this cabin in 2010

Why NC Mountains Realty & Vacation Rentals chose Bryson City

I am always looking forward to enjoying the rocking chairs on the shaded porch, views of not only the Mountains, but a neighboring pasture, with out having to "climb a mountain"! Easy access, substantial acreage (offers a nice "buffer") and the hiking trails are just a few of the reasons we love "Paddler's Retreat"!

What makes this cabin unique

2/2 Cabin w/ Luxury Amenities and Rustic Designer Appointments through out. 5 minutes from the N.O.C., and Completely Renovated! We would love to hear from you, Call or Email us and ask about "Paddlers Retreat". ***Online Booking Available 24/7***

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hello Future Guests!

This cabin has been renovated and updated over the winter, and is just now ready for reservations! We expect glowing future reviews, but I did want you to know why there are not any reviews presently.

Thank You, Kathleen - Property Manager
Mar 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Bryson City in Swain County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Catering available
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • Ski-Out
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • The second full bathroom adjoins the "Jr. Master" and is also accessed from the main part of the cabin as a Guest bathroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 2 King, 1 Pull Out Sofa, 1 Futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Boat
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
"Paddlers Retreat" is nestled among the trees and surrounded by Natures Beauty on over 7 pristine acres of land.


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Paddlers Retreat - 2 King Suites! Mountain Views! Sparkling HotTub! N.O.C. 5min
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 27 reviews

Lovely Escape !

  • 5 of 5

Paddlers Retreat was a well maintained, clean and lovely escape in the Smokey Mountains. The Front Porch looks over a quiet serene mountain view with a pasture, complete with grazing cows , in the foreground. The home offers privacy, yet only a short drive to Bryson City. Great Smokey Mountains National Park offers amazing panoramic views of the Smokey Mountains and Valley Pastures. We saw three Elks which are more apt to be viewed in early morning and at dusk. We however happened to be lucky and saw them in late morning by the first visitors center and entrance to the Park. Cherokee is busy and offers quite a bit to do. The home, as I mentioned is well equipped with 3 TVs, 2 King Beds and a Hot Tub ! Lovely time, beautiful area ! Enjoy !

  • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Robert and Thank You so much for submitting such a lovely review of Paddlers Retreat! Your description of the setting and views are so accurate and well written, I could not have said it better myself! I hope you explored the areas a few miles to the West as well (N.O.C., Appalachian Trail, Restaurants, etc...) This cabin is truly Private, yet just minutes to all of the area activities. (The two bedroom TV's and the Private Nature Trail are 2017 upgrades). It is an absolute joy to work with Owners such as this one that go above and beyond to make sure Guests are comfortable, and that the cabin is always well maintained and Fresh! Kathleen Ford - Property Manager
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Perfect for a couples retreat

  • 5 of 5

Very clean accommodations and perfectly spaced for two couples. Only disappointed was the propane fire pit outside did not generate heat. Preferred wood burning pit for outside. Kitchen was duly stocked and we did not need for anything. Would stay here again for sure

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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It was everything we hope for and more, the cabin was very clean and beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

We truly believe we will be returning customers, my family loved to explore and we are very big into hiking and such. Naturally we stay in different area to explore other trail and such, but we must definitely stay in this beautiful cabin again it truly felt like Home. We stayed 6 night for Christmas and it was great, the Christmas tree was set up, the kitchen had everything imaginable for our Christmas dinner, it was great.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Paddler's Retreat was Perfect for us & r Maltese! We always look for a pet friendly cabin!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was immaculate! The location was perfect! Just minutes away from NOC & Deep Creek! Fontana Lake & View from Fontana Dam was Beautiful! Was so nice returning to cabin after spending the day in the mountains! We especially loved the view, hot tub, & rocking chairs on the large deck! There's even a fire pit on the deck & picnic table!! 2 King Size suites on each end of the cabin! The bed was very comfortable! It was nice having TV in each bedroom plus the living room! Walked on the trail on the property twice! We really loved r stay in this cabin & it was very easy to get to! And there was a really nice grocery store close by! Kitchen was well stocked! We ate out 1 time while staying there! Cooked most meals in the cabin! There is so much to do but we ran out of time! Can't wait to return & stay in this cabin again! We Love staying in the mountains! Oh I forgot to mention the lovely gas log fireplace that made it so cozy @ night!!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The cabin was beautiful and well maintained! We will definitely return!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the property. The cabin was spotless, fire pit and hot tub made for wonderful relaxed evenings! Very peaceful surroundings. We will book again for sure!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The little cabin was nestled on the side of the mountain in a picturesque and quiet setting. It was clean and well maintained and my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our little getaway. My only regret was that our stay was too short. We will definitely return, hopefully very soon!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Minutes
Asheville Regional
Nearest Barpub
10 Minutes
Several Choices within
Nearest Golf
25 Minutes
Smoky Mountain Country Club (public)
Nearest Train
15 Minutes
Bryson City Scenic Train
Nearest Motorway
5 Minutes
Highway 74
Nearest Restaurant
10 Minutes
Several Choices within -
Nearest Ski
60 Minutes
Nearest Beach
5 Minutes
Finger Lake (Lake Fontana)
Car: necessary

"Paddlers Retreat" Cabin is just a couple of minutes from the N.O.C. (Nantahala Outdoor Center) with whitewater rafting, kayaking, rope course, zip lines, biking trails, Restaurants, outfitter store, and more... Equally as close is the Tsali Recreational Area which is on Lake Fontana and offers world class Mountain Biking trails! Just 10-15 minutes away (a very scenic drive) is Bryson City with walk-able shopping, groceries, the scenic train excursions, and more...

From the cabin, there are trails to hike! There are several easier hiking choices, but for more adventurous Guests, you can hike to the Lake from here!


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