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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 2 - 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 (bedroom televisions were added in November 2016).

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 ends beside a Mountain Stream. Covered by a Canopy of Shade Trees, it is quite relaxing! 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!

More Details

Property Manager
NC Mountains Realty
Speaks English
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
19 August, 2017

About NC Mountains Realty

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 purchased this cabin in 2010

Why NC Mountains Realty chose Bryson City Area

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 Recently 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 Charleston

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Catering available
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • Ski-Out
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • 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
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Boat
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • 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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A Gem in the Great Smoky Mountains

  • 5 of 5

We have rented many properties through VRBO and this was, by far, the best so far! It was conveniently close to the NOC where we engaged in a variety of activities, but still remote and private. The cabin was not only well-supplied with all of the items one would need for even an extended stay, but also equipped with a variety of comfortable seating options both inside and out perfect for just hanging out. Finally, and arguably the most important, it was spotless! We will definitely be visiting the Paddler's Retreat again in the future!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You so much for the wonderful review of Paddlers Retreat. We are all touched by your kind words! The owner is very open to suggestions, and investing in providing a comfortable place for Guests to enjoy. 2016 upgrades included new living room furniture. 2017 upgrades included flat screen TV's in both bedrooms (satellite channels of course). Currently, we are working together to have a new (more easily navigated) trail cut in. The trail design is impressive, and has the path meandering over and through the acreage, and will end at the little Creek, where a canopy of shade trees provide a cool place to relax and enjoy the fresh Mountain Breeze. Check back with me on that progress. Our estimated completion date is July 25, 2017. Kathleen Ford - Property Manger
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Forest, Indiana

Heaven on earth

  • 5 of 5

I wish I we could give higher than 5 star because this was a 10 plus. Paddlers Retreat was far beyond anything we ever dreamed. We booked in Pigeon Forge for our Honeymoon 2 years ago and was so disappointed we checked out early, worst vacation ever. But here was our Heaven on Earth. It was everything and more than we had hoped for, this isn't just a cabin as soon as we entered the front door it felt like home. Beautiful inside and out!! From the beauty and comfort of the living room, the perfect kitchen to cook in great bedrooms and baths the that gorgeous back porch where we spent every evening at the fire and in the hot tub. We were blessed to have our son and daughter in law surprise us by visiting for a couple of nights it was perfect. The location is perfect close to everything we wanted to visit and we found a lot of hidden beauty as well. Me being a Photographer I was in heaven, waterfalls, hidden streams so clear you can see the bottom, lakes, Cherokee, the Smokies, we took a day trip to Cades Cove and Pigeon Forge with the kids, just PERFECT. We will be back again and again. Thank you North Carolina Reality for working with us so much when family issues came up and we had to reschedule and other things, this group is the best ill never book with any other company.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful mountain cabin

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Paddler's Retreat. The cabin was roomy, clean, and comfortable. The children enjoyed playing on the wii, the hike in the back yard, and hanging out with mom and dad in the hot tub. We also enjoyed sitting and dining outside on the porch with the fire pit. The cabin is in close proximity to the Nantahala Outdoor Center and Deep Creek.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Cabin with everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cabin and view; very conveniently located to the NOC

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Forest, Indiana

Best vacation ever

  • 5 of 5

We can't express how perfect Paddlers Retreat was. Absolutely beautiful inside and our morning view with coffee, stunning. This wasn't a cabin this was a home and we felt for us it was perfect. Everything we wanted to see and do was right within less than an hours drive or less. We had to call once on the hot tub, they were there within 30 mins. The staff is amazing, Kathleen worked with us so hard when an emergency came up and we had to postpone a year, they go above and beyond, you don't find that often anymore. We will be going back over and over. I wish I could give a higher rating than 5, it's a 10 plus. Thank you so much for helping make our vacation everything we dreamed of.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing getaway with a great view!

  • 5 of 5

My fiancee and I went away for my birthday weekend and picked the perfect place! The cabin is pet friendly, so we were able to bring our 2 dogs. It rained on and off most of the weekend, so we stayed in, but were never bored. They had Wii, board games, TV with cable, and then of course the hot tub which we sat in and watched it rain. We can't wait to return later this summer for another getaway!

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brent D., Thank you for your positive review! We hope you enjoyed your Birthday and are so happy to hear you enjoyed the cabin. We look forward to having you stay with us again!
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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!


Prices & Availability


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