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Luxury Cabin located in working vineyard near Hiwassie lake

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Large, 4 bedroom, 3 and half Bath, Mountain Views, Creek, Pond, near Lake

The log house is 2800 S.F. of rustic/log architecture and is beautifully decorated.

It overlooks a private mountain pond, working vineyard, and just up the hill from a large flowing creek. The cabin has 3 levels: a family room/dining area/kitchen all open with a vaulted ceiling, river stone hearth, master bedroom suite with spacious bathroom w/double sink, Jacuzzi tub, 2 person rain water shower. Upscale kitchen with Silestone, double dishwasher, convection oven and over-sized stainless refrigerator. Upstairs bedroom with 2 queen beds and private bath. Terrace level includes den with large screen TV, billiards room, 3rd bedroom with twin beds, utility room, and large bathroom. Also provided is a Jenn-Aire gas grill for outdoor cooking. 2 decks for enjoying the lovely views of the vineyard and national forest. Short distance to Hiwassie Lake. 6 ft. farm table seats 8 made from century old barn wood. Elk Head, washer/dryer area, Internet WiFi, Wine Cellar.

Tom Loughran
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2017

About Tom Loughran

My family build and use the cabin often when not reserved. My Wife and children have grown to love the cabin and the beauty of the western North Carolina mountains.

I enjoy sharing my knowledge about the area, history, and things to do. We hope you will right at home.


Tom Loughran purchased this cabin in 2008

Why Tom Loughran chose Murphy / Andrews Area

Three things, A high end Cabin experience, large creek, Pond, The small Vineyard is beautiful year round.

What makes this cabin unique

1500' of creek front property that we have converted into a trophy trout fishery.


Car: necessary


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Murphy in Cherokee County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Two Beds
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Large Double Bed , Two Queen Beds - Big room
  • large Bedrooms
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • pond
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering


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Luxury Cabin located in working vineyard near Hiwassie lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Great space!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the cabin - it was very spacious and clean and well-maintained. We would definitely rent again! Thanks :)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks
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First Mountain Cabin Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our first family mountain vacation was fantastic. All of our needs were met from beginning to end. The property provided hotel ammenities with resort luxury. A seen off of HGTV. Gorgeous! Tom was great. He responded to me within minutes about any concerns. We will be back again!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Awesome Cabin! Beautiful Place!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Murphy NC. The area is great and the Loughran's cabin is amazing. Beautifully decorated with all the conveniences of home and top of the line everything. Lots of room for the entire family to stretch out. Welcoming neighbors but not to close to intrude on your privacy. Bedding and linens crisp and clean. Very close to the marina, where we rented a boat and had a great time at sunset. Internet access and cell phones were available, only wished for satellite or local TV. Looking to buy our very own Murphy NC family home, but if we don't, we will definitely call Tom again. Thank you for sharing your beautiful Murphy home with us! Take care - The Rivera's from Tampa, FL.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks now sell me a car!
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Great getaway from the hustle and bustle!

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a brief last-minute getaway, and Tom was very accommodating. We arrived later than planned, well past dark, and with Tom's directions and our GPS were able to find our way after only one wrong turn into a neighbor's driveway (who shortly thereafter popped up the hill on his 4-wheeler to be sure we found the place). Be aware, the last little bit is a dirt/pinestraw covered one-lane road, and thankfully we had not driven my fairly low-to-the-ground convertible, which would definitely have scrubbed/gotten stuck at one sharp/steep turn up the hill. If you arrive in the daytime, you'll see a lovely little vineyard as you wind your way back to this house.

The house was perfect, great layout, plenty of space, very nicely appointed kitchen - everything was tidy, uncluttered, and inviting. The master suite on the main level has a lovely huge bathroom, corner tub, and oversized tile shower. Linens were sufficient, the bedding was wonderful. The rear deck has chairs and a nice gas grill for grilling out and relaxing. The back of the house overlooks what appeared to be a very low pond (as the lake was also extremely low, not sure if it was due to drought or seasonal draining for maintenance?) and the small entrance road that curves around to other homesites.

With the exception of noticing only a couple of cars passing this house to reach their own homesites, the location is quiet and fairly private. Our first night was quite chilly, and as it was late we just piled on the blankets and decided to figure it out in the morning without bothering the owner. After finding there was no hot water the next morning, we investigated in the basement and found the water heater and HVAC turned off, so if you have a problem, check that first! Also discovered a window open in the upstairs bedroom, which we closed. Once we had hot water and heat, all was well! The seller was fairly quick to respond to texts asking for clarification so that issues could be addressed.

Neither of us (on different carriers) had any cell reception. There is wifi, it was sometimes slow depending on number of users, but I was able to stay in touch with my business via Google hangouts, iMessage, and email. We never attempted to stream Netflix or similar services, so can't comment on whether that would work well. Also, know that you are about 30 minutes from Murphy, so no "running out for a gallon of milk" - plan accordingly! And if you want a great burger, go to Chevelle's!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice cabin

  • 5 of 5

The owner was very friendly and helpful, The cabin was very nice. Great place to get away

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Secluded Home

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for somewhere to "get away from it all" without being in the middle of nowhere, this hidden gem is located just 20 - 30 minutes from a town (Murphy, NC) that includes a couple of really great restaurants, an ice cream shop and even a Wal-Mart if you need it. It's also within driving distance to great activities such as hiking along the Cherohala Skyway or ziplining or white water rafting at the Natahala Outdoor Center, which is the nicest facility we've ever seen.

We came in from the Tennessee side, and found that the easiest way was to go south from Coker Creek exactly 10 miles and turn left (east) on an unmarked road (Rd 1332 to 1333) right before going on a bridge over a creek; it was faster than Joe Brown Hwy at Coker Creek.

The house itself is located in a tiny little community near a small vineyard, and "next door" neighbors are far enough away that they can't be seen through all the beautiful trees. This particular home has a view overlooking a small pond (although drained during our visit, it was to be filled the following week).

The house is tastefully decorated and includes basics for cooking meals (bring your own condiments and spices), as well as starter supply of paper products (we made sure to replace), dish soap and hand soap. The loft bedroom includes 2 queen beds and a full bathroom - perfect for our 2 boys (15 and 21). The master bedroom has a queen bed and very large bathroom complete with 2-person shower (it's huge) and jetted tub (which we didn't try out, but it looked lovely). Large great room next to the open kitchen made it a nice gathering area without a TV distraction. The walk-out basement holds another gathering room with TV and ample DVD collection, a separate billiards room (which we all enjoyed), a third bedroom with two twin beds (if I remember correctly?), another full bathroom and a laundry room (bring your own supplies if you plan to do laundry; however there are supplies to get a load of sheets going upon your departure).

The owner was very responsive; and we especially appreciated his enthusiasm for the area and all of the activity and sight-seeing suggestions he made - he is a wealth of information about the area, and it's evident that he loves it and wants his guests to love it as well.

Our biggest suggestion would be to add a hot tub and increase the spice collection, but overall it was a great experience and we truly enjoyed our stay! Thank you for opening your home to us!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Murphy, North Carolina Mountains

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

cleaning £64.17

All quotations are subject to change and are subject to availability at the time of confirming a booking. Owner shall not be held responsible for accident, loss, illness, theft and personal injury. It will also not accept responsibility or be liable for inconveniences or financial implications of any sort arising from any accident.

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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