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Cold Mountain Cabin:Private Waterfall: Private footbridge; trout fishing

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cold Mountain cabin with private waterfall on six acres in deep green forest

Come enjoy our rustic mountain cabin located on Cold Mountain.

Here you will find a truly unique mountain cabin strategically placed at the base of the historic and unforgettable Cold Mountain.

In addition to a private waterfall on Lodge property, and attendant hiking up Cold Mountain on the uphill side of the cabin, there is trout fishing on Lodge property along the Little East Fork river and a private footbridge that leads to the west side of the Little East Fork River for use by guests. Our recent guest caught (and released) a 2.4 pound rainbow trout on June 6, 2017.

For auto touring, the lodge is perfectly located for easy access to the Blue Ridge Parkway (11 miles) and Waynesville (14 miles).

At an elevation of 3,000 ft. this mountain lodge features 2 bedrooms and 2 baths and a large cathedral ceiling living and dining area. The Lodge is a rustic cabin built in 1977 and renovated in 2014. It features modern conveniences but is at its heart a rustic Western North Carolina cabin on one of the most famous mountains in the state.

This is a real North Carolina poplar wood cabin with electricity, gas, satellite internet-WIFI and telephone that is surrounded by a dense forest of trees and the sounds of a waterfall just outside below the 800 square foot deck. The evening air is cool, even in the summer and the milky way is clearly visible above on clear evenings from the deck. In the evening in the spring and summer you can see a the dozens of fireflys in the forest above the deck after a day of fishing for trout at the private footbridge on the river on Lodge property.

The living room adjoins the kitchen and features an open design with high ceilings. It is heated by a wood stove fitted into the fireplace. There is plenty of room for reading or enjoying the company of your friends and family. A set of double doors leads from the living area to a large deck that overlooks a green forest, Panther Branch Waterfall and beyond to the Little East Fork River. This is a large property with over 6 acres located between Panther Branch and the Little East Fork River. There is a footbridge that spans the Little east fork with a rough path (at your own risk) that rises to a lookout in a pavilion that looks over the property on fall days (not in summer-it's a forest of green then)

The waterfall is on the property and is located next to the lodge and is visible from the deck.

Cold Mountain Lodge is easily accessible from Little East Fork Road off of NC 215 12 miles from interstate 40 in Canton, NC and features a paved driveway that leads up to a paved parking area at the lodge. Up the wide staircase is the lodge and a deck that includes plenty of seating to take in the clean mountain air and the sound of Panther Branch creek and the nearby Little East Fork River. The deck includes an entrance to the living room and kitchen area of the house.

The Lodge is situated 14 miles from the town of Waynesville, NC with its unique art galleries, boutiques and coffee shops along with gourmet dining opportunities. There are many nearby tourist attractions in Maggie Valley.

Motorcyclists and hikers can use the lodge as a base for exploration of the hiking and motoring beauty of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Cold Mountain offers wonderful hiking opportunities for those who want to explore the ample hiking on Cold Mountain. The gravel road behind the house is approximately two miles long and leads up to the 4,000 ft level of Cold Mountain. Cold Mountain also has numerous “logging roads” used in the 1900’s on the mountain that are fun to hike and which our guests have special permission to enjoy.

As mentioned above, you can also walk down from the lodge, cross the paved road, and continue on lodge property across our footbridge to the "other side" of lodge property with a pavilion and an overlook!

Even closer to the lodge is beautiful waterfall visible from the deck. Just sit there and enjoy the view!

Panther Branch leads down to a river just across the paved road in front of the lodge called the Little East Fork River. You can fish for trout in the river and walk across the footbridge to the pavilion, also on lodge property.

Little East Fork is a river that features incredible views of rocks, trees and mountainside and it’s fun to walk along the river in the wooded area below the lodge. We own the property across the Little East Fork River and you are absolutely allowed and invited to walk across the hard road and enjoy the wooded area along the Little East Fork River up to the pavilion for picnics or any other outdoor recreation. The river has cold water that creates a cool breeze even on the hottest summer day.

There are bicycles for guest use at the Lodge. If you turn left from the base of the driveway and bike upriver you will see excellent views of the mountains, farms and the river and after two miles arrive at the Daniel Boone Boy Scout Camp which is the beginning of the Art Loeb Trail.

Serious bicyclists will love using the lodge as a base for exploring the numerous bike routes along Hwy 215 up to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Just get on your bike and ride!

To rent this cabin email me and I'll send you an agreement to sign and return. We accept payment in advance by check or credit card. The only extra fee in addition to rental is the $60 cleaning charge. Please take care of the property so we can offer this incredible rate to others and you for your next visit.

More Details

Ralph Fisher
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2017

About Ralph Fisher

I helped my grandparents build this house in the mid- 1970s. I worked the sawmill on site in the summer of 1975. The logs came from poplar trees we cut on Cold Mountain. In 2014 the lodge was given to me and I've put my heart into building a place for others to enjoy. I hope you visit and end up loving Cold Mountain as much as I do.

Ralph Fisher purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Ralph Fisher chose Maggie Valley/Waynesville Area

Be a part of history. Enjoy the Cold Mountain Lodge.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Canton in Haywood County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Two bedrooms; one with Full size and single bed. The other bedroom has two twin beds.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
Leave the heat behind and enjoy a cool evening on the deck enjoying the stars. Then sit in the living room and warm yourself around a genuine wood stove in this mountain cabin situated on historic Cold Mountain


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Cold Mountain Cabin:Private Waterfall: Private footbridge; trout fishing
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews

Cute place with great surroundings!

  • 4 of 5

Love this area of NC. Pretty centrally located to things we wanted to do. Very clean but rustic is the word for sure. Spiders are definitely your neighbors here but not a reason not to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved the cabin, even in the cold!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here with our two dogs in the winter... the home does not have central heating, but with enough layers, the heaters and wood stove available were plenty to keep us comfortable. There is wifi, but no television - we enjoyed the time being mostly unplugged, playing games, reading, hiking, and eating in local restaurants. We loved the Sweet Onion in downtown Waynesville! Ralph was super easy to work with, and the local manager checked in on us, as well. We hope to be back to experience the lodge in another season!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So nice to have you visit. We just added a footbridge to the property to crossing the Little East Fork River to our private mountain next door. This will be such a great year. Thank you.
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  • 5 of 5

This place was awesome. Beautiful. Peaceful. Great for my 2 kids and dog. We enjoyed playing in the creek and hiking

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

UnFortunately, my dog broke her leg and needed surgery right before our trip. We had to cancel our trip and never got to stay at this beautiful property. I just wanted to say that the owner was very understanding and returned our security deposit immediately. We are hoping to be able to book the property again in the near future. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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This cabin and experience was top notch!

  • 5 of 5

Four college buddies who graduated in 1975 decided to have a little reunion in the mountains of western North Carolina. We were looking for a place that felt isolated but was also short drives from hikes, waterfalls, and places to eat. This cabin or lodge as the owner calls it was perfect in every way. It was very clean, very open in the living room and kitchen areas and easily accommodated us for our stay. One guy took the master bedroom with queen bed, two others took the middle bedroom with two single beds, and I took the living room with my blow up Aero bed. Plenty of room for everyone. There is no AC in the cabin but it was very comfortable in the middle of July and two guys even wore sweatshirts each morning and night. Recommend taking a fan or two for the middle of the day to move the air. With the windows open, it was very nice at night and ok during the day. The deck outside with the private waterfall was indeed the highlight. Hiking trails in all directions as well as good fishing spots you can walk to. The town of Waynesville is one of the most charming little towns you will ever encounter.....only 14 miles away.....with all that you could want. Parking with four vehicles is quite the challenge but doable. Would recommend the owner put a small window AC unit in the kitchen window as that is the only place that got a bit warm with cooking going on. Would also recommend a better charcoal grill or maybe a gas grill. Other than that, it is very nice. I highly recommend you check out this cabin for you and your family. It is a special place with an owner that is very nice, answers all your questions, and goes far beyond the usual responses by owners.

Tony Ethridge

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind remarks. We now have a window a/c unit in the back bedroom for the few days in the peak of summer when it's useful. Please come back and see us soon. Ralph Fisher
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Rustic Get Away

  • 4 of 5

The property was just as advertised. Unfortunately, the weather was not! We had a great time despite the heavy rains and fog. Would visit again, as the area has much to offer in hiking and small town charm (Waynesville).

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
asheville regional
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 215
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
El Pobre
Car: necessary

This property is located at 3100 feet of elevation on Cold Mountain, North Carolina. It is directly on a paved road that leads to nearby highway 215 that leads to the top of the Blue Ridge Parkway (approx. 11 miles)


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Canton, North Carolina Mountains

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
4 Aug 2017 - 7 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £115.41
Cleaning Fee £46.16

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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