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Quaint, Private log cabin mountain top retreat

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps six comfortably, full kitch

This is the perfect get away. Enjoy this private quiet setting with beautiful long range views. This property has a nice elevation that keeps it cool in the hot summer months. Everything you'll need is at your finger tips. It is truly a home away from home. Relax in the hot tub or take a nature walk on several trails the lead from the top of this property or just relax in the rocking chairs on the front porch and enjoy the views. You may see a stray Deer come strolling by. Dine inside or out with a large picnic table close by and a fire pit with seating all around. There is plenty to do including rafting and fly fishing at the near by river or boating at the lake.This is a true log built cabin and easily sleeps six. It has a wood burning stove along with baseboard heat, TV's, full kitchen, telephone, out door grille and all the comforts of home, just stop at the store on your way in for groceries. Weather your visiting in summer, winter or best of all Fall you'll enjoy your stay.

Dan and Sheyla Hawley
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Topton in Macon County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • river
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , down stairs
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , up stairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , loft up stairs
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , down stairs
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(63 traveller reviews)

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Quaint, Private log cabin mountain top retreat
average rating of 4.952381 based on 63 reviews

A true gem of a cabin in western North Carolina

  • 5 of 5

Like others have said, there is a reason this cabin has 5 stars! Extremely secluded and private but yet still has access to fast WiFi and satellite TV! Amazing views from the top of your very own little mountain. From enjoying the hot tub on a covered porch to sitting on one of their comfortable couches and watching a movie, this cabin is so unbelievably cozy! The driveway can be taunting at first but once you have made it up, you realize it wasn't as bad as it looked. Our 2WD SUV made it up with out any problems.

Once you arrive at the cabin, you will find a fully stocked home away from home. All of the beds are comfortable and come with fresh linens and soft pillows. The bathroom is fully stocked with toilet paper, towels, and other amenities. They even have containers full of personal items you have forgotten. The laundry comes with plenty of detergent. The kitchen comes with pots and pans, utensils, and plates and cups. They even had aluminum foil, coffee, sugar, coffee filters, and a bunch of other essentials. There are TVs in the downstairs bedroom, front living room (with DVD player), and a large TV in the dining/den area. Outside they have a pleasant front porch swing and rocking chairs. They have 2 different charcoal grills and a fire pit area. There is an ample amount of dry firewood under a tarp for you to enjoy. My 2 and 4 year old loved making smores on the fire!

There is a bunch to do around the cabin as well. Short drives to Andrews and Bryson City to enjoy shopping and dining. The Nantahala Outdoor Center is also close by with rafting, kayaking, and the Rivers End restaurant. The drive in is beside a river and offers great views of small waterfalls and one large waterfall! There are spots to trout fish around every bend. I shared pictures of the cabin on my Facebook and had dozens of friends inquire about staying here. It was a blessing to be able to relax and unwind here. The owners are extremely wonderful! Dan called me shortly after booking to let me know the stairs might be a little steep for a 2 and 4 year old and recommended I bring a baby gate for their protection. He called to make sure we had arrived safely! This just goes to show they care about their renters. I highly recommended this cabin to everybody!!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review will be help to our future guests and thank you for letting your friends know about it , regards Dan and sheyla
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Cozy Cabin Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! This cabin is quite the retreat, & feels very secluded. The gravel drive is a bit daunting but I managed in a Honda Fit, just fine. It's a little small but quite comfortable & cozy. 3 adults & 2 kids fit just fine. There is no A/C, but the owners instructed us to open all windows & turn on the fans upon arrival, after about 30 min it was significantly cool & we never had a problem with it being too hot, even over the 4th of July week. The internet is spotty, but manageable for communication. Overall a great trip & would absolutely recommend if you're looking for a mountain getaway.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice weekend to yourself.

  • 5 of 5

Great place to get away from it all yet close to all the adventures you’d want.

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The cabin and location are perfect for a getaway. The drive in is rough for big or low cars. P

  • 4 of 5

Overall great experience. We used the cabin as a base camp for fly fishing. Great access to the Nantahala river on the drive in and out. The cabin is in very good shape and well stocked. No AC but the cool breeze at 3000 ft made for a very comfortable stay. There is a long tight winding driveway through the trees that would not be good for low clearance cars or large trucks - however the remoteness is enhanced with this feature. Overall great stay.

  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect views of the Smokies

  • 5 of 5

The owner was extremely helpful and very accommodating! The cabin was very comfortable. The kitchen was perfect!!

  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Exactly as described. Very private, secluded and quaint cabin. We loved this cabin and would definitely rent again if in the area. It’s close to Lake Nantahala and the launch for the Nantahala River. The views of the river driving up are just breathtaking. Just a great getaway. The owners were nothing short of wonderful. They were very responsive with questions/inquiries and checked on us which was very nice. You literally don’t need to bring anything with you except stopping for food. The fridge had condiments. The kitchen was equipped with everything you needed to cook. The bathroom even had toiletries and more than ample supply of linens. The on-site washer and dryer were very helpful given we were there a week. We typically mountain bike when we are in the area but spent more time kayaking and hiking/swimming with our dogs. The upstairs loft was very cute overlooking the front of the cabin and large window. We’ll hate leaving but had a fantastic time in a very clean and well maintained cabin.

Thank you, Dan and Sheyla! We’d love to come back again to Happy Top!

  • Review Submitted: 05-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful review hope to have you again safe travels !! Dan & sheyla
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
murphy / andrews
Nearest Train
30 Miles
bryson city
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £57.11
Pet Fee £38.07
Refundable Damage Deposit £114.21

$120/night $675/week
Rates are based on per day, per week or per month. 3 day minimum required.120
Payment in full prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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