Murphy Log Cabin w/ Deck & Covered Porch-Near Dtwn

City: Murphy, North Carolina Property ID: 418178

grand total: From $105 total Per Night

    **2 Pet MAX (Under 25lbs)**

    Escape the hustle and bustle of the city life at this log-style mountain cabin in the Nantahala National Forest! This newly-constructed vacation rental in Murphy offers 1 bedroom, 2 baths, a private master suite loft, all new appliances, and access to a local gym with a workout facility, pool, and more. Enjoy evenings sitting on the front porch watching the sun dip below the treeline, or stay inside by the warmth of the gas fireplace and read your favorite book!

    -- THE PROPERTY --

    Master Bedroom (Loft): Queen Bed | Bedroom 2: Queen Bed

    Soothing colors, cozy decor, and tons of natural light provide the ultimate home-away-from-home during your North Carolina retreat. Kick back on the couch in the living room and use the wireless internet access to surf the net or plan the next day's adventures.

    After a day of hiking through the Nantahala National Forest, turn on the gas fireplace to get the chill out of the air and steam your favorite shows on the flat-screen TV with Roku. The spacious living room opens up into the fully equipped kitchen, where the chef in your group will whip up culinary masterpieces during your stay.

    When you're not cooking inside or eating out at one of the tasty restaurants downtown, step outside and cook dinner on the cowboy grill. Burgers, hot dogs, and veggies all taste better when you cook them under the stars in the great outdoors!

    At night, find your way to either of the cozy queen-sized beds, which both offer ultra-soft sheets. You're bound to wake up feeling refreshed and ready for another day of Smoky Mountain and Nantahala National Forest adventures!

    Utilize the gorgeous covered front porch each morning to drink your coffee, meditate, or practice yoga. There's nothing quite like getting ready for the day while breathing in the fresh mountain air and listening to the birds sing in the trees.

    In addition to all of the amazing amenities offered at the cabin, your group will have access to a local gym that boasts a pool, tennis courts, and workout facility where you can take fitness classes.

    -- THE LOCATION --

    Located in the Nantahala National Forest - at the bottom of the Smoky Mountain range - this is cabin is in the perfect location to get away from it all! Though you'll feel secluded and tucked away during your stay at this cabin, you'll only be a short drive from some of the area's top attractions! Great shops, delicious restaurants, gambling, and outdoor adventures are right at your fingertips.

    Seeking a thrill? The Nantahala National Forest and the Smoky Mountains are just your vacation destination! Try whitewater rafting down the Hiwassee River or rent a boat for a day of water skiing and fishing on Hiwassee Lake or Nantahala Lake.

    If you prefer dry land to water, go zip lining through the forest or explore the area on horseback. The roads that criss-cross through the mountains are perfect for motorcycle enthusiasts and mountain bikers in your group. For a more leisurely day, play putt-putt with your family or go gem mining!

    Head a few miles down the road to press your luck at Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino! Play the slots or tables and take your winnings to dine at one of the casino's restaurants.

    After a fun-filled day, head 8 miles to downtown Murphy to peruse the antique shops and boutiques. Stop by one of the local restaurants, like ShoeBootie's Cafe, for some Southern comfort food!


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    Key Residence Features:
    - Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, gas fireplace, cowboy grill, furnished porch and deck, free WiFi, smoke detector, CO2 detector, 2 flat-screen TVs with Roku, 1 flat-screen TV with Blu-Ray player, air conditioning, central heating, in-unit laundry machines, driveway parking for 6, and much more!
    - Free access to a local gym with a workout center, fitness classes, and a pool
    - Rural Murphy location in the Nantahala National Forest near outdoor adventures, shops, restaurants, and Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino!
    - Nearest International Airports: McGhee Tyson Airport (~85 miles away) | Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (~139 miles away)
    - Nearest Regional Airport: Western Carolina Regional Airport (~2 miles away)

    -- POLICIES --

    - No smoking ($450 fine if evidence of smoking is found)
    - Pet friendly (Maximum 2 dogs allowed, 25-lbs limit). Pets must be house trained. Pets must always be supervised. No more than 2 pets allowed
    - Any complaints from neighbors about pets may lead to eviction
    - No events, parties or large gatherings
    - Must be at least 25 years old to book
    - Additional fees and taxes may apply
    - Photo ID may be required upon check-in

  • Location

    Area Activities

    • Antiquing
    • Boating
    • Cinema/Movie Theater
    • Cycling
    • Downhill/Alpine Skiing
    • Farmers Market
    • Festivals
    • Fishing
    • Fly Fishing
    • Gambling
    • Golf
    • Health/Beauty Spa
    • Hiking
    • Horseback Riding
    • Hunting
    • Kayaking
    • Miniature Golf
    • Mountain Biking
    • Museums
    • Nightlife
    • Playground
    • Rafting
    • Restaurants
    • Rock Climbing
    • Sailing
    • Shopping
    • Sledding/Tubing
    • Swimming
    • Waterskiing
    • Wildlife Viewing
    • Winery Tours

    Inside Amenities

    • Air-Conditioning
    • Kitchen

    Key Amenities

    • Carbon Monoxide Detector
    • Coffeemaker
    • Complimentary Toiletries
    • Fire Extinguisher
    • First Aid Kit
    • Free Parking
    • Hair Dryer
    • Iron/Board
    • Smoke Detector
    • Trash Bags/Paper Towels
    • Wireless Internet (WIFI)

    Kitchen Equipment

    • Dishware and Flatware
    • Dishwasher
    • Ice Maker
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator
    • Spices
    • Stove/Oven
    • Toaster

    Nearby Amenities

    • Garden View
    • Mountain View
    • Rural

    Other Amenities

    • Off Street Parking
    • Parking

    Outdoor Amenities

    • Balcony
    • Charcoal Grill
    • Deck
    • Fire Pit
    • Garden
    • Outdoor Dining Area
    • Patio Furniture

    Property Amenities

    • Ceiling Fans
    • Central Heating
    • DVD Player
    • Dryer
    • Fireplace
    • Flat-Screen TV
    • Internet Connection
    • Linens Provided
    • TV
    • Telephone
    • Towels Provided
    • Washer


    • Bathtub or Shower On First
    • Car Recommended
    • Extended Stay
    • Minimum Age Requirement
    • Non Smoking
    • Not Suitable For Children
    • Pets Allowed
    • Suitable for Elderly
  • Guest Reviews (25)
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    Christmas journey

    Reviewed by: Anne B. on


    What an amazing property for us to visit some of our children on the way to more family! The cabin is amazing and Brenda had it decorated for the holidays to the hilt! We enjoyed a tree Bc we didn't put one up for xmas in Texas! The back porch was such a destination everyday to relax- visit and sip our coffee. When we are back in Murphy area THIS will be our place to book. Convenient, homey and with all the amenities you can think about having in the kitchen. The gifts left for us and toiletries rival a fine hotel- without the cages in feel of a “bedroom only.” Please forgive me for not starting the dishwasher on the way out. Pretty sure it was my husbands fault. If you are deciding between cabins- book this one!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in December 2019

    warma nd welcomle

    Reviewed by: Sean C. on


    So warm and welcoming! Your note and welcome gifts were so kind! The fireplace was our favorite thing, everything was well appointed=we had everything we needed!! Enjoyed downtown Murphy and all it charming stores and people! Only suggestions would be the firewood split up so they burn more readily. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely retreat

    Birthday weekend

    Reviewed by: Brandi B. on


    Relaxing kid free retreat!

    My very first thought when I walked in was I loved the real cabin wood smell. Looking around I noticed the decor wasn't the traditional cabin stuff, but more of a peaceful and relaxing retreat, beautiful! It was rainy so we enjoyed the covered deck with our coffee outdoors, we chose not to cook, but to eat out and I love that everything is so close. Thank you for allowing us to use your cabin to celebrate my 32nd birthday, kids free! We had the best sleep and relaxing time!

    Brandi B November 2019

    Dallas, GA

    Daughter's wedding

    Reviewed by: Gina U. on


    Cozy and Quiet, attending daughter's wedding

    GIna and Cay U. Houston, TX August, 2019


    Reviewed by: The Sardinas on



    We were impressed with the wood work and the cleanliness and eye for detail! having all the right things to make our stay a welcome one. Your place is beautiful and we wish you the best! The porch was the focal point us, especially in the afternoon! Very centrally located, calm, peaceful, the perfect getaway!

    The Sardinas Family

    Boynton Beach FL

    July 17, 2019

    Very Welcoming

    Reviewed by: The Stricklands on


    Very welcoming!

    The cabin is beautiful, very welcoming. It is quiet, fully equipped, and had everything we needed Beds were super comfy!

    The Stricklands,

    Sanford FL

    July 7, 2019

    Flowers and landsccaping

    Reviewed by: Tanous Family on


    Flowers and Landscaping

    The flowers and landscaping caught the eye right away! We watched your bulbs growing outside the door. The plate of goodies and welcome note were a nice surprise. The porch kept the rain at bay. Loved watching the wind play in the trees. Very well taken care of, clean and all the extras, just felt welcome and at home!

    The Tanous Family

    Ocala FL

    June 6, 2019


    Reviewed by: Michelle W. on



    The cabin is inviting, felt special and excited to be here, snacks phone charger and everything that you would need was available, everything was perfect we enjoyed outdoor living space you really thought of everything. Thank you for the coffee mugs it was a nice gift! satisfaction score was a 5.

    Michelle W.

    Cordele, GA

    March 29,2019

    Close to town

    Reviewed by: James M on


    Close to town

    Easy location, love that we are only a few minutes to town. After arriving, walking into the cabin felt very inviting with a note and treats and bedroom fireplace on! We are building here and love everything Murphy has to offer. You have covered everything we could need, the special touches are above and beyond, loved the cell phone charger! Cabin is beautiful and very comfortable. We can't wait for our construction to be complete!

    James and Tammy M

    Brandon FL

    Even our 3 yr old didn't want to leave!

    Reviewed by: Jessica Y. on


    Even our 3yr old didn't want to leave!

    The cabin is absolutely breathtaking from the moment you walk in the atmosphere is warm inviting and cozy. Even our three-year-old did not want to ever leave! My mother and I enjoyed playing cards at the table while we warmed up by the easy to use fireplace our stay was great from 1st entry until we left will we be will be back!

    Jessica Y.

    Kennesaw, GA

    We will be back

    Reviewed by: Nikola on


    We will be back!"

    This is our second time in Murphy and we absolutely love it here. The cabin is very nice and cozy. Great location, little gifts left for us on the table, made us feel very welcome! Thank you, it was so thoughtful.The cabin has everything you could possibly wish for and more the back porch is amazing. Very spacious bedrooms and bathrooms! And of course the fireplace no suggestions for improvement just wanted to thank you for letting us check in early we had such a fabulous time here definitely coming back for more!"

    Nikola V.

    Miami FL

    Family TIme!

    Reviewed by: Christina L on


    Family time!

    we were very excited to be able to relax and enjoy some family time we enjoyed the hospitality of the cabin everything was nicely labeled and laid out for us, the front porch was our favorite spot. All the flowers added a nice touch, we enjoyed the Scenic Circle Drive number four bowling at Harrah's and Putt Putt at Bear Creek we enjoyed eating at the Red Brick Deli, Brooklyn pizza, and Rib Country!

    Christina L.

    Nashville, GA


    great fo our bikes!

    Reviewed by: Tracy and Wes on


    Relaxing weekend with our bikes

    We had a wonderful time staying at Rocking M Retreat. We came up for a relaxing weekend on our bikes and had the most amazing experience. The cabin is located in a perfect place to ride to many different places. Our first day we rode to Hiawassee for lunch then over to Helen for Octoberfest and back through Hayesville. Day two we rode to Robbinsville up the Tail of the Dragon and back over the Cherohala Skyway (known as the Dragon Cherohala Loop). Each ride had some of the most beautiful scenery you could imagine. After our rides we enjoyed relaxing on the porch, watching College Football, and baking. The cabin is stocked with everything you could possibly need or want. For bikers, the road to the cabin is dirt and gravel and the driveway is steep with gravel. As you come up to the cabin...first gear, slow and easy. You will make a fairly sharp right turn into the driveway, so it is best to come up on the left side to make the turn. At the top of the drive is a gravel area with plenty of room to turn the bikes. When leaving the cabin, first gear, back brake and feathering the throttle worked great for my husband and I. We had no issues. We will definitely come back for many more visits and bike rides. You will absolutely love and enjoy your stay at Rocking M Retreat. We certainly did!!! ❤️❤️❤️

    Tracy and Wes W.

    Acworth, GA


    Nice and Quiet

    Reviewed by: Pam and Dave on


    Nice and Private

    very nice and private thank you so much for the use of your cabin. We enjoyed visiting with Darlene and spending time with her, it was amazing. Loved our time here! Wonderful to deal with

    Pam and Dave White Water Park, Ohio



    Reviewed by: Judy M. on


    This is the perfect place to come and relax and get away from the stress of life!

    Judy M. Atlanta, GA

    Tin roof....

    Reviewed by: Pamela S. on


    Tin Roofs and Rain

    Listening to the rain on this tin roof is such a blessing. Loving Rocking M Retreat

    Pamela S. Austell, GA


    Reviewed by: Ivey S. on


    If you love a quiet, peaceful, and relaxing environment, this is the place for you.

    Imagine the beauty of nature all around, big comfortable porches and a nice breeze where you can have your morning coffee, after sleeping in a big, cozy bed.

    You can also go into town and check out the fun little shops or even go to the nearby casino.

    Truly, you can't go wrong by making this your special home away from home get away. I guarantee you'll go again and again. I know I will!

    Ivey S . Atlanta, GA

    Loved the front porch!

    Reviewed by: Shelley M. on


    Loved, loved, loved sitting on the beautiful big porch to relax! It was so peaceful and the back deck is gorgeous as well! Very nice cabin! Highly recommend! ...oh, and also loved that there were two bathrooms! That is a big plus to me when sharing the cabin with friends!

    Shelley M.

    Christmas 2018

    Reviewed by: Jennifer L. on


    We stayed at the cabin for Christmas. The cabin was so nice and nicely decorated for the holiday. The hosts are amazing! Everything was perfect and everything needed was there. Location is great. Close to restaurants and grocery stores. Only a 15 minute drive to the Casino. I would definitely recommend this cabin!

    great cabin rental

    Reviewed by: Mark & Cherry A. on


    Had a great time at Kate's Cabin in Murphy great location easy to find and easy drive to all the hot spots in western North Carolina
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in September 2019

    Peaceful Weekend

    Reviewed by: Michael M. on


    My wife, 2 pups, and I had the most relaxing weekend ever! We recommend The Rocking M to anyone looking for a thoughtfully prepared home with modern conveniences, all the necessities of home, and the best host we have had anywhere in the world. (23 countries and counting) Thank you Brenda!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in July 2019

    clean easy access

    Reviewed by: Manuel S. on


    enjoyed the stay and will be back
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in July 2019

    Very clean and welcoming

    Reviewed by: David on


    Beautiful cabin with all the amenities of home. Looking forward to staying again.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in January 2019

    Great Place for a Getaway

    Reviewed by: Ramzi on


    Wonderful, cozy, clean, comfy, quiet, with great amenities. Very close to town but still secluded enough for a peaceful getaway from the grind. Highly recommend.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in December 2018

    A great relaxing cabin

    Reviewed by: Steve B. on


    My wife and I stayed here for our 25th anniversary and it was peaceful and relaxing just like we were looking for. The cabin is beautiful and looks like it is brand new. The area is secluded but close enough to Murphy that you can easily get into town in a few minutes. The decks are nice and there is a fire pit outside. Though we didn't use the fire pit, it was stocked with dry wood to use. The view off the back deck is nice and the front deck is large and well furnished. The flowers all around the cabin make it really look and feel more like home more than a rental. Inside, everything (lightswitches, pantry and cabinets) is clearly labeled and easy to find. It is well stocked with utensils and everything we needed to cook meals. They even had frosted mugs in the freezer when we arrived. The washing machine and dryer worked well and the shower had plenty of pressure and the water was hot quickly. The TV's use cable free services such as Netflix. I was able to load our Vudu account on the Roku and the Blue-ray player upstairs and watch our own movies. The Internet worked well and our phones and streaming worked without an issue. The cabin is a good mix of modern and rustic with its solar lights outside, bright LED bulbs inside along with streaming services but all in a log cabin look and feel. There is a crew working on the road (Kate's Cove) and once it is finished, the drive up to the cabin will be a breeze. If you use Waze it is easy to find the cabin and it will navigate you right to it. Brenda was friendly and very helpful. She checked in with us before and after we arrived to be sure everything was fine. I would highly recommend staying at the Rocking M for any trips through the area.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in August 2018