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SPECIAL AT RETREAT - Amazing Views - Free HBO & WiFi - 2 Miles to Downtown

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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
7 nights minimum 
Cabin Holiday Rental
You can see North Carolina, Georgia & Tennessee From The Retreat Cabin! SPECIAL! I'm running a special from Monday June 29 with a departure on Monday July 13....Because of the Coronavirus cleaning policy I'm only taking reservations for two weeks (or more). Please email for the prices for those two weeks.. Coronavirus Update: Murphy, NC has lifted restrictions on vacation rentals, hotels, shops and restaurants. We have decided to reopen our Retreat cabin for rentals and are putting in place the following precautions, guidelines and commitments to our guests. For the foreseeable future our cabin will have 3 days vacancy on either side of each rental for our cleaners and guests safety. Because of that, until further notice we will only accpt 1 week rentals. Let me be clear: This ...You can see North Carolina, Georgia & Tennessee From The Retreat Cabin! SPECIAL! I'm running a special from Monday June 29 with a departure on Monday July 13....Because of the Coronavirus cleaning policy I'm only taking reservations for two weeks (or more). Please email for the prices for those two weeks.. Coronavirus Update: Murphy, NC has lifted restrictions on vacation rentals, hotels, shops and restaurants. We have decided to reopen our Retreat cabin for rentals and are putting in place the following precautions, guidelines and commitments to our guests. For the foreseeable future our cabin will have 3 days vacancy on either side of each rental for our cleaners and guests safety. Because of that, until further notice we will only accpt 1 week rentals. Let me be clear: This house is the bomb diggety! My Cabin is 'artsy, crafts, cozy' with tasteful furnishings and personal touches throughout. It's perfect, it really is! The Retreat Above The Clouds in Murphy, NC features a screened in porch that is carpeted and feels like an extension of the living/dining area. The porch has killer views of Murphy, Tennessee and Georgia, a dining table for outside dining, 2 rockers and a lounge chair. I guarantee you, weather permitting, you'll spend all your time out there. Right below the porch is an open deck taking full advantage of the ever changing mountain views. It's glorious. The deck has a great swing, picnic table, lounge chair and gas grill. The cabin is perched on the side of a cliff and the cabin itself is not childproof, so we don't allow children here at the Retreat. UNLESS of course, you'd like to cozy up on one of three recliners or the oversized couch to watch a movie on the flat screen TV with the Direct TV extended viewing package (Choice Extra Classic and HBO premium) or read a good book sitting next to the stone fireplace with a remote controlled gas burning insert. The kitchen is a newly redesign kitchen will make you feel right at home. It's small but everything you need to make the perfect meal is there for you. Coffee maker, crock pot, toaster, blender, some spices, micro, dishwasher and whatever else you may need. There is a half bath on the main floor as well. On the second floor are two homey furnished bedrooms. The stairs are steep so if your not good on stairs, contact me as I have other options. The master bedroom has an super comfortable king size bed, lots of closet and dresser space and a flat screen TV that's mounted near the ceiling for perfect 'in bed TV viewing'. The guest bedroom has a queen bed, a dresser and Trigger, my very cool rocking horse that I am in the process of re-doing. Both bedrooms have great views from the large windows. The full bath is upstairs as well. It's small but super cute. We have an iron and ironing board, washer and dryer, central air and heat....the whole shebang. Our location is fantastic. I'm not kidding. From the wildlife to the views, you will feel that you are miles from no-where, when in effect you’ll be only two miles from downtown, 4 miles from Wal-Mart, and 7.5 miles from John Campbell Folk School. We're 5 miles from the new Harrah's Cherokee Casino, but again, you'll feel like your out in the woods on our very private and exclusive mountain. While there are about 10 homes on our private mountain, there is no one directly on either side of the cabin. All the windows, sliders, porch and deck face out toward the back so the view is of the mountain ranges....and again; At the 'Retreat', being outdoors is where it's at... I have spent 6 years fixing up the 'Retreat' and I've put my heart and soul in it. It's one of my most favorite places. I think it will be yours too. I give short notice discounts (booking 7 days or less before arrival). Again: Remember this isn't a cabin that is suitable for children (I'm sorry, I have two boys so it's not personal) and there are stairs to get to the bedrooms so this is not a cabin for persons with limited mobility.
House Rules
Pets not allowedNot suitable for childrenNo smoking
Both Bedrooms are upstairs and the staircase is steep so if you have any health issues or problems going up stairs this is not the cabin if you have mobility problems. There is also one small step up to each bedroom and there are stairs going from the main floor covered porch to the bottom open deck. This isn't a cabin that is suitable for children (I'm sorry, I have two boys so it's not personal).
Bedrooms
2 Super Kings
Bathrooms
1 Half bath1 Full bath

Meet the host
Joanie W
Hosting since July 2014
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 86%
Response Time: Within a day
Interaction with guestsOnce your balance is paid on the cabin, I will send a PDF as a receipt and also the key code, internet passwords and directions to the cabin. I am just a phone call away and my neighbors are also right there if there is any problem. There is a booklet at the cabin with all types of information. My cleaner also can come over if you need her to be of assistance. Just let me know.

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Glen W
Glen W
1 contribution
Awesome Stay!
Great place. Clean and had anything you could need readily available. Great location for hiking, biking, rafting, wineries and everything else!
Visited June 2020
Written 28 June 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Happiness37183920921
Happiness37183920921
Another wonderful sisters' retreat.
Some people go to the mountains to take advantage of everything they can see, climb, taste, smell, swim in, float on, paddle through, or jump off of. My sister and I look for the perfect place to RETREAT from the world and eat all the ice cream and candy bars we want to while reading, playing board games, napping, enjoying a beautiful view, and just being visiting together, since we live in different states. (Pardon the long sentence.) The kitchen is well equipped to cook all our meals. The place we went to for several years was sold. We tried others but found nothing we wanted to return to. Until we found this one! It is clean, quiet, well-decorated, cozy, has quality bed linens and towels, and the personal touches of a home. We stayed for 7 days both years. Last year we never left the cabin! We went into town once this time. Making plans for next year.
Visited October 2019
Written 28 October 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Keith W
Keith W
Central Florida, FL18 contributions
Perfectly location in Cherokee County, close to everything!
First, the cabin is neat, clean, nicely equipped and has beautiful mountain views. There is an open deck and a screened-in deck with lovely, upscale furnishings to make deck naps mandatory! Gas grill makes it great for cooking-in evenings. We went to the casino, drove to Clingman's Dome, Cherohala Skyway and Nantahala, all within less than an hour away. Went to Valley River Brewery and to Franklin to shop and have lunch. When you are tired from all that, hang out at the cabin, relax, watch the hummingbirds. You won't regret it!
Visited May 2019
Written 8 June 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Mstesa72
Mstesa72
Lockhart, FL1 contribution
Amazing
This was our first time on a vacation where we didn’t stay in a hotel. We had an amazing stay at the cabin. The scenery was beautiful. The cabin was comfortable and felt like home. The fireplace gave it that perfect touch (since it was cold and raining). Definitely recommend.
Visited December 2018
Written 22 January 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Paula R
Paula R
1 contribution
Perfect View and Location
This cabin had a gorgeous mountain view along with trees and nature, including birds and squirrels. The location is super close to town, which was great, and having wifi was a plus. We enjoyed the fireplace as well. It was near perfect and we are likely to come back.
Visited December 2017
Written 16 January 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dream542120
Dream542120
Thanks so much Paula, we loved having you there.
Written 20 January 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ron P
Ron P
1 contribution
An absolutely beautiful retreat in the mountains
There is the most spectacular view from this cabin. Everything is there to make your stay enjoyable. We got to enjoy a totally unexpected pleasure when we awoke on Friday morning to find the mountain covered in snow, a lot of it! You cannot imagine how beautiful that makes the views. We are hooked on the mountains and will be sure to return.
Visited December 2017
Written 10 December 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dream542120
Dream542120
Thank you so much for staying at the Retreat, we just loved having you there. I loved, loved, loved the pictures of the snow that you sent me! I have looked at them over and over because I've never seen that much snow on our mountain. I'm going to keep one eye on the weather this year and hope to go up if we get another big snow like that. Please come back to see us, I sent a card to you with a $25 discount; just remind me when you plan your next visit. Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year! Joanie
Written 14 December 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mark W
Mark W
2 contributions
The cabin and property owner (Joanie) are unbelievable!!!
My wife and I came up to get out of the way of Hurricane Irma and staying here was a last minute decision and opportunity and our first trip to Murphy, NC. First of all, Joanie was incredible and went out of her way to make sure we were taken care of and were completely satisfied. She was wonderful to deal with in every way. Once we got to the cabin, to say we were impressed is an understatement. This place is wonderful!! The views, the location, the amenities, the peacefulness, the décor, and the quality of the cabin itself is extremely top notch! Also close to stores and restaurants and even a casino if you're into that sort of thing. However, there would be drawbacks for some people though since the bedrooms are upstairs so they aren't handicap accessible and small children would need to be watched closely to insure their safety (we are on a mountain you know). However, for us and just about everyone reading this review, that would not be a problem and you really can't ask for more. Nicest people in the country here as well. I even experienced car problems and Wendell from S&A Towing picked me up at the cabin and then lent me his own personal 4-wheel drive SUV for 3 days at no charge to make sure I could get around, enjoy the area, and drive to Chattanooga TN to retrieve my car from VW when it is fixed. Who does that? Believe me, everything about this cabin and the area is FANTASTIC! But don't take my word for it, check it out for yourself. You will not be disappointed. A very, very positive experience.
Visited September 2017
Written 10 September 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Vic S
Vic S
7 contributions
Comfort is the key to life.
We stayed for a whole week at the retreat from the end of April to early May. Our stay was absolutely magnificent, in spite of the weather not cooperating. The title of this review COMFORT IS THE KEY TO LIFE is what I always say to anyone about being able to sit and relax in a comfortable chair. One of the reasons we booked here was it looked so comfortable from the pictures and IT TRULY IS. From the moment we stepped in we felt so comfortable just like being home. We've stayed in other rental cabins in the past but they never had all the great comforts of home, including everything you could possibly need. Here Joanie provided it ALL. Nothing was missing and everything was easy to find and utilize. The place was very clean and so enjoyable. I am a person who just loves to sit outside on a deck and relax. When the weather permitted, that is all I did. AND THERE WAS VERY COMFORTABLE SEATING OUTSIDE ALSO. We even ate our meals on the deck. AND THE VIEW... HOW MAGNIFICENT!!!!. Just loved it, sitting way high on the mountain looking out at the mountain tops. Because the weather didn't cooperate, we did watch a lot of TV and we brought our own DVD s to play in the player there. I will say however, that Murphy, NC really doesn't have much to offer but that was fine because we had all we needed at THE RETREAT. Harrahs Casino is very close if interested. WOULD LOVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO GO BACK.
Visited April 2017
Written 27 May 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dream542120
Dream542120
Thank you so much for a wonderful review Victor and a special thank you for taking such good care of my cabin and for leaving it so nice. I really appreciate that!!! I do hope you come back to the Retreat because I love sharing my cabin and I really focus on getting repeat guests. Have a wonderful summer and let me know when your ready for another week in the Mountains!
Written 28 May 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sharon K
Sharon K
Baton Rouge, LA731 contributions
Fantastic!
We love this place! I would love to keep it to myself but that really wouldn't be too nice. First of all, the view is .just amazingly spectacular. You look out over a valley surrounded by mountains from the whole rear of the house. The lounge chair on the screened-in deck was my favorite spot but, when I was inside snuggled up in the (very comfy) recliner, I had the same view. It really is a beautiful spot. The house itself is lovely - very well appointed with anything one can need. Joanie has thoughtful little touches for the renter everywhere. She has a designated power strip for charging all your electronics, every kitchen appliance you can think of, pillows, throws, even boxes of Kleenex for your spring sniffles! Complete privacy (yet very close to town), extraordinary views, a lovely house in a lovely location - what more can one ask for? Oh yes, a wonderful owner.......well, Joanie is the best. We travel extensively and I've dealt with owner/managers extensively.......Joanie is one of the most friendly and helpful I've ever met. My only problem with Retreat was dragging myself away from it!
Visited April 2017
Written 23 April 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Mamasan2014
Mamasan2014
Niceville, FL1 contribution
I felt very welcome and quite at home at Joanie's lovely retreat place
Joanie's home is most beautifully decorated and well equipped. With the covered and screened in porch, I spent many hours at the home itself while I was there. On cooler days the fireplace was a very welcome source of warmth and made one feel even more comfortable and at ease. The only "downside" of the home for me is it's location at a very steep road and no walking trails nearby. I discovered the beautiful grounds at the Folk School in Brasstown with its walking trails only 10 minutes drive away from Joanie's home which were worth the drive and a delight to see. Folks there were very friendly and welcoming as well. Thank you, Joanie, for being willing to share this wonderful blessing with us!!! May the LORD richly bless you!
Visited March 2017
Written 9 April 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dream542120
Dream542120
Oh Thank you Tanya for the beautiful cabins you left for me and the card . Also, My cleaner was so touched that you left her a card and chocolates.....that was SO nice of you. I wish you had let me know about wanting walking trails. There is a beautiful Murphy River Walk Park just 3 miles from the cabin and the paths along the river are wonderful. A full circuit is probably about 3 or 4 miles and it takes you all along the river & into a beautiful wooded area and if you go all the way to the Depot you can circle back through town, which is how I go. Next time you go up there you should give it a try....I think you would love it. Thanks so much for leaving the cabin so nice. Please come back again.
Written 10 April 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Property features
  • Ceiling Fans
Entertainment
  • Television
Parking
  • Parking available
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Outdoor amenities
  • Deck
  • Private yard
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
  • Cable television

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About the neighbourhood
River and lake fishing, Hiking, Boating & pontoon boating, John Campbells Folks School (free Friday Night Concerts and Tuesday Night Square Dancing), White River Rafting, Ziplining, Renown Field of the Woods, Hiawassee Dam and Lake, Hanging Dog Lake, Lake Chatuge, Blue Ridge Scenic Railroad, Flea Markets, Antique Shops, Golfing, Konehete River Walk/Park/Rec Center/Tennis Courts (4 miles away) Downtown Murphy (2 miles away), Horseback riding, Kayaking in the Natahala or Ocoee, Mountain Biking, Appalachian Trials, Scenic Cherohala Skyway,
Access
Car required
How to get there
The road up the mountain to my house is fully paved and you do not need any special vehicle. I own an older Sonata and it zips up and down with ease. We are about two hours from Atlanta, two hours from Chattanooga and two hours from Asheville....That's what makes Murphy so popular; we are centrally located.

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 p.m. Check out by 10 a.m.
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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