Welcome to the coziest little cabin in the Nantahala National Forest! You will not be disappointed in choosing our awesome little chalet for your special getaway!! You want mountains? Discover the heart of Western North Carolina Mountains at Whiskey Barrel Lodge. We're surrounded by the Blue Ridge, Appalachian, and Smokey Mountains. You’ve come to the right place! Our home is smoke free, pet free, motorcycle safe & equipped with wifi for those who do not wish to unplug! STAY WITH US & STAY CONNECTED! We are located on a gorgeous mountainside neighborhood in the Peachtree area of Murphy, NC.
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This spectacular home combines southern hospitality with mountain charm to bring you your ultimate vacation home. This home boasts an open floor plan with 2 full bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms and a queen posturpedic sleeper in the living room. There’s both an open and screened-in porches that are SO incredible, you will never want to leave!! We literally thought of every little extra that WE would want while on vacation to make your trip to our home unforgettable. As you walk in our home, you will be greeted with exquisite décor and nothing but coziness!!
And why the name Whiskey Barrel Lodge? The kitchen island is a genuine whisky barrel from the Jack Daniels Distillery in Lynchburg, TN. This extra touch ties-in the entire theme of this amazing home!
The interior is tastefully decorated with new rustic-themed light fixtures and furnishings. Snuggling up to the fireplace won’t get any easier with our gas stone fireplace during those chilly evenings. Our kitchen & bathrooms have been updated with beautiful granite countertops and newly upgraded (2016) stainless kitchen appliances as well as the front loader washer/dryer. You can watch the mountains from our large picture windows or watch your favorite show or the championship game on of our three flat screen TVs with Direct TV Programming. There’s also good ol’ fashion relaxation with plenty of board games and books. Got a competitor in your party? We have a dartboard, giant Jenga and cornhole set for those outdoor gamers.
• Upstairs Loft Master Bedroom w/private bathroom - King Sleep Number Bed
• Downstairs Bedroom w/bathroom opposite room - Queen Bed
• Living Room – Queen Posturpedic Sleeper
You will be pleased with the fresh linens throughout our home. Our guests don’t deserve “musty” bedspreads or furniture. We have stayed in many VRBO’s and resorts & are pretty critical travelers. We don’t claim our little cabin to be luxurious, but it is perfect for us and we know it will be perfect for you too!
Step outside to the fresh mountain air in the Nantahala National Forest. There is an open front porch with rockers for adults and the kiddos! The screened-in back porch has been a hit with our guests. It’s everyone’s favorite place to lounge in pajamas while sipping that first cup of coffee. If outdoor dining is your preference, the table outside has plenty of seating for that gourmet mountain meal! The porches are great open areas to read a good book, or use our WiFi to browse ESPN or Pintrest. And for those chilly nights, our fire pit is a must! We have provided a gas grill for those awesome mountain cookouts on our deck.
THINGS TO DO
The best part of our home is LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!!
You are literally within minutes from golfing, whitewater rafting, canoeing, horseback riding, kayaking, pontoon rentals on Lake Hiawassee, tubing down the Toccoa River (which hosted the 1996 Olympics), hiking, zip-lining, shopping, SEVERAL waterfalls, scenic railways and the new Harrah’s Casino! Anglers in your house?? Trout fishing is THREE miles away!
The closest attraction is the world renowned John Campbell Folk School just 7 miles away in Brasstown, NC. It offers week-long and weekend classes in blacksmithing, music, dance, cooking, gardening, nature studies, photography, storytelling and writing. Check out their website for a list of upcoming classes and events.
For our most adventurous guests, you are a day’s drive from:
Snow skiing at the Cataloochee Ski Resort in Maggie Valley, NC (76 miles away) The Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC (113 miles away)Sliding Rock (77 miles away)*****Helen, GA (42 miles away) Helen is ranked in the top 10 Octoberfest destination in the U.S. and home to the beautiful Anna Ruby Falls!
How private is the cabin? We’re on a mountain community where each home is located on approximately one half acre. Out of 40 homes, 10 are full time residents. The rest of the homes are vacant until the owners come for summers, holidays or the fall. We cannot speak out of turn or predict when other owners in the surrounding homes will be there, but it's been our experience (so far) that summer is when owners visit most. Even with a full mountain, it's a very quiet community and we ask all vacationers to please respect the tranquility of the neighborhood, and Whiskey Barrel Lodge.
ROAD ACCESS/PARKING The roads to our driveway are paved and only require 4x4 vehicles during snow. We are also pleased to announce that the road to our cabin is safe for those motorcycle enthusiasts! Your safety is important to us!! (Previous Harley owners here) Come check out some amazing backroad cruising! Our driveway is gravel and fits 3 vehicles without any issues.
(1) $10 off each night for Folk School Students (with proof of paid registration) and reservations with only 2 guest in their party. Contact owner for details.
(2) We run a special every month!! Send us a message to see if you qualify!!!!
(3) Please read the NOTES section under “Rental Rates”
Keep in mind that although the maximum capacity is for 6 people, it is only a 1088sf cabin. If there are 6 ADULTS in your party (rather than 2 adults/2 children for example), it is possible that the adults MAY begin to lose a bit of personal space. Everyone is different in preference, but we would never misrepresent our cabin in any way.
So our really AWESOME housekeeper can spend the holidays with her family we do NOT allow check-ins or check-outs on major holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Years Days)<<<
We aren’t a rental chain or a real estate office. We are real people who work full time with the normal every day hussle and bussle of life. We are absolutely humbled by your interest in our sweet little cabin. We worked and saved so hard to be able to share it with people who work just as hard as we do.. Not only do we work full time, but we also live on/run a farm. All of your inquiries are responded to within the hour. Anything longer is because we are sleeping (eastern time zone hours) so our apologies for any delays in your travel plans!
With the BIGGEST hospitable hearts,
The Stearns Family+ More