The Scratching Post

Upscale Cabin with Hot Tub, Fire Pit, Internet, and Dry Sauna - Minutes to Fontana Lake, Rafting, and Zip Lining

  8 guests
  3 bedrooms
  2 full / 2 half bathrooms

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Property Features

Sleeping Arrangement

 
Bedroom 1
1 King
 
Bedroom 2
1 Queen
 
Bedroom 3
1 Bunk Bed
 
Common Space
2 Sofa Beds

Description

Pamper yourself at The Scratching Post. Relax in the dry sauna. Wrap yourself up in the seclusion of the Nantahala Forest.  Roast marshmallows around the fire pit. Cares drift away in the hot tub.

This luxury three story cabin is beautifully appointed with all the comforts of home.  The large kitchen and open layout with plenty of seating make for easy entertaining and family gatherings. 

3 Bedrooms,  2 Baths and 2 Half Baths: The First Bedroom has a King Bed.  The Second Bedroom has a Queen Bed.  The third bedroom has a Full over Full bunk bed. There is also a Queen Sleeper Sofa. One bathroom has a tub and shower combination.  The second bathroom has a shower stall. 

Warm yourselves in front of the fire or relax on the expansive deck and enjoy the sounds of nature.  The loft sitting room area is perfect for enjoying a favorite television show or movie, or quiet time with a great book.  

Bar-B-Que on the outdoor deck and enjoy dinner there year round with an outdoor heater.  Toast s'mores around the fire pit and then soothe away the day in the dry sauna or sparkling outdoor hot tub.
This cabin has a whole house generator. If the power goes of for more than a few miniutes it will come on.

Important Notice: Road Conditions in the Smoky Mountains
Please be aware that road conditions in the Smoky Mountains can be unpredictable and may change rapidly due to weather. Our cabin’s roads & driveways are either pavement or gravel or both. Depending on the season, you may experience road conditions such as heavy rain washouts, snow, sleet, roads covered in leaves, etc. We highly recommend using a 4WD vehicle to ensure safe travel to your cabin, especially during winter months or inclement weather.
Please Note:
NO REFUNDS will be issued if you are unable to reach your cabin due to road conditions.
We advise checking weather and road conditions prior to your trip to ensure a safe and pleasant journey.
If you have any questions about what to expect, please give our office a call at 828-488-4630.
Your safety is our priority. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Amenities

Additional Amenities:
• Central AC & Heat
• Ceiling Fans
• Gas Fireplace 
• 60 Game Retro Arcade Console
• Dry Sauna
•All TVs are hooked up to Internet with streaming services.  No other cable services are installed.


• 1 Additional 50 Smart TV in the Loft with a DVD player. 
• Gas Grill
• Wooded View 
• Secluded

All TVs are hooked up to Internet with streaming services.  No other cable services are installed.
Loft TV:
VIZIO streaming - use TV remote, no additional device needed for streaming
Loft: LG DVD player - has own remote.  Turn on DVD player using LG remote.  Must change TV input to "HDMI 1" using Vizio TV remote
Master Bedroom:
Insignia TV - must use Firestick to stream
Firestick is able to turn TV off and on
Basement TV:
Vizio TV-  must use Universal Remote to turn TV off and on. 
Roku - must use for all current streaming services 


Fully Equipped Kitchen:
• "Mr. Coffee" - Coffee Maker Round Filters
• Toaster
• Electric Hand Mixer
• Colander
• Tea Kettle
• Rolling Pin

This cabin has a whole house generator. If the power goes out for more than a few miniutes it will come on.

• Not Pet Friendly
• Yes - Motorcycle Accessible
• Yes - Internet Access


To ensure you have a comfortable experience, we provide a starter supply of the following items:
Trash Bags
Laundry Detergent
Dishwasher Pods
Paper Towels
Toilet Paper
Toiletries
Coffee
Firewood
Propane for the gas grill
Please note that these supplies are intended to get you started and may not be sufficient for your entire stay. You may need to purchase additional supplies depending on the length of your stay and your usage needs. We suggest you visit the grocery store before arriving at your cabin. Bryson City’s main grocery store, Ingles, closes at 10pm most of the year but may close earlier in the Winter months.



 

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Rates

* Rates are subject to change without notice. Pricing excludes taxes, additional options and fees.
Vacation Rental Standard Pricing Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat     Min Nights
Low Season $155 $155 $155 $155 $155 $165 $165     2
Mid Season $170 $170 $170 $170 $170 $180 $180     2
Peak Season $195 $195 $195 $195 $195 $205 $205     2
Holiday Season $215 $215 $215 $215 $215 $225 $225     2

Reviews

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Reviewed: Jul 7, 2024
Property
This was a great family friendly location! We are a family of 4 with a 2 year old toddler and 6 month old. We came with friends who have a 4 year old. They lay out was wonderful for both of our families. The drive to get there is challenging just because of the proximity of where its at on the mountain but it was quiet and private. Close to both the NOC and Bryson. We will definitely be back!
Reviewed: Jul 4, 2024
Property
Very nice place with a great view
Reviewed: Jun 14, 2024
Property
This location is great you you need time away from the normal busy life. The property is literally at the top of a mountain overlooking a valley. The driveway is steep but after my 2nd trip down it I got the hang of it. The house was actually much larger and accommodating than expected. There are only 3 bedrooms but I feel like the house could fit 7-9 people comfortably. We plan on staying again next year.
Reviewed: May 27, 2024
Property
This cabin was epic!! Such a peaceful and gorgeous property! The home is beautiful and so carefully taken care of. We went horseback riding and white water rafting which were within 15 mins of the cabin. I would absolutely stay here again
Reviewed: Jan 3, 2024
Property
We loved the warm cozy cabin. It was very well stocked with everything we needed.
Reviewed: Jan 3, 2024
Property
We love the warm cozy cabin. It was very well stocked. Home away from Home. The owners have thought of everything. Our favorite memory is playing poker and Mario Cart Party!!
Clayton, US
Reviewed: Aug 20, 2022
Property Manager
Property
Love the cabin and everything about it, the location, the magnificent woodwork, the amenities.
Hampstead, US
Reviewed: Dec 6, 2021
Property Manager
Only really had to speak with one person regarding the gate code upon arrival - she was helpful and efficient.
Property
Really enjoyed our stay - it was a perfect fit for 3 couples - if we venture back to the area we will absolutely be repeat customers!
ORANGE PARK, US
Reviewed: Nov 18, 2021
Property Manager
NEVER HAD TO BOTHER THEM AFTER CHECKING IN, SIGN OF EVERYTHING GOING WELL.
Property
WAS LUCKY TO FIND THE DATES WE NEEDED, VERY, VERY CLEAN INSIDE AND OUT. WE WILL BRING MORE FAMILY BACK IN THE FUTURE. DO YOU OFFER RETURN STAY DISCOUNTS? THANKS AGAIN
Reviewed: Jul 5, 2021
Property
we absolutely loved the this cabin! There was something forever one!
Reviewed: Jul 5, 2021
Property
This cabin was great with all the great stuff they have! the hot tub was great!!!!
Reviewed: Apr 9, 2021
Property
My family really enjoyed our stay. We had so much fun and can't wait to come back!
Reviewed: Oct 13, 2020
Property
This place is beautiful! We had a wonderful stay.
Reviewed: Oct 5, 2020
Property
We all had a great time. The cabin was awesome and the weather was perfect! We are car people so we did a lot of drives and did the Tail of the Dragon. It was a great weekend!
Reviewed: Feb 17, 2020
Property
Our favorite things about our stay was the beautiful view, the hot tub, lots of food and the nice cold weather. We loved hanging out by the fire and plating games.
Cannelburg, US
Reviewed: Jan 7, 2020
Property Manager
Spoke with staff online and also on the phone. They called us on arrival day to make sure we arrived without any difficulty. The cabin was amazing!! We had so much room and everything we needed. We enjoyed watching the sun come up in the hot tub. The hot tub was great, we enjoyed setting around the fire at night. There was a good supply of games, books and DVD's.
Property
Reviewed: Jan 7, 2020
Property
The cabin was great. It had everything we needed. Our favorite memory was the snow and hiking to Bridle Veil Falls.
Reviewed: Dec 25, 2019
Property
We loved everything about this stay. This place is amazing! We tried to spend time in every spot of the cabin. We loved being able to spend family time. We will definitely recommend this cabin and will come back again!
Gardendale, US
Reviewed: Dec 4, 2019
Property Manager
Great cabin. We came to ride the Polar Express. We made good use of the fire pit and the back porch heater.
Property
Reviewed: Nov 25, 2019
Property
We loved everything about this cabin. It was perfect! We loved the Polar Express, bu mostly enjoyed the family time!
Reviewed: Oct 23, 2019
Property
This cabin is very comfortable. We loved relaxing in the Hot Tub after a beautiful hike and staying up late playing cards. Loved spending time with the family. We highly recommend this cabin.It is spacious and the natural surroundings are spectacular. The location is great and convenient to many attractions. Our stay here ranks high on our memorable vacations.
Reviewed: Oct 13, 2019
Property
We loved the beautiful interior of the cabin and the separate areas for the family to hang out. We went biking at Tsali and did the Corn Maze at Darnell Farms.
Reviewed: Sep 15, 2019
Property
This is a beautiful cabin in a great location, especially to go white water rafting. Our favorite memory from our stay was the time spent with family, without all the distractions at home.
Reviewed: Aug 12, 2019
Property
This is a very nice cabin. We enjoyed every minute here!
Reviewed: Aug 4, 2019
Property
The Scratching Post is such a beautiful cabin - with everything you need to enjoy this beautiful part of the country! Thank you for thinking of everything!

Distances

We don't think you'll want to leave The Scratching Post, but here are the distances to some of the best loved attractions:
• Harrahs Cherokee Casino is a 30 minute drive, or 18 miles
• The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad is  a 24 minute drive, or 14 miles
• The NOC (Nantahala Outdoor Center) is  a 17 minute drive, or 8 miles
• White Water Rafting is  a 18 minute drive, or 12 miles
• Deep Creek in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is  a 32 minute drive, or 15 miles
• The Visitors Center (Oconaluftee) for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a 40 minute drive, or 26 miles
• The Biltmore Estate is an hour and 35 minute drive, or 75 miles
• Ripley's Aquarium Gatlinburg, TN 1 hour 48 Min or 56.9 Miles
• Alarka Boat Dock 28 Min or 11.7 Miles
• Almond Boat Dock 13 Min or 4.6 Miles
• Cataloochee Ski Area 1 Hour 7 Min 39.8 Miles
• Western Carolina University 57 Min or 32.3 Miles
• Tsali Trail Head 15 Min or 5.5 Miles
• Ingles Grocery Store - 26 min or 12.4 miles
 

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