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

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.

  8 guests
  3 bedrooms
  2 full / 1 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
1 Sofa Bed

Description

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.

 For  reviews, please click on the review tab. 

Amenities

Additional Amenities:
• Limited Basic Wireless Internet - No streaming, downloading, or other fast-speed applications can be supported
• Central AC & Heat
• Ceiling Fans
• Gas Fireplace 
• 60 Game Retro Arcade Console
• Dry Sauna
• 2 TVs with Satellite Receivers
• 1 Additional TV with a DVD Player and does not have a receiver
• Gas Grill
• Wooded View 
• Secluded

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

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

Maximum capacity of up to 8 is based on county guidelines.
 

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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 Weekly   Min Nights
Low Season $170 $170 $170 $170 $170 $180 $180 $1,190   2
Mid Season $180 $180 $180 $180 $180 $190 $190 $1,260   2
Peak Season $210 $210 $210 $210 $210 $220 $220 $1,470   2
Holiday Season $235 $235 $235 $235 $235 $245 $245 $1,645   2

Reviews

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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!
St. Louis, US
Reviewed: Jul 30, 2019
Property Manager
Property
Reviewed: Jul 9, 2019
Property
The layout of the cabin is well thought out. The amenities were amazing.We loved the Hot Tub and Fire Pit. We truly could not have asked for more. We also loved how secluded the cabin was! We loved our stay and can't wait to come back next summer. The GSCR staff has been especially wonderful - hands down the Best!
Jacksonville, US
Reviewed: Jul 2, 2019
Property Manager
The cabin was beautiful. We went on the train ride, white water rafting, zip lining and rented a boat on Lake Fontana. We went fishing and swimming and visited the casino. Everyone at GSCR was very helpful and on point.
Property
Reviewed: Jun 23, 2019
Property
This was a Girls weekend getaway! We loved everything. Favorite memories from our stay: Ghost stories by the Fire Pit, Games, Rafting, Good times with good friends. Excellent cabin and location. We will be back for sure!!
Reviewed: Jun 19, 2019
Property Manager
Property
Reviewed: Jun 14, 2019
Property
The cabin had everything we needed, we didn't have to bring much at all. The kids had plenty to do and we enjoyed being away from civilization and loved the peace and quiet. We went to Clingmans Dome inthe National Park.
Reviewed: Jun 10, 2019
Property
Our favorite thing about our stay was the Hot Tub and the Wilderness. Even though it was rainy, we all had so much fun exploring together!

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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