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
  2.5 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 $145 $145 $145 $145 $145 $155 $155 $870   2
Mid Season $165 $165 $165 $165 $165 $175 $175 $990   2
Peak Season $185 $185 $185 $185 $185 $195 $195 $1,110   2
Holiday Season $195 $195 $195 $195 $195 $195 $195 $1,170   2

Reviews

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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
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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.
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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
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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!
Rome, US
Reviewed: Apr 10, 2019
Property Manager
Every person I spoke with was amazing! The cabin was beautiful and extremely clean. It was so peaceful, the perfect getaway for my wife and I.
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Reviewed: Apr 7, 2019
Property
Our favorite thing from our stay was the Hot Tub. We went to the Casino in Cherokee and Anthony's Restaurant. We made lots of memories with family,
Thompson Station, US
Reviewed: Apr 3, 2019
Property Manager
This cabin was absolutely perfect! I have always used a different rental company but because of your staff and this cabin, we will use Great Smokys Cabin Rentals from this point forward! We started off trying to reserve through AirBnB, but the whole process was much easier and quicker when we went directly through their office. Their team is a big asset, as they were very helpful, professional, and a pleasure to speak to. We loved the location and all the games, the owners of this cabin thought of everything! It was perfect! Housekeeping did a fabulous job prior to our arrival.
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Hickory, US
Reviewed: Feb 25, 2019
Property Manager
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Reviewed: Feb 20, 2019
Property Manager
When I booked this vacation I thought I was getting a nice small getaway. I arrived to a beautiful paved driveway that led almost to the top of the mountain lead to a secluded, but not off the beaten path, log cabin. Extravagant countertops, up to date appliances, gas logs, indoor spa, hot tub, and the arcade were well appreciated. Above all though was the peacefulness and serenity of the back porch where we grilled on the gas grill and congregated around the fire pit. If you are looking for a real vacation, a family vacation, or just want to get away, these are the guys to talk to.
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Franklin, US
Reviewed: Nov 27, 2018
Property Manager
The cabin was pristine! We loved the porch and the gas cooktop. We had a great Thanksgiving family trip!
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Reviewed: Nov 25, 2018
Property
Everyone enjoyed hanging out together, playingng cards, watching movies, reading books, napping and of course the beauty of the mountains.
Reviewed: Oct 24, 2018
Property Manager
We had a wonderful family vacation! The Scratching Post was a great retreat for our family and just was a great balance of amenities and country cabin living! The hot tub, fireplace and outside fire pit were the focal points after long treks in the National Forest. The arcade style video game player was awesome with the throwback games. The hot tub was a great relaxation spot after hiking in the National Park all day. We loved The rustic feel of the cabin with the fireplace. The kids were able to play board games/ watch a movie in the loft area while the adults visited in the living room near the fireplace.
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Reviewed: Sep 16, 2018
Property
Thank you for letting us bring our pets with us as we escaped Hurricane Florence. This beautiful cabin is jut what we needed in these stressful times. The house was well stocked. Cathie was great!
Reviewed: Sep 3, 2018
Property
Beautiful cabin, peaceful surroundings, great location. Loved the rocking chairs and Hot Tub! Went to Deep Creek, Tubing, rafting at Nantahala. Best memory was relaxing with friends. The kids loved the arcade, board games, fire pit. We are definitely coming back!
Gastonia, US
Reviewed: Jul 29, 2018
Property Manager
The property was extraordinary!! It was peaceful and quiet and very excluded... the winding roads were filled with twists and turns that left me in awe. If rocking chairs and a warm fire is your idea of fun this would be the cabin for you!!
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Venice, US
Reviewed: Jul 17, 2018
Property Manager
Overall though the amenities were great. Grand kids had a great time. We went on the Railroad, white water tubing, hiking, Biltmore House, Cherokee, downtown Bryson City, Fly fishing Museum. We loved the fire pit and hot tub. Cathie was very helpful and informative.
Reviewed: Jul 8, 2018
Property
We had so much fun spending quality time with the family. Enjoyed whitewater rafting, train ride and Cherokee. Great fireworks for 4th of July and daytime activities in Bryson City!
Hagerstown, US
Reviewed: Jul 3, 2018
Property Manager
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Reviewed: Jun 27, 2018
Property
The cabin was very large and perfect for our family. Everything was great! We went horseback riding in Bryson and visited all the little shops. We really enjoyed spending time at the cabin.

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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