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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Description

This luxury three story cabin offers 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths and 2 half baths.
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. 

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.  The bedrooms are spacious with a king in the master, a queen in the second bedroom with full over full bunk beds in the third.  There is also a queen size sleeper sofa for additional guests. 

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.

  

See what Past Guests have Said about The Scratching Post:

- "Our family loved it here. It was more beautiful than imagined! Simply wonderful! Thank you for all the details you have put into the cabin. Didn’t need or want for anything. " - The Stevens

- "Just One Word amazing. Just perfect, we had everything we needed and more." 

- "We had a fabulous stay at The Scratching Post. Cabin was beautiful and very well appointed." - Melissa

For more reviews, please click on the review tab. 

Amenities

General 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
• Hot Tub
• Gas Grill
• Fire Pit
• Wooded View 
• Secluded
• Clothes Washer and Dryer
• Iron and Ironing Board
• Hair Dryer


Fully Equipped Kitchen:
• Refrigerator with Ice Maker
• Microwave
• Gas Range & Double Oven
• "Mr. Coffee" - Coffee Maker Round Filters
• Toaster
• Dishwasher
• Electric Hand Mixer
• Colander
• Tea Kettle
• Rolling Pin
• Blender

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

• 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 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!!
Property
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
Property
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.
Reviewed: Mar 28, 2018
Property
You guys have an amazing home. It was a great spring break. at your home with all the wonderful things around. The stay was comfortable and everything we expected and much more. Thank you for your awesome home!
Reviewed: Dec 29, 2017
Property
We had a wonderful time in this gorgeous cabin! It has inspired us to build one of our own!
Reviewed: Dec 3, 2017
Property
We love this place! I will be coming back with more family. Honestly, I could stay here once a month. Loving the Hot Tub in the winter and who knew I was good at darts. Loving memories
Bostwick, US
Reviewed: Nov 29, 2017
Property Manager
The cabin was very clean, we loved the area!
Property
Reviewed: Nov 25, 2017
Property
Our family stayed for a Thanksgiving in the mountains. We had a lot of fun and made lots of memories. The kids enjoyed the Hot Tub and Game room.
charlotte, US
Reviewed: Oct 26, 2017
Property Manager
Property
Reviewed: Sep 4, 2017
Property
The cabin experience was fantastic and wonderful! This was home sweet home for us who are from China and studying at the University of Missouri. Love the great smoky mountain which brings wild animals. We will have beautiful memories for years to come.
Portage, US
Reviewed: Aug 28, 2017
Property Manager
Any of the ladies I spoke with on the phone were polite and helpful. They were able to answer any of my questions.
Reviewed: Aug 18, 2017
Property
From the second we arrived we felt at home at The Scratching Post. We explored every inch of ground between here and Gatlinburg. Hiking, fishing, craft beer, and white water rafting. We left our mark on the Smokies. Coming home overnight Coming "home" to this immaculate mountain getaway. Thank you for having us. We are sure to return.
Reviewed: Jul 30, 2017
Property
We had a great stay here at The Scratching Post. Fun was enjoyed by all. The cabin is great, clean and we had everything we needed. We enjoyed biking, white water rafting, paddle boarding and boating. Great Trip!!!
Reviewed: Jul 23, 2017
Property
Beautiful, secluded location for a family or friends getaway. New, clean and nicely appointed. Plenty of space for parents and kids. If in the summer, about 15 minutes to the closest boat dock for renting a pontoon or launching your own at Lake Fontana. An easy place to relax and lose track of time in just a few days...
Reviewed: Jul 18, 2017
Property
Thank you for opening up your cabin. We had a wonderful.
Reviewed: Jun 30, 2017
Property
We had a great stay here at The Scratching Post. Fun was had by all. The cabin is great, clean and we had everything that we needed. We enjoyed biking, white water rafting, paddle boarding and boating. Great Trip!!!
Reviewed: Jun 25, 2017
Property
This place is stunning! I came to the area to go whitewater rafting and explore the area but the cabin was so nice we didn't even want to leave. The place basically had everything that was needed. There is a grocery store about 20 minutes away too so it is a great location. I absolutely loved the place! Thank you for my stay, everything was great.
Reviewed: Jun 25, 2017
Property
Such a beautiful cabin. Very well stocked. We really enjoyed our time here. There was plenty of room and lots of things to do to stay entertained. The cabin made our weekend experience wonderful!
Reviewed: Jun 5, 2017
Property
Enjoyed the hot tub, darts and pin ball machine. This week has been unforgettable. Came with my daughter and 3 grand kids. Thank you for all of your help and hope to come back again soon.
Sunnyvale, US
Reviewed: Jun 1, 2017
Property Manager
Property
Reviewed: May 29, 2017
Property
We are a group of best friends meeting each other from different locations after a span of two years. We had fun in the mountains. We really enjoyed the splendid stay and had a great time rafting, tubing at Deep Creek and water falls at Indian Creek, and loved all of the pictures that we were able to take.

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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