Mountain River Retreat - Log Cabin with Screened Porch, Hot Tub, and Wi-Fi - Moments from Rafting and Zip Lining

View starry skies from the hot tub, fresh mountain breezes on the screened porch, and all the comforts of home.

  7 guests
  2 bedrooms
  1 bathrooms

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Property Features

Sleeping Arrangement

Bedroom 1
1 Queen
Bedroom 2
2 Twins
Common Space
1 Sofa Bed


High on an emerald mountainside, Mountain River Retreat is nestled just above the Nantahala River Gorge.
Mountain River Retreat is miles away from your cares, but moments to unforgettable adventures like white water rafting on the Nantahala River, horseback riding at the Nantahala Village Riding Stables, and zip line tours through one of our national treasures -- the Nantahala National Forest. This 2 bedroom real log cabin has the comforts of home plus Appalachian charm.

From the moment you pull up to Mountain River Retreat, the mountain hospitality will embrace you. Mountain breezes will refresh you as you relax on the swing porch on the screened porch. Get some sun on the Deck at the picnic table or the hot tub. Dazzling mountainscapes will change before you with shifting cloudscapes between sunrise, sunset, and starry nights.
Real log interior will mountain decor add to the ambiance. With satellite TV and wireless internet access, Mountain River Retreat lets you keep in touch while being away from it all.

The kitchen is fully equipped and the table seats six, but if you don’t feel like cooking then the Village Bistro is just up the road. Plus the picnic table is great for dinners al fresco. The Big Wesser BBQ and Brew is just a 5 minute drive with live music on weekends from May to September and an inviting, family-friendly atmosphere.

The master bedroom has a queen bed, and the second bedroom has a pair of twin beds. The two twin beds can be converted into a king at your request. There is a sleeper sofa in the living room and also a rollaway bed to accommodate larger parties.

Hiking at one of the largest old growth forests in the US is less than half an hour away at Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest.
Deep Creek Waterfalls, tubing, and hiking is also about half an hour away at one of the Bryson City entrances to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Great shows, concerts, and restaurants at Harrahs Cherokee Casino and Event Center are about 25 minutes from Mountain River Retreat. The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad is only 15 minutes from the cabin.

- Past Guests of Mountain River Retreat Wrote:

- "This little cabin was the perfect getaway for us. The hot tub and screened in porch are something that we don't have. So we really enjoyed those. The views here are amazing wish we could stay longer! Thanks for having such an awesome place to stay in." - Logan

- "We love this little cabin so much, this is our second visit! It is so close to everything we wanted to do, and after a long day of play in the great outdoors, this place was waiting." - The Fonsecas

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General Amenities:
• Limited Basic Wireless Internet - No streaming, downloading, or other fast-speed applications can be supported
• Central AC & Heat
• Gas Log Stove 
• Satellite TV
• DVD Player
• Board Games
• Hot Tub
• Deck
• Screened Porch
• Porch Swing
• Outdoor Furniture
• Outdoor Dining
• Gas Grill 
• Iron & Ironing Board
• Blow dryer

Fully Equipped Kitchen:
• Refrigerator with Ice Maker
• Electric Range & Oven
• Microwave
• Mr. Coffee Coffee Maker (round filters)
• Coffee Espresso Maker
•Tea Kettle
• Electric Hand Mixer
• Toaster
• Rolling Pin
• Popcorn Maker
• Crock Pot
• Colander

2 Bedrooms & 1 Bath: The master bedroom has a queen-size bed and mountain view. The second bedroom has a mountain view and two twin-size beds that can be converted into a king-size bed. There is a sleeper sofa in the living area. The bathroom has a tub/shower combination.

• Yes - Pet Friendly
• Yes - Motorcycle Accessible
• No Telephone Landline Available -- Cell Phone Reception is Typically Good
• Yes - Internet

Maximum capacity of up to 7 is based on county guidelines.


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* 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 $100 $100 $100 $100 $100 $110 $110 $600   2
Mid Season $120 $120 $120 $120 $120 $130 $130 $720   2
Peak Season $140 $140 $140 $140 $140 $150 $150 $840   2
Holiday Season $150 $150 $150 $150 $150 $150 $150 $900   2


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Burlington, US
Reviewed: Jan 5, 2019
Property Manager
Everyone was so nice to work with. The cabin was so much better than advertised. My wife and I had an amazing vacation stay. The cabin condition was superb, amazingly clean. It was a fantastic stay and I will for sure use Great Smokys Cabin Rentals in the future.
Reviewed: Dec 29, 2018
We had a fantastic time escaping the Florida heat for a mountain Christmas. Our days were spent hiking and exploring the beautiful smokies, enjoying the Hot Tub and cuddled up be the fire watching movies. The cabin was perfect for our 3 and 5 year old girls and a 1.5 year old Golden Retriever. Thank you for a magical week, we will be sure to return.
Reviewed: Nov 11, 2018
We absolutely loved spending a relaxing weekend in this cabin! Despite a day of rain, we couldn't be happier with our stay. The cabin is so cozy, even for two and we enjoyed using the stove and Hot Tub on chilly nights. We recommend Nantahala Brewery. We will be recommending this cabin to our friends and family who plan to visit the Smokys.
Chapel Hill, US
Reviewed: Sep 20, 2018
Property Manager
For an older cabin, I thought it was impeccably clean, even the window sills. I was very impressed and happy with it. The kitchen was great and fully functional. Lots of pots, pans, and cookware to use. There was even a crockpot! We loved the Hot tub and view. Thank you!
Reviewed: Aug 19, 2018
We came here for our honeymoon and this was by far the best experience we could have imagined. The interior was very well decorated and homey. The screened in porch was great for the light shower we received and the hot tub was amazing. The view was breathtaking. We could not have asked for a better place to spend our trip and a better way to begin our journey in life together.
Reviewed: Jul 27, 2018
Property Manager
We enjoyed the cabin and the hot tub.
Reviewed: Jul 7, 2018
We loved everything about this cabin. We were able to explore so many places since this is so centrally located. This was our first time ever renting a cabin like this and we were spoiled!! We would love to come back - it really felt like home. Thank you so much for all the amenities. You really blessed our vacation!!
Wilmington, US
Reviewed: Jun 29, 2018
Property Manager
My husband loved the hot tub and location of it. The scenery was absolutely gorgeous. It was breathtaking to sit on the porch and have the view of the mountains and trees. Would love to see it again. Inside and outside of the cabin was clean. My husband and I were very happy with the cabin. It gave us the feeling we hoped for when we first walked into the cabin. It was great to have all the features of a home. The kitchen had all the housewares we needed. Everyone we spoke with were very helpful and nice.
Alton, US
Reviewed: Apr 28, 2018
Property Manager
Our stay at Mountain River Retreat was very enjoyable. We loved the hot tub. We went hiking.
Reviewed: Apr 22, 2018
We had a great little getaway at this cabin. We really enjoyed our relaxing weekend!
Reviewed: Apr 9, 2018
A cabin overlooking the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains is exactly what we needed to celebrate our 1 year anniversary. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect and relaxing getaway. Thank you for opening up your home to us. We will definitely be back next year!
Reviewed: Apr 9, 2018
We enjoyed our stay in the cabin. The kids loved the luxury of the hot tub. We love the Bryson City area and look forward to a return trip. Thank you!
St Peters, US
Reviewed: Mar 30, 2018
Property Manager
Reviewed: Mar 27, 2018
We loved our stay at your beautiful cabin. It was so relaxing and majestic. We will most definitely be back. Thank you for sharing. It was just perfect. Great sister getaway!!
Raleigh, US
Reviewed: Feb 28, 2018
Property Manager
Wonderful cabin, great mountain views. Enjoyed the hot tub very much and even grilled one evening. Cathy provided excellent service. We visited museums, national parks, local stores, visited Harrah Casino. We thought the hot tub was awesome!
Biloxi, US
Reviewed: Nov 29, 2017
Property Manager
Reviewed: Nov 25, 2017
The children enjoyed staying at the cabin - it was clean and a perfect set up for a family Thanksgiving meal!
Seminole, US
Reviewed: Nov 4, 2017
Property Manager
Very Nice Cabin, clean and comfortable. Staff had very good communication. I enjoyed my stay very much, it was quiet and relaxing. The hot tub was very nice.
Daytona Beach, US
Reviewed: Oct 24, 2017
Property Manager
Working with the GSCR team could not have been better. We originally planned our trip for the same time in 2016. However, Hurricane Matthew came through Daytona Beach and dropped our 25 year old laurel oak on the front of the house two days before our scheduled departure. I notified GSCR that we would have to cancel. Thought we were far beyond the cut off time for refunds they were able to rent out the cabin for all but one day of our scheduled stay and refunded nearly all of our money. Treating customers like friends is the way to build a great reputation and I want to say thank you again.
Reviewed: Oct 20, 2017
Though we've spent many fall days in the Smokies, this was our first time staying at this cabin. It won't be our last. This cabins location is perfectly situated between GSMP and the Fontana Dam/Tail of the Dragon areas. We look forward to another stay!
Reviewed: Sep 18, 2017
Property Manager
Very supportive while we were evacuating a hurricane and quickly replied to our request to stay.
Reviewed: Aug 26, 2017
Property Manager
The team was very knowledgeable, and quick to provide answers when we called about the Wi-Fi password.
Reviewed: Aug 22, 2017
Our family of 6 enjoyed the Mountain River Cabin for the Great American Eclipse of 2017. We were extremely lucky to have clear skies for the total eclipse. It was so peaceful and breathtaking. We loved grilling out and exploring the local area.
Reviewed: Aug 9, 2017
Property Manager
Pikeville , US
Reviewed: Jul 12, 2017
Property Manager
The lady's I talked with were very friendly and met out of their way to meet our needs.


Mountain River Retreat is convenient to Smoky Mountain adventures:
• Harrahs Cherokee Casino is a 24 minute drive, or 21 miles
• The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad is a 14 minute drive, or 10 miles
• The NOC (Nantahala Outdoor Center) is a 5 minute drive, or 4 miles
• White Water Rafting is  a 2 minute drive, or 1 miles
• Deep Creek in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a 17 minute drive, or 12 miles
• The Visitors Center (Oconaluftee) for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a 30 minute drive, or 22 miles
• The Biltmore Estate is an hour and 15 minute drive, or 72 miles
• Ripley's Aquarium Gatlinburg, TN 1 hour 37 Min or 54.2 Miles
• Alarka Boat Dock 21 Min or 9.0 Miles
• Almond Boat Dock 8 Min or 2.8 Miles
• Cataloochee Ski Area 1 hour  Min or 37.1miles
• Tsali Trail Head 14 Min or 6.4 Miles
• Western Carolina University 47 Min or 32.4 Miles
• Ingles Grocery Store - 19 min or 9.6 miles

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