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

For more reviews, please click on the Review Tab.


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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Reviewed: May 31, 2017
Thank you for such a nice place to stay. It was great for us. Nice and quiet for a getaway. Hot tub and porch and view are great. We appreciate staying her and hope to come back again next year.
Reviewed: May 21, 2017
It was a great! Enjoyed hearing the little birds chirping. It was very comfortable. My husband and I really needed this getaway. It was wonderful to have coffee on the screened in porch and relax in the hot tub at night. Thank you for sharing your cabin with us.
Reviewed: May 19, 2017
Awesome sums it up. Perfect getaway for my wife and I. We surely needed it. So much to see and do. So nice to come home to this cozy cabin. Can't wait to return.
Reviewed: Apr 15, 2017
What a wonderful mother/daughter retreat! the cabin was perfect in every way! Thank you for allowing us to stat in this beautiful cabin.
Brentwood, US
Reviewed: Feb 22, 2017
Property Manager
Spring Hill, US
Reviewed: Oct 27, 2016
Property Manager
Reviewed: Oct 10, 2016
Really enjoyed our stay in the mountains! Very relaxing and a lot of fun things to do close to the cabin.
Mount Holly, US
Reviewed: Aug 23, 2016
Property Manager
The follow up call on the day of check in is a nice touch.
Augusta, US
Reviewed: Aug 11, 2016
Property Manager
Excellent service with members of the team. Responded quickly and knowledgeable of properties.
Greensboro, US
Reviewed: Aug 9, 2016
Property Manager
Very helpful
Reviewed: Jul 21, 2016
Thanks so for having us this week in your adorable little cabin. We thoroughly enjoyed the morning views and late nights in the hot tub. Getting away in the mountains is our favorite trips. But your cabin stands out the most.
Reviewed: Jul 16, 2016
It is a nice cute cabin. It was a beautiful view and had very fun activites. The city is amazing and really fun!! Hopefully we can come back soon.
Reviewed: Apr 4, 2016
Had the most fantastic 4 days here. From the Beautiful cabin to the beautiful mountains. Loved the Hot tub, horse back riding and hiking.
Reviewed: Mar 28, 2016
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.
Statesville , US
Reviewed: Mar 24, 2016
Property Manager
This was a unplanned trip, they were very helpful in getting everything arranged for our arrival.
Reviewed: Mar 20, 2016
We enjoyed our time here. Lots of things to see and do. Hope to stay longer on our next trip.
Greenville, US
Reviewed: Mar 17, 2016
Property Manager
Reviewed: Feb 22, 2016
Even though the weather didn't fully cooperate with us, we had a great time at this cozy cabin. The views are spectacular. The cabin is perfect for our family. We are already planning on a return trip. Thanks for opening up this cabin to share. We loved it.
Reviewed: Feb 9, 2016
Property Manager
The members were great and quick in replying to any questions is email
atco, US
Reviewed: Oct 2, 2015
Property Manager
Everyone was helpful & friendly :)
Southhaven, US
Reviewed: Jun 15, 2015
Property Manager
Great staff, want to satisfy their client. Enjoyed stay.
Pleasant Garden, US
Reviewed: May 2, 2015
Property Manager
Very helpful. Friendly staff. The cabin is right next to the road for easy access. I thought there would be a lot of auto traffic but didn't hear but one or two cars so was very quiet. Has a awesome gas stove for winter getaways, Has a very cozy feel to it. It's a great place to stay and unwind. Ate at the restaurants in Bryson City, very friendly, food was great. Walk around town was nice. Went to The Dragons Tail...Hiking to the waterfalls.... was so beautiful and relaxing.
Black Mountain, US
Reviewed: Apr 8, 2015
Property Manager
The team was great! I've never worked with anyone that was so nice! My husband wanted to fish opening day of trout season and I ran the Nantahala Hilly Half Marathon. The cabin was super close to the NOC and the river and that's what we wanted.
Reviewed: Apr 7, 2015
We had an amazing time here. Perfect place to relax. It was so comfortable and peaceful.
Reviewed: Apr 3, 2015
Property Manager
I spoke to Kathy when I booked the cabin, she was very friendly and helpful. We also received a call to check on us on our travel day to make sure we made it to the cabin, which was very thoughtful.
Our family of six stayed in the Mountain River Retreat. The cabin was clean, had an awesome hot tub, was stocked with just about everything you need for a relaxing time after all your days adventures! The children's games are a thoughtful touch and the cabin is centrally located but secluded at the same time. We loved it and had a great time. The hot tub was great! The cabin is in a secluded and quiet area. Bryson City is a lovely town with quaint shops that we shopped in the chocolate shop is to die for! We drove and walked the road to Nowhere, drove and explored the Blue Ridge Parkway and Great Smoky Mountain Park. We came across Soco Falls near Cherokee which was beautiful and an adventurous decent to the falls, if you can hike it is a must see! We also drove to Asheville to the beautiful Biltmore Estate. The cabin is in a perfect location in that all the great attractions are only about an hours drive away but when your day is done you go to a nice quiet, secluded cabin.


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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