$132 / night
Total guests, Nights

SPECIAL AT RETREAT - Amazing Views - Free HBO & WiFi - 2 Miles to Downtown – Home 4798322 Log cabin

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

SPECIAL AT RETREAT - Amazing Views - Free HBO & WiFi - 2 Miles to Downtown – Home 4798322

  • Log cabin
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  •  min stay varies

Key Info

  • Not suitable for children
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


You can see North Carolina, Georgia & Tennessee From The Retreat Cabin!

SPECIAL! I'm running a special from Monday June 29 with a departure on Monday July 13....Because of the Coronavirus cleaning policy I'm only taking reservations for two weeks (or more). Please email for the prices for those two weeks..

Coronavirus Update: Murphy, NC has lifted restrictions on vacation rentals, hotels, shops and restaurants. We have decided to reopen our Retreat cabin for rentals and are putting in place the following precautions, guidelines and commitments to our guests. For the foreseeable future our cabin will have 3 days vacancy on either side of each rental for our cleaners and guests safety. Because of that, until further notice we will only accpt 1 week rentals.

Let me be clear: This house is the bomb diggety! My Cabin is "artsy, crafts, cozy" with tasteful furnishings and personal touches throughout. It's perfect, it really is!

The Retreat Above The Clouds in Murphy, NC features a screened in porch that is carpeted and feels like an extension of the living/dining area. The porch has killer views of Murphy, Tennessee and Georgia, a dining table for outside dining, 2 rockers and a lounge chair. I guarantee you, weather permitting, you'll spend all your time out there. Right below the porch is an open deck taking full advantage of the ever changing mountain views. It's glorious. The deck has a great swing, picnic table, lounge chair and gas grill. The cabin is perched on the side of a cliff and the cabin itself is not childproof, so we don't allow children here at the Retreat.

UNLESS of course, you'd like to cozy up on one of three recliners or the oversized couch to watch a movie on the flat screen TV with the Direct TV extended viewing package (Choice Extra Classic and HBO premium) or read a good book sitting next to the stone fireplace with a remote controlled gas burning insert.

The kitchen is a newly redesign kitchen will make you feel right at home. It's small but everything you need to make the perfect meal is there for you. Coffee maker, crock pot, toaster, blender, some spices, micro, dishwasher and whatever else you may need. There is a half bath on the main floor as well.

On the second floor are two homey furnished bedrooms. The stairs are steep so if your not good on stairs, contact me as I have other options. The master bedroom has an super comfortable king size bed, lots of closet and dresser space and a flat screen TV that's mounted near the ceiling for perfect "in bed TV viewing". The guest bedroom has a queen bed, a dresser and Trigger, my very cool rocking horse that I am in the process of re-doing. Both bedrooms have great views from the large windows. The full bath is upstairs as well. It's small but super cute.

We have an iron and ironing board, washer and dryer, central air and heat....the whole shebang.

Our location is fantastic. I'm not kidding. From the wildlife to the views, you will feel that you are miles from no-where, when in effect you’ll be only two miles from downtown, 4 miles from Wal-Mart, and 7.5 miles from John Campbell Folk School. We're 5 miles from the new Harrah's Cherokee Casino, but again, you'll feel like your out in the woods on our very private and exclusive mountain. While there are about 10 homes on our private mountain, there is no one directly on either side of the cabin. All the windows, sliders, porch and deck face out toward the back so the view is of the mountain ranges....and again; At the "Retreat", being outdoors is where it's at...

I have spent 6 years fixing up the "Retreat" and I've put my heart and soul in it. It's one of my most favorite places. I think it will be yours too.

I give short notice discounts (booking 7 days or less before arrival).

Again: Remember this isn't a cabin that is suitable for children (I'm sorry, I have two boys so it's not personal) and there are stairs to get to the bedrooms so this is not a cabin for persons with limited mobility.

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: King bed
  • 1 Full bath, 1 Half bath


  • Wireless Internet
  • Air conditioning
  • Mountain Views
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • Grill
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Safe
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Interaction with guest

Once your balance is paid on the cabin, I will send a PDF as a receipt and also the key code, internet passwords and directions to the cabin. I am just a phone call away and my neighbors are also right there if there is any problem. There is a booklet at the cabin with all types of information. My cleaner also can come over if you need her to be of assistance. Just let me know.


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: $150.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Both Bedrooms are upstairs and the staircase is steep so if you have any health issues or problems going up stairs this is not the cabin if you have mobility problems. There is also one small step up to each bedroom and there are stairs going from the main floor covered porch to the bottom open deck. This isn't a cabin that is suitable for children (I'm sorry, I have two boys so it's not personal).


About the owner

Joanie W.
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Calendar last updated:
28 Mar 2021
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English





30 reviews

Very Good

“Awesome Stay!”

Reviewed 28 Jun 2020

Great place. Clean and had anything you could need readily available. Great location for hiking, biking, rafting, wineries and everything else!

“Another wonderful sisters' retreat.”

Reviewed 28 Oct 2019

Some people go to the mountains to take advantage of everything they can see, climb, taste, smell, swim in, float on, paddle through, or jump off of. My sister and I look for the perfect place to RETR… More

“Perfectly location in Cherokee County, close to everything!”

Reviewed 8 Jun 2019

First, the cabin is neat, clean, nicely equipped and has beautiful mountain views. There is an open deck and a screened-in deck with lovely, upscale furnishings to make deck naps mandatory! Gas grill … More


Reviewed 22 Jan 2019

This was our first time on a vacation where we didn’t stay in a hotel. We had an amazing stay at the cabin. The scenery was beautiful. The cabin was comfortable and felt like home. The firepla… More

“Perfect View and Location”

Reviewed 16 Jan 2018

This cabin had a gorgeous mountain view along with trees and nature, including birds and squirrels. The location is super close to town, which was great, and having wifi was a plus. We enjoyed the fir… More

Response from the owner Thanks so much Paula, we loved having you there.

“An absolutely beautiful retreat in the mountains”

Reviewed 10 Dec 2017

There is the most spectacular view from this cabin. Everything is there to make your stay enjoyable. We got to enjoy a totally unexpected pleasure when we awoke on Friday morning to find the mountain … More

Response from the owner Thank you so much for staying at the Retreat, we just loved having you there. I loved, loved, loved the pictures of the snow that you sent me! I have looked at them over and over because I've never seen that much snow on our mountain. I'm going to keep one eye on the weather this year and hope to go up if we get another big snow like that. Please come back to see us, I sent a card to you with a $25 discount; just remind me when you plan your next visit. Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year! Joanie

“The cabin and property owner (Joanie) are unbelievable!!!”

Reviewed 10 Sep 2017

My wife and I came up to get out of the way of Hurricane Irma and staying here was a last minute decision and opportunity and our first trip to Murphy, NC. First of all, Joanie was incredible and wen… More

“Comfort is the key to life.”

Reviewed 27 May 2017

We stayed for a whole week at the retreat from the end of April to early May. Our stay was absolutely magnificent, in spite of the weather not cooperating. The title of this review COMFORT IS THE KEY … More

Response from the owner Thank you so much for a wonderful review Victor and a special thank you for taking such good care of my cabin and for leaving it so nice. I really appreciate that!!! I do hope you come back to the Retreat because I love sharing my cabin and I really focus on getting repeat guests. Have a wonderful summer and let me know when your ready for another week in the Mountains!


Reviewed 23 Apr 2017

We love this place! I would love to keep it to myself but that really wouldn't be too nice. First of all, the view is .just amazingly spectacular. You look out over a valley surrounded by mo… More

“I felt very welcome and quite at home at Joanie's lovely retreat place”

Reviewed 9 Apr 2017

Joanie's home is most beautifully decorated and well equipped. With the covered and screened in porch, I spent many hours at the home itself while I was there. On cooler days the fireplace was a… More

Response from the owner Oh Thank you Tanya for the beautiful cabins you left for me and the card . Also, My cleaner was so touched that you left her a card and chocolates.....that was SO nice of you. I wish you had let me know about wanting walking trails. There is a beautiful Murphy River Walk Park just 3 miles from the cabin and the paths along the river are wonderful. A full circuit is probably about 3 or 4 miles and it takes you all along the river & into a beautiful wooded area and if you go all the way to the Depot you can circle back through town, which is how I go. Next time you go up there you should give it a try....I think you would love it. Thanks so much for leaving the cabin so nice. Please come back again.

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How do I find more info about the property?

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Send Joanie (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

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Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to view Joanie the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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Or send Joanie (the owner) an inquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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How do I pay for my vacation?

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If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your booking.

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Why can't I call Joanie (the owner) before booking?

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How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage your booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I withdraw my booking request?

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How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Joanie (the owner) a message.

If Joanie (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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