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14 Cozy Cabin Rentals in Murphy, North Carolina

by Brittany Varano

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Murphy, North Carolina is a great place for some R&R amongst the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Nantahala National Forest.

Murphy is a charming small town in the heart of Appalachia that offers locals and first-time visitors a great place to unwind in nature. Its prime location surrounded by rolling forested mountains, and near the Georgia border, mean that there are plenty of things to do like white water rafting, mountain ziplining, and hiking.

Aside from the endless list of things to do, there are also plenty of homey cabin rentals in Murphy that offer a cozy home-away-from-home vacation in the Nantahala National Forest. Here are the top picks for cabin rentals in Murphy, North Carolina and the surrounding area.

1. Wolfgang’s Den

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Why you should stay: A homey cabin with a screened porch, a large deck, and impressive views.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $185/night

Wolfgang’s Den is a warm and inviting wooden cabin for six. It boasts a fully-equipped kitchen next to a cozy dining area, where guests can whip up fresh meals at home. Downstairs in the game room, you and your family can battle it out over a game of pool and foosball for a bit of lighthearted competition. In the evenings, sleep off the day’s excitement in one of two bedrooms. And for the lucky duo sharing the master bedroom, indulge in the walk-in shower and jacuzzi tub.

This two-bedroom cabin also offers guests plenty of opportunities to enjoy the fresh mountain air and stunning nature views. Encircling the house is a spacious wraparound deck and a covered patio with seating. There’s also a fire pit, grill, and fire table for your enjoyment.

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2. Eagles Nest Hideaway

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Why you should stay: An open floor plan home on15 private acres with an expansive deck and luxury hot tub.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $185/night

Run away to the Eagles Nest Hideaway, where nothing but the mountains and the Nantahala National Forest surrounds you, allowing complete freedom to relax and recharge. The cabin’s stand out feature includes its huge deck with panoramic forest views, comfy patio furniture, a fire pit, and a six-person hot tub.

After you’ve had your fill of the outdoor amenities, head inside to enjoy the home’s hardwood floors, wood-burning fireplace, and a well-appointed kitchen. The property also boasts three bedrooms and three bathrooms for six guests, a set-up that allows optimum comfort and privacy for everyone.

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3. Rustic Murphy Cabin

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Why you should stay: A rustic cabin with modern upgrades along the banks of the Nottely River.

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $242/night

Become one with nature at this rustic Murphy cabin where luxury amenities meet the private seclusion of the woods. Warm and natural wood meets leather furnishings to create that classic cabin atmosphere. In the kitchen, a large island with granite countertops sets the scene for family game time and meals. A screened-in patio with a fire pit behind the house allows guests to enjoy being outside without attacks from pesky skeeters.

The home lies on the outskirts of Murphy, making it super easy to spend your days in town or out hiking, biking, and rafting. Your group of ten will feel right at home in this four-bedroom, three-bath that has plenty of space for everyone.

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4. Whiskey Barrel Lodge

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Why you should stay: Quaint mountain cabin surrounded by the national forest with a lovely porch and outdoor dining.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $99/night

Named after the kitchen’s eye-catching Jack Daniel’s barrel island, the Whiskey Barrel Lodge guarantees a fun time in Murphy. Start your stay with an easy check-in process, that’s as simple as going straight to the property for the key. Once inside, there are two bedrooms and two bathrooms for your party of four, of which the master has a high-end king Sleep Number bed.

On the ground floor, a well-appointed kitchen, laundry room, and living room offer plenty of entertainment opportunities like board games, books, and DVDs. There’s also an excellent porch through the living room that overlooks the Nantahala National Forest and is set up for fresh air lounging.

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5. The Riverview Lodge

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Why you should stay: A rustic wooden cabin along the Hiwassee River that’s ideal for fishing and swimming.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $171/night

The Riverview Lodge is situated along the Hiwassee River’s shores, where you can enjoy glimmering water views, trout and fly fishing, and swimming only feet from the yard. A double-level deck with a table, chairs, and grill also provides ample opportunity to be out in the fresh air.

Adjacent from the deck, there’s a spacious living room complete with a stone fireplace, leather furnishings, and a flatscreen T.V. The custom kitchen is open to the living room, creating a sense of togetherness, and has cool wooden bench seating and stainless steel appliances. When it’s time for bed, there are three bedrooms that comfortably sleep six.

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6. The Blue Ridge Mountain Top Cabin

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Why you should stay: Chalet-style cabin in Marble, North Carolina with a four-person hot tub and a full-sized ping pong table.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $199/night

The Blue Ridge Mountain Top Cabin is a beautiful cabin rental near Murphy with two bedrooms and three beds to accommodate six guests. The property is perched up in the Appalachians surrounded by panoramic views that can be enjoyed from the living room’s massive windows or the well-placed deck.

The home’s vaulted ceilings are covered in knotty pine and are accented by white walls that shine with the day’s natural light. Enjoy a hot meal in the fully-stocked kitchen or a rousing game of ping pong in the finished basement. Next to the home, a luxury hot tub soothes your tired body after a long day out in nature.

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7. Paradise River Retreat

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Why you should stay: Sleep down by the river in a uniquely rustic yet homey cabin, minutes from downtown Murphy.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $135/night

Situated on a private wooded lot, the Paradise River Retreat offers guests a stay that’s both secluded and conveniently located to town. The Hiwassee River is just steps from the home and provides picturesque views and the calming white noise of flowing water. Be sure to pack your swimsuit and fishing equipment for a bit of kayaking, tubing, and more.

Rustic wood-paneled ceilings are perfectly paired with stone accent walls, bringing the beautiful mountain landscape into the home. Spend quality time relaxing next to the wood-burning fireplace, out on the screened porch, or next to the blazing fire pit outside.

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8. Two Riverfront Chalets

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Why you should stay: Two private chalets perfect for large groups located next to the Nottely River.

  • Sleeps: 11
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $195/night

With two spacious cabins at your disposal, the Two Riverfront Chalets is an excellent choice for large family vacations or a multi-family trip. On the property, you’ll find the Trout and Tranquil chalets, both of which can sleep up to five or six guests, respectively. In front of the cabins, the Nottely River flows peacefully by, and a 25-acre meadow provides a quiet buffer to the surrounding neighborhood.

Downtown Murphy and Blairsville, Georgia, is just 15 minutes by car, offering local antique shopping, dining, and more. While you’re home, you can relax on the magical gazebo that’s strung with lights on the water’s edge. A fire pit, covered patio, and spacious yard also welcome you home.

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9. Cozy Log Cabin

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Why you should stay: Enjoy mountain views from the deck and being close to grocery stores and Harrah’s Casino.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $149/night

This cozy cabin in Marble has all of the comforts of home. The three-bedroom property is outfitted with super-fast WiFi and YouTube T.V. for those who need to get some work done or like to unwind on the couch after a busy day. There’s also a well-equipped kitchen that’s stocked with the essentials for meal prep plus an electric kettle, french press, and coffee grinder for your morning brew. When the weather is nice, we recommend firing up the charcoal grill for a cookout on the back deck. And when it’s cold, a wood-burning fireplace in the living room provides ample warmth.

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10. Charlotte’s Cabin

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Why you should stay: A charming cabin five minutes from the Murphy River Walk with a private pond, fire circle, and porch.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $105/night

At Charlotte’s Cabin, you’re immediately greeted with a warm welcome of snacks and a complimentary bottle of wine from the hosts. Kick off your stay in Murphy with a toast out on the large screened porch that overlooks the home’s private catch-and-release pond and fire pit.

The home’s interior is characterized by hardwood floors, an open floor plan, and a stunning fireplace encased by stone that reaches up to the vaulted ceilings. There is a one-bedroom with a pillow-top queen mattress and a queen pull-out bed in the living room. Charlotte’s Cabin is a great romantic getaway for two or a family retreat for four.

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11. Eagle Point

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Why you should stay: Indulge in luxury mountain living and enjoy a bird’s eye view of the mountains from a luxurious hot tub.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $170/night

Eagle Point is a two-bedroom, two-bathroom home for four that features some exceptionally relaxing amenities. Inside, a sunny great room with vaulted ceilings and chalet-style windows create a wonderful space to lounge with loved ones. During your downtime, you can snuggle up next to the fireplace and stream a movie on the smart T.V. The kitchen and dining room also provide everything you need for family meals.

From the outdoor deck, take in excellent panoramic views from the comfort of the hot tub. Adirondack chairs, a gas grill, and a table for six are also provided so you can spend all of your time marveling at the beautiful surroundings.

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12. Rustic Retreat Too

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Why you should stay: A pet-friendly four-bedroom cabin with fabulous mountain views and a large wraparound deck and hot tub.

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $250/night

As an excellent family-getaway for eight, the Rustic Retreat Too is a spacious four-bedroom mountain cabin situated a short drive from the Murphy River Walk. On the ground floor, epic long-range views pour into the open living and dining spaces. Tongue and groove pine walls and ceilings exude a rugged charm, as well as artfully placed antler accents and granite countertops.

As lovely as the home’s interior is, the outdoor amenities shine at this Murphy cabin rental. A large deck wraps around the entire cabin and features cushioned seating, a grill, a swinging bench, and a dining table. There’s even a hot tub and fire pit for your enjoyment too.

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13. Comfort on the Mountain

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Why you should stay: A comfortable three-bedroom Murphy cabin facing the mountains with a wraparound deck.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $138/night

Comfort on the Mountain is a somewhat remote property tucked away in the Highland Creek neighborhood of Murphy, not far from the downtown streets. While visiting, plan a trip to the Hiwassee River, where a lovely pavilion makes a great picnic spot, and the shallow shores provide safe wading and swimming for the kiddos.

You and your family can relax together, watching the sunrise and set over the Blue Ridge Mountains from the cabin’s wraparound deck. When it’s time for bed, retreat to the comfort of one of three bedrooms. Each bedroom lies on a different floor and has its own bathroom for utmost privacy.

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14. Fires Creek Cabin

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Why you should stay: A fairytale cottage in the woods next to an idyllic creek.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Pets allowed: no

Fires Creek Cabin is a charming and unique wooden home where you can escape it all just ten minutes from Hayesville. Thickets of trees and a picturesque creek edge along the five-acre yard, with outdoor amenities such as a stone patio, fire pit, hammock, and wooden boardwalk. The creek offers its own list of fun things to do, including swimming, fishing, and tubing.

This two-bedroom accommodates six guests via four beds. The master bedroom features a king bed and private bath. Upstairs, the second bedroom has a queen and a single over double bunk bed. The property’s natural springs provide fresh and safe drinking water during your stay.

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