Unique Accommodation with Sauna for a Glamping Experience near Nantahala River, North Carolina

Cabin in Murphy, NC

4 guests • 4 beds

4.6
10 reviews

This unique accommodation, with a play area, is located in Murphy, North Carolina, near the Nantahala River, and can accommodate four guests. The rental is actually a chapel that the host has originally built for prayer and meditation and later turned into an authentic glamping location. Everything has been carefully and tastefully chosen, from the chapel’s timber frame construction to art details, such as the paintings that beautify the interior.

In order to get a genuine glamping experience, guests will not find any Wi-Fi, air conditioning, or cable television here. There is no running water, but plenty of water for drinking and showering is provided. There is limited electricity, and the lighting comes from four rechargeable lanterns.

Inside, guests will find four beds with very comfortable mattresses and a seating area with a sofa and two chairs by the window. The fully-equipped kitchen comes with a microwave, a toaster oven, a coffeemaker, and a micro-fridge. Other amenities include screened windows, a washstand, a fan, linens, towels, basic toiletries, coffee filters, and dinnerware.

Outside, guests will find a privy, a clothesline, and an outdoor shower. There is a spacious garden with a pond and a play area. Here, guests can play badminton or Bocce balls with the equipment they will find at the property.

The host’s own home is a few minutes away and he is always ready to hang out on the front porch. Guests can also play with the host's dog and cats, visit the chickens and ducks, or just roam around the 48 acres of untouched land.

This property has been created with glamping in mind, so while offering guests the comfort they need, it does lack television and Wi-Fi, so guests can spend as much time as possible outside, enjoying the surroundings.

There is no running water, but guests will have plenty of water for drinking and showering. There is no air conditioning either, but there are fans to keep guests cool and screened windows to keep bugs and mosquitos outside. There are four rechargeable lanterns that provide lighting throughout the property.

Outside, guests will find free parking, a play area, and a big garden with direct access to a nearby pond. The host also provides badminton equipment and Bocce balls for guests looking to give the play area a try.

The hosts also offer an experiential upgrade to guests' stay should they want to bask in a traditional Finnish wood-fired sauna, complete with plunges into a cool pond between rounds. Guests should inquire with the hosts for more information.

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Features and services

Beds

  • single-bed

    4 Twin/Single beds

Most popular features

  • Private Kitchen

  • National Park

  • Swimming

  • Fishing

  • Microwave

  • Fridge

  • Wildlife watching

  • Water sports

  • Parking

  • Deck/Patio

  • kayak

    Kayaking/Canoeing

  • Wine tasting

  • Supermarket

  • Shower

  • Coffeemaker

  • Cooking basics

  • Fan

  • Boating/Sailing

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Where you will stay

Weekend getaways in North Carolina: cabins for small groups

Murphy, North Carolina

Detailed location provided after booking

Scenic views
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park
    23 miles straight-line distance
    38 kilometers straight-line distance

This unique property sits on 48 acres of secluded land in Murphy, North Carolina. The property is nestled between trees, in a tranquil setting, approximately 15 minutes from the downtown area, and a little over half an hour from the Nantahala River and the Persimmon Lake.

The property is located less than 30 minutes from North Carolina’s borders with both Georgia and Tennessee. Majestic forested areas and mountain peaks surround the property from all directions, with the Chattahoochee National Forest on one side, and the Nantahala National Forest and the Great Smoky Mountain Nation Park on the others. Waterfalls, hiking and biking trails, camping spots, and fishing streams are plentiful in the region, adding up to the reasons why this area is a must-see.

The closest international airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, is approximately 130 miles from Murphy, in Atlanta, Georgia.
Activities near Murphy
  • Swimming

  • Water sports

  • kayak

    Kayaking/Canoeing

  • kayak

    Whitewater rafting

  • Fishing

  • Boating/Sailing

  • Wine tasting

  • Wildlife watching

Between the Chattahoochee National Forest, the Nantahala National Forest, and the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, this area is a gem for nature and outdoor lovers. From stargazing and swimming in the pond to going on a hiking adventure on one of the many surrounding trails, anything is possible here.

Water enthusiasts can rent canoes, kayaks, or boats and explore one of the nearby lakes, while fishermen will be happy to hear there are lots of fishing streams in the area.

Guests looking for a more laid-back alternative can stay at the property, where they can play badminton or Bocce balls, hang out with the host’s dog, cats, chickens, and ducks, or check out the Bear Creek Adventures Mini Golf and Gem Mine and throw a ball or two. Downtown Murphy is always an option for those looking for antiquing, shopping, and dining.

Wine aficionados will have plenty of wine to taste in Murphy, as the area is home to several vineyards, including the Nottely River Valley Vineyards and the Valley River Vineyard & Winery.
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Property reviews

4.6 overall rating
Overall experience
4.6
Cleanliness
4.6
Activities
4.6
Nature surroundings
4.6
Uniqueness
4.6
Comfort
4.6
10 Reviews

Things to know

Arrival and departure

  • Check-in: 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM

  • Check-out: 12:00 PM

House rules

  • No pets allowed

  • No smoking

  • No parties

  • No events

Cancellation policy

Moderate

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Additional info

Pets are not permitted. Smoking is only allowed outside.
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