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In the family since the 1800's

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29 reviews
· Tennessee
7 acres
10 sites
3 Lodging
7 Tent
I'm Active Duty Air Force, stationed in Virginia with my Wife and our 3 teenage boys, until I can retire and live part time in the Mountains of NC and part time in Alaska! My ancestors have owned the land our NC cabins sit on since 1836. In fact, my mother grew up there after my Grandfather returned from WWII when there was no electricity and the outhouse was a bench over the creek. I grew up hiking the mountains with my brothers and our BB guns and my Uncle Frank at our family reunions. In 2005 he deeded us a parcel of land and we built our first cabin - Smawlie. We love to come to the cabin and Hike the trails on our own property, and of course, the world famous ones that join them, namely the Bartram and the Appalachian Trails. As you explore the lake, the trails, the rivers, and the mountain roads you'll see why our ancestors settled here. In 2018 - we bought the remainder of Uncle Frank's land - and in his honor built our second cabin - Frank's Landing. Also in that year I started managing my brother Bill's cabin. When we were stationed in Alaska for 6 heavenly years - we purchased a remote parcel of property and have slowly begun to develop it. We hope to build a cabin there soon. In the mean time - it's the PERFECT RV camping spot. Thanks for reading this little tid bit about us. We love to explore the mountains and are excited to share our cabins with you.
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Hosted by Mike H.Joined in November 2019
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39 ratings · 29 reviews
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Erica C.recommends
June 27, 2022
"Frank's Landing" Tiny Home+Hot Tub
Highly recommend!!
My partner and I loved our stay!! The cabin was so clean and organized! The property was so beautiful!! We loved the hot tub and fire pit! We enjoyed being completely unplugged and never left the comfort of the cabin. Would highly recommend!
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Jenni J.recommends
May 30, 2022
The "Backside" Primitive Campground
Highly recommended getaway!
This was the best experience!! If you want to just disconnect from everything and just enjoy each other’s company. We camped in site E on one of the primitive spots which has a little creek just next to it. It was so peaceful. We visited the secret swimming hole as well as the Lakes End Restaurant that Mike suggested and it was great!!
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Molly R.recommends
February 15, 2022
The "Backside" Primitive Campground
Awesome Tent Camping Site!!!
What a great site! Mike gives great directions and was so awesome about checking in. Really sweet spot with great hiking and swimming, and it’s so tucked away! We had a great time!
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Rusty B.recommends
November 6, 2021
"Frank's Landing" Tiny Home+Hot Tub
Fantastic cabin. All the amenities you’d expect and then some. The winding road through the forest to get here was especially stunning with all the fall colors.
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Lynn C.
October 29, 2021
"David's Dugout" Tent Camp Platform
Amazing view on beautiful property
Location was amazing. Property was beautiful. The platform needs to be leveled. It’s very crooked and after the first night we ended up staying elsewhere. It was an amazing experience and we loved the area so much we have decided we want to call this area home.
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Amanda T.recommends
October 21, 2021
"Frank's Landing" Tiny Home+Hot Tub
This place is amazing! We loved our getaway from everything here.
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Shaun A.recommends
October 8, 2021
"Frank's Landing" Tiny Home+Hot Tub
Heaven right here on Earth!
This was one of the most serene and peaceful places we've ever stayed. The cabin is beautiful! Wanted to take it home with us. To wake up in the morning and have a cup of coffee out on the deck surrounded by nature, beauty and soft flow of creek water was absolutely wonderful. We travel quite a bit but its safe to say that Frank's Landing is now one of our most cherished get away spots! Thank you Frank! And thank you for the extra kind gift!!!
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Josh G.recommends
September 9, 2021
"David's Dugout" Tent Camp Platform
Secluded, primitive, and affordable
Definitely use the written instructions to gain appropriate access to the campsite! You will park below your site around 500 ft. You will need to hike up (no steps, just a pathway that was slippery when wet, but once you get to the platform, you are living in the trees! There is a fire pit, but you'd have to really commit yourself for a few firewood runs. No level ground at site besides the platform, so limit need for excessive tents, etc. The view/feel of back-packing, but with the comforts of your car being a short hike down! The best of both worlds, in my opinion! Will be back ASAP!
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David L.recommends
July 5, 2021
"David's Dugout" Tent Camp Platform
Great site in a great location. We went trekking into the Nantahala Forest and returned to rest comfortably at the tent platform. Perfect for the budget-minded backpacker!
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Christopher B.recommends
June 18, 2021
The "Backside" Primitive Campground
Great backcountry car camping!
Awesome spot! My wife and I thru hiked the AT a few years back and were looking for a good back country car camping spot-- this was it! The drive in is a bit rough but our Subie Outback handled it. The water source was a stream so filtering or packing in your own drinking water would be recommended. The swimming hole is definitely worth the 10 minute drive.
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Katiee B.recommends
May 2, 2021
"David's Dugout" Tent Camp Platform
This was such a fun trip! We only stayed one night, but it was still enjoyable. The hike up to the platform was no joke, definitely harder than it looked, but once you got there it was so worth it! Mike was a great host! He was helpful in every way possible and his emails were very informative! We will be back!
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Jenny S.recommends
May 2, 2021
"Smawlie" Mountain Cabin w/Hot Tub!
Gorgeous getaway tucked away from the hustle and bustle. My friends and I loved stargazing, hot tubbing and grilling and sunset! Highly recommend!! Also loved the bear-themed decor.
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Dylan P.recommends
April 21, 2021
"Smawlie" Mountain Cabin w/Hot Tub!
Great little cabin at the top of the hill with nice amenities and very clean. Hot tub is a great addition! Bring that 4x4 if you want to make it to the top - super fun!
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Cy P.recommends
April 18, 2021
"David's Dugout" Tent Camp Platform
Nice get away
It was a nice town .. the burger shack in anderews was really good food before or after a long hike. I will be back to stay in one of his cabins next time !
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Amber L.recommends
April 14, 2021
"Little Red" Tiny Home w/Hot Tub!!!
If you don’t book, your loss!
Ok listen! This is the cabin to book if you really want that “tiny living experience”. I booked this cabin as apart of a birthday weekend getaway for my bf. It DID NOT DISAPPOINT. I specifically wanted a place that could give us off grid quality time (completely disconnected from WiFi and cell service to connect more) but not too far away from the town should we need to get things or explore more. It’s like you little woodland oasis. Little red has everything, we actually found that we over packed lol. There are hikes to do right off of and on the property itself. There is heat in the cabin, hot water, good water pressure, coffee pot (I need my coffee) out door grill, and a fire pit for late night s’mores. It was truly perfect and we got to meet Mike too! I’m so pleased with our weekend experience and will be booking again.
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Evan S.recommends
March 8, 2021
"Smawlie" Mountain Cabin w/Hot Tub!
A secluded view for a getaway
Quiet, gorgeous and comfortable, the cabin has everything you would need, in case you were to forget something essential. The only complain that i could ever have about this wonderdul little cabin would be the last bit of road to reach it (its too tilted and we had to leg it) other than that i couldnt recomend this place even more.
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Jay N.recommends
November 29, 2020
"Little Red" Tiny Home w/Hot Tub!!!
Peaceful stay at a great property!
Had a wonderful Thanksgiving at the cabin! Host was onsite and we got a tour of the property and even got to help pulling out a stuck excavator that was a lot of fun! We will defiantly be back to explore the area and get some more fishing in!
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Leigh B.recommends
October 11, 2020
"Smawlie" Mountain Cabin w/Hot Tub!
Beautiful view, wonderful cabin
We loved this cabin! So clean and well kept, always important, but appreciated even more during our Covid world. It is a gorgeous view! The driveway is no joke...if you don't have a 4x4 pack light or bring a wagon to help take stuff up the steep hill. We were prepared and had a great time! The stars were amazing and our kids loved the loft. If you want remote and peaceful...this is it!
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Kevin C.recommends
September 7, 2020
"Smawlie" Mountain Cabin w/Hot Tub!
Very well managed property in a secluded environment. The cabin was really neat and cabin w/ amenities well stocked. Mike, the host provided the details of direction and what to do while staying, which was really helpful for us to visit couple of places nearby the cabin. This was our first visit to Nantahala and we will come to visit Mike's place again. This place is the peaceful place for the recent weird/crazy time
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Marissa W.recommends
August 31, 2020
"Little Red" Tiny Home w/Hot Tub!!!
This was the perfect getaway after a hectic weekend! We got married two days before and wanted a secluded and relaxing night. It was close to hiking trails, beautiful landscape, and the swimming hole was a must see! Will definitely be back! The tiny house came with everything you’d need! Mike provided directions that were extremely accurate and easy to follow as well! Loved the fact that there was no cell reception!
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Richard C.recommends
July 22, 2020
"Little Red" Tiny Home w/Hot Tub!!!
Everything was great! Cabin was everything advertised: we had a great weekend away and loved exploring the Nantahala area, with a perfect place to stay at the end of the day!
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Gustavo A.recommends
July 2, 2020
"Frank's Landing" Tiny Home+Hot Tub
It was an adventure to the smokies
Very peaceful time with my family, at this private cabin close to many unique experiences. Swimming hole, fishing, s’mores, glamping, lake, boating, lake tree swing, star gazing type of time - in a place that feels nostalgic and real.
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Katherine D.recommends
June 12, 2020
"Frank's Landing" Tiny Home+Hot Tub
Wonderful stay in a beautiful place
We loved Frank's Landing right away and it exceeded our expectations for the 3 nights we were there. The cabin and all the furnishings were of such a high quality, it felt wonderful to be there. We oohed and ahhed for quite a while when we first arrived. This tiny home is so well made and very beautiful. It sits on a field and at first it seems exposed, but then you realize from that open space you get beautiful views of the surround trees and forest. Every window view is like a painting of a beautiful forest. No phone or wifi was a definite plus as you have to slow down. Mike was very responsive and helpful. We feel in love with the Lake Nantahala, and took our kayaks to the lake every day. Mike left a special treat which my daughter loved (I won't spoil the surprise). We had a fire, enjoyed the stars and loved every minute of being there. I would highly recommend Frank's Landing.
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Ashley M.recommends
June 9, 2020
"Little Red" Tiny Home w/Hot Tub!!!
Loved this tiny house & journal for guest enteries was a nice touch
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Jarvis M.recommends
June 7, 2020
"Little Red" Tiny Home w/Hot Tub!!!
Great stay, highly recommended
We had a great time. Highly recommended. We intend on coming back and renting another site from the same host that will accommodate our kids as well. Mike was responsive and polite. We have nothing but good things to say.
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Anthony B.
May 27, 2020
The "Backside" Primitive Campground
Mike, our host, was very kind and helpful. The site, however, is very misleading. We booked the place by the listings of cliff jumping, private swimming holes, trails, and nearby lakes/creeks. The camping is off in the woods on his family’s property, which has sites of cars and old shacks littered around. The cliff jumping is about 15 minutes down the road. The actual campsites were not cleared at all and there is no level ground. In our opinion, not worth the price to stay in an unmaintained piece of property. The camping area is down a very rough muddy ~1 mile road so you need 4 wheel drive. You definitely need the instructions to the site too, because there is no cell service for a while. We loved “unplugging,” but got very confused.
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Nichol H.recommends
May 18, 2020
The "Backside" Primitive Campground
Mike is so friendly and helpful! The directions he gave us were very accurate but must be followed to the letter. The campsite is still being developed but is very spacious and private. This is NOT a site for inexperienced campers. But if you like to rough it and are willing to do a little work to help develop the site, it’s a great experience! Our little campers loved collecting wood for the fire and playing in the stream that runs through the site. We would love to come back when we can stay a little longer!
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Forrest P.recommends
May 14, 2020
"David's Dugout" Tent Camp Platform
Fantastic!!
Amazing stay!! The most friendly host I have ever met. Amazing views, and amazing people, would definitely stay again.
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Andrew K.recommends
April 19, 2020
"David's Dugout" Tent Camp Platform
Beauty high on the mountain
Mike’s campsite was great; private and beautiful! The tent platform is large enough for a 6 person tent. One item worth mentioning; the hike up to the tent platform is steep (as was mentioned in the listing!) so don’t plan on bringing anything heavy such as a hard cooler up to the campsite. We absolutely plan on returning here again and would recommend this to anyone!
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