Hipcamp host Mike H.,
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Seclusion, and the view of a lifetime - that's what this space is all about! Just look at the photos! They're real. I took them!This area of NC is so beautiful! It's an adventurer's dream come true. Some of our favorite things to do include hiking the nearby Bartram & Appalachian trails, cliff jumping at our secret swimming hole, jet skiing on the Nantahala Lake, white water

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Seclusion, and the view of a lifetime - that's what this space is all about! Just look at the photos! They're real. I took them!This area of NC is so beautiful! It's an adventurer's dream come true. Some of our favorite things to do include hiking the nearby Bartram & Appalachian trails, cliff jumping at our secret swimming hole, jet skiing on the Nantahala Lake, white water rafting the Nantahala River, and fly fishing the creeks and rivers that rivet the area. We also enjoy the scenic Cherahola Skyway and Deal's Gap (Tail of the Dragon). There's so much to do - but when you're ready to relax after a day of adventure we invite you to watch the sunset over the smokey mountains as you grill a nice steak on the deck, and then gaze up at the star canopy as you reminisce about the day's adventures while roasting marsh mallows around the fire pit. If it's raining, snuggle up to a DVD and enjoy the ambiance of our little electric fireplace.The bedroom features an incredibly comfortable memory foam mattress. We like to leave the curtains open to enjoy the sun rise over the misty Smokey mountains.The Loft is extremely inviting for younger adventurers and has two very comfy twin mattresses.

The cabin is completely stocked with everything you'll need to enjoy a vacation in the mountains.Note: There is no CELL Service or INTERNET at the cabin. You're not on vacation if you're checking email, social media, or interrupted by work phone calls! Bring your phone with you though, because you will want to take selfies and capture the beauty of the area. Just post them when you get back (and tag us #NantahalaVacations). So, enjoy the break from tech while you can.To put the cabin in a location to capture the perfect view meant that our gravel driveway became incredibly steep! If you DON'T have 4x4 we require you to hike the driveway. This is not an uncommon request in the mountains, just be prepared for an exhilarating 800 ft. hike. If you still want to explore this area but don't want to hike the driveway - just search for our other cabin "Frank's Landing" here on Hipcamp. It's more easily accessible cabin - next to a creek - nestled in the valley floor just below this cabin. 

Bonus: if you are traveling with other explorers but don't necessarily want to share the space with them, or if after looking at our photos you're inspired to invite some friends to join you, they could enjoy one of our other cabins. Just point them in the right direction.

Lodging provided
Cabin
1 site
Up to 5 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
Laundry present
No wifi
Have a question? Send Mike a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 10AM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 18 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Off-roading (OHV)
Climbing
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at "Smawlie" A Secluded Mountain Cabin in North Carolina.

Driveway

To put the campsite in a location to capture the perfect view meant that our gravel driveway became incredibly steep! If you DO...Read more

Forest
Lake
Mountainous
Swimming hole
Waterfall

The vibe at "Smawlie" A Secluded Mountain Cabin

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Hipcamper Leigh

Beautiful view, wonderful cabin

Leigh B.
recommends this listing.
October 11th, 2020

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!

Natahala lake...walked down to it.Peaceful night by the fireThe view!
Hipcamper KEVIN
Kevin C.
recommends this listing.
September 7th, 2020

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

Hipcamper Mike
Response from Mike, the Host, on September 13th, 2020

We love to share our remote tiny home cabin with like minded individuals hoping to get away, put the cell phone and the lap top down, and get out and enjoy nature. Looking forward to your return and seeing your photos!

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Hipcamper Evan

A secluded view for a getaway

Evan S.
recommends this listing.
March 8th, 2021

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.

Hipcamper Mike
Response from Mike, the Host, on March 14th, 2021

Yes, in order to achieve the incredible views we enjoy at Smawlie - we had to cut a steep windy gravel driveway. Everything up to that point is paved and wonderful to drive on - no problem. But our driveway is so steep that we require a 4x4 vehicle to prevent guests from tearing up the road and potentially getting stuck. But TONS of our guests end up parking at our overflow parking area at the base of the driveway and hiking the last 800 ft up the mountain. If you're in decent shape and you pack light it's not a big deal - and in fact, it adds to the adventure. Every guest we have that walks it, says it's worth it. It's how our ancestors did it. And we love it - even in the rain (be sure to pack your umbrella just in case). Glad you had a chance to enjoy the mountains! We're looking forward to your return. Each season offers a different experience in the mountains. Come back and experience them all.

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