Top 10 Cabins In Murphy, North Carolina - Updated 2022


Small town life has a timeless appeal. The slow-paced vibe, close-knit community, enduring traditions, and idyllic scenery provide a different and unique brand of adventure to travelers. Take Murphy for example, a beautiful and picturesque small town in the Appalachian Mountains. Given its geography, nature abounds here. Outdoor enthusiasts can try canoeing in Murphy River, hiking through the Piney Knob Trail, and fishing in Appalachia Lake. Visitors looking to immerse in the local scene can take a stroll in Downtown Murphy, where the streets are lined with buildings and houses rich in history, such as the Cherokee County courthouse and the Robert Lafayette Cooper House. If you wish to experience these small-town charms yourself, check out this list of the top cabins in Murphy, North Carolina.

1. Delightful log cabin with mountain views (from USD 158)

This beautiful, two-story log cabin is nothing short of a summer oasis. The house not only comfortably sleeps up to four guests, with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, but it also features a great room with both indoor and outdoor entertainment. You can sit back, relax, and enjoy the mountain scenery through the glass doors that open to an amazing deck, while also watching Netflix with high-speed fiber optic internet in the same space. When hunger calls, the family can prepare a feast in the modern kitchen that is equipped with stainless steel appliances. The property is near downtown Murphy, so guests can drop by the casino and farmer’s market in just 15 minutes.

Murphy, NC, US
4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

2. Fabulous cabin with a deck and screened porch (from USD 137)

You’ll definitely fall head over heels for the views offered by this beautiful cabin that is perched on the side of a cliff. The house offers two areas to enjoy this retreat above the clouds. First is the screened porch, with a dining set and lounge chairs, perfect for a relaxing night with a glass of wine and a good book. The second area is the deck that has a swing, a picnic table, and a gas grill, ideal for an outdoor feast. The cabin has two bedrooms and one and a half baths – comfortable for a small family of four. Guests will feel taken care of because the fully equipped kitchen comes with appliances like a crockpot, toaster, coffee maker, and blender. The gracious hosts also make sure that general supplies like dish soaps and trash bags are provided. Truly, this property is a gem for those who wish to experience Murphy.

Fabulous Views, Very Private Mt., Screened Porch, Close to Town. Very Unique
Murphy, NC, US
4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

3. Beautiful chalet on a sprawling mountain property (from USD 161)

This three-bedroom, two-bathroom cabin is a great choice for a group of six who love the great outdoors. The house stands on 10 acres (4 hectares) of lush forest, which is ideal for a morning walk, or a short hike while watching the sunset in the horizon. The cabin features an open living space, with a fully equipped kitchen, dining area, and living room with a flat-screen satellite TV. The property also boasts two spacious decks, where guests can soak in the wonderful surroundings. Best of all, it is also close to most local attractions so guests can try outdoor activities whenever they feel adventure is calling.

Quiet Mountain Cabin Ideally Situated on 10 private wooded acres, Murphy, NC
32 reviews  Wifi Available
cabin 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
very clean well maintained
the cabin was clean and had everything we needed
the cabin was nice clean a family would enjoy staying here not much to do but relax
the owner was super responsive when we had questions
the owner was very nice and friendly and super accommodating to our personal situation
wonderful owners more than expected just a great location and well kept home
this cabin was perfect the location is about 10mins from the border of georgia and tennessee
and there are many nice restaurants and shops just a short drive away in downtown murphy
take a little stroll by the murphy "river walk" while there and enjoy the history of this town
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4. Cozy cottage with lovely outdoor spaces (from USD 119)

You will never run out of relaxing things to do at “Charlotte’s Cottage.” This quaint and cozy home offers delightful indoor and outdoor amenities perfect for a small family with children. The house can accommodate up to four guests, and has a queen-size bed in the master bedroom, and a full-size mattress in the common area. There’s a fully functional kitchen, a full bath, a living room with cable TV and sound system, a fireplace, Wi-Fi access, and board games to keep everyone entertained. However, guests will definitely want to spend most of their time outdoors because the property features a fire pit, a deck with lounge chairs, a fishing pond, and a nine-hole disc golf course. If guests are looking for more adventure, they can easily check out the natural attractions in the vicinity, such as Lake Hiwasee, Nantahala River, and Piney Knob Trail.

Charlotte's Cottage: Porch, Pond, 2 Miles to DT
Murphy, North Carolina, United States
115 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cabin 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage is so cozy and comfortable
charlotte’s cottage is spacious well-appointed and comfortable
the cottage was beautiful cozy and felt homey
great updated immaculate 1 bedroom home with living room bathroom kitchen and screened in porch
beautiful home it was very relaxing warm welcoming and very cozy will definitely return again
house is immaculately clean and new
it was also very clean
very clean with thoughtful touches to make your stay even more wonderful
the house was very clean and wonderfully decorated for christmas
great mountain vacation spot house was very clean and wonderfully decorated and comfy
the hosts were wonderful
thanks to our amazing hosts
laura was a wonderful host
laura is amazing she is very honest and accommodating
laura was wonderful to work with quick to communicate and very helpful with suggestions and recommendations
close enough to murphy but farr away enough to enjoy the quiet
laura’s place is truly amazing perfect location for what we needed and you are within minutes to downtown murphy
a perfect place for an overnight get away
charlotte's cottage is a charming cozy get away in a beautiful location
what an amazing place we could have not picked a better place to spend a weekend getaway
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5. Comfy cabin in a quiet neighborhood (from USD 85)

Early risers will love this mountain cabin because it offers beautiful views of the sunrise. Aside from that, the tranquil and serene environment is also an added attraction. The house is situated in a great location, where guests can enjoy a peaceful and quiet time away from the crowd, but still have access to downtown Murphy. The cabin is spacious enough for six people, with three queen-size beds and two and a half baths. Guests can prepare their own meals in the kitchen, complete with cooking tools and modern appliances, and enjoy the feast in the dining area with amazing views of the mountains. At night, guests can unwind with a beer in the covered porch while listening to nature sounds.

Big mountain views and close to town!
Murphy, North Carolina, United States
44 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire cabin 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the view was beautiful and the house was cozy
such a cozy relaxing place with a beautiful view
excellent stay awesome views and the cabin was comfortable and well equipped will definitely look to stay here again
everything was great spectacular view really clean and spacious place; also there was a good wifi
great response time and helpfulness from the host privacy from the world around and beautiful scenery
restful and accommodating and comfortable
great location close to downtown murphy
easy to access great location
great place for a weekend getaway the location is beautiful
lovely cabin in a quiet neighborhood with an attentive host located close to murphy
highly recommend her place for all access to what the town has to offer
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6. Sprawling mountain cabin with a deck and an outdoor stereo system (from USD 221)

There are plenty of things to love about this amazing cabin located at the top of a mountain. This 2,600 square-foot (241 square meters) luxury cabin has three bedrooms, all of which have either a king or queen-size bed and three bathrooms. The rooms boast luxury furniture and fine linens to make sure all four guests will only have sweet dreams during their stay. There’s a hot tub with over 50 jets, a 40-foot (12 m) deck, an outdoor stereo system, and huge flat-screen TVs in all rooms. But aside from the modern amenities, the property is bordered by the Nantahala National Forest, which means the cabin is nestled on 15 acres (6 hectares) of rich woodlands. This is luxury in the heart of nature!

Spectacular Views, Secluded, Hot Tub, Fireplace!
Murphy, North Carolina, United States
17 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cabin 9 Beds 4 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
incredible views cozy furniture nice bedding and very “cabin-ey” ambiance
the beds are on the firm side which some people enjoy
everything was so clean and fresh
the cabin was very clean and had everything that we needed
love this place very clean cozy and has a spectacular view
many thanks to our host stuart
the host stuart was extremely helpful and responded quickly to any messages
he was very helpful and responsive
we had a few issues with the hot tub and stuart was very responsive helpful and apologetic
this cabin and location is just what is needed for relaxing and to reconnect with yourself and friends
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7. Family-friendly cabin with a hot tub and river views (from USD 240)

If you’re planning a get-together with friends and family to enjoy nature, this lovely cabin is for you. The house is spacious enough for 10 guests, with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. There are ample open living spaces to make memories in the huge great room with cable TV and a fireplace. There’s also a fully equipped kitchen, and an outdoor deck with a hot tub, a picnic table, lounge chairs, and fire pit. Guests can also gather fresh eggs from the chicken coop, which is a nice bonding activity you can only do in small-town living.

Smokey Mountain Dreaming
32 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire cabin 7 Beds 10 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great view great common area kitchen is very well equipped
the kids loved feeding the chickens and looked forward to it every morning even gathering eggs for breakfast
i love that the place was three levels and three full bathrooms
the cabin itself was nice and roomy; however it is very dry
the owner dave is very nice and friendly and was more than accommodating
i enjoyed my quick get away though and amanda is a responsive host
we enjoyed meeting the owner who stopped by a few mornings to work on the coops
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8. Rustic cabin amidst nature

Most accommodations usually feel like a rental, but some just welcome you home. This nice and clean cabin feels just like that. It’s the perfect home for a family of four who wishes to spend quality time together in nature. The house features two bedrooms and two bathrooms, a full kitchen, a living room with satellite TV, and a screened porch. There’s also an open deck, where guests can dine outside with the sights of the mountains and the sounds of wildlife.

Mountain Retreat with Amazing Views!
52 reviews  Wifi Available
cabin 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
very clean and well stocked
very clean and beds were great
it looked good smelled clean and fresh
nice place to stay very clean and easy check in
the property manager owns a cleaning company and the pre-check in cleaning protocol impressed my covid conscious wife
very comfortable and quiet location
very comfortable and quiet location
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9. Spacious mountain cabin with plenty of recreational activities

This gorgeous cabin is definitely not short on space. It can comfortably sleep up to 13 guests, which makes it the perfect choice for a family adventure up in the mountains. Two bedrooms have queen-size beds, while the basement room offers three sets of bunk beds and one queen-size bed. There are three bathrooms in the house, one of which has a jetted tub, so everyone can fully enjoy a hassle-free getaway. The house comes with a plethora of amenities like a well-equipped kitchen, a washer and dryer, Wi-Fi, and an indoor fireplace, but the main attraction is the wide array of recreational activities available to guests. There are video games, board games, a shuffleboard table, and a hot tub available on the property. There’s something to do for everyone!

Mountain View Cabin/HotTub, Wifi, Entertainment Rm
52 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cabin 10 Beds 13 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 13

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the house was full of amenities that made our stay comfortable and we felt right at home
there were many games a “man cave” and a smart tv and kitchen supplies
the kitchen was nice and fully stocked
the downstairs room with the three bunk beds was perfect for the 5 kids
we had a group of 10 people and there was plenty of room for us to be comfortable
everything was very clean
super clean and a comfortable stay
the cabin was great and sparkling clean
beautiful and clean house with tons of space for many people though it was just my small family
clean plenty of room for a dozen family members
sherri was responsive to any of our concerns
we appreciate the owner understanding
sherri was very responsive to my questions and check in/out was so simple
perfect cabin to host thanksgiving dinner for 14
the cabin was cute and cozy owner was polite and very helpful when needed
loved the location and the atmosphere
amazing place for a quick trip getaway
nice hot tub beautiful home and close to everything can we order snow next time?
the place is well located close to town quiet clean and has a beautiful view of mountains
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10. Peaceful mountain cabin in a great location

Imagine waking up to an orchestra of singing hummingbirds and the sight of a deer right in front of your yard. This is what you get and more when staying in “Little Bear Cabin”. The property is as cozy as it sounds. The house comes with two bedrooms and two baths, and can accommodate five guests. It also features complete amenities such as a fully stocked kitchen, washer/dryer, and a flat-screen TV in the living room. After a restful night, guests will love to explore the nearby attractions. They can go hiking at the Appalachian trail, try whitewater rafting, and check out the local antique stores.

Mountain Cabin in Great Location-One Level-Quiet & Serene
105 reviews  Wifi Available
cabin 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 5
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
absolutely great very comfortable great amenities peaceful and quiet
the front deck is set up for both eating and sitting in comfortable seats
the living room furnature was a delight to lounge in and not just to sit in
fully stocked kitchen including all the tools to prepare anything like pots pans wisks mixers coffee maker etc
cabin was spacious comfortable and well equipped (we particularly liked the electric fireplace)
it is extremely well kept and clean and looks very new
the property was exactly as described and pictured very clean and very convenient to murphy
the cabin was clean comfortable and well stocked with just about anything you would need
beautifully decorated and clean beds were comfortable and we loved the fireplace
very enjoyable fully stocked very clean tranquil deer in the yard morning and night
and we thank the owner for the lovely bottle of wine
the owner was very prompt with answers to our questions and truly made us feel welcome
the owners were very accommodating and friendly
owner was helpful and available locally
barbara and john the owners were helpful
we highly recommend this location
very cozy house great location 30-60 minutes from waterfalls lakes and rivers
its close to town but yet you feel like your in the country
charming comfy getaway just 10 minutes from ingles walgreens and walmart and crossroads to many fun places
you live in a forest 10 minutes to the city any shop restaurants disco huge casino
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Explore the great outdoors of Murphy

Murphy is rich in history, community, and nature. A visit to this mountain town will surely leave a lasting impression! For a memorable stay experience, we’d recommend checking out our above list of the top cabins in Murphy, North Carolina.

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