The Scratching Post Cabin

Vacation log cabin rental home near the Great Smoky Mountain NP, Bryson City, NC. Wonderful tourist area, kayaking, rafting, fishing, hiking and more.

Perfect luxury vacation log cabin,sleeps up to 8. Just built, there are three bedrooms, large kitchen and porches with a hot tub and dry sauna. Sit on the front porch and view the Nantahala National Forest which is our property boundary. Located in beautiful western North Carolina on Round Top Mountain. Great Smoky Mountain National Park and Nantahala Outdoor Center are only 15 minutes away. Activities for the whole family, rafting, kayaking, zip line, canoeing, fly fishing, boating, hiking, mountain biking, Horseback riding, snow skiing, plus more. Ride the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad train or drive to Cherokee for the Indian reservation and Harrah's Casino.

Now taking reservations, open again for rentals!

Getaway this summer to The Scratching Post cabin. This beautiful 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath is nestled next to the Nantahala Forest, secluded yet minutes from Lake Fontana. This cabin has it all. Sleeps 8.

Happy Mother's Day from The Scratching Post! Hope to see you soon.

Love these bear photos I am sharing from another's post.

[04/12/20]   Wishing all Easter blessings today and everyday.

[03/23/20]   Our county, Swain County, is shutting down all rentals until further notice. See notice below. Sorry for the inconvenience. Please be safe, stay healthy, and consider us in your future vacation plans. Thank you.

....The Swain Commissioners met this morning to discuss the following which was passed unanimously. There was no end date given, it lasts "until further notice". When asked how to handle renters who are currently in units and have a reservation going forward past tomorrow, the reply was simply that they would be held in violation. It further states that any violation of any provision of this Declaration shall be guilty of a Class 2 misdemeanor in accordance with N.C.G.S. Secs. 166A-19.31 and 14-288.20A. I do have a copy of the document if you would like to see it.

1. Effective Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at noon no gatherings of more than 10 persons shall take place in Swain County including its incorporated municipality during the term of this Declaration of Local State of Emergency. For the avoidance of doubt or clarification, and consistent with Executive Orders 117 & 118, medical facilities, grocery stores, pharmacies, convenience stores, gas stations and food distribution sites, to the extent they sell or distribute prepared food, are exempt from the provisions of this Declaration. Further, food banks and other food distribution sites, farmer's markets, retail and hardware operations, and rental centers in which the public is not generally in close contact with other patrons are exempt from this Declaration.

2. Effective Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at noon all hotels, motels, resorts, inns, guest houses, bed-and-breakfasts, campgrounds, RV parks, vacation cabin and home rentals, and any and all rentals or leases by Air-BNB, Homeaway, VRBO, and other rental programs or places where leases or use of any are for less than one month in duration shall be closed in Swain County including its incorporated municipality, EXCEPT exemptions as hereinafter set forth.

a. Exemptions related to the one month duration of lease and/or uses apply to legitimate work-related stays. Business owners, contractors, and emergency service workers who expect to have employees needing to make reservations for a stay in Swain county during the term of the Declaration shall provide employer's work related identification badge along with a letter from the employer stating the purpose of the work to be performed in the County and the expected duration of the stay. If the employer does not have proper identification for their employee(s), then they will need to contact the County Manager's office to provide information required under this Declaration.

A Swarm of Fireflies Will Light Up the Great Smoky Mountains This Summer

Heard this is amazing to see. This stunning nighttime visual is brought to us by the desire of fireflies to get it on.

Hazel Creek Fishing - Proctor NC - North Shore of Fontana Lake The area now called the North Shore of Fontana Lake was once a thriving logging community. Now accessible by boat or foot. Great trout fishing and hiking.

Bryson City Is A Tiny Town In North Carolina That's In The Middle Of Everything From here, you can do ANYTHING.

Best wishes for 2020 from the Great Smoky Mountains.

Best wishes to everyone for a fabulous 2020!

Visit the scenic Road to Nowhere on your next stay at The Scratching Post Cabin.

Most leaves have fallen after last week's rain, but it is still a pretty view from the porch.

Sunset at Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Clingman's Dome trail, on a rare clear day at 6,643 feet high!

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Don't miss the Late October Fall colors in the Smoky Mountains.

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Which would you prefer to do? Ride the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad during Fall color or the Polar Express? Stay in a cabin and enjoy the train!

Great Smoky Mountains ranks first in national park attendance for 2018: report Great Smoky Mountains National Park is now the most visited national park in the United States in 2018. According to CNN, the Smoky Mountains came in first place among 61 national parks, edging out Grand Canyon National Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Zion National Park and Yellowstone National....

Bryson City, Swain County, North Carolina

We’re thrilled to see commercial rafting and boating open on the Nantahala River today after an 8 day closure for clean up due to recent landslides in the Nantahala Gorge! Thanks to Nantahala Outdoor Center for letting us follow along! Learn more:

Bryson City, Swain County, North Carolina

Bryson City has again been selected by Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine to be a contender in the Top Adventure Towns contest. You can vote once every 24 hours from multiple devices. Let's show some spirit and win this! VOTE HERE -

Landslides close US 19/74 in Nantahala Gorge

Landslides close US 19/74 in Nantahala Gorge - Heavy rain caused landslides in the Nantahala Gorge.

Five Awesome Adventures You Can Only Have in Bryson City NC Bryson City NC in the Smoky Mountains - enjoy Deep Creek Tubing, Fontana Dam, Road to Nowhere, Clingmans Dome and the Great Smoky Mtns Railroad.

Happy Independence Day!

Spectacular views await you in the Great Smoky Mountains!

Morning sunrise!

Wishes for a very happy Mother's Day to all the moms every where!

Bryson City, Swain County, North Carolina

Bear crossing!

Get ready for cuteness overload! Rebecca Connell captured this video in Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains National Park. She stopped so this mama bear and her cubs could cross the road!

Remember that bears are wild animals that are dangerous and unpredictable. Do not approach bears or allow them to approach you. Willfully approaching or any distance that disturbs or displaces a bear, is illegal in the park.

Spring time at the cabin is so pleasant! Come see for yourself.

Last year on this date..

Bryson City on Google "Deep within the heart of the Smoky Mountains exists a not-so-quiet mountain town that is also popular with adventurers and with those who want to reconnect with nature. The town also attracts tourists seeking a serene mountain escape." Learn more about Bryson City.

Winter time snow at the cabin is so pretty. You never know how long it will stay.

Bryson City on Google

If you are currently in the area, check this out!

Due to recent rains in the region, Fontana Dam is releasing water through it's spillway tunnel, which creates an impressive rooster tail! This is a rare occurrence by the Tennessee Valley Authority and very spectacular to see in person! We don't know how long this spill will continue, however you ca...

[01/01/19]   Happy New Year! May this year be one of your best!

Ready for entertaining.

So scenic!

Time to relax and take in the fall colors.

The Scratching Post Cabin Story

A perfect, luxurious, quiet mountain vacation log cabin which sleeps up to 8. Completed building in 2015, there are three bedrooms, 2 full and 2 half bathrooms, large modern kitchen, big great room with a gas fireplace, dining area, upstairs open loft, covered front porch, side porches, and a concrete patio area. The lower level includes a den, a game room, an outside fire pit area, (perfect for roasting marshmallows), a whirlpool hot tub and an inside dry sauna. Sit on the front porch rockers viewing the Nantahala National Forest, which borders our property, the mountains, and listen closely for the water flowing in the two small streams below. We are located in beautiful western North Carolina in a small gated mountain community. The Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Fontana Lake, Bryson City, The Appalachian Trail, Blue Ridge Parkway, casinos, and the well-known Nantahala Outdoor Center are all only 15- 30 minutes away.

Area activities for the whole family include river rafting, tubing, kayaking, zip lines, canoeing, fly fishing, boating, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, snow skiing, plus more. Ride the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad train, rent a boat on Fontana Lake, try fly fishing on the many rivers and streams, drive on the famous Dragon Tail route, explore the popular Great Smoky National Park, visit the Cherokee Indian Reservation and Harrah's Casino or drive the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway with its fabulous views along its 400+ miles road. The nearby quaint town of Bryson City offers two craft breweries, several family owned full service restaurants, fast food places, museums, shops, train excursions trips, antique stores, bike and kayak rentals, two full service grocery stores and more.

Even on a rainy day, you can stay and relax at The Scratching Post Cabin enjoying the arcade game console, pinball machine, darts, board games, cards, DVD movies, cable TV, hot tub and the indoor dry sauna.

The Scratching Post Cabin is a custom built 2400 square foot log cabin on a secluded multi acreage mountain lot. On the main floor is the Great Room which includes a large living room with a gas fireplace and lots of screened windows. The gorgeous fireplace mantle was cut from reclaimed American chestnut wood from the late 1800s and was custom made by Mr. Bob Marr, a local craftsman. Other handmade furniture include all the beds, nightstands, pub table and stools, coffee table, side tables and media tables. There is a separate dining room area with an oval wood table with six chairs. A half bath powder room is on this floor along with three entrances to the porches. Unique ceiling fans hang from the high ceiling. A propane patio heater is on the porch for those cooler evenings. The outdoor furniture include rocking chairs, a glider, benches, chairs, coffee table, side tables and picnic tables.

The open spacious kitchen includes an extra wide granite counter top table with bar stool seating for four. A pantry is next to the full size refrigerator. The other modern stainless steel appliances include a gas stove with multiple sized BTU burners, two separate ovens, one a convection oven, a microwave, and a dishwasher. A large granite double sink compliments the granite counter tops along with birch wood custom cabinets. The kitchen has everything needed for cooking large family meals or just snacks. In addition to the normal dishware, glassware, and stemware, other kitchen items include a coffee maker with filters, a teapot, toaster, blender, pitchers, crock pot, full set of pots, pans with lids, assortment of baking pans, baking utensils, serving bowls, platters, various spices, cutting boards, cooking utensils and knives. Also a propane gas grill sits on the covered patio with grill utensils.

Bedrooms include the king size master on the main level. It has its own private bathroom suite with a full size tub shower combo, granite counter double sink vanity. Also a double clothes closet, dresser, night tables, and cable TV. Upstairs includes two more private bedrooms, one with a queen bed and the other with full over full bunk beds. All bedrooms have dresses, closets, lamps, screened windows with black-out curtains, and ceiling fans. The beautiful beds were custom built by a local craftsman, Mr. Bob Marr, using reclaimed wood.

The large upstairs loft area includes a queen size sleeper sofa bed, recliner chair, table, folding chairs, music CDS, board and card games, a TV for watching DVD movies, DVDs, and numerous books. Games, movies and books all include selections for both children and adults. Sitting in the loft area you will enjoy the magnificent forest view through the two large picture windows. More screened windows are on each outside wall. A full bathroom with a custom built glass enclosed shower, granite vanity top and custom cabinetry is also on this floor.

The basement level, accessed from the great room or from outside, includes the den, the game room, a half bathroom and the workroom. A full size washer and dryer along with a utility sink are in the workroom along with extra folding camping chairs for more outside seating. Enjoy a covered concrete patio next to a flagstone fire pit area outside the lower level. Outside sitting includes a picnic table and chairs. An arcade game console with 64 different games stands next to a classic home pinball machine inside the den. A large screen cable TV is mounted on the den wall. The game room includes a dart board, pub table and stools, a 2 person dry sauna and a half bathroom. There is a side door to the outside secluded and private whirlpool Nordic hot tub complete with Tiki Torches for those romantic evenings.

Other items in the cabin for our guest include hair blow dryers, iron board, iron, vacuum cleaner, step stool, brooms, mops, dishwasher detergent and dishwashing liquid. Linen provided include kitchen towels, bath towels, bed sheets and blankets.

Book your vacation now. Book early for the busy seasons, summer, fall, and the holidays. We put up a Christmas tree in mid-December till first of January. Discounts are available for repeat customers.

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