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Lakefront cabin with firepit on Lake Hiwassee in “Bear Paw”- Murphy, NC

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4 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, travel crib, free WiFi
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Lakefront cabin with firepit on Lake Hiwassee in “Bear Paw”- Murphy, NC

4.9/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
Murphy, NC

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  • Popular LocationHiwassee Lake1 min walk
  • Popular LocationMountain View Marina6 min drive
  • Popular LocationHanging Dog Recreation Area43 min drive

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About this area


Located in Murphy, this cabin is in a rural area and on the waterfront. While the natural beauty of Nantahala National Forest and Hiwassee Lake can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can check out Mountain View Marina. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Hiwassee Lake - 1 min walk
  • Mountain View Marina - 6 min drive
  • Apalachia Lake - 7 min drive
  • Owl Creek - 41 min drive
  • Hanging Dog Recreation Area - 43 min drive


  • Burger Mountain - 17 min drive
  • Burger Knob - 23 min drive

About this property

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You'll have the entire cabin to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Lakefront cabin with firepit on Lake Hiwassee in “Bear Paw”- Murphy, NC

Lakefront cabin with kitchen and balcony
Our lakefront cabin is located on Lake Hiwassee which is one of the deepest TVA lakes that sports over 160 miles of wild forest shoreline bordered by the Nantahala Forest and so over 90% of the shoreline is undeveloped. The result is that there are not many homes on the lake, and very little boat traffic as it is off of the beaten path and mostly located inside of a State Park. This is a huge lake located in the Smoky Mountains, and you can have the best of both worlds in enjoying a pristine lake and magnificent mountains.

This SMOKE-FREE AND PET FREE cabin has four bedrooms, three tiled bathrooms and a loft. "Cabin" doesn't do it justice as guests are surprised by the comfortable furnishings. There is over 2400 square feet of living space and another 800 square feet ocomprised of screened porches and decks. Two of the bedrooms are located on the main level. The master bedroom has a king-size bed, and the private bathroom has a jet tub as well as a shower. The second bedroom on the main level has a queen-size bed, and the second bathroom is located next to it. Both of these bedrooms have a private deck.

There is a fully equipped kitchen with stainless appliances, custom cabinetry and Silestone countertops. There is a bar area off of the kitchen with bar chairs, and the main dining area is located on the screened porch off of the living room on the main level. We have bamboo trays (sitting on top of of chair on the landing leading to the loft) for when it is cold outside, or if you and your guests want to eat on trays and watch tv.

There are hardwood floors throughout the main level with a bar area and stools located off of the entrance area. The entrance hall has stairs leading to the loft which has a sofa and is a perfect nook for children who want to slip away. Also located on the main level is the great room with a vaulted ceiling, a wood burning fireplace, plenty of comfortable furniture and large French sliding doors that lead to the screened porch which is the perfect place to enjoy your first cup of coffee. In addition to the seating area, there is a long wooden table with benches to provide plenty of room for your family and friends.

The downstairs is carpeted and has a large den, two bedrooms, a bathroom and laundry room. There is also a built-in desk for a private work area if you are planning on taking a “Workcation”. One of the bedrooms has a queen-size bed, and the other has two sturdy wooden oversized bunk beds. The bottom of each bunk has a full-sized mattress and the top is a twin. Off of the downstairs is another huge screened porch that has a hammock and a ping pong table. We like to sit upstairs on the screened porch off of the main floor and listen to the teenagers as they are playing ping pong or talking on the dock. It is amazing what you can learn!

Just off of the downstairs screened porch is the fire pit and grilling area that has a gas and charcoal grill complete with four Adirondack rocking chairs for your comfort. It's just a short walk down the steps to the dock which has an amazing view of the lake and mountains. The dock is the perfect spot to rest, read or just relax and enjoy the view.

Our lake house is located in Bear Paw which is a private gated community, and the only residential community on the lake, which offers many amenities including a full service marina, large swimming pool, tennis court, volleyball court, a covered pavilion, fishing pond and a children's playground. Mountain View Marina is located inside of Bear Paw and has a boat ramp if you want to bring your own boat. The marina will rent boats, kayaks or paddle boards by the hour or day and is a short drive from the cabin and even a shorter ride by boat. They are extremely friendly and have pontoons for rent which are simple to operate for the boating novice. Since this is a TVA lake, during the winter months, the lake level is usually dropped an average of 38 feet. Lake Hiawasee is one of the deepest lakes in the TVA system and is 308 feet deep at the dam at full pool and navigable year round. The cove behind our cabin is about 25 feet deep at full pool, and there is a dock behind the cabin where you can park your boat. Since the TVA lowers the water level during the winter months, you will not be able to dock a boat behind our cabin from about November thrul March. However, the marina has short term slip rentals available so you would be able to rent a slip for your boat and enjoy the lake during the winter season as the marina is located on a deeper part of the lake and has water year round.

We do offer free WiFi, and have a landline that you are welcome to use to make outgoing calls. As for cell reception, it depends on your carrier, and it seems that Verizon works best in the area.

This is the perfect vacation as it offers the perfect get-a-away for everyone whether you like the mountains or the water.
Air-conditioned accommodations at this cabin offer fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies. Accommodations are furnished with sofa beds and dining tables. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Mary Frances



Property amenities


  • Beach towels


  • Shared/communal pool
  • Fence around the pool


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Car required


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Spices
  • Blender
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Dining table


  • 4 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed


  • 3 bathrooms
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Jetted bathtub
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided
  • Hair dryer
  • Soap

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Wood stove


  • Smart TV with cable/satellite service
  • Table tennis table
  • Video games
  • DVD player
  • Video library
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • Games

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Location highlights

  • On the lake
  • On the waterfront
  • In a rural location

Things to do

  • Tennis on site
  • Fishing nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Water tubing nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Basketball nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Casino nearby
  • Water skiing nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 12
  • Unit size: 2416 sq ft (224 sq m)

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Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host (a party not acting within their trade, business or profession).
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

A car is required for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

Lakefront Cabin Lake Hiwasee Nc-in Bear Paw blue Ridge Mountains
Lakefront Lake Hiwasee Nc-in Bear Paw blue Ridge Mountains
Lakefront Cabin Lake Hiwasee Nc-in Bear Paw blue Ridge Mountains
Lakefront Lake Hiwasee Nc-in Bear Paw blue Ridge Mountains

Frequently asked questions

Is Lakefront cabin with firepit on Lake Hiwassee in “Bear Paw”- Murphy, NC pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

Where is Lakefront cabin with firepit on Lake Hiwassee in “Bear Paw”- Murphy, NC located?

This family-friendly Murphy cabin is located on the waterfront, just steps from Nantahala National Forest and Hiwassee Lake. Hiwassee River and Mountain View Marina are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 64 out of 70 reviews
5 - Excellent 91%
Rating 4 - Good. 6 out of 70 reviews
4 - Good 9%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 70 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
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5/5 Excellent

shawn y.
Awesome vacation
The 'O'Malley's Best Yet' cabin was exactly as advertised. Amazing stay at a great location on the lake. Fully stocked kitchen provided us with everything we needed to cook every meal in-house. Three levels with enough space for 5 guys to spread out, sleep comfortably, and enjoy some beers and family time. Awesome fishing off the dock using spinner and fly rods. Caught bluegill, BIG catfish, and a few Bass. (All catch and release). This cabin and location was quiet, peaceful, and relaxing even over a holiday weekend. Loved the screened in porch as we ate every meal out there and spent most of our time either there, the dock, or the fire pit. Highly recommend and we'll be back. Thank you to the O'Malleys for excellent communication and a wonderful stay.
Stayed 6 nights in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Amazing location, beautiful place and larger than expected, It fit our family and friends very comfortably.
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Erik L.
A totally enjoyable stay for all!
This cottage lacked nothing! It is well thought out and well appointed and spotlessly clean. There was plenty of room for all eight of us, and I'm sure up to ten or more would be easily accommodated. We loved having the dock where we could pick up people by boat. Mary Francis certainly offers up an excellent vacation opportunity at a reasonable rate. Thanks Mary Francis!
Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Jessica M.
A great family spot
We had a lovely family reunion here, never felt crowded. The screened in dining porch was a favorite spot, along with swimming just off the dock. The kitchen was stocked with seasonings, and plenty of cookware and storage for leftovers. It felt like being in a home. We would love to come back sometime.
Stayed 5 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Susan L., Virginia Beach, VA (USA)
Beautiful Bear Paw
We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Lake Hiawassi in the private, gated community of Bear Paw! The house was just as we imagined with a lovely dock right below to swim, fish, and relax in the very private cove on Lake Hiawassi. Our host, Mary Frances, was on top of everything, so courteous and prompt in all of our communications. We highly recommend anyone looking for a relaxing vacation on a Mountain View lake, this is the place for you!
Stayed 7 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Tonya R., Yanceyville
Excellent couples get away
Perfect weekend getaway for our couple retreat! Mary was fantastic to work with very prompt to respond and helpful in guiding us in the surrounding area. Highlight for the men was the singing deer 😜 We will definitely plan another trip!
Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Melissa M.
Family Reunion
Property was great. The downstairs area was perfect for my sister and her family of 5. We enjoyed it.
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Jess G.
Felt Like A Family Friend's Cabin
Stayed here with a small group of friends over New Years and had a wonderful time. We loved how personal the cabin was with all the photos of the family, old games and books, and truly the most stocked kitchen I've ever seen in a vacation rental. It made it so much cozier, and we kept saying how it felt like we were just staying at a family friend's place while they were away! We all would, and hope to, stay here again
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2021

4/5 Good

James P.
Very well set-up house
House was 95 out of 100 on cleanliness (and my standards are crazy high)… awesome for my brother’s family and mine— the teens had a great time in the downstairs area playing ping pong and enjoying their own lounge space… screened decks are AMAZING… only real downside was the cove us drained during winter so it’s not waterfront like the picture….
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

Natasha M., Athens,TN
Just what we needed!
Had a great long weekend with family of all ages and we all had a great time, would love to come back when the lake isn’t dry but still nice scenery and the screened porch really feels like you are in a big treehouse. Although each of us brought a lot of things from home that we expected to need, it turned out that the cabin was very well stocked and we didn’t really need to bring anything but clothes and food. Mary Frances was most helpful and accommodating, and it was a pleasure dealing with her!
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2021