iTravex Listing #35173 Rating for this property is based on the $143 to $200 USD/nt range published on VRBO.com 155762

Freebies, Great Views, Sat TV, Wi-Fi, Cell Signal, Popular Cabin!

Accommodations: CABIN - 3 Bedrooms - 3 Baths (Sleeps 0-10) Share
GREAT PLACE TO RELAX!
GREAT PLACE TO RELAX!

MISTY LAUREL CHALET (mistylaurel dot com) OFFERS GREAT LAKE & MOUNTAIN VIEWS, WI-FI, CELL SERVICE, DIRECTV AND MANY OTHER AMENITIES!
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STOP! BEFORE YOU GO FORWARD WITH BOOKING, CALL / EMAIL ME FOR SPECIALS, INCLUDING LAST-MINUTE DEALS AND TO MAKE SURE THE AVAILABILITY CALENDAR IS ACCURATE! [850-528-6803 (cell / text) pgreany@comcast.net ] We accept VISA, MC & DISCOVER with no charge for processing, and there are no other fees associated with the booking! To find us easily, you can also use your favorite search engine and paste in the following phrase: This is a great place to relax and enjoy the out-of-doors while still keeping in touch!
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On a ridgetop at 3600 feet elevation, Misty Laurel Chalet has a beautiful view of Lake Nantahala (which is at 3000' elevation) and the Smoky Mountains beyond. Imagine awakening to a gorgeous view of the lake and then taking a brisk walk thru a lovely forest with crisp, clean air. In fact, Robert Redford recently filmed 'A Walk in the Woods' nearby, at Wayah Bald, based upon the book of the same name by Bill Bryson (now showing at theaters across the country). The film's aerial videos were shot by the same video crew who did the videography for our Visit Misty Laurel YouTube video!

Misty Laurel is spacious - 2400 square feet - with two living areas, both equipped with flat screen TVs, DirecTV HD satellite receivers & DVD players, in addition to three bedrooms, so the kids can entertain themselves downstairs while the adults enjoy themselves upstairs. There's also an extra dining table, full-size refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker downstairs, so that increases the privacy options. Take a look at the floorplan illustrations below.

For ADVENTURE SEEKERS: check out the Area Attractions on our supplemental website at www (dot) mistylaurel (dot) com for information about horseback riding, ziplining, whitewater rafting, biking, fishing and hiking.

HOW's THIS FOR A FREEBIE? For rentals of at least a week in duration, we are again offering your choice of a FREE half-day pontoon boat rental at Lake's End Marina or a FREE half-day guided fishing trip on Lake Nantahala with Dale Raxter [www (dot) nantahalaguides (dot) com] , or a $150 voucher toward a guided fly fishing trip on the Nantahala River with Dakota Rogers [www (dot) nantahalaonthefly (dot) com]! For many of our previous guests, these excursions have been among the most memorable highlights of their visits to Misty Laurel. Lake Nantahala is spectacular and there's no better way to see it than from a boat. As well as being an excellent guide, Dale is a life-long Nantahala resident and will regale you with his tales as a park ranger and tracker! He was featured in the recent book "Bear in the Back Seat" about the career of a Smoky Mtn. Natl. Park ranger and wildlife expert. Dakota is the only local fishing guide who can offer a licensed and insured float fishing trip on the famous trout haven, the Nantahala River!
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MISTY LAUREL / NOC AFFILIATION NOW ENTITLES YOU TO A 10% DISCOUNT AT THE WORLD-FAMOUS NANTAHALA OUTDOOR CENTER!

We now have an arrangement with the Nantahala Outdoor Center that entitles Misty Laurel Chalet guests to a 10% discount on the following NOC activities: rafting on any of the 7 rivers served by the NOC, Fontana Lake Kayak Tour, Recreational Kayak Rentals and the rafting portion of the Rapid Transit trip with the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad. This offer is good for ALL our guests, regardless of the length of your stay! Misty Laurel Chalet is the only cabin at Lake Nantahala offering this NOC discount! Every Sat. nite during June, the NOC has live music (check out the NOC website at NOC dot COM).

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In addition to lake and stream fishing, rafting and kayaking, hiking is an option, as well as gem mining, horseback riding and visiting nearby attractions, such as the Great Smoky Mtn. Natl. Park, Gatlinburg, the incredible Biltmore House (near Asheville), and shopping in Highlands. Downhill skiing and tubing are available throughout the winter at the Cataloochee Ski Area, about an hour's drive to the north at Maggie Valley. These make great day trips, along with visiting the museums and the casino in Cherokee. There are so many fun things to do, you'll need to come back several times to experience them all!

For after-hours entertainment, there are two HD TVs (46-inch & 55 inch), both with HD DirecTV receivers, plus DVD players, and a VCR. Kids (and husbands!) can be exiled to the big-screen TV in the recreation room on the lower level while others enjoy quiet and privacy in the the main floor living area and the loft. We have high-speed DSL service, so you can stream videos from Netflix, etc., and we have Chromecasts on both TVs to facilitate this!

Here are some other 'Freebies':

FREE use of our 16' canoe (with trailer).

FREE UNLIMITED USE 3 Mbps DSL BROADBAND INTERNET is provided by Frontier and can be accessed by Ethernet or Wi-Fi (bring your smart phone, tablet, or laptop). You can easily stream movies, etc., from your favorite provider, such as HuluPlus, Netflix, Amazon, etc. Download the Chromecast app to your smartphone, tablet or laptop and you can easily stream whatever you'd like to watch to the TV!

CELL PHONE HOTSPOT! We recently added a Cell Phone Hotspot (for Verizon phones only) so you can now send and receive calls & texts.

FREE LONG DISTANCE CALLING THROUGHOUT THE U.S. (no need for a troublesome phone card!).

For lots more interior/exterior photos & panoramas, floorplan, rental agreement, maps, area information, recommended restaurants and our contact information, go to the Misty Laurel website at 'Links to More Information' below and for other guests' feedback and photos, etc.

This is a great place to relax and enjoy the out-of-doors while still keeping in touch!

To check availability and to send an email directly from this site, go to 'Check on Availability' and 'Click to Inquire About This Property' below.

We're looking forward to hosting you! I am almost always readily available by cell phone, text, or email and I will do all I can to assist you with whatever your needs are prior to and during your stay.

Please consider Misty Laurel for your vacation. I'm sure you'll be pleased, as have many previous guests (see their wonderful testimonials! Pat Greany, Owner.

P.S. Please check out our supplemental website at mistylaurel (dot) com for more photos, videos, information about the cabin and the area, maps and the rental agreement. [850-528-6803 (cell / text) pgreany@comcast.net ]
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Keywords: CABIN, Chalet, lodge

Dining Dining Area
Entertainment CD Player, DVD Player, Satellite / Cable, Stereo, VCR, Video Library
General Air Conditioning, Broadband Access, Clothes Dryer, Free Long Distance, Gas Fireplace, Linens Provided, Parking, Parking Off Street, Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer, Telephone, Towels Provided, Washing Machine, Wireless Internet
Kitchen Cooking Utensils, Dishwasher, Ice Maker, Kitchen, Microwave, Refrigerator
Outside Deck / Patio, Outdoor Grill
Suitability Minimum Age Limit for Renters, children welcome, non smoking only, pets considered Pet friendly
catering_options Guests provide their own meals
Property Type cabin
Local Description Fantastic motorcycling area - Near famous 'TAIL OF THE DRAGON'! Downhill skiing is available in Maggie Valley (Cataloochee Ski Area)or farther north, near Boone. Gem mining in Franklin. Only an hour's scenic drive to Highlands and its many shopping opportunities and elegant restaurants! Gambling at Harrah's in Cherokee (1 hour drive).

SEE ALSO WWW.MISTYLAUREL.COM


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GREAT PLACE TO RELAX!
GREAT PLACE TO RELAX!
Front of cabin
Front of cabin
Misty Laurel Chalet
Misty Laurel Chalet
Front deck
Front deck
View from right side of cabin
View from right side of cabin
KITCHEN
KITCHEN
GREAT ROOM (VIEW FROM LOFT)
GREAT ROOM (VIEW FROM LOFT)
LIVING AREA ON MAIN FLOOR
LIVING AREA ON MAIN FLOOR
MASTER BEDROOM (IN LOFT)
MASTER BEDROOM (IN LOFT)
MAIN LEVEL BEDROOM
MAIN LEVEL BEDROOM
DOWNSTAIRS BEDROOM
DOWNSTAIRS BEDROOM
LOFT FLOORPLAN
LOFT FLOORPLAN
MAIN LEVEL FLOORPLAN
MAIN LEVEL FLOORPLAN
ENTERTAINMENT ROOM
ENTERTAINMENT ROOM
Great place for a bonfire, and we provide lots of split, dry firewood!
Great place for a bonfire, and we provide lots of split, dry firewood!
Fishing Guide Dale Raxter with Kokanee Salmon caught at Lake Nantahala!
Fishing Guide Dale Raxter with Kokanee Salmon caught at Lake Nantahala!
Dakota Rogers Nantahala River trophy brown!
Dakota Rogers Nantahala River trophy brown!
RENTAL PONTOON BOAT AT LAKE'S END MARINA
RENTAL PONTOON BOAT AT LAKE'S END MARINA
Rafting with the NOC
(NOC Photo)
Rafting with the NOC (NOC Photo)
Gem mining at the Sheffield Mine!
Gem mining at the Sheffield Mine!

Guest Comments

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Great quality time with our family
This was a fabulous cabin! The owners were extremely wonderful and the cabin was just gorgeous! The view of the lake, the Nantahala mountains, and the Smoky Mountains National Park was breath-taking. We had dinner at the Lake's-End Cafe, rented a boat from the Lake's-End Marina, went white-water rafting at the NOC, and horse-back riding at the Smokemont Riding Stables. Everyone was accommodating and gracious. There was still so much more to do, but we ran out of time. We hope to come back again!
By Kimberly from Waterloo, IL on Sat May 30/15

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Misty Laurel is perfect!
We stayed at Misty Laurel in mid September and it was absolutely gorgeous. The Chalet was just as pictured and described and with Pat's directions we drove right to it without any problem. Pat was very gracious to check in with us on arrival day to be sure we had made it and to see if we had any questions. We enjoyed pontooning on the Lake Nantahala and rafting at the NOC. We also enjoyed strolling the are around the Chalet with our two dogs and I will say I don't believe I have ever been anywhere more tranquil. Just perfect. We hope to be back next year.
By Leesa E. from on Tue Oct 20/15

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Wow
My husband and I arrived late at night. We were immediately impressed with the beautiful cabin, the fireplace, the size, etc. When we woke in the morning we were absolutely stunned. Little did we know that we had the most amazing view. We woke to a glistening crystal blue lake and a beautiful mountain range visiable from the bedroom window and of course the big picture windows. The wrap around deck was just perfect and we could have spent the entire vacation just enjoying the view, but we managed to tear ourselves away to enjoy some of the many activities the area has to offer. We canoed, hiked fished and did lots of sightseeing. . We only had a few days and next time hope to white water raft. As an airline employee, my husband my husband and I have access to just about anywhere a plane flies, but this was by far one of our favorite spots in the world. We look forward to our next visit. The owner, Pat, could not have been more helpful and was available round the clock. He is very organized has a great notebook full directions and suggestions which served to make navigating the area a breeze.. We highly recommend this cabin. You will not be dissapointed, I only wish there were more than five stars, as this little slice of heaven deserves ten. Thanks For all, and hope to visit Misty Laurel again. Tom and Cynthia
By Cynthia N. from on Mon Jun 20/16

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Wonderful Place!
Stayed at Misty Laurel for a week with the family. The cabin is absolutely beautiful, well-equipped and had lots and lots of room. The location was fantastic in that there is so many activities close by - one of the best mountain bike trails (Tsali) is not far at all, and the cabin was a welcomed comfort after a nice and hard ride. The boat rental that was included on Lake Nantahala was so much fun! I can't wait to go back!!
By from Tallahassee, FL, U.S. on Thu Oct 13/16

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Misty Laurel is the best!
Had a mini-family reunion and found Misty Laurel to be spacious, peaceful, comfortable, and inviting in every way. Lots to do for the young and the older! We enjoyed biking, hiking, horseback riding, the boat/tube rental at the lake, etc. We made good use of the fully equipped kitchen (and discovered some hidden culinary talents among the young!). We had so much fun and plan to visit again and again!
By Grandma Retta from Tallahassee, FL on Fri Oct 14/16

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Suzanne S. - Misty Laurel was wonderful!!!
My family had a wonderful six days at this beautiful cabin 3600 feet up on the mountain overlooking Lake Nantahala!! The cabin is decorated in a warm and inviting fashion. Everything is perfectly clean and orderly. The kitchen had everything you need. Just a lovely place to stay. The views off the deck are amazing. We went white water rafting on the Nantahala River and gem mining and we visited the Smoky Mountains several times. We walked up Clingman's Dome and visited the Little Greenbrier School. On the way home we visited the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. We visited Cherokee, North Carolina and the Museum of the Cherokee Indians. There were many, many other things to do that we didn't get to. We had an absolutely wonderful time and the cabin and its owners, Pat and Jo, were tremendously helpful and kind! Highly recommend this cabin for anyone with a family or anyone wanting a peaceful, tranquil and cozy place to stay.
By from Tallahassee, Florida on Mon Oct 17/16

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Just beautiful!
We absolutely loved our stay at Misty Laurel this past weekend. We arrived late at night and Pat kindly check on us to see if we had arrived safely and if we needed anything. The cabin was beautifully decorated for the holidays and was surprisingly very well stocked. The views were just incredible. Lots of hiking and activities to do around the area. Pat was very accommodating by allowing us to check out late. I would highly recommend staying here and we look forward to coming back to stay at the Misty Laurel! Thanks Pat!
By Abby K. from on Mon Dec 12/16

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The best cabin we have stayed in by a mile!
Misty Laurel Chalet is an absolute gem and was the perfect place to spend our 15 day Christmas holiday vacation. Not only did Misty Laurel exceed all our expectations but the owner, Pat, exceeded them too in every possible way. I honestly could not imagine a more helpful or accommodating person, which is a huge comfort when planning a big vacation like this. He ensured our every need, question, desire was met...sometimes before we had even thought of them! It was great that we also got to meet him at Thanksgiving while we were in his hometown for a family gathering. A genuinely great guy! The location of Misty Laurel Chalet was perfect for us. Secluded but not completely remote. There are some other houses in the area but none were intrusive and the other owners we spoke to were very inviting. One even brought us a bottle of wine to enjoy over Christmas! The view was perfect overlooking the mountains and lake below through the massive windows running the length (and height) of the living and dining area. My parents, who enjoyed the loft sleeping area, loved waking up to that view each morning. Andrews was the closest town for groceries and was a 15 to 20 minute journey along some good roads. Franklin was slightly further and along the very bendy Wayah Rd. which take a little longer but has more to offer. We had three couples staying at Misty Laurel for a short time and not once did we feel like we were tripping over one another or in each others space. There was loads of room and the three fully equipped bathrooms helped a lot. The cabin had all the utensils and appliances we needed to comfortably cook at home with ease and there were plenty of starter items like dishwasher tablets, laundry soap, and hand wash. Just bring food and you will be good to go for a few days until you explore. We enjoyed several wonderful walks in the area as well as some further afield. If you enjoy geocaching there are many to choose from. The Appalachian Trail passes nearby. The Bartrum trail is even closer. For those with reduced mobility take a drive up to Wayah Bald Tower and you will be treated to magnificent mountain-top views with very little effort. I could go on but honestly you just need to book this place up and go try it yourself. If you like a place right in or very close to town it may not be for you, but if you want a great location, a great cabin, peace and quiet with wonderful views, and an awesome owner to look out for you the Misty Laurel is for you.
By from St. Petersburg, FL USA on Wed Feb 01/17

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Off Season - 26th Wedding Anniversary @ Misty Laurel
Today is our last day at Misty Laurel. Lynn and I have been here, for seven magnificent days, celebrating our 26th wedding anniversary. It's off season, so we have pretty much had the lake and all of it's surrounding mountain splendor to ourselves. Misty Laurel Chalet itself is one of THE most beautiful cabins we have ever seen. It is almost too heavenly to leave. A few of our days here, we were content just to set in the cabin and enjoy the views. The cabin is way too large for the two of us. But, has everything we could ever need. Words can not describe the views. One of our favorite thing at the cabin has been to wake up and look out over the lake from our loft bedroom. If peace and tranquility isn't your cup of tea, don't come here during off season. We know, in a month or so, the lake will fill up with vacationers that will undoubtedly have a wonderful experience. However, Lynn and I have enjoyed the peace of being by ourselves. You can sit out on the deck any time of the day and not hear any traffic, any sirens, any anything but the birds chirping and a breeze blowing through the trees. At night, you are able to see EVERY star in the sky. If you do get bored, there are many roads and trails to drive or walk down. Each one of them an adventure of it's own. Bring your 4-Wheel drive! The roads are hilly and winding. But oh so beautiful. Although off season has advantages, I wouldn't recommend it during snow and ice. We have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of every day we have spent at Misty Laurel.
By Louis W. from on Fri Feb 24/17

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Misty Laurel is our favorite cabin of all times!
My husband and I have thoroughly enjoyed Misty Laurel on two previous visits, especially the gorgeous view and peace of the beautiful cabin. On this trip, we were joined by our four young adult sons. The downstairs became their "man cave" which worked well for my husband and I who had the loft. We enjoyed days of hiking and whitewater rafting, our favorites being the Nantahala River rafting, the Rufus Morgan waterfall trail, and the Siler Bald hike on the AT (360 degree view of mountain ranges!) We even saw a bear while driving down from Wayah Bald. Pat is the ultimate host, and makes us feel like friends. He is eager to ensure our stay is pleasant and worry-free. With the beauty of the cabin, the view, and the surrounding mountains, our vacation gave us the respite and peace we needed. Thanks so much, Pat!
By Mary and Jim from St. Augustine on Sun May 14/17

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