USA North Carolina Western North Carolina Whittier Listing #23456

Creekside Bunkhouse - Whittier, NC

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48 reviews
Max. occupancy: 5 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 1 Futon 2 bedrooms  plus loft 2 bathrooms No pets  4WD/traction may be required in winter
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Sheltered Log Cabin w/ Wrap-Around Porch, Hot Tub & Stone Fireplace!

Creekside Bunkhouse is a unique and rustic cabin in a beautiful mountain setting. Situated on seven acres of unspoiled hardwood forest, this home is private yet near to the area’s offerings. The cabin is furnished with unique country antiques and handcrafted furniture. Relax by the cozy stone fireplace. A hot tub sits on the wrap-around deck while and a fire pit is available outside with wooden benches.

What’s nearby:
Follow the streams located on the property or hike up one of the country roads behind the cabin. The cabin is only minutes from the Great Smoky Mountains, Blue Ridge Parkway, historic Dillsboro, the Cherokee Indian Reservation, Harrah's Casino, or the Great Smoky Mountain Railway.

Things to know:
Full kitchen
Pets not allowed
Firewood not supplied
Maximum parking spaces: 2
Limited cell service and GPS

This property is managed by Vacasa North Carolina LLC.

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Wood-burning fireplace

Kitchen & dining






Water view





DVD player

Wireless router

Nearby activities & attractions

Downhill Skiing

On-site activities

Hot tub : Private


Gas grill : Private



48 reviews

PAULA P. May 2022
The river by the cabin is really cute and it was great to spend time in the cabin
Tender R. May 2022
It was so nice and close to all the trails we went to. There was corn hole and games in the cabin to play , they had a tv which was nice :) we had 2 of the neighbor dogs with us all week which were extremely nice but it was sad to see that nobody rlly cared for them but us but they were great protecters !!
Roger B. Apr 2022
No one close to us when outside
Eric B. Mar 2022
Comfortable cabin for a nice peaceful getaway!
Marsha H. Mar 2022
Home was clean and spacious,hot tub was amazing,only thing negative I can say is that the cable didn’t work on the tv..other than that it was perfect,we will book this one again
Manager response:
Thank you for providing your valuable feedback, Marsha. We are sorry for any issues you encountered during your stay. Local staff are always available to assist if there are amenities in the home that fall short. We hope to have a chance to host you next time. Thank you.
Angela P. Feb 2022
This is a great house-plenty of room-the master bedroom is right off a beautiful flowing creek-and a water wheel we got to work for a bit. The hot tub is perfectly positioned to get the winter sun. The wrap around porch is wonderful and the fire place inside is such a nice touch to keep it cozy-it was chilly when we visited. My one complaint would be the WiFi-not that you come to a cabin in the woods for WiFi-but we missed closing ceremonies of the Olympics-and we had to be positioned just right to talk to our kids, who were at home. Luckily we could get spotty service on the porch. They had a modem-but it worked maybe 3hours during our 72 hour stay. I was disappointed because I chose this house over another due to it having WiFi.
Manager response:
Angela, we are so glad to hear that you enjoyed our beautiful home, the wonderful location, and the amazing scenery. We apologize for the issues you experienced with the internet during your stay and are saddened these issues were not reported to us during your stay so we could promptly assist. Our local team has since restored the internet in the home to working condition and appreciate you allowing us the chance to improve. We hope to have the chance to host you for a truly carefree and enjoyable getaway in the future.
JAYLER P. Jan 2022
nice place very quiet everything as we expected.
TL S. Jan 2022
Love the babbling brook and overall the cabin was adorable. I slept better and later with the comfortable bed and the thick wooded area didn’t let the rooms get too bright at sunrise. But, None of the ceiling fans work, there was no propane in the grill, the jets in the master tub didn’t work. In the kitchen the facing on a drawer was off with exposed nails so was a bit of a hazard. I would recommend but warn not as well maintained as other properties we have vacationed.
Manager response:
We appreciate you staying with us, TL, and welcome your feedback for improvement. New ceiling fans are on order, and maintenance is scheduled to check the kitchen drawer. Unfortunately, we have been unable to find anybody willing to service the jetted tub, but we'll continue looking. Thank you!
Lawren D. Dec 2021
This place was absolutely beautiful! The only complaints that I have are half of the lights didn’t work, the toilets got stopped up very easily, and the jets in the tub didn’t work. Otherwise, we really enjoyed our stay and would stay again.
Manager response:
Hi Lawren! Thank you for taking the time to leave us this feedback! We're sorry to hear that there were a few details amiss during your stay with us. Since your departure, we have taken these comments back to our local manager and are currently working on addressing them so that future guests can fully enjoy the home. We appreciate you bringing these items to our attention and we do hope that we have another chance in the future to impress you!
Phil L. Nov 2021
QUIET. very quaint, and certainly, delightful. the kitchen was well appointed, the outdoor grill worked great, however, the jacuzzi, took a continuous of operation running to bring to the 104 temp, UNFORTUNATELY, the morning we departed, Ceiling fan in down bedroom, light operated with remote, fan did NOT. thank goodness, fan blades were quite dusty/would have filled the room with dust if operated properly. The garden tub, the whirlpool action of jets, did NOT operate, OH WELL,, tub was relaxing. Electrical GFI within reach of tub, so I know it wasn't a power issue. The washer/dryer are also located in this bathroom, only problem, the washer detergent, were it was located?? properly labelled if in another bag? we departed from the cabin about 9:00 am time frame, however, internet/cell services were spastic, disallowing the many texts/emails from VACASA were delayed, only until we were on the road of our departure, and picked up service. Still, an adventure to remember. THANKS!!

Manager response:
Hi, Phil! We're so glad you stayed with us and appreciate you leaving your review. The home has recently been deep cleaned, the fan is repaired, and washing detergent is located in a plastic box on top of the washer. The jacuzzi tub has been repaired but remains fickle. We do apologize for that. Hopefully we can host you again sometime!
Thomas G. Nov 2021
Looking to get away to a quiet, secluded place - this is it.
Denise C. Oct 2021
This cabin was beautiful and easy to get to. Had no trouble with roads and never needed 4 wheel drive. It feels nice and secluded with a beautiful sounding stream. It’s centrally located to everything we wanted to do. The master bed slept wonderfully.
The only thing to complain about was the hot tub would not heat, the master bathtub jets would not work, master bedroom and living room ceiling fans would not work. The coffee pot carafe was broke upon arrival. They delivered a new small coffee pot that worked once and stopped brewing. Regardless we had a wonderful time. North Carolina is our favorite place to vaca.
Kathy L. Oct 2021
We loved the privacy and the stream right outside the door.
Chris W. Jul 2021
Lovely, creek-side log cabin. Very clean with all amenities working. Private without being too far off the beaten path.
Samantha H. Jul 2021
This place is beautiful! The wrap around porch is my favorite! It rained some during our stay and it was nice watching it from the covered porch. Also looking over the side to the creek was so nice. My family spent lots of time in the creek literally in the back yard. The water wheel is such a cool feature and we enjoyed it. Everything was very clean and smelled so good upon arrival! We used the hot tub often and it was relaxing after a day of walking the mountains! Only complaint is the fan/light remote was missing in the living room so we couldn’t turn that light on during the stay. We will stay again, so much to see!
Cynthia S. Jul 2021
Great stay.
Deana S. May 2021
We enjoyed our stay as a couple looking for a time of relaxation and refreshment. (Only took away one star for some things not in working order. Will private message so owner can fix.). After many trips to the Smoky Mtns, this was our first time in this area. It was great as it encouraged us to visit all nearby towns.
Whitney M. May 2021
Perfect get away for a few days or a week!
Thank you guys
Yue S. Apr 2021
A cozy wooden house in the grove that contains a natural creek. It offers great privacy yet convenience to the smoky mountains attractions and Bryson City. Two bedrooms with 1.5 baths and a loft makes it very spacious indoor, and the overlook to creek over the patio with sunrise and sunset views makes it uniquely relaxing and enjoyable. Outdoor features hot tub, grill and fireplace. Overall a great getaway for family vacation and would highly recommend!
Matthew H. Mar 2021
Zero complaints. Perfect quiet get away and close to a ton of local attractions. Thanks for having us!
Laura H. Dec 2020
We loved the outside fire pit and the general setting and location of this cabin. It was super cute and cozy, too!
Cristina C. Dec 2020
The home was a cute cabin in the woods. It was decently clean with the exception of a few cob webs, The upstairs bed is not the most comfortable in the world. It could use a new mattress for sure. The upstairs bathroom does not have a stand up shower it is a tub with hand held shower at an awkward angle. The home is easy to get to in a truck or SUV. We would stay again
Manager response:
Thank you for your detailed review, Cristina! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at this secluded cabin. We apologize for the details amiss during your stay here. We have taken your feedback to heart to help give guests the best experience possible for their stay. We are pleased to note the home has been deep cleaned and we have discussed upgrades with the homeowner. Thank you for staying with us, and we hope to get the chance to host you again soon!
Catherine B. Nov 2020
Nice cabin in great location.
Traci A. Oct 2020
The cabin was absolutely beautiful and did not disappoint. My family and I will definitely be back.
Damien B. Oct 2020
The Cabin over all was Beautiful! It was very private and to my liking! The inside impressed me very well with it having a actual cabin wood look!

Although the drive way needs some maintenance, as long as you do not have a low sitting vehicle there is no issue with the road leading to the cabin.

My main complaint is the king bed in the master bedroom is very loud, due to the frame needing to be tightened up.

There is several complaints about the jets in the master bathroom tub not working online, however all you need to do is press it a few times back to back and it will turn on. So my wife and I was very happy with that!

The house was over all clean to my liking. But the outside could use a pressure wash! But was still very beautiful!

The cover to the hot tub was left opened and the hot tub was to cold to be used upon arrival. And was not able to enjoy it the whole stay due to it not heating up. Why it wouldn't I am not sure.

The only thing I didn't like, was the up stairs bedroom. The decor was creepy, and the hand prints on the tinny door creeped my wife out to the point she would not go up stairs.

But over all! It is a gorgeous location! By far one of the best I have seen when in search of a actual cabin look!
Manager response:
Hi, Damien! Thank you for letting us know about your stay at Creekside Bunkhouse. Maintenance will be tightening the bed frame, and the hot tub will be repaired as soon as the needed parts arrive. We hope to see you again!
Keisha S. Sep 2020
We loved the location and sound of the stream. However, the hot tub outside and the tub/jacuzzi in the master bedroom jets did not work. The reason we choose this cabin was for these amenities. Also, the microwave did not work all the time. The upstairs bedroom was very dusty and we had to clean the upstairs bathroom. Kitchen stove had to be cleaned too. Floors had not been swept downstairs as well. Cleaning service was part of the price that we paid. However, it was very evident it had not been cleaned recently. If these things were corrected and everything is functioning properly we would definitely stay again!
Manager response:
Thank you for your review, Keisha! We are so glad you got to enjoy the peaceful stream setting during your stay. We do apologize cleanliness was lacking and wish you had called about this. The hot tub and microwave have been fixed, and we are working on locating someone to repair the jacuzzi tub. We hope to see you again!
Matthew B. Aug 2020
This home is rustic and nice for a family, the stream beside home is lovely. There is plenty of space for five people to relax. Location is perfect between Sylva and Bryson City.
Bryant Y. Aug 2020
We really enjoyed this quiet get away. We plan to stay here again. Maybe bring family.
Christina W. Aug 2020
Cute, clean little cabin. Lots of thought put into making sure you have everything you need. Loved the little creek and tiny waterfall running by. Wasn't quite as isolated as I'd hoped since you could still hear cars going by constantly with houses on all sides but you couldn't see anything, so still felt very remote and relaxing. I'll definitely be back.
MARTHA F. Jun 2020
The location is it perfect
Geri H. Jun 2020
The hot tub on the porch near the stream enclosed in complete privacy was very nice- The living room was very comfortable and the kitchen had everything we needed (the master room bed was uncomfortable and creaks a lot-
Kimberly M. May 2020
Had a wonderful time. House is well-kept and cared for. Had everything we needed for a much needed relaxing weekend getaway.
Nathan S. Mar 2020
We absolutely loved the cabin with a few exceptions. The decor made no sense. Most of the decor was based on western native history, not local history. The fire pit looked like it had never been cleaned out. The fire place was full of partially burned wood and ashes, and the jacuzzi in the master bathroom didn't work. With those few exceptions, the place was great. It was a beautiful cabin with a tranquil stream running beside it. After cleaning the fire pit and fire place, it everything was great.
Manager response:
Hello, Nathan! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Our local team has addressed the fireplace and jacuzzi in the master bedroom for future guests. We apologize for the inconvenience and do hope you will allow us to impress you in the future.
Reid R. Feb 2020
We've stayed here twice now. Both times have been amazing! It is private & quite. We were able to enjoy each other & the outdoors. It's also close to alot to do. Can't wait to go back!
Catherine B. Dec 2019
Our stay was perfect. Loved the way that the cabin is decorated. We sat in the hot tub and listened to the sounds of the stream each evening.
Robin D. Dec 2019
My daughter and I absolutely loved staying in this cabin! It’s in a great location, near the park entrance and Cherokee. We enjoyed the hot tub on the porch after our mountain hikes, even in the colder weather. Warming by the fireplace at night was great. There’s a few little quirks with the cabin, the specifics aren’t even worth mentioning.. It’s a rustic cabin, not a 5 star hotel. It was the perfect getaway from Chicago. We will definitely be back!
David K. Nov 2019
We’ve rented numerous other homes In this area and this is our favorite. Clean, quiet and comfortable. Beautiful wooded setting. Great location. In between Sylva and Bryson City and close to national park and countless hikes. Not far off the 4 lane. Very private. Loved the fireplace on cool/cold nights and the hot tub after the hikes. Enjoyed the wrap around porch. With a few minor exceptions, it was well outfitted and had what we needed for our stay. The beds were a bit ”tired” and could use replacing. Also, the addition of pot holders and kitchen towels would be welcomed. We had an issue with a drawer breaking, we immediately called and it was quickly repaired while we were out. We had an amazing vacation.
Manager response:
Thank you for staying with us, David! We appreciate your feedback and we are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to hosting you again in the future!
Tamara D. Oct 2019
Close to the park. Easy access from 441. Peaceful and semi secluded.
Sarah G. Oct 2019
This cabin is in a great location. It's convenient to the Great Smokey Mountains National Park, Cherokee, and Bryson City. Setting is quiet and private. The cabin is comfortable, nicely decorated, clean, and has everything you need. Hot tub was great.
A few things that need improvement - both mattresses need replacing - they are not comfortable. The gas grill barely had a flame to it. The TV service is very unreliable - channels were constantly going in and out. The living room ceiling fan is controlled by a remote, of which the battery was dead so we could not turn it off.
Manager response:
Hi, Sarah! We are glad to see you enjoyed the cabin despite some setbacks. Maintenance has taken care of the grill. We were unable to discover anything wrong with the TV service and apologize for the problems you experienced. Batteries have been placed in the home. Thank you!
Jeff C. Sep 2019
As advertised. Secluded but only 15 minutes to the entrance of Smoky Mountain National Park. Spacious and clean. Enjoyed our 5 days in the cabin.
Rebecca C. Aug 2019
Loved the remoteness & quiet the cabin offered. No visual neighbors so to sit on the porch and relax wasn’t interrupted.
Larry L C. Aug 2019
We have stayed in this cabin several times over the last 17 years. We, love the cabin, however this time it was so dirty...cob webs, 2 inches of dust on the ceiling fans. My granddaughter was taking a bath upstairs and the water started coming through the ceiling in the kitchen, therefore all 4 of us had to bathe downstairs. We also missed the antiques that used to be outside. We will probably stay there again, because we love it, but you may need different cleaning people or check behind them.
Manager response:
Thank you for your feedback. We apologize that the home was not cleaned to our own standards. We have repaired the plumbing issue, and have passed your feedback on to our local housekeeping staff to ensure that they pay special attention to these areas in the future. We hope to host you again soon!
Samantha W. Jul 2019
This cabin was perfect for our family. We spent so much time on the wrap around porch, which had a roof. You could sit out there to watch the rain, enjoy a cup of coffee, or just take in the scenery. The cabin had a great open concept. The furniture was comfortable and the decor was adorable. We felt right at home! It was also a great location for exploring Cherokee and Bryson City. Close to the Smoky Mountains Park and great hiking trails. The only reason I wouldn’t come back is if my family grew and I needed more than 2 bedrooms. Customer service was excellent as well!!!
Kylie V. Jul 2019
This was a great getaway in the mountains. Very private and the directions to the cabin were perfect. Loved the hot tub and the house had all of the amenities you would need. My only suggestion is they could use some sharper knives and a pizza cutter. It seemed like every knife was so dull you could barely cut anything with them.
Manager response:
Thank you for your suggestions! A new set of knives and pizza cutter have been added to the kitchen inventory. We hope to see you again!
Lorraine D. Jul 2019
It was a wonderful peaceful cabin well kept the stream running beside cabin was a welcome sound to sit on the porch drinking coffee in the morning.
Dalynn T. Jul 2019
Amazing rental. Homey, clean, well stocked cabin. Staff was extremely helpful with every step of the way and made our trip a success. We are regular vacation renters, and this was one of the best we stayed in. Felt like we were at home and not in a rental.
Suzann M. May 2019
Very nice get away & still close to town.
Hot tub was awesome!
Definitely would stay again.