USA North Carolina Western North Carolina Sylva Listing #77938

Castaway - Sylva, NC

5 reviews
Max. occupancy: 4 1 Queen Bed, 1 Futon 1 bedroom 1 bathroom No pets 
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Laurel Bush Cabin on river with firepit, amazing views, and great location

A unique experience to connect with and enjoy the pristine, natural elements of the Great Smoky Mountains and the peaceful Tuckasegee River, this riverside cabin is the perfect place to call home! Create memories to last a lifetime at Laurel Bush Riverfront Cabins, an exceptional riverfront community unlike any other in Western North Carolina.

Inside your cozy getaway, find gorgeous woodwork throughout and a kitchen with all you need to create your favorite meals. You can enjoy sitting on the deck listening and watching the river go by. You can view many kinds of wildlife including Bald Eagles, River Otters, Ducks, Turkeys, Geese, and occasionally deer or just sit at the fire pit on a cool evening while looking across the river at the original train wreckage from the movie starring Harrison Ford, “The Fugitive”! Gather for stargazing around the wood=burning firepit.

Surrounded by the Great Smoky Mountains (Rated #1 National Park in 2020) and nestled on the banks of the Tuckasegee River, Laurel Bush is naturally suited for relaxation, recreation and/or adventures. Within a 50 mile radius, there are many miles of hiking/biking trails (including the Appalachian Trail), whitewater rafting/canoeing/kayaking/tubing, waterfalls, swimming, fishing, the Cherokee Indian Reservation, Great Smoky Mountain Railway, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Hotel, Gatlinburg, TN, The Biltmore Estate, Cataloochee Ski area and much, much more. Western North Carolina has activities for everyone! Every season is a beautiful time here in the mountains.

Whether you want to relax or play and escape into nature, Laurel Bush is the spirit of what every vacation should be. The onsite large covered pavilion is conveniently located close to the cabins for picnics, socializing or relaxation.

Nearby Services and Dining Options
Cafe within 2.0 miles. Casual dining within 2.0 miles. Dine-in restaurant within 2.0 miles. Gas station within 2.0 miles. Supermarket within 2.0 miles.

Places to Visit During Your Stay

AttractionDistance From Home
Peoples Golf4.1 Miles
Cherokee North Carolina15.1 Miles
Oconaluftee Island Park15.3 Miles
Museum Of The Cherokee Indian15.7 Miles
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Depot17.5 Miles
Mingo Falls22.1 Miles
Maggie Valley Festival Grounds29.7 Miles
Sapphire Valley Resort32.7 Miles
Cataloochee Ski Area35.0 Miles
Ober Gatlinburg51.8 Miles

Things to Know
Free WiFi
No dishwasher

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.




Heating & cooling

Central AC

Partial AC

Space heater

Kitchen & dining






Water view


Mountain view





DVD player

Netflix streaming


Step-free access




Safety & accessibility

Limited mobility access

5 reviews

Colleen T. May 2022
We loved this cabin and this campground! Everything we needed was provide for. Internet not so good, so bring a hotspot if you have one! The fishing was amazing. We loved watching the Martins gathering the food for their babies and watching the geese teaching their little ones how to sail the Tuck! I would highly recommend and also to Vacassa for their wonderful customer service!
Stacy A. May 2022
Absolutely amazing place to stay. 3rd time there and will definitely be back. Our favorite place in NC. Clean, comfy, and owners are super nice and responsive 10/10!!!
CAROLE J. May 2022
Just the right size for two people and it's right on the river. Easy to find and it's right on the river. Castaway was nice and clean. We used the firepit and cooked breakfast each morning. Did I mention that it's right on the river? Would definitely stay here again!
Maria N. May 2022
Perfect size for two people or small family. Quiet! You can hear the rush of the river, so peaceful.