It's all about the creek…and the mountains

“Come to the woods, for here is rest.”  – John Muir

Wooded Creekfront Vacation Rentals For Families, Friends & Pets!

It’s all about the creek…and the pond…and the mountains beyond. Peace. Nature. Serenity. 

Blackwell Branch Cabin

Gili's Cove Cottage

Fall asleep to the sounds of the rushing creek right outside your window. Enjoy your morning coffee on deck overlooking the creek, watch deer in the meadow and the geese in the pond. In the evening, relax on the rocking chair porch or beside a crackling fire in the wood-burning stove. You’ll hear the creek from every room of this 3-bedroom/2-bath fully-equipped cabin that provides everything you need to enjoy your escape to the woods. 

Watch the sunset over the creek and the pond while enjoying dinner on the big screened porch.  Later, enjoy a cozy campfire right beside the creek.  Or cozy up with a good book in front of the gas fireplace.  The cottage has an open plan with a large family room that faces the creek, so you’re never far from the sounds of rushing water right outside the window.  This 2-bedroom/2-bath home is stocked with everything you’ll need for your mountain getaway.

Just Imagine... What Will The Mountains Call You To Do?

Come discover what others have fallen in love with here in our little corner of the mountains. 
We’ve created a bucket list of some of the top reasons that folks visit our area and end up wishing they never had to leave. 

To Daydream...

Search for the rare black trillium wildflower, look for the bald eagle nesting in the wetlands adjacent to the cabin, watch the deer in the meadow, listen to the morning songs of the birds, or head out for elk viewing in the Cataloochee Valley.  Mother Nature is ready to take you in her arms and soothe your soul, and she’s right outside the door.

To Wander...

Pull on your boots and head to the woods. Creeks, rivers, mountains, wildflowers, old growth forests– explore miles of trails on some of the country’s premier trail systems in designated wilderness areas and national forests, not to mention the Appalachian Trail, the Benton-MacKaye Trail, and the Fires Creek Wilderness Trail.  So many trails, so little time…

To Explore...

Our mountains are laced with waterfalls, from the majestic Whitewater Falls, one of the highest falls east of the Mississippi, and amazing Dry Falls (so named because visitors can follow the path behind and under the roaring falls), to small but beautiful cascades found in streams and creeks all around the area and indeed, right in your backyard.

To Cast...

The mountain ranges that we call home are well-known for their many fly-fishing streams and creeks, with diverse stream conditions from tiny headwater streams and crystal-clear plunge-pools to the nearby Hiawassee River. With the Nantahala, Chattahoochee and Pisgah National Forests within a short drive, you’ll find some of the most pristine trout fishing imaginable. Small and Large-mouth Bass, Crappie, Sunfish and more can also be found in abundance in nearby Lake Chatuge. 

To Dare...

It’s no wonder that with multiple rivers for rafting and kayaking,  North Carolina has been named the “#1 Vacation with a Splash.” Professional outfitters offer your choice of whitewater intensity, so no experience is necessary. Landlubber? Head over to the Ocoee and watch  kayakers tackle some of the fiercest rapids around.  Paddleboards, kayaks and canoes are perfect for the calmer rivers and nearby Lake Chatuge, where you can rent a pontoon boat for a lazy day on the water.

To Create...

Watch craftsmen at work at the John C. Campbell Folk School, featuring some of the finest arts and crafts of Appalachia. Local galleries offer selections from hundreds of local artists.  Mountain music and dance reflect the Scots-Irish heritage of the people who settled the region—a rich inheritance ranging from folk ballads and tunes to the rhythmic tapping of cloggers. Listen to local musicians in concert at Hayesville’s historic town square and the nearby Tusquittee Tavern.

It's OK. You're In The Mountains Now... Breathe.

Your Mountain Guide

“And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.”  John Muir 
Take a look at our destination guide for the best our area has to offer for hiking, watersports, dining, local arts and crafts, music and much more.

Screen Porch Is Huge

Screen porch is huge ! Linda and Jorge were wonderful and helpful hosts and have the house supplied with everything you need, other than your food and clothes! It’s a lovely home, with lots of light and all windows on the back overlooking the rushing stream. The screen porch is huge and a great place to read, relax, have a meal, or work on a hobby at the huge picnic table and listen to the stream. We stayed 2 weeks and didn’t want to leave, so we extended our stay a couple more days, before the next guests arrived. If you are a rockhound or gem hunter, don’t miss the Gem and Mineral museum in Franklin (who can help you with where to go) and if you want the fun without the hard work, we did “enhanced buckets” at both Mason Mountain Mine (and Cowee Gift Shop) and Rose Creek Mine, both just a bit north of Franklin. We loved both, but esp. Mason Mountain mine, as they add their gems, crystals, etc. to dirt from the mine so we got a lot of extra garnets and rubies (that they are known for). You can also dig your own dirt at both, which a lot of younger folks were doing.

Serenity Lane
Becky R. & Jim H.
Gili's Cove Cottage

Walking Trails By The Pond And Creek

Walking trails by the pond and creek. The property was absolutely amazing! The views and scenery were perfect for relaxing. We enjoyed the walking trails by the pond and the creek. Seeing and feeding the bull, cows and the donkey was great! So cute. The Cabin was beautiful and very clean and organized and had plenty of everyday items you would need. We will definitely be back. Linda and Jorge were amazing hosts and very informative.

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mark & Kim H.
Blackwell Branch Cabin

Long Peaceful Walks

Long peaceful walks … This property is just beautiful!! We had a wonderful time. Linda, the owner, personally greets you. The cabin was exceptionally clean and had everything we needed and more. She provided little thoughtful “extras” to our experience such as, fresh fruit, fresh flowers, sparkling cider, crackers, a dessert in the frig, and even dog treats for our pup. You can fish in the creek or pond, take long peaceful walks by the creek and/or enjoy s’mores at the fire pit. We highly recommend staying at this cabin.

Tusquittee Creek
Melinda & Tom F.
Blackwell Branch Cabin

Sweet Personal Touches

Sweet personal touches .. Best vacation ever! Home was wonderful. Had everything we needed to make it feel like our own personal home. Host added very sweet personal touches to make our stay even more enjoyable. We will definitely be back.

Wildflowers
Sandy & Otis A.
Blackwell Branch Cabin

Attention To Detail

Attention to detail! thank you for your attention to detail and for anticipating any possible needs your guests might have. You have a beautiful home. We hope to return one day! We had a wonderful, peaceful stay. Now, it’s back to the rat race where the rats appear to be winning!

Greg K. & family
Gili's Cove Cottage

Loved Sitting Next To The Stream

Loved sitting next to the stream. We have rented from VRBO many times. Without a doubt, this is the cleanest, most well stocked rental we have ever walked into! Furnished with tasteful, high quality bedding, towels and every kitchen gadget you might ever need. Late getting in, we didn’t meet Linda for a couple of days. She asked was there anything we needed or was out of. I replied, “are you kidding? The only thing I hadn’t seen was bathroom scales (but then I wasn’t looking)! I was joking but the next morning, we found a pair of scales on the front porch! Talking about porches…that back porch…you’ll just have to experience that for yourself!!! Loved sitting next to the stream just feet away from the back door and our son caught 30+ fish in the pond on the property. Animals are always a draw for me so we enjoyed the group of deer that walked by several mornings and there were cows and a very friendly donkey on adjoining property we got to pet.

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Rachel & Harry H.
Gili's Cove Cottage

Sunrise On The Deck

Sunrise on the deck listening. We had a great time from sunrise on the deck listening to the creek to sunset with everyone around a nice big dinner table. And there are definitely fish in the creek!

Tusquittee Creek
Susan & Rolf M.
Blackwell Branch Cabin

Extra Personal Touches

We loved all the extra personal touches. We really enjoyed it. You have the cleanest house we have ever stayed in. We loved all the extra personal touches you added with the flowers, fruit and cider!

Blackwell Cabin
Sandy A. & family
Blackwell Branch Cabin

Cleanest And Most Organized

Cleanest and most organized ! This was the cleanest and most organized VRBO I have ever stayed in. Linda, the owner, communicated with us immediately and sent tons of information on the house, nearby activities, places to eat, etc. When we arrived, there were fresh flowers and snacks for us and our pups. She even had dog bowls out for dogs. The house was well equipped with everything we needed. The creek is steps away from the house and is so peaceful. The property is beautiful with a walking path goes along the creek and around the pond. Would definitely stay here again.

Ashley & Don T.
Blackwell Branch Cabin

Mountains Are My Happy Place

The Mountains are my happy place! Hard to believe this is our 7th year at Gili’s Cove. As return guests and being a native of Hayesville myself, I am happiest when I am here in the mountains. Linda and Jorge are excellent hosts and provide all that guests could possibly need for a relaxing stay in the mountains. The kitchen is well equipped, so all you need is the food. We love everything about Gili’s Cove, but some of the favorite things are the creek, peaceful surroundings, and that new trail along the creek. We were excited to see that the trail had been extended and an additional trail added around a hidden pond. We love it! We missed “Harry the Herron” at the creek but hope to meet him next year. I did spot a Broad Winged Hawk, which was pretty awesome! So, if you’re looking for a great place to get away and relax, look no farther! We love Linda and Jorge and thank them for sharing this little piece of heaven, tucked away in the mountains.

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Ellen & Larry D.
Gili's Cove Cottage

Tubing In The Creek

Tubing in the creek! We could not have asked for anything better. Absolutely wonderful property. Peace and serenity from the moment we arrived. Especially loved the sound of the rushing creek and large wrap around porch. Enjoyed fishing, tubing in the creek, walking/biking the trails on the property. Wildflower bouquet, fresh cherries! Everything was so thoughtful, for us and the pups. Wonderful time.

Bethany & Marty T.
Blackwell Branch Cabin

Fields of Wildflowers

Fields of wildflowers! I’ve rented properties multiple times through VRBO and must say my experiences have all been positive. This rental however, is on some higher level. You are lucky if the description and photos of a property match the reality once you get there, though most are fairly accurate. The pictures and descriptions don’t give this place justice. First the house….exceptionally clean and stocked with anything you could possibly need. The owner actually shows you around and lives nearby….I’ve never had this happen at a VRBO property before…usually just a lock box or digital key pad and code to enter in. The description online is accurate and there are numerous personal touches not mentioned but present nonetheless. Three of us stayed 4 nights and ate all meals in and never had to wash dishes in order to have clean ones for a meal– that well-stocked. The owner e-mailed about thirty pages of info prior to our arrival listing everything someone might have a need for in the local town and directions on how to get there. From all the restaurants, stores, pharmacies, auto repair, veterinarians…you name it…it was on the list. Plus all local attractions, hiking trails etc. The property the house sits on is spectacular! Secluded and tucked in the woods along a rushing trout stream. Across the stream there are fields of wildflowers with a small lake in the center. Hiking paths all through the property and along the stream and around the lakes. I did a little catch and release fishing in the stream and caught and released three small native rainbows. Only fished a bit in the catch and release lake, but did not catch any fish. Live bait would probably be the ticket there. Anyway, if I had to dream up an ideal property I’d love to live on….this would be it. And it was also hosted by some super nice folks!!!

Greg & Betsy K.
Gili's Cove Cottage

Tons Of Privacy

Tons of privacy. Bigger than expected. We loved our stay here. The place was extremely clean, way bigger than the pics make it look. It was perfect for our family. Tons of privacy, but not necessarily secluded. Beautiful scenery and lovely hosts. You won’t regret the decision to stay here.

Loren & Keith R.
Blackwell Branch Cabin

Dog Friendly Property

Dog friendly property. We loved our stay here. The cabin was comfortable, ell-equipped, quiet and a great place to relax. The house was in excellent condition and shows how much work the is put into it to maintain it. The hosts, Linda and Jorge, were extremely helpful and were only a short distance away. Clearly a dog friendly property. We appreciated being able to bring our two dogs. We heartily recommend it and it certainly earned 5 stars!

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Bobbi & David L.
Gili's Cove Cottage

Puppy ‘s First Vacation

Puppy ‘s first vacation! This was a wonderful property for our family! The ponds and creek were great for fishing and tubing. This was our puppy’s first vacation and she loved every part of the house and property! We will certainly look to return to this home again in the future

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Denise L.
Blackwell Branch Cabin

Secluded Creekside Getaway

Secluded creekside getaway. Enjoyed the nice little touches by the host: fresh flowers and strawberries along with small trinkets and candy for the kids. The cabin had everything we needed. We had no cel phone reception but that was awesome. We really enjoyed this beautiful cabin and property. Took long walks in the evenings in the woods and property.

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Sherri & Marty P.
Blackwell Branch Cabin

Watching Herons Fish For Breakfast

Watching herons fish for breakfast! We enjoyed an amazing stay at Linda and Jorge’s property! It is by far the cleanest and well stocked property we have ever stayed in, it had everything we needed and more. The screened in porch may have been our favorite part of the house, we spent our meal times there as well as quiet reading while listening to the creek, watching herons fish for their breakfast. The mountain view is incredible and my husband and son enjoyed fishing in the evenings in the pond. And we were only 15 minutes or so from Lake Chatuge! Highly recommend!!!

mountain view with path
Jill & Greg M.
Gili's Cove Cottage

Hours Playing In The Water

Hours playing in the water! We had SUCH a great time here. The house was equipped with everything we needed to cook. There was so many lovely touches: wildflowers in each room, everything clearly labeled, coffee/tea, books and games, helpful maps, etc. The attention to detail was impressive. And the view/location was divine. It makes right up to the creek, which was fast flowing but not deep. My kids (ages 6 and 8) spent hours playing in the water. It was fast enough to make it feel like an adventure for them, and shallow enough (no more than 18 inches max) that I was never worried about their safety. Linda and Jorge were excellent, attentive, and kind hosts, especially when we had some illness related travel changes. The trails were great too. We spent lots of time hiking around. It was the first trip I took with my young children that was actually a vacation for me too, and the setting was a big part of it. I am still dreaming of cooler temps and tall trees! Many thanks to Linda and Jorge!

Aaron & Kylin L.
Gili's Cove Cottage

Rushing River, Trails And Woods

Rushing river, the trails and woods. My husband and I had a wonderful 5-day vacation at Linda’s rental home at serenity Lane. The place truly lives up to its reputation: serenity! We love everything about this place: The super clean home, the very spacious screen porch, all the comfortable chairs inside & outside, the rushing river, the Serenity Pond, the trails and the woods. Linda is such a responsive and thoughtful host, and we like her very much. And we certainly will come back again and again in the future.

Jie & Fritz E.
Gili's Cove Cottage

Heaven.

Heaven. Our first visit to North Carolina and we found Jorge and Linda and their little piece of heaven.
The property was amazing and very beautiful.
The house was very clean and had all that you will need on your stay.
The scenic drive into town and you have Dining, Gas , and a really nice grocery store with everything you could ask for. An hour drive to Great smoky mountain national park and the Cherokee reservation. And just a short drive south is lake Chatuge in Georgia.
A private community.
If you want peace and quiet, Woods and water, Mountains and scenery this is it.
We loved our visit and look forward to staying again.
Highly recommend. thank you Jorge and Linda.

Mark and Sarah B.
Blackwell Branch Cabin

Just what our family needed

Just what our family needed. We live nearby and hosted a Birthday celebration for my father-in-law. We rented Blackwell Branch Cabin to house some of the visiting relatives and it was perfect. They loved it….especially having coffee and conversations on the deck overlooking the creek.

Dianne & Rod S.
Blackwell Branch Cabin

Fireflies Were Magical

Fireflies near the pond were magical! WE had a wonderful time at the cabin. The rooms were spacious, the creek was lovely and the pond was full of bass!! While there we saw deer, geese, red wing blackbirds, turtles, and a whole host of wildlife. There were thousands putting on a show all the way up to the tops of the trees! I would absolutely recommend a stay here.

Christopher K.
Gili's Cove Cottage

Hosts Thought Of Everything

Hosts thought of everything! Even made sure we had all the things we might need for our pup, everything was there for us to use. Will definitely come back!

Wildflowers
Faiza B.
Gili's Cove Cottage

Smores By The Campfire

Smores by the campfire! We had a really great and relaxing stay. The house was very clean, comfortable and exactly as listed. We fished, made S’mores over a campfire, took walks and enjoyed the beautiful location. Linda was a great host.

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Kevin C.
Gili's Cove Cottage

Owners Are Wonderful Hosts

Owners are wonderful hosts. Our family had a wonderful time. The house was very clean, the location is very secluded and peaceful. We will definitely be back!

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Jason & Aislinn P.
Blackwell Branch Cabin

Overall A Great Trip

Overall a great trip! I stayed here with my husband and our 2 dogs. The house was very clean, well stocked and right on the stream. There were well defined walking trails around the property for the dogs.

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Katie R.
Gili's Cove Cottage

Paradise For Nature Lovers

Paradise for nature lovers! EVERYTHING that we needed was conveniently available at the house. The owner’s appear to have put everything into place that they think anyone would want, including great information on the surrounding area. This location is paradise for nature lovers. It is far enough from ‘civilization’ to allow you to feel like you’ve gotten away from it all but close enough to nearby towns for shopping, dining, and festivals, should you choose to visit. You leave the back porch and step out onto the river bank. Just beyond the river is a pond frequented by geese and a great flock of Red-winged Blackbirds. Get up early enough in the morning and watch the deer as they creep along the river side to their crossing spot. You truly have to see it to believe it. We hope to return again and again.

Tod & Vanessa W.
Gili's Cove Cottage

So Many Personal Touches

So many personal touches!  We loved our stay at this beautiful, well equipped cabin. The owners were kind, helpful, and had so many personal touches such as fresh flowers that made it a wonderful trip. The family was happy to stay at the cabin for the entire time. There’s so much to do in the quiet, small community. We fished (catch and release in the pond), played in the creek, enjoyed an outdoor fire, fed cattle, and just sat on the back porch. We went into town and enjoyed the shopping and restaurants. We liked Black Dog restaurant and Nocturnal Brewing Company. WiFi and streaming worked great for the teens. A fun surprise was seeing the private planes taking off and landing nearby. The dogs were happy with the beautiful yard, but I think we’ll leave them at home on the next trip as it was like having a child in an unfamiliar environment. We will return and the property is definitely a 5 star property. Thank you!

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Leigh & Bill P.
Blackwell Branch Cabin

Beautifully Maintained Quiet Getaway

Beautifully maintained for a private getaway. Gili’s Cottage is a beautifully maintained, cozy space by the creek with walking trails along the far shore of the creek, and paths to two ponds. The cottage was the perfect place for a quiet getaway, and we spent most of our time in the sun room out back, enjoying the breeze and sound of the creek rushing by. Linda provided everything we could’ve needed during our stay, including dog bowls and baby gates for our dog. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit and would definitely go back for another stay beside the creek.

Dal & Vanessa K.
Gili's Cove Cottage

Awesome Place For Hiking

Awesome place for hiking! Awesome place to stage for hiking and sightseeing around the mountains. When you’re done with that, come back to this place that sets you at ease and provides the ultimate in relaxation with all of the amenities. Very peaceful and serene!

Charlie & Kim M.
Gili's Cove Cottage

Pond With Lots Of Fish

Pond with lots of fish! My husband and I brought 3 15 year old boys here because they wanted to fish. The property was beautiful! The house had everything we needed. It was stocked and cleaned. Linda met us and showed us around. She and her husband are so nice and helpful. They have thought of everything. There is a stream in the backyard that is fresh and filled with trout. And a pond just past that with lots of fish. The boys spent hours fishing from both. We enjoyed the peaceful area sitting on the back deck. We definitely will be back to the same place.

Stacy & Jim G.
Blackwell Branch Cabin

Clean, Spacious and Well-stocked

Clean, spacious and well-stocked. Linda and Jorge’s place in the mountains is a perfect getaway. The cabin is clean, spacious, and well-stocked. The hosts are generous, very easy to communicate with, and even went out of their way to return an item we left behind. We enjoyed the cozy ness of the place with the wood burning stove and listening to the creek at night. The location was close to amenities though it simultaneously felt out of the way. There was great hiking and fishing that we took advantage of. We loved the place and would return in a heartbeat.

Tyler & Victoria G.
Blackwell Branch Cabin

Gorgeous Setting & Super Clean

Couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful setting to relax and unwind. Everything we go to the mountains for was just a few steps from the doorsteps. Large flowing creek, beautiful pond, and breathtaking mountain views. Add to it that it was the cleanest cabin we’ve ever stayed at, made for an amazing trip. Even our 2 teenagers loved it and they aren’t easy to please. We loved seeing them grab the chess board, tic-tac-toe, and puzzles instead of their phones. They also loved grabbing the chocolate and cider Linda provided! We could hear the creek from inside the house and the fire pit is in the perfect location to enjoy some smores while listening to the flowing creek. Just a very short walk and we were able to get to the very accessible pond. Both kids caught fish on fly rods and we even got to see a few planes take off and land. The drive was super easy to get there & the only thing that was a little challenging was fitting my husband’s big truck in the driveway. Town was very close when we wanted to grab a bite to eat. The flat lot, one level living, and easy flat walking paths make it great for people of all ages. Definitely want to plan a return trip!

Julie & Jason H.
Gili's Cove Cottage

Very Clean And Everything We Needed

Very clean and everything we needed was there. Perfect! We are already looking for another week we can stay again!! Very clean and had everything we needed. Hosts were very responsive!!

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Jacob & Cindy D.
Blackwell Branch Cabin

Cabin Was Spectacular

Cabin was spectacular in terms of being a completely stocked cabin. Everything needed was there and very clean. The location was beautiful along the creek in a very secluded area. Walking our dogs right from the cabin is what we like instead of walking on trails. This is a gem of a cabin and perfect hosts. This cabin checked off all of our boxes. Thanks for letting us stay at your cabin!

Sandra M.
Blackwell Branch Cabin

Truly Enchanting

Truly enchanting! Surrounded by the changing Autumn colors of the forest, listening to the sound of the rushing water of the creek, on the wrap-around porch in the back of our cabin was so and relaxing. Exactly, what we needed for a few days! Upon arrival, our cabin was spotlessly clean, warm and cozy. There were fresh flowers on the table, fresh fruit in a bowl on the counter and even treats for our big puppy dog! We also, enjoyed some local shopping, restaurants and a nice winery. Linda and Jorge are amazing hosts! Yes, we were sad to leave and wished for more time. So, we will definitely be back to this wonderful place again! We highly recommend Blackwell Branch Cabin to anyone wanting to escape the hustle & bustle of daily living.

Bob & Debbie G.
Blackwell Branch Cabin

Beautiful Mountain Stream

Beautiful mountain stream and immaculate cabin. Accurate directions, easy check in and quick responses to questions and requests. The cabin was comfortable and well stocked. Highly recommend with plans to return. Thank you Linda and Jorge.

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Shelly & Jeff P.
Blackwell Branch Cabin

Just As Advertised If Not Better

Just as advertised if not better. My only complaint is that we were so busy doing day trip activities that I didn’t have a day to just stay at the cabin and enjoy. The property was just as advertised, if not better. We’ll for sure be coming back in the summertime!

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Jim & Ivy C.
Blackwell Branch Cabin

Better Than We Ever Expected

Better than we ever expected! I booked this home for our family’s Thanksgiving get away and it was better than we ever expected. The home was extremely clean and well stocked. The hostesses made sure our every need was taken care of prior to our arrival. We will be back!

Melissa & Hugh K.
Gili's Cove Cottage

Wonderful Setting

Wonderful setting right beside the creek. Our family of 5 stayed at Blackwell Branch Cabin for the weekend of Veteran’s day and the property was exactly as advertised. The home was clean, well-stocked and updated Upon arrival we were met by Linda who gave us a walkthrough of and went over important details regarding the property. This was comforting as we knew that the owners, who were very responsive through the whole process, were close by in the event that any issues were to arise (which there were none). There was plenty of space for everyone in the house, and there was anything you could need in the kitchen to cook meals. The home was in a wonderful setting with the creek, the trails, and the lake and we enjoyed walking the trails and hanging out by the creek. Nights were spent by the fire pit which was very peaceful and quiet. Overall a great stay, a great property and somewhere we would definitely consider renting again.

Tusquittee Creek
Josh & Jennifer L.
Blackwell Branch Cabin

By Far The Best Place

By far the best place! This is by far the best place we have ever stayed on a vacation. The surroundings are absolutely stunning and we loved having the woods and the mountains surrounding us. The sound of the trout stream in the back was very soothing and the pond was fun to fish from. The cottage could not have been any cleaner. Everything was immaculate and there were so many extras provided. The hosts were wonderful and readily available if needed, but respectful of your privacy. We loved it so much that we are coming back in two years and have already put a deposit down. You will not be disappointed if you stay here!!

Lori & Jack C.
Gili's Cove Cottage

Cleanest & Most Organized Place Ever

Cleanest and most organized place we have ever stayed. It was so roomy and comfortable. I especially loved the porch, backyard, & stream. The quiet setting was perfect. Hopefully we can come again next year. Thank you so much!

Tusquittee Creek
Gail & O.E. Clark
Gili's Cove Cottage

Clean, Beautiful, Secluded

Clean, beautiful and secluded property, every need is met!!! Linda and Jorge anticipate your every need – the pantry is stocked with ziploc bags, aluminum foil, a first aid kit and even bug spray! They also have two different kinds of coffee makers, if you use a Keurig, just pack some k-cups and you’re enjoying your morning coffee out on the back deck in no time. The cupboards have everything you will ever need (if you even plan on cooking.) There are extra blankets to snuggle with on the couch and a wood burning stove for a little ambiance. However, you will probably spend most of your time on the deck, fishing or walking along the creek, or roasting marshmallows at the fire pit. A fishermen’s paradise…large mouth bass fish in the pond, and trout fish in their beautiful stream. Linda was amazing and was very helpful with any questions we may have had. We loved our short time here and are looking ahead to see when we can get back!!! NOTE: You’re definitely off the grid if you have Sprint/T-Mobile – no cell service, no GPS, no Waze – rely on the old fashion map and written instructions.

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Ron & Terri I.
Blackwell Branch Cabin

Gilis Cove Best Rental By Far

Gilis Cove best rental by far! It is so beautiful and peaceful. Linda went above and beyond for us. The place was spotless and had everything we needed. We enjoyed every second of our time there. I don’t want to stay anywhere else from now on!! This was, by far, the best rental we have ever stayed at. Thank you Linda for everything!

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Theresa S. & Family
Gili's Cove Cottage

Secluded Creekside Location

Secluded creekside location – Great cabin!  The house was very clean and everything was as advertised. Kitchen very well appointed with modern appliances. Linda is a delight. Would definitely recommend! Thanks, Linda! We had a great (if brief) stay & hope to come back sometime.”

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Karen H.
Blackwell Branch Cabin

Spotless, Private And Abundantly Stocked

Spotless, private and abundantly stocked! Our stay at Linda’s home was wonderful! Not only does a beautiful stream flow through the backyard, but it includes walking trails with more areas to relax and access the creek, and a pond with fish- which my daughter found delightful- all situated in a valley with mountains surrounding you. It was also spotless, private, abundantly stocked with goods and came with thoughtful welcoming gifts. Quiet with no problems accessing it regarding roads or cell service. Hard floors too no carpet so great for brining the dog while keeping things clean!. Loved the area as well and had so much fun! We hiked and swam at Jackrabbit, fished at Shooting creek rec area, hiked to Siler Bald and Rufus Morgan Falls, swam and inner-tubed in Fire’s Creek, swam at Chatuge Dam rec area and picked up memory tokens at a cute little shop in town. Used the crockpot for meals and had a couple campfires. We had a great time- thank you so much Linda for sharing your home with us!

Natalie K.
Blackwell Branch Cabin

Firewood For Campfire

Firewood for campfire ! Fresh fruit! Property was extremely clean and private on a good bit of land with trout fishing in creek and bass in the lake. Firewood for camp fire to a full cabinet of spices and even fresh fruit was provided. Linda thought of it all to make our stay perfect.

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Kramer S.
Blackwell Branch Cabin

Wonderful Hospitality

Wonderful hospitality! We recently stayed at this beautiful, secluded cabin! We usually come to this area twice a year and I have to say that out of all of the cabins we have stayed at so far, this is probably our favorite. From the private location, to the beautiful river in the backyard, to the wonderful hospitality from the host, we couldn’t have asked for more. I would give this place 10 out of 5 stars! Highly recommended and can’t wait to be back!

Sandra & Alex R.
Gili's Cove Cottage

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Our goal is to make your stay at Casa on the Creek as comfortable and convenient as possible. 
We live right down the lane and we’re always happy to help any way that we can. Let us know if you have questions or are ready to inquire.