It's all about the creek…and the mountains

It's OK, you're in the mountains now... Breathe.

Take a snooze in the hammock or idle the day away on the yard swing.  Watch the kids try their hand at fishing in the creek.  Catch your dinner right from your backyard and cook it on the gas BBQ grill. Your trip to Blackwell Branch Cabin is all about experiencing the outdoors. 

Blackwell Branch Cabin

Blackwell Branch Cabin… It’s all about the creek.  And the pond.  And the mountains beyond.  Peace, nature, serenity.  Fall asleep to the sounds of the rushing creek right outside your window.  Open the French doors wide and let the fresh breeze in.  Enjoy morning coffee on the wrap-around deck overlooking the creek, watch deer in the meadow and geese in the pond.  Relax in the evening on the rocking chair porch.  Let the kids run – they’ll love the playhouse or just messing around in the creek.

Nestled In The Trees

The cabin sits on acres of woods, just steps from the rushing creek.  And the kids will love the two-story playhouse!

...With A Cozy Woodburning Stove

After a busy day of hiking and waterfalls, curl up with a good book
in front of the cozy woodburning stove.

Blackwell Branch Cabin Details

More Details About Your Stay

Blackwell Branch Cabin lies nestled between two creeks. It sits right on rushing Tusquittee Creek which can be heard from every room in the cabin and in addition, Blackwell Branch (another small creek) runs along the western edge of the property.

This smaller creek is perfect for younger kids to get their feet wet, exploring under rocks for salamanders and frogs. The cabin boasts wide wrap-around decks, a rocking chair front porch and even a two-story playhouse for the kids!

 A large section of the rear deck is closed off with gates to keep your small children and pets secure.  There’s a large fire-pit for nighttime campfires right on the banks of the creek. 

Take a snooze in the hammock or idle the day away on the yard swing.  Watch the kids try their hand at fishing in the creek.  Catch your dinner right from your backyard and cook it on the gas BBQ grill.

The property:  The cabin sits on three level wooded acres along Tusquittee Creek with a gravel pull-through drive.  Serenity Lane is a dead-end road with only four homes– the first is Gili’s Cove Cottage (our sister property), next is an acre of woods, then Blackwell Branch Cabin, another wooded lot, then our own home.  Beyond our home at the dead-end is our one and only neighbor. 

We own all the wooded property between Gili’s Cove Cottage and the Cabin, so children (and grown-ups) can feel free to wander among the trees and wildflowers.  Parents can feel comfortable allowing their children to run and play around the property, in the woods and along the creek.

Interior:  3 bedrooms & 2 full baths

Upstairs is the master bedroom loft with queen-size four-poster bed, two closets and one large dresser.  The second bedroom upstairs has a single bed with a pull-out trundle. Between the two bedrooms is a full bath with shower/tub and a large closet to stash away all your things. The third bedroom is downstairs next to bathroom– queen bed, closet and large dresser with TV.  Next to it is the other bathroom which has an old-fashioned claw-foot soaking tub, perfect for unwinding after a day on the trails.  (The stacked washer/dryer is in a closet in this bathroom.)

The downstairs living space has an open plan with kitchen open to the dining room and living room.  Dining room has a large farm-style table.  There is a second smaller table in the dining room area for games & puzzles and setting up your laptop.  The living room has a large wrap-around sectional sofa w/recliner that sits right in front of the river-rock hearth and wood-burning stove, and a large HD TV.  Kitchen, dining room and living room all open out to the wide, wrap-around decks with the creek right outside.  The large rocking chair front porch is a great place to watch for deer as they trek from the pond up the mountain at the end of the day.

Internet, TV and telephone:
Keeping in mind that cellular service here in the mountains can be somewhat erratic, we’ve provided a landline telephone (unlimited long distance in the continental US) and hi-speed internet (Wi-Fi) to help you keep in touch.  TV is provided by DirectTV and a Roku streaming device lets you use your Netflix, Hulu and other accounts.

Equipment & Supplies:
Bedrooms & baths:  All sheets and towels are provided, with extra pillows, sheets, blankets & towels in the linen closet. 

Bathrooms are supplied with bar soap, liquid hand soap, extra toilet paper and Kleenex, and hairdryer.  

Kitchen is fully equipped with microwave, coffeemaker, crockpot, toaster, blender, hand-mixer, all pots & pans, dishwasher soap and liquid dish soap, hand soap, paper towels, foil and wraps.  

Living room:  We provide a starter supply of wood for the wood-burning stove and for the big fire-pit out by the creek.  You’ll also find plenty of dead-fall wood on the property.  

Reading library, games & puzzles: You’ll find a large collection of books of all types in the bookcase and nightstands.  A supply of jigsaw puzzles and games is also provided to help keep the kids entertained.

Give us a holler!

Use the calendar below to check availability then send the form to book or inquire about your dates.  Have questions?  We can help with that too! 

Blackwell Branch Cabin Amenities



Blackwell Branch Photo Gallery

Gili's Cove bedrooms


Gili's Cove bathrooms


Gili's Cove sleeps

Sleeps 6 Adults 

Family Run Business

Family & Kid Friendly


Free Wi-Fi + Roku Streaming




Standard rate234.00variableContact Owner
Holidays 271.00variableContact Owner
Fall Color Season - Oct 16 to Nov 01258.00variableContact Owner
Cleaning Fee$ 90.00
Pet Fee-up to two dogs with prior approval from Owner140.00
Pet Fee for additional dog, with prior approval from Owner50.00
Local Tax 10%
Memorial Day 2023May 26 to May 30
4th of July 2023June 30 to July 05
Labor Day 2022Sept 01 to Sept 05
Thanksgiving 2022Nov 23 to Nov 28
Christmas & New YearsDec 21 to Jan 02 2023


Walking Trails By The Pond And Creek

woodburning stove

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.

mark & Kim H.

Long Peaceful Walks

Tusquittee Creek

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.

Melinda & Tom F.

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.

Sandy & Otis A.

Sunrise On The Deck

Tusquittee Creek

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!

Susan & Rolf M.

Extra Personal Touches

Blackwell Cabin

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!

Sandy A. & family

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.