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 rate242.00variableContact Owner
Holidays 272.00variableContact Owner
Fall Color Season - Oct 16 to Nov 01282.00variableContact 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 2024May 24 to May 28
4th of July 2024June 30 to July 06
Labor Day 2024Aug 31 to Sept 02
Thanksgiving 2024Nov 27 to Dec 01
Christmas & New YearsDec 21 to Jan 02


Complete Privacy

Serenity Lane

Complete privacy! Really enjoyed the stay here. Being able to hear the river from the porch and catching a few fish in the pond made for a memorable weekend. Look forward to coming back in the future.

Jason L. & family

Quiet and picturesque!

Quiet and picturesque! The creek provides a comforting background sound and the leaves were at their peak!

Doug H.

Want to Return

We want to return! The most beautiful place ever, right on the creek.

Lucy & Harry E.

Playhouse Simply Adorable

Playhouse was simply adorable. This exceeded our expectations! The cabin is such a quaint, comfortable, well-equipped home on the most gorgeous property. Honestly, the pictures are beautiful but don’t do it’s justice. The owners make you feel welcome and even left treats and goodies for our two daughters! Dog treats were left for our pups and we felt they were welcomed in the cabin. We told her which type of dogs we had and she had old towels and linens for us to use to cover their furniture which was so nice to not have to travel with and even had gates to keep our pups downstairs. The property is stunning. The creek was so fun for our girls and dogs. We walked the whole path which they keep mowed AND we saw small planes take off and land on the grass strip just beyond the water. It was truly a dream. We ate out in town but also ate in twice. The kitchen was equipped with everything we needed and grill worked great. I was amazed at how well the home and property was maintained. We weren’t running into spider webs or having to brush off furniture outside. It was all ready for us. The girls also loved the playhouse. Simply adorable. We really hope to be back. We rafted the Nantahala with our girls (9,11) and the drive was nice. Super cute towns all around. You won’t regret your stay here. We promise!!

Trent & Sarah R.

Listening to the creek

Listening to the creek! My wife and I recently stayed at Blackwell Branch Cabin for a quick getaway before the school year started. It was just what the doctor ordered! Linda has done a great job of making the place homey and it is well stocked with everything you may need to settle right in. The grocery store is close by and we loved sitting on the back porch with our coffee and listening to the creek gurgle by. I have to give Linda five stars as well because she always available and yet totally unobtrusive. The area itself is beautiful and you should take a walk around the pond and look for the turtle! There’s also a small airfield there and while you think it may be a distraction to the calm and peacefulness we didn’t see or hear one small plane until the last hour before we left. In fact I began watching and hoping I would actually see one land! If your thinking about booking this property I’d say just do it. You won’t be disappointed! Thanks for a great stay Linda!

Robert & Kendra F.

Amazing stream!

Serenity Lane

Amazing stream in the back yard. Beautiful cabin & property. Owner was nice and cabin had everything needed for a 4 day stay. Highlight was the nature trail and the DEER!

Josh & Jami M.