Blackwell Branch Cabin... It's OK, you're in the mountains now...breathe.
It's OK, you're in the mountains now... Breathe.
Blackwell Branch Cabin
Here’s what you need to know…
Sleeps 6 Adults
Family & Kid Friendly
Free Wi-Fi + Roku Streaming
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.
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 (1500sf)
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 and has an antique metal bed (double), 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.
One of the best vacation experiences we’ve ever had, Linda and Jorge are excellent persons, on top of every detail and communicating about everything we would need, even before our trip. The cabin was impeccable, clean and comfortable, with every necessity for a perfect stay. The whole property was beautiful and perfect for relaxing. Frankly,… Read more “Best Vacation Experiences”
Fantastic! The location was excellent, the cabin immaculate and the owners extremely helpful. Made the trip with my parents, daughter and son in law as well as 2 pups. Plenty of room for all of us. The pups had a great time in the yard while we enjoyed the fire pit. My father is on nocturnal… Read more “Fantastic Location Was Excellent”
Very peaceful setting. Great location and very relaxing spot. Cabin has everything you need and loved hanging out at the fire pit beside the creek. Thanks!!
What a peaceful perfect hidden treasure! This cabin was so perfect, spotlessly clean and comfortable. The owners live just a close enough to keep up with and care for everything but I didn’t see them except when needed. Linda gave us a very thorough but quick tour of the home and surroundings and all directions… Read more “What A Peaceful Perfect Hidden Treasure”
Serenity Lane – my home away from home… This was our second time staying at the Blackwell Branch Cabin. You turn onto the road and you immediately start to feel your troubles melt away. The property is so beautiful and if I were to purchase my own cabin one day, I would look for the… Read more “Serenity Lane – My Home Away From Home”
The pictures online don’t do this property justice! The grounds are beautiful and secluded. The creek is just a few steps away from the back deck. I loved being able to look out the large French doors to see the water flowing by while at the dinner table. Our family enjoyed a very relaxing week… Read more “I’d Give It 10 Stars If I Could!”
This family came to our little corner of the mountains for a late-summer getaway prior to the start of their daughter’s senior year of high school. And while they were here, they learned that she had been selected for the varsity cheer-leading squad – a big event in the lives of this wonderful family. And… Read more “One Of Our Best Vacations Ever”
The porch is lovely. This house is very clean and neat. A fire pit was surrounded by several benches and plenty of dry wood was provided. There are many little touches which made this special: bowl of local produce, fresh flowers in a vase, folder with much information, granola that was locally made. There were… Read more “There were even treats for the dogs!”
Outstanding! Very nice and clean cabin. Peaceful and quiet. Linda and Jorge were very welcoming. Thank you for sharing your place!
Perfect in every way– a great vacation. Our entire stay went so smoothly from easy communication with Linda to finding it and loving the seclusion. I can’t say enough about the cleanliness of entire property. It’s nice to walk in to all being ready for you. There were things to do in Hayesville, but plenty… Read more “Perfect In Every Way!”
I had a group of 4 kids and my husband and I, we had all the room we could ever need. The creek was the highlight as you can imagine. The kids played in it the entire time. It was a bit cold naturally but for the young’ns it didn’t bother them during the 90… Read more “Absolutely Amazing !”
We are a family of 4 with children 8 and 10 years old, and all 4 of us give this house 5 stars! We fished in the creek (and caught trout), walked to feed the donkey and the bull, cruised to nearby creeks (Fires Creek was a favorite), and both cooked and ate locally. We… Read more “Gorgeous Smokies/Appalachian Getaway”
My husband and I booked this cabin to celebrate our anniversary. It was just what we needed. Linda and Jorge have thought of everything you could need during your stay. There was fresh fruit, cookies, cider and fresh flowers upon our arrival. The upstairs bed was very comfortable and restful. The claw foot tub was… Read more “True Serenity”
Enchanting! Our stay at Blackwell Branch Cabin could not have been better. Our family of five was deeply pleased with the privacy and beauty of the wooded location, and we spent hours just enjoying the sounds and sights of the creek. The house is fitted with every amenity a person could need, from an excellent… Read more “Enchanting!”
The place was practically perfect and Linda was a terrific host. The place was spotless and all the amenities were readily available. I’m sure we’ll be back!
Amazing! My husband and I spent our anniversary here. What a wonderful home! A perfect location, a spotless home, all the amenities you need and a fantastic caretaker. Linda Went above and beyond to make it special for us. We highly recommend this place. Wish we had more time to spend there. Will be back… Read more “Perfect Location, Spotless Home”
If you are looking for Peace/Serenity…Look no further! We can’t say enough about this wonderful vacation home! When you pull up, you can see and hear the beautiful sounds of the creek rushing just a few feet away. Wow! The views of the mountains are breathtaking…Beautiful! Then you walk in to such a “clean” and… Read more “True Serenity!”
We’ve booked many VRBO’s in the past, but none of them even come close to this magical home! Our hostess, Linda, was extremely accommodating from start to finish and her hospitality was above and beyond anything I’ve ever experienced before. She met us at the home and gave us a quick tour. There was a vase… Read more “Magical! A Tiny Slice Of Heaven”
We had an absolute blast and loved every aspect of the cabin! The creek was definitely a major highlight as well as the details the owners put into the place. Everything you could possibly imagine is provided with care. The drive to the grocery store takes 15 minutes which proved to be quite easy to… Read more “Loved Every Aspect Of The Cabin!”
Special touches throughout the home. Very comfortable, clean and private. It was cold outside but inviting inside. Nice touches throughout home and private. The water outside was beautiful as well as the grounds around the home. Coffeemaker and a blender! Clothes tree to hang coats was very nice.
Nature created the setting, but you all have added the frosting to the cake with all your thoughtful touches– the fresh fruit, flowers, etc. The cabin was so complete for our every need and the fall decor outside put a smile on our faces each time we returned. You truly created a 5-star experience for… Read more “Nature Created The Setting”
From a thank-you card: Thank you so much for having us at your cabin! We have rented many times over the years and this has been the most pleasant of all our experiences! All the holiday goodies — a very nice and kind touch! We would love to return in the summer! Blessings to you… Read more “The Most Pleasant Experience Of All”
From a thank-you card: We would like to thank you for opening and allowing us to stay at Blackwell Branch Cabin. t was truly home away from home. Our stay not only brought us peace and relaxation, but lasting memories as well. and… from a very sweet little girl: “Thank you Miss Linda. I… Read more “I Loved My Room And Playhouse”
My family stayed there for a couple of days at Christmas. We had a very peaceful and relaxing time. This was one of the cleanest places we have ever stayed. Linda was wonderful to work with. She even had decorations for us, which was a nice touch.
Extremely clean and peaceful! I have stayed in the mountains tons of times and this was the first cabin with a custom playhouse for my little girl! She loved it! The creek is super peaceful! The Owners go above and beyond to help guest feel at ease! The cabin feels like new with lots of character and comfort! I… Read more “Extremely Clean And Peaceful!”
Another great getaway weekend. This Place Is A Hidden Treasure. Very relaxing. Best Air B&B experience yet. Thanks for being extra accommodating.
Very clean and cozy. Everything you can think of and need is at your fingertips.
We loved our week and the cabin. We were sad to have to leave, we do want to come back and try Gili’s Cove Cabin too. Thank you so much for an amazing week. The cabin was immaculately clean and so enjoyable. As we ate breakfast, one morning we watched 5 deer come down to… Read more “We Loved The Creek!”
Serenity! This cozy cabin has all the necessities for a relaxing get away. The full sized kitchen allowed us to prepare all of our meals right there, and there is also a gas grill if you want to cook out. The pond on the other side of the creek is the best fishing hole ever according to… Read more “Cozy Cabin Has All The Necessities”
Cant say enough about this place!! Pure tranquility and the owners Linda and Jorge are top notch! One of the cleanest and organized places i have ever seen! Thanks again for such a wonderful time!!
Comfortable and peaceful! My kids, mother, sister and I stayed in the cabin over the weekend and I can’t say enough positive things about it. It was very clean, with comfortable furnishings, beds and plenty of space. The cabin is right on the creek so the kids were occupied all weekend between the water and… Read more “The Cabin Is Right On The Creek”
We stayed for the eclipse and we’re very happy that we did. Very nice cabin and nearby stream. All the comforts of home while being able to get away from it all. We had 5 adults, 2 kids, and 2 dogs and while that pushed things a bit, we we’re all still very comfortable (we… Read more “Very Nice Cabin And Nearby Stream”
My family and I had a wonderful stay in the mountains. It was everything we had asked for. The owner was very friendly and nice. The temperature was very good, but it did rain all day on Friday, but that did not dampen our stay. We had plenty things to do. We really enjoyed the shows… Read more “Wonderful Cabin In The Mountains”
Beautiful setting with a lovely house with everything we needed. The creek was wonderful! We will definitely be returning. Great local restaurants, shops and beautiful scenery.
We had one of the best long weekends we’ve ever had! So much so, we were talking on our home about our next stay with you. We fell in love with Blackwell Branch Cabin the minute we saw it. I swear I heard a little voice in my ear saying “Welcome Home” it was just… Read more “One Of The Best Long Weekends We’ve Ever Had”
This is our second trip to the creek and we are already planning our next. We absolutely love it in Hayesville. We’re a family of 6 and there was plenty of room inside and out. Our children tubed the creek for hours every day and caught many fish in the pond. We hiked a few… Read more “Truly A Little Piece Of Heaven”
We stayed with 3 kids, ages 3 to almost 8. They absolutely loved the creek and the playhouse, and I enjoyed swinging in the hammock while the kids played in the creek! We also enjoyed walking over to feed the bull and the donkey, and we appreciated the little treats that Linda had waiting for… Read more “Perfect For Kids…And Their Parents!”
We loved our stay in your beautiful cabin. The kids had a great time in the creek and by the pond. It truly is a place of serenity. thank you for our warm welcome and all your work in making it so memorable for our family. Abundant blessings to you Linda and Jorge!
a gorgeous place nestled into the mountains. A beautiful scenic little town just 15 minutes away, but plenty to do at home if you stay in. Fishing, games, relaxing, hammock swinging or just enjoying the creek. Can’t recommend this place enough. Our hosts were amazing. Always available and willing to go above and beyond.
We (hubby, two kids, two dogs, and myself) stayed at this awesome cabin for four nights. Linda and Jorge were excellent hosts and left the best welcome goodies for the whole family, including the dogs. The cabin is immaculate, comfy, and is fully stocked with everything one would need for cooking, laundry, etc. The best… Read more “Loved This Cabin!!!”
Surrounded by God’s creation (and much hard work by the property owners). Quietness and serenity. Beautiful, large creek – many places to walk and enjoy outdoors. Large decks for outside enjoyment. The cabin was stocked with everything you could possibly need for your home away. Pristine and organized. The owners have placed much thought in… Read more “Quietness And Serenity”
Absolutely Wonderful! Linda and Jorge could not have been any better hosts! The cabin was exceptionally clean, comfortable, and equipped with everything needed to unplug and enjoy the beautiful stream and mountains. It was apparent throughout the stay that the hosts go the extra mile to think of everything. Our crew included my wife and… Read more “We Do Not Want To Leave The Cabin!”
Serenity Lane is definitely the perfect name for the road leading to the cabin. The setting is absolutely beautiful on the creek. We have stayed in numerous cabins in western North Carolina and north Georgia and Blackwell Branch Cabin is definitely one of our favorites that we would return to. The owners are very responsive… Read more “Serenity On The Creek”
We enjoyed our four night stay very much! The cabin was very clean, tidy, had everything we could possibly need for cooking our meals. We relaxed on the porch/decks, the boys fished in the pond and even tried their hand at trout fishing in the creek! We went to Fires Creek hiking–beautiful area. We will… Read more “The Cabin Was Even Better Than I Had Imagined !”
Absolutely amazing! If you’re looking for a peaceful, remote cabin, this is it!! Pictures cannot do this cabin justice and it is immaculately clean and well-furnished. The beds were exceptionally comfortable with nice linens. The kitchen is well-stocked with everything you need. Our hosts, Linda and Jorge, went out of their way to make us… Read more “If You’re Looking For A Peaceful Remote Cabin”
What a grand place and a wonderful host! So beautiful and inviting! Loved the creek.
Our three night stay at Blackwell Branch Cottage could not have been more ideal. Linda greeted us with not only a brief tour but a birthday balloon and treats for my husband whose 65 birthday we were celebrating. The cottage is sparkling and includes all amenities such as crisp linens, wifi, fresh flowers, and a great… Read more “Perfect Getaway – Even In The Early Spring”
We needed a weekend getaway that was close to a trail that we were hiking on Sunday. This was the perfect place tucked back in the woods. My mood can only be described as giddy as I took in all the views from around the property. A great fire pit with endless wood is supplied.… Read more “Amazing Property!”
WOW! My husband and I love the mountains, so we’ve stayed in our fair share of cabins…this is by far the BEST yet! So cozy and a beautiful property with all the amenities one can need for a weekend, a week or a month! Not to mention—completely spotless! The house was stocked with fresh linens,… Read more “A Mountain Home Away From Home”
Owner was very responsive and helpful during the booking process. When we arrived there was everything and more that we needed! She had treats for the kids and our two dogs along with a mug full of popcorn, hot cocoa and tea. The sound of the rushing creek behind the house was wonderful! The kids… Read more “Love The Creek!”
Loved the Casa on the Creek! House wonderful. Had a very enjoyable long new years weekend. Very quiet alongside creek and pasture with long range mountain views. Everything we needed in kitchen, bathrooms and bedrooms. All well appointed and very clean. Welcome by owners who are very accommodating.
The owner is a great host with an impeccable cabin, top notch communication prior to arrival and a welcoming demeanor. Anyone looking for a quiet, secluded getaway cant go wrong in Linda’s cabin. Wonderful Cabin!
Our recent trip to Hayesville, North Carolina was not a pleasure trip. We were going for a sudden death in the family and had to scramble to find a place to stay-ASAP! We found Blackwell Branch Cabin online and it was available for our travel dates. Booking was simple and quick and we were on… Read more “Treasure In The Woods”
Great cabin with impressive attention to detail – from welcoming gifts to many supplies provided. Fully furnished and beautifully decorated with everything needed and then some. Great deck and yard. Nice location along creek in really fantastic mountain valley. Easy to get to and convenient to town.
Linda and Jorge were fabulous hosts, and went out of their way to make a celebratory weekend very special. We had a Saturday morning bonus as one of the local planes took to the air and did stunts right above the airfield! Very peaceful setting, super clean house, and great service by the owners.
Our family of 6 had a wonderful time. Our elementary aged boys played in the creek for hours, we fished in the pond, we played nerf gun wars, we roasted marshmallows, and hiked a few trails. The cabin has all of the finishing touches of a bed and breakfast. It was amazingly clean, nicely updated… Read more “Fabulously Perfect”
Not only is Blackwell Branch Cabin our yearly fall vacation retreat, this cabin, this vacation, is sometimes a daily or weekly mental respite! My husband and I both literally think about this vacation spot when we’re having a tough day or a tough week. Knowing we have a reserved week every year is our way… Read more “Our Yearly, Must-Have, Wouldn’t-Miss Vacation Destination”
In full disclosure, I am a beach lover, not a mountain lover; the fact that a beach lover is already considering a return trip speaks volumes about this retreat. From the welcoming wrap around porch with multiple areas for gathering (rocking chairs on front porch, picnic table with gas grill on side porch, an artisan… Read more “The Gold Standard For Customer Service”
Our stay was way too short (long weekend) to really enjoy this awesome location! Linda is the only cabin owner we have ever rented from who met us upon arrival.even though it was close to 8pm, just to walk us through and show us where to find towels, light switches, etc. the cabin was immaculate and I was so… Read more “Wonderful Attention To Detail And Super Clean!”
My wife and I, son and granddaughter spent three lovely nights at the Blackwell Branch Cabin for Labor Day weekend 2016. We had a wonderful time in this quaint cabin located on a bold creek. While we didn’t catch any trout from the stream, my son caught nine nice bass from the pond on the… Read more “Peaceful Stay In The Mountains On A Beautiful Stream”
Thanks so much, we had a very relaxing time. thank you for the cookies and treats (I sure hope they were for us!) A very nice touch to remember our trip. Hopefully we can come back to explore more when we have more time!
We stayed in the Blackwell Branch cabin for three nights after being forced to evacuate our home on the coast in SC. The setting next to the creek was perfect. The cabin was clean, comfortable, and very tastefully decorated, with every amenity you could want. The playhouse was so much fun for my 3 year… Read more “Great Cabin In A Fantastic Setting!”
A beautiful peaceful spot, away from it all, but convenient to necessities like grocery. We had a great time relaxing at the Blackwell Branch cabin by the stream. It was exactly as advertised, plus some nice surprises like fruit, fresh flowers and cookies when we arrived! Linda took great care with all details, including providing info… Read more “A Beautiful Peaceful Spot Away From It All”
We were able to spend a month at Blackwell cabin. Loved being surrounded by all the trees with the rushing creek out back. Spent many hours on the wrap around porch from early morning til late in the evening. Fishing in the pond, playing in the creek. Watching the small planes take off and land close by.… Read more “Loved Being Surrounded By All The Trees”
We had an absolutely wonderful stay in the forest! The kids had a great time splashing in the creek that runs behind the house and the older ones enjoyed canoeing and fishing in the nearby lake. Our little dog had fun swimming after the ducks in the pond ( of course she never did catch… Read more “Wonderful Stay In The Forest!”
I would highly recommend this property to any prospective rentals. The house is lovely and beautifully decorated. We were there with 8 and had plenty of room. It was incredibly neat and clean! It is nestled on a wooded lot with a lovely creek running at the back of the property. You could stay here and… Read more “Nestled On a Wooded Lot With A Lovely Creek”
Lovely cabin by the creek – furnished with everything you’d need – a delightful place! Linda provided a beautiful cabin, fully furnished with plates, cups, towels, sheets, and everything else you could want in a home. Open the doors and hear the delightful sound of the creek flood into the house – the screen doors keep… Read more “Lovely Cabin By The Creek”
We have been VRBO renters for many years now and have stayed at many places in the NC, N. GA area. There were not enough stars in the review rating to rate Blackwell Branch Cabin. As much as I would like to keep this place to ourselves, it wouldn’t be fair. After staying for 5… Read more “It Doesn’t Get Any Better Than This!”
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