Paradise River Retreat (River Front!)


Entire cabin hosted by Ed

6 guests, 2 bedrooms, 3 beds, 2 bathrooms
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Paradise River Retreat is literally feet away from the beautiful Hiwassee River. Fishing, kayaking, tubing, or just sitting by the fire awaits you. This unique cabin sits on 1.5 wooded acres, sleeps 6, includes two decks with outdoor sitting and cooking area, fire pit, and direct access to the river. Just 3 minutes away from John C. Campbell Folk School and less than 5 miles to downtown Murphy where you will find local shops, dining, and the small town atmosphere that will have you wanting more.

The space
Located literally feet from the Hiwassee River in picturesque Murphy, NC, this cabin is perfect for your family, your fishing getaway, a guys weekend, a girls get together, and even two families vacationing together! Bring your pooches down also, as there is plenty of wooded land just for them.

Paradise River Retreat boasts 3 queen size beds (sleeps 6), but can sleep 2 additional singles on the couches, if necessary. There are 2 full size bathrooms, and an upstairs and downstairs living space for lounging separately, if desired. Each living space has its own flat screen with WIFI... perfect for watching Netflix but with the river calling, you may not even turn them on. One full bath has a tub, the other a stand up shower. An office is in house if you have to keep up with your emails, but we hope you can leave that behind for some good R & R. We have a fully stocked kitchen for your convenience, coffee and snacks are there to start you off, but feel free to stock it with your own preferences. A propane grill outside on the porch (riverside) makes it fun to make a big family meal outdoors and eat on the large picnic table in the yard next to the fire pit. There is also a picnic table on the upstairs screened-in porch, perfect for a quick snack or a perfect dinner overlooking this amazing river.

Shopping for groceries is a mere 5 miles away, all conveniences you need are in Murphy: casual dining (burgers, fries, sandwiches, BBQ and wings), fast food (McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Krystal Burgers, Waffle King and more), gas stations, Walgreen’s, Lowe’s, Wal-Mart, Ingles (grocery store that boasts a Starbucks), and even sit-down dining that ranges from casual to higher-end. There are great shops in downtown Murphy: The Daily Grind (coffee and often live music) and even a movie theater that usually shows 2 current movies at a time.

There are many things to do in the Murphy area!! To start at your own cabin, there is fishing directly off your porch, if you want to try that! Fly fishermen (and women) will be called to wade out into our beautiful river to try their hand at catching some trout. Kayaks can be launched right outside your door for an exciting ride down the river. Tubes are also something to try. About a 30 minute drive through a gorgeous gorge is the Nantahala Outdoor Center where there are guided rafting tours, ropes courses and dining. You are also a 5 minute drive from the John C. Campbell folk school, where classes are offered and Friday nights present live music. Murphy also has a gaming option if you want to try your hand at black jack, slots, roulette, craps or more! Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino was built in 2015, and is a great time for a night out.

There are so many other things in this rich area of the Smoky Mountains. Whether your hobby is fly-fishing, hiking, rafting, kayaking, shopping, or just relaxing and getting away from the hustle and bustle, Paradise River Retreat in Murphy, North Carolina, is the perfect location to enjoy it all!

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
TV with standard cable/satellite
Washing machine
Air conditioning

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4.95 out of 5 stars from 164 reviews


Where you’ll be

Murphy, North Carolina, United States

Wooded private road just minutes from downtown Murphy and about 3 minutes (door to door) to the John C. Campbell Folk School.

Hosted by Ed

  1. Joined in January 2018
  • 164 Reviews
  • Superhost
My wife (Kim) and I live on the incredible Hiwassee River in Murphy, NC. We have our main home and an amazing cabin called Paradise River Retreat two doors down from our main home. It is an honor hosting and introducing guests to our little piece of paradise. We are both entrepreneurs and truly love the Blue Ridge Mountains!
My wife (Kim) and I live on the incredible Hiwassee River in Murphy, NC. We have our main home and an amazing cabin called Paradise River Retreat two doors down from our main home.…


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We live two doors down and have family in the area so if you need anything, we are a quick phone call away.

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House rules

Check-in: 15:00 - 00:00
Check out: 11:00
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

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