Log cabin
Pets allowed:
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Description from owner



On a ridgetop at 3600 feet elevation, Misty Laurel Chalet has a beautiful view of Lake Nantahala (which is at 3000' elevation) and the Smoky Mountains beyond. Imagine awakening to a gorgeous view of the lake and then taking a brisk walk thru a lovely forest with crisp, clean air. In fact, Robert Redford recently filmed 'A Walk in the Woods' nearby, at Wayah Bald, based upon the book of the same name by Bill Bryson (now showing at theaters across the country). The film's aerial videos were shot by the same video crew who did the videography for our Visit Misty Laurel video!

Misty Laurel is spacious - 2400 square feet - with two living areas, both equipped with flat screen TVs, DirecTV HD satellite receivers & DVD players, in addition to three bedrooms, so the kids can entertain themselves downstairs while the adults enjoy themselves upstairs. There's also an extra dining table, full-size refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker downstairs, so that increases the privacy options. Take a look at the floorplan illustrations below.

For ADVENTURE SEEKERS: check out the Fishing and Area Attractions on our supplemental mistylaurel site (see external links below) for information about horseback riding, ziplining, whitewater rafting, biking, fishing and hiking.

HOW's THIS FOR A FREEBIE? For rentals of at least a week in duration, we are again offering your choice of a FREE half-day pontoon boat rental at Lake's End Marina or a FREE half-day guided fishing trip on Lake Nantahala with Dale Raxter (see his site link below) or a $150 voucher toward a guided fly fishing trip on the Nantahala River with Dakota Rogers [see our supplemental site for their individual sites]. For many of our previous guests, these excursions have been among the most memorable highlights of their visits to Misty Laurel. Lake Nantahala is spectacular and there's no better way to see it than from a boat. As well as being an excellent guide, Dale is a life-long Nantahala resident and will regale you with his tales as a park ranger and tracker! He was featured in the recent book "Bear in the Back Seat" about the career of a Smoky Mtn. Natl. Park ranger and wildlife expert. Dakota is the only local fishing guide who can offer a licensed and insured float fishing trip on the famous trout haven, the Nantahala River!


We now have an arrangement with the Nantahala Outdoor Center that entitles Misty Laurel Chalet guests to a 10% discount on the following NOC activities: rafting on any of the 7 rivers served by the NOC, Fontana Lake Kayak Tour, Recreational Kayak Rentals and the rafting portion of the Rapid Transit trip with the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad. This offer is good for ALL our guests, regardless of the length of your stay! Misty Laurel Chalet is the only cabin at Lake Nantahala offering this NOC discount! Every Sat. nite during June, the NOC has live music.

In addition to lake and stream fishing, rafting and kayaking, hiking is an option, as well as gem mining, horseback riding and visiting nearby attractions, such as the Great Smoky Mtn. Natl. Park, Gatlinburg, the incredible Biltmore House (near Asheville), and shopping in Highlands. Downhill skiing and tubing are available throughout the winter at the Cataloochee Ski Area, about an hour's drive to the north at Maggie Valley. These make great day trips, along with visiting the museums and the casino in Cherokee. There are so many fun things to do, you'll need to come back several times to experience them all!

For after-hours entertainment, there are two HD TVs (46-inch & 55 inch), both with HD DirecTV receivers, plus DVD players, and a VCR. Kids (and husbands!) can be exiled to the big-screen TV in the recreation room on the lower level while others enjoy quiet and privacy in the the main floor living area and the loft. We have high-speed DSL service, so you can stream videos from Netflix, etc., and we have Chromecasts on both TVs to facilitate this!

Here are some other 'Freebies':

FREE use of our 16' canoe (with trailer).

FREE UNLIMITED USE 3 Mbps DSL BROADBAND INTERNET is provided by Frontier and can be accessed by Ethernet or Wi-Fi (bring your smart phone, tablet, or laptop). You can easily stream movies, etc., from your favorite provider, such as HuluPlus, Netflix, Amazon, etc. Download the Chromecast app to your smartphone, tablet or laptop and you can easily stream whatever you'd like to watch to the TV!

CELL PHONE HOTSPOT! We recently added a Cell Phone Hotspot (for Verizon phones only) so you can now send and receive calls & texts.

FREE LONG DISTANCE CALLING THROUGHOUT THE U.S. (no need for a troublesome phone card!).

For lots more interior/exterior photos & panoramas, floorplan, rental agreement, maps, area information, recommended restaurants and our contact information, go to the Misty Laurel site at 'Links to More Information' below and for other guests' feedback and photos, etc.

This is a great place to relax and enjoy the out-of-doors while still keeping in touch!

We're looking forward to hosting you! I am almost always readily available by cell phone, text or email and I will do all I can to assist you with whatever your needs are prior to and during your stay.

Please consider Misty Laurel for your vacation. I'm sure you'll be pleased, as have many previous guests. Pat Greany, Owner.

Please check out our supplemental mistylaurel site (see external links below) for more photos, videos, information about the cabin and the area, maps and the rental agreement.

Keywords: CABIN, Chalet, lodge

Beds: 1 King Bed, 2 Queen Beds, 1 Twin Bed, 1 Sofa Bed

About the area

The mountains of Western North Carolina are spectacular! The Smoky Mountain National Park is just north of Misty Laurel Chalet and we're just 20 miles from the famous Nantahala Outdoor Center. The Bartram Trail is only a half-mile from the cabin and the Appalachian Trail is just a few miles away as well. There are so many fabulous opportunities for outdoor adventure and enjoyment, please see our external site for Misty Laurel Chalet (see below) as we provide many links for these. If you love nature, you'll love being at Misty Laurel!

Owner profile

Patrick G

Tourist License
Misty Laurel Chalet



  • Air conditioning
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Fireplace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Parking Included
  • Pet Friendly


  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fax machine
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Video player
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports


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Owner Supplied Testimonials


Misty Laurel is perfect!

We stayed at Misty Laurel in mid September and it was absolutely gorgeous. The Chalet was just as pictured and described and with Pat's directions we drove right to it without any problem. Pat was very gracious to check in with us on arrival day to be sure we had made it and to see if we had any questions. We enjoyed pontooning on the Lake Nantahala and rafting at the NOC. We also enjoyed strolling the area around the Chalet with our two dogs and I will say I don't believe I have ever been anywhere more tranquil. Just perfect. We hope to be back next year.

Stayed: September 2015
Submitted: October 20, 2015

Owner response: I'm so pleased things worked out so well for you at Misty Laurel and in the beautiful Lake Nantahala area! We sincerely do try our best to ensure that you will have a safe, comfortable, and pleasant stay. We try to provide all the amenities required to enable this, including a well-equipped kitchen and means of staying in touch with family and friends, with good wi-fi internet access and communication by phone and cell phone. Thanks for taking the time to post your glowing review! You're always welcome at Misty Laurel! Pat

Kimberly Waterloo, IL

Great quality time with our family

This was a fabulous cabin! The owners were extremely wonderful and the cabin was just gorgeous! The view of the lake, the Nantahala mountains, and the Smoky Mountains National Park was breath-taking. We had dinner at the Lake's-End Cafe, rented a boat from the Lake's-End Marina, went white-water rafting at the NOC, and horse-back riding at the Smokemont Riding Stables. Everyone was accommodating and gracious. There was still so much more to do, but we ran out of time. We hope to come back again!

Stayed: May 2015
Submitted: May 31, 2015

Owner response: I'm so glad you had such a wonderful time up here! We'll be very pleased to host you again sometime. Thanks for choosing Misty Laurel Chalet for your stay in the Nantahala area! Pat

Jupiter, FL

Love Misty Laurel

We had an amazing stay at Misty Laurel! Pat is wonderful and had great communication with us from planning answering all of our questions and taking time to talk to us before we rented through end of stay. The house was clean and comfortable with all amenities one could need from a crock-pot's to Chromecast on the TV's. We only had to bring our food and sense of adventure. The view from the chalet was incredible we were even treated with a lightning storm one night that was unbelievable. We enjoyed our coffee on the porch in the morning and cocoa around the fire pit at night. On Wayah Road the main road off of the mountain there were multiple waterfalls along the river and tons to explore locally. The guys went fishing with Dale for a day and the girls in search of yet more waterfalls on an adventurous drive to the Highlands. We had a great time horseback riding at the Nantahala Village Stables which was amazing- they had a very friendly staff and the horses were well trained and well kept! It snowed right before we got there so we got to make a mini snowman with the kids and a few snowballs may have been thrown. Only complaint is that we couldn't stay longer! Would love to return in warmer weather and try white water rafting.

Stayed: March 2015
Submitted: April 13, 2015


Hiliana L.

Memorable Experience

I've rented placed various times and I have to say that this has the best experience. Pat, the owner, was very helpful, accommodating and pleasant to work with during my stay. As a matter of fact, he was in Italy when I arrived at Misty Laurel and he called me to make sure that everything was okay. His directions to the the place were very helpful especially since I rely a lot on online maps. I traveled with my son and my Golden retriever and the house was just spectacular. It was everything I expected and more. I've been to places where the owner has signs and notes posted on every room. This was not the case. I felt right at home and spent five glorious days, enjoying Misty Laurel. The view from the house was spectacular, and I woke up every morning looking at the mountains and the lake. The view from the top floor bedroom allowed you to look over from bed and see it (just as in the pictures). I enjoyed coffee and wine on the balcony and took in the smells and the sounds of nature. My seventeen year old son enjoyed cable and especially Wifi. I liked that the deck would close completely, so I felt comfortable, having my dog outside. I cooked all our meals and the house had everything I needed to prepare them. We used Pat's suggestions to visit various places in the area, including Cullajasa Falls and Wayah Bald. We also visited various waterfalls in Franklin/Highlands. I hope to go back to Misty Laurel one day, in the summer so we can enjoy the lake and the river activities. Thank you, Pat for sharing your home with us.

Stayed: April 2015
Submitted: April 12, 2015

Owner response: It is so gratifying to receive such a wonderful review, and to know Misty Laurel provided an enjoyable, comfortable home base for our guests while they were enjoying the beautiful Lake Nantahala area! You'll always be welcome in the future! Pat

Misty Laurel Chalet

Great cabin! Great owners to work with!

Stayed: December 2014
Submitted: January 2, 2015

Owner response: Thanks for the positive review! Hope to host you again sometime. So glad the weather cooperated too! Pat

Deena Hicks Gainesville GA

Our recent stay at Misty Laurel was wonderful. The owner went out of his way to make sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed for our surprise getaway. We traveled around the beautiful area and left with some amazing photographs. The only thing I would change would be the length of our stay as I could have spent an entire month in this cabin. I can't wait to go back and I would highly recommend it to everyone.

Stayed: October 2014
Submitted: October 15, 2014

Owner response: Thank you so much for this great review! It was a pleasure being your "co-conspirator" in helping arrange your husband's surprise birthday weekend! I'm glad it worked out so well and I genuinely am looking forward to your coming back again soon for a longer visit. Best regards! Pat

Cindy B.

What an amazing time!

We went up to Lake Nantahala with some friends that were in nearby cabins for a week. We had an absolutely amazing time and mostly because this cabin was a true home or us for the week. It was by far one of the best appointed cabins we have ever stayed in (and we frequent cabins 2-3 time a year). There was nothing that was missing! Everything was super clean and very updated...Patrick was a shear delight to work with the whole time! He even called us at the cabin when I emailed him a question! Mornings on the porch were amazing as you watched the lake, and hummingbirds feed off the many feeders. There were a ton of books to read which came in very handy for our one rainy day. You will not be disappointed with this gem! We will surely be back!

Stayed: June 2014

Submitted: August 16, 2014

Owner response: So glad you had a great stay at Misty Laurel! Please keep us in mind for your next visit to Nantahala. Early spring and fall visits are an exceptional value too. Thanks for taking time to share your enthusiasm! Pat

Spokane, Washington

This is an excellent home and a superb value. The home is clean, well maintained and well supplied. We spent a week with our family of six adults and four children and had a wonderful time. We enjoyed hiking to waterfalls, zip lining, fishing, rafting the Nantahala, and tubing the Oconoluftee, and just relaxing on the deck with a beautiful view. We also enjoyed some of the board games provided. The fishing day with Dale Raxter was a highlight. The owner was very helpful to us in planning our events, and describing the home. We recommend this property to anyone wanting to vacation in a beautiful area with nearly unlimited activities for all ages.

Stayed: July 2014
Submitted: August 6, 2014

Owner response: We are blessed with yet another highly complimentary review and we genuinely appreciate it! Our fishing guide buddy, Dale Raxter, will be glad to know your trip with him was a highlight of your stay! The Nantahala area is a special place, with fabulous scenery and wonderful, down-to-earth local folks, some (like Dale) are Native Americans. Thanks again for taking the time to comment on your stay. Best wishes, Pat

Coastal dweller
Southport, NC

Exquisite accomodations!

This has been the finest cabin we have stayed in over the last few years. The fixtures and appliances are high-end, the view is breathtaking, the house feels like a home rather than a rental. There were so many extras: baby gate (we needed it), recliners, big towels, coffee grinder, decent knives, excellent propane grill, canoe, 5 adirondack deck chairs, internet, 2 great TVs, and on and on. The driveway fit our 4 vehicles, and it wasn't frighteningly steep like other places we've rented. The Nantahala Outdoor Center was an easy drive for our rafting and zip-lining; the lake's little marina was even closer for our canoe/kayaking. Our group had 7 adults and a baby, but the house was spacious, with bathrooms on all 3 levels, so we never felt cramped. The main deck was our favorite spot - all of us could comfortably sit out there for morning coffee, or just to listen to the quiet! We took the advice of the owner and brought a cooler (for perishables) plus the bulk of our week's groceries, so that we avoided the 45-minute trip to town for food. It was a great vacation, and the perfect homecoming for our son, just returning from Afghanistan.

Stayed: July 2014
Submitted: July 27, 2014

Owner response: I am so glad your family had a great time at Misty Laurel and in the Nantahala area! It is gratifying to know that it exceeded your expectations in every way! I know this was a special occasion, with the return of your son from Afghanistan, and that you'd been planning it for months. We aim to make Misty Laurel a great setting in which to recover from stress and to enjoy being with friends and family, and I'm very happy to know we achieved this goal during your visit! Pat

Margo M.
Alexandria, LA

Beautiful mountain cabin!

We had a wonderful time in the mountains! We went for a family and friends vacation with eleven people, and there was plenty of room for everyone. The cabin and views are as beautiful as the pictures portray them. We hiked, went white water rafting and zip lining at the NOC, and went tubing at Deep Creek and Cherokee--both places are beautiful. Coffee on the deck in the morning was a wonderful way to wake up. The cooler weather was a nice change from the heat in Louisiana. A great place to get away! Thanks, Pat and Jo!

Stayed: July 2014
Submitted: July 14, 2014

Owner response: Nothing pleases me more than to learn that our guests have enjoyed themselves fully while staying at Misty Laurel! Thanks so much for taking time to provide your kind remarks! Pat