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The Creek. It's All About The Creek. And The Pond. And The Mountains Beyond...
1500 Sqft Cabin hosted by Linda
6 Guests . 3 Bedrooms . 2 Bathrooms


Newly listed with VRBO!
Blackwell Branch Cabin...It's all about the creek. And the pond. And the woods. And the mountains beyond. Peace, nature, serenity. Fall asleep to the sounds of the rushing creek right outside the windows. 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 2-story playhouse.

Blackwell Branch Cabin is bordered by two creeks-- it sits right on rushing Tusquittee Creek which can be heard from every room in the cabin and in addition, there is another small creek ("Blackwell Branch") that runs along the western edge of the property. This smaller creek is perfect for younger kids to mess around in and 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 pet secure. There's a large fire-pit for nighttime campfires right on the banks of the creek.

Interior: 3 bedrooms & 2 full baths (1450sf)
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, and closet. 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 and up the mountain at the end of the day.

The property: The cabin sits on three wooded acres along Tusquittee Creek, level, 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-- see VRBO #659518), next are the wooded lots, then Blackwell Branch Cabin, another wooded lot (1+acres), then our own home and 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. There is no traffic on our little lane other than ourselves. Parents can feel comfortable allowing their children to run and play around the property, in the woods, along the creek and around the pond without fear of traffic or strangers.

Internet, TV and telephone: Keeping in mind that cellular service here in our little corner of 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 apps.

Equipment & supplies:
Bedrooms & baths: All sheets and towels are provided, with extras in the linen closet. Bathrooms are supplied with bar soap, liquid hand soap, extra toilet paper and Kleenex, and hairdryer.
Kitchen is fully equipped: microwave, coffeemaker, toaster, blender, hand-mixer, all pots & pans, dishwasher soap and liquid dish soap, hand soap, paper towels.
Living room: Starter supply of wood for wood-burning stove is provided. For the big fire-pit out by the creek, you'll 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.
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Sleeping Configuration
Master bedroom - in the loft
  • Queen
2Romantic four-poster bed in this loft-bedroom (overlooks to living room)
Bedroom #2 upstairs
  • Single
  • Single
2Single bed with pull-out trundle. Sheets, blankets & pillows provided for trundle.
Bedroom #3 (downstairs)
  • Double
2Antique iron bed, private and next to downstairs bathroom. TV.
Pets Allowed
Pet friendly! Dogs only, with prior approval and signed pet policy agreement
Family/Kid Friendly
Children's books and toys
Parking Included
Not Handicap Accessible
Not Suitable for Events

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Washing Machine
Iron & Board
Clothes Dryer
Hair Dryer
Linens Provided
Towels Provided
Air Conditioning
Gas Grill
Large picnic table out on the deck for family meals. Gated area across rear deck keeps kids and pet safe. And don't forget the kid's playhouse!
High Speed Internet
Laptop friendly workspace
Satellite TV
Stereo/DVD Player
DVD player.
Ice Maker
Water Purifier
Coffee Maker
Cooking Utensils
Fully-equipped kitchen has everything you need. In addition to toaster, coffeemaker & microwave, you'll find large crockpot, blender, hand-mixer and plenty of cookware, pots & pans. Brand-new range/oven.
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher


Fishing Charters
Jet skiing
Water tubing
Stand up paddle board(SUP)l
Mountain biking
Whitewater rafting
Fly fishing
Horseback riding
Nature Viewing
Bird Watching



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Raised in New Jersey (too crowded). Chicago winters (too cold). Florida summers (too hot!). Clemson University grad (go Tigers!). And all we ever wanted to do was live in the mountains. We finally realized our dream and settled in the one of the friendliest small communities surrounded by nature's beauty which awes us every day. Peace. Nature. Tranquility. We found our serenity.

Speaks: English , Spanish , Portuguese
Houfy lets you contact and book direct with owners & managers. The owner/manager has provided the following links to give you more information.

Policies and Rules

Check In 4PM - 9PM
Check Out11AM

We'll meet you upon arrival and give you keys, show you around and answer any questions you might have either about the cabin or our area in general.

Payment Policy
Deposit of 50% due at time of booking. Balance due 60 days prior to arrival.
Refundable Damage Deposit
Damage deposit is fully refundable. We promise to return your deposit promptly, within 2-3 days after check-out, assuming no damage or other charges are incurred PET FEE: $90.00 for one dog; $120.00 for two dogs. Pets will only be allowed with prior approval from owner and signed Pet Policy agreement.
Cancellation Policy
CANCELATION/FAILURE TO SHOW: All cancelations must be received in writing. We will fully refund your payment less a $100.00 administrative fee if you cancel 60 days or more prior to your arrival; 50% refund for cancelations made less than 30 days prior to arrival. Failure to show, late arrival or early departure, or cancelation for any reason made less than 30 days prior to arrival results in forfeiture of your total payments less the security deposit. Refund of rental payments does not include refund of service fees charged by the online listing or booking sites. Refund of those guest service fees is made by the listing or booking site and pursuant to the cancelation and refund policies of that booking site in regard to their respective guest service and/or online booking fees.
We will provide you with a rental agreement outlining the terms and conditions of your stay at the time you make your reservation. This agreement must be signed and returned within 24-hours. We do not consider your reservation 100% confirmed until we have received both your deposit payment AND the signed rental agreement. If not returned, your dates are subject to release.

We are pet-friendly with prior approval. We require you to complete a Pet Policy agreement and tell us about your pet - this will be included as part of your rental agreement.
House Rules
CHECK-IN & CHECK-OUT: Check-in: 4:00pm to 8:00pm* Check-out: 11:00am prompt**
*Contact owners if you expect to arrive after 8:00pm to make arrangements for self-check-in. Early check-in may be available if scheduling permits. Contact owner 48 hours prior to your arrival to see if early check-in can be offered to you.
**Failure to check-out promptly at 11:00am will result in charges to your security deposit.

NO SMOKING of any kind inside cottage. No tobacco use inside cottage. No vapor/vape smoking inside cottage. Guest is responsible for extinguishing and proper disposal of butts.

INTERNET, PHONE, TV: Cellular service can be spotty at best in the mountains. The cottage has a landline telephone for emergencies (dial 9-1-1) and local calls. High-speed wireless internet, satellite TV and streaming TV are also provided.

WATER & SEPTIC: The cottage uses a septic system. The septic system is very effective; however, it will clog up if improper material is flushed. DO NOT FLUSH anything other than toilet paper. No feminine products, diapers, wipes or other material should be flushed at any time. If it is found that feminine or other products have been flushed and cause a plumbing problem, a damage charge of $300.00 and/or cost of repairs may be incurred.

HEATERS & FIREPLACES: Fire safety is a number one concern in our rural area. All gas heaters and the bedroom fireplace heater must be turned off when you are away from the cottage. If it is discovered that you have failed to turn off any of the heaters when you have left the cottage, you will be subject to a charge of $250.00. You can help us be more energy-efficient by also adjusting the thermostat up or down (heat or A/C) when you are planning to be away from the cottage.

TRASH & RECYLCING: All household trash must be bagged and tied securely and placed in the garbage cans located in the shed. To deter wildlife from scavenging a free meal (from mice to bears), do not leave any trash or bags outside of the cans or outside of the shed. Any evidence of trash left outside will result in an immediate $100 charge. If you fill the garbage cans during your stay, call the owners for disposal. RECYLCING: Plastic beverage bottles, paper and cardboard, and aluminum and metal cans only; absolutely no glass. If you fill the recycling bin, call the owners for removal.

PARKING: All vehicles must be parked in driveway. Do not park along road and do not block road under any circumstances. No house parties with outside guests are permitted. Quiet time is 10:00pm until 8:00am.

OUTDOORS: Gili’s Cove Cottage/Gili’s Cove LLC is part of the Tusquittee Landing HOA community, which includes the area around the pond, a private grass airstrip and the grassy areas adjacent to the airstrip. For your enjoyment, there is a path mowed along the creek and pond—if you reach the airstrip, turn back. DO NOT WALK, RUN OR PLAY ON THE AIRSTRIP. If you’re lucky, you may get to see a neighbor’s air-acrobatic show. Feel free to enjoy the creek and the pond as much as you like, but please respect any property boundaries you see. If you have a pet, it must be kept on leash and/or under your control and restrained from going on to other’s private property. If the behavior of your pet or of anyone in your party results in a complaint from a neighbor (noise, trespassing, damage to property), you will be required to vacate the cottage immediately with no monies refunded. You are further warned to use caution when walking in or along the creek. Creek waters may have a strong current and rocks are slippery. You agree to supervise children at all times, especially near campfires, on the rocks and along the creek and pond areas. Be careful walking around the property as the terrain may be uneven and depressions covered by leaves. Remember that you are in the woods and you are sharing the land with snakes, bees and other critters, both large and small.
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Blackwell Branch Cabin is a Cabin located in Hayesville, North Carolina, United States. This Cabin is available for short term lodging and accommodates 6 guests
Blackwell Branch Cabin has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and was listed on Houfy on Mar 2019