A Truly Unique and Secluded Cabin in the Smokies!
1500 Sqft Cottage hosted by Brian
8 Guests . 3 Bedrooms . 2 Bathrooms


Centrally located 10 miles between from Bryson City NC and Cherokee NC near Smoky Mountain Country Club; let your cares and worries drift away as you travel the country mountain roads to our secluded hideaway in the Smoky Mountains! This uniquely built custom cabin will make you feel right at home from the moment you enter. Relax on the covered deck for a bit or stretch your legs on The Historic Ol’ Gun Range walkways before entering the cabin. Enjoy the seasonal long-range mountain view of Water Rock Knob and Great Smoky Mountains National Par while enjoying a glass of tea on the deck. How about a glass of tea or wine while listening to the streams and looking out at the courtyard. Bird watching also very entertaining while enjoying a cup of coffee in the morning!

The main level features a cozy tongue-and-groove walled interior in the living room with hand carved tree trunk support beams. Sit back and relax on the couches or chairs and enjoy the 48” flat screen HDTV with blue ray player. Perfect for a rainy day in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. WIiFI is also provided just in case you need to catch up on a little work. The rustic decor and paintings are are locally sourced and handmade by us. Each piece was selected to give you both inspiration and rejuvenation. You will find the main level very quaint but spacious enough for your family gathering!

The kitchen is also located on the main level and features a refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave, dishwasher, cooking and eating utensils, standard drip coffee maker, coffee filters, and most basic kitchen amenities from home. There is a dining table for four as well as a sit in bar for two. The main level offers a bright and airy bedroom with a wonderfully comfortable queen bed and a private balcony. There is also a full four piece bathroom located on the this floor complete with towels, wash cloths, and toiletries. We also supply an environmentally friendly, organically derived body wash for our guests that we know you will appreciate!

Head downstairs to check out the unique rock flooring and play a game of cards or try your hand at a game of darts. There is a large bedroom downstairs with tongue and groove ceilings and walls featuring a queen size bed. A full size futon is located in this room as well providing extra sleeping space if needed. You will enjoy waking up in the morning and seeing the birds in the front courtyard garden area! There is another full bathroom and shower on the lower level along with another bedroom featuring a queen size bed as well.

Once you’ve had enough of the indoor space make your way to the great outdoors. Enjoy the evening roasting marshmallows by the fire pit or recapping a day of outdoor adventure in the hot tub. A most excellent activity after a day on the two nearby golf courses! Need a little more peace and quiet or alone time? Stroll through the garden or relax in one of the hammocks at the end of the courtyard by the rushing creek for a great place of solitude. Warning you may not get up!

Over the past couple of years we have gained insight from our guests, friends, and family as to what exactly makes the cabin so special to them. We decided to list them for you!
1. Seclusion(1.5 miles up a gravel road gets you a very secluded escape from normal life! After all, isn’t that the point?:)
2. Quaint and Cozy(We have tried to honor the quaint and quirky nature of the cabin with the appropriate hand-made decor and minimal changes that we know you will enjoy!)
3. Peaceful Surroundings( It’s nature at it’s finest. Creeks, woods, birds, wildlife, flowering plants, and a cool mountain breeze even in the Summer)
4. Unique History(The history of this property adds to it’s one-of-a-kind nature. You will enjoy seeing the old pictures and story behind the cabin).
5. Overall Experience(My wife Sarah and I desire to stand out in providing an exceptional family vacation experience for our guests. Planning things to do an is a pain point for most groups so we provide a detailed webpage for our guests upon booking. It’s a very in-depth and comprehensive list of cabin information and local area information that will be very helpful to your experience.)

We would love to host you and your family and we know you will appreciate the experience we can provide to you! Let us know if there any questions at all we can answer!
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Sleeping Configuration

Upper Bedroom
1 queen bed
Master Bedroom
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed
Lower Bedroom
1 queen bed


Pets Allowed
Pets are considered
Family/Kid Friendly
Parking Included
Parking for 4 vehicles
Not Wheelchair Accessible
Not Suitable for Events


Washing Machine
Clothes Dryer
Hair Dryer
Linens Provided
Towels Provided
Ceiling Fan
Air Conditioning
What we supply
We supply two rolls of toilet paper per bathroom as well as one roll of paper towels.
Hot Tub
Gas Grill
The secluded and tranquil outdoor space will surely provide relaxation to anyone. The Ol Gun Range walkways are being transformed into a peaceful garden space.
High Speed Internet
Laptop friendly workspace
Satellite TV
Full Kitchen
Coffee Maker
Cooking Utensils
Smoke Detector
First Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher


Mountain biking
Whitewater rafting
Fly fishing
Horseback riding

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Reviews (30)

Excellent based on 30 Reviews


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Speaks: English
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Guidebooks by Brian (4)

Interesting Hikes close to Bryson City NC and a short drive from The Hive Lodge.
Some of our favorite hikes and points of interest in the Bryson City NC area close to Great Smoky Mountains
Unique Nature and Wildlife in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina
Some of the best things to do around Bryson City NC and the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina.
Best Places to Grab A Local Craft Beer Around Bryson City NC and Sylva NC
Our favorite places to eat in our little mountain towns West of Asheville! Bryson City NC, Sylva NC,
Our Insiders Guide for Golf Courses in the Smoky Mountains
Great golf courses in the Smoky Mountains near Bryson City and Cherokee NC. Insider tips and lodging

Policies and Rules

Check In 4PM - 10PM
Check Out11AM

Guests will receive all check-in instructions via the guest info page delivered to their email address.

House Rules
House rules, manual, rental agreement, and all information come from the owners after booking to the email address provided. Guest will receive their own guest information page with all the details regarding check-in.
Refundable Damage Deposit
Deposit will be held 7 days prior to arrival until 2 days after check-out
Cancellation Policy
Full refund minus credit card fees(3%) if cancelled 30 days prior to check-in.
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The Historic Ol Gun Range Cabin is a Cottage located in Whittier, NC, United States. This Cottage is available for short term lodging and accommodates 8 guests
The Historic Ol Gun Range Cabin has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and was listed on Houfy on Jan 2018