Murphy 'Castle of Joy' on 11 Acres w/ Hot Tub!

Sleeps 83 BR3.5 BA


Enjoy a romantic fantasy vacation in the Western North Carolina Mountains. This 3,500-square-foot 3-bed, 3.5-bath vacation rental villa featuring 2 floors, a full kitchen, fireplace, terrace w/ mountain views, hot tub, turret, sweetheart pond, fire pits, original art, 11 acres of castle grounds, trails, and sculptures is perfect for 8 guests. Whether you’re seeking a quiet retreat or exploring the Blue Ridge Mountains, this is the magical oasis for you!


  • Private Hot Tub
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Central Heating
  • Deck
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Washer
  • Kitchen


Location Details

These unique castle grounds offer more than enough entertainment. Take the "Joy" trail down to the meadow and meditate, read a book, sunbathe, or picnic by the stream. When you’re ready to venture out and explore the Blue Ridge Mountain area, this ideally located property grants easy access to all the best attractions.

Ocoee River Rafting excursions are only 20 minutes away! Hike the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, go for a scenic drive, or stop in at one of the many antiques shops to browse the unique items these stores have to offer.

Check out Downtown Murphy where you’ll be greeted with a smile! You’ll find coffee shops, restaurants, antiques and boutiques in this sweet, quaint little town. Stop in the ‘Wherehouse' for unusual oddities or Serenity Mountain for a beautiful selection of meaningful gifts and local handmade crafts. Gallery 26 offers local fine art, photography and more.

Try your luck at one of the 70 different card tables or over 1,000 slot machines at Harrah’s Cherokee River Valley Casino. Another fun outing your group can enjoy is wine tasting at nearby wineries such as Nottely River Valley Vineyards or Valley River Vineyards.

Get creative at the John C. Campbell Folk School just 15-20 minutes away. Go for an open studio tour, or sign up for one of their many classes from jewelry making, blacksmithing, pottery, cooking, music, painting, photography and so much more! The school is known to host free concerts on Friday’s. Check their website and calendar for details!

For a fun-filled family day, check out Wagonmaster Adventure Ranch and Gem Mine to enjoy exciting activities such as pontoon rentals, gold panning, skeet shooting, mini golf, bounce castle, gem or fossil mining!

If you’re up for a scenic drive past the Ocoee River, take a day trip to Chattanooga, Tennessee only 1.5 hours away. Enjoy the amazing Rock City or go 25,000 feet underground to the caves at Ruby Falls! There’s so much to do and experience in the Western North Carolina Mountains!


9 reviews
  • Castle is Amazing


    Very clean, well stocked with everything you need. Pool table, darts and lots of space is great for teens.Scenery is awesome, easy hiking. Theming is very well done. Totally enjoyed the Castle and would highly recommend.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Gwendolyn B.
    Published March 2, 2022
  • So much fun


    The Castle is a great place for family fun! We took our 4 young adult/teens and had a blast. Very clean, everything in house is provided. Pool table and dart board were a hit.

    Trails and scenery is amazing.

    Downtown Murphy offers a good day trip.

    Highly recommend the Castle!

    Published February 13, 2022
  • Great moms weekend


    Plenty of beds for all of us, clean very impressed, great place for pictures, we all had a great time, everything was centrally located, me and the other moms this was a very memorable weekend .thank you so much we will be back

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Colleen W.
    Published May 19, 2021
  • Lots of fun!


    We had a great time! Very clean and comfortable. The perfect getaway for a few nights with the boys. They had a great time!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Erin T.
    Published January 27, 2021
  • Great experience


    We all had a blast. Did some horse back riding, hiking, jacuzzi and tons of food. We would love to come back out in the spring. We left the kitchen cleaner than we arrived and wish we would have brought more towels; bath and jacuzzi ones. All in all great and high recommend.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Carrin S.
    Published December 1, 2020
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Ages 2-12
$365 Avg. / night
Property ID: 413884
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