Cozy 1850’s Log Cabin: Hike & Explore the Outdoors

Sleeps 52 BR1.5 BA


This 1850’s hand-hewn Chestnut log cabin will transport you back to a simpler time on historic Balsam Mountain. The furnishings and décor are a mix of antique and new to give the feeling of a time long ago while being cozy and comfy. The cabin has several modern conveniences like heat/air and a whole house generator. Sitting at 4,500 feet on the mountain, enjoy panoramic views all year. This 2-bed, 1.5 bath vacation rental is close to outdoor activities so you can get the most out of your stay!


  • Essentials
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Deck
  • Kitchen


Location Details

ATTRACTIONS: Wheels Through Time Motorcycle Museum (16.7 miles), Ghost Town In The Sky (18.4 miles), Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort (26.2 miles), Museum of the Cherokee Indian (27.5 miles), Santa's Land Fun Park & Zoo (27.8 miles), Great Smoky Mountains Railroad (29.2 miles), Oconaluftee Visitor Center (30.3 miles), The North Carolina Arboretum (38.7 miles), Biltmore (41.6 miles)

OUTDOOR ADVENTURES: East LaPorte River Access Park (19.8 miles), Cataloochee Ranch (21.3 miles), Cataloochee Ski Area (22.3 miles), Soco Falls (23.3 miles), Oconaluftee Island Park (27.2 miles), Fire Mountain Bike Trail (27.6 miles), Great Smoky Mountains National Park (29.6 miles), Nantahala Outdoor Center (40.8 miles), Pisgah National Forest (60.2 miles), Ober Gatlinburg (63.5 miles)

LOCAL FOOD: Clyde's Restaurant (6.6 miles), Maggie's Galley Seafood Restaurant (7.7 miles), Haywood Smokehouse (7.7 miles), Bogart's Restaurant & Tavern (8.4 miles), Ian and Jojo's Pizzeria (8.7 miles), Sweet Onion (9.0 miles), Church Street Depot (9.1 miles)

NEARBY TOWNS: Balsam (1.1 miles), Waynesville (8.6 miles), Sylva (12.6 miles), Maggie Valley (17.7 miles), Canton (19.0 miles), Asheville (38.8 miles), Gatlinburg (61.7 miles)

AIRPORT: Asheville Regional Airport (43.0 miles)


27 reviews
  • Just what we needed!


    We picked Lazy Bear Cabin for a long weekend getaway to relax and unwind after a long and busy Summer. This was exactly what we needed. Quiet mountain walks, relaxing on the front porch, just watching the clouds roll by. We took a few naps in the hammock and enjoyed the beautiful scenery. Got lucky and caught the end of a gorgeous leaf change which was an added bonus. Every detail was thought through when the cabin was decorated, it really brings you back to a simpler time. We will definitely be back!!

    Ben W.
    Published November 26, 2022
  • Great historic cabin!


    This is a great cabin in NC montains. Plenty of space, beautifully decorated, comfortable, quiet, clean, up to date.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    James B.
    Published August 10, 2022
  • Great Location for Lazy Bears


    Fantastic proactive communication from the owner. The location is ideal if you like seclusion, quiet (except for the birds), and amazing views. A little tricky to find at first, but the remoteness pays off. Lazy Bear cabin has everything you need. Super comfy leather couches in the living room and inviting outdoor space with a fire pit. The deck with rocking chairs off the laundry room is a great little spot to sit surrounded by rhododendron and forest songbirds. Really enjoyed how close it was to the charming small towns of Sylva, Dillsboro, and Waynesville. So many breweries, good restaurants, and shops.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Robert B.
    Published August 4, 2022
  • AAAA++++


    This was a perfect cabin in the woods up in the mountains of North Carolina that had all the features and atmosphere we were looking for. Anyone looking for a getaway over a few days or a week, needs to try this cabin.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    James A.
    Published July 15, 2022
  • Mountain Memories!


    Perfectly situated in Balsam NC, right in the middle of Sylva and Waynesville this historic cabin will remind you of stories you may have heard from your own Grandpappy. A time when folks sat on their porch, sipping sweet tea while widdling sticks telling their stories to their neighbors and friends. A time when life was less hurried and less stressed. You’ll immediately sense an “Ahhh” deep in your soul when you arrive. With long range Mountain View’s and song birds singing their mountain songs, It will feel like you, too, just slipped back in time.

    Lazy Bear Cabin is a quaint mix of antiques and modern decor! From the amazing vintage stove (that really works and is not just for show!) to unique items, leather couches and comfy beds, the hosts left no detail un-noticed. The hosts provided thoughtful guest touches for us to use and enjoy throughout the cabin. What a wonderful family these hosts were! Sean, the host of Lazy Bear was very responsive to any and all questions we had.

    You don’t even have to venture out far for beauty in “these parts”! Just walking around this quiet neighborhood, we discovered 3 rushing creeks, various kinds of wild flowers, bees buzzing, groundhog’s, a whole pasture full of Tom turkeys and surrounding views of Western North Carolina that will leave you breathless.

    If you do go down the mountain, Sylva, less than 20 minutes away with great shopping and delish coffee spots like White Moon Coffee Shop. In the other direction, about the same distance, is Waynesville. It too has great shopping on brick lined sidewalks and yummy restaurants like Sweet Onion, Boo Jum and our favorite: Haywood Smokehouse.

    This is a place you won’t forget. We definitely won’t!! The atmosphere, location, the views, the adventures, the food... it’s all right here to make yours a story to pass on!

    Published June 27, 2022
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$144 Avg. / night
Property ID: 446754
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