Avalon Woods Riverfront Retreat: Walk to Waterfall

Sleeps 63 BR2.5 BA


Let the calming sounds of a rushing river ease your mind from the moment you arrive at this Marble cabin! The 3-bed, 2.5-bath vacation rental has all the allure of a secluded woodland retreat but also sits within moments of downtown Murphy, Harrah's Casino, and the Nantahala National Forest. When you're not exploring the Smoky Mountain wilderness, soak in the hot tub or dine on the wraparound deck. Cap off each evening with a beverage on the deck, just in time for a colorful riverfront sunset!


  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Essentials
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Private Hot Tub
  • Deck
  • Kitchen
  • Central Heating


Location Details

RIVER FUN (steps away): Canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, floating down the river, fishing

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE: Piney Knob Trails (7.4 miles), Ziplines (9.2 miles), Appalachian Rivers Raft Company (17.1 miles), Nantahala National Forest (18.2 miles), Nantahala Outdoor Center (21.4 miles), Chatuge Lake (26.8 miles), Bell Mountain (30.7 miles), Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest (40.0 miles), Cherohala Skyway (56.2 miles)

THINGS TO DO: Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino (7.0 miles), FernCrest Winery Tasting Room (7.1 miles), Calaboose Cellars (8.5 miles), Great Smoky Mountain Railroad (56.6 miles), Mason’s Ruby & Sapphire Mine (62.5 miles)

HIT THE LINKS: Chatuge Shores Golf Course (21.5 miles), Mountain Harbour Golf Club (24.0 miles), Brasstown Valley Golf Club (25.5 miles)

DINING: Grandpa Charlie's Country Cookin' (6.2 miles), Julie's Place (7.8 miles), Bistro 29 (9.5 miles), ShoeBooties Cafe (10.0 miles), Downtown Pizza Co. (10.5 miles)

LOCAL BREWS: Hoppy Trout Brewing Company (6.8 miles), Snowbird Mountains Brewery (7.0 miles), Andrews Brewing Company (8.5 miles), Valley River Brewery (16.4 miles), Hayesville Brewing Company (21.1 miles)

DAY TRIPS: Helen (47.9 miles), Chattanooga (101 miles), Asheville (120 miles), Atlanta (128 miles)

AIRPORT: McGhee Tyson Airport (86.1 miles)


8 reviews
  • Absolutely perfect


    Seriously, one of the best places we have been to. Can't wait to go back.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Amber S.
    Published June 2, 2021


    The cabin is truly beautiful, and had more than enough room and amenities for our stay. The location is incredible. Kayaking in and out of the cabin grounds was a great convenience. The fishing opportunities are plentiful. We've stayed at several different places in the Murphy/Marble area. This cabin ranks up there with the best of them. Owners were on scene and easy to deal with and friendly. Would gladly stay there again!!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Daniel W.
    Published September 17, 2020
  • A nice weekend get-a-way! We'd go again.


    The good, the bad and the ugly - my honest review.

    The good....

    I had contacted our host a few days before check in, to see if we could leave our kayak trailer at the cabin earlier than 3:00 so that we could explore and do our food shopping before we entered the home. They were quick to reply and happy to oblige. When we checked in, I had to call to because the internet code was not what was listed in my email confirmation. She was able to give me that on the phone. It wasn't until they day we left that we realized there was a paper on the table, under some books that told us the code, and all the other things we wondered about. lol We never even looked at it because we thought it was about tourist info in the area, and we're from NC so we weren't interested in that. Before I left I put the paper on the fridge thinking it might be more easily seen by the next guests. We had a good laugh about it when we did read it though.

    The house was very nice (obviously not as shiny and crisp as the pictures but we expected that with professional pictures). The master bed and guess room bed were very comfortable. We didn't use the basement. The hot tub was a great way to start and end the day, the fire pit was unique but awesome. We spent a lot of time out there. We had brought our own wood but they did provide a few logs as well. The house itself had pretty much anything you could possibly need. The kitchen was fully stocked, there were closets with extra toiletries, towels, etc. The grill was clean and had all the cooking utensils needed.

    The bad ... We felt that the outdoor maintenance could be improved.

    The pictures show a rocky entrance to the river, however they apparently old because it's now overgrown with weeds. We just thought that it could have been weed whacked prior to our arrival, for cleaner access to the river, especially during baby copperhead season. Note: we did not see any.

    The ugly...

    There were spider webs "everywhere". They were across the doorways, the deck slats, attached to chairs, etc. I live in the woods too and know that you clean them and they come back the next day but it was obvious that they hadn't been cleaned in a very long time. We did not see any actual spiders though. You can only see the webs when the sun starts to come around mid afternoon and early evening so maybe they clean early and never even noticed them. I used the a broom to clean the ones off the doorways but didn't touch the deck. Also bees nests were everywhere too and we (and the poor humming birds) were harassed by them. Lastly, we also could tell that nobody really looks up when they clean. There were cobwebs all over the walls and corners in both bedrooms and a spider living in the corner of the spare room. You could tell that all the cobwebs had been there a long time.

    In closing... we loved the cabin, and hope they will allow us to come back some day. None of my bad or ugly would keep us away. Those are easy fixes. So I encourage you to go, and enjoy! It's a very relaxing place to be. The contact people were great, and there are so many places of necessity nearby if you need them. (Walmart, Ingles, Lowes, Dollar General and more).

    Published September 9, 2020
  • Beautiful Home


    Home was absolutely beautiful and the location was awesome. Home is nestled perfectly between Andrews and Murphy. The sound of the river was peaceful and relaxing. Will stay again!!!

    Also, if you like country cooking, be sure to go to Grandpa Charlie's Country Cookin in Andrews.

    Published August 31, 2020
  • Beautiful and relaxing.


    The cabin is beautiful and fully equipped. We loved all the wonderful little touches. The creek was a lot of fun. My son and husband enjoyed fishing together on the creek. I enjoyed calling out to them where I could see fish from the upstairs balcony. My daughter loved sitting out on a rock in the middle of the creek. The beds were very comfortable. The hot tub was the perfect way to end the day. Everything was super clean. The homeowners could not have been nicer or more helpful. Super nice people. My dad enjoyed the huge variety of birds that frequented the bird feeder. Tubing on Deep Creek, suggested by Howard, was totally worth the drive. White water rafting on the Ocoee amazing! The cabin feels out in the mountains, but is close to groceries and food. We really love Rib Country in Hayesville. Yumm!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Sussette W.
    Published August 11, 2020
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