When only the Finest Accommodations will do, - Watia Creekside Retreat is the place for you... to rejuvenate after a day Exploring the endless attractions this area has to offer! Let the Soothing Sounds of the Creek surround You as you Enjoy a soak in the Sparkling Hot Tub. (Offering easily accessible access roads, 4 WD is not necessary).
Tranquility, Serenity, and Quietude... All words to describe the calmness you experience while standing on the deck listening to the sounds of the Creek below or relaxing in the outdoor living area. The outdoor Fireplace provides a gentle warmth as you relax, wrapped in one of our Plush Bathrobes, after a relaxing soak in the hot tub.
If you prefer a wood burning fire, the Rock Fire Pit is along side the Creek, and the wood rack is stocked.
Inside the Cabin you will find the Designer Stainless and Granite "Chef's Kitchen" is well stocked with everything you need to prepare your meals.
The living room offers flat screen satellite T.V., a second Stone fireplace, and Leather seating. There are 2 extremely luxurious and comfortable bedrooms on the main floor prepared with the finest of linens and bedding. Designer appointments can be found throughout the home...
Upstairs, the loft was designed for entertaining with a Foosball table, Flat Screen Satellite TV, 3rd full bathroom, and another Living Area (this sofa converts to a bed and foam topper is provided).
To keep in touch with your Friends and Family, there is a "Land Line" Telephone (long distance through out the U.S.A. is complimentary). WiFi is available, and is best suited for browsing the internet, emailing, social media, etc...
You have Private access to Fontana Lake front, just a few short minutes away.
Here you will enjoy the swim platform, 9 boat slips, and great fishing so bring your pole. Fontana Lake is home to every freshwater species of fish (including Waleye).
This Exclusive Location offers a Private back road that leads to the Nantahala Outdoor Center (N.O.C.). Along this road you will encounter a Scenic Deck that overlooks Lake Fontana and Amazing Views of the Mountains beyond, Over 7 miles of Biking Trails, and a short Hiking Trail that leads to a Spectacular 50 foot Waterfall!
There is Beauty to behold no matter the season
As a Guest at Watia Creekside, the Amenities at the NOC are yours to enjoy (Both Public and Private). This includes: Whitewater Rafting, Kayaking, Horseback Riding, Fly Fishing (lessons, poles, and bait available), Tennis Courts, Bike Rentals, Miles of Mountain Biking trails (Gate Code to access the "Flintridge" Mountain Biking Trails is provided), Rope Course, Zip Lines, Outfitter Store, 3 Restaurants (from casual outdoor Riverfront to Fine Dining), Live Entertainment (seasonal), and even a "Tree Top Playground" for the lil ones.
There truly is something for everyone at this outdoor mecca!
The Tsali Recreation Center is just 10 minutes up the road, so bring the mountain bikes.
Bryson City for shopping, dining, and the Scenic Train Depot is minutes away....
Cherokee, Harrah's Casino, and the Great Smoky Mountain National Park is just 20 - 30 minutes away.
Close enough to be very convenient, far enough away to feel completely Private
Perfectly located between Bryson City and the Nantahala Outdoor Center
... Also available is our Shopping service. If you would like to arrive at the Cabin with your Groceries already stocked, ask for details, we will have everything waiting for you upon your arrival.
... If you would like to enjoy a Spa Massage Service at the Cabin, it is a good idea to book in advance to assure availability. Your Professional Massage Therapist will come to you, so when you are done, they quietly disappear and leave you to relax!
... If your vacation dates are during 'Season' or Holidays and you plan to rent a pontoon or fishing boat, it may be a good idea to reserve in advance. Lake Fontana is primarily National Forest, Smoky Mountains, and Federally owned, so the Lake is never 'Busy', but the few available rental boats do get booked up.
We Offer "Contact Free" Check In/Out
IMPORTANT CLEANING INFORMATION: We do our best to make Environmentally Friendly choices whenever possible. This does not include Cleaning Products. All Natural “Green” Cleaning products are not successful against todays Germs and Viruses.
At NCMR, we do and always have used EPA Regulated Cleaning Products. Our Cleaning Procedures go above The CDC Guidelines and do include the use of sanitation cycles and procedures, disinfecting/cleaning products used in Kitchens, Bathrooms, Mattresses, and all surfaces, handles, door knobs, remote controllers, high touch areas, etc… (We provide a complete list of Cleaning Procedures/Guidelines, to all of our Guests, prior to arrival).
*** Please know that we have never experienced any known cases of any of the above referenced illnesses. Our products and procedures are purely preventative ***
* In the event you experience a rare winter storm, Watia Creekside is fully equipped with a whole house generator *
Our Pet Policy Overview:
10 out of 12 of our Cabins are Pet Friendly. Our Pet acceptance varies, and is based on the amount of space for our 4 legged Guests to enjoy (inside the Cabin as well as the amount of space outdoors). To give you a basic idea, our most common Pet Acceptance Guidelines would be: Up to 2 Pets that are each 40 pounds or less, and He/She may be larger if there is just 1 Pet.
When a pet has been a Guest, special cleaning procedures are performed and specific products are used. Our goal is to make sure no one can tell that there has been a pet on the premises. Please call or email us to ask about our pet policies as they relate to your request.
- Bedroom #1: King Bed (1)
- Bedroom #2: Queen Bed (1)
Availability & Booking Calendar
- Housekeeper Included
- Massage - Other Services
- Health Beauty Spa
- Winery Tours
Cleaning or safety practice
- All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC/140ºF
- Contactless check-in and checkout is available
- Disinfectant is used when cleaning the property
- Enhanced cleaning practices are used
- High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (like countertops, light switches, handles, and faucets)
- Regional standard for sanitation practice
- SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
- Air Conditioning
- Central Heat
- Clothes Dryer
- Game Room
- Hair Dryer
- Internet - Hi Speed
- Internet - Wireless
- Iron and Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dining Area
- Dining Room
- Dining Spices
- Dishes & Utensils
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Water Sports
- Wildlife Viewing
- Fitness Center
- Water View
- Gas Grill
- Hot Tub
- Carbon Monoxide Detector
- Deadbolt Lock
- Emergency Exit Route
- Fire Emergency Contact
- Fire Extinguisher
- First Aid Kit
- Medical Emergency Contact
- Outdoor Lighting
- Police Emergency Contact
- Smoke Detector
- Equestrian Events
- Fishing Fly
- Fishing Freshwater
- Golf Optional
- Hunting Big Game
- Hunting Small Game
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Pier Fishing
- Water Tubing
- White Water Rafting
- Please select your dates on our online booking calendar for an exact quote.
Housekeeping/Amenity Fee - $145.00
Each cabin is individually Owned and typically is the only property the specific Owner has to offer for rent. When a Guest occupies time on this Owner's calendar, then has to cancel the reservation, the property may remain empty. Although we empathize with your emergency, it really is not fair to "transfer" your financial hardship to the property Owner.
* Travelers/Cancellation Insurance will be offered at the time you reserve the cabin. If cancelling or encountering an unfortunate emergency is a concern for you, We highly recommend you purchase this Insurance. Travelers Insurance is a "per reservation" policy, not a "per person" policy, and covers much more than just cancellations. To learn more now, go to itravelinsured. The cost is approximately 6.95% of the total.
FULL REFUND - Cancellations that are made more than sixty (60) days prior to the arrival date. (Less the greater of 5% or $75.00 Cancellation/Modification Fee)
50% REFUND - Cancellations with over 30 days Notice (Less the greater of 5% or $75.00 Cancellation/Modification Fee)
Cancellations that are made within 30 days of the arrival date, or changes that result in a shortened stay, forfeit the full advance payment and reservation deposit. Cancellation or early departure does not warrant any refund of rent, however, Credit will be Offered to Guests in good standing, for cancelled dates that are re-rented.
COVID-19 PROVISION: In the event Swain County would implement Travel Restrictions, or Closes Short Term Rentals, we will offer to reschedule reservations to within 1 year. Modification/Change Fee will be waived. Covid-19 Cleaning Policies and Procedures will be emailed to all Guests, prior to arrival. *Cleaning Products are EPA Regulated *Cleaning Procedures are per CDC Guidelines.
Details available at ncmountains.net/rental-rules/
***Book 6 nights and the 7th night is Free! NOTE: For reservations of 2 weeks or more, mid-stay Cleaning will need to be added at a discounted rate.
We didn’t want to leave this amazing home. As an interior designer, I appreciated the details and thought out into the spaces. It was comfortable and beautiful. The landscape was out of a storybook. Bravo to whoever designed and built this cabin. It’s truly something special.
Super clean, nice appliances for cooking and doing dishes. We’d live there forever if we could!
It’s clear that a lot of love has been put into this home. I can’t wait to come back! A+
We loved the location - about 20 minutes to the Nantahalla Forrest and about 30 minutes from Smokey Mountain Park. Best of both worlds, and there are plenty of trails and hikes easily accessible. We also really enjoyed the hike available right on the mountain with private access. So beautiful!
The road leading up to the cabin is very curvy and at times narrow, but it is paved except for the tail end (no problem) . You get used to it pretty quick!! Don’t fret.. just a heads up for your first drive up.
The cabin is so precious upon pulling up.
I can’t say enough about the cleanliness, nice furnishings, the finishes, the decor, how well the kitchen and bathrooms were stocked, etc.!! Everything was super top notch!! The prettiest and cleanest cabin I’ve ever stayed in!!!!! We were so wowed!!
The porch, the fire pit and loft were fun and yet relaxing to hang out in!!
As beautiful as the pics are.... get ready, because it’s even better in person!!
Truly 5 Star accommodations!!
Thank you so much!!!
P.S. Our fur babies also loved it!!☺️☺️
Easy location for getting to Bryson City.
I was able to hook up with the guides at Tuckaseegee Fly Shop in Bryson City for some great fall trout fishing.
Close to Almond Boat Dock for boat rentals.
Overall, a wonderful relaxing vacation.
Dear Ashley, Thank You so much for the rave review! You sounded so upset when you called me, I am just happy that we could turn your Vacation time around and make it memorable, but for all the right reasons! Our soldiers and their families do so much for our Country, we are Thankful for the opportunity to give back in what ever way possible! Kathleen
This cabin is a true gem. So beautiful and comfortable. Nothing is forgotten here (except cell phones)! Close to NOC, Bryson City, and the Smokies, but once you walk in the door chances are you won't want to leave. We had 6 people sleep very comfortably (two families with children). Looking forward to booking this cabin again soon.
Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers
This was like walking into a Home and Garden Magazine cover. You get that "WOW" sensation the minute you walk in the door. I've rented houses many times but this house is so beautifully decorated I had a hard time believing it was a rental. You can tell that the owners wanted this house to be comfortable and that they actually use it themselves. There are so many separate areas that you could go to for quality alone time, the front porch, the screened porch (fantastic by the way), the side deck, the covered area under the deck and the fire pit by the creek. Great for two couples without being on top of each other. I think the creek and the sound of the water was one of the best amenities of all. Sitting outside in the evening with the fire blazing and the rush of the creek were mesmerizing. We rented a pontoon boat and floated the river. The houses we saw on the cliffs were amazing but I think this was the best respite ever. This place has the most romantic potential of any place I've ever seen. Total privacy. Go without your kids for the best time of all, but if you do bring them, they'll be happy upstairs with their own bathroom and the foosball table. None of us wanted to leave. We'll be back for sure, every season has to offer new things to do and see. BRAVO to the owners!
From the moment we pulled into the drive we were amazed at the Beautiful cabin/home that we were getting to stay in. The grounds were beautifully landscaped with the fire pit next to a babbling brook. So relaxing. But come into the house where you walk into an open living room and fully equipped, beautiful kitchen. It was a joy cooking in such luxury. The beds were so comfortable, my wife has a lot of back n muscle pain..but with the beds being so comfortable...she didn't have any trouble. From the moment we arrived we were glad we booked here...then sad to leave such a wonderful place. We enjoyed the fishing, hiking, waterfalls and shopping. Thank you so much for opening your home to complete strangers for a totally relaxing vacation.
I have used XXXX.com on a number of occasions and sometimes upon arrival the pictures did not accurately represent the property. This was NOT the case here. This property is absolutely beautiful and we could not have been more pleased with our stay there. We actually hope that we can incorporate many of this property's features into our next home. The screened porch and the sound of the stream could not have provided a better atmosphere to just relax. That said, you are secluded enough to be out of the hustle and bustle yet conveniently located so you can go on daily adventures, such as mountain biking at Tsali, rafting at NOC, sightseeing and hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Bryson City is also close and has some decent restaurants and a great brewery, Nantahala Brewing Company, where you can hang out and sample the product while listening to a live band (Hint: You can bring in your own food, so get a pizza at Anthony's and head over). Cherokee is just a short trip away as well--get a lunch to go at the Sassy Sunflower (in Cherokee) and eat lunch in the mountains. Thank you for letting us stay at your beautiful property and we hope to return someday. HIGHLY recommend!
Recommended for: Sightseeing, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers
Absolutely the best family Spring Break we have ever had!! The cabin was beautiful. Our girls' loved playing fooseball upstairs, & we all loved relaxing in the hot tub after a day of hiking, white water rafting, horseback riding (both of which are just a stone's throw away from the luxurious cabin), or touring the Biltmore estate. The sound of the rushing water on the property was very soothing. The worst part of the whole week was leaving. Thank you for such a lovely, lovely vacation.
Thank You so much for letting us know how much you enjoyed your stay at "Watia Creekside" Retreat, and for the 5 star review! The entire cabin is very luxurious, but our favorite part is also the Hot Tub and the Screened 3 Seasons room with the outdoor Fire Place. The sounds of the rushing Creek are so soothing, a past Guest said that he slept out there on the sofa and had the best night sleep ever! Please come back soon.
Recommended for: Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway