Watia Creekside – Luxury Retreat

Watia Creekside - Luxury Retreat
2 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms Cabin in Bryson City
from $300 per /nt
from $1800 per /wk
3 nt min

Property Details

Luxury in the Mountains Romantic Setting and Peaceful Serenity Enjoy Nature and the Gentle Warmth of the Outdoor Fire Place Open and Light Floor Plan Warm, Relaxing, and Inviting! Designer Appointments throughout Kitchen is a Chef's Delight Well appointed, Stainless and Granite Kitchen is a Chef's Delight! Cozy Dining Nook Screened Room is Perfectly Placed along the Melodious Creek King Bed in the Master suite with Luxurious Linens (on Main level) Comfortable Master Suite with Luxurious King Bedding Master Bathroom offers a large Shower with a River Rock floor. Bring the Fixins for S'Mores and Brush Up on the Camp Fire Stories Soothing and Sparkling Hot Tub awaits... Make Magical Mountain Memories, Roast Marshmallows, Relax Your Comfort is our Priority Queen Suite also offers Luxury Bedding and fine quality linens Queen Suite is also on the Main Level Looking to the Living room from the Loft Spacious Loft offers Foosball Table and another Living Room with Flat Screen TV Foosball Table Third full bathroom in the Loft Queen Size Sofa Bed in the Loft Luxury along Melodious Watia Creek Two plush bathrobes are available for your use during your stay "In case you forgot something" size amenities are provided Covered front porch Welcomes You Relax, Star Gaze, and Enjoy Luxury along side Watia Creek Lake Fontana is just a few short minutes via Private Road Spend the day Sunning, Swimming, or Fishing.  Just a few short minutes away... Fontana Lake is a hidden gem. The majority of the shoreline is Federally owned and designed Green Space. Quiet Coves are easily enjoyed! Waterfall Hike is a few minutes drive (map is located in the Welcome Book) The N.O.C. is easily accessible via your Private "back road" Private Access road connects to the N.O.C., with whitewater rafting, kayaking, and more... Rivers End Restaurant and the N.O.C. are just a few minutes away!

Property Description

Luxury on the Creek... Offering Designer Appointments throughout, Chef's Kitchen, Sparkling Hot Tub, 2 Fireplaces, Game Room... Private Boat Slips/Swimming, Bryson City, and the Nantahala Outdoor Center. Pet Friendly *Online Booking Available 24/7*

Property Details

A Unique and Rare find. "Watia Creekside" Retreat will exceed all of your expectations, and is sure to spoil you for all others.
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 ***
          "Watia Creekside" is sure to be your favorite Mountain Retreat!
* 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. 

Pet Rent is a total of $50.00 per reservation.

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.


This property has
  • Bedroom #1: King Bed (1)
  • Bedroom #2: Queen Bed (1)
City Registraton: Bryson City
Booking Calendar

Availability & Booking Calendar


Property Location




  • Housekeeper Included
  • Massage - Other Services


  • Health Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • 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)


  • Books
  • DVD
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heat
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Game Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet - Hi Speed
  • Internet - Wireless
  • Iron and Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cookware
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • Dining Spices
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Water Sports
  • Wildlife Viewing


  • Fitness Center
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat


  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Water View
  • Waterfront


  • Balcony
  • Deck/Patio
  • 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


  • Biking
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Fly
  • Fishing Freshwater
  • Golf Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • White Water Rafting


  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
Policy Overview


Daily Rate: $300 - $375 per night
Weekly Rate: $1800 - $2250 per week
3 nt min
- Rate varies due to seasonality and holidays.
- Please select your dates on our online booking calendar for an exact quote.


State and County Taxes - 11.75%
Pet Rent - $50.00
Housekeeping/Amenity Fee - $145.00
Cancellation Policy
Our Cancellation Policy "In a nutshell": 
​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.
Last updated 04/18/2021
Deposit Policy
50% is Paid at the time of reserving the cabin. Balance is paid 60 days prior to check in. (To request an exception/alternate payment arrangement, please contact us).
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.
Last updated 04/18/2021

Guest Reviews

Airbnb Review #735731988 #100797 by Review from Airbnb Guest #100797 03/01/2021
This location and cabin is the best we’ve ever stayed at. Every touch was considered and it was amazing. The fire pit by the creek was magical. We loved it so much we wished we could abbey made an offer to buy it! The WiFi was slow, so that was the only drawback, but unplugging is never a bad thing, so that’s no deal breaker for us.

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.
Airbnb Review #733350109 #99743 by Review from Airbnb Guest #99743 02/23/2021
Great property nestled in the hills with a beautiful creek right next to the house...amazing to sit on the covered, screened back porch in front of the fire and listen as the water rushes by!

Super clean, nice appliances for cooking and doing dishes. We’d live there forever if we could!
Wonderful! by Laura 12/01/2020
Clean and spacious with a great mix of indoor/outdoor living. by Parker 11/01/2020
Clean and spacious with a great mix of indoor/outdoor living.
We needed a little get away after a rough few months, and this creekside retreat was perfect! by Sarah 11/01/2020
We needed a little get away after a rough few months, and this creekside retreat was perfect! Well-appointed kitchen, lots of amenities, and an absolutely beautiful, serene setting. We were even able to bring our pup!

It’s clear that a lot of love has been put into this home. I can’t wait to come back! A+
We loved our stay! by Marshall 11/01/2020
We loved our stay! The house exceeded all expectations. The creek on the property was beautiful and created such a nice sound outside. The kitchen and living space met all of our needs and we loved having the hot tub to hop into after a day of hiking! Will definitely be back...
What a beautiful home! by Lisa 11/01/2020
What a beautiful home! We've rented several family vacation AirBNBs and this one was another winner. The hot tub was SO clean and well-cared for even with a stay of 5 days. The fire pit down by the creek was a great hit - plus all the firewood we would need was provided by the host. House was absolutely clean and sparkling, and we had no Covid-cleanliness concerns. Kitchen was well stocked with all the pots, pans, containers, and extra goodies one needs to have a nice vacation. Plenty of towels. Comfy beds. Plenty of extra blankets for snuggling up. One thing to be aware of is if you need/expect streaming capacity with internet, this house doesn't come with that. Just a solid wifi connection to serve with email and that's about it.

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!
My husband and I were traveling with our best friends for a couples anniversary trip. by Jessica 10/01/2020
My husband and I were traveling with our best friends for a couples anniversary trip. We found this property and figured it would be absolutely perfect, and it was! The fire pit on the river was absolutely amazing. The screened in porch was so nice that I am in the process of figuring out how to add one on to my own home. Kitchen was well stocked, comfy beds and linens and very very clean!!! We loved the hot tub and the robes were the perfect addition. Very close to the NOC for our rafting adventure even though the map directions were a little confusing, we were able to figure it out. The view from the overlook was great, as was the landing on the lake. Right we we arrived to the landing the steam training was rolling around the corner. It was very cool to see. Overall the cabin and the trip was absolutely wonderful. We had such the perfect time. If you're not used to driving on mountain roads, make sure to prepare yourself, because there are lots of twists and turns to get to the cabin and down to the NOC.
Perfect vacation spot! by Sara P. 07/01/2020
The property was the perfect size for our family of 5 to stretch out and get out of the city. The home is stunning and the grounds are gorgeous. The boys loved playing in the creek and fishing at the lake. We enjoyed peaceful mornings and evenings by the creek and spent afternoons reading on the porch. Just what we needed to unplug and connect as a family.
More Beautiful In Person by Gabriella J 06/01/2020
This home is super cozy and perfect for a small family or couple. Everything is high end, especially the kitchen, and the home looks nicer in person. Fire pit by the creek is a gem and hot tub among the trees is heaven. We really enjoyed our week-long stay and will definitely be back. Also there is a lot to do. Tubbing in BC was a family favorite.
Solitude when we needed it most. by Joe L. 03/01/2020
Trip was for my daughter and I to get away for her birthday and spend time unplugged from the hectic everyday lives we live. This cabin gave us everything we needed from the babbling creek outside to comfortable beds and a fully stocked kitchen. We will definitely be coming back and next time bring the wife and sisters too. Thanks for having us.
Great cabin! by John 02/01/2020
Great cabin! Very clean. Very private and great amenities. Loved both the indoor and outdoor amenities. Everything was quality. Can’t wait to return.
Excellent by Jennia S. 02/01/2020
We enjoyed our stay at Watia Luxury Creekside in Bryson City. The place was extremely nice and clean. The hot tub was very nice. We enjoyed the convenience to restaurants and entertainment. Highly recommend!
The house was so great we ended up spending most of our time there! by Michael 01/01/2020
The house was so great we ended up spending most of our time there! So much fun and what great amenities! We will be back!
One of those places I want to keep secret so its available next time we visit. by Leonid 01/01/2020
One of those places I want to keep secret so its available next time we visit. Always appreciate when people do more than they have to. Beds very comfortable and bath towels and robes really nice.
Beautiful cabin-5 Star accommodations by Diane E 12/01/2019
The directions given were excellent. We had no problem locating the house AT ALL!!

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!!☺️☺️
Great couples weekend getaway by Lynne. A 11/01/2019
This is the second time we have stayed at Watia Creek! I love everything about this place! We cooked every meal in the well-appointed kitchen and used the grill for burgers! We spent both nights in the hot tub and built a fire in the fire pit by the creek where we relaxed with drinks and s'mores! The ladies sat on the screened in porch by the fireplace while the men watched football by the fireplace in the living room. I am looking forward to another return trip with my kids to raft the Nantahala.
Very nice by Jennifer M 10/01/2019
Well stocked cabin on a beautiful mountainside stream. Would not hesitate to return
Luxury rental near Great Smokies by Deb k 09/01/2019
The property was immaculate. We loved the screened in porch, where we sat and listened to the stream at night. The bedrooms and were spacious and beds were comfy. The kitchen had everything we needed. Enjoyed the fire pit. The roads are very twisty - be prepared. While there, we rented a pontoon boat at Fontana Marina, went white-water rafting on the Nantahayla with Carolina Outfitters, drove Tail of the Dragon, hiked a number of trails, including our favorite - up the road near the NOC. Had a great dinner at the Everett Hotel & Bistro. Highly recommend for quiet, relaxing getaway.
Our stay was amazing, such a beautiful home and area to be in. by Jake 09/01/2019
Our stay was amazing, such a beautiful home and area to be in. I can’t wait to plan another stay here, especially now that we know our way around the area some and what the place has to offer, it will make it easier to plan for an even better stay.
Watia Creekside was just what my life and I were looking for in a quiet getaway. by Kerry 08/01/2019
Watia Creekside was just what my life and I were looking for in a quiet getaway. The location is very private, but close to many outdoor activities. The host communicated very quickly and thoroughly, and everything was as described or better. It’s a roomy space and decorated well. Our favorite amenities were the hot tub, fire pit right by the creek, game room, Weber gas grill, and large screened-in porch with a fireplace. The babbling creek provides a sound barrier for the ultimate peace and quiet.
Beautiful, peaceful cabin. by Matt 06/01/2019
Beautiful, peaceful cabin. Tranquil as advertised. Would recommend and would stay again.
Watia Creekside-Memories for a lifetime by Sherri T. 06/01/2019
We chose Watia Creekside for our annual grandchildren getaway. They loved the house especially the fire pit, foosball table and hot tub. I loved my early morning coffee on the screened porch listening to the babbling creek. We are not accustomed to mountain terrain being from central KY, however, after a few trips up/down we began to get the hang of it. Wadia Creekside will not disappoint if you’re looking for a mountain retreat.
Perfection in every way!!! by Amanda O. 06/01/2019
The cabin was just perfect for our family getaway!! The location is close to all the outdoor adventure,. The babbling creek on the property’ is just dreamy, impeccable stonework/fire pit/landscaping. Cabin is impeccable...great design, stocked kitchen, A+ all the way!!!
Outstanding Rental by Maria and Tony B. 03/01/2019
Watia Creekside exceeded our expectations from beginning to end. The cabin was easy enough to find (be prepared for typical twisting, turning mountain road to get there - it's worth every turn!). Just make sure you put FLINT RIDGE in your GPS (not Flint Rock haha). We were impressed with how immaculately clean and well appointed the house was. We found EVERYTHING in working order (fireplaces, hot tub, gas grill, appliances, ice maker, lights, TV... literally everything) and all the amenities we could ask for (well stocked kitchen, toiletries, a starter supply of K-Cups, a welcome book to answer all of your questions about the house and the surrounding area, all the way down to wood for the fire pit). We really enjoyed sitting by the fire pit and listening to to the babbling creek with a glass of wine/cocktails. The house is in a quiet wooded area (the neighbors across the way have 3 gorgeous (outdoor) well behaved dogs - we never even once heard them make a sound). The only sounds you will hear are the creek, night sounds and the birds. We had dinner in Bryson City (a 10 minute drive) Friday night (Pasqualinos Italian - it was so-so) the train ride along the Tuskegee River on Saturday and for dinner we grilled steaks at the house and just enjoyed the quiet and relaxation. It was a perfect weekend getaway, I just wish we could have stayed longer. This one is definitely on our list as a keeper!
Great location on a creek and near trails with modern upscale accommodations. by Kevin Z. 02/01/2019
This house is very nice! Weather wasn’t great during our stay but made good use of the hot tub and fireplace. We look forward to coming back
Immaculately clean from top to bottom. by Shanna 01/01/2019
Immaculately clean from top to bottom. Amenities like a clean hot tub and remote controlled gas fireplaces made this an ideal place for our family to stay.
Beautiful, clean home in a nice private area. by Shelly 01/01/2019
Beautiful, clean home in a nice private area. We cooked every night and the kitchen was stocked with everything we needed. Hot tub was a nice amenity! We hope to return again soon!
Great mountain getaway by Caroline D. 11/01/2018
We loved staying at this home. It was beautifully decorated and super clean. My son loved the fuzzball table and we enjoyed relaxing by the fire watching football. The sound of the creek was so peaceful. The surrounding area is beautiful and it was not too far from Bryson City where we did the Polar Express train ride.
Beautiful house by Patricia C. 09/01/2018
Love the house and the creek! Enjoyed spending time on the porch just listening to nature.
Amazing location, spotlessly clean, incredibly responsive hosts, you could not do better to choose this for a getaway. by Stephen 09/01/2018
Amazing location, spotlessly clean, incredibly responsive hosts, you could not do better to choose this for a getaway.
This cabin was the perfect place to get away and still have access to a small town with hidden gems. by Hannah 07/01/2018
This cabin was the perfect place to get away and still have access to a small town with hidden gems. If you have an adventuresome spirit this is definitely the place for you!
This cabin was the perfect place to get away and still have access to a small town with hidden gems. by Hannah 07/01/2018
This cabin was the perfect place to get away and still have access to a small town with hidden gems. If you have an adventuresome spirit this is definitely the place for you!
Fantastic cabin and location. by Scott A. 04/01/2018
Fantastic cabin and location. The property management is phenomenal and will respond to all questions promptly, even on Easter morning. We will definitely return.
Above and beyond our expectations! by Rudolph 04/01/2018
Above and beyond our expectations! The house is magnificent and the setting is perfect for a relaxing getaway!! Kathleen is AMAZING!!
This was one of the prettist cabins we have stayed in. by Stacey W. 03/15/2018
This was one of the prettist cabins we have stayed in. I would recommend it to anyone!
Gorgeous, gated, comfy cabin decorated beautifully for Christmas! by Brooke S. 12/04/2017
Gorgeous, gated, comfy cabin decorated beautifully for Christmas! We were impressed that the cabin had everything we needed such as dish pods, laundry detergent, soaps! Would highly recommend. We are already planning on our next stay.
Great house and location by Farrah L. 11/19/2017
Great house and location
Thanks for sharing this lovely home! by Anonymous 10/16/2017
Thanks for sharing this lovely home! The home had everything we needed. The kitchen was well stocked for cooking.
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.
We truly enjoyed our stay at Watia Creekside. by Jeffery L. 08/25/2017
We truly enjoyed our stay at Watia Creekside. It exceeded all our expectations. You can tell how much pride and care is taken to keep this property in pristine condition. Everything is modern and updated but it still feels warm and inviting. We were also impressed by the cleanliness of the home. Their housekeeping service is great! If we venture back to this area, we will definitely rent this home again. Thank you so much for sharing your home with us!
Watia Creekside is one amazing property. by Robin H. 08/18/2017
Watia Creekside is one amazing property. The home is stunning and the grounds are beautiful. The home is very clean and has wonderful beds and pillows. The kitchen is what every person would love. It is by far one of the greatest homes to stay in in the wonderful mountains. Thank you for sharing this little slice of heaven with our family.
We had a wonderful time. by Anonymous 08/11/2017
We had a wonderful time. The house was absolutely perfect and everyone had enough space, but yet we could also be all together and have a nice get together. The house had everything you could need or ask for. We really enjoyed the fire pit, game loft, hot rub and spending time on the porch looking at the amazing views both at sunrise and sunset. We are already planning another time to come back!
This creekside cabin was breathtaking, upscale, charming, pristine, and serene! by Marc N. 07/01/2017
This creekside cabin was breathtaking, upscale, charming, pristine, and serene! We loved it!!!
We spent a week at the cabin with our two children (ages 9 and 11) in July. by Heather S. 07/01/2017
We spent a week at the cabin with our two children (ages 9 and 11) in July. The property itself was beautiful - fully stocked kitchen, loft area for the kids to play foosball and watch tv, and a screened in porch where we played lots of cards and listened to the rushing creek. A highlight for our family was the private dock - we spent many hours fishing and swimming off the dock. We had a great stay and will be back for sure!
The most amazing vacation rental ever! by Lynne A. 06/04/2017
The most amazing vacation rental ever! Everything about this home is perfect! The location was easily accessible to the NOC; where we spent the day rafting. We enjoyed the fire pit by the stream. There was plenty of wood provided; as well as matches. The kitchen was not lacking anything that we needed; and I prepared 5 meals while we were there. There was even a spare propane tank for the gas grill. We enjoyed our meals on the screened in patio which was very roomy with comfortable seating. The hot tub was very clean and fit 6 of us perfectly. The upper loft housed the foosball table; sleeper sofa and large bathroom. The master suite was large with a resort style master bath. We even had plush bath robes supplied in the master bath. The second bedroom was a very nice size and the bath had a nice large soaker tub. The landscaping was beautiful! The home had plenty of "extras" I found as a nice surprise such as sufficient amounts of tissue; paper towels; garbage bags; and dishwashing/dishwasher detergent. We did not use the washer/dryer; but it was a very nice unit. This home went above and beyond my expectations! I just hope it is available the next time we visit!
We especially loved the screened porch. by Ruth M. 06/01/2017
We especially loved the screened porch. The king bed is a dream and the master shower is a true experience. My husband and I will be back next year. The only thing that would make it better is TV in the master bedroom. 5 stars
My family and I have been coming to this area for about 10-15 years and we all agreed that this was the nicest cabin we have ever stayed in. by Anonymous 03/18/2017
My family and I have been coming to this area for about 10-15 years and we all agreed that this was the nicest cabin we have ever stayed in. Immaculately clean and beautifully decorated. You can feel the calm come over you as you enter. Very private with a lovely creek beside the house. Great hot tub and everything you can think of in the kitchen. I love to cook and there was not one appliance or utensil that this home didn't have. The only negative I could say is the lighting in the home is not very bright. Beautiful, but not functional. Don't let that stop you- book it now!
We loved the property so much that we requested the house plans to incorporate some of the features into a future home. by Missy G. 12/14/2016
We loved the property so much that we requested the house plans to incorporate some of the features into a future home. It's convenient to the trails at Tsali and the NOC center is close too. The only downside was that we couldn't find the map to the 7 miles of MTB trails closest to the property, the hiking trail to the waterfall, or the alternate route to the NOC but this could totally be an error on our part. We will definitely go back to this property and be ready to explore more! And working with Kathleen was a wonderful experience too! Watia Creekside will not disappoint!
The most exceptional rental in years of staying in the area. by Paula S. 12/14/2016
The most exceptional rental in years of staying in the area. Pictures don't show the beauty of this property. Better than described. We really loved the 8 ft. doors and huge open areas. Have never seen a cleaner place. Fires by the creek were wonderful as well as fires in the screened porch fireplace. Excellent master bedroom and great shower. Décor makes for a cozy home like feeling. Everything you could want and more. Directions were easy to follow and road in good shape. Will recommend without reservation. We loved it and will always remember this stay.
Better than we imagined- just what we needed! by Ashley H. 01/27/2016
Better than we imagined- just what we needed! My husband and I came to NC for a few days to enjoy some time together before he deployed. We originally booked a cabin with Watershed Cabins and learned on the day of our arrival that the cabin was unaccessible due to snow. We were disappointed but understood it was out of anyone's control. Watershed told us they would "upgrade" us to be a better cabin, however upon our arrival we found it to be FAR from an upgrade (bugs all over the floor, view of the road, loud truck and car noises, etc.). We were able to get a refund and quickly checked out...but hadn't planned for this so had no backup. We found this cabin on HomeAway and immediately called Kathleen who was so incredibly kind and helpful. Her voice alone was soothing as this was an upsetting experience so far for us. We were at her office within an hour and at the cabin shortly thereafter and WHAT A BEAUTIFUL VIEW it was when we pulled up. The cabin has more of a cottage feel and is tucked into the side of a mountain with a creek that runs alongside. Picture perfect. We were immediately impressed with the materials used to build the home - nothing was overlooked. We felt comfortable and breathed a sigh of relief upon entering the home...from the well equipped kitchen to the multiple fireplaces to the spa-like shower to the white robes in the closets...perfect. Thank you to Kathleen for working with us so quickly and getting us into the cabin right away so we could start our vacation. We will gladly book with you again - and this cabin - and plan to tell all of our friends! Keep up the wonderful customer service and selection of beautiful cabins 🙂 The Harlins

My Response

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
Can we rate Watia Creekside 6 stars out of 5? by Anonymous 06/06/2015
Can we rate Watia Creekside 6 stars out of 5?
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
Beyond the Best! by Sandra G. 05/23/2015
Beyond the Best!
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!
Absolutely Awesome!!! by Philip M. 04/19/2015
Absolutely Awesome!!!
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.
Quiet Honeymoon Escape by Joe L. 04/14/2015
Quiet Honeymoon Escape
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
Fabulous and Fun! by William & Family 03/29/2015
Fabulous and Fun!
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.
Fabulous Fun! by Mark & Carol 03/29/2015
Fabulous Fun! 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.
My Response
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.
Beautiful! by Megan C. 03/05/2015
Beautiful! Great Stay! This home is gorgeous! It had every amenity you could possibly want. Very secluded but only a short drive from everything!!! We will definitely be back!!!
Late October is a beautiful time to visit the Smokey Mountains and the Nantahala National Forest. by Bonnie M. 10/29/2014
Late October is a beautiful time to visit the Smokey Mountains and the Nantahala National Forest. Mornings were crisp and clear and the afternoons warmed nicely. The Creekside Cabin is surprisingly luxurious for being in so rural an area. "Cabin" is a misnomer as it really is a luxury retreat. The area certainly offers many opportunities for exploring and hiking. Deep Creek was busy but easy to reach from Bryson City. We opted not to take the train ride as with it being peak season, it was just too crowded for our tastes.But we found many parks and marina's (no boat rentals available this time of year, they were all booked up) to explore in every direction we headed out. One of the most beautiful areas I have seen. I really enjoyed the 2 gas fireplaces (great room and porch) but really liked being able to have a real fire near the creek.
Recommended for: Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
Attention to Detail... by Matthew M. 05/23/2014
Attention to Detail... What more you can you ask? A beautiful property, nestled in the mountains beside a mountain stream and attention to details that are unmatched. Our stay could not have been more wonderful. The house from the kitchen to the screened in porch left us wanting for nothing. I think our favorite place to hangout was on the porch, listening to the stream, drinking a cup of coffee and planning the days activities. There is much to see and do in the Bryson City Area: Hiking the Appalachian Trail, NOC, Bryson City (loved the Cork & Bean), day trip to Asheville, kayaking on Lake Fontana just to mention a few as the possibilities are endless. We highly recommend this 'cabin' so comfy, beautiful, peaceful, and obvious the owners want their guests to enjoy their stay and come back; and Kathleen (Manager) was excellent to work with! I know we plan to return.
Perfect Get a Way...There's not much I can say other than what the other reviews have said. by Greg H. 03/14/2014
Perfect Get a Way...There's not much I can say other than what the other reviews have said. This is one of the nicest cabins I've been in, and the fact that they allow dogs is both surprising and wonderful. It seems as if each architectural and design decision went "let's go nicer." Kitchen had everything, furniture was great, back patio was great, path down to the creek was great, the hot tub placement is amazing (under the trees, but 10 feet from the bathroom), etc. The place is in a new gated community development, but it's the only house built so far. There is a house across the street (a ways away), but other than that, you're isolated. The combination of great views and the creek right outside is great.