A few weekends ago we snuck away to what the boys deemed as “a cabin in the woods” (a little ditty they had going on during the 5 hour drive). It was actually the cutest rustic log cabin in the Nantahala National Forest (near the great Smokey Mountains) in North Carolina and we loved every minute of it. It honestly was just what we needed – a quiet weekend away, full of much needed quality time, beautiful views, and lots of laughs. If you followed along on my instastories, you already saw how absolutely stunning it was just out of the sliding glass doors in our living room. We were absolutely spoiled with views of the snow-capped mountains and lake! I couldn’t get enough.
The “Water’s Edge” cabin where we stayed the 2 nights was so private and quiet — the entire home was large and spacious, absolutely perfect for the 4 of us (+ pup). We loved spending our mornings and nights by the gas fireplace in the living room, playing board games and munching on donuts. The staff had the home fully stocked with anything we could possibly need from dishes to soap/towels, and even had a closet full of kids games, puzzles and a 4moms Pack & Play for those with babies. The attention to detail made it feel just like being in a hotel.
We arrived late Friday night after trekking up some snowy winding mountain roads so we were all thoroughly exhausted. Needless to say, it had been a long day. On Saturday we couldn’t wait to get out and explore so we headed down to the closest town, about 7-ish miles, stocked up on some groceries and had lunch at a local spot, the Hoppy Trout Brewery. The pizza there was SO good and my husband really enjoyed his choice of home-brewed beers. The kids had some fun with their decor and you know no afternoon visit would be complete without some good people watching! It was the best to just chill out and enjoy each other’s company without a single care in the world.
The cabin was right on the lake and came fully equipped with all the things you would need to enjoy it outdoors – kayaks, grill, volleyball net, horseshoes, fire pit and even a jacuzzi on the lower deck. We loved exploring the area near the docks and imagined how amazing it must be to stay here during the summer. It reminded me so much like a summer camp!
We found this gem on Glamping Hub and I’m just so thankful and appreciative for the experience they gave to our family. This getaway was something we’ll never forget! They have so many other cabin options across the United States that are absolutely breath taking in addition to all different kinds of accommodations, like beach houses and yurts. They even have an entire site dedicated to just pet-friendly rentals that make it super easy for you if you’re traveling with a pet in tow like we do. Living in coastal SC, we were totally looking for a mountain adventure this time of year and North Carolina did not disappoint.
Now for all. the. pictures.
Our venture into town…..
Thank you to Glamping Hub for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are 100% honest and completely my own.
and since some of you were asking for sources from our instastories, here’s a quick shopping guide from our packing list: