At Hidden Creek Cabins, tucked into the Great Smoky Mountains, the crackle of campfires and hearty laughter often punctuate quiet nights. It’s appropriate, then, that a carved wooden sign on the porch of a rustic log cottage reads, "Here Let the Fires of Friendship Burn." Other thoughtful accents—from hand-stitched quilts to decorative cast-iron cookware—are sprinkled throughout these homey accommodations.
Forest views and all-wood furnishings are featured in each cabin, but locations vary—some of the cabins are up on hilltops and have views of the Great Smoky Mountains, and some are set next to a creek. There’s a roomy hot tub on the deck at Maggie's Cabin. Pop’s Cottage has a gas grill, and you can take to a hammock or swinging love seat to watch the sun dip behind the Smokies. Skytop Cabin overlooks an indigo ridge line and thousands of acres of protected forest. Rocking chairs share patio space with a charcoal grill and a hot tub, and high-backed adirondack chairs surround a campfire site below. Larger units include the newly renovated A-Frame Chalet, which offers three bedrooms and views of Hidden Creek, and the five-bedroom Redwood Lodge, where you can enjoy a wood-burning fireplace, an outdoor hot tub, and more than enough room to spread out.
Bryson City, North Carolina: Mountain Beauty and Outdoor Adventure
Set in the heart of North Carolina's Blue Ridge about an hour west of Asheville, the town of Bryson City lives up to its nickname as "Base Camp for the Great Smokies." The nearby Nantahala National Forest and Great Smoky Mountains National Park each provide endless year-round opportunities for hiking, biking, and stealing picnic baskets.
The Blue Ridge Parkway has stunning vistas. It’s also possible to get good views from a vintage train car on the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad; on a half-day trip on the train, you can wind through 53 miles of pristine mountain country.
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What You Get
2-night stay for up to four in a standard cabin: Farm House, Lily Pad, The Cottage, The Log Cabin, Maggie's Cabin, Skytop Cabin, Pop's Cottage, Alarka Hideaway, Karolina Kabin, Kountry Kabin, Krest-View Kabin, Kozy Kabin, or Kloud-View Kabin
Option 1: $159, valid for check-in Sunday–Tuesday; not valid for Thursday–Saturday stays (up to a $338 value)
Option 2: $198, valid for check-in Thursday or Friday; not valid for Sunday–Wednesday stays (up to a $378 value)
2-night stay for up to eight in a larger cabin: Ridgetop Retreat, Redwood Lodge, A-Frame Chalet, Chestnut Lodge, or Oak Ridge
Option 3: $274, valid for check-in Sunday–Tuesday; not valid for Thursday–Saturday stays (up to a $554 value)
Option 4: $329, valid for check-in Thursday or Friday; not valid for Sunday–Wednesday stays (up to a $594 value)
Policies and Fees
Book by: 7/27/14
Travel by: 9/30/14
Blackout dates: Not valid 7/4–7/6, 8/29-8/31/14
Cancellation policy & fees: All cancellations subject to $75 fee; 30-day cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price applies.
Taxes: 10.75% tax not included
Additional fees: Cleaning fee not included: $60 for standard cabins, $75 for larger cabins
Promotional value expires Jul 27, 2014. Amount paid never expires.
Must book by 7/27/14 or promotional value expires
Must complete travel by 9/30/14
Not valid 7/4-7/6, 8/29-8/31/14
Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
Limit 2 per visit
Valid only for option purchased
Reservation required, subject to availability
All cancellations subject to $75 fee; 30-day cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price applies
Must be 21 or older to check in
Credit card required at booking and check-in
Not valid with reward points
Cleaning fee not included: $60 for standard cabins, $75 for larger cabins
10.75% tax not included.
Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
Consult Hidden Creek Cabins' index page for more info on the cabins.
Standard Cabins: Farm House, Lily Pad, The Cottage, The Log Cabin, Maggie's Cabin, Skytop Cabin, Pop's Cottage, Alarka Hideaway, Karolina Kabin, Kountry Kabin, Krest-View Kabin, Kozy Kabin, Kloud-View Kabin
Standard occupancy: 4 (2 adults and 2 children in Log Cabin)
Maximum occupancy: 2 adults and 2 children in Log Cabin; 4 for Pop’s Cottage; 6 for Alarka Hideaway, Karolina Kabin, Kountry Kabin, Horse Country Cottage; 8 for Lily Pad, Farm House, The Cottage, Krest-View Kabin, Kozy Kabin, Kloud-View Kabin, and Maggie's Cabin; 10 for Skytop Cabin
Adding occupants above standard: $20 per night for each additional guest