Cabin, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 11-15)
Although I’ve lived all over the southeast, I’ve spent the last 25 years living in and around the Orlando area. When I was a kid, my grandparents had a summer home in Lake Toxaway, NC that we used to visit every year. That is where I fell in love with the mountains. I’ve always been the outdoor adventure type and that, coupled with my experiences as a youngster, has made owning a cabin in the mountains a lifelong dream. Though I’ve never actually lived there, when I drive up to the Smokys, it feels like I'm coming home.
Alan purchased this Cabin in 2008
Why Alan chose Greeneville
One of the driving forces behind my purchase of this cabin is its close proximity to the Appalachian Trail. I’ve hiked numerous sections of the AT, and this area is one of my favorites. It is the perfect jumping off point for all kinds of outdoor activities. Whether it’s fly fishing Little Laurel Creek (2 miles), kayaking the Nolichucky (9 miles), hiking the AT (1 mile), bouldering at Blackstack Cliffs (8 miles), biking the Paint Creek Trails (7 miles), or having a picnic at 4400’ in Jones Meadow (7 miles), adventure is just out the back door.
What makes this Cabin unique
The cabin is situated nearly halfway between the quaint mountain town of Hot Springs, NC (15 miles) and the historic town of Greeneville, TN (18 miles). Although both offer adventure, relaxation, history, and culture, the best thing about Viking Mountain Lodge is the fact that you don’t even have to get in your car to find something to do. Fish for trout in the creek that runs through the front yard, go for a day hike on the AT, bike along Paint Creek up Viking Mountain Road, or grill out on the deck and enjoy the cool, clean mountain air. On a clear night, walk out the garage and look at the sky, it’s spectacular.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Rustic cabin experience!
If you aren't wanting the true cabin experience don't book this property. But if that's what you came to the mountains for then this is your place. The sound of the creek while I was drinking my coffee in the morning was amazing. The drive up the mountain with the views-phenomenal. I was excited to come and home, fish and do outdoorsy things for our vacation with our boys. This property did all that we wanted with the exception of fishing. The ponds are nice and the ones up the road are too, but not really a lot of fish to be caught. But if that's the only downfall, then clearly this is a great place. Also, Rusty didn't want to come hang with us- he just liked to make his presence known with few barks and then run off. 😄 Thank you Alan for allowing us to stay in your home, it was a great getaway with our family.
I wish I could have given a six-star review. The lodge and location were ideal. The owner obviously thought of everything. I received repeated compliments about that an excellent choice I made with Viking Mountain Lodge.
Viking Mountain Lodge
Rustic log cabin in mountains, good get-away spot
Interior decor matches the cabin and adds to the appeal
Bring bug spray- several types of bugs all around
Enjoy putting your feet in the creek and cooling down
In a very beautiful setting is this large but cozy cabin with plenty to do nearby should you desire.
Fantastic Mountain Experience
My family loved our stay at Viking Mountain Lodge. A really nice property with everything you could need. Sitting out on the porch, listening to the creek in the morning is as good as it gets.
Quiet vacation place a great escape from the fast pace of life
Great location if you are looking to get away from the city. The house is so quaint. Fully stocked with kitchen tools and pots and pans along with towels. Nice porch to enjoy the outdoors. Close to some bigger areas of shopping if that is your thing to do. Completely quiet and peaceful with a cute pond to fish in. We loved this place and would like to return in the future.
VML is located just 1/2 a mile from the Appalachian Trail, inside the Cherokee National Forest.