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Snowy Sunrise
Screen-in Porch
Remodeled Kitchen
View from the Deck
Guest Bedroom
Fall leaves in the back yard
Screen-in porch
Master Bedroom
Living area
View of Retreats Main Living Area.
Retreat Above The Clouds

* Free WiFi,  Enclosed deck with upscale furnishings and tremendous view, also an open deck with picnic table, porch swing & gas grill. 2 bedroom, 1 bath cozy home. Beautiful gas stone fireplace, newly remodeled kitchen, Very close to town, very cool'll love it. Full description below. 


Dec to March (excluding holidays)

$100 a night, $525 a wk, $950 for 2 wks, $1400 for 3 wks, $1900 for 4 wks.

March1st to May 30th  (excluding holidays)

$120 a night, $600 wk, $1100 for 2 wks, $1650 for 3 wks, $2200 for 4 wks.

June 1st to Sept 30th  (excluding holidays)


$130 a night*, $650 a wk, $1200 for 2 wks., $1800 for 3 wks., $2400 for 4 wks. 

Oct 1st to Nov 28th & Holidays 


$150* a night, $750 a wk, $1400 for 2 wks., $2100 for 3wks., $2800 for 4 wks. 

There is a $100 Cleaning Fee, 11% Taxes, and $150 security deposit (refundable). There is NO damage damage and security deposit for repeat guests.
*We do not rent less than a week during summer and fall months unless it is short notice. 
I'm sorry but this is a PET FREE home. 

Remote Contralled Gas Fireplace
screened in Porch
Morning Mist
Snow At The Retreat

Retreat Above The Clouds

You can see North Carolina, Georgia & Tennessee From The Retreat Cabin! 

Description of Retreat

Let me be clear: This house is the bomb diggety! My Cabin is 'artsy, crafts, cozy' with tasteful furnishings and personal touches throughout. It's perfect, it really is! 
The Retreat Above The Clouds in Murphy, NC features a screened in porch that is carpeted and feels like an extension of the living/dining area. The porch has killer views of Murphy, Tennessee and Georgia, a dining table for outside dining, 2 rockers and a lounge chair. I guarantee you, weather permitting, you'll spend all your time out there. Right below the porch is an open deck taking full advantage of the ever changing mountain views. It's glorious. The deck has a great swing, picnic table, lounge chair and gas grill. The cabin is perched on the side of a cliff and the cabin itself is not childproof, so we don't allow children here at the Retreat. 
UNLESS of course, you'd like to cozy up on one of three recliners or the oversized couch to watch a movie on the flat screen TV with the Dish TV extended viewing package (HBO premium) or read a good book sitting next to the stone fireplace with a remote controlled gas burning insert. 
The kitchen is a newly redesign kitchen will make you feel right at home. It's small but everything you need to make the perfect meal is there for you. Coffee maker, crock pot, toaster, blender, some spices, micro, dishwasher and whatever else you may need. There is a half bath on the main floor as well.
On the second floor are two homey furnished bedrooms. The stairs are steep so if your not good on stairs, contact me as I have other options. The master bedroom has an super comfortable king size bed, lots of closet and dresser space and a flat screen TV that's mounted near the ceiling for perfect 'in bed TV viewing'. The guest bedroom has a queen bed, a dresser and Trigger, my very cool rocking horse that I am in the process of re-doing. Both bedrooms have great views from the large windows. The full bath is upstairs as well. It's small but super cute. We supply all linens. 
We have an iron and ironing board, washer and dryer, central air and heat....the whole shebang. 
Our location is fantastic. I'm not kidding. From the wildlife to the views, you will feel that you are miles from no-where, when in effect you’ll be only two miles from downtown, 4 miles from Wal-Mart, and 7.5 miles from John Campbell Folk School. We're 5 miles from the new Harrah's Cherokee Casino, but again, you'll feel like your out in the woods on our very private and exclusive mountain. While there are about 10 homes on our private mountain, there is no one directly on either side of the cabin. All the windows, sliders, porch and deck face out toward the back so the view is of the mountain ranges....and again; At the 'Retreat', being outdoors is where it's at...
I have spent 6 years fixing up the 'Retreat' and I've put my heart and soul in it. It's one of my most favorite places. I think it will be yours too. 
I give short notice discounts (booking 7 days or less before arrival). 
Again: Remember this isn't a cabin that is suitable for children (I'm sorry, I have two boys so it's not personal) and there are stairs to get to the bedrooms so this is not a cabin for persons with limited mobility.

Can You Travel At The Drop Of A Hat?
Short Notice Discounts

If I have a cancellation or an unrented week I send out great prices "short notice discount specials" that reflect darn good discounts. Most often the notices go out about a 6 days before the arrival date. If you would like to be on my list, just let me know here.

Repeat Guest Discounts

Recieve a $25 dollar discount off the base rent to my guests who has stayed at the RETREAT before. In addition, I waive the damage deposit fee of $150 to returning guests. 

Refer a Friend Discount

If you enjoyed your stay, maybe one of your friends or co-workers would too.  

Refer a friend and I will either send you a $25 check or take $50 off your next stay at the Above The Clouds Retreat. Your choice. Note: Only one discount applies per stay.


Please note: It is your responsibility to remind me of the discount you'd like to take advantage of. Only one discount applies per stay.

Picnic table
Reading in the garden
Clouds from the masterbedroom beautiful
snow on bird houses
Finches at the feeders
  • 47" Flat Screen TV
  • Free HBO & Extended Viewing Package
  • Direct TV Service 
  • Garage NOT accessable
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Central Heat & Air
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Some spices and staples for your use
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Screened in back deck
  • VERY comfy furniture
  • Open lower deck
  • All Linens Provided
  • Picnic Table
  • 2 Miles to Town
  • 5 Miles to Wal-Mart
  • 6 Miles to Cherokee Casino
  • 7 Miles to Folk School
  • TV in Master
  • Gas Grill
  • Gas Fireplace with Remote and Stone Insert
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron & Ironing Board 
  • Depending on time of  year, beautiful gardens



Retreat Policies
Retreat Policies
Payment Options

A $300 partial payment is due when your reservations are made and the balance is due 45 days before your arrival. Our preference is to be paid by check but we do take credit cards for a 3% invoice fee of the total rental charge. You can of course pay the full amount at time of booking.

Limited Number Of Guests

The Retreat is small and cozy and is perfect for two people but can handle 4, but it's crowded. There are two king size beds, one full bath (and a half bath on the main floor). 

Cancellation Policy

We will refund your rent (minus a $75 booking fee) if reservations are canceled 45 days in advance of rental date. (If reservations are made several months before occupation, $300 per week partial payment and cabin holding deposit will be required and the remainder of rent is due 45 days before occupancy). First time guests shall pay the owner a damage and security deposit of $150 with their rental fee. The deposit will be mailed back to renter upon approval of our cleaning service (within 36 hours of vacating property). When paying with credit card, the entire balance is due at time of the booking. If you cancel within the 45 day period, I’ll move heaven and earth to find someone to take your week and will try to reschedule your trip with a Short Notice Discount week (meaning you will only have 7 to 10 days notice of which week is open). If I can’t find someone to rent your week then you lose your rental monies.

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