445 Boyd Farm Road, Waynesville, NC 28785

Long Branch Cabin

This two story authentic log cabin originally standing in Whittier, North Carolina, in the Great Smoky Mountains was restored in 1995 into a three bedroom cabin which will accommodate up to eight people. The downstairs log interior is a living room with a stacked rock fireplace and a queen bedroom with washer and dryer and bath with tub/shower. In 2019 the Long Branch Cabin was remodeled and a new kitchen, dining room and deck was added. The upstairs has two separate bedrooms and a bath — one bedroom with a King bed and the 1 bedroomoom with 3 beds – a double bed and 2 twin beds. Relax on the front porch facing a fishing pond, or sunbathe on the side deck facing the Christmas trees on the ridge. Enjoy an outdoor firepit for your use. Wireless internet access available.

Cabin History

The Long Branch cabin was moved and restored at Boyd Mountain in 1995. The cabin was a originally erected in Whittier, NC near Bryson City in the 1820’s. The cabin was located on Rattlesnake Creek, at the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The 20’x14′ cabin wasa single family dwelling. The cabin was constructed of chestnut logs before the terrible blight that killed all the chestnut trees in the early 1900’s. The chestnut trees were cut on the property and hand hewed with a broad axe to make a one room cabin with a loft. Mud was used to chink in between the logs, and newspaper was used on the inside for insulation and a “lighter” look. The cabin had a root cellar for storage of apples, potatoes and winter vegetables. The chimney was made of rock from the area and clay was used for mortar to stack the rock.

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