About Watershed Cabins

Watershed Cabins was founded in 2000 as Nantahala Mountaintop Cabins with the construction of one log cabin. It was only a couple years later that it became apparent that operating a rental cabin business was a great way to make a living in this little pocket of paradise we call the Smoky Mountains.  

By 2010 most of the growth was not in constructing the cabins, but rather, taking on privately-owned cabins and managing them as vacation rentals. Combine the acquisition of one small management company with the organic growth that came with the reputation for quality in Bryson City, and Watershed Cabins grew to be a leader in the region.

In 2020, there was a bit of a reorganization and Dana Smith joined Watershed as Broker in Charge and now oversees all real estate and rental management transactions. With the help of a quality team handling the housekeeping and maintenance of the properties, there is also the same core technology and marketing machine in place to ensure the best guest experience and a strong financial return for our property owners.