Cabins for Sale in Western North Carolina

Finding the right investment property in Western North Carolina can be difficult. This is simply because the number of cabins for sale is relatively low. The expertise needed to identify the right investment cabin for your family’s use while also earning a revenue stream can be found in the partnership of Watershed Cabins and Fontana Realty. Below are some cabins we have selected specifically for their attractiveness to a vacation rental investor.


3 bedrooms / 3.5 baths

Brown Bear Lodge

Consistently a top producer on Watershed Cabins’ rental program, “Brown Bear Lodge” is a luxury log home, warm and welcoming, tucked away on 5+ acres of wooded mountainside close to Bryson City. The 3 BR, 3.5 bath home on 3 levels overlooks the Smoky Mountains Nat’l Park and Fontana Lake with stunning long range mountain views from every room.

The main floor living includes great room, 1/2 bath, gourmet kitchen, laundry, pantry, master BR with en suite bath. The focal point of the home is the massive floor to ceiling stone gas fireplace in the great room with a blower for additional heat. You will love the custom cabinetry and granite counter tops in the kitchen and baths. The loft level includes the 2nd master BR and bath, plus media room. On the lower level, find the game room with billiards, add’l living area, 3rd bedroom/bunk room and bath.

Additionally, there’s a man cave/workshop with exterior entrance on the lower level. Also find plenty of space for carport or garage outside this room. The firepit, 6 person hot tub and covered porch complete the retreat with no need to ever leave until the wine and marshmallows run out. New HVAC system added 2018/wireless capability. Excellent cell signal. High speed internet. Paved community road.

This cabin is listed by Berkshire Hathaway Great Smokys Realty. Call agent Brandi Hollifield at (828) 736-3863 for information.

$289,000 $269,000

2 bedrooms / 2 baths

Magnolia Ridge

Just Reduced! Situated on 2 acres with end of the road privacy, Magnolia Ridge is modern rustic at its finest. The farmhouse decor with just enough chic styling combined with the wrap-around screened porch with double hanging daybeds makes this a home away from home that is perfect for you Smoky Mountain vacation. Gaze at the amazing mountain views of the Appalachian Trail as you soak in the private hot tub, or explore out and about. You are just 10 minutes to Fontana Village or 20 minutes to Bryson City or the Nantahala Outdoor Center. So whether you go to Fontana Dam, Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest, or the Tail of the Dragon, you are never straying far from this comfortable base camp. Or venture to Bryson City and ride the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, raft the Nantahala River, or soar one of the area zip lines. Every popular attraction is convenient since you are just off highway 28.

This home is newly remodeled with modern kitchen, stylish baths, and comfortable furnishing. There are 2 separate bedrooms (one king, one queen), and a sleeping bunk room (twin-over-full bunk; top bunk is kids only per weight limitations). The massive deck and private hot tub will offer plenty of family fun and mountain comfort for your next vacation in the North Carolina Smokies.

This cabin is for sale by Diane Jones - Good Life Real Estate. contact: (239) 940-1000


2 bedrooms / 2 baths

Trail's End

Saddle up and mosey over to Trail's End, set-up & rented through the Watershed Cabins' rental program. This full log home has been tastefully furnished with a horse ranch theme in high end finishes & furnishings. The vaulted ceilings & open floor plan provide the perfect place to gather the family in front of the fire. 

Main floor living with the private master BR, en suite bath, laundry & powder room on the lowest floor. The second master, en suite bath & TV loft with room for add'l sleeping are on the 2nd floor. There's a lot of room to spread out outside on the covered porch, with it's swing & rockers or the open grilling deck for dining al fresco. 

Out back are the hot tub & firepit to enjoy the clear mountain air & star drenched skies. The whole house Generac generator will keep you functioning even if the power goes out. This large lot gives you an opportunity to build a garage. There's plenty of room! 

Located in gated Fontana View, it's conveniently located right off the 4 lane hwy yet very quiet & peaceful. It's super close to Fontana Lake & the Almond Boat dock where you can keep your boat floating all summer. The other half of lot available also. Call today!

This cabin is for sale by Diane Jones - Good Life Real Estate. contact: (239) 940-1000


2 bedrooms / 2 baths

Wren's Nest

Welcome to your new nest, Wren’s Nest, a profitable superstar on the Watershed Cabins rental program. This custom crafted log home has an open concept with soaring ceilings and stone fireplaces both inside and out with a wall of windows to take in the stunning views through the tree canopy. Professionally decorated, the home has the look and feel of the Smokies with natural accents of wood and stone and an air of comfortable sophistication.

The master bedroom and full bath are on the main floor along with the kitchen, living and dining areas. From this level, you can sit and relax in the screened porch, enjoy sunning on the deck, take a dip in the hot tub or toast marshmallows in your outdoor fireplace all while looking out at the long range, sunset views. There’s another BR and full bath upstairs off of the loft, rec area that sports a pool table, queen futon for additional sleeping and a covered balcony. Fontana View is a gated community with paved roads and an active association providing year round road maintenance..

This cabin is for sale by Diane Jones - Good Life Real Estate. contact: (239) 940-1000