Archive for the ‘Things to do in Murphy NC’ Category

Explore Konehete Park and the Murphy River Walk

Murphy River Walk  near our cabin rentals in Murphy NC

How would you like to take a relaxing walk through Murphy, North Carolina’s most scenic areas? Located right around the corner from our cabin rentals in Murphy NC, the Murphy River Walk is a beautiful 3 mile walking trail that starts in Konehete Park. Walking along this stunning trail is a great way to spend the day in the sun without spending any money.

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Explore North Carolina’s Cherokee Past

Cherokee Indian Murphy, North Carolina’s rich and complex history is brought to life at the Cherokee County Historical Museum. Located minutes away from our Blue Ridge mountain cabins, the Cherokee County Historical Museum explores the legacy of Native American society and European settlement in the area. Housed in the historic Carnegie Library building in downtown Murphy, the museum is next door the Cherokee County Courthouse. Open weekdays from 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m., museum entrance costs $3.00 for adults and $1.00 for children.     Continue reading

Exhilarating Whitewater Rafting Near Murphy, NC

Whitewater rafting near Murphy, NCThere are several opportunities for whitewater rafting near Murphy, NC, right around the corner from Mountain County Cabins. Continue reading

The History of Murphy, North Carolina

Natural beauty is part of the history of Murphy, North CarolinaSituated within the Blue Ridge Mountains at the confluence of the Valley and Hiwassee Rivers in North Carolina, is the city of Murphy. In addition to being the largest city in Cherokee County, it also serves as the county seat. Murphy is about 360 miles from the state’s capital of Raleigh. The history of Murphy, North Carolina is truly fascinating. This area was originally inhabited by the Cherokee Indian nation and they named the area Tlanusi-yi. Translated, this means Leech Place because of a legend of a giant size leech known as Tlanusi that resided there. Continue reading

Enrich Your Vacation At The John C. Campbell Folk School

The Folk School In The Scenic Smoky MountainsHow would you like to go back to school? Before you answer, you should probably know that the courses you’ll be taking aren’t calculus or chemistry.

The John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina offers stimulating and fun classes for adults, including cooking, gardening, writing, nature studies, music, dance, art, craft and photography. Whether you stay for a week, weekend or a day, a trip to the Folk School enriches any vacation in the scenic Smoky Mountains. Continue reading

ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships on the Nantahala River!

Wow! The Nantahala River is set to have the ICF Canoe Freestyle World Cup on September 7-9 and the World Championships in September 2-8, 2013.  Amazing athletes will compete doing a variety of moves and tricks.  It’s said to be the X-Games for Whitewater! 

Many locals and visitors have rafted and canoed for years down the Nantahala, enjoying the cool waters that flow from Nantahala Lake, now locals and visitors are in for a treat that this area has never seen before.  A “Wave Shaper” is being  constructed into the river, making for a great feature in the competition and is going to be a draw for pro athletes, locals, beginners, and youth paddlers alike for years to come.

Check out more info on the sport and activities:

Looking to stay in the area for this event?  We’ve got you covered – we have cabins close to the Nantahala River!

State Record Striped Bass caught in Hiwassee Lake!

Hiwassee Lake is known for good fishing, and on the morning of March 31, a local 17-year-old found out just how good as he reeled in the NC state record for a Striped Bass!  66 lbs and almost as long as he is!

This 66 pounder shatters the old record by 12 lbs.  Out with friends for a relaxing day of fishing, turned into the most exciting  day of this teenagers life!

Trout Fishing in Murphy, NC

Fishing is a huge sport here in Cherokee County, NC and with our numerous lakes and rivers – there’s something for everyone.  For Trout fishing there are Wild Trout streams and Hatchery Supported streams. We have over 180 miles of trout streams in Cherokee County for you to “catch the big one”!  Some of the streams in the area known for trout are

~Shuler Creek, hatchery supported and also wild trout.

~North Shoal Creek, wild trout

~Tellico River, Wild trout

~Beaverdam Creek, wild trout

~Davis Creek, hatchery supported

~Hanging Dog Creek

~Hyatt Creek, hatchery supported

~Junaluska Creek, hatchery supported

~Valley River, hatchery supoorted

~Hiwassee River

~Nottely River

~Persimmon Creek, wild trout

~South Shoal Creek, wild trout

There are three varities of trout you’ll find here;

-Brook Trout,

-Brown Trout,

-Rainbow Trout,

Check out this map for ideal locations to plan your next trout fishing trip:

Plus, give us a call, toll free at 877-837-5551 and stay in one of our great cabins we offer here at Mountain Country Cabin Rentals!  We have cabins that are steps from the water or a short drive to access these great rivers and streams. 

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Fall In The Mountains of Murphy NC and Blue Ridge Parkway in the Smokies

Searching for a place to visit during the fall to see the changing of the leaves.  Blue Ridge Parkway is a wonderful place that is sure to take your breath away!! Blue Ridge Parkway:  Also named “Americas Favorite Drive”.The Blue Ridge Parkway is designed for a slow-paced drive through the mountains.  The fall is the best time to come through because that is when the leaves are changing from greens to the vibrant colors of orange, yellow, and red.  These colors are blazing up the mountain sides and guaranteed to grab your attention.

Murphy is also known for its beautiful fall color and we have great rental cabins that let you soak it all in!  Check us out at



Stay in Murphy NC and enjoy the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway in Blue Ridge GA

The Blue Ridge Scenic Railway is a great thing to do during your stay here in the beautiful mountains of Murphy, NC!  The train leaves Blue Ridge, GA, which is a short drive from Murphy and the train winds alongside the beautiful Toccoa River with a stop in the twin border towns of McCaysville, Georgia and Copperhill, Tennessee.

Regular 4 hour on Saturdays or 31/2 hours on Sundays, 26 mile round trip winds along the beautiful Toccoa River for one hour (both ways) in vintage climate controlled or open air rail cars.

Contact Info: Ticket Office Hours:
Monday-Saturday: 9am-4pm
Sunday: 11:00am-3:00pm

To book one of our great mountain cabins here in Murphy, NC click here to view what we have to offer:  We’re a great place to stay since we are centrally located to everything!