Hot Tub And Deck Along Creek, Pet friendly, Close To NOC, Tsali, And Dragon

Almond, North Carolina

This cozy cabin is tucked away on a quiet country road at the edge of a lovely 9 acre parcel of land. The cabin has beautiful wood tile floors, a a large deck overlooking a babbling brook, a hot tub, fire pit, a small kitchen, tiled shower, washer/dryer. This cabin is pet friendly and offers comfort and style. With 200 sf of space and an open concept u have everything u need tucked away in this TINY HOUSE. Small in size it is large in upgrades and amenities. The kitchen offers granite counter tops, a small refrigerator, small stove, and microwave. There is a washer/dryer stack for convenience. The bathroom has a lovely tiled shower with custom pebble floor and a travertine vessel sink with granite counter. There is a comfy queen bed with gorgeous custom made wood headboard and matching end tables. There is a small dining set inside and an outside dining table and benches on the large deck. The deck also has a hot tub and fire pit. There is a lovely creek that flows right beside the cabin. This cozy cabin sits on the corner of a 9 acre parcel that offers rolling hills and a lovely forest. There is a farmhouse on the 9 acres that is also available to rent called the Firefly Haven Creekside Lodge. The outdoor spaces for both cabins are situated in a way to maximize privacy for both.


Location Type

  • Rural
  • Water View

Sports And Adventure Activities

  • Swimming
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Hunting
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Kayaking

Leisure Activities

  • Walking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Antiquing
  • Eco Tourism
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Sight Seeing
  • Scenic Drives
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Photography


  • Necessary

Local Services And Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Health/beauty Spa
  • Festivals

Catering Options

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Hair Dryer


  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen


  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player


  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Considered
  • Non Smoking Only


  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure


  • Dining Area

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool


  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio

Suitability Chkbox

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters

Dining Checkbox

  • Dining

Houses Rules

  • 04:00 PM
  • 11:00 AM
  • No parties/events
  • No smoking
  • No pets
  • Children allowed
  • Max occupancy: 2
  • NA

Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.

34 Reviews

    Absolutely magical

    5/5 Stayed Jan 3, 2019
    Submitted Jan 12, 2019

    My wife and I stayed here with our dog for a winter vacation and loved every minute! The cabin was not hard to find and was in a great location. It was so quiet, all you could hear was running water. The hot tub was awesome! Bed was comfy, pillows were soft, water was hot when we needed it to be, and the ac/heat worked well! The cabin was small but provided us with a very intimate experience. My wife and I reconnected on a whole new level and came back home like a couple of newlyweds! Something about this cabin and the mountains of NC were absolutely magical and brought us together closer than ever before. I highly recommend a trip like this to any couple!!


    5/5 Stayed Nov 9, 2018
    Submitted Nov 13, 2018

    What an amazing place! The Creekside Cricket was perfect! The area was beautiful, the decor was well done, and we had a wonderful romantic get-away!! I can't wait to come back!!!! Thank you so much!!!

    Cozy and comfy

    5/5 Stayed Aug 12, 2018
    Submitted Aug 19, 2018

    Very peaceful and quiet! Loved the yard

    Amazing place

    5/5 Stayed Aug 5, 2018
    Submitted Aug 9, 2018

    Great place to stay. Pet friendly. We will definitely be back

    Awesome place to stay.

    5/5 Stayed Jul 23, 2018
    Submitted Jul 27, 2018

    Small and cozy. Wonderful place to stay.

    Cozy and quaint!

    4/5 Stayed Jun 4, 2018
    Submitted Jun 7, 2018

    A wonderful place to stay—you get to feel peaceful and secluded while enjoying amenities. Would highly recommend!


    1/5 Stayed May 26, 2018
    Submitted Jun 2, 2018

    You can't control the weather and it RAINED every day. So I was stuck in a much too small cabin with not one comfortable place to sit. That bed was like a rock so sitting in/on it was not a welcome option. I ended up going into town and buying a lawn chair so I could at least sit and read. Bathroom was small but nice - but what is the reasoning behind the tiny toilet seat?

    Relaxing and peaceful

    5/5 Stayed May 21, 2018
    Submitted May 25, 2018

    We had an amazing time in the creek side cricket. Very relaxing in the hot tub and the scenery around the cabin was beautiful!! Can’t wait to come back!! The dogs loved the creek and backyard area running and playing.

    Amazing once again

    5/5 Stayed Apr 12, 2018
    Submitted Apr 16, 2018

    This is our 2nd stay and i must say it’s always great my main thing is having privacy and well it dosent get better than coming here for a nice relaxing stay i will be coming back again next year!!!

    Great Stay!

    4/5 Stayed Mar 29, 2018
    Submitted Apr 2, 2018

    We really enjoyed the cabin! The location is perfect, the creek and land provided a great place for our dog to run! The cabin inside is really nice, great upgrades. We would absolutely stay here again. The only negative would be it IS small, you know that going in to it, but I don't think we could have stayed longer than 3 nights. The owner was extremely responsive and helpful!


    5/5 Stayed Mar 21, 2018
    Submitted Mar 27, 2018

    It was quiet and relaxing. The area was beautiful.


    5/5 Stayed Jan 13, 2018
    Submitted Jan 17, 2018

    Is so pretty i got to see the snow!!!! Viewings are amazing of night stars... My husband and I had amazing relax vacation on the cabin..... Thank you looking forward for a next winter vacation in the cabin ... The cabin has everything you need!!

    Great Little Cabin in a beautiful location!

    5/5 Stayed Oct 31, 2017
    Submitted Nov 3, 2017

    My wife and I stayed here for our anniversary. Was in a great location and very clean! Shelby was helpful and responsive! The hot tub was great! We would recommend to anyone. Lots of space for our dog to run around and explore.

    Perfection in the woods!

    5/5 Stayed Jul 21, 2017
    Submitted Jul 23, 2017

    Wanted a weekend getaway for a wedding anniversary- this was perfect. So secluded but yet close to Bryson City, so we could enjoy our time in this adorable town when needed. This tiny house was perfect for just the two of us! (My only suggestion might be to get new towels and sheets - seemed a little old and worn)...but other than that- perfection!

    Walden South.

    5/5 Stayed Jul 19, 2017
    Submitted Jul 22, 2017

    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Both inside and out. So peaceful.


    5/5 Stayed Jun 16, 2017
    Submitted Jul 7, 2017

    I'd like to keep this hideaway secret, like to return again and again without waiting in line....but I'd also like to thank the owners for creating such a lovely, safe, and peaceful place for guests to enjoy. I wanted a week alone, with my small dog, to spend time on my writing. I read the reviews, compared rentals in the area, and chose Creekside Cricket. I couldn't have been luckier. The setting is well maintained and gorgeous, the cabin so well designed that I never wanted more space. Everything in the cabin, from the dishes (matching!), cups and knives, to the furniture, were nice, well chosen. The cabin shares property with another rental house, which is close by, but the closeness never felt invasive. It is just a wonderful piece of property with the two rentals, fruit trees, lots of birds, a creek that my dog loved, well maintained fields, fireflies, quiet. I was alone and felt perfectly safe with the surroundings. The owners were a text away, and immediately responsive to questions, inquiries. I hated to leave my little hideaway, but I will certainly return...if you don't get there first.

    Spectacular. We're coming back!

    5/5 Stayed May 25, 2017
    Submitted May 27, 2017

    Beautiful appointed beautifully designed home that was so amazingly functional and tucked in privacy. We're coming back! Loved the hot tube, all upgrades and location, location, location! Shelby is a gracious and accommodating hostess. Great vibes!


    4/5 Stayed Apr 21, 2017
    Submitted Apr 23, 2017

    Had a wonderful time. We will be back. Couldn't do hot tub on second night bc of mother's nature, but next time.

    The property is amazing!!

    5/5 Stayed Apr 7, 2017
    Submitted Apr 10, 2017

    I loved staying here no problems what so ever lots of privacy will be back again for sure!!! Great place to stay at.

    Perfect for a long weekend

    5/5 Stayed Mar 24, 2017
    Submitted Apr 6, 2017

    Great location, convenient to Bryson City and Cherokee but still off the beaten path. Small cabin made for a lovely and cozy 3-day weekend for a big puppy and his two humans.

    Very clean and interior is adorable.

    5/5 Stayed Mar 15, 2017
    Submitted Mar 18, 2017

    Loved our trip to creekside cricket. Enjoyed the back yard to run out pup around in. Very private but fairly close to Bryson city. Just enough space for two people to get away for a quick weekend trip, and loved ending the day with a dip in the hot tub!

    Great place to stay in a great location

    5/5 Stayed Feb 17, 2017
    Submitted Mar 2, 2017

    This place had everything 2 people and a dog needed to relax in the mountains. It's located far enough from a main road to feel disconnected but close enough to have access to many hikes and amenities. The hot tub was easy to use and all setup which had us using it each night, which helped after hiking all day. We look forward to staying here again!

    Couple's Cozy Retreat

    5/5 Stayed Jan 30, 2017
    Submitted Feb 3, 2017

    My husband and I spent a very relaxing 3 nights at this charming cottage. We simply wanted a few days of down time. We met the owners, who were there if you needed anything, but never invaded or interrupted our privacy. Sitting on the deck, the creek gently rolling by and the wind through the trees, was a simple beauty of these mountains. Everything we needed was there. Bedding was excellent, as I slept like a baby. Tile floors beautiful. Bathroom with large tile shower and creek stone base was GREAT. Kitchen equipped to cook light meals for 2. Didn't get a chance to use hot tub, but plan to on my next visit! Perfect setting for 2. Owners also took us on a tour of their other rentals, for trips with a larger group. All properties were beautiful. I would recommend these properties for a great getaway.

    Tiny piece of paradise....

    5/5 Stayed Jan 13, 2017
    Submitted Jan 16, 2017

    My husband and I decided to give the "tiny house" life a try. We loved it! We had a great time at the Creekside Cricket, along with our fur baby. Weather appeared to insist on being rainy, but to our surprise cleared each day and only rained at night! We didn't cook at the cabin, but you certainly could. It's very quiet and remote, which we loved. We will certainly come again!


    5/5 Stayed Dec 31, 2016
    Submitted Jan 8, 2017

    We loved the cabin! It was positioned so that it provided privacy. Also, the creek was so close to the cabin that we could here it all day long!


    5/5 Stayed Nov 24, 2016
    Submitted Nov 28, 2016

    We stayed 3 nights and loved it! The hot tub was very relazing, the inside of the cabin is gorgeous and there is another place near by but we only saw them when we were going somewhere, so it was very peaceful. We really enjoyed it and the scenery was beautiful.

    Lovely little cabin!

    5/5 Stayed Oct 18, 2016
    Submitted Nov 1, 2016

    We enjoyed our stay at Creekside Cricket, nice amenities in cabin, one of the perks for me was a washer and dryer which came in handy, as we did a lot of outdoor stuff! Very comfortable and convenient to so many things. Like a little Doll House, perfect for us and our 2 little dogs!

    Perfect little cabin!

    5/5 Stayed Sep 18, 2016
    Submitted Sep 23, 2016

    Had a absolutely wonderful stay! We booked 5 nights and wished we had more time here. The cabin is very well updated with all the amenities which made our stay very comfortable. The property the cabin is on is spacious and our 2 dogs loved playing outside everyday! Tough to leave as we had made some wonderful memories, and we are looking forward to our next vacation here!

    Just Wow!

    5/5 Stayed Sep 2, 2016
    Submitted Sep 19, 2016

    We had an amazing weekend! The area is beautiful and secluded but within minutes to NOC and shopping. Accommodations were beyond perfect and the hot tub was a great end to each wonderful day! Highly recommend! Jan G.

    Quiet, Beautiful, and so Relaxing!

    5/5 Stayed Aug 16, 2016
    Submitted Aug 21, 2016

    My wife and I booked "Creekside Cricket", for 3 nights, for our 2 year wedding anniversary. It was absolutely wonderful. The house itself is beautiful! The layout and design is so unique and worked out perfect for us. We loved the beautiful wood floors, the relaxing, stone floor shower, and the awesome little kitchen area. I would advise if you are staying for longer than 3 days to bring yourself a ice chest/large cooler to keep your perishable food items in. The fridge/freezer provided is very nice, but it is very small and can barely fit a medium pizza box inside it. So if you like to cook or save lots of takeout for later, bring a cooler. The house sits on a gorgeous piece of property and it's very peaceful and private. We became skeptical of this when we first arrived because the gravel drive to other houses runs within feet of the house and there's another home within 500yds away, BUT it was never an issue. The only time I ever heard a car come down the drive was when I was standing outside, and I literally only seen it drive by one time. The little creek running by the bedroom window is so peaceful to hear at night and it's so relaxing to hear it rain on that tin roof. The location of the house is very remote, but man the views in the surrounding area are fantastic. The commute to all the activities ranges from 15-30 minutes away which is perfect if you're looking for somewhere peaceful and away from the crowds. Last, but not least, is the host herself. Shelby was a wonderful host! Any question we had was answered quickly. She goes above and beyond to make sure her guests are well taken care of, and that is NOT something you will find in any of those hotels/resorts. If you don't think this house is for you I would recommend talking to her to see if she has any other properties in the area that would better suit you. My wife and I plan on coming back again soon and we both highly recommend booking this place before we book it out for the year haha. Hope this review is helpful!

    Beautiful TINY HOUSE

    5/5 Stayed Aug 14, 2016
    Submitted Aug 16, 2016

    My husband and I were looking for a place to get away from it all and rest. We had just moved our two children to college and moved ourselves. We were exhausted. Creekside Cricket offered just what we needed. It was very clean and offered updated amenities.

    Quaint small cabin for getaway

    4/5 Stayed Jun 29, 2016
    Submitted Jul 5, 2016

    A perfect place you would see on "small spaces" shows on HGTV with all the amenities inside w/o feeling cramped. Clean and cozy, with small details of even rock tile in the shower floor. Does only have a mini-frig, make sure to know that, it is mentioned, but I wasn't paying enough attention and had to use our cooler we brought too for food. Bed was nice, a little too soft for us, but quiet neighborhood so sleeping wasn't an issue. House right on a gravel road and within sight of other rental houses, but still felt private with the deck with hot tub blocked from view of houses, just view of gravel road. Would recommend for those needing a nice getaway and wanting to enjoy scenic drives to lots of beautiful landscapes to hike, splash in the lake, or enjoy the local mountain flavors of Bryson City. Check out Stecoah for some local artist galleries and Cork and Bean restaurant in Bryson City was very good.

    Great mountain get away for two

    5/5 Stayed Mar 14, 2016
    Submitted Mar 26, 2016

    This tiny cabin was perfect for me and my girlfriend to take a breather from college at. The inside is brilliantly decorated with all the latest amenities you would need and cozy as well. Very modern feel despite the location with a great hot tub on the porch out back. The location is prime as well with only short car rides separating you from breathtaking sights and adventure. Loved the renters as well very friendly and easy to communicate with. Should me and my girlfriend ever decide on another mountain trip this will definitely be our first option!

    Hot Tub and Deck Along Creek

    5/5 Stayed Aug 26, 2015
    Submitted Nov 17, 2015

    Beautiful peaceful string, yet close to sights and adventures. Very compact, but new , clean and efficient. Enjoyed a fire in the pit and a dip in the hot tub. Easy access from the main road, even for motorcycles , and very safe. Ideal for a single or a cozy couple! Will certainly go there again!


      Almond, North Carolina

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