Front porch with bed swing, Pets Welcome, Hot Tub, Fireplace, Creek, Firepit.

Almond, North Carolina

Firefly Haven Creekside Lodge is a popular honeymoon destination, family reunion locale, and a quick rafting/biking getaway (just minutes to Tsali or the NOC). Home recently renovated and newly furnished for luxury and comfort. This home has 2 bedrooms and 1 full bath and comfortably sleeps 6. The first floor offers one bedroom, one bath, two living rooms, a fully appointed kitchen, and a laundry room. The 2nd level offers a combined bedroom and living room. There is a large front porch with rockers to enjoy the views of the creek and forest and there is a back porch with hot tub. The home can easily host a group of couples or a family as there’s enough room to comfortably accommodate up to 6 guests. The cabin is in the back of a very lovely community. The cottage has easy access as it is off of a flat road that is mostly paved and part gravel. There is ample parking that is suitable for all vehicles and motorcycles. After a fun day of outdoor recreation, have a soothing soak in the home’s private hot tub or gather around the fireplace in the family room with your travel companions. You won’t have to miss the basic conveniences of a home while staying here – This home comes with its own washer and dryer plus a fully equipped kitchen, and gas grill so you can make yummy home-cooked meals while on vacation.
The home's setting is picturesque as the home sits on 9 beautiful acres and there is a forest surrounding the home that is host to deer turkey and other wildlife. There are two other small Tiny House cabins on this 9 acre property. They are rentals as well and are situated a good distance away from the cabin and the outdoor spaces all face opposite directions to optimize privacy. You’ll also have easy access to everything the Great Smoky Mountain region has to offer, including opportunities for hiking, biking, horseback riding, boating, fishing, white-water rafting, shopping, dining, sightseeing and more. The Nantahala National Forest and Lake Fontana, the Fontana Dam and the Great Smokey Mountain Railway are some of the many favorite things to do that are super close to the cabin.

Most pets welcome. 2 pets MAX and NO puppies permitted. $50 pet fee for stay. ALL PETS MUST BE PREAPPROVED.



  • Rural


  • Swimming
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Skiing
  • Water Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Hunting
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Water Tubing
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Kayaking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snowboarding


  • Horseback Riding
  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Paddle Boating
  • Sledding
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing


  • Necessary


  • Fitness Center
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat


  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Theme Parks


  • Water View


  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room


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


  • Television
  • Satellite/Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Books


  • Lawn/Garden
  • Deck/Patio


  • Pets Considered
  • Children Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Non Smoking Only


  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Historic


  • Dining Area

Pool / Spa

  • Spa Whirlpool

Suitability Chkbox

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters

Dining Checkbox

  • Dining


  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Deadbolt Lock


  • Smoke Detector

Houses Rules

  • 04:00 PM
  • 11:00 AM
  • No parties/events
  • Smoking allowed
  • Pets allowed
  • Children allowed
  • Max occupancy: 6


Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

48 Reviews

    Just what we needed

    5/5 Stayed Mar 28, 2021
    Submitted Apr 2, 2021

    Very good!! Loved the cottage and we would stay there again.

    Very nice stay

    3/5 Stayed Feb 10, 2021
    Submitted Feb 24, 2021

    This is a very nice place to stay. No tub though so keep that in mind. Hot tub works great but no covering from nearby neighbors about 50 yards away on either side. 3 beds, master room downstairs and 2 beds upstairs. 3 TVs and 3 ACs. Plenty of trails nearby to walk, grocery stores and shops are about an hour away.


    5/5 Stayed Oct 19, 2020
    Submitted Oct 22, 2020

    Very relaxing, peaceful and comfortable. We will be back

    Relaxing and Cozy!

    5/5 Stayed Sep 6, 2020
    Submitted Sep 11, 2020

    This home is exactly what the doctor ordered. Cozy, relaxing and absolutely amazing. My internal batteries have been energized .

    2020 Fontana Trip

    5/5 Stayed Jul 30, 2020
    Submitted Aug 3, 2020

    Nice, old mountain farm house. Well appointed and very clean. Good location. Very accessible. Property owner/manager was responsive and helpful. Very convenient booking.

    A great place to stay

    5/5 Stayed Nov 27, 2019
    Submitted Dec 1, 2019

    Lovely and cozy home with many touches for a comfortable stay. We enjoyed our time there very much.

    Beautiful weekend!

    5/5 Stayed Nov 1, 2019
    Submitted Nov 16, 2019

    My husband & I brought his 89yr old Mother w us for the weekend. The cabin was very clean & provided all the necessities plus more! I liked that there were 2 living areas. I could read by the fire while they watched a movie! The heater took a bit to figure out & we still had to use the space heater provided for Ma's room downstairs. All 3 wall units must be in the same mode to work. Shelby was quick to explain over the phone. The location was nice. We chose not to use the jacuzzi, which we normally do, but the area out back wasn't exactly private. It would be great if there was one handrail for the front steps. Overall, we'd give Firefly Haven an A. It's a quiet, clean, extremely well equipped cabin convenient to all the area has to offer.

    Vacation was too short!

    4/5 Stayed Oct 1, 2019
    Submitted Oct 8, 2019

    The property is absolutely beautiful and we enjoy staying there. The property manager has been amazing to work with the last two years we have stayed in one of her properties. Our only issue with this house was some sort of bug that was everywhere inside the house that the people last year had warned us about. We brought our bug spray with us and sprayed while we enjoyed the afternoon on the lake and we had no more problems the rest of the week. And a special thanks for allowing our fur baby to vacation with us. She loves playing on the rolling hill beside the house!

    Perfect Base Camp for Tsali

    5/5 Stayed Aug 9, 2019
    Submitted Aug 12, 2019

    This cabin was perfect for two couples and their dogs for a weekend while we were riding Tsali and paddling at NOC. It's in a scenic community that is easy to reach, but peaceful and remote. It had everything we needed for a great stay.

    Quiet and relaxing

    5/5 Stayed Jul 24, 2019
    Submitted Jul 30, 2019

    Took our grandsons for a few days of tubing and rafting. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and so glad to have easy access, as opposed to a driveway straight up a mountainside! Shelby was totally attentive to anything we needed.

    Great Getaway

    5/5 Stayed Jul 3, 2019
    Submitted Jul 16, 2019

    My friends and I throughly enjoyed this air conditioned alternative to summer camping in the Smokies! Very clean and well-furnished. Wonderful place to read and relax.

    Very tranquil!

    5/5 Stayed Jun 30, 2019
    Submitted Jul 4, 2019

    Property was beautiful & house! We enjoyed our visit!

    Cozy and peaceful cottage!

    5/5 Stayed May 27, 2019
    Submitted Jun 2, 2019

    We've visited the Smokies several times and have stayed at many places. This cottage is one of our favorites! The babbling brook was so peaceful. The porch swing is large enough to take a nap (which I did!) The hot tub was wonderful after a day of sight-seeing and mountain biking. The cottage was very clean and well stocked with everything we needed. The other 2 cottages on the site were a little closer than I expected, but we never had any issues with other guests. I also expected the road in front to be a little less busy. There seems to be some developing going on down the lane, so there were trucks passing by throughout the day. This didn't cause us a problem, but guests should be aware that they won't have complete seclusion here. Children and pets need to stay away from the road because the locals and worksite trucks tend to travel down it very quickly. Overall, it was a wonderful place for a family get-away. We would stay here again given the opportunity.


    5/5 Stayed May 15, 2019
    Submitted May 17, 2019

    Picked this one day in advance and it couldn’t have been any better

    Beautiful and secluded

    5/5 Stayed Mar 24, 2019
    Submitted Mar 30, 2019

    We really enjoyed the secluded area of the cabin. It was so enjoyable to sit on the porch and listen to the stream and look at the flowers and trees starting to bloom. It was so close to several great hiking trails and the Smokey mountain natl park. The cabin had plenty of space for us and was very well equipped with everything we needed for our stay.

    Adorable cottage In Great Location

    5/5 Stayed Dec 18, 2018
    Submitted Dec 31, 2018

    Our family (2 adults, 2 children, and 2 doggies) enjoyed our stay at this cottage. We loved the two separate living rooms, as children could watch their cartoons and adults could watch their shows. The yard was perfect for our dogs, drive was easy, and we had everything we needed there. If I had to say something negative it would just be the heat/ac. It was pretty cold and certain rooms would not get warm enough. We absolutely would stay again and enjoyed our time.

    Adorable, cozy getaway. Loved it.

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

    The property and house are so nice. Very clean and well maintained. Perfect, relaxing getaway. Will definitely return.

    Very peaceful. Perfect setting for our 30th wedding anniversary.

    5/5 Stayed Oct 3, 2018
    Submitted Oct 10, 2018

    Loved it

    Cozy and comfortable

    5/5 Stayed Sep 8, 2018
    Submitted Sep 12, 2018

    We normally stay in Robbinsville but surprisingly to us, this cottage was in a great (better) location for our plans. There was no issue driving up to the cottage which can be a concern for us with a low sports car. The cottage was very clean and comfortable. We loved the bed swing. There was more than enough extras in the cottage and we had everything needed plus some for a nice stay. Even though the property has 2 other homes, we never saw any of the other people there. We used the charcoal grill instead of the gas grill and loved it. We managed to see bunnies constantly and my husband saw 3 deer early in the morning. Definitely would stay again!

    A golden nugget tucked away in paradise!

    5/5 Stayed Jun 30, 2018
    Submitted Jul 22, 2018

    Firefly Haven was an incredible surprise tucked away in a beautiful setting. This I can say was the best vacation our family experienced in many years. The home was very comfortable, peaceful and relaxing. The creek that ran through the property was enough to lull you to a restful nap on the amazing twin bed porch swing. What we loved about this property was it was just enough off the main road where you are not traveling off a mountain side just to get to civilization which we have done before. The weather was perfect during our stay. It is just down the road from Fontana Lake and Finger Lake where we went kayaking and swimming. You can also rent boats but unfortunately during our stay there where none available. It was only a 15 minute drive to the quaint town of Bryson City where we were able to get groceries, meals and find some wonderful shops. Great Smokies are a short drive and we enjoyed all that they truly offer which is beyond imagination. We would love to stay again during the winter! This truly is a highly recommended property for all those that want peace and quiet!

    Nice place with a great layout.

    5/5 Stayed Jun 18, 2018
    Submitted Jun 24, 2018

    Would definitely stay there again and highly recommend to others.

    So peaceful!

    5/5 Stayed Jun 11, 2018
    Submitted Jun 25, 2018

    This is such a sweet little house! There is a creek right in front and an amazing porch bed! It would be just great and very safe for a family with children. Very peaceful. Michelle was very attentive and responsive.

    Cute, clean & relaxing!

    5/5 Stayed May 25, 2018
    Submitted May 29, 2018

    Super cute house! Far enough away from everything to relax, but close enough to go into town and explore and have dinner. We had the best time at this cozy little get away!

    Very comfortable small house in a great location.

    5/5 Stayed May 2, 2018
    Submitted May 6, 2018

    We really enjoyed our stay here.

    A wonderful family getaway!

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

    We loved the Firefly Haven home. Cute, cozy, comfortable and equipped with everything we needed. Hot tub, fireplace, and swing bed were my favorites. Great for the kids to get outside and just play. Was sad to say goodbye but plan to visit again.

    “ Sweet Country Charm “

    5/5 Stayed Mar 19, 2018
    Submitted Mar 25, 2018

    This home and location reminded me of something that would be in a book! It’s property and landscape have the perfect country setting. The home has so much sweet country charm, a place that you don’t want to leave. The only thing missing is the farm.


    5/5 Stayed Nov 5, 2017
    Submitted Nov 14, 2017

    A beautiful, relaxing haven!

    Cozy and Secluded

    5/5 Stayed Oct 23, 2017
    Submitted Oct 30, 2017

    Thank you for providing such a comfy home for our vacation. Everything we expected was provided. It was warm, cozy, and very quiet. We enjoyed spending time in the Nantahala Forest and seeing so many beautiful waterfalls. Bryson City was a short drive away and has many interesting shops and restaurants. We would love to visit again and see the area during a different season. Highly recommended!

    Short but sweet

    5/5 Stayed Sep 27, 2017
    Submitted Sep 29, 2017

    We only had a few days for a Fall break but this little spot was perfect. Cozy, clean and has everything you need. We had a day of rafting and the boys got a little fishing in.

    We had great time and the cottage was very cute!

    5/5 Stayed Sep 9, 2017
    Submitted Sep 24, 2017

    The property was beautiful and we brought our 3 dogs and they loved going for walks! There was everything you needed at this cabin, even a crockpot.... which we used! Shelby was VERY helpful and accommodating :) We hope to visit again!

    Adorable home in a beautiful and peaceful setting.

    5/5 Stayed Jul 23, 2017
    Submitted Jul 27, 2017

    Wow! We were so happy with our accommodations. The owners have thought of all the details so that most anything you need is here. Beautifully furnished and decorated. Enjoyed the hot tub and the front porch swing. There was plenty of room for the five of us to spread out. We did a lot of outdoor activities. I'll warn you to bring bug spray if you plan to go outside.

    Great house in beautiful setting!

    5/5 Stayed Jul 16, 2017
    Submitted Jul 22, 2017

    House was very clean and very well provisioned. Surroundings just can't be beat. The shower is awesome too!


    5/5 Stayed Jul 14, 2017
    Submitted Jul 16, 2017

    Firefly Haven is wonderfully appointed with everything we needed for a weekend getaway. The home was clean and cozy. Enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub after sightseeing! I highly recommend Firefly Haven.... we will be returning!

    Felt like we were staying at a friend's house

    5/5 Stayed Jul 11, 2017
    Submitted Jul 14, 2017

    We really enjoyed our stay at Firefly Haven. It was thoughtfully equipped and felt more like staying at a friend's house than a rental. It was cozy and charming. All the furniture was very nice and the outdoor space was great too-- esp the bed-swing. We'd definitely come back-- esp in the fall.

    Great location, and nice cabin.

    4/5 Stayed Nov 10, 2016
    Submitted Nov 14, 2016

    This cabin's location couldn't be more perfect, only a few minutes to town, on the end of a very quiet road, it was wonderful. The house was clean and just as we expected from the description, hot tub was hot, and my wife absolutely loved the porch swing.

    Great place, updated, comfortable

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

    Recommend , good location , great place to stay

    Beautifully situated!

    5/5 Stayed Jul 17, 2016
    Submitted Jul 23, 2016

    The owners were wonderful to work with. The house was nicely decorated and clean. The kitchen was well stocked with anything you need. The main TV did not work but there are two more and they are getting a new one to replace, that fast. We did not bring our dog and were refunded the $ with no problem. Would stay again if we come back this way! Rode the GSM train, drove the Dragon (US129), and shopped in Bryson. Overall, great stay.

    Wish we could have stayed longer.

    5/5 Stayed Mar 9, 2016
    Submitted Mar 19, 2016

    We only had a few days to stay and this was an ideal little farmhouse. The weather was beautiful and the setting was perfect to enjoy the outdoor amenities as well as the indoor comforts. It is apparent that a lot of time, money and care have been spent to create the perfect atmosphere. Everything we needed was available. We really enjoyed our stay.

    Cozy and secluded!

    5/5 Stayed Feb 13, 2016
    Submitted Feb 25, 2016

    My husband and I stayed here for our first anniversary. Firefly Haven is a cute house that's the perfect size for a nice getaway. The babbling brook is so charming! We love that our dog was welcome to stay with us. Our stay was during the off season for this particular area but we wanted a quiet week away from everything. We only left for a grocery run and a day trip to Asheville.


    5/5 Stayed Jul 7, 2015
    Submitted Jul 24, 2015

    Our family had a wonderful stay at the Firefly...and yes there are fireflies (which my grandchildren had never seen)...they are slippery little suckers...and hard to catch, but that's half the fun. You can sit on the porch and hear the sound of a babbling brook, in the evenings after catching Fireflies you can gather around the outdoor fireplace and make Some-Mores. The little lake is great for morning and evening swims. Lots of fun activities, tubing at Deep Creek, a must. Zip Lining great...hiking nearby wonderful. The property is beautiful...would recommend it for families or couples. Dinnie Rzepinski

    Outstanding place to be!

    5/5 Stayed May 21, 2015
    Submitted May 29, 2015

    This has been so far the best place I found on VRBO. Dealing with owner has been great. Location of cabine is fantastic. Nature around it is like in paradise. Propery is very clean, well maintained. I recomend this place for everyone who is searching for quite gateway to beatiful adevetures in Smoky Mt. Last night we were feeling like in dream enjoing hot tube and looking around glittering forest witn 100s of firelys blinking in the darkness. Unforgettable experience for all amy family. Thank you Shelby!

    Relaxing Getaway - Didn't Want to Come Home!

    5/5 Stayed May 2, 2015
    Submitted May 15, 2015

    My boyfriend and I wanted to take a break from the hustle bustle and this was the perfect place. I can't tell you how much we enjoyed sipping coffee in rocking chairs on the front porch or watching our dog gallivant through the creeks. The kitchen had all we needed, the hot tub was clean and heated up for us, we grilled some ribs on the grill, and cuddled and watched movies. Bryson City is just a short 20 min drive along the most beautiful scenic Great Smokey Mountain Highway. We enjoyed stopping at little antique shops along the way and checking out the Nantahala Brewing Company taproom there. This was also a great Ingles grocery store with the best wine selection in town (if that's your sort of thing ;) ). We had a little trouble getting the air to regulate and stay at the temperature we desired (had to open the windows a couple times), but luckily night times were cool and the sound of the bubbling stream was peaceful. Since it was just us, the master suite was perfect. But the ceilings in the upstairs room are pretty low if you are trying to also sleep adults upstairs. Thanks to Shelby for her help and sharing this lovely place with us! We've already referred a friend.

    Want to escape from everywhere, but yet so close to endless opportunities

    5/5 Stayed Jan 15, 2015
    Submitted Jan 18, 2015

    Last minute trip came up and came across this while searching, prompt response, excellent communication from start to finish with booking and payment. Very detailed directions and explication of items inside the cabin and hot tub use. Very clean upon entering, and very comfortable feeling-kinda like home...Nice setting, out away from alot, but very close by to great hiking, biking and camping as well as rafting and canoeing. close to shopping at local vendors stores, and restaurants. My 2 dogs were allowed which was excellent, thats hard to find anymore...I would recommend this cabin for couples, families or anyone wanting to have a great, clean place to stay with a very good feel to it, that wants to explore the beautiful surroundings or just build a fire in the fire pit and enjoy a nice quite get away..

    Very nice vacation

    5/5 Stayed Dec 1, 2014
    Submitted Jan 19, 2015

    Michelle was extremely easy to work with. Booking was a breeze! The farm house was really well set up with everything we needed. Loved the property and, the ability to walk all around the area with no concerns. I would definitely stay there again. Very peaceful and quiet. Thank You Michelle, for making everything so easy to make our vacation a very pleasant one.

    Great cabin and lots of privacy!

    5/5 Stayed Nov 4, 2014
    Submitted Jan 18, 2015

    My wife and I stayed at the cabin for a week. We had a great time. We liked the front porch overlooking the creek. We were also a big fan of the fireplace in the living room. We spent a lot of time idling in front of it. The bed was comfy in the room we stayed in. There was lots of channels on the tv which was nice when we wanted to unwind after a long hike. We liked the neighborhood as it offered easy access and plenty of peace and quiet. There was lots to do in the area and not a far drive to anything. We were glad to be able to bring our pet. We will definitly be back.

    Perfect getaway place with easy access, lots of charm, and nice ammenties.

    5/5 Stayed Nov 3, 2014
    Submitted Nov 9, 2014

    My husband and I were able to book this home with little notice and the booking process was easy. We loved the cottage, it was roomy and the furniture was very nice. We enjoyed sitting on the rockers on the front porch and listening to the creek. It was very quiet and peaceful. I liked having the wifi access since I had to do a little work while away. We liked that the cottage was very close to lots of things to do. I was especially pleased that the home was pet friendly. We brought our cat and she had a ball too! We will definitly return.

    The perfect private mountain retreat!

    5/5 Stayed Aug 1, 2014
    Submitted Feb 25, 2015

    My first thought when pulling up to this adorable charming farmhouse was that is was truly a unique and special gem nestled into the mountains. It sits on a very quiet bend in the road and the property is full of rolling hills and beautiful wooded views. We spent most of our time relaxing around the very beautifully appointed cozy farmhouse, the amazing fire pit and on the charming covered front porch.. it felt like being in a dream! We also LOVED the swimming lake just a short walk away... it was perfect for a cool dip in the water, paddling around in the paddle boat and playing on the dock, we had a blast! I highly recommend this house and the hostess, she was so attentive to all questions or needs that we had. If you are looking for a perfect relaxing mountain getaway, this is it!

    Beautiful NC Getaway (close to Tsali)

    5/5 Stayed Jun 15, 2014
    Submitted Feb 25, 2015

    We had a wonderful time staying here last summer. The is a modern and updated home that still feels rustic and cozy enough to sit around by the fire in the evenings and enjoy the beautiful mountain air. If you're a mountain biker, you could stay here and ride to Tsali every morning (like 10 min away). We also loved the restaurant the Cork & Bean in Bryson City. A great place!


      Almond, North Carolina

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