Absolute relaxation!

Our family of four stayed in June2016. The house is exactly as described and had plenty of room.My two kids (11 and 6 year olds) had so much fun. The play house was a great hit as well as just playing in the creek for hours with swim socks on. We took peaceful walks in the mornings and caught some really nice sized bass in the pond in the evenings. The incredible gardens and landscaping just added to the serene feel of the area. One of my husband's favorite things to do was to sit on back deck and enjoy morning coffee while listening to the creek. Plenty of good restaurants not too far away but we mostly just stayed around the house and made our meals since kitchen was fully stocked with supplies. Owners were friendly, helpful and nearby without being intrusive. Overall, a fantastic vacation for us to get back to nature and unwind.

Stayed August, 2016

Texas traveler

We had an absolutely wonderful stay in the forest! The kids had a great time splashing in the creek that runs behind the house and the older ones enjoyed canoeing and fishing in the nearby lake. Our little dog had fun swimming after the ducks in the pond ( of course she never did catch up to them). The house was very nice and neat with lots of open space, loved the wrap around porch where we had breakfast and coffee in the cool mornings. We had fun making smores in the outdoor fire pit. The little ones had a great time playing in the tree house. I can't say enough about how helpful Linda and Jorge were. Linda provided bedding and a kennel for our little dog, so even she got the special treatment. I highly recommend a stay here and hope our family can make it back next year.

Stayed June, 2016

Paradise Found

I would highly recommend this property to any prospective rentals. The house is lovely and beautifully decorated. We were there with 8 and had plenty of room. It was incredibly neat and clean! It is nestled on a wooded lot and a lovely creek running at the back of the property. You could stay here and not see another person for your entire stay. It was incredible for my two 3 year old grandsons as there is a two story playhouse and they just loved playing in it. We spent two early evenings just throwing rocks in the creek and the boys just loved it. There is an amazing deck/porch on 3 sides of the house that was perfect for that morning cup of coffee or a place to unwind at the end of the day. We chose to see a lot of the area and loved everything we saw/did.

The pictures posted on this site are very accurate and the owners were wonderful to work with. Linda was amazing before, during and after our stay. We chose to do horseback riding at Chunky Gal stables and it was the highlight of our trip. We loved the BBQ restaurants and the new, large grocery store in town. We enjoyed our trip over to the John C. Campbell Folk School and found the gift store to be amazing. There are some great little shops along the way and a place to buy grass fed beef for cooking on the grill. We also loved hiking the JackRabbit trails... all levels and distances.

In summary, we loved this place and our only regret is that we hadn't made plans to stay longer. Thank you for sharing this special corner of the world with us.


Stayed July, 2016

It doesn't get any better than this!

We have been VRBO renters for many years now and have stayed at many places in the NC, N. GA area.

There were not enough stars in the review rating to rate Blackwell Branch Cabin. As much as I would like to keep this place to ourselves, it wouldn't be fair.

After staying for 5 weeks at the sister cabin, "Gili's Cove Cottage" we were pleased to be the very first to stay at BBC. What an amazing place to stay. There just aren't enough adjectives to describe the beauty of the Tusquittee Valley or opportunities on Serenity Lane. The moment you cross over that sweet bridge which spans the Tusquittee River, you enter heaven on earth. Serene, forested, cool, calm...and on and on. BBC was every bit as spotless as Gili's and offered a more "cabiny" feel to it. A huge porch wraps around 3 sides of the home. With 3 bedrooms available, we invited two couples to come stay for a few days and enjoy it with us.

Jorge and Linda couldn't be more welcoming or hospitable! We count them as family now! And they loved our dog Abby and made her feel at home with sweet doggie bowls and feeding area close to the kitchen. And we knew if we were going to be gone for the day, Linda would take Abby for a walk for a very reasonable fee. Where can you get that when you travel with a pet?

And that creek!! You will never want to go inside. The sound is SO soothing. You honestly forget all your troubles back home when you cross over that bridge.

There are so many things to enjoy in the areas of Hayesville, Brasstown, Hiawassee and Murphy. All are within easy driving distance and offer a variety of adventures for all. We'll be back in the Fall and chose Serenity Lane to be our VRBO of choice! I know you will, too, dang it!

Stayed May, 2016

Lovely cabin by the creek - furnished with everything you'd need - a delightful place

Linda provided a beautiful cabin, fully furnished with plates, cups, towels, sheets, and everything else you could want in a home. Open the doors and hear the delightful sound of the creek flood into the house - the screen doors keep out any bugs but let in the beautiful sound.

Very near the beautiful towns of Murphy and Hayesville, but the house provides spectacular mountain vistas all on its own. You get woods (surrounding the house), water (the creek and the pond just outside) and mountains (visible and definitely can drive to) all in one!

My family definitely want to come back here soon!

Stayed June, 2016