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Susan Paulus

Member since: 2008
Call Manager
Speaks english

Unique Mountain Cabin on Coker Creek - Hot Tub, HDTV, AC, WiFi

102 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Photos and Description of this Tellico Plains holiday cabin

2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeper sofa; sleeps 6

The Nugget on Coker unique cabin is located on a lovely creek in a small valley with a few other cabins. The location is very quiet and peaceful. The sounds of the creek, the breeze in the trees and birdsong are the greatest noise. Every detail in the newly refurbished cabin has been addressed to give you a comfortable, memorable visit. Local artisans designed and built the fireplace, gazebo and wrought iron stair railing. The new kitchen features a gas cooktop, electric oven, microwave, dishwasher, and refrigerator with icemaker.

The first floor has an open floor plan with kitchen, living room and dining in one section. The game room and downstairs bath are in a second area.

Coker Creek is in the Cherokee National Forest with of many opportunities for outdoor activities -- hiking, biking, whitewater rafting, fly fishing -- and yet is within driving distance of the Great Smoky mountains and Pigeon Forge shopping and entertainment as well as scenic rides by car and rail.

Near Championship Golf Courses: Tellico Villlage has three championship golf courses. For a limited time, the village is inviting non-residents to play its private championship courses. The Links at Kahite is a true 'links' course that meanders through a beautiful natuaral setting and offers spectical panoramic view of the Great Smoky Mountains. The Tanasi course has six sets of tees that play from 6,731 to 5,044 yards. The course borders Tellico lake and offers a diversity of appeal from the challenging water holes to the strategic par fives. The Tanasi Clubhouse includes an excellent restaurant that offers casual dining in a beautiful setting. The Toqua course features a classic design that is considered one of the best golf tracks in Tennessee. The course was built into an exquisite natural setting with several holes playing alongside Tellico Lake. Toqua is as challenging as it is beautiful and holes seven through nine may be the most demanding three consecutive holes in the state.

Ocoee River - Olympic White Water Course: In 1996 the Ocoee river was the site of the World's first Olympic whitewater event on a natural river. The river is in a beautiful rocky gorge with Class III & IV rapids. Kayakers are seen on the river year round and rafting outfitters offer trips June-September. The White water center has a one-mile hiking trail which crosses a 330 foot suspension bridge and circles the center. The trail is entirely accessible for those who are physically challenged. There are an additional 20 miles of trails for hikers and mountain bikers, including the Bear Paw Trail and the Chestnut Mountain Trail, both of which are loops. A recent addition, the Thunder Rock Express, has received a lot of positive comments from bikers.The Old Copper Road Historic Trail allows hikers and bikers an easier paced adventure along the restored path that was used to transport copper by wagon from Ducktown to Cleveland before the arrival of the railroad from Blue Ridge.

Fly Fishing - Tellico River and Citico Creek: The Tellico River and surrounding area make up one of Tennessee's classic trout-fishing destinations. The Tellico is best known for heavy stockings and big-fish potential on the main river and on Citico Creek. The Tellico is a big river, offering plenty of room for plenty of fishermen, and the heavily stocked section is more than 13 miles long. Tthe forks of Citico Creek and the Bald River, a major tributary of the Tellico, form the centerpieces of the Citico and Bald River wilderness areas. These streams offer wild trout in unspoiled wilderness settings and, more often than not, no company from other anglers. Guides and outfitters are available and the Cherohala Welcome center provides maps and a wealth of information.

More Details
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Susan Paulus (Property Manager)
Member since: 2008
Call Manager
Speaks english

About Susan Paulus

I am a retired electrical engineer. I grew up in East Tennessee and love the scenery and mountains of the area.

Susan Paulus purchased this cabin in 2004

Why Susan Paulus chose Tennessee

After retirement, I decided renovating a mountain cabin would be a great project! For me John Muir's quote 'The mountains are calling and I must go' is a perfect fit.

What makes this cabin unique

The creek is the focal point of this property and the reason I love it.

Guestbook comments from the manager

we found the Nugget to be quaint,cozy,comfortable and completely clean. kitchen cabins were completely stocked with meticulously arranged cutlery, stylish dinnerware and every conceivable culinary apparatus. owner Susan was instrumental in assisting my booking, making sure everything was to our satisfaction and even surprised us with a delicious banana bread left for our arrival. though our stay was short as a side line on our return trip back north we enjoyed the soothing sounds of the stream from the covered porch out back [it rained real hard during our stay but did not dampen our outdoor enjoyment] the luxurios bed and sunken hot tub revived our bodies and minds for the continuation of our long drive home. what a wonderful stay- sure to be back. drive to Buck Bald and hike to Conasauga Falls are natural wonders not to be missed
Apr 2013
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based on 102 traveller reviews

Unique Mountain Cabin on Coker Creek - Hot Tub, HDTV, AC, WiFi
average rating of 4.8627453 based on 103 reviews

Peggy and Phil

  • 5 of 5

We always enjoy, The Nugget. This property is very well-maintained, well furnished, comfortable and always clean. If you enjoy the hustle and bustle and crowds this might not be for you. If you like to get away from it all and have some quiet peaceful relaxation it's the place to go. We highly recommend this property and will return again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place to Stay in Coker Creek

  • 3 of 5

We stayed two nights and had a good time. The property is very clean & well kept. It is well located for easy day trips to many locations.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely place on a lovely piece of property. It was the perfect place for our family of five to relax, hike, enjoy nature and play games together. The home is cozy, the hot tub wonderful and it was particularly nice to rent a place that thought of little things like having coffee filters, toilet paper, dish soap, hand soap and dishwasher soap available. It was very clean and obviously well cared for, including having flowers in the planter out front! There are so many hikes to avail yourself of within 30 minutes and lots of fun places to play in the water if you like. One thing you do need to know is that if you want wine to have with your dinner, purchase it before you get to Tellico Plains! You can purchase beer in the town, but nothing else... The Save-A-Lot grocery store was adequate for our needs, but if you want something special you will need to go to the Ingles, which is a bit more of a drive. We hope to be back and spend more time in this wonderful area of Tennessee.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Everything was so relaxing!!! Loved it from the very second I pulled up. Will definitely be going back to visit The Nugget ❤️

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Felt like home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

The home was very clean. Kitchen was well stocked with dishes, pots and pans. Nice location by Croker Creek. Very private and quiet. Pamphlets and books about history and local attractions was a plus. Tellico Grains Bakery was amazing! This was our second time to Tellico Plains and we are planning on coming back and will rent from Susan again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Wonderful for a relaxing weekend in the mountains

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I stayed here for 3 nights and explored the Cherokee National Forest and Cherohala Skyway. From the moment we stepped in and found a delicious loaf of banana bread in the fridge, we knew we would love it here! It had a lovely cozy feel to it but was extremely well-equipped. The kitchen was nice and big and had everything one needed. The bedrooms and bathrooms were clean and comfortable. We had breakfast out on the porch every morning, watching the hummingbirds fly by and every evening, we relaxed in the hot tub, listening to the creek (there were even candles and a lantern to light up the area!). We had originally planned for 2 nights, but we liked it so much that we extended our stay. Susan was more than happy to let us extend our stay and obviously works hard so that visitors will enjoy themselves. The phone in the cabin didn't seem to work too well and one night the internet became especially spotty, but these issues did not detract from our stay. This is definitely a great cabin for a couple or smaller family and I would recommend it to anyone exploring the Cherokee or Nantahala Forests.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Knoxville, TN
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Madisonville, Tellico Villlage, Rarity Bay
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Etowah, TN - a great scenic mountain ride
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
I-75 & Hwy 68
Nearest Restaurant
11 Miles
Tellico Plains
Car: necessary

The Cherokee National Forest is a pristine forest with spectacular views, hiking trails, whitewater rafting on the Ocoee Olympic site, horseback riding, and fishing on the Tellico River and Coker Creek. A unique treat is panning for gold in the Cherokee National Forest. The forest is surrounded by historical areas and quaint towns that offer museums, antique shops, artists' galleries, and unique shops. The Cherohala Skyway and Tail of the Dragon route are popular with motor cyclists as well as those seeking mountain views.

Other Activities: Panning for gold in the Cherokee National Forest is a popular outing; a guide to good sites is available at the Coker Creek Visitors Center. The forest is also a great place for hikes and mountain biking. Indian Boundary is a great family place with a lake and swimming beach and an easy hike.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in Tellico Plains, Tennessee

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$86
Refundable Damage Deposit A$132
Tax Rate 14.25%

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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Tellico Plains

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • soap
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Split-System Heating
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , 2nd floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , 1st floor
  • The first floor bath is roomy and wheelchair accessible.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 2nd floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 2nd floor
    Living Area - 1 sofa bed/futon , 1st Floor
  • The king beds have pillow top mattresses and down duvets. The sofa bed is queen-size with an Air-dream mattress that is truly a comfortable bed.
  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • video player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • veranda
  • wooden decking
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jacuzzi ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
The TV is LCD high definition. A DSL Internet connection is provided with WiFi access. A ramp is included in the decking to provide wheelchair access to the first floor, lower deck and hot tub. The first floor bath is wheelchair accessible. The first floor bed is a very comfortable queen sleeper sofa with an Air-dream mattress . The sleeper sofa is in the gathering area. The bedrooms are on the second floor. The grill on the lower deck is a large Weber propane grill.