Bluebird Cabin 1 Cabin #1 - Riverfront w/ Gas Fireplace and more!

  • Front Porch overlooking Oconaluftee River
    Front Porch overlooking Oconaluftee River
  • Living Room
    Living Room
  • Living Room from Main Bedroom
    Living Room from Main Bedroom
  • Stocked Kitchen
    Stocked Kitchen
  • Gas Log Fireplace
    Gas Log Fireplace
  • Primary King Bedroom
    Primary King Bedroom
  • Primary King Bedroom overlooking River
    Primary King Bedroom overlooking River
  • Primary Bathroom
    Primary Bathroom
  • Upstairs Queen Bed (no door)
    Upstairs Queen Bed (no door)
  • Upstairs Queen Bed (no door)
    Upstairs Queen Bed (no door)
  • Upstairs stocked bathroom
    Upstairs stocked bathroom
  • Upstairs Full Bedroom (has door)
    Upstairs Full Bedroom (has door)
  • Upstairs Full Bed (has door)
    Upstairs Full Bed (has door)
  • Patio
  • Large Back Yard over river with Grill
    Large Back Yard over river with Grill
  • Exterior from road
    Exterior from road
  • Small yard for pets
    Small yard for pets
3 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • Sleeps 3-6
Allows pets Internet Fireplace River Forest (more...)

Cabin #1 is one of the top picks for those looking to fish or play and spread out in the spacious back yard on the large deck overlooking the river! Sit out on the deck and watch the fish swim and elk walk by! This unit has 3 beds and can sleep up to 6 comfortably. New gas log fireplace and HVAC system along with wifi and YoutubeTV to keep you and your party entertained.

*Pets are welcome at this cabin for a fee.

Bluebird Cabins are located on the Cherokee Indian Reservation directly across the river from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most visited National Park in America! Come spend time with the Cherokee people and enjoy some quality time in one of the oldest occupied places on Earth. Western North Carolina offers beautiful scenery with its majestic mountains, crystal clear streams and rivers, waterfalls, hiking trails, ecotourism and more. Don't miss the wildlife of the area, including deer, bear, elk (often found within a half mile of our cabins) and more!

Each of our log cabins has a full front porch and deck with seating just a few feet away from the Oconaluftee River, which offers some of the best trout fishing around. This river is stocked with brown and rainbow trout. Fly fishermen can enjoy the “catch and release” waters with trophy sized fish just minutes away. The cabins line the Oconaluftee River with a view across the river that is forest land with no development. The cabins are separated by full deck areas with privacy fencing in between. This cabin features a small yard with a rock wall to fish from or enjoy the view of the slow moving river. You can see the fish below in these clear waters! A small charcoal grill is located in front of the cabin. This river also provides a great place for rafting, tubing, and swimming.

This cabin features an open living/kitchen/dining space downstairs along with a primary king bedroom and ensuite bathroom with a tub/shower. Upstairs, there are 2 separate bedrooms; an open queen bedroom and a full bedroom with a door. These rooms feature ceiling fans and utilize a shared bathroom with a tub/shower between them.

We have 6 total hand-built log cabins that are each stocked with kitchen supplies, new couches and bedding, and basic shower/restroom goods. High-speed internet and streaming televisions in the living room as well as main bedroom make sure you don't miss a beat. New HVAC systems and gas fireplace create comfort for all, with automatic settings so you don't have to worry about how to set up. The back of the cabins are just off of Big Cove Road, which has low to moderate traffic and sidewalks into town, food and shopping. We believe you'll find the setting peaceful and enjoyable.

Easy to find and perfect location! Bluebird Cabins are 0.2 miles from the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and about 0.8 miles from the entrance of the Blue Ridge Parkway. We are in a short walking distance to shopping, restaurants, a brewery and more! We're 1.5 miles from the Outdoor Drama, Cherokee Museum and the Oconaluftee Indian Village, only 3 miles from Harrah's Cherokee Casino and only 5 miles from the world class Sequoyah National Golf Course. Approximately 15 minute drive to the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad and downtown Bryson City, where even more shopping, food, and adventure await.

Bluebird Cabins is owned and operated by Chris & Cheri McCoy. As a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Chris was born and raised in these mountains on the Cherokee Indian Reservation. Chris grew up swimming and fishing in these rivers and hiking these trails. We have a passion for sharing the local culture, nature and relaxing atmosphere! We purchased these cabins (formerly known as Ol' Smoky Log Cabins) from the original owners with a goal of bringing modern comfort and amenities while keeping some of the rustic charm. No improvements were needed on the location and views!

Cherokee, North Carolina

Cabin Type Cabin
Accommodation Entire Home
Check-In A keypad is available 24 hours a day to provide entry for guests
House Rules
  • Maximum occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Infants welcome
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum age of primary renter: 24
  • Pets welcome
Setting & View
  • Water View
  • River
  • Forest
  • Waterfront
  • Park View
  • River View
  • Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Hot Water
  • Private Living Room
  • Wifi
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Basic Soaps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Hangers
  • Private Entrance
  • Extra Pillows & Blankets
  • Free Internet
  • Body Soap
  • Hair Conditioner
  • Shower Gel
  • Clothing Storage (closet or wardrobe)
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Pots & Pans
  • Dining Table
  • Baking Sheet
  • Barbeque/Grill Utensils
  • Coffee
  • Wine Glasses
Bathrooms 2 Baths
  • Primary ensuite – Combination Tub/Shower, Toilet
  • Upstairs – Combination Tub/Shower, Toilet
Sleeping Arrangements 3 Bedrooms, sleeps 3-6
  • Primary – 1 King bed
  • Upstairs large – 1 Queen bed
  • Upstairs small – 1 Double bed
  • Television
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Smart TV
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck/Patio (uncovered)
  • Walkable to Park/Playground
  • Private Yard
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Parking
  • Free Parking
  • Free Parking On Premises
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Museums
  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling/Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Water Sports
Sports & Adventure
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Smoke Detector
  • Cleaning Disinfection
  • Common Surface Disinfectant Cleaned
  • Linens High Temp Wash
  • Requires Stairs
  • Dangerous Animals
  • Near Lake, River, or Water Body
Season Rate
May 21, 2024 - Sep 7, 2024
Sep 8, 2024 - Sep 30, 2024
Leaf Season!
Oct 1, 2024 - Oct 31, 2024
Nov 1, 2024 - Mar 13, 2025
Mar 14, 2025 - May 22, 2025
May 23, 2025 - Sep 2, 2025
Sep 3, 2025 - Sep 30, 2025
Leaf Season!
Oct 1, 2025 - Nov 1, 2025
Nov 2, 2025 - Mar 12, 2026
Mar 13, 2026 - May 21, 2026

Cancellation Policy: One hundred percent (100.00%) of the total booking charges (less $50.00 taxable cancellation fee) will be refunded if the cancellation is made more than 30 days prior to the arrival date of the reservation. Fifty percent (50.00%) of the total booking charges (less $50.00 taxable cancellation fee) will be refunded if the cancellation is made more than 15 days prior to the arrival date of the reservation. For cancellations made within 15 days prior to the arrival date, no refund will be issued.