The cabin is a wonderful place to stay, it was clean and well taken care of when we arrived, and it is well stocked with all of the things you need to cook with or make your favorite things on the grill. The views from the deck are great and the area is almost too good to be true. We will come back in the future. You won’t go wrong with this cabin and Judy is great to work with and I would recommend this cabin to anyone, you won’t regret it.
Date of arrival - July 3, 2021
Our stay was perfect. The cabin was spotless and the owner provided a lot of material about the
area and the cabin which we found very useful. Everything we needed was provided. The views from the
were beautiful. Although the cabin is located in a community, it was very peaceful and quiet; we
were the only ones there in the middle of a forest. Having a paved driveway was a big plus for our
Corvette. We would definitely return to the Haven in the Hills!
Great location close to town but private. Very clean and well appointed. Everything you could need
And the view was beautiful! My husband and I have already booked our next visit.
This was truly the most relaxing vacation I have ever taken. The cabin, the view, the area is
breathtaking. The cabin is decorated so tastefully with anything and everything you could ever need
thought of. This was truly a vacation that i “sat and did nothing.” We were able to see many birds
normally see and got to see the deer daily. The drive to the cabin is easy and the directions were
The pavilion down by the river was another plus that we enjoyed. We actually ate every meal at the
never went out one night, although there are many places to go and next trip we will venture out.
is quaint, extremely friendly and easy to get to and drive around. Thank you so much for a well
Having rented cabins in Murphy for three decades, on a yearly basis, this cabin is beyond our
The interior and exterior are immaculately kept. It could not be more centrally located for our
yet the setting is rural, feels secluded, and has a lovely trail just in front of the cabin. You can
short walk, see wildlife, and get a great view of the mountain ranges at the end of Wild Cherry
the owner, is responsive and attentive. It pretty much lacks nothing. You actually have to visit it
We had an absolutely lovely time at this beautiful cabin. It was beyond spotless, and Judy provided
single thing we needed — and some we didn’t even know we needed! Getting settled is a snap because
everything labeled … and town is only minutes away. Lovely quiet subdivision with excellent roads.
cheese each night on the deck watching a gorgeous sunset and mornings in the same place with a
coffee. Stunning view of distant peaks… we even made friends with two hummingbirds who decided we
harmless enough not to interrupt their chow-time. Thank you for the soul refreshment– we will be
Date of arrival
September 21, 2017
Thank you so much for all your help!
This cabin and its surroundings were breathtaking. It was clean and well furnished with anything and
everything you may need. It was peaceful and relaxing. We had a great family visit and much needed
fun. Thank you Judy!
Date of arrival
April 8, 2017
The view from the deck of Haven in the Hills instantly offers a wonderful feeling of peace, serenity
spirituality. We sat for hours quietly lulled into becoming a part of our surroundings.
The cabin is beautifully decorated, yet comfortable. The peacefulness of the mountains follows into
and all the stresses of the world begin to fade and is replaced with a feeling that all is well.
We did not want to leave and are already planning to return numerous times.
The view from the deck of Haven in the Hills is breathtaking. We sat for hours on the deck drinking
beauty of the mountains.The inside of the cabin is beautifully decorated, but so warm and
not feel that we were on vacation but that we were home.
We live only a few hours away so we plan to return frequently.Please don’t miss an opportunity to
the wonder and peacefulness of this extraordinary place.
This is not your standard mountain rental!!! It is like staying at a friends house. Everything has
meticulously thought of and is in pristine condition. The view is great. Great location close to
lakes. Paved roads. No need to question a stay here. Just do it!! Highly recommended.
Date of arrival
May 21, 2016
This is our second visit to this lovely Cabin in the Mts. What a lovely home it is. So cozy and you
want for anything more. Just your clothe’s and food. High up in the Mt, with the gorgeous view. So
The squirrels kept us entertained watching them trying to eat from the bird feeder. As usual we
stay at this lovely home. And looking forward to our time reserved in Oct. I would and will highly
this cabin to anyone.
Date of arrival
May 7, 2016
Breath Taking & Total Relaxation !!!
Beautiful doesn’t begin to describe the multiple views!!! The cabin decor was like staying with
warm and cozy!!! Weather was georgous and between the fireplace and the views from all the windows,
the front porch …words can not do this home justice.. Judy and Dan call it “Haven in the hills” but
they just left a letter out by mistake because it was more like “Heaven in the hills” The home is
stocked and with everything you could think of ….just leave your stress at the bottom of the
can’t thank you enough Judy & Dan for sharing your amazing home with our family !!!!
God Bless you both!! The Kurnicks
1/30/16 – 2/7/16
What a wonderful Cabin.
We just returned home from our 2 week stay at Haven in the Hills. What a wonderful place it was.
renting many cabin’s before, this was and is by far the most pleasant one we have been to. So fully
and nothing is lacking that you would need, but your food. Such a wonderful view and wild life to
Close enough to everything one could want. We did pick a good time to see the changing of the leaves
was wonderful. We enjoyed our time there so much that we hope to be able to return next fall. You
be disappointed in Haven in the Hills. Thank you Judy.
Five weeks was too short!
We are VRBO users and have vacationed this way for over fifteen years. Thanks Judy for your
the use of your exceptional property. We enjoyed every minute and our two Cairn terriers had a ball
the wild life from the deck. Hope everyone continues to feed the birds and those crazy grey guys.
Great location and within shooting distance of North Georgia and the Franklin NC area. Our favorites
area were Chatuge Dam, Fires Creek. the alpaca farm in Hayesville and that scenic ride to Franklin
only route available Rt.64E. Don’t miss Hayesville or as we referred to it as Maybury RFD.
Thank you again Judy and winter well.
Bob, Cheryl, Maggie and Willie
Great property, great vibe, great hospitality
My girlfriend and I were looking for some much needed R&R and we found it at Haven in the Hills!
property is beautiful and Judy was great with answering any questions we had! Very clean home with
cool little decorating details. Easy to find, yet very secluded. Everything worked well and was in
condition from the TV to the internet to the gas fireplace and the grill! Thank you for sharing your
and allowing us to create memories in your awesome property!
My wife and I stayed here for two full weeks. We have stayed in many cabins throughout many summer
North Carolina. By far, this is the cleanest, most quaint, desireable location we have visited yet.
minutes to the Natahala river rafting area. 25 minutes to Blairsville (Vogel Park is a must see!!!!)
Hayesville 30 minutes (Chunky gal stables is a must) Downtown Murphy has great places to eat. Very
older downtown feel. This area is a boaters/hikers/rafters paradise!! The weather was absolutely
during our entire visit!! We are going to be returning next summer for another 2 week visit. You
a better value in the mountains!!
My husband and I loved Haven in the Hills. It is one of the most beautiful places we have stayed at.
so accommodating. She told us restaurants to go to places to visit. The cabin was well organized,
and had everything we needed. Judy treated us just like family. Murphy is centrally located for
Western NC. You can travel in any direction and visit many different attractions, shopping and
vistas. Judy has prepared a binder listing restaurants and attractions in the area. We found this
be extremely helpful. She was always just a phone call away if we needed any info.
I highly recommend this gorgeous cabin!
Wow…what a beautiful home, Judy and her husband shared with me. Went to Murphy on a personal quest to
my mothers ashes in the family burial grounds. Wish I could have stayed longer. Judy was the
caring VRBO member I have ever been in touch with. You will love this cabin….it’s like home! Without
doubt, the most reasonable rates in Murphy.
Haven in the Hills is beautifully appointed with every possible detail attended to. We needed or
nothing in this gorgeous cabin. You couldn’t ask for more by way of a comfortable and elegantly
cabin. So much love and pride from owners who care about beauty and comfort in their mountain home
inside and out. The views are fantastic from the deck to sit back an just relax and enjoy. Judy is
doubt the kindest and most caring owner I have had the pleasure of getting to know. From e-mails and
to her on the phone she truly cares about the people who have the pleasure of sharing their home
home. We can’t wait to return to Haven in the Hills for another relaxing getaway.
This was our second visit to Haven in the Hills, and it only got better as we went along. The cabin,
course, is incredible – squeaky clean, beautifully appointed, and decorated by Judy with country
and flair. It overlooks five beautiful ridges, each an ever-changing display of misty greys and
the early morning, through the green, red, and gold of the autumn afternoon, and into the deeper
blue of evening, which is best experienced from the rocking chairs and picnic table out front.
fire pit beside the house, perfect for roasting marshmallows and staring dreamily into the flames.
silence here is enviable: no traffic, no noisy neighbours, only the sounds of bird song and the
inquisitive bark from a dog across the valley. We watched a doe (hopefully the same one as last
year) pick a
delicate path down the hillside without dislodging so much as a stone. The town of Murphy is lovely,
were fortunate to catch the Fall Festival at the John Campbell School, where we added to our
Smoky Mountain pottery. Dinner at Shoebooties was a highlight, but the food available at Ingles is
that we cooked every other meal at home. Anyone fortunate enough to spend a week here will go home
and refreshed, and looking forward to the next visit.
We just got back from our stay at Haven in the Hills and loved every moment. Judy was most gracious,
super clean and well appointed with everything you could want. The views spectacular and we were
with an evening storm rolling in over the mountains that took our breath away. I cannot say anything
negative about the place! You have all of the modern conveniences of staying connected yet have all
privacy and tranquility you want on a get away. We hauled our Harley Davidson and had day trips to
Waynesville, Blue Ridge, GA, Bryson City and more. I can just about guarantee that if you stay once,
will want to come back.
Judy, thank you so much for the opportunity to stay in your lovely “Haven in the Hills” home. It was
like being at home during our stay. Your home is beautiful and we had such a great time we really
want to leave. So, it goes without saying we will be back! Thanks again.
Lovely cabin that is well maintained! It lived up to the reviews. We enjoyed the views and our stay.
Dear Judy, I have no words to describe our week on your beautiful and cozy cabin, thank you so much!
family was so happy, the view is amazing! We are looking to forwarder to stay in your cabin again
Kalin August 2013
Judy, Thank you for sharing your lovely home with others who also enjoy the mountains, Murphy and the
surrounding area. We spent a full week in November and had a great time. The three of us on the trip
friend, my sister and I (all retired)) enjoyed the house very much. Your description and pictures
know what to expect. I also appreciate your personal contact, attention to detail and answering all
questions. We have visited Murphy before and found your location simply great to do all things we
Hope to be able to visit again soon.
We cannot describe the beauty of the place, the cabin is beautiful, everything is there, is like your
in the mountains, you don’t need anything, super well organize, you got extras of everything. We
ask for more!. Me and family spend a great time, the weather was awesome! plus we saw 2 little deers
front of the house. Definitely a place to go every year!!! We love it! Thanks Judy and Dan!
Family, Miami Florida September 2011
My wife and sister and I stayed at this wonderful, homey cabin over Thanksgiving week. It was all as
described on VRBO. The owner’s had been in the week before and decorated it for Christmas. Lights
came on by
timer during the evening. It was wonderful. Very cozy with everything furnished. We loved the area.
do and several great restaurants in Murphy. Took a day trip to Gatlinburg for an Arts and Crafts
bought all our presents there in Murphy and at the FolkArt School is nearby Brasstown. Great place
would recommend to anyone wanting a get-away in the mountains.
Haven In The Hills was perfect for our 3 day visit in late October, 2010. We never once heard or saw
in the surrounding area and the home is well furnished and totally comfortable. we hope to return
The cabin is beautiful and there are lots of things to do from horseback riding to rafting! Thank you
sharing your mountain home.
We really enjoyed our stay in your warm, clean, quiet, well equipped, and comfy cabin! The location
minutes from town but feels miles away in such a private and secluded setting. We will be back very
Thank you Judy and Dan for sharing your beautiful home with us! Mike & Cindy
We really enjoyed our stay at “Haven in The Hills”. The cabin is spacious, comfortable and welcoming,
love the way it is decorated. Of all the places we have rented in NC over the years, this is our
Judy & Dan, Pictures don’t do your cabin justice. Haven in the Hills is absolutely awesome as is
quaint town of Murphy, NC. We felt at home the minute we arrived and had a wonderful time relaxing
exploring historic downtown Murphy.
Hello Judy and Dan, Thank you so much for letting us stay at your cabin. We had a great time and the
spectacular. We are back in Miami now and miss it already. We took a few more days and went to
Tunica Ms and
had a good time there also. We will recommend your cabin to anyone who is interested in going to the
mountains. Thanks again for a great time.
You have a beautiful cabin, nicely decorated and well stocked. We especially liked the bear theme all
the cabin. We loved the sceneries outdoors. Hiking the Fires Creek in Hayesville was great and
Highland area in Macon County was gorgeous.
Thank you for the wonderful mountain home. It was perfect. We were non-stop since day one, from
shopping and the final day mountain biking. Murphy is wonderful and so are the people we met!
What a beautiful place! The sunsets were outstanding from your porch
Our time at Haven in the Hills was wonderful. The cabin is in a great location, the view from the
beautiful and the accomodations are excellent. We will be returning! Thanks, Judy and Dan.