Smoky Mountain Cabin Rentals

(1600 sq. ft.)

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5 Bedroom, 3 Baths (sleeps 6-10) 2 king size beds, 2 queen size beds, and a set of bunk beds (twin over full).  Geared for families with small children and gem mining.
  • Large front yard with swing set and assorted toys in shed
  • Child safety gates for stairs and porch
  • Play pen, high chair, stroller
  • FREE Ruby Mining (not salted) on premises (part of the old Jacob's Ruby Mine
  • WIFI now available!

Cabin # 1

For reservations falling within the dates of
January 4 thru May 15, 2018

$1099 / week

$199 / night


$1499 / week $269 / night
(Cleaning Fee - $125 - Cleaning fee will be applied towards each reservation whether it be a 2-night or 2-week reservation.)


Bates Cabins- Smoky Mountain Cabin Rentals are nestled on 2 acres of the former Jacobs Ruby Mine surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains this home is ideal for families with small children and gem mining enthusiasts.  The property is open and airy and the view of the Smoky Mountains from the front porch of this vacation rental is ideal.  For the kids there is a large front yard with a swing set as well as assorted toys in the shed.  The back of the property features a creek as well.
For the gem mining enthusiasts there is a private flume that is available only to the residents of Cabin 1.  The former Jacob's Ruby Mine, in fact, much of Cowee Valley, was well known for it's gem-quality rubies and sapphires.  Other gemstones that can be found are Rhodolite Garnets, Moonstone, Sillimanite, and Rutile.  Everything you need to find these gems is there on the property.  There is virgin, unsalted ore, buckets, a shovel, screens, and a pump to bring water to the flume. 
This log cabin rental is situated between two other mines still open here in Cowee Valley.  Sheffield Mine, featured on the travel channel, is about one mile east.  Cherokee Mine, where the largest star ruby ever found in North America was found a few years ago, is about 1 1/2 miles west.  Also close to Cabin 1 is Cowee Valley Lapidary where you can have your gem stones professionally cut and set.   
This cabin rental is right off the paved road and has relatively flat ground which makes ideal for motorcycle enthusiasts as well.  The large yard offers plenty of area to maneuver and park your trailers.
All of our Smoky Mountains log cabin vacation rentals are kid friendly and pet friendly.  Each of our vacation homes has a pac-n-play, highchair, and stroller as well as safety gates and/or child-proof door knobs that restrict their access to stairs.  The gates on the porches act to keep your pets restricted and safe as well.

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For reservations call us at: (828) 342-7764

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Contact Information:

Carl Bates

Bates Cabins - Smoky Mountain Cabin Rentals

North Carolina , 28734 USA

(828) 342-7764

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