Elm Cabin

Elm Cabin

Price Per Night: Starting at $200

Location: Bryson City, NC

Bedrooms/Bathrooms: 2-1

Capacity: 8+

Nestled high in the North Carolina mountains overlooking the Nantahala Gorge and the Nantahala River, Elm is NOC's most private cabin. This two-story Smoky Mountain cabin rental offers a 2-bedroom/1-bathroom configuration with 4 queen size beds and a sleeper sofa. Amenities include flat-screen HD satellite TV, large exterior deck with dining area, charcoal grill, heating & air conditioning and fully-equipped kitchen. 

Elm is an ideal single-family cabin for adventurous families looking for immediate access to outdoor adventures and on-site lodging at Nantahala Outdoor Center. Despite its secluded location, Elm offers walkable access to NOC’s activities and restaurants, and close proximity to NOC’s Flint Ridge trail for mountain biking, running and hiking. Cookware and linens are included.

Elm Cabin requires a short 30 yard uphill walk to access. Due to the remote nature of Elm Cabin, no WiFi service is available.

Please note, no pets are allowed in NOC cabins. Select bunkhouse units are pet-friendly. Please call to inquire. 

Guest Testimonials

Secluded & Wonderful

By: Michael S.
Atlanta, GA

What an awesome setup they have at NOC Bryson City! We rented Cabin E, which is secluded and wonderful. It is two stories with the master on the main floor. The upstairs is a large room with two queen beds—perfect for the kids. The deck is a nice size with gorgeous views of the forest. I would return in a minute! They have everything—adventures (we went rafting and zip lining), lodging, stores, restaurants, parking and hiking. You could make this place your weekend destination and never leave.

Outpost Overview

NOC's 500-acre adventure center is located at the intersection of the Nantahala River and Appalachian Trail. 


Guest amenities include:

  • Outdoor recreation activities including rafting, kayaking, zip lines, and mountain biking
  • Three restaurants, including two on the riverfront
  • Four retail stores, including NOC's flagship Outfitter's Store
  • Rustic cabin and bunkhouse lodging for over 200
  • Terminus for the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
  • One mile of Lake Fontana frontage with lake kayak and SUP program
  • Host to over 30 annual events, from world championships to music festivals


Nantahala Outdoor Center's main campus, the Nantahala River Outpost is located in far Western North Carolina on US Highway 19. 12 miles from Bryson City and on the south side of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the outpost is nestled in the Nantahala Gorge.

From Asheville, NC: Take I-40 West towards Knoxville, TN. Take exit 27 onto US 74 West towards Waynesville. Stay on 74 West, the outpost is 50 miles down this road. 8 miles past Bryson City, the 4-lane will split into two, 2-lane roads. Stay on 74, the left lane. You will enter the Nantahala Gorge and after 4.3 miles you see the Nantahala River and NOC's Nantahala Outpost.

From Gatlinburg, TN: Take 441 South through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and through Cherokee. Just past Cherokee, get on 74 West. After 15 miles, the road will split into two, 2-lane roads. Stay on 74 W, the left lane, and continue the 4.3 miles to the NOC Nantahala Outpost.

From East Atlanta: Take I-85 North to I-985 North. At Gainesville, take 365 North to 441 North. Just past Dillsboro, NC, 441 merges with US 74. 8 miles past Bryson City, the 4-lane splits into two, 2-lane roads. Stay on 74, the left lane. Continue 5-miles and arrive at the NOC Nantahala Outpost.

From West Atlanta: Take I-75 North to I-575 North. I-575 becomes State Hwy 5, and then Hwy 76. Stay on this road until Blue Ridge, GA where you turn left onto Hwy 60 towards Mineral Bluff, GA. In Mineral Bluff, turn right onto Hwy 60 Spur. Follow it into North Carolina to US 74 East, turning right towards Murphy and Andrews when the road ends. Stay on 74 East, NOC's Nantahala Outpost is 20 miles past Andrews. You will follow the Nantahala River for the last 8 miles.

From Chattanooga, TN: Take I-75 North towards Cleveland, TN. Take the 1st Cleveland exit, the US 64 Bypass Exit. Go 6 miles and take the Ocoee Exit onto US 64 East towards Murphy, NC. In Murphy the road number changes to US 74. Stay on 74 East, NOC's Nantahala Outpost is 20 miles past Andrews. You will follow the Nantahala River for the last 8 miles.

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