Lets start your adventure... (It's not a complete list, but It will get you started)....

There is an unbelievable amount of nearby attractions for all to enjoy. If that's not enough, hop on over into Georgia (only a 20 min drive to the border), or Tennessee (30 min away).

Fish - Swim - Kayak - Canoe - Raft - Tube. The river directly at the house is about a foot or two deep, with a generally calm current (unless we get a good rain, then it will become deeper and more swift). 


Explore Murphy

Explore Murphy

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Restaurants Murphy, NC

Intimate full service restaurant focusing on traditional steaks & seafood, plus other entrees with a Creole touch. Full bar. Delicious house made desserts.

A full service coffee shop serving espresso, cappuccinos and lattes. Delicious lunch and breakfast menu is available all day. Fresh baked goods, wraps, salads and grilled Panini sandwiches are served daily. The only retail wine shop in the area and includes a Celtic themed wine and beer bar specializing in regionally crafted brews.

Paris & Company. Located at Crane Creek Vineyards within our venue space 'Holly Hill,'Paris & Company is an independently owned and operated restaurant offering an incredible on-site dining option for vineyard goers.

American food, live music and lounge.

Craft Beer, Wine, Wood Fired Pizza and much more

Old timey pub with no TVs or loud music.

Classy eatery turning out high-concept New American plates with a Southern twist.

At Rib Country, choice cuts of meat are basted with our special sauce and Bar-B-Qued over selected hardwoods, carefully balancing heat and cooking time to seal in the special Rib Country taste!


Looking to rent a Kayak, Canoe, Paddle Board, Peddle Boat, or Mountain Bike while staying with us? Check out Murphy Kayak Rentals. 

West Tubing co.

Splash Island Water Park


Located in scenic Brasstown, North Carolina, the Folk School offers year-round weeklong and weekend classes for adults in craft, art, music, dance, cooking, gardening, nature studies, photography and writing.

The Cherokee County Historical Museum displays the rich history of Native American and pioneer settlers in the far-western corner of the state. The museum is housed in a historic Carnegie Library building in downtown Murphy.

From the top of Prayer Mountain to the valley baptismal pool; through the gigantic Ten Commandments spread across the mountainside; poured out through the All Nations Cross; God’s Word is presented and preserved for future generations.

The Museum of the Cherokee Indian strives to perpetuate the history, culture, & stories of the Cherokee people.

This beautiful greenway follows the Valley River and the Hiwassee River surrounding the historic town center of Murphy, North Carolina. The 4-mile walking trail includes a center loop at the confluence of these two rivers on the backwaters of Lake Hiwassee. Whether you take the trail on foot or put in for an easy paddle along the canoe trails, you'll enjoy the ecology and cultural heritage along the way.

Murphy River Walk


Try your luck! Features table games including blackjack, craps, and roulette! Over 1,000 slot machines to choose from.

Our resort is complete with premier rooms, exceptional dining, live entertainment and a vibrant casino floor.


Downtown is beautiful with flower and tree lined streets and many historic buildings restored to their original state. Murphy has restaurants, many unique shops, and other interesting establishments all within walking distance in the heart of town.

Beer, pretzels, schnitzel, lederhosen, Its like visiting a Bavarian town in Germany, right in Helen Georgia.

Blue Ridge is a perfect mix of old and new, with amazing shopping and dining in a quaint small town setting.

  • White water rafting (Nantahala & Ocoee)
  • Fishing
  • Lake Chatuge
  • Lake Nottely
  • Ana Ruby Falls
  • Ruby Falls (Chattanooga)
  • Sport Clay/ Skeet Course
  • Water tubing
  • Snow tubing
  • Area waterfalls
  • Ga. Mountain Fair Grounds (concerts)
  • Free summer concerts
  • Dollywood
  • Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg

  • Model Train exhibit
  • Biltmore Estate
  • Cherokee Indian Reservation
  • Cabbage Patch Nursery
  • Smoky Mountain Theater
  • Murphy Health & Fitness (gym & outdoor pool)
  • Appalachian Trail (nearby)
  • Zip lines
  • Porsche Experience
  • Tail of the Dragon
  • Cherohala Skyway
  • Motorcycle friendly
  • Blue Ridge Parkway
  • Railroad excursions
  • Alpaca Farms
  • Gem Mining
  • Rock City (Chattanooga)