The Owl's Perch

235 Squally Road , Robbinsville, NC 28771 USA (Show map)

About

Experience the backwoods in this newly constructed remote 200 square foot one room rustic guest house with private deck overlooking Squally Creek and nestled in the tree tops of Nantahala National Forest. We are off the beaten path on a gravel road (must have 4 3/4" clearance). Not suitable for cruiser motorcycles. GPS and Google Maps is WRONG (do NOT take Dick Branch Rd). Directions will be sent. Call if concerned about road condition. Near the famous Tail of the Dragon/Deals Gap, Cherohala Skyway, Joyce Kilmer, Stecoah Gap's bird-watching trail, trout fishing, ATV trails, dual sport bike trails, rafting, and many other outdoor recreation activities. We are a dry alcohol county, so please plan accordingly. Ideal for couples to escape away to nature's beauty!

Reviews

Overall
4.9

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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service5.0
  • Value5.0
  • Cleanliness5.0
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Away From It All

5 on September 09, 2017

We so enjoyed this peaceful gem in the woods! The setting couldn't of been more lovely. We were warmly greeted by Alice, Doug, and the adorable Skippy. Our room was cozy and we enjoyed snacks out on our private deck listening and watching the stream that runs along the property. If you're looking for a peaceful getaway, this is definitely the place to go! We are hoping to return again!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review! We're happy you enjoyed your stay, and was able to just relax. We enjoyed getting to know you and look forward to having you back anytime!

- Doug and Alice (innkeeper)


Luxury accommodations in a backcountry setting

4.6 on August 23, 2017

The Owls perch is a luxury accommodation situated deep in the woods. Perched above a beautiful stream, the rushing waters lull you to sleep in the evening after a nice dinner on the porch. The owners are a pleasure to chat with, and leave you as much privacy as you would like. The accommodation is impeccably maintained, tidy and clean. Reasonably priced, it makes the perfect getaway. I would recommend this B&B to anyone without hesitation.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind words! We're glad you enjoyed your stay and got to visit us deep in the woods and appreciated our location and the beauty it offers. Thanks for being great guests and you're welcome back anytime!

- Doug and Alice (innkeeper)


Into the Woods!

4.6 on July 30, 2017

If you are looking for seclusion, quiet and adventure, this place is for you! We were excited to have an experience that took us up into the woods (half an hour in). The scenery is outstanding- the creek below cascades down over rocks. Alice and Doug are lovely, and our room was a fun-sized cabin that completed the ambience. Breakfast was good too! Attention to detail was considered in design and decor. What a fun place to stay! Since Alice had mentioned that their place was removed from town, we ate at The Hub (a converted gas station) before heading in. We wanted to arrive before dark, since we knew the remoteness could present a problem. But Alice's directions took us right to the place! Although the cell will not work, we did put our car's gps on and actually saw Squally Road on it! Be sure to travel while light since the road is narrow at points. Road travel is not for the squeamish. :)

Innkeeper Response
We appreciate your kind review! Thanks for mentioning it's important to follow my directions, which makes the trip to us not as intimidating! We like The Hub's sandwiches too - great little place. We enjoyed getting to know you and welcome you anytime!

- Doug and Alice (innkeeper)


Gorgeous Mountain Getaway

5 on July 24, 2017

The Owl's Perch is a beautiful, off the beaten path mountain getaway! The Squally creek mountain stream is very soothing & a great place to enjoy Mother Nature's true beauty. Doug & Alice's hospitality is top notch & they truly love their perfect getaway to share the experience with others. Thanks Doug & Alice for a wonderful weekend experience!!! Your Chattanooga/Nebraska Friends

Innkeeper Response
Steve and Jane - thanks for the great review! We're so happy you enjoyed your stay. We're glad you enjoyed your "unplug" time and had a chance to see and enjoy the backwoods! We loved sharing our southern adventure story and wish you the best living yours in Chattanooga/Nebraska :) Stay in touch and we'd love to have you return!

- Doug and Alice (innkeeper)


Wonderful and relaxing vacation place

5 on July 17, 2017

We can't say enough of how wonderful our stay was at Alice and Doug's place. This was our first "unplugged" vacation in years and a much needed one. The space is small but well laid out and adequate. It is very clean and has all the essentials we needed. Thoughtful touches throughout the place really shows how caring the innkeepers are to ensure a comfortable experience for their guests. As for the location and setting, couldn't get any better than listening to the river below put you to sleep at night, and waking up seeing the morning sunlight shining through the tree branches right from your bed. We highly recommend this home away from home and would love to come back again.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your very kind review! We are fortunate to have guests like you who truly appreciate where we are! We're glad you got a taste of being "unplugged", to give you time to enjoy the nature around you from a busy life. It was nice getting to know you, please come back anytime!

- Doug and Alice (Innkeeper)


The most wonderful relaxing getaway

5 on July 13, 2017

We can't say enough of how wonderful our stay at Alice and Doug's place. This was our first "unplugged" vacation in years and a much needed one. The space is small but well laid out and adequate. It is very clean and has all the essentials we needed. As for the location and setting, couldn't get any better than listening to the river below put you to sleep at night, and waking up watching the morning sunlight shining through the tree branches right from your bed. We highly recommend this home away from home and would love to come back again.


Amazing

5 on June 15, 2017

This is an amazing place. Beautiful, quiet, calm, surrounded by nature. Words cannot describe having a home-cooked (by the host) hot breakfast on the balcony shaded by tall trees while listening to the sounds of the creek below. The hosts are wonderful, and are a wealth of information on things to do and see in the area. You will not regret your stay.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind words! We're so glad you got the chance to just "unplug" and enjoy the sounds of Squally, and take in the surrounding sites. We're pleased when guests enjoy the area and the beauty - we're looking forward to your return!

- Doug and Alice, Innkeepers (innkeeper)


Backwoods paradise!

4.4 on April 21, 2017

We had a wonderful one night stay at The Owl's Perch. The cabin has everything you might need and more. The décor is precious and comfortable. Breakfast on the deck with the creek as a backdrop was wonderful. We enjoyed meeting Doug and Alice, their dog, Skippy, and foster puppy, Wiley. Don't hesitate to stay here. You will love it!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your nice review Mike and Susie! We're glad you got to visit Squally and see why coming to the backwoods is special. Thank you for being such great guests, please come back and visit anytime!

- Doug and Alice Lumbard (innkeeper)


Wonderful Experience

5 on April 04, 2017

The Owl's Perch is a wonderful B&B in the woods on a beautiful mountain stream. The setting is peaceful & relaxing with nature all around. The guest room is lovely yet rustic with every convenience we needed. The breakfasts were delicious and I was surprised to find a thoughtful birthday treat when we arrived. Innkeepers Doug and Alice are warm & welcoming and we felt comfortable and right at home. They shared their knowledge of the area and the many recreational opportunities that are at our disposal. We highly recommend this wonderful B&B & we can't wait to go back! If you want to be one on one with nature this is the place to go. Russ & Margo

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your kind review Russ and Margo. It's fun hosting great guests as yourself who enjoy the adventure of the old logging road to get here, and the creek we're so happy to share with others! Becoming friends instead of acquaintances is the bonus. Come back anytime!

- Doug and Alice, Innkeepers (innkeeper)


Amazing

4.8 on October 09, 2016

The whole trip exceeded our expectations. The owls perch was absolutely beautiful and all the small details made us feel right at home. Alice, Doug & Skippy were wonderful hosts and shared some of their favorite spots with us and lead us to some incredible adventures. All in all, It is a trip we will never forget!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review, we appreciate it so much! It was fun getting to know you both and sharing our backwoods. You are welcome anytime!

- Doug and Alice, Innkeepers (innkeeper)


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Rooms & Rates

The Owl's Perch

Newly constructed 200 square feet private one room guest house with private deck overlooking beautiful Squally Creek, separate from our residence. Cozy warm interior tastefully decorated with reclaimed barn wood, and tin accents. This little retreat has a queen size bed and private full bath with all linens provided, closet with open shelving for storage, Satellite TV w/DVD player (movies provided or bring your own), land line telephone (no cell signal), A/C, heat, and ceiling fan. Kitchenette has sink, counter height fridge, coffee maker, toaster, toaster oven, hot plate, dishes and pots/pans. Sufficiently supplied to make meals on gas grill. Enjoy your meal on your private deck or in our screened porch at the dining table. Imagine the sound of the creek lulling you to sleep, and waking up among the tree tops. Warm continental breakfast provided. Come and "unplug" at Squally!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $110 - $115

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Location

Location Type

Creekfront, Countryside, Mountains, Rural, Secluded, Small town, Waterview

Airport

Asheville, NC (AVL) 112 miles

Directions to property:

We are off the beaten path, 1.5 miles of a graveled old logging road that has shallow pot-holes, and bumps. Cars have no problems if you have 4 3/4" clearance. Not suitable for cruiser motorcycles. Call if concerned about road condition. GPS AND GOOGLE MAPS IS WRONG - do NOT take Dick Branch Rd, you WILL get lost! Detailed directions will be sent, and cell service is spotty!

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Beach, Casino, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Tail of the Dragon, Deals Gap, Cherohala Skyway, Fontana Lake, Fontana Dam, Santeetlah Lake, Joyce Kilmer Forest, whitewater rafting, waterfalls, ATV trails, dual sport bike trails, bird watching trails at Stecoah Gap and Joyce Kilmer, zipline, marinas, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other

On-site amenities

Outdoor grilling, Parking, Private entrance , gas grill, essentials to make simple meal on grill, private deck

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fridge, Hairdryer, Kitchenette, Movie library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Videos

On-site activities

Birding

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3 pm flexible
  • Check Out:: 10:00 am.
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoke-free room, please only smoke outside.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No Queen size bed only.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Doug and Alice

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Dogs

About the innkeepers

We're Doug and Alice. We retired from IL and moved into our vacation home. It’s the best decision we’ve ever made. This slower paced, small living lifestyle has blessed us with a simpler life and great friendships. We’ve had great adventures and there’s more just around the corner. We'd love to share it with you. We welcome you to come experience Squally living.

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: Flexible
  • Serving Location: Private deck or our screened porch., Guest room

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