What our Guests are Saying

Michelle & Steve

Overall Rating *****
This cabin is a gem in the woods with all of the creature comforts of home. Zoe and Eric are fantastic hosts and pay attention to every detail and keep the cabin impeccably clean. The dog friendly location is fully fenced in and has all of the amenities for your dog including dog beds, toys, a creek to cool down in, and space to run and play. Murphy is 5 minutes away for anything you forgot to bring. You are close to gorgeous motorcycle rides through the mountains, great hikes, and amazing white water rafting. This was a fantastic getaway and Zoe and Eric are the best hosts!

Ryan's Review

Mountain Creek Retreat - 5 min to Historic Murphy
Ryan
Overall Rating 5 Stars

This amazing cabin is set in the forest... quiet, peaceful, so relaxing, but only a short drive away from the town center of Murphy should you need to go out. There was plenty of room for our dog to run around the large safely fenced-in grounds. The cabin itself was clean, well equipped and beautifully decorated, it felt like the inside was brand new. There were so many little thoughtful touches from the hosts around the cabin. We only stayed one night due to our travel plans but did change some of our plans to spend the morning enjoying a coffee on the large balcony overlooking the woods wishing we could stay longer. We will certainly try to return! Thanks to the hosts for a fantastic stay!

Abby's Review
Mountain Creek Retreat - 5 min to Historic Murphy
Abby

Overall rating  *****

Public review
Zoe and Eric’s place is fantastic! It’s private but super close to Murphy, the mountains, and great hikes (which is why we came!). Easy check-in, and they had wine, snacks, and dog treats for our pup waiting for us when we arrived. They also left fresh eggs and even brought us more after we used them all for breakfast the first day. The cabin was the perfect size for our family (2 adults, 2 kids, 13 and 11, and our dog!). We built a fire inside every night and watched movies from their DVD collection before bed. The kitchen is fully stocked with all devices you could ever need, plus standard cooking ingredients (olive oil, flour, spices, etc), condiments, and coffee essentials. Plus tons of extra towels, toiletries, blankets, etc. And it was super clean!! We will definitely be back to Zoe and Eric’s place - we travel to Murphy frequently to hike and have stayed in several different places, but this was the best one yet!
Barbara's Review
Overall Rating *****
Mountain Creek Retreat - 5 min to Historic Murphy
Barbara
Public review
We frequently use Airbnb, Eric and Zoe's cabin is the most amazing Airbnb we've stayed at so far. They thought of everything. Their attention to detail is unmatched. The cabin is adorable, it's very pet-friendly with a large fenced-in property. Our dogs loved it. Also, it's only a few minutes from town but you feel so secluded with an abundance of deer. We enjoyed meeting Eric, Zoe was out of town. Next time. We can't wait to go back.

Corrine Review

Overall Rating *****

Look no further! This is the perfect cabin with perfect hosts. Arrival was easy and inviting - lights on, holiday decorations, and soft music. It felt like coming home. The cabin is in a great location, close to town but secluded as well, and exceptionally clean. The amenities provided we're so thoughtful - fresh eggs from their chickens, a bottle of wine, and everything to make our dog feel welcome - a bed with stuffed animal, bowls, and treats. This was a birthday getaway from Atlanta and we never left! Cooked and grilled, enjoyed the fire pit and porch, read, listened to music, and watched movies. The fenced-in property was wonderful for our dog to explore safely. We had a perfect weekend. Thank you so much, Eric and Zoe! This was our first of many visits to come. We'll definitely bring the motorcycle this spring.

Zoe & Eric

Response from you: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and look forward to having you stay with us again! Book early, we fill up fast! E&Z

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    Lindsay
    Overall Rating *****

    We are a family of 5 who recently traveled from Florida to get a little taste of the crisp air over Thanksgiving break. We were so pleased to find Eric and Zoe's place at an affordable price. From the beginning, they were very quick to respond to our questions and gave us great directions to find the location...which is off the beaten path! Everything was so clean and ready for our visit. We took our 4 yr. old lab with us too, and they had doggy treats, dishes and even a dog bed available to use. It was the little touches that impressed us so much....they truly are thoughtful in the way they present the cabin and have so many necessities available for use. We loved the space and how it was decorated...and the yard was completely fenced in, so there was a lot of room to roam! Everything was available for us to make a bonfire, or play board games, or watch movies with extra cozy blankets. 🙂 Thanks again, Eric and Zoe, for helping us make so many memories!

    Zoe & Eric

    Response from you: Thank you! We take a lot of pride in our cabin and providing our guests with a stress-free memorable experience. We are very happy you and your family enjoyed your stay! Come back and see us again! E&Z

 

John's Review

Overall Rating *****

Zoe and Eric were awesome. Thanks to their local tips and recommendations our "hurrication" from the low-country was filled with great family memories and spectacular new sights and adventures. Fires Creek Rec Area for hiking, picnic, and playing in the creek under the falls. Deep Creek for tubing fun. Coker Creek up the road in Tennessee for an awesome hike and more playing in the waterfalls. What a great trip.

Zoe & Eric

Response from Zoe & Eric:
Thank you John, We are a happy we could accommodate you during such a trying time. Your family and pup were great guests and we look forward to your next visit under much better circumstances. There are so many outdoor activities to do up here, and we are glad that you guys took advantage of many of them. We love making great memories!

Kelly's Review

Overall Rating *****

Zoe and Eric are amazing hosts! They go above and beyond making sure you have everything you need to enjoy your stay. We HIGHLY recommend staying at their amazing cabin....especially if you have doggies!! Seclusive location, large lot and fully fenced in yard for small dogs....EXCELLENT!!! They were even gracious enough to invite us over for some football, with our (Website hidden by Airbnb) fun! Thank you again Eric and Zoe for being Top Notch Hosts.

Zoe & Eric

Response from Zoe & Eric:
Kelly, Wade and fur family, it was so nice to meet you and we appreciate that you chose Mountain Creek Retreat for your holiday. You were perfect guests and we do hope you come back to see us in the near future. We love to hear our guests say, "everything was perfect" Than you again! Zoe & Eric

Owen's Review
Overall Rating *****
The Mountain Retreat is an amazing place to stay in Murphy- close to everything you need yet tucked away into the woods where it’s quiet and cool. The place is super neat, rustic but with full amenities. Comfortable beds, comfortable bathrooms, porch sitting.... what more could you ask for? We’d stay again in a heartbeat.
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Response from Zoe & Eric:
Thank you, Owen! A good review from an Airbnb Superhost like yourself means a lot. We are so happy you enjoyed our private gem in the forest! We do hope to have you back in the future Zoe & Eric
2019
Carrie's Review
Overall Rating *****
What a gem!!! When we pulled up to the cabin, we were so excited. We walked in and there was soft music playing, wine on the table, treats for our dog, and even treats for us! They had a detailed binder of information about Murphy, NC waiting for us. Everything from local restaurants to fun activities included! Tons of brochures for food, fun and hiking. Lots and lots of informative books on the local nature. They even had a local author’s book collection on the table that we could purchase. (My husband bought them and couldn’t put them down!) The cabin itself is adorably decorated. From rocking chairs and a swing on the porch to recliners in front of the fireplace, it is super cozy! There are bear decorations everywhere! True cabin feel everywhere you turn. Ceiling fans were super helpful for this pregnant lady, as well as all the kitchen utensils and amenities you’d ever need! They had dvds, games, and even an assortment of throw blankets to cuddle up with! There’s a grill out front and a fire pit on the property. We walked our dog every day and he loved exploring! We saw deer on the property many times, as well as down the road on our way to town. The drive to and from town is gorgeous, but not far at all! Perfect for quick grocery, dinner, or shopping trips. Murphy is a quaint, small town. Everyone is incredibly nice! We especially loved the MAC Art Center and Gallery. Everyone seems so proud of where they work and what they’re doing. We spent most of our time at the cabin and we were all sad to leave. We definitely look forward to returning!
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Response from Zoe & Eric:
Thank you for the thoughtful review. We work very hard to create an experience that will exceed our guest's expectations. We are so happy your visit was outstanding and look forward to your next visit!
2019

 

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Alesia
Had an amazing stay with my family at Zoe and Eric’s place! Very clean! Lots of info about the area and everything you could need if you forgot to bring anything! Even had a complimentary bottle of wine and fresh eggs! So peaceful and quiet! We got to meet Eric who was very friendly and very attentive to any of our needs! highly recommend!!
Heidy
We enjoyed our stay at Zoe & Eric’s place! The cabin is located in a really nice area surrounded by nature! As soon as we walked in it felt like home. They provided a really nice binder with instructions and just about everything you need to know for your stay. We were able to find what activities to do around the area thanks to the pamphlets that they provided. They are really nice people and were very communicative throughout our stay. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a comfortable place to stay in Murphy, North Carolina! Thank you Zoe & Eric!
Greg
Outstanding! Beautiful cabin. Perfect location. Hosts were amazing. Great communication. The best part of our stay was how comfortable we felt. We didn't want for anything. We wish we could've stayed longer. We enjoyed the seclusion of the cabin, but liked that downtown was right around the corner. During our stay, we went whitewater rafting, kayaking, and to the casino. We enjoyed food from Brothers across from Walmart and our hosts were very entertaining. Thanks Zoe and Eric! We will return.
Our Guests Love Us!  5 Star
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Our Guests Love Us! 5 Star Rating!