Although our cabins are tucked away in the beauty of the mountains, they are still just a short drive away from downtown Murphy! This adorable small town with a population of just 1,700 resembles a Norman Rockwell painting and features unique shops, tempting restaurants, scenic walks and more! Here are the top 4 reasons to visit downtown Murphy during your stay at our Murphy NC cabin rentals:
1. Pleasant Town Walks
If you are looking for the perfect place for an afternoon stroll, just head into downtown Murphy! This is your chance to see for yourself why this lovely town is known as the City of Flowers! Take a pleasant walk to discover the flower and tree lined streets, as well as many historic buildings that have been restored to their original state. When staying in our cabins from May through December, you won’t want to miss the Murphy Art Walk on the 1st Friday of every month! This event takes place from 5 PM to 8 PM and features artist demonstrations, musical performances, food and a chance to meet some of the friendly locals!
2. Fantastic Dining Options
Another reason to visit downtown Murphy during your stay at our Murphy NC cabin rentals is to experience the town’s fantastic dining options! You will find a variety of tempting restaurants for all tastes, including some great lunch spots! When you are looking for a romantic meal for two, head on over to Murphy’s Chophouse for the finest in gourmet cuisine, wines and cocktails! If you prefer something more casual, visit Rib Country BBQ for some baby back ribs, pulled pork and bar-b-que chicken! Other popular restaurants in town include the Red Brick Deli, Bistro 29, Parson’s Pub and Shoebooties Cafe.
3. Cherokee County Historical Museum
The Cherokee County Historical Museum is a fascinating museum in downtown Murphy that displays the rich history of Native American and pioneer settlers in the far-western corner of North Carolina. While exploring the museum, you will find a collection of more than 2,000 Cherokee artifacts that have been assembled over a span of 50 years by local resident Arthur Palmer! The museum also features 40 exhibit panels with drawings and photographs that interpret local Cherokee history and culture, over 700 collectible dolls, and vintage household items that were used by early pioneer settlers in the county.
4. Unique Shops
When staying at our Murphy NC cabin rentals, you are just minutes away from all of the unique shopping opportunities in downtown Murphy! There are several wonderful art galleries, as well as plenty of specialty shops where you can purchase a souvenir to take home! One of the most popular shopping destinations in Murphy is Marketplace Antiques, where you will find a huge range of antique items from the area and local artwork! Some of the other specialty shops in town include the Black & White Market, Blue Ridge Olive Oil Company and the Curiosity Shop Bookstore.
Check out all of our Murphy NC cabin rentals today to enjoy a relaxing vacation in the mountains! We look forward to seeing you soon!