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If you are looking for a private mountain retreat within the beautiful Nantahala National Forest, then Creel Lodge at Middle Creek is the place for you!

Creel Lodge offers first-class accommodations nestled within a magical woodland setting with exceptional guided trout fishing by Turning Stone’s Fly Fishing. The property boasts over a mile of private water on Middle Creek with two magnificent waterfalls and an abundance of wild rainbows and occasional wild brown trout. The stream is stocked with rainbow, brown, and the occasional brook trout.

Creel Lodge is within 30 minutes of Highlands's charm and fine dining and is only about an hour from Cashiers. Historic Franklin, NC, is a short 15-minute drive and 30 minutes to the Great Smokies.

Lodge Rates

Two Bedroom Lodge

$475 per night

  • includes main-floor bedroom and second-floor bedroom.
  • Maximum - 4 guests
  • 2-night minimum stay
  • Plus applicable taxes & cleaning fee

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Additional Information

Bookings are limited to 12 nights per month. Reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Creel Lodge cannot accommodate pets.

Creel Lodge property cannot be fished without the Lodge stay and an official guide.