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Sugar Plum Cabin

If you’re in the mood for a mountain getaway,  come spend some time in our newly renovated log cabin on Sugar Plum Lane in  Maggie Valley, NC.  Located in a very well maintained setting of vaction  and residential homes, the cabin has fully paved access for year round access,  immense woodwork and trim, a gourmet kitchen, huge deck with a billiards room, a  view of Ghost Town Mtn and a central location just a few miles from the Blue  Ridge Parkway or Maggie Valley shopping and dining. New central heat and air are supplemented by a large wood stove in the living  room, the kids will love the bunk room and air hockey table, there is a gear  room downstairs for outdoor equipment and 3 enclosed garage bays for motorcycle  storage.

Rates average $200/nt, $1100/wk with 4 BR, 3.5  Baths and sleeps up to 16.  Please visit our reservation page at Vacation  Rental By for availability, rates and reservations.


Cypress Paddles

Hand Made Solid Cypress Boat Paddles

Now that you have your new wooden boat built and finished, how do you get from the dock to your fishin’ hole (or retrieve your hat after a stiff gust)?  You need a hand made paddle!

What better accessory for your newly completed wooden boat than a handmade, solid cypress paddle?  Now we don’t waste time around here with overly fancy show boats, and the same holds true for our paddles.  Forget about laminated strips, our Gator Tails are carved out of a single plank of swamp cypress, they’re handmade, so they have a little variation, not like those store brands imported from China that delaminate after a few months and a couple of whacks at your brother-in-law.  Best of all, it’s pure Cypress, so even after years of wear, it’s not going to rot out on you.

We will send your paddle unfinished so that you can match it to your boat, or we will finish it for you with marine poly for no extra charge, but once it’s coated, you can’t alter the color with stain.

So let old Cajun Bob make you a paddle, he’ll even hand-stamp it for you…but hurry, Bob isn’t getting any younger and we don’t know how long we can keep him at the workbench!



Lengths:  39″ or    60″


Available   in 39″ or  60″ sizes


Paddles   are stamped and ready for finishing to match your boat…or we’ll put a poly   finish on it for you, just let us know on the order form which you prefer.


Our   torture-testers approve.
The 39″ paddles shown here are a perfect size for kids, or for use with   our Piro and Gator sneak models.


Pick   your size, or get one of each!


A   couple of paddles with a custom finish to match a boat.

Gator Tail Paddle:  $25 each, or 2 for $40
(includes US shipping…contact us for international rates)


Lengths:  39″ or    60″