Ship Shak on the River


Tiny home hosted by Kyle

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bed
  3. 1 bath
Self check-in
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Stay “inside the box", at our unique 20' shipping container. This studio space boasts gorgeous sweeping views of the Tuckasegee river. You may not want to leave the sounds and views of the river, even with charming downtown Bryson City less than one mile away and the entrance to the Great Smokies National Park with its walking trails and waterfalls only minutes away!

The space
Set on a beautiful river view property, our Shipping Container Studio home is the perfect location for your Bryson City getaway. Watch the river go by from the comfortable chairs on the covered porch or fire pit area. The Great Smoky Mountains train, a scenic passenger train ride, also passes by a couple of times per day!

Step inside the Ship Shak to discover a well appointed space, while small, has all the touches you expect: a comfy queen bed, kitchenette, flat screen internet TV, and a spacious bathroom with a shower.

1 dog is allowed for a fee. Please review "house rules" for details.

What to Bring:
coffee for drip coffee pot
coffee condiments

*We provide a starter amount of toilet paper, paper towels, trash bags etc. These are meant to last a day or two. If you're booking a longer stay, you will want to bring more of these items.

Traveling with others? Check out our other homes located on this property.
*Time Flies on The River
*Rivers Edge

Looking for something in Town? Check out our downtown properties:
*Bryson City Tiny House
*The Bryson City Flat

Going tubing on Deep Creek?? Come see us at Deep Creek Lodge and Creekside Tubing! We are located directly on the park boundary at 1881 Deep Creek Rd. We offer tubing, food, ice, firewood, ice cream, bike rentals, Outpost store and a tubing discount for any of our Airbnb guests :). Tubing runs from Memorial Day to labor day.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom area
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Air conditioning
Hair dryer

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4.99 out of 5 stars from 256 reviews


Where you’ll be

Bryson City, North Carolina, United States

Ship Shak is located in the town of Bryson City but feels more remote and removed from town life. You have access to Deep Creek, which is part of the Smoky Mountains National Park, in minutes. AND! this location is less than a mile to the heart of downtown Bryson City. It's really the best of both worlds! The house is located on the Tuckaseegee River with the Smoky Mountain Scenic Railroad and Old River Road fronting the property. Guests enjoy watching the tourist train pass by, especially in November and December when it's decorated for the Polar Express! Old River road is also a great resource offering prime river access or take a leisure walk down the long dirt road!

Hosted by Kyle

  1. Joined in December 2015
  • 1,941 Reviews
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  • Superhost
A single father who enjoys small town living in the Great Smoky Mountains. I enjoy road and mountain biking the roads and trails in western North Carolina.


  • Lisa

During your stay

The best way to be in touch with us is through Airbnb messaging, but we are available via text or phone. Access for the Ship Shak Container home is through keypad door lock and allows for check in after hours.

Kyle is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Heights without rails or protection
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy