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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Whittier, North Carolina

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volvett50
Lewisville, North Carolina
1 review
“Tgiving weekend getaways”
Reviewed 3 December 2017 for a stay in November 2017

Very nice with incredible views. My husband enjoyed the driveway up to the cabin! Very nice and clean with all we expected and more. Great getaway

Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
4 Dec 2017
Thank you for taking the time to review Shooting Star Ridge cabin.. We're glad that you enjoyed your stay and recommend the cabin and our company. Please keep us in mind for your future trips. As a VIP repeat guest you'll receive a 10% discount off any of our cabins or your 7th night free."
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Kermit R
1 review
“Met all our expectations.”
Reviewed 8 October 2017 for a stay in August 2017

The cabin is fresh and appears to be relatively new construction. It is close to the attractions(things to do) near Cherokee and vicinity. There are unlimited trout fishing opportunities if that's your interest. It is easily located, and easy to drive to it. The access switch-back driveway is not as bad as I was led to believe. It could be nasty during freezing snow or an ice storm if you're not driving an appropriate vehicle. The cabin is nicely decorated and well furnished. Request additional towels at booking if you are a towel buff. All in all, it was a great choice.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
9 Oct 2017
Thank you for taking the time to review Shooting Star Ridge cabin. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and recommend our cabins and our company, Please keep us in mind for your future trips. Asa VIP repeat guest, you'll receive a 10% discount of any of our cabins or your 7th night free
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Shirley H
Northumberland
Level 6 Contributor
96 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Fantastic lodge, fantastic views!”
Reviewed 13 May 2017 for a stay in April 2017

The lodge was exactly like it was on the pictures. The furniture, fixtures and fittings were superb and the deck, hot tub and view was great. The sofa was so comfortable and it was lovely chilling on there in front of the fire.

The drive up there was a little hairy for someone who has never driven up on roads like that before but after the first time where I was hyperventilating I was like a pro.

We took far too much stuff with us like toilet roll, washing powder etc. - they said there was only starter pieces - but to be honest we were only there 3 nights and there was only the two of us so there was more than enough. We bought insect repellant but there was even that there.

I loved getting up early on the morning going on the deck up amongst the clouds - just great.

I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again, recommend it and also book through Great Smoky Cabin Rentals again as they were really good. Communication with them was excellent.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
16 May 2017
Thank you so much for taking the time to review Shooting Star Ridge. We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay and that you would recommend us and wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. As a VIP Repeat Guest when you do stay with us again you will receive either a 10% discount or your 7th night free.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
clarkcham...
Simpsonville, South Carolina
1 review
“BEAUTIFUL HOME WITH AMAZING VIEWS”
Reviewed 22 March 2017 for a stay in February 2017

Enjoyed the location and activities. Enjoyed the Casino with the fine dining. Used the grill for a wonderful meal. Our friends from Indiana loved the views as did we. We will return.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
27 Mar 2017
Thank you so much for taking the time to review Shooting Star Ridge. We're so glad that you enjoyed the cabin and its views. We're glad that you want to return -- when you do as a repeat guest you will receive your choice of a 10% discount or the 7th night free when you stay a week.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
missv346
Gainesville, Georgia
1 review
“Awesome”
Reviewed 26 February 2017 for a stay in February 2017

The cabin was wonderful, met all our expectations plus! View is gorgeous.
Would definitely return to same cabin.

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
27 Feb 2017
Thank you for taking the time to review Shooting Star Ridge. We appreciate your feedback and are glad you enjoyed the location of the cabin and the views. We appreciate that you would recommend us to others. We also hope to see you again -- as a VIP repeat guest you will receive a 10% discount or the 7th night free on your weekly rate."
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
littlemou...
Raleigh, North Carolina
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A Little Piece of Heaven”
Reviewed 18 October 2016 for a stay in September 2016

This was the best cabin we have ever rented! The layout of the cabin was great, it was very clean and the view of the mountains was spectacular! My husband & I spent many hours in the gazebo drinking wine, eating dinner & having our morning coffee. The hot tub under the stars was wonderful and we enjoyed the fire pit once the sun set. We would definitely rent Shooting Star again in the future.

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Liked best: The view from the gazebo
Liked least: No cutting board in the kitchen
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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Management Response
20 Oct 2016
Thank you for your review of Shooting Star Ridge cabin. We are pleased that you enjoyed the cabin and the amazing view. Thank you for choosing Great Smokys Cabin Rentals.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
LordPug
West Allis, Wisconsin
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“More amazing than we even dreamed it could be!”
Reviewed 26 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

We stayed in the Shooting Star Ridge for 3 nights in June (2015) for our 8 year wedding anniversary and it utterly fantastic! A lot of people say they don't want to leave a place ... but this was truly painful to have to leave. Had I known it would have been so awesome, I would have scraped together as much money as I could to stay even longer. I think you need at least 4 nights to really feel like you've had a long enough stay!

The entire process from booking to checkout was flawless and brilliantly planned out. We paid the remaining balance and promptly received directions via email to the cabin along with a lock box code to get the keys right from the cabin front door. No need to stop by an office or anything. Super easy! The cabin was pretty much immaculate. Only the most OCD neat freak would have any issues here. The amount of attention to detail throughout the cabin was impressive. There were instructions for pretty much everything. They even had the warranty information for the Serta mattress in the drawer of the night stand!

This was our first stay in a mountain cabin, and truly, you cannot even begin to grasp the awesomeness of the views through pictures. You just have to see it in person. It was breathtaking! And we also enjoyed the fact that there was a great deal of privacy at this cabin as well. You could sort of see a cabin or two off in the distance, but you really do feel very secluded. All you ever really hear is the wind in the trees and a bird or two. So peaceful!

The mountain roads were definitely a new experience. Was a little scared at first look seeing the steep inclines, but the car really didn't have a problem after giving it some gas.

If I HAD to find one thing wrong... we could not get the hot tub to cool down much at all. I wonder if they have some way to lock in the temperature and not allow anyone to change it? On a 90+ degree day, it would have been nice to have the water a bit cooler than the 100-102 it always was at, but maybe it was just too hot outside? But really that's just nitpicking, it was still a wonderful hot tub. It was nice though to be able to jump out after sweating it out in the tub and go over to the gazebo and cool off under the outdoor ceiling fan. We loved the gas grill, it worked great. The fire pit was also very nice. Would have appreciated having some firewood provided to use, but we were able to make do with fallen tree branches and such. The beds were very comfortable. The reclining sofa and couch we super comfortable too! Appreciated the TV, soundbar, subwoofer in the living room.

So much to appreciate, I could go on and on. If you are thinking about a cabin in the Smoky Mountains, I believe you would be hard pressed to find a better one than this. Loved every minute of our stay here and we will definitely be back someday!

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: The incredible view
Liked least: Hot tub wouldn't cool down below 100
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
3 Jul 2015
Thank you for taking the time to review Shooting Star Ridge. We're so pleased that you enjoyed the cleanliness, the location, and the Living room setup with the soundbar.

As far as I know that hot tub model typically is set at 100 degrees. In the summer I can understand why you'd want to turn it down to enjoy it more. I'll check with maintenance staff, but it seems like 100 degrees is the average for what they're set at.

Please keep us in mind for future vacations. As a VIP repeat guest you'll receive a 10% discount. When you stay for a week we give our seventh night free in the weekly rate.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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