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RUSTIC retreat w/pool 1 mi. to Smoky Mtn Ntl Park

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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
5 guests
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This RUSTIC retreat is a wonderful escape from modern amenities and will allow you to get back to nature in a very private, magnificent mountain setting. 5000 ft elevation with 360 degree views of the Smoky Mountains. Ample hiking trails, easily accessible to Smoky Mountain National Park. After a day of hiking, relax in the hot tub or refresh in the private, rustic SPRING FED pool. The home is older, VERY RUSTIC and does not include modern amenities - no air conditioning. SPECIAL NOTE: due to the high elevation and design of the home (lots of glass), it is not suitable for small children or the elderly. The grounds include a nature trail, accompanied by a hand made rail fence, that leads to the private fish pond. The road to the house is GRAVEL but in good condition. Natural beauty...This RUSTIC retreat is a wonderful escape from modern amenities and will allow you to get back to nature in a very private, magnificent mountain setting. 5000 ft elevation with 360 degree views of the Smoky Mountains. Ample hiking trails, easily accessible to Smoky Mountain National Park. After a day of hiking, relax in the hot tub or refresh in the private, rustic SPRING FED pool. The home is older, VERY RUSTIC and does not include modern amenities - no air conditioning. SPECIAL NOTE: due to the high elevation and design of the home (lots of glass), it is not suitable for small children or the elderly. The grounds include a nature trail, accompanied by a hand made rail fence, that leads to the private fish pond. The road to the house is GRAVEL but in good condition. Natural beauty and rustic architecture have been carefully carried throughout the grounds in order to create a magnificent, SECLUDED mountain top setting. Two stone fireplaces will keep you warm and toasty during the cool fall evenings. RUSTIC spring fed pool closes just after Labor Day. Pool is NOT heated. Please plan to arrive during daylight hours - no street lights in the mountains. Sports cars, convertibles, motorcycles and RV's are NOT recommended for the driveway. All wheel drive cars and mid size SUV's are encouraged. The home is RUSTIC, older and lovingly worn. If you are expecting a newer home, this will not meet your expectations. Please plan accordingly. Please read the entire description thoroughly before booking. This home is for nature lovers and people who want to experience the rustic lifestyle of the mountain region. The POOL is rustic and is spring fed which means it will be very cool most of the summer. No Diving allowed since pool is 2ft-5ft deep. Swim at your own risk - owner assumes no responsibility. When booking, you acknowledge review of the Spa and Pool Regulations posted in this listing. Please enjoy our unique, rustic retreat designed by Norwegian architect, Bernardo Rostad. Be prepared to see lots of wildlife and amazing sunrises !!! *Do NOT book via RedAwning Property Management. They are not authorized to advertise this home.More
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L. B
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2012
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This home is for nature lovers and people who want to experience the rustic lifestyle of the mountain region. Please do not book this home if you are expecting modern amenities. The road to the home is GRAVEL and about 2 miles from the main paved road & there is no air conditioning. Lots of wildlife in the area.
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Reviewed 6 September 2019

Fantastic home with a Frank Lloyd Wright flair. The owner/renter is very good AND honest with her description. Read it carefully. She points out why it may not be the place for you in very clear terms. Refreshing to see...but her description was exactly what...More

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank dougp220
Reviewed 21 June 2019

I booked this rental as a birthday gift for my husband, and he absolutely loved it. You definitely need 4-wheel drive to get to the cabin, and at times you wonder if you are going the right way - but trust your GPS, it takes...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank Paige M
belllee, VR Owner at RUSTIC retreat w/pool 1 mi. to Smoky Mtn Ntl Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2019

Thank you for your kind review. You were a pleasure to host and we hope you visit again soon.

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Reviewed 19 June 2019

We booked this trip months in advance, as a "getaway" for me and my husband. The view every morning was spectacular. The town was only a short drive away for fun activities and cute shops. The home itself is secluded, which is fantastic however there...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank Aly W
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Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

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Date of stay: November 2018
belllee, VR Owner at RUSTIC retreat w/pool 1 mi. to Smoky Mtn Ntl Park, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2018

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Reviewed 1 October 2018

The location is wonderful! A beautiful rustic home surrounded by gorgeous views of trees and local fauna!

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Herschel313
belllee, VR Owner at RUSTIC retreat w/pool 1 mi. to Smoky Mtn Ntl Park, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2018

Herschel, thank you for staying at our cabin. We welcome you back anytime!!!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
DVD Player
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Hot Tub
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Dryer
Towels Provided
Dishwasher
Freezer
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Books
Ceiling Fans
Stereo System
TV
Parking
Microwave
Mountain Views
Linens Provided
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Internet Access
Toaster
Patio
Deck
Fireplace
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About the neighbourhood
The retreat is located on 25 secluded acres just steps away from the Smoky Mountains National Park - Divide Trail. The road to the home is gravel, but easily accessible. Activities located within a 10 mile radius include: Harrahs Cherokee Casino, Downtown Waynesville Shopping, Maggie Valley, Cataloochee Dude Ranch and Ski Slope, Lake Junaluska, fishing, and three beautiful golf courses. Asheville, NC or Greenville , SC are the closest airports.
Getting around
Please plan to arrive during daylight hours. Sports cars, convertibles, motorcycles and RV's are NOT recommended for the driveway. All wheel drive cars and mid size SUV's are encouraged. The property is located on a GRAVEL road adjoining the Ski Slope so due to the high elevation and weather conditions, the home is closed starting November 15th and reopens Memorial Day weekend.
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