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Incredible 360 Views, Hike Into National Park or Just Relax at Unique Cabin

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RELAX while kids play, or take a hike up Cove Mountain - lots to do right here!

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Last updated: 09/02/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Wears Valley cabin description

Above the Clouds is loaded with all the comforts of home including hi-speed wireless internet. Paved road all the way to the top-plenty of parking. Bring the family and enjoy two separate game rooms.

Truly wheelchair accessible as it was built for it. Feel free to call for details and read guest reviews!

Far enough away from the cities so that at night you can see the constellations and Milky Way overhead from lower 'stargazing deck' or the upper 'sunrise deck.'

Choose from 2 Master Bedrooms each with King bed and entrance to bathroom with Roll-In Shower. Main level BR has a TV, lower level BR has TV and a jacuzzi tub. 3rd Bedroom has bunk beds, TV, Air Hockey & large bathroom. Large Loft has Twin Sleeper Sofa, 7' Billiards table, Darts, TV, full bath & Views. Great Room has gas Fireplace, TV, comfortable seating for 5, Queen Sleeper Sofa. Kitchen is fully stocked with 6 qt. Slow Cooker, Blender, Coffee Maker, etc. Dining table seats 8, breakfast bar seats 4. High Chair, booster seat and pak-n-play available by request.

This real log cabin was designed to take advantage of the views with multiple decks and lots of glass/picture windows. Much of the furniture is custom built, including the log pool table in the loft level game room with spectacular views. Wheelchair accessible via outdoor ramp to lower level gets you to the air hockey table and lower level bedrooms.

The cabin is decorated in a Smoky Mountain wildlife theme, with lots of bears and raccoons. The centerpiece of the Great Room and loft is a two story wildlife sculpture!

Hi-speed wireless internet means you can bring your laptop and stay connected -- though you may prefer to sit out on one of 5 decks and feel the peace. This cabin is very private - nothing but views on three sides, and lots of room on the 4th side. The two back decks (facing the spectacular valley/mountain/sunset view) leave you feeling alone and at one with the universe.

The first floor has a full kitchen, great room with gas fireplace, huge picture windows, master bedroom and large bathroom with lots of counter space and roll-in shower. Satellite HDTVs in the great room, game room, rec room and 1st floor master bedroom. The back deck has rockers, swing and a hot tub.

The lower level has another master suite. This bedroom has a Jacuzzi tub in addition to the walk-in shower in private bath. It is wheelchair accessible by ramp from the outside. The 'third' bedroom is a combination recreation room with an air hockey table and TV. The beds here are a full over queen log bunk bed. There is a 2nd bathroom on this level - large with a bathtub/shower.

The cabin has a small yard and playground. There is an animal path beyond the playground that leads to the very top of Cove Mountain, about a mile up. The elevation at Above the Clouds is approximately 2400 feet, but no worries: this cabin is not a cliff hanger.

There is a boardwalk that takes you over to the swimming pool that is shared by only 8 cabins. The boardwalk itself is another great viewing spot of the valley and mountains!

Just six miles away is the Wears Valley entrance to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Take this scenic drive to get to Gatlinburg or Cades Cove. Pigeon Forge is also easy to drive to with all of its shopping, restaurants and entertainment, but you may find that you want to spend some days and evenings at home, since there will be plenty to do right here. Wears Valley is known as 'the peaceful side of the Smokies.' Come be our guest and restore your soul.

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 2010 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            Ramps to front & back doors w/level thresholds, two roll-in showers, extra wide doors 3 feet exterior and 2 1/2 feet interior doors, wider hallways, kitchen with low microwave, light switches within easy reach, lever handles and more. Enjoy easy access for the elderly as well as those who have a disability that makes moving around more difficult. The main level is fully wheelchair accessible and scooter accessible. The lower level is wheelchair or scooter accessible via an outdoor ramp....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking is allowed on the outside decks only -- PLEASE use provided sand cans -- cigarette filters are LITTER and fire hazards. We SERIOUSLY do not tolerate smoking inside the cabin....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            small yard with private playground. High Chair, booster seat and Pak-n-Play crib available by request....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            You must be at least 25 years old to reserve this cabin....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Pet fee applies. Large dogs welcome....moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 11

          • Convertible bed(s): 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

            queen sleeper sofa in living room; twin sleeper sofa in loft...moreless

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            on main level. Has TV/DVD...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 2 bunk bed

            double over queen bunk bed. Has TV/DVD...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 king

            On lower level - has jacuzzi tub and TV...moreless

          • King size beds (2) One in each of the two master bedrooms. The lower level master bedroom is wheelchair accessible via an outside ramp., Baby Cribs (1) Please request this before check-in so we can have it available for you. It is a Pak-n-Play - holds children up to 35 inches tall and 30 pounds., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Queen sleeper sofa in the Great Room. Located in the Loft GameRoom is a double chair that opens to a twin sleeper sofa., Bunk Beds (1) Full (double) over Queen log bunk bed in the RecRoom/3rd bedroom...moreless

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            Roll in shower with pull down shower seat. On main level....moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Loft level...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Lower level; off the bunk bed room...moreless

          • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower, jetted tub

            Lower Level - large roll-in shower....moreless

          • 4 - Jetted tub in alcove of bedroom.

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            For accessibility, the microwave is set under the countertop **6 quart Slow Cooker *** high chair or booster seat available by request***...moreless

          • Dining:

            Dining table seats 8 plus 3-4 more can sit at breakfast bar. High chair or booster seat by request....moreless

          • Catering Available:

            Grocery Delivery available from www.SmokyMountainGrocery.com. Call 865-366-7261 - super service!!...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            usually Salt & Pepper, Sugar & Creamer (not guaranteed). Other spices....moreless

          • Microwave:

            The microwave is located under the bar for accessibility....moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            uses flat-bottom filters...moreless

          • Ice Maker
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Child's Highchair
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Oven
          • Seating for 8 people

          Amenities

          • Living Room:

            Great Room has big picture windows with views of the mountains, HDTV, fireplace, comfortable seating for 5....moreless

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            Arrangements can be made to leave a trailer or large vehicle in the Valley....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            front loading washer - starter supply of detergent provided...moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            room for 2 - 3 cars and additional space very near by....moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Heating
          • Towels Provided
          • Clothes Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • playground/swing set; picnic table, Walk/Roll-in showers in both master bathrooms....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Video Games:

                Wii Games- bowling, tennis, golf and more Also ask for list of Board Games...moreless

              • Music Library:

                CDs- country, rock and Christmas selected titles...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                (5) HDTVs - 42' in Great Room...moreless

              • Video Game Console:

                Wii video game console...moreless

              • Game Room
              • Games
              • Pool Table
              • DVD Player
              • CD Player

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet:

                High Speed (shares 6 MB download speed)...moreless

              • Telephone:

                Free long distance within the USA...moreless

              Pool & Spa

              • Communal Pool:

                Pool with mountain/valley views is for the exclusive use of the 8 cabins in this private community....moreless

              • Jetted Tub:

                This is in the lower level master bedroom....moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Balcony:

                (4) Two covered porches/decks facing southwest overlooking Wears Valley and mountains. Hot tub on upper (main level) deck. Two covered porches/decks on the northeast side for viewing sunrises....moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                Stargazing Deck -- see the milky way & constellations! Count the shooting stars! Picnic table w/seating for 6-8 plus 18' overhang for wheelchair...moreless

              • Wood Deck

              Theme

              • Family
              • Away From It All

              Location & View

                  • Rural

                  Activities

                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Hiking
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Groceries
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Shopping
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Antiquing
                  • Waterfalls
                  • Restaurants
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Playground
                  • Museums
                  • Forests
                  • Cinemas
                  • Churches
                  • Caves
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountaineering
                   

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  September 2014
                  Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $185
                  $1,110
                  Fall 2014
                  Oct 1 - Nov 8, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $310
                  Late Fall
                  Nov 9 - Nov 20, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $210
                  Thanksgiving 2014
                  Nov 21 - Nov 29, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $350
                  $2,100
                  Early Winter
                  Nov 30 - Dec 18, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $210
                  Christmas/New Years 2014
                  Dec 19 - Jan 3, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  $350
                  $2,100
                  Winter 2015
                  Jan 4 - Feb 12, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $185
                  $1,110
                  Summer 2015
                  May 16 - Sep 4, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,950
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $210
                  $1,260

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Pet Fee $50 + tax
                  • Housekeeping $110 + tax
                  • Reservation Fee $40 + tax
                  • Tax Rate 12.75%

                  Notes:

                  Rates are subject to change until confirmed.

                  Downpayment with payment in full 60 days in advance. All credit cards accepted.


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                  Last updated: 09/02/2014
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                  Location

                  31 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  McGhee Tysons Airport (Knoxville)
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Wears Valley Road (321) and Covemont Road
                  16.3 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Ober Gatlinburg
                  2.9 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Grandmother's Kitchen (cash only)

                  Car: Necessary

                  Grocery Delivery service available!

                  Ridgetop cabin with panoramic views of Wears Valley and the Smoky Mountains to the south and west, toward Gatlinburg, Smokies, and Pigeon Forge to the north and east. Close enough to everything, yet semi-secluded and peaceful. 20 minute drive to Pigeon Forge, 27 mins. to Dollywood. 5 mins. to GSMNP entrance. If you want to visit Cades Cove early in the morning -- this is a great starting point. Beautiful drive through the Park -- cabin is located half way between Cades Cove and Gatlinburg.

                  Explore Townsend - the Quiet Side of the Smokies. Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center has free areas & minimal admission -- very interesting! Caves, bike riding & good restaurants in and near Townsend also.

                  There are only 8 cabins on this dead end road -- this is not one of those cookie cutter resorts! 3 cabins are owned by my family -- great for a reunion - ask about renting multiple cabins!

                  Summertime - Private swimming pool is shared by only 8 cabins.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2007

                  About the owner: Connie & Paul Hartke own several vacation rental properties. Connie manages our two cabins in the Smoky Mountains and runs our online real estate school. Paul co-owns a very busy real estate company in Northern Virginia and is our school instructor. We reside on Lake Audubon in Reston, VA with our 6 pound Burmese cat.

                  Why the Owner Chose Wears Valley:
                  The Views. Come see and you will understand. We fell in love with the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and bought our first cabin, Eagles View, in 2005. Above the Clouds was purchased in 2006. We love the friendly people in the area and hiking in the park. Both cabins were destroyed in a fire in March 2007, so we rebuilt and were renting again by Thanksgiving. We visit several times a year to hike to a new waterfall and keep our cabins in A+ shape.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
                  'Above the Clouds' has a unique central beam with wildlife carvings by a local artist. The cabin is truly wheelchair accessible, including the lower level game room! Located 1/2 hour or less from Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge (10 miles), Sevierville and Townsend. Less than a 10 minute drive to the Smoky Mountain Park. 'Above the Clouds' is a deluxe cabin with the best views in the entire area. It borders the Great Smoky Mountains and overlooks Wears Valley with one of the most scenic, panoramic views in the Smokies. A previous guest said 'everyone should see this view at least once in their lifetime.' This rental is pet friendly and handicap accessible with a mountain boardwalk along the ridge over toward private community swimming pool.


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                  • RELAX while kids play, or take a hike up Cove Mountain - lots to do right here!

                    RELAX while kids play, or take a hike up Cove Mountain - lots to do right here!

                  • View into Great Smokies Mountain National Park from hot tub with waterfall

                    View into Great Smokies Mountain National Park from hot tub with waterfall

                  • Game Room Loft - Roundtop Mountain on the left getting the morning sun!

                    Game Room Loft - Roundtop Mountain on the left getting the morning sun!

                  • Lower Level Master BR has a glorious view of the mountains & valley.  King bed.

                    Lower Level Master BR has a glorious view of the mountains & valley. King bed.

                  • Double over Queen Bunk Beds, air hockey, doorway to 2nd master BR, lower deck

                    Double over Queen Bunk Beds, air hockey, doorway to 2nd master BR, lower deck

                  • Deck -- for Stargazing and charcoal grilling - picnic table (not pictured)!

                    Deck -- for Stargazing and charcoal grilling - picnic table (not pictured)!

                  • Located 20 minutes from Pigeon Forge, 1/2 way between Gatlinburg and Cades Cove

                    Located 20 minutes from Pigeon Forge, 1/2 way between Gatlinburg and Cades Cove

                  • Mountain-top swimming pool shared by only 8 cabins. Book early for summer!

                    Mountain-top swimming pool shared by only 8 cabins. Book early for summer!

                  • Family cabin has games, hiking, close to Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg

                    Family cabin has games, hiking, close to Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg

                  • View of sunrise over the top of Cove Mountain on a frosty morning

                    View of sunrise over the top of Cove Mountain on a frosty morning

                  • Walkway leads to the other cabins (only 8 total) and summer Swimming Pool

                    Walkway leads to the other cabins (only 8 total) and summer Swimming Pool

                  • Smoky Mountain views from all 3 levels of the cabin -  spectacular sunsets

                    Smoky Mountain views from all 3 levels of the cabin - spectacular sunsets

                  • Breakfast View of RoundTop Mountain & the Smokies - Wears Valley below

                    Breakfast View of RoundTop Mountain & the Smokies - Wears Valley below

                  • Great Room at Above the Clouds - nothing but Views on 3 sides of cabin

                    Great Room at Above the Clouds - nothing but Views on 3 sides of cabin

                  • Main Level Master Bedroom -- Mountain Views east and south; HDTV.  23' high bed.

                    Main Level Master Bedroom -- Mountain Views east and south; HDTV. 23' high bed.

                  • Lower Level master bedroom w/Jacuzzi tub & private bath w/roll-in shower

                    Lower Level master bedroom w/Jacuzzi tub & private bath w/roll-in shower

                  • Air Hockey is accessible to those who can't manage the stairs by an outdoor ramp

                    Air Hockey is accessible to those who can't manage the stairs by an outdoor ramp

                  • Rustic cabin decorated for Christmas Holidays December - January

                    Rustic cabin decorated for Christmas Holidays December - January

                  • At ~2400' you are often above the clouds, watching eagles soar. Close to heaven.

                    At ~2400' you are often above the clouds, watching eagles soar. Close to heaven.

                  • Make reservations for Fall now!

                    Make reservations for Fall now!

                  • Picnic table has an 18' overhang to accommodate a wheelchair. Charcoal grill.

                    Picnic table has an 18' overhang to accommodate a wheelchair. Charcoal grill.

                  • Parking and ramps to wheelchair/handicap accessible cabin near Pigeon Forge

                    Parking and ramps to wheelchair/handicap accessible cabin near Pigeon Forge

                  • Winter View from the deck of Above the Clouds.  Photo taken 1/22/2014.

                    Winter View from the deck of Above the Clouds. Photo taken 1/22/2014.

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