Sunrise & Sunset Mountain Views, Decorated for Christmas. Borders National Park
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- Minimum stay:2-7 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
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.
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- 2010 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Considered:
- Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
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
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 11
- 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
- 4 - Jetted tub in alcove of bedroom.
- Air Hockey
- Books For Kids
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Game Room:
- Games For Kids
- Music Library:
- Pool Table:
- Away From It All
- Autumn Foliage
- Theme Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Activities Guide
- Air Conditioning:
- Alarm Clock
- Baby Gate
- Basic Soaps
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer
- Gas Fireplace:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Paper Towels
- Parking Off Street:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Sofa Bed
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet:
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
(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
- Child's Swing
- Deck / Patio:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
early December - 4 people
Nov 29 - Dec 17, 2015
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $13 per night, per additional guest
Dec 18 - Dec 24, 2015
2 night min stay
Jan 3 - Mar 3, 2016
2 night min stay
Mar 4 - May 27, 2016
2 night min stay
May 28 - Aug 27, 2016
7 night min stay
Sep 30 - Oct 15, 2016
2 night min stay
Nov 23 - Nov 26, 2016
3 night min stay
Christmas/New Years 2016
Dec 16 - Jan 1, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Housekeeping $110 + tax
- Reservation Fee $40 + tax
- Pet Fee $50 + tax
- Tax Rate 12.75%
Rates are subject to change until confirmed.
$50 per dog pet fee.
Downpayment with payment in full 60 days in advance. All credit cards accepted.
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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.
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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Rustic cabin decorated for Christmas Holidays December - January
At ~2400' you are often above the clouds, watching eagles soar. Close to heaven.
Elf on the Shelf visits every year from Thanksgiving - January
Great Room at Above the Clouds - nothing but Views on 3 sides of cabin
Breakfast View of RoundTop Mountain & the Smokies - Wears Valley below
Main Level Master Bedroom -- Mountain Views east and south; HDTV. 23' high 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
Located 20 minutes from Pigeon Forge, 1/2 way between Gatlinburg and Cades Cove
View of sunrise over the top of Cove Mountain on a frosty morning
Located on a flat ridge, cabin has a small yard with swing set, sliding board
Winter View from the deck of Above the Clouds. Photo taken 1/22/2014.
View to the south-west, looking at the GSMNP over the first foothill.
Great Room has queen sleeper sofa, recliner, propane fireplace, HDTV
View into Great Smokies Mountain National Park from hot tub with waterfall
Game Room Loft - Roundtop Mountain on the left getting the morning sun!
Main level bedroom - views of top of Cove Mountain (we are on a flat ridge)
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
Family cabin has games, hiking, close to Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg
Walkway leads to the other cabins (only 8 total) and summer Swimming Pool
Parking and ramps to wheelchair/handicap accessible cabin near Pigeon Forge
Mountain-top swimming pool shared by only 8 cabins. Book early for summer!
This listing was first published here in 2007.
Date last modified - Saturday, November 28, 2015
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