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Secluded Smoky Mtns Paradise Views Hiking Nature Cool Temps

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Last updated: 09/10/2014
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  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Cherokee house description

PLEASE READ ENTIRE LISTING Twin Creeks Retreat is a cottage-style home perched high in the Plott Balsam Range of the Great Smoky Mountains. THIS IS NOT A EVERYDAY RENTAL, but it is a unique retreat, a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of every day life. There are few places like this that you don't have to hike into and camp to enjoy. Instead of walking, drive up the mountain (Four wheel Drive is recquired, due to the varying conditions of the good gravel road) and you will be amazed when you arrive at this hidden oasis exactly a mile high (5280') in the wilderness.

Nestled among the rhododendrons, you'll enter upon the spacious deck, being drawn into the great room with kitchen, dining, and living area. The natural pine paneling gives a cozy warm feeling to accompany the convenient gas log woodstove in the living area. However, you will be immediately attracted to the large sunroom and amazed at the commanding views into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, clear to Mount Leconte in Tennessee.

The House features a fully furnished modern kitchen with dishwasher and microwave oven. The front bedroom offers the view with a queen-size bed; the back bedroom has two twin-size beds.
Day beds in the sunroom offer additional sleeping and are great for kids or guests.


Outside, there are over 650 square feet of decks; front, back, and below to enjoy as well as the yard, gardens and fire pit.

We request no smoking indoors.

A half mile trail directly out the back door will take you to the high ridge trail where you can choose to go on another half mile east to Black Rock, at 5800 feet, an unbelievable rock outcropping with phenomenal 360 degree views. To the west, the trail goes a mile and a half to the Blue Ridge Parkway at Waterrock Knob. Our neighbor along this ridge is a 1595 acre Nature Conservancy tract. Adjoining this tract is the town of Sylva's Pinnicle Park of 1088 acres. The Nature Conservancy has recently acquired the 60 acres adjoing Twin Creeks to the West. (a combined park area of more than 3000 acres)very significant ecological and wild area.) Another half mile walk from the house takes you to sunset point, a special place to enjoy any time of day, an unforgetable spot to end it. There are many other great places to discover and hundreds of acres to explore and enjoy. Wildflowers, wildlife, waterfalls, and pristine nature are in abundance here.

While you will find it hard to leave, there are a variety of activities in the area. Catch dinner in a local stream, rafting on the Nantahala (40min), or exploring the exciting city of Asheville(1 hr), all within an easy drive are just a few choices. The Blue Ridge Parkway, Cherokee, Sylva, and Maggie Valley are all close by. Harrah's Cherokee Casino 21 minutes.

If solitude, peace and tranquillity are what you are seeking, come vacation in style at Twin Creek Retreat!

REMINDER: This is one of the higher elevation homes East of the Mississipi. There is a long pleasent drive up the mountain to get there and we Recommend Four Wheel Drive. Conditions can change at any time. Please don't inquire if you can drive your 2 wheel drive vehicle. Many people can, but I can not gaurantee You can.
The Remote location prohibits internet access. It is possible that mobile Hotspots may provide you with service. Verizon seems to work best for cell phone service. Enjoy the peace. Leave the internet behind.

3 Night Minimum Stay. 1 week during peak seasons

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Pets Considered:

                Please inquire $75.00 pet fee...moreless

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Refrigerator


              • Air Conditioning:

                Cool Mountain Breezes! no AC needed. 60degree high/ 45 degree low August 11 2012!...moreless

              • Gas Fireplace
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Washing Machine

              Other Amenities

                  • gas woodstove, Refrigerator with Ice Maker, Grill (BBQ), No Smoking indoors, Small pets allowed with approval and deposit...moreless


                  • Television
                  • DVD Player
                  • VCR
                  • Stereo
                  • CD Player

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Deck / Patio

                  Location & View

                      • Mountain View:

                        Spectacular long range mountain views of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park...moreless


                      • Theme Parks
                      • Mountaineering
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Cycling
                      • Hiking
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Swimming
                      • Fishing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Rafting
                      • Water Tubing
                      • Antiquing
                      • Shopping
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Boating
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Walking
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Gambling Casinos
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Restaurants
                      • Museums
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Whitewater Rafting


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                      Nightly Rate .. $125-$150/night. depending on number of guests
                      BEAT THE HEAT SPECIAL!!August Rentals 7 nights $850.00 total charge!! BOOK NOW!!
                      August Special requires Sat-Sat stay.  4-6 Guests $900.00 total charge 
                      Weekly Rate ... $750-$900/week. plus taxes and cleaning fee
                      3 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY. 7th night FREE! TYPICAL 7 NT Stay w/fees $1100.00
                      additional costs 11.00% State & Local Tax. $85 Cleaning Fee. Pets $75.00 fee
                      Available April through December (Weather Permitting).
                      50% deposit   Balance due 2 weeks prior to stay. Please review full listing.

                      Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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                      Last updated: 09/10/2014
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                      waterfalls, sunset point, Great Smoky Mtn, National Park, Whitewater Rafting, casino, Biltmore house, Blue Ridge Parkway


                      Owner info

                      Why the Owner Chose Cherokee:
                      This is the most pristine park like property I found after many years of looking. It is very remote and that is the appeal. It takes a bit of effort to get here, but once you have arrived the stress of everyday life melts away.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Relaxing, going for walks in the woods, THE PHONE DOES NOT RING. Cooking meals with family and friends and the ever changing incredible views.

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                      Speaks: english



                      • Front of the House

                        Front of the House

                      • Living Room and Kitchen

                        Living Room and Kitchen

                      • upstairs queen

                        upstairs queen

                      • morning view from sunroom

                        morning view from sunroom

                      • lower level. 2 queens and half bath

                        lower level. 2 queens and half bath

                      • cloudscape


                      • Sun Room

                        Sun Room

                      • Sunset view from the sunset point

                        Sunset view from the sunset point

                      • Fantastic Views from House

                        Fantastic Views from House

                      • Awesome Views from Blackrock

                        Awesome Views from Blackrock

                      VRBO #20224

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                      This listing was first published here in 2003.

                      Date last modified - Monday, August 18, 2014


                      3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

                      View calendar: Updated 09/10/14
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                      (828) 231-7270 (North Carolina, USA)

                      Speaks: english
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