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The Sabbath House a Luxury Get Away in the Great Smokies

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The Sabbath House Lodge


Last updated: 05/06/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

The Sabbath House is not your usual mountain rental cabin. It is a lodge that was designed specifically to house retreats and gatherings for families and small groups. The Sabbath House is the perfect location for family reunions, group retreats, and small weddings. The 5000 square foot lodge, completed in 2008, is constructed entirely of white pine logs. Located in the Alarka Community just outside of Bryson City, NC, The Sabbath House is a unique retreat house that provides a peaceful environment where friends and family can truly reconnect with each other.

The lodge has eight individual bedrooms each with its own private bath. The bedrooms feature custom bedding and window treatments. Five bedrooms have a set of twin beds, and three have both a twin and a full size bed. One bedrooms is handi-capped accessible. The main portion of the lodge features a large, two-story gathering room with a stone wood burning fireplace, comfortable Mission style sofas and chairs, and dining tables and chairs for 16-20. The loft has a comfortable seating area and library as well as a baby grand player piano. An additional gathering room located downstairs is the perfect place for playing games or watching movies.

The kitchen is furnished with professional grade stainless steel appliances (two ovens, a glass cook top, microwave, ice maker, trash compactor, dishwasher and commercial refrigerator/freezer, numerous small appliances).

A covered porch with rocking chairs runs the full 155 foot length of the lodge, offering an ideal place to visit with friends and family and enjoy the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains. A second covered porch with out door seating and an open deck with a fire pit are located on the lower level. These provide a great place for making smores and enjoying the beautiful night sky unobstructed by the lights of the city.



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Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 5000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 19-20

Bathrooms: 8 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • baby grand piano, 155 foot front porch with rocking chairs overlooking the Great Smoky Mountains, quiet and peaceful...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Ping Pong Table...moreless


  • Family


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 18 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Parking available for 10-12 cars...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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Year Round
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2015
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $250
  • Taxes Not included


Holiday rate-$750 per night (MLK, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years)

$350 deposit to confirm reservation. Balance due 30 days prior to arrival. Payment by cash or check.

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Last updated: 05/06/2015
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70 Miles
Nearest Airport
Asheville, NC
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 74

Car: Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: Jim Strickland and Rachel Lackey are co-directors of The Sabbath House. The mission of Sabbath House is simply to provide a place where people may experience Sabbath. The lodge hosts retreats for clergy and other care givers throughout the year, but the space is also available for family reunions and other gatherings.

Why the Owner Chose Bryson City:
The Sabbath House has been a dream of ours and our board of directors for many years. The lodge was actually built mostly with volunteer labor over a six year period.

The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
The Sabbath House is not just another cabin rental in the mountain--it is a place where people can truly get away from the hectic pace of everyday life and get back in touch with what is really important.

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Speaks: english

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  • The Sabbath House Lodge

    The Sabbath House Lodge

  • Rocking Chairs on The Front Porch

    Rocking Chairs on The Front Porch

  • Dining area and kitchen

    Dining area and kitchen

  • One of The Eight Bedrooms

    One of The Eight Bedrooms

  • Downstairs seating area

    Downstairs seating area

  • Sunrise from the front porch

    Sunrise from the front porch

  • The View from the Porch

    The View from the Porch

  • The lower deck

    The lower deck

  • Seating area in front of wood burning fireplace

    Seating area in front of wood burning fireplace

  • Each room has a private bath

    Each room has a private bath

  • The Sabbath House in the Snow

    The Sabbath House in the Snow

  • Original art work

    Original art work

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The Sabbath House a Luxury Get Away in the Great Smokies

Bryson City #286695

8 BR  8.5 BA  Sleeps 20

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