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Outside balcony with a glimpse of glass wall and floating side balcony

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Last updated: 02/23/2012

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Private Homes, Stoplight 3 chalet description

If you are looking for something truly magical, and are looking for a great view of the Appalachians,and you may be a J.R.R. Tolkien or a C.S. Lewis fan. Buck Horn is the Place for you and your family. Buck Horn,is the nick name the house was given by the locals. Buck Horn was one of the first homes built before the opening of the National Park and the 11 acres it sits on was chosen for its commanding view of Mount LeConte (the 3rd tallest mountain in the Appalachians by only 16 feet, elevation 6593 feet) and the mountain range that leads to the famous New Found Gap. There is so much history that goes with this place, it's hard to put in a few short paragraphs. So, when you would like more detail's on Buck Horn, please contact me at my email or my cell to chat about all her wonders.


Wow, where do I begin? The house was designed and built by Bruce McCarty in the late 40's, and completed in 1952. The house is of Frank Loyd Wright inspiration, as this was Bruce's influence while he attended Princeton and through out his career. The house began as a family retreat for all seasons. The site for the home was picked just after Tennessee was awarded the Site for the entrance into the Great Smoky Mountains.

Bruce wanted it to be special where the family could gather for all types of family events, and this being Bruce's first house he designed and built he was looking for just the right spot and boy did he find it. I consider it his master piece and we are talking about the fellow who designed the World's Fair in Knoxville (see wikipedia Bruce McCarty) I could be a little partial. The local newspaper wrote an article about Buck Horn upon it's completion in 1952 claiming such revolutions as complete with washer and dryer, sleeps 14, hot water heater, and full kitchen and bath. The construction is unique in that the whole lower floor is constructed of giant flag stones,polished wood inner wall's and ceiling's, and of 18 inches of solid granite that was recovered from the foot of Mount Le Cont (not one piece of sheet rock in the house).

The den area was designed to give you the feeling you are sitting under a shade tree situated as to have a picturesque view of Mount LeConte. With its massive fire place,polished hard wood ceilings, built in viewing couch, large flag stone floors that continue through the 18 foot soaring windows out onto the veranda over looking mighty Mount LeConte, you have the feeling of being outside, as this was the intent.The guest who have stayed at Buck Horn comment on how they loose sense of time and find it hard to leave ,even with it being so much to do in the local and surrounding area.The view from the den is all inspiring no matter what the season it could be the fall with the changing of the leaves as you watch the colors change as they rise up the face of LeConte or when it snows and you are nestled by a roaring fire and you seem to be out side in it as it flutters on to the veranda ,or the spring when the bloom begins and the colors abound every where you look.If you have read the Lord of the Rings it's like your own private Rivendell,and when the Fire flies are in action you can almost hear the elf's singing. .

Also, on the lower level, there is a spacious fully equipped kitchen, half bath, laundry room, and a cozy home theater with 62' Pioneer Elite Plasma Monitor with Yamaha and Harmon Cardin surround system. The seating in the theater is a custom wrap around couch that is stuffed with the equivalent of 20 down blankets(too comfy). The upper floor is a cantilevering masterpiece constructed of 12' clear pine polished walls,vaulted ceilings, with floors that look as if they are from an old Chris Craft Boat.

Two of the three bed rooms have private balconies that seem to float magically a great place to start your morning with a cup of coffee or a place to catch up on that book you have been dying to read, and they are connected by a masterful cat walk that over looks the valley leading up to Mount LeConte. Just like the lower level, there are windows galore all with custom brass rolling screens. The upper level wraps up with a full bath, a third bedroom with an amazing view and plenty of closet space.

I would love to have you come and enjoy the wonders of Buck Horn and her great history. Buck Horn is designed to be used year round.

Property Type

      • Chalet

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Smoking Allowed:

            On deck and verranda area only....moreless

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

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • One of a Kind Home Theater in an All Granite Viewing Room, DVD Library, Book Library, Art of All Types, Ice Cold Mountain Well Water....moreless

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • Music Library
              • Video Library:

                Large catolog of titles...moreless

              • VCR
              • Stereo
              • CD Player

              Attractions

              • Cinemas
              • Museums
              • Theme Parks
              • Live Theater
              • Restaurants
              • Zoo
              • Health/Beauty Spa

              Leisure Activities

              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Antiquing
              • Horseback Riding
              • Horseshoes
              • Boating
              • Shopping
              • Shuffleboard
              • Miniature Golf
              • Wildlife Viewing

              local services and businesses

                  • Fitness Center

                  Location Type

                      • Mountain View:

                        You will have a commanding view of Mount LeConte from all room's and the valley that leads up to it's peak at over 6800 feet.In the fall it is over welming with the leaf change,and in the winter the snow cap on LeConte is breath taking....moreless

                      sports and adventure activities

                      • Racquetball
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Snowmobiling
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Hot Air Ballooning
                      • Kayaking
                      • Basketball Court
                      • Rafting
                      • Hiking
                      • Hunting
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Skiing
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Spelunking

                      Dining

                          • Dining Area

                          forms of payment

                              • Accept Credit Card

                              General

                              • Covered Parking:

                                For Motor Cycles...moreless

                              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                                Bike trailer...moreless

                              • Wood Fireplace:

                                Very large built to heat whole house...moreless

                              • Telephone
                              • Linens Provided:

                                600 count sheet on all beds...moreless

                              • Washing Machine
                              • Clothes Dryer
                              • Fireplace
                              • Sofa Bed
                              • Firewood
                              • Paper Towels
                              • Toilet Paper
                              • Broadband Access
                              • Internet
                              • Towels Provided
                              • Parking
                              • Wireless Internet:

                                And yes we have wifi but on request we can disconnect....moreless

                              • Iron & Board
                              • Parking Off Street

                              Kitchen

                              • Dishwasher
                              • Catering Available
                              • Kitchen:

                                Kitchen is fully equipped.If you are having a special event house has large set of fine crystal,bone china,and silverware...moreless

                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Cooking Utensils:

                                everything you could want...moreless

                              • Stove

                              Outside

                              • Balcony:

                                2 Floating private balconies off bed rooms.Amazing ...moreless

                              • Wood Deck
                              • Outdoor Grill Gas
                              • Outdoor Grill
                              • Patio
                              • Outdoor Furniture
                              • Deck / Patio:

                                Patio has out door fire pit and plush seatung and umbrella to enjoy the sutes and sounds of the smokies....moreless

                              Payment Type

                              • Visa
                              • Mastercard
                               

                              Reviews

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Base Rate
                              3 night min stay
                              $150 $150
                              Fri, Sat, Sun
                              $1,050 $4,500
                              Winter
                              Jan 1 - Mar 31
                              3 night min stay
                              $150 $150
                              Fri, Sat, Sun
                              $1,050 $4,500
                              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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                              Calendar

                              The property's calendar has not been updated in over 29 months. You can contact the manager for availability or look for properties with confirmed availability

                               

                              Location

                              45 Min to Knoxville,1.5 Hours to Ashville,15 Min to Pigeon Forge.

                               

                              Manager info

                              Year Purchased: 2002

                              About: We at Buck Horn take pride in servicing our clients. No request is too small! We strive to make your vacation as enjoyable as possible. We are glad to help with arranging activities through-out your stay, even if it's only directions or a suggestion where the kids might like to go and have some kid time. Please feel free to contact us as the need arises. Having grown up in the area, I have a pretty good working knowledge of what might just be going on during your visit. Hope to see you very soon at Buck Horn.

                              Why Private Homes, Stoplight 3:
                              I enjoy being a type of inn keep. I love sharing information about our area and the going-ons of the many things to see and do during your stay at Buck Horn.I have motor cycled extensively in this area and would love to share some of thoughs hidden rides you only hear or read about.So yes I am biker friendly.I have plenty of room to accommodate trailers for your bikes and covered area to park your ride under. We know you have a choice as to where you choose to spend your vacation, and we strive to make it as comfortable, enjoyable, and hassle free as we may. Buck Horn is not a condo, time share, or one in a grouping of houses they call Chalets. Buck Horn sits on 11 acres of private land for your enjoyment with plenty of privacy, but just minutes to Gatlinburg,Pigeon Forge,Cherokee and the entrance to the Smokies.The local trolley even picks up at the foot of the drive and runs until 11 p.m. We cater to people that want a more private stay but still want to be close to attractions. Hope to see you soon at Buck Horn!


                              Contact us

                              Speaks: english, Interpreter on hand to handle your needs

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                              Photos

                              • Outside balcony with a glimpse of glass wall and floating side balcony

                                Outside balcony with a glimpse of glass wall and floating side balcony

                              • Den with view of kitchen

                                Den with view of kitchen

                              • Guest bedroom showing extravagant woodwork down the hall

                                Guest bedroom showing extravagant woodwork down the hall

                              • Front of the house

                                Front of the house

                              • Floating Canoe and Floating Cat Walk that connect sleeping area.

                                Floating Canoe and Floating Cat Walk that connect sleeping area.

                              • Steps leading to entrance

                                Steps leading to entrance

                              • Custom theater with wrap-around couch and 62" flat screen

                                Custom theater with wrap-around couch and 62" flat screen

                              • Master bedroom with windows galore

                                Master bedroom with windows galore

                              • Upstairs hallway overlooking Mount LeCont through beautiful glass wall

                                Upstairs hallway overlooking Mount LeCont through beautiful glass wall

                              • Extior shot of entrance by the Ivy wall.

                                Extior shot of entrance by the Ivy wall.

                              • Built in Viewing couch by fire place over looking Mount Le'Conte

                                Built in Viewing couch by fire place over looking Mount Le'Conte

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                              This listing was first published here in 2010.

                              Date last modified - Friday, June 13, 2014

                              $150 per night (USD)
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                              3 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 12

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