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Retreat in the Sky...in the Words of a Guest...'This Place is Beyond Beautiful'

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From the deck ... an ever-changing view!

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Last updated: 06/01/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

A recent guest wrote in our guest book....'this place is beyond beautiful'....

Retreat in the Sky is an unforgettable place to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and all those special times.

Come to the Smoky Mountains and Retreat in the Sky for an unforgettable vacation! Whether you're sport enthusiasts wanting to be located in the hub of all the Smoky Mountain activities... or second honeymooners celebrating your wedding anniversary and hoping for that very special place... or vacationers/seniors looking for rest and relaxation at an incredibly beautiful vacation home....we offer it all.....

Sitting close to the top of Bear Cove Mountain, our guests enjoy our wonderful, like new, very private luxury mountain home...and its great location...in the very heart of the Smoky Mountain activities!!! Special features include a breathtaking view of the Smokies from most rooms including the screened porch and deck, a large deluxe hot tub on the screened porch (where you're safe from all the outside critters), a fire log burning fireplace, a beautiful cathedral ceiling in the Great Room, and an outdoor fire pit for those wonderful woodburning campfires.

In addition to the hot tub, the large screened porch has a teakwood table and chairs and comfortable furniture. The deck is great for relaxing with your loved one on the swing and enjoying the spectacular short and long range views, grilling out and dining on the umbrella table or rocking and enjoying the wonderful feeling that comes with being in the mountains.

But...the master loft bedroom, with it's queen feather 4-poster bed, and its incredible view...will make your Retreat in the Sky and mountain experience a vacation you won't forget!!!

Retreat is centrally located for ALL of the Smoky Mountain activities!! We offer a great location. Just minutes to Bryson City, the Gateway to the Smokies... the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad... Fontana Lake, a beautiful mountain lake where you can swim, fish, and rent a pontoon boat for half or the entire day... the Nantahala Outdoor Center for whitewater rafting, ziplining, horseback riding, biking, and fun restaurants... Cherokee, you can try your luck at Harrah's Casino... Deep Creek for tubing, hiking, and picnics...the Smoky Mountain Country Club which is a beautiful mountain course and open to the public....the Blue Ridge Parkway...where is there a more beautiful drive??? And maybe best of all... Ingles Supermarket is only five minutes away.

But...if you're looking for complete seclusion, getting totally away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life...and doing nothing more than relaxing, reading a good book and enjoying being alone together...You will love Retreat in the Sky...the view is majestic and the only neighbors are the birds and occasional wild turkeys that come to visit...

ADDITIONAL RENTAL INFORMATION:
* We offer a beautiful vacation home
^ One Free night with weekly rental.
* Check-In after 3:00 pm and Check-Out by 10:00 am.
* Unlimited free Wifi
* Signed Rental Agreement required
* No smoking in house or screened porch
* No pets (and no exceptions!)
* Be sure to bring your cell phone; there is no longer telephone service at the cottage...
* Hot Tub is available March 15th through October and is inside the screened porch...that means no bugs or critters or scary outside dark...
* Maximum guests: 2
* Returning guests ask for reduced rate...
* Firelog (not wood) burning fireplace; (firelogs not provided)
* Not suitable for children...
* 3 night minimum...except July and October which are weekly only...
* Our road association does not permit motorcycles or trailers...

Please e-mail us with questions or telephone us to make your reservations. Be sure to visit our other vacation home on vrbo #7436... A Log Heaven. It might be available if Retreat in the Sky is not.

We are celebrating the 15th anniversary since we built and opened our vacation home to guests. We have learned a lot (and are still learning) about what makes a great vacation and what we need to do to help insure that you have one! Ty and I have talked with and met many wonderful new friends who have stayed with us from all over the USA, plus England, Germany, Brazil, China, Norway, Canada and Finland. We thank you for looking at our web page and we hope you have an opportunity to vacation with us at Retreat in the Sky.
Ty and Sandy Nelson

Keywords: Mountain retreat, mountain getaway, mountain chic, mountain cabin, mountain chalet, mountain cottage

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Age 30 or older....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking on deck and of course, the great outdoors!...moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    No exceptions...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Bath towels, hand towels and wash cloths provided...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Bath towels, hand towels and washcloths provided...moreless

Other Amenities

  • What makes Retreat in the Sky so special?? Maybe it's that the road in Bear Cove is mostly paved and you don't need a 4-wheel drive vehicle to reach it, or maybe it's that it's so convenient, only a few minutes to Ingles to pick up those limes you forgot, then maybe it's because of the privacy, it sits up high on the mountain all by itself, you would never have to see or listen to any other vacationers, but then maybe it's the view, whether you're inside or out, the view is everywhere and it's beautiful, could be the hot tub; most hot tubs are outside, yours would be inside the screened porch, you could use it rain or shine and not have bugs or critters...maybe it's the comfort, pillows everywhere, maybe that's it, maybe it's having a deck AND screened porch, sometimes you could even want privacy from each other, or even maybe the outside woodburning firepit for marshmallows and fun. We love it all and we think you will too!!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library:

    A variety of CD's...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Satellite HD 40 inch TV Dish Network...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Romantic

Attractions

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Beautiful short and long range mountain views!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Large parking area...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    There is no longer telephone service at Retreat. However, cell phone service (except for Nextel/Sprint) is excellent!...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels and hot tub towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace:

    Firelogs may be burned in the fireplace from October through April...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    includes coffee and supplies...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Appliances include refrigerator, dishwasher, stove/oven, microwave, garbage disposal...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    700 feet of outdoor living space....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Rain or shine, you will love the hot tub! You don't have to go out in the scary dark with the critters from the woods coming out. The hot tub is inside the beautiful screened porch. ...moreless

 

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning fee $75
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 10.75%

Notes:

$50 cancellation fee when applicable

The cleaning fee is to be left at check out for our housekeepers


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

  • Harrah's Cherokee

    "A short 15 minute drive away. Harrah's is fun, fun, fun. Check their schedule for great en..."

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  • Deep Creek Tube Center

    "Rent your tube for $3 or $4 a day and have the fun of your and your children's life! Spend ..."

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  • Nantahala Outdoor Center

    "Several outfitters for whitewater rafting and ziplining. A great place for the whole family..."

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  • deep creek park

    "Deep Creek is our guests and our favorite place for hiking, for picnics, for tubing and hors..."

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60 Miles
Nearest Airport
Asheville, NC
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Bryson City
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
Smoky Mountain Country Club, Whittier, NC
5 Miles
Nearest Train
Smoky Mountain Railroad, Bryson City, NC
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 74
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Many
40 Miles
Nearest Ski
Cataloochee, Maggie Valley, NC

Car: Necessary

The most exciting new activity has to be ziplining....our guests just rave about how much fun it is...take a ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway... it is unforgettable...pack a picnic lunch (picnic pack for two at Retreat for guests use) and mountain gaze, and you must go to Highlands and Cashiers (great shopping and restaurants) and visit all of the waterfalls in the area, the Biltmore Estate in Asheville is only one hour away...you should plan to spend the entire day as there is so much to see, go for a hike at the Joyce Kilmer forest or Deep Creek, visit Dollywood and stop at all the outlets on the way, Win some $$ to take home at Harrahs Casino in Cherokee and enjoy a great dinner there as well. You will NEVER run out of things to do. Or, never leave, sit on the deck at Retreat in the Sky and enjoy the privacy, the wonderful view and each other!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1998

About the owner: Ty and I have been sharing our vacation home, Retreat in the Sky, with guests for over fifteen years. It has been fun, sometimes very challenging...but most of all...a rewarding experience. Our goal is... and has always been ....to provide a wonderful vacation experience for our guests..

Why the Owner Chose Bryson City:
We fell in love with Bryson City the first time we visited. It is quaint, friendly and surrounded by beautiful mountains. We found the perfect spot to build our second home. It's close to the top of Bear Cove Mountain in the Smokies. Our view is beautiful. Retreat in the Sky has a privacy that is hard to describe. Our first home is three hours away and fifteen years later, with our car packed with all our stuff, heading for Bryson City and our Retreat in the Sky, we're still excited.... after all these years, we still can't wait to get there.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Sitting on the swing on our deck...enjoying the beautiful view...is the ultimate in relaxation. Retreat in the Sky can only be reached by driving up the private road and then you drive up some more on our paved driveway. We are not on the road so no one can see us or drive by us. So you see, we also have the ultimate in privacy. We not only have a beautiful deck filled with flowers and a wonderfully landscaped setting, but a large screened porch complete with hot tub and a great place to hang out. We're only five minutes from Ingles Supermarket, the quaint town of Bryson City and only ten minutes from just about everywhere else.


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  • From the deck ... an ever-changing  view!

    From the deck ... an ever-changing view!

  • Welcome to Retreat in the Sky...the vacation home to fall in love with...

    Welcome to Retreat in the Sky...the vacation home to fall in love with...

  • The swing, the beautiful flowers, dining out...you'll love the 40' deck!

    The swing, the beautiful flowers, dining out...you'll love the 40' deck!

  • A Great Room ...filled with books, magazines and lots of relaxation!

    A Great Room ...filled with books, magazines and lots of relaxation!

  • A fire-log burning  fireplace to warm those cool, romantic nights....

    A fire-log burning fireplace to warm those cool, romantic nights....

  • You will love the openness of the Great Room, Dining area and Kitchen!

    You will love the openness of the Great Room, Dining area and Kitchen!

  • The "Great" Room ... a great place to relax...

    The "Great" Room ... a great place to relax...

  • The dining area ...

    The dining area ...

  • Umbrella table, rockers and large swing...life is good!

    Umbrella table, rockers and large swing...life is good!

  • Large hot tub on our screened porch...rain or shine....always ready!

    Large hot tub on our screened porch...rain or shine....always ready!

  • Girls Just Wanna Have Fun....Tubing at Deep Creek, Bryson City, NC

    Girls Just Wanna Have Fun....Tubing at Deep Creek, Bryson City, NC

  • It looks like a park, doesn't it? It could be your front yard!

    It looks like a park, doesn't it? It could be your front yard!

  • Beautiful flowers, birds, privacy and an unforgettable view!

    Beautiful flowers, birds, privacy and an unforgettable view!

  • Retreat in the Sky ... for that special occasion....just the two of you!

    Retreat in the Sky ... for that special occasion....just the two of you!

  • A TRUE Panoramic View!  Miles and Miles of Mountains....

    A TRUE Panoramic View! Miles and Miles of Mountains....

  • Whether you cook in .... or go out, you'll love the kitchen!

    Whether you cook in .... or go out, you'll love the kitchen!

  • A great table for dining in, playing cards or games....

    A great table for dining in, playing cards or games....

  • Come to Retreat in the Sky for a relaxing vacation...just the two of you! .

    Come to Retreat in the Sky for a relaxing vacation...just the two of you! .

  • The view from the 4-poster bed is unbelievable!

    The view from the 4-poster bed is unbelievable!

  • One of our favorite places...the screened porch...

    One of our favorite places...the screened porch...

  • Enjoy your morning coffee on the screened porch!

    Enjoy your morning coffee on the screened porch!

  • Queen bed ... sleep tight!

    Queen bed ... sleep tight!

  • Fun for all ages!!!   Whitewater rafting on the Nantahala River...

    Fun for all ages!!! Whitewater rafting on the Nantahala River...

  • Amazing sunsets right from your deck! (or from your Master Bedroom)

    Amazing sunsets right from your deck! (or from your Master Bedroom)

VRBO #3362

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Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 06/01/2015
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