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Retreat in the Sky...an Unforgettable Getaway for Two...

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

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Last updated: 08/28/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Bryson City cottage 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 log burning fireplace, a beautiful cathedral ceiling in the Great Room, and an outdoor fire pit for those wonderful 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:
* Check-In after 3:00 pm and Check-Out by 10:00 am.
* 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
* Maximum guests: 2
* Firelog burning fireplace; (firelogs not provided)
* Not suitable for children...
* 3 night minimum...except June, 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 14th 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, 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

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only:

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

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Age 30 or older....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            No exceptions...moreless

          • Not Suitable For Children

          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

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

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

          • Coffee Maker:

            includes coffee and supplies...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            4...moreless

          • Ice Maker
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Microwave
          • Toaster
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Seating for 4 people

          Amenities

          • Wood Fireplace:

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

          • Towels Provided:

            Bath towels and hot tub towels...moreless

          • Parking:

            Large parking area...moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Central Air...moreless

          • Heating:

            Heat pump...moreless

          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Linens Provided
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Living Room seats 4
          • Parking Off Street

          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... maybe it's the comfort, feather beds, 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

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Satellite HD 40 inch TV Dish Network...moreless

              • Music Library:

                A variety of CD's...moreless

              • Books
              • Games
              • DVD Player
              • Television
              • Stereo
              • CD Player

              Communications

              • Computer Available:

                There is not a computer at Retreat. However, guests can use the computers at the Bryson City library for free...and it's only a short distance away! Wifi is available in downtown Bryson City....moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                Wireless Internet is available at the Bryson City library, Cork and Bean, Mountain Perks and at several other locations in town as well. In fact, all of Everett Street has WiFi....moreless

              • Telephone:

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

              Pool & Spa

                  • Hot Tub:

                    Rain or shine, you will love the hot tub! Hot tub is located on screened porch....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    700 feet of outdoor living space....moreless

                  Theme

                  • Romantic
                  • Adventure

                  Location & View

                      • Mountain View:

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

                      Activities

                      • Churches
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Golf
                      • Fishing
                      • Cycling
                      • Swimming
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Rafting
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Hiking
                      • Golf Privileges Optional
                      • Whitewater Rafting
                      • Water Tubing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Gambling Casinos
                      • Antiquing
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Cinemas
                      • Library
                      • Marina
                      • Museums
                      • Live Theater
                      • Restaurants
                      • Mountaineering
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Boating
                      • Shopping
                      • Walking
                      • Fly Fishing
                       

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                      3 night min stay
                      $150
                      $1,050 $3,500
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                      • Tax Rate 10.75%

                      Notes:

                      $75/$100 cash/check cleaning charge to be left at the cabin at checkout for the housekeeper

                      $50 cancellation fee applies to all cancellations


                      Cancellation policy:

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


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                      Location

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

                      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 outstanding. Retreat 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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                      Date last modified - Thursday, August 21, 2014

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                      2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 2

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