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2005 Built 4BR on Lj Retreat Center Grounds! Tree Top Living!

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Last updated: 10/18/2014

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Lake Junaluska house description

Our Mountain Retreat is overlooking a protected native garden that has the most comprehensive collection of plants from this area. This 2 story 4 bedroom/2 bath home was custom built in fall of 2005. The house has central heat and air-conditioning, although it is rarely needed due to the mountain breezes. It has an inverted floor plan to take advantage of the beautiful views from its many large windows. The main floor has a masterbedroom suite (Queen) with a separate soaking tub and stand up shower. The living areas are all hardwood floors. A beautiful artisan stacked stone gas log fireplace anchors the livingroom. The bedrooms are luxuriously carpeted and spacious. Three additional bedrooms are downstairs (1 King , 2 Queen,3 singles, plus Daybed w/pop up trundle), along with a bathroom that mirrors the master bathroom. There are two covered porches where family and friends tend to gather. The double swing on the top porch for the adults and two separate swings downstairs for the kids. The View is ever changing. In the summer the house is surrounded by trees and gives a tree house perspective. In the fall and winter, there are long range views of the surrounding mountains. During the spring, the Corneille Bryan Native Garden is in full bloom right in front of the house. Bird Watchers take notice!
We are in the heart of the Smoky Mountains, at the mouth of Maggie Valley, and 2 miles from quaint downtown Waynesville, NC. Our house is located on the grounds of the Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center. It is a 5 minute walk to the lake shore and activities. Amenities include:
*On-site Golf and Clubhouse
*Outdoor Pool-open summer (Indoor pool;great for kids;five minute drive-open all year)
*Teen Center- with Coffee Shop, Ice Cream and Internet cafe- next to pool
*Recreation room with video games, pool tables, and airhockey, etc.
*Children's playground- Childcare services in the summer
*2 1/2 mile paved walking and running path around the Lake
*Canoe and paddleboat rentals

Area Attractions include:(All within 10-15 minutes- AMAZING!)
*4 national forests (Great Smokey Moutain, Cherokee, Pisgah, Nantahala)
*Blue Ridge Parkway
*Appalacian Trail
*More hiking and waterfall opportunities than you can imagine
*Cherokee Native American Reservation: Outdoor Drama, Oconuluftee Village, Museum of the Cherokee,and a beautiful mountain stream to play in and picnic by!!
*Cherokee- Harrah's Casino
*Mountain music playing year round in parks, shops, or at festivals
*Ghost Town in the Sky- Amusement Park
*Downhill Skiing and tubing at Catalouchee Ski Area--15 minute drive
*Biltmore House--Asheville-- 30 minute drive
*Great Smoky Mountain Railroad-- Dillsboro--30 minute drive
*Horseback Riding- 5 minutes
*White Water Rafting, Kayaking, Tubing at Nantahala Outdoor Center
Art Lovers and Shoppers:
*Numerous Southern Highlands Craft Guild Artisan's in the area, potters, painters, wood workers, quilters, weavers, metal sculpting, etc!
*Hart Theatre: Haywood Arts Reperatory Theatre

Keywords: Mountain House, Walking Trail, Birdwatchers, Front Porch, Private, convenient, cottage, Family Friendly, Fully equipped, private


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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


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

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 9-10

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • Each bathroom has separate soaking tubs and showers, Covered porch w/ Swing, Walking distance to all activities, Top Quality Mattresses, Exceptional Ethan Allen Sofa Bed, Hardwood Floors in main living areas, Stainless Steel Appliances, Overlooking Native Garden...moreless


              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Television


              • Adventure
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Horseback Riding
              • Horseshoes
              • Miniature Golf
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Shuffleboard
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Golf
              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Racquetball
              • Rafting
              • Skiing
              • Snowboarding
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing


              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 10 people


              • Air Conditioning
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Gas Fireplace
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Parking Off Street
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet


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


              • Ski & Snowboard:

                Cataloochie Ski Resort...moreless

              • Tennis

              Payment Type

                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Communal Pool


                      Write a review 4.7
                      from 7 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      My Standard Rate
                      7 night min stay


                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • Property Damage Protection $69
                      • Cleaning Fee $100 + tax
                      • Tax Rate 8%


                      Cleaning Fee of $100.00 and damage protection of $69.00 required.

                      Driveway is a 28% grade and only has room for two vehicles to park and turn around to descend. (Large oversized trucks and SUV May have trouble due to length of vehicle. Majority of regular size and small vehicles will have good access.

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

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                      35 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Junaluska 18 hole
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Ski

                      Car: Necessary

                      3 mile walking trail around lake, tennis courts, shuffle board, putt-putt golf, canoe and paddleboat rental, golf course, pontoon boat rides, fishing, playground, christan bookstore, on-site worship services, musical entertainment, near 4 national parks, cute downtown area/Waynesville for shopping, 25 minutes to Cherokee/Casino, 25 minutes to Asheville, Biltmore Estate, Hiking, Picnic areas, Blue Ridge Parkway, 3 minutes to Maggie Valley, Catalooche Mountain, Downhill Snow Skiing, Horseback Riding, Local pottery and arts, Outstanding community theatre, Upscale dining, country cooking, 20 minutes to Hot Springs, Waterfalls, 25 minutes to Western Carolina University, Whitewater rafting, Kayaking, 2 state of the art fitness centers with indoor pools in 5 minutes, Yoga, Native Gardens, Folkmoot International Festival, Many Festivals, Gorgeous Fall leaves


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2005

                      About the owner: Randy is a Hospital Chaplain and Melissa is a School Counselor. We both love hiking on the nearby trails and walking the trail around Lake Junaluska. Melissa practices yoga and Randy is a church history buff. We have two teenage daughters and a small Bichon Frise named Nikki.

                      Why the Owner Chose Lake Junaluska:
                      We have been coming to Lake Junaluska since our 19 year old was 5 weeks old. We love the beautiful views, the cool breezes, the sense of privacy but the proximity to conveniences. Randy is an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church. We wanted a home close to all of the activities of Lake Junaluska but with the privacy that we enjoy while living up in the trees. We are convinced that this is God's Country!

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Short walk to all of Lake Junaluska activites, 5 minute walk to pool and play ground, overlooking Corneill Bryan Native Garden. We love having a safe and picturesque place to walk right outside our door, porch swinging up in the trees and bird watching! Hummingbirds and Finches are so close you could touch them as they eat from the porch feeders. We eat breakfast every morning on the front porch in the summer! In fact, if we are not walking the lake, we can be found enjoying the breeze on the front porch!

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                      Speaks: english



                      • View from the porch swing!

                        View from the porch swing!

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                      This listing was first published here in 2011.

                      Date last modified - Friday, December 19, 2014

                      $800 per week (USD)

                      4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 10

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                      Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                      Speaks: english
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                      • Calendar last updated: 10/18/2014
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