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If you enjoy hiking, camping and the great outdoors, the Treehouse Chalet is a wonderful vacation destination! Recently renovated with a brand new master suite, this cozy treehouse offers a relaxing home base from which to pursue all of your favorite outdoor activities. It is refined and modern yet completely unpretentious.
With 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, this is an ideal space for couples traveling together or families with children aged 5+. The Treehouse Chalet is an A-frame home with a private master suite built right below the 'A' structure.
The A-frame boasts an interior of 2x6 tongue-in-groove wooden boards from front-to-back, floor to ceiling. For the steeply pitched roof that means single boards of 20 feet in length! You just have to see it to appreciate it.
Located in the A-frame is:
-- a cozy kitchen with hand crafted cabinet doors featuring handles carved from rhododendron branches collected on the property;
-- a dining counter made from pecan wood harvested from our north Florida back yard —and milled and crafted locally in Balsam, NC;
-- a full bathroom with tub;
-- a living room/seating area with futon sofa, additional seating, tables, bench toy box, flat screen TV, DVD/VCR, and cable modem with wireless router;
-- Jotul wood stove
-- two very unique, ~4-ft high skylight-style windows which cantilever open on a horizontal axis, bringing the sounds of the rushing creek, singing birds and the fresh air to you when you're inside;
-- beautiful pinewood floors;
-- a rustic wooden chandelier to illuminate it all;
-- a loft bedroom overlooking it all the chalet with bright lighting, double bed, high-quality bedding, screened window and window fan for the hotter months;.
The private-entrance master suite, eight steps below the A-frame, features:
-- a huge deck with large picnic table for outdoor meals;
-- large, screened casement windows;
-- double bed with high-quality bedding;
-- accent paneling made from pecan trees harvested from our FL home, milled locally in Balsam, NC;
-- seating area with dresser, and remote-controlled TV;
-- complete bathroom with a new tiled shower featuring shelves made from stone pulled from out of the creek on the property;
-- beautiful pinewood floors,
-- warm, pinewood ceilings
-- inset lighting
-- washer & dryer facilities
-- large closet and shelving area for clothes storage.
Doesn't it sound fantastic inside? But that's not all. You have even more to look forward to outside! We provide an outdoor grill for additional cooking options and by the creek is an outdoor fire pit where you can responsibly enjoy all the hot dogs and s’mores you can fit on a stick -- just like camping! A few fire pit implements such as skewers are provided (but if you want to cook on the campfire, please bring your own camp cookware...we don't provide that...at least not yet!!)
We are happy to share with you our homey family getaway. We hope you will make many wonderful memories at the Treehouse Chalet!
The Treehouse Chalet easily accommodates 4 guests, and can accommodate up to 6, but we suggest that this only be attempted when the party includes young children. Total square feet of 'inside space' is about 950. We have provided a child's air mattress to guests before, and the futon is often used for sleeping (adults or children). We reserve the right to refuse rental to parties we deem to be too large for the accommodations. Our concern is wear and tear on the unit as well as your personal comfort!
Caveat: Because a) the master suite is separated from the A-Frame frame and b) the loft bedroom is only accessible by ladder, some families with young children prefer to look for other accommodations. Please call us if you have questions. A child's room monitor is provided for split sleeping arrangements.
Loft Bedroom, Natural Setting, Pack'n'Play Crib, Child's Air Mattress, Creekside, Hiking Trails, Craftsmanship, Creekside Fire Pit, Steps Laid to Creek, Colorful and Friendly Mountainside Neighbors...moreless
Leaf Season Sep 24 - Nov 16, 2015 3 night min stay
My Standard Rate 3 night min stay
$129 Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$250
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Please provide a phone number, as we will not rent to anyone with whom we cannot speak directly - this is for your protection and ours! Unauthorized guests will result in forfeiture of your deposit; Please claim the actual number of guests for your stay; Not doing so will forfeit your deposit. No pets, No smoking.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Fitness Center is Waynesville Recreation Center, $7 Adult Daily, $18 Family Daily. There is a great indoor pool area for children at the Rec Center on Vance Street. There is a marked moderate-to-strenuous hiking trail out the front door which visits both a buddhist temple abandoned during construction (such is the local folklore!!) and a secluded waterfall, We will send you a huge List of Things To Do once your reservation is confirmed so that you can plan!
Ask us about the Appalachian Amusement Center (wind tunnel attraction) and various zip line adventures!
Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: Our active family enjoys everything the great outdoors has to offer! We purchased the Treehouse Chalet as a means to build memories, year after year, in a special place which is far different than the environment we enjoy in Florida, our current home.
Our children are thrilled to go fishing, hiking, tubing, camping, swimming and sightseeing throughout Western North Carolina. There are many early mornings we leave the Treehouse for an adventure and don't get back until after sundown.
In 2012, we will be opening the cabin to renters previously unknown to us for the first time. The home is very special to us, and we are pleased to be sharing it with people who value the same things that we do and who can appreciate the special setting we are trying to create.
Our motivations for renting are not profit. We merely want to break even. Anything we clear over taxes, insurance, power, utilities, and maintenance costs will go into improvements at the Treehouse Chalet. In fact, after your visit with us, we'd love your suggestions!
Why the Owner Chose Waynesville: We chose to purchase a vacation rental in this area for the climate, topography, biodiversity, geographic interest, accessibility to numerous national and state parks, and countless opportunities for outdoor recreation.
The Unique Benefits at this Chalet: I love waking up on a June or July morning and drinking a cup of hot coffee or cocoa on the porch....while wearing a sweatshirt and jammies, and wrapped in a blanket because it's so COLD!