Luxury Creekside Retreat Hot Tub Gameroom 2 Fireplaces N.O.C. Lake!
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Bryson City cabin description
When only the Finest Accommodations will do, - Watia 'Creekside Retreat' is the place for you... to rejuvenate after a day Exploring the endless attractions this area has to offer! Let the Sounds of the Noisy Creek surround You as you Enjoy a soak in the Sparkling Hot Tub, or Relax in front of the outdoor Fireplace in the Large Screened Outdoor Living room. If you prefer a wood burning fire, the Rock Fire Pit is along side the Creek! Inside the Cabin you will find the stainless and granite is well appointed with everything you need to prepare your meals at 'Home'. The living room offers flat screen satellite T.V., a second Stone fireplace, and Leather seating. There are 2 extremely comfortable bedrooms on the main floor prepared with the finest of linens. Upstairs, the loft was designed for entertaining with a foosball table, Flat Screen Satellite TV, 3rd bathroom, and another Living Area. If you HAVE to work, you will appreciate the business center (Wireless Internet Booster is hardwired and ready for your personal Hot Spot, or you may rent ours for a small fee). Unlimited local and U.S. long distance phone line is provided.
This Exclusive Location offers a Private road that leads to the Nantahala Outdoor Center (N.O.C.)! Along this road you will encounter a Private (Built by the Owners of Creekside Retreat for your enjoyment) Deck that overlooks Lake Fontana and Amazing Views of the Mountains beyond, Over 7 miles of Biking Trails, and near to the cabin - a Hiking Trail that leads to a Spectacular 50 foot Waterfall!
Newly completed in 2013 You can now enjoy Fontana Lake Front (private) just a few minutes drive from the Cabin! This beautiful Park Like setting offers shaded benches and Picnic Tables along side Lake Fontana!
The Boat docks and Swim platform are presently being constructed and are due to be completed for summer 2013 (if this is important to you, please ask about progress when booking your reservation).
The Amenities at the NOC are yours to enjoy (Both Public and Private). This includes: Whitewater Rafting, Kayaking, Horseback Riding, Fly Fishing (lessons, poles, and bait available), Tennis Courts, Bike Rentals, Outfitter Store, 3 Restaurants (from casual outdoor Riverfront to Fine Dining at Relia's Garden), Live Entertainment (seasonal) at 'Slow Joe's on the Appalachian Trail', and the most recent addition: Canopy Course with expanded Zip Lines!
The Tsali Recreation Center is just 10 minutes up the road, so bring the bikes!
Bryson City for shopping, dining, and the Scenic Train Depot is 15 - 20 minutes away....
Cherokee, Harrah's Casino, and the Great Smoky Mountain National Park is just 20 - 30 minutes away.
Peaceful Privacy and located in the heart of all the Action, it does not get any better!
... Also available is our Shopping service. If you would like to arrive at the Cabin with your Groceries already stocked, ask for details, we will have it waiting for you.
... If you would like to enjoy a Spa Massage Service at the Cabin, it is a good idea to book in advance to assure availability. Your Professional Massage Therapist will come to you, so when you are done, they quietly disappear and leave you to relax!
... If your vacation dates are during 'Season' or Holidays and you plan to rent a pontoon or fishing boat, it may be a good idea to reserve in advance! Lake Fontana is primarily National Forest, Smoky Mountains, and Federally owned, so the Lake is never 'Busy', but the few available rental boats do get booked up.
The Private road to the NOC offers access to: Several Restaurants from Casual to Fine Dining, Live Outdoor Entertainment (seasonal) at 'Slow Joe's on the Appalachian Trail', Tennis Courts, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Whitewater Rafting, Fly Fishing (Lessons available), Biking Trails, and the newest addition: Canopy Tours/Zip Line Course!
- 1600 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Private Chef
- Housekeeper Optional
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- Three Full Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Gas Fireplace:
- Towels Provided:
- Linens Provided:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Air Conditioning:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Living Room seats 6
- Clothes Dryer
- Parking Off Street
- Washing Machine
- Game Room:
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- Video Library
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet:
- Deck / Patio:
- Lawn / Garden
- Sports & Activities
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Mountain View:
- Jet Skiing
- Hunting Small Game
- Hunting Big Game
- Freshwater Fishing
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Fly Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Whitewater Rafting
- Water Tubing
- Water Skiing
- Rock Climbing
- Mountain Climbing
- Mountain Biking
- Ski Lift Privileges
- Winery Tours
- Live Theater
- Miniature Golf
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Recreation Center
- Fitness Center
- Gambling Casinos
- Bird Watching
- Sight Seeing
- Scenic Drives
- Horseback Riding
- In addition to all of the area activities and attractions, this cabin exclusively offers access to all of the N.O.C. events and amenities! There is a private road for you to access the NOC! There you can bike on over 7 miles of trails, play tennis, Canopy Tours/Course, Kayaking, Whitewater Rafting, Bike Rental, Fly Fishing (Lessons available), Enjoy casual Riverfront Dining (choice of two restaurants), Fine Dining at Relia's Garden, and in the summer time, 'Slow Joe's on the Appalachian Trail' offers live entertainment! I just love the atmosphere at the NOC!...moreless
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Our visit was wonderful! This retreat is not like other cabins or vacation rentals because it is very private and full of luxurious amenities. It has all new high end appliances, gorgeous wood flooring, huge master bath and beds that are very comfortable. The property is beautiful with the creek running alongside adds to an atmosphere of calm serenity. Although not far from Bryson City or NOC, we loved the place so much that we ended up skipping these areas most of our stay to rest and relax either in the hot tub or on the screened in porch.
- Guest Darla C.
- Date of stay 08/28/13
- Review Submitted 09/07/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway.
Perfect Cabin for our group
Perfect Cabin for our group
This cabin was absolutely perfect, the place is even nicer in real life than the pictures. We thoroughly enjoyed the landscaping and outdoor amenities of the cabin as well as relaxed inside the well appointed rooms. All of the furniture and decorations were top-notch. The beds were extremely comfortable and the linens were cozy. Kathleen was very easy to work with and even accommodated our last minute change of plans to add a few extra days (luckily there was availability). I highly recommend taking a stroll in the neighborhood and enjoy the views at sunset and sunrise. The picnic area down by the lake is very relaxing and offers up a chance for some exercise walking up and down the roads. I have already recommended this place to family and friends that will be in the area soon, and I plan on making a return visit in the near future. The location was close enough to town to get the things that you need and to enjoy the NOC, but at the same time, you felt like you were peacefully in the middle of nowhere as traffic was limited and the wildlife was abundant.
- Guest Matt (Orlando, Fl)
- Date of stay 05/05/13
- Review Submitted 05/15/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing.
Manager response: Thank You so much for the wonderful review! Future Guests love to hear previous Guests point of view, and yours is very well spoken! I am glad to hear you got to use the Picnic area down by the Lake, we are really looking forward to the completion of the Docks and Swim platform! You are your friends are welcome back anytime!
Relaxed Mountain Retreat
Relaxed Mountain Retreat
Wonderful place in the mountains west of Asheville. Property was impeccable and beautifully decorated. Photos don't fully give justice to the place. Plenty of river activities nearby. Asheville is a bit of a trek but no problem for a day's adventure to visit galleries, restaurants, etc.
- Guest DH (Houston, TX)
- Date of stay 04/17/13
- Review Submitted 04/24/13
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, sightseeing.
Manager response: We appreciate your review of Watia Creekside Retreat and are pleased to hear you enjoyed the Cabin and area activities! Please come back soon!
Super Nice & Very New Cabin
Super Nice & Very New Cabin
When we opened the door, our jaws dropped! This place is incredible! This cabin is in an excellent location for a Western North Carolina mountain getaway. Very private and quiet, even though it's right on the back road from the highway. It's about a 30 minute drive to downtown Bryson City. Convenient for day trips to Cherokee attractions, GSMNP, Franklin gem-mining, and do-able for the Biltmore in Asheville. The cabin has everything you could ask for in a mountain get-away. Fireplaces, outdoor firepit, hot tub, open floor plan kitchen/living room, screened-in outdoor deck, creek side location provides a very special ambiance. No long range views from cabin, but it's only a short ride up to the top of the mountain for great views from the deck. The decor is top notch and the kitchen had everything we needed for preparing our meals. We drove the back road from the cabin to the waterfall trail, it was a nice little hike. We tried to go over to the NOC but the back gate had an additional lock on it, not sure if that is permanant or not? We drove over to the NOC later in the day, about a 15 minute drive. The only minor downsides we encounted was the lack of WIFI, there was an available Hot Spot booster, but without your own Hot Spot, there is no internet. Also, no cellphone reception at the cabin. Without internet/cell service, we could not access our online music library, email etc. It would of been nice to have a CD player or radio to hear music with. There is an iPod dock/speaker if you bring your own mp3 player. The only other minor issue was the mirror in the master bathroom. I think it was designed for people over 5'10". I'm on the short side (5'3"), and could only see the top half of my head when standing at the sink. It would of been nice to have a small make-up mirror like they have in hotels, to accomodate us vertically challenged adults. But these were only minor issues compared to how much we really enjoyed soaking in the hot tub at night, roasting marshmallows in the outdoor firepit next to the creek, playing games upstairs in the game room and enjoying the peace and quiet. We would absolutely stay here again, just bring your own Hot Spot & make-up mirror ;) Recommendations: (1) Bryson City Visitors Center, very friendly folks with lots of info, including discount tix for Biltmore. (2) Cork and Bean Restaurant, excellent food and great selection of beer/wine/coffee. (3) Tumbling Waters trout pond, catch your own dinner! (4) Mason Mountain Mine
- Guest Kim K.
- Date of stay 03/09/13
- Review Submitted 03/18/13
Recommended for: Pet owners, adventure seekers, girls getaway, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Manager response: Dear Tim and Kim, Thank You so much for your 5 star review of the Cabin and amenities! You are so right, the photos do not capture the Beauty of this cabin and the Peaceful Atmosphere of the Creekside Setting! We are always looking for ways to improve our Guests Mountain Vacation experience and appreciate your "heads up" regarding the make up mirror. We recently placed a fabulous "touch light" mirror in the cabin for your next stay! We now offer use of a Hot Spot (small fee will apply) for Guests that do not have their own wireless internet to plug in to the booster. I hope you enjoyed the free local and long distance provided by the Owners as well as the music stations on the Satellite Package. Cell signal can be "sketchy" in Mountain terrain, but does work best in the front of the house for some reason. You and your Family are welcome any time! J&J
This is *the* best place to stay in that region. The cabin is very much new and kept in great condition. Very well equipped and everything worked. And the best part is the stream that runs next to it. The sound is great and can be heard from every room in the house. I definitely recommend this for a weekend getaway.
- Guest Shubh B.
- Date of stay 01/18/13
- Review Submitted 01/30/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, pet owners, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Manager response: Thank You so much for your Heart Felt Compliments, You and Your family are welcome back anytime!
We recently returned from a 5 day stay at this beautiful new home near Bryson City. It is the first home in a new development and we were thrilled to enjoy the solitude of the seldom-used gravel road leading to the cabin. The description and pictures were accurate, the home is well appointed with comfortable beds, furniture, outside furniture and gourmet kitchen. The very best perk of the home is its location on the creek.....the sounds of the rock- filled creek provides a peaceful retreat; it is surrounded by woods and the home's placement by the creek will surely be the best location within the development. The owners provide a pile of fire wood for the beautiful fire pit by the creek, a perfect place for s'mores and relaxing. The 6 person hot tub on the deck overlooks the creek and woods and provides an ideal place for watching shooting stars at night. The screened in outdoor room was our favoerite place to hang out although we never could get the gas fireplace lit. One of our guests even slept on the porch one night! There is a gas grill that we never got to use; the game room is fun, has a pull out sleeper and seperate bath. The owners, however, need to redo the setup of the foos ball table since they have the goalie in the wrong placement which makes it a little harder to play. Our decision to rent this particilar cabin was made due to it's proximity to the Nanthala Outdoor Center (2.5 miles) on a private gravel road. There are hiking trails off this road, we hiked (but never found the waterfall), and the viewing platform is on this road. We had hoped to see black bear but never did although we saw a fox and deer. The other perk is that the cabin is within a few miles of the Almond Marina where we rented a boat, fished, photographed the beautiful Fontana Lake. (bear often see here). We love the NOC and enjoyed rafting, kayaking Fonatana Lake and Nanthala River, dinner, and breakfast with them. The outdoor cafe/bar is a fun place to hang out, listen to music. The kayak rental is a blast, you can rent or join a guided tour (we rented). Bird Falls is about 2 miles down the lake. Our only complaints are: we could not get the rental company to come and fix the ice machine, we bought ice the entire time. We wanted to ask them to unlock the outside screened porch and to look at the gas fireplace but they did not show when scheduled and we even left a guest at the house. There was dust on the dressers and very few towels.
- Guest Linda D.
- Date of stay 08/10/12
- Review Submitted 08/25/12
Manager response: Dear Linda, Hello and Thank You so much for the 5 star glowing review of our cabin. We are so glad you enjoyed the cabin, amenities, and all that such a beautiful area as this has to offer! Hearing that you found the photos and advertisement to be accurate is so important, we were reading in the guest book recently and the reoccurring comment was that everyone was pleasantly surprised when they arrived and were able to view the cabin in person. When we began searching for a location to build this cabin, we searched and searched. Since we love to fish, hike, raft, biking, and most outdoor activities in general we gravitated toward the NOC and the Tsali areas. When we saw this spot it was love at first site, we just knew it was the perfect place to build a creekside retreat. The sounds of the creek are so relaxing that we were swept off out feet! We agree, this is the best location in this development. The estate sized building sites are designed for privacy, but no matter what happens this location will always be as private as it is now! In building the outdoor screened living room we wanted to create a space that was reminiscent of an old time sleeping porch with all of the warmth and comfort of modern rustic decor. Were you able to see the fireflies after sunset? We can only describe the view from the hot tub as Magical. We spoke with our property manager and when she brought you the 10 pound bag of ice, she thought it was best not to disturb you again. In these new age high tech appliances are not always so easy to find the "on" button... The foosball table is now set up for right handed players, apparently it was assembled by a lefty... The fireplace is turned off April 15 - Sept. 15, but in the cooler weather it is wonderful cuddle in front of after a relaxing soak in the sparkling hot tub! We welcome your input on those other items as it is our goal to provide flawless service and the Best experience possible!
We accept most credit cards - Mastercard, Visa, Discover, and American Express are Reserving is easy, just start by emailing me to request availability. Once your reservation is complete, I will email you the key box code to let yours in upon arrival. * Note: Holiday Reservations will require a 3 -5 night minimum stay. $175.00 (winter) - $275.00 (Holiday) per night Tax Rate: 11.75%; Cleaning Fee: $125.00
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Year Purchased: 2012
About: The Owners of this spectacular cabin are living and working in the South, but are drawn to the Mountains and visit every chance they get!
Why Bryson City:
This property is so well situated along the noisy creek, they knew immediately it was 'The One'! Although this is the only cabin built in this rural community, it would not matter how many cabins the future brings, it is always going to be private and serene
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Unique to this Location and Cabin is a private road that meanders through the Nantahala Forest and along Lake Fontana. This road leads you to the N.O.C (Nantahala Outdoor Center) and along the way there are hiking trails (waterfall trail) and Mountain Biking Trails (7 miles of trails called 'Flintridge Trails'. The views along the way are amazing!
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Creekside Open Covered Decks, Lg. Screened Living Room w/ Outdoor Fireplace
Ideal for Memory Making Evenings!
This kitchen is a Chef's Delight.
View from the Loft
Master Bath offers a Large River 'Rock Shower'!
This Private Deck is Yours to Enjoy and is a short walk or drive from the cabin
Loft with Game Table (foosball) and entertainment area.
Screened Outdoor Living Room is surrounded by sounds of the noisy Creek!
There is a hiking trail near the cabin that leads to these 50 foot waterfalls!
Private Sparkling Hot Tub overlooking the Creek and surrounded by Woods!
Private Sparkling Hot Tub on the open Creekside Deck surrounded the Forest!
Cozy Stone Fireplace - Great for those Chilly Evenings!
Master Bedroom offers a King Bed with Luxury Linens
Luxurious yet Oh so Cozy!
Outdoor Fireplace is ideal for entertaining or relaxing near after a Hot Tub!
A short drive along your private road leads you to Fontana Lake-Bring a Picnic!
Nantahala Outdoor Center (N.O.C.) is a short drive from the cabin!
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