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A Traveler's Away-from-it-All Retreat, Relaxation and Renewal Spot.

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View from kitchen window into the forest

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

The Loft at Harvest Moon Gardens (CALL FOR SPECIAL WINTER RATES) is nestled in the heart of the mountains of Western North Carolina, near Sylva and Dillsboro, NC. Visitors drive up a forested driveway and emerge to see perennial gardens, a mountain stream and pond, as well as lush forests and vistas of the mountains. Upon unpacking, you will want to wander along the wooded walking paths on the 10 acres of property and into the National forest beyond, relax in the gardens, sit by the pond and read, relax on the deck with a hot cup of tea or coffee, or retreat to the loft for writing, yoga, meditation, sleeping, relaxing or visiting with friends.
Numerous trails take you up and around the mountain, over the pond, and across a lovely suspension bridge over a rhododendron filled ravine with small waterfall.

Our own home is close by so we can be available if you have questions or need help.

The loft comfortably sleeps 4 people with a queen-size Murphy bed and fold-out queen futon bed. An air mattress and infant pack and play are available upon request. The quaint and fully furnished kitchen looks out into the wooded forest.

Cook your own meals, and sit out on the porch to enjoy them, watching the sun set over the mountains. The full bathroom features a handicapped accessible walk-in shower with accessibility bars and a stackable washer and dryer for longer stays.

Outside the front door are views of the mountains, the pond complete with a cantilevered pier and canoe or kayak, views of the gardens and mountains and a small natural waterfall right outside the bedroom window. This is the place to go for the ultimate retreat from the world of hustle and bustle. Here you can sit back and relax, turn off your computer and phone if you choose and unplug into a natural setting that will leave you feeling as rejuvenated and fresh as the delicious mountain spring water you'll drink from the tap.

A stay at the loft might include an afternoon spent on our property hiking trails right outside your front door, taking a dip in the spring-fed pond, walking on the swinging bridge, and enjoying the gardens that look out over beautiful mountain views or participating in a retreat at Harvest Moon Gardens. We regularly host retreats in leadership, women's empowerment, gardening, meditation and yoga, and have guest speakers coming in for additional retreats.

The surrounding area is rich in outdoor activities including skiing and snow tubing in the winter, a visit to nearby Cherokee or Harrah's casino, water sports in the summer and more. The Loft is located just two miles from Hwy 441, the main highway from Atlanta to the Cherokee, Dillsboro's tourist and craft venues, the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Nantahala Outdoor Center, and the entrance to the Great Smokies National Park. Traveling to these fun destinations takes between 15 and 40 minutes. Great winter/off season rates.

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Studio
  • On floor 1
  • 524 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 18 or accompanied by an adult. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Pets may be welcome on a case by case basis. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    The Loft's bathroom is fully handicapped accessible with a handicapped shower, ground floor entry. A wheelchair bound person would need assistance getting up three steps at the entrance to the Loft...moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 sleep sofa /futon, 1 murphy bed

    ...moreless

  • The studio loft is an open space design so that renters can utilize the entire square footage for retreats, yoga, writing workshops, visiting with friends, or relaxing. The Queen-sized Murphy bed folds up into the wall allowing maximum use of space. Blow-up mattress space and cots or cribs are available upon request in addition to the bed and queen futon. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Handicapped accessible ...moreless

  • This fully handicapped accessible bathroom includes a walk-in shower and hand rails as well as rails at the toilet. Physical limitations are not an issue once you are inside the building. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • While our kitchen and bath are fully stocked with equipment you'll need (including a washer dryer unit), you will need to bring your own paper goods (paper towels, toilet paper, coffee filters, etc.) We supply our own eco friendly cleaning and personal care products to protect the rural septic system....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Cards, and a few games available...moreless

  • Television:

    The television is available to play DVDs, music, etc. MP3 player and computer connection capability, but no cable is connected. Retreat is designed as a true get away from the hustle and bustle....moreless

  • Video Library:

    a few books and movies in the Loft....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Dillsboro, Sylva, Franklin, Cherokee and Bryson City all very near. All feature quaint shops, good restaurants, local crafts, etc.Tourism centered businesses....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Great views over the Blue Ridge Parkway and surrounding area....moreless

  • Rural:

    Guest house is very secluded spot surrounded by woods, but on owners property if you need anything.. Beautiful all times of year but need front wheel or 4-WD in winter....moreless

  • Water View:

    The Loft looks out over a mountain pond with a deck and canoe. There is also a waterfall feature just out your bedroom window. ...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Lovely spring fed pond, big enough to cruise in our canoe or kayak....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    The natural coolness of the mountains is all you'll need...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Stackable...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Eden pure convection heat is perfect for those with allergies or sensitivites. A gas wall heater is also available for colder months....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Standard linens. Lots of lovely antique fabrics....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Open one room floor plan, with cathedral ceiling....moreless

  • Parking:

    Gravel parking space just next to the Loft...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Your cell phone will work best on the mountain if your carrier is Verizon or US Cellular....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Stackable...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    We supply filters....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes, flatware, cooking utensils,cooking vessels, bowls etc....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    standard...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Old fashioned, and quaint but fully stocked with pots, pans and cooking utensils and modern appliances...moreless

  • Microwave:

    standard...moreless

  • Oven:

    Electric oven...moreless

Outside

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    You can rent the kayak or canoe for off premise adventures or use them free on the small pond next to the Loft....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Harvest Moon Gardens is home to our lovely perennial and woody ornamental gardens. The rhododendron, mountain laurel and azalea bloom is breathtaking in spring...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Holiday Weeks and Weekends
Nov 28 - Nov 30, 2015
2 night min stay
$110
$655

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $94 Nightly

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$100
$650

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $93 Nightly


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning fee/linens $30
  • Pet Fee $90
  • Tax Rate 10.75%

Notes:

Off season rates negotiable. Excellent off season rental for artists, writers, mediation retreats, etc. Need front wheel or 4 WD in bad weather.

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Location

52 Miles
Nearest Airport
Asheville (AVL)
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Sylva has it's own local breweries and wine shops
25 Miles
Nearest Golf
Cashiers, Waynesville, Bryson City
8 Miles
Nearest Train
The Great Smoky Mountain Railway
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US Hwy 441
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Dillsboro and Sylva
50 Miles
Nearest Ski
Cataloochie

Car: Necessary

The Loft at Harvest Moon Gardens is in the center of mountain adventures in Western North Carolina. Surrounded by the Nantahala National Forest, we are located in the geographic, archaelogical, cultural, and botanical heart of the Southern Appalachian Mountains.

The Loft is also just off Hwy 441 the route from Atlanta and places south to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Asheville, the tourist destination of Dillsboro, Western Carolina University, the Nantahala Outdoor Center, the Cherokee Indian Reservation, Harrah's Casino, and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Lovely all times of year. Great off season rates in winter months except for holiday weeks.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: Marsha Crites has owned this special mountain paradise since 1979, and raised three daughters on these ten acres, surrounded by National Forest. Now the property is home to her successful and unique landscape design business, Harvest Moon Gardens. A well-known community leader and group facilitator, she also hosts weekend retreats including reunions, gardening workshops, leadership workshops, women's empowerment gatherings, and small weddings.

Why the Owner Chose Dillsboro:
Harvest Moon Gardens is located in in the Greens Creek Community, which is in a ten mile area considered the heart of the Southern Appalachian Mountains. This area features the most diverse plant life, archaeology, and cultural history of the region. Surrounded by the Nantahala National Forest, the property is quiet and secluded, with only the sound of an occasional hound in the distance. Greens Creek community was once used by the Cherokees as a place of refuge and respite.

The Unique Benefits at this Studio:
Harvest Moon Gardens is located conveniently off of US 441 which runs from Georgia all the way up through western NC and into TN. It's an easy 3 hour drive from Atlanta, 2 from Knoxville or 2.5 from Charlotte. The quaint town of Dillsboro, 10 minutes away, features the Great Smokey Mountain Railway, the famous Jarrett House Restaurant, coffee shops, bistros, art galleries, a spa, antiques and more. Sylva, a slightly larger town, offers the newly renovated Jackson County courthouse turned public library and regional museum. Sylva also has two local breweries (Heinzlemenchen and Innovations), Papous Wine Shop, a bakery, great eateries, City Lights bookstore, Hookers Fishing shop, native craft stores and so much more.


Contact us

Speaks: english, Some Spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • View from kitchen window into the forest

    View from kitchen window into the forest

  • Soaring clear pine ceiling and walls feature craft fabrics from around the world

    Soaring clear pine ceiling and walls feature craft fabrics from around the world

  • Comfy reading spot

    Comfy reading spot

  • Unique tiled and paneled bathroom

    Unique tiled and paneled bathroom

  • Fully furnished and equipped kitchen

    Fully furnished and equipped kitchen

  • A glimpse of the Plott Balsams in deep summer foliage

    A glimpse of the Plott Balsams in deep summer foliage

  • A bridge to hiking trails beckons

    A bridge to hiking trails beckons

  • Turtle rock just outside the Loft window

    Turtle rock just outside the Loft window

  • Columbine is one of the flowers that welcome spring at Harvest Moon Gardens

    Columbine is one of the flowers that welcome spring at Harvest Moon Gardens

  • The Loft is sheltered by this gorgeous Japanese Maple.

    The Loft is sheltered by this gorgeous Japanese Maple.

  • bridge to forest hideaways

    bridge to forest hideaways

  • Lush summer foliage

    Lush summer foliage

  • Simplicity is the theme at the Loft.

    Simplicity is the theme at the Loft.

  • Peaceful porch in the sun

    Peaceful porch in the sun

  • A plush queen size mattress on our murphy bed, can be easily folded away

    A plush queen size mattress on our murphy bed, can be easily folded away

  • Roll-in accessible shower

    Roll-in accessible shower

  • Sunny kitchen window looks out into the forest

    Sunny kitchen window looks out into the forest

  • Cardinal flower by the pond is just one of the many native wildflowers here

    Cardinal flower by the pond is just one of the many native wildflowers here

  • Deeply wooded rhodendron thickets part at a waterfall

    Deeply wooded rhodendron thickets part at a waterfall

  • The spring fed pond at Harvest Moon Gardens

    The spring fed pond at Harvest Moon Gardens

  • The lush rhododendron blooms in early May at Harvest Moon Gardens are amazing.

    The lush rhododendron blooms in early May at Harvest Moon Gardens are amazing.

  • Peace at last

    Peace at last

  • Foggy fall day at Harvest Moon Gardens.  Loft to the left.

    Foggy fall day at Harvest Moon Gardens. Loft to the left.

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