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Recent Smoky Mountains reviews

  • Terrific Thanksgiving!

    "I cannot say enough about this lovely cabin! It's close enough to to Bryson City and Asheville to make day trips, yet so comfortable that you won't want to leave! We stayed for a week with my parents, and our 2 children. My parents stayed in the downstairs room, and my husband and I took the loft bedroom. It was so nice to have the second bath upstairs, and there was also an additional "spare room" upstairs where our 2 girls slept. They are 4 and 5 so we brought small cots for them to sleep on, to avoid having them roll out of a bed, but it would be perfect for a teenager or another adult guest. I can't rave enough about the bed, I slept better than I have EVER slept away from home. We cooked a full Thanksgiving dinner, as well as a week's worth of other meals, with no difficulty in needing any extra equipment. Maybe a few extra large platters/trays for serving, but that's probably not usually needed for most vacationers! We used all the equipment in the home, the dishwasher, clothes washer/dryer, gas fireplace, hot tub, everything is in top shape. And for a COLD week, the hot water heater and furnace were a pleasure after taking long walks! As noted, the driveway is a bit of an adventure, but we felt safe even after 24 hours of torrential rain followed by snow. Plus it means that the cabin is totally private and offers truly amazing views..."
    Guest: Alie Date of Stay: November 2013 Review Submitted: December 5, 2013
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  • Exactly what we were looking for!

    "We can't say enough good things about Creek Side Cabin. It was everything we expected and so much more. The cabin was adorable, clean and in outstanding condition. Even the yard was immaculately maintained! The artwork were all original pieces and simply amazing! Bill and Liz were so kind and obviously cared about the company in the cabin, which was very comforting. We enjoyed nightly fires with our two small children and our Lakeland terrier. The cows in the pasture in front provided (quite and a non-smelly) entertainment all day long while listening to the the creek. The mountain view was stunning (especially in the morning). A million fireflies provided the kids something extra to collect (and release) while the sun was setting. The creek was a lot of fun to explore, cool off and fish. My husband actually caught a large enough trout for a couple of bites enjoyed by all. Make sure to check out Bill and Liz's home studios. Being someone that crafts at home, I especially enjoyed the tour and talent! Also, drive up to Max Patch for an unbelievable 360 degree view of the surrounding mountains! I don't think I've ever seen something more gorgeous in nature! Thank you again, Bill and Liz for allowing us to have an amazing vacation that I know won't soon be forgotten. We look forward to visiting soon!"
    Guest: Erin Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 10, 2014
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  • A family Retreat

    "We stayed at the house with our 9 mo for our first family trip in a rental house. We weren't sure what to expect, but now we have high expectations! The house was in great condition; the wood floors were beautiful, the appliances were great, internet and dish tv (I think) were easy to use, and the laundry room was a nice addition as well. We were very comfortable in the house, it was the perfect size for us. Our little one goes to sleep early, so the place was very peaceful for us to hang out in the evenings. We enjoyed laying in the hammock and "staring at the mountains" whenever we had the chance! We would absolutely recommend the place. Only 15 min from Asheville and a perfect place to hide out for a couple days!"
    Guest: Family of Three Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 20, 2014
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  • Wonderful Vacation

    "My family and I stayed in this wonderful vacation home. It is more beautiful that the pictures can show. It was close to numerous family activities, food and shopping. We will consider it the next time we visit this area and would gladly recommend it to friends and family."
    Guest: Theresa Date of Stay: October 2013 Review Submitted: October 14, 2013
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Balsam Travel Tips

Rustic Living is Fine Living with Balsam Vacation Rentals

Rustic living could perhaps conjure up images of sleeping in tents or campground fires. But rustic living with Balsam vacation rentals isn't anything short of fine living and wonderful vacationing. With Balsam vacation rentals, you feel more like you're vacationing at grandma's house than in a rustic log cabin. As a more amenable alternative to pleasurable vacationing, these Smoky Mountain cabin rentals offer more than just basic amenities. Most all of the units have full kitchens with high grade appliances, spacious bathrooms and airy bedrooms. It is truly rustic living at its best.

Charming Cabin Rentals in Balsam

The amenities of the Balsam cabins are truly adorable. Imagine relaxing on your vacation with rustic, old time charm of a porches with rocking chairs, swings and wood stairs. But, there isn't anything that's dauntingly rustic about the cabin in terms of luxurious living. These Smoky Mountain cabins are generously open and furnished in homes that have up to five bedrooms and four bathrooms. That means that your family, small or large, can be comfortable and enjoy themselves in peaceful, natural surroundings. With the rustic nature of the cabin, the amenities and features will make you forget that you're nestled in the mountains.

Smoky Mountain Views and Adventures

The Balsam countryside is breathtaking! Your view of Blue Ridge Parkway and Mount Lynn Lowry will help ease any pre-vacation tension you have and settle into the enjoyment of your surroundings. These Smoky Mountain cabin rentals are awesomely inviting and visually appealing for your comfort. Each cabin sits comfortably on a ridge line that is approximately 4,000 feet above sea level. This means while you're enjoying your comfortable vacation in Balsam, you still have access and the ability to enjoy water attractions including fishing, white water rafting and swimming. Yes indeed, rustic living is fine living with Balsam vacation rentals.

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