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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Balsam property reviews

  • Wonderful Family Vacation Home

    "My family of 10 stayed here for Thanksgiving and had a GREAT time. We were surrounded by stunning views, lots of privacy, and just a short drive to Asheville (highly recommend making a trip over to see the Biltmore and downtown Asheville shopping, dining, etc.) We spent the week grilling out on the deck, roasting marshmallows in the fire pit, and hiking the nearby mountain trails. This spacious cabin is perfect for large groups or families AND the owner allows dogs! There was plenty of towels, linens, cookware, etc. Everything you need on your trip is already there, including firewood. I would not only recommend this cabin to a friend but plan to return with my family as well. Thanks so much to Dave (The Owner and super nice guy) and his family for all the wonderful memories!"
    Guest: Shane Date of Stay: November 2013 Review Submitted: December 4, 2013
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  • Perfect vacation experience.

    "When you combine phenomenal views, a well-maintained beautiful property and responsive owners,there isn't anything more needed for a great vacation. We are already considering our next trip!"
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: September 2013 Review Submitted: September 23, 2013
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  • Great getaway in the North Carolina mountains

    "This is a beautiful new home, located inside a private golf community between Waynesville and Sylva. The community, Balsam Mountain Preserve, is over 4,000 acres in size, but only about a third of it will be developed. The rest is set aside as a permanent nature preserve, and the result is you feel as if you are in a state park surrounded by lush green forest. The home was nicely furnished, and was exactly as we expected it to be. It is immaculately maintained, very clean and very well kept. The floor plan is perfect for family entertaining, especially the upstairs. The screened porch off the family room is awesome, it even comes with a stone fireplace. There are so many details that make the home feel very upscale - lots of wood paneling on the walls and ceilings, antique looking hardwood floors, the home looks and feels like a million dollar residence. The community has a beautiful golf course and other amenities like a pool, tennis courts, restaurant, etc., but it is for members only. You may be able to utilize some of them by paying extra, each renter will be considered on a case-by-case basis depending on the time of year. It's no problem if the amenities are not available to you, though, because there is so much to do and see in the local area. Waynesville and Sylva are wonderful small towns with a wealth of great restaurants, antique shops, art galleries, etc. Cherokee has all kinds of great family activities, and the Blue Ridge Parkway is only 5 minutes from the community's staffed gatehouse. Then there's Asheville, which is only about 40 minutes away. All in all, this is well worth the price, I can't imagine anyone being dissapointed with the experience of renting and enjoying this home."
    Guest: Allan F. Date of Stay: June 2011 Review Submitted: June 7, 2011
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  • Wonderfully comfortable!

    "This is comfy with great porches and terrific view of the Smokies. We were most happy with our week there and hope to return another summer!"
    Guest: Layte Date of Stay: July 2013 Review Submitted: August 16, 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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