Thank you for considering us for your upcoming North Carolina mountain vacation. The Bryson Builtmor is secluded high above Bryson City, looking out over miles of the majestic Smoky Mountains. Enjoy beautiful misty morning views of the Smokies or watch one of our magnificent, ever-changing sunsets, all from the privacy of the wooden deck.
Our mountaintop location is a short, scenic drive around Fontana Lake from quaint Bryson City. We are located about 12 mins away from downtown Bryson City and up the mountain on a paved road. Our home is nestled high on the mountain and surrounded by protected land. With only three homes further down our road, the home is private and quiet. Most importantly, the cabin is easily accessible year-round via a paved road, all the way up to our driveway!
Bryson City is a laid-back town, free from the congestion, traffic, and noise that you came here to escape. In the summer, Bryson City is home to kayakers practicing on the Nantahala, hikers from Europe, and friendly locals. You can enjoy delicious food and a cup o’ joe with Pam at Mountain Perks (our favorite is the Parisian Wrap with the freshest produce you have ever seen). Before exploring the locally-owned shops, take the drive to Cades Cove in Great Smoky Mountains National Park or take a step back in time aboard the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad. You can spend a day visiting some of the local antique shops or take a day trip to visit the other Builtmor, the world famous Biltmore Estate in Asheville, before heading back for another beautiful sunset on the deck with family. There are so many options, but one of our favorites is relaxing the day away breathing the fresh mountain air with no plans.
At night, you can try your luck at the newly renovated Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, head downtown to The Cork and Bean for a sampling of local wine, check out the new microbrewery, or simply kick back and gaze at the stars that are very bright and feel like they are close enough to touch because of the lack of city lights.
We are centrally located to the area’s most popular attractions, including Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Nantahala Outdoor Center, Fontana Lake and Dam, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, the Tsali Trailheads, and the new Sequoyah National Golf Course designed by Robert Trent Jones. We recommend taking a pontoon boat for the day and exploring Fontana Lake from Almond Boat Dock. You can even try to strike it rich at the Nantahala River Gem Mine or other nearby prospecting locations. The area also has miles of rivers and acres of lakes for enjoying water sports and miles of trails for hiking.
Whether it’s for a lively family gathering or the intimacy of a much needed romantic get-away, we welcome you to our home where you can’t help but create memories that will last a lifetime.
Overview: The Bryson Builtmor is a single level home, perfect for folks who aren’t fond of stairs. An open floor plan with high ceilings in the main living area creates a rustic lodge atmosphere. Highlights include beautiful stained glass and plenty of room for your family to be together.
Living Area: The front door opens onto the spacious great room, dining and kitchen area, with cathedral picture windows that let the mountain views wash over you. A comfortable sofa and a pair of rocking chairs sit opposite a gas log fireplace and provide seating for watching a movie or the big game on the large screen satellite TV.
Kitchen/Dining: The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you will need to prepare snacks or complete meals. It includes a stove with oven, microwave, blender, slow-cooker, toaster oven, and coffee maker. There is ample counter-top space and a large island for preparation or serving. There is also a gas grill just outside the back door for your use. (Ingles grocery store is conveniently located at the bottom of the road, just before you reach the mountain).
Dining: The dining room table seats six, and the island seats two. You may also choose to eat on the deck and enjoy the gorgeous weather.
Master Suite: The master suite is privately located in the split floor plan and is beautifully appointed with a king size bed and large private bath with an oversized whirlpool tub and separate shower. Also included in the master suite is a satellite TV and DVD player.
Bedrooms: Down the hallway are two nicely-sized bedrooms with queen beds.
Second Bathroom: A large full bath is near the second and third bedrooms.
Laundry: The laundry room is located directly across from the bathroom.
Deck: You can relax on the deck, sipping your morning coffee, or share a meal while watching the beautiful sunset. At night, it is easy to find your favorite stars in the wide mountain sky.
Internet Access: For those who need to stay connected to the outside world, we have the best internet in the mountains with satellite speeds close to DSL. We updated our equipment recently to ensure the best possible internet speed.