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Elk Ridge - NEW Beautiful 2/2. GSMRailroad* GSMNPark*Cherokee*Harrah's*Bryson

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Charming 2 bedroom, 2 bath near SMNP, Bryson City and Cherokee with a view!!

Springtime in the mountains🌷🌻🌺Great Smoky Mountains National Park- waterfalls, hiking, fishing 10 minutes or less....

SKIING & TUBING AT CATALOOCHEE!!! 24 miles away!!!!


Completely remodeled 2/2 and new in July to the vacation rental market. Our cabin has a beautiful modern design with vaulted ceilings, lots of windows and rustic mountain charm. Very private yet close to everything. It sits on a mountain ridge with relaxing mountain views! Our cabin is located at the end of a paved road and although it sits up on a ridge you do not have to endure scary, winding dirt roads to get to it. Within 5 minutes drive to Cherokee, 10 minutes to Bryson City and 30 minutes to the top of Clingman's dome in the Park or Maggie Valley to tube and ski at Cataloochee!!

Great romantic get away for two or bring the family for fun in the Smoky Mountain National Park just minutes away. Enjoy whitewater rafting, hiking, fishing, boating, waterfalls, ziplining, horseback riding, summer music concerts and festivals and quaint mountain towns all around the area. Our cabin has all the comforts of home while retaining that rural NC mountain charm. Harrah's Cherokee Casino and Concert Hall is just minutes away making our cabin a great affordable stay while still trying your luck at this very popular resort attraction. Top name entertainers and musicians visiting all year!

With 2 queen beds this cabin is perfect for 2-4 people but could accommodate a few extra kids willing to sleep in the main living space on the blow up mattress or on one of the 2 couches (you must let us know in advance if you are interested in this option).

If you are in the area for the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad experience, it is about 15 minutes away and during the winter months when the Polar Express is running you might also drive about 45 minutes to Maggie Valley to enjoy snow skiing too. During spring, summer, and fall boating at nearby Fontana Lake is a favorite past time for our family. Also within a minute of the cabin is the beautiful Oconaluftee River with access points (See Lake Ela Recreation Access Area) for kayaking, tubing, fishing, or picnicking on its banks.

If festivals and shopping are your thing, there are lots of options all around in cute towns like Bryson City, Cherokee, Sylva, Dillsboro, Franklin, Waynesville, and a little further (1 hour) is Asheville!!

More Details

Pam and Patrick
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Pam and Patrick

My husband and I are teachers in Florida hoping to retire to Western NC. I have been coming to this area for most of my life with my family and when my husband also fell in love we decided to start spending part of our time off here. Since we love traveling we can not afford to just have it sitting empty, lucky for those that happen to stumble across our wonderful little place.

Pam and Patrick purchased this cabin in 2015

Why Pam and Patrick chose Whittier

We remodeled a cabin about 20 minutes west of here and began renting as a vacation cabin in 2015 (VRBO#728604). It was so successful that we found ourselves without a place to stay during the summer. So we began our search for the perfect spot for another cabin close to all of the activities. We found it in Elk Ridge. We completely remodeled it over the past year and are looking forward to sharing it with other families coming to the beautiful Smoky Mountain National Park and surrounding areas for vacation.

If you're looking for an "in town" house, check our Murphy NC rental (VRBO#1148238).

What makes this cabin unique

It's location minutes from the GSMNP, Whittier (Smoky Mountain & Sequoyah Golf Courses) and Cherokee with it's unique attractions (Harrah's casino, top entertainment, Unto these Hills). Also, 10-20 minutes from other quaint mountain towns such as Bryson City, Sylva, and Dillsboro for restaurants, shopping, and festivals and farmer's markets. 30-45 minutes from Waynesville, Maggie Valley, Franklin and 1hour from Asheville.

It is so close to the Park that deer and elk regularly show up on our property. Feels rural but not isolated, close to everything. Sit on the deck and watch the sun set behind the mountains.


Whittier Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • 4 people in beds- add 2 extra kid(s) to sleep on an air mattress (or couch) for a maximum # of 6 guests possible. Prior arrangements must be made!
  • Observe NC law keep quiet hours between 9pm and 7 am.
  • Please start dishwasher and put all trash bags in outside bin before leaving.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , recently updated
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , all new
  • Both bathrooms newly remodeled and each include a hair dryer, and some soap and shampoo sample size for the 1st night until you can get your own groceries and supplies. Towels and wash cloths provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Linens provided. I recommend that you bring your own pillows. We have pillows as a backup if you forget your favorite ones. I love my special pillows and find others will not do when I am traveling so I recommend the same for our guests to insure the best possible experience.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
We also have a fire pit for roasting marshmallows and telling campfire stories. IMPORTANT: Always extinguish fire completely before leaving the fire pit so that you do not accidentally start a forest fire. PETS: Please never allow your pet on any furniture or beds. Please take them with you when you leave the cabin or they must be crated. There is a spare one in the basement if you forgot yours. Also, please clean up after your pooch both in the cabin, the crate and the property.


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Elk Ridge - NEW Beautiful 2/2. GSMRailroad* GSMNPark*Cherokee*Harrah's*Bryson
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 22 reviews

Great location

  • 5 of 5

Close to the park, Cherokee, the casino, the blue ridge parkway...lot of things to do not far.

Clean, cabin in the trees ( very charming), quiet.

I definitely recommend this cabin !

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was wonderful! Very roomy and beautiful. Enjoyed the stay and the beautiful rocking chair. Can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time and cute cabin.

  • 5 of 5

Would definitely do it again. Very nice!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was beautiful and nicely appointed. Close enough to everything but far away too! Will definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Florida, USA

Great location, house is well kept

  • 4 of 5

House is well kept, though there were some dusty areas (and cobwebs) evident. The space heaters took a little getting used to, but once we figured them out, they were very effective. All in all, we had a pleasant experience and would recommend to others.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful weekend among beautiful scenery in mountain cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Whittier staying in a comfortable cabin nestled in the hills. The cabin was spacious with all the needed amenities for spending quality time in a beautiful area. We used the cabin as a starting point for hiking in the Smoky Mountains and exploring waterfalls in the area. Pam and Patrick responded quickly to our inquiries and ensured everything was prepared and clean upon our arrival. We're looking forward to our next visit!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Bryson City
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Whittier-Smoky Mountain or Sequoyah courses
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Bryson City
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Cherokee or Bryson
Nearest Ski
24 Miles
Cataloochee -Maggie Valley
Car: necessary

Smoky Mountain National Park

Deep Creek Tubing and Hiking

Nantahala Outdoor Center-whitwater sports

Lake Fontana rent boats

Fontana Dam Resort and tours

Cherokee Harrah's Casino and Entertainment Complex

Lake Ela Recreation Access Area

Great Smoky Mountain Railroad-Bryson to Whittier

*Polar Express

*Thomas the Train

*Peanuts-Great Pumpkin Patch

*The Wizard of Oz-returns Juy 14th


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $85 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $275
Tax Rate 10.75%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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