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Carolina Peak - Peaceful Moutaintop Retreat in the Heart of the Smokies

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

Carolina Peak Is A Luxurious Home Sitting High On A Mountain Top

Carolina Peak is a luxurious home sitting high on mountain top with wonderful long range views. The home is at the end of the road and nestled in a natural forest setting providing peace and quiet.

Exterior features include back deck with seating for 8, a front porch with a swing perfect for morning coffee, a side deck with a gas grill and 6 person hot tub, and an outdoor entertainment area complete with fire pit, rustic shack, and charcoal grill.

Carolina Peak is a spacious and warm vacation home with all the amenities to make the most of your stay in the Smoky Mountains!

The 2-story great room has seating for 12 and opens into the dining and kitchen areas. This home features a stacked stone fireplace, 60 inch TV, and panoramic views. The chef's kitchen is modern and spacious with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and an additional TV. The large table in the dining room has seating for 8 with additional seating at a table in the kitchen and at the bar.

There is a loft area at the top of the stairs which features a game/puzzle table. There is also an additional den upstairs with another 60" TV and provides an amazing second entertainment area for kids.

The master bedroom and bath, complete with heated slate floors and a river rock shower, are located just steps from the great room on the main level. There are 3 additional bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms upstairs.

This home sleeps a maximum capacity of 12 people due to the home being on a septic system. Events and parties in which guests would exceed the house capacity of 12 people are not allowed at Carolina Peak for this reason. This home is located in a residential community.

High speed internet is provided at Carolina Peak and most cell phone carriers do provide service at the home. Cellular service on the drive up will be limited so please make sure to have directions pulled up or printed out.

This home is located on a mountain top with about 3 miles of gravel roads with incline. High clearance vehicles are needed. 4 cylinder vehicles not allowed. Small or low profile cars will have difficulty getting up the mountain. 4WD not necessary but will make navigation easier. Parking accommodation for 4 cars. Renters do not have access to garage for parking.

Located 8 miles from downtown Sylva and only minutes to the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Also convenient to Western Carolina University, Cherokee, and Maggie Valley.

3 Night Minimum Year Round

Thanksgiving and Christmas Have a 7 Night Minimum

Access: Gravel with incline.

Dual Zone Central Heat and Air

Wood Burning Fireplace in Living Room - Firewood Not Supplied

Outdoor Wood Burning Fire pit - Firewood Not Supplied

Fully-Equipped Chef's Kitchen - Place settings for 12 as well as ample cookware and appliances.


Propane Grill on Porch and Charcoal Grill/Smoker by Outdoor Entertainment Area

Outdoor 6 Person Hot Tub

Master - King - Main Level - Private Bath with Shower and Clawfoot Tub

BR 2 - 2 Queens - Upper Level - Jack and Jill Bath

BR 3 - King and Daybed - Upper Level - Jack and Jill Bath

BR 4 - 4 Twins (2 sets of bunk beds) - Upper Level - Hall Bath

More Details

Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 6, 2018


Sylva House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Maximum capacity due to septic system accommodation and is strictly enforced.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 4 bunk bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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(4 traveler reviews)

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Carolina Peak - Peaceful Moutaintop Retreat in the Heart of the Smokies
average rating of 4.25 based on 4 reviews

Location, Location, Location

  • 5 of 5

This lodge is on the top of the mountain, so the view from every window is spectacular! No matter where you sit or where you walk, you just look up or out and soak in the beauty of our earth. All descriptions are on surprises. The lodge is appointed quite well. The kitchen has everything we needed, even a second refrigerator. The entertainment area has books, videos, puzzles, games. Seating is plentiful and comfortable. We really enjoyed the fireplace, and it is SO easy to clean! There is instant hot water; water pressure is excellent, especially when we were already at the top of the mountain. Nearby Sylva has plenty of restaurants and shops. We spent an afternoon and evening at the Cherokee Casino. The whole week was such a wonderful opportunity to come back together as a family and appreciate all our blessings. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

The house was very nice. But it was really really far away from everything. The owner did not leave me any details on how to get in the house. She also had cameras and called me concerned about the number of cars. We never had over 14 people in the house and when I'm on a vacation I don't want to have to worry about the owner bothering me or watching us. We did not break any rules or make much noise, but still got bothered by the owner.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The lockbox instructions were on the driving directions sent to the renter prior to arrival. When she could not get into the home, she called and was given entry instructions immediately. The home is on a gravel road at the top of a mountain as is stated in the description. It does take approximately 10-15 minutes to get from the highway up to the house but most feel the views are worth the distance from town. It is stated in our rental contract that we do have outside cameras that monitor entry and this was signed by the renter at time of the reservation. Unfortunately, as was the case with this rental, we have had renters misrepresent the number of people/type of group staying in the home. We have to ensure people we rent our home to are respectful to our neighbors in regards to traffic and noise. The renter was called once to confirm the number of people in the group. There is a gravel area with room for 4 vehicles. This group had 7 large vehicles, were parked in the yard, and prevented a utility company from being able to access and service the home. Our home is best suited for renters that are looking for a peaceful weekend in the mountains. We realize this may not be a good fit for everyone and try our best to accurately describe the home, amenities and the location.
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Great Getaway!

  • 4 of 5

The house is set high on the mountain peak which allows for great views and privacy. The house is very spacious and well built. We enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Franklin, Tn

Fabulous mountain home!

  • 5 of 5

The house itself is wonderful, but the view was beyond amazing. Our family fell in love with it all. We hope to come back again next year and stay a little longer. No one wanted to leave.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
52 Miles
Asheville, NC

This home is convenient to downtown Sylva, Waynesville, Maggie Valley, Fontana, Cherokee and Western Carolina University.

Approximately an hour drive to Cashiers and Asheville.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $185
Damage Insurance $59

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.