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Smoky Mountain Moondance; Just outside Downtown Bryson City; Nantahala River

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Smoky Mountain Moondance!

Lake, river, mountains; everything you could want in a vacation!

Welcome to the place where your mountain/lake getaway begins; right here in the heart of the Blue Ridge.

Does this sound like the mountain luxury destination experience for you?

Smoky Mountain Moondance is perched on a mountainside, overlooking the Nantahala River (far below), just outside of downtown Bryson City, and all it has to offer tourists.

Come soak in all the Smoky Mountain Moondance has to offer its guests, including an eclectically decorated, contemporary feeling home, fire-pit, modern amenities, and more. Sit on your back deck, relax and sip coffee as you take in the astounding views, along with being able to watch wildlife from your private deck and outdoor areas.

So come enjoy the splendor of the Nantahala River, Lake Fontana, and more, all nestled in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains!

The home affords year round access, and is great for snmall groups of any and all ages. The home is situated just outside of downtown Bryson City, NC, affording privacy for everyone to relax & enjoy the feel of the WNC mountains. Bryson City has so much to offer tourists, including upscale dining, shopping, tourist attractions, and specifically the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad.

Get ready to be “wowed” by the never-ending views from this contemporary mountain style retreat. With attention to detail, cool finishes, and cozy spaces, you will immediately feel at home at Smoky Mountain Moondance. (That is of course if you can tear yourself away from the wrap-a-round deck, & soaking in the spectacle of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Nantahala River far below & actually venture inside!) The newly renovated, updated and eclectically decorated cottage is warm and welcoming in all its indoor spaces & open floor plan. But, if you need some “alone time”, there is plenty of space inside and out to find your own serenity. There is again the stunning, wrap-a-round deck for ultimate outdoor relaxation.

The Lake Fontana & Nantahala River area has so much to offer guests; from hiking and walking trails, streams, boating, swimming and much more. While at Smoky Mountain Moondance, everyone enjoys all that downtown Bryson City has to offer. Fine dining, dive eateries, shopping, and the Great Smoky Mountain Roalroad. Of course, when you return home, the spectacular deck affords a space where you can pull up a chair and take in the "sound of silence", observe the night as it fills with stars, and watch the fire flies come out to play in your backyard.

Take a seat and enjoy the sound of nature and the serenity in your own private paradise at the top of the world.

You are also just a short drive from America's favorite scenic byway, The Blue Ridge Parkway, motorcycle touring, biking, hiking, white water rafting, rock climbing, kayaking, canoeing, zip lining, Segway tour…just about any outdoor activity! Or, take a ride to downtown Asheville to enjoy the first-rate restaurants, shopping, galleries, spas, and entertainment.

Almond Boat Park Rentals Rentals - 9 minute drive or 3.1 miles

YMCA Camp Watia - 13 minutes or 3.9 miles

Harrahs Cherokee Casino - 29 minute drive or 22.3 miles

The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad (Polar Express!) - 18 minute drive or 11.6 miles

NOC (Nantahala Outdoor Center) (zip lines, white water rafting and more)- 13 minute drive or 6.7 miles

Tsali (mountain biking) 11 minute drive or 5 miles

Deep Creek in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park - 28 minute drive or 14.5 miles

The Visitors Center (Oconaluftee) for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park - 38 minute drive or 24.1 miles

The Biltmore Estate - 1 hour 16 minutes drive or 74 miles

We look forward to possibly booking your stay, should these accommodations work for you. We can reserve your stay with a credit card and send out a rental agreement to firm everything up when you are ready...but don't delay too long.

Additional Rate Info And Fees:

*4 night minimum required for all holidays & special events.

These observed holidays and occasions are subject to holiday rates: New Years, MLK, Valentines, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas

$185 Cleaning Fee**

​​​​​​​** - Yonder openly shares & clearly posts our Cleaning Fees in a manner of full disclosure, as we think this is the most honest and forthright approach with respect to our guests. Our Cleaning Fees are backed by our Clean Guarantee, which reflects the highest level of standards, pristine environments for our guests, and a level of clean that surpasses any other vacation homes; we literally guarantee it!

3.45% processing fee

Current local tax rate is 7%

$1,000 refundable security deposit (Held with credit card; NOT charged up front)

Early Check In and/or Late Check Out may be possible, depending on cleaning schedules and other reservations. If it is possible, there may be an additional fee that would be determined based on the time that you wish to check in or out and the seasonal rates.

Pets: This home is NOT pet friendly; no exceptions.

Please inquire for details regarding payment, the cancellation policy, and trip insurance.

Military Discount

We have tremendous respect and gratitude for former and present military personnel. Yonder would like to offer a 5% discount on this home. Some restrictions apply, not valid with any other offers. The only thing we ask is that you present identification in the form of an “CAC” card or a “DD Form 2” card (Blue & Green). Please inquire for details prior to booking.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2018

About Yonder

Celebrating 10 years in Western North Carolina, Yonder provides relaxing and personalized luxury homes for vacation rentals in and around Asheville; from 1 bedroom loft apartments in the heart of Asheville to 8 bedroom timber frame estates homes. Perfect for romantic weekends to multi generational family gatherings, corporate retreats to weddings, Yonder dedicates itself to providing the ultimate mountain vacation experience. Our promise to you is an easy booking process, a guaranteed clean home and our availability to offer local knowledge and answer any questions you might have.



Almond Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available ...
  • Chauffeur ...
  • Concierge ...
  • Massage ...
  • Private Chef ...
  • Staff ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter ...
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Smoky Mountain Moondance; Just outside Downtown Bryson City; Nantahala River
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Gorgeous, Tastefully Elegant Cabin and view

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely perfect! When we first arrived there was a strong sewage smell but the next day it was gone...thankfully!

The decor was super modern and delightful...everything felt new and clean...we felt right at home!

The views were outstanding...the only downside was that the fireplace didn’t work...that would have been amazing...nevertheless we couldn’t help but to talk about coming to this exact cabin in the future!! Best one we’ve ever stayed in!

We loved the location as it was convenient to The Great Smoky Railroad & adorable downtown Bryson City.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the 5 star review! We are sorry to hear you had a few issues during your stay but hope we took care of them. Glad to hear your family enjoyed themselves and we look forward to your booking again in the future.
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Peaceful and Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this house is peaceful and serene. The interior is beautifully decorated in a modern style and is spacious and clean. The back deck is amazing and the views are breathtaking. It truly feels like you are in the middle of nowhere...yet the house is easy to get to and conveniently located! The kids loved exploring in the woods and we loved relaxing in the mountains! Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the 5 star review! This is a very special place and we are glad that you enjoyed it. Look forward to having you back!
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Perfect Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We love this lake house! It is beautifully appointed with everything we needed. The decor is so inviting & fun! The home felt both cozy & spacious for our family. The views from the back deck are breath taking! This was exactly what we were looking for in a mountain retreat— We will definitely return & hope to stay longer the next time!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the house, location, and views!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful! We had a great time kayaking on "finger lake" and exploring the NOC. It's all so close! The house was perfect and beautifully decorated. We loved hanging out on the deck relaxing under the stars and our kids loved playing around the yard and woods. Our family will definitely be back soon! Thank you for the great vacation!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the 5 star review! Family time is priceless and we are pleased this home provided such wonderful memories. Looking forward to having you again in the future!
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Beautiful, relaxing and modern!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful and relaxing hilltop home with great views of the Great Smokey Mountains. The house has just been completely remodeled and is bright, cheery and modern. Great deck with views of the Smokey Mountains. Also just 5 minutes from Fontana Lake and 5 miles from the Nantahala Outdoor Center. Perfect location for enjoying mountain hikes, boating or rafting down the Nantahala. Fun for family and friends. Will definitely go back!!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75.4 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
275 Davis Branch Road; Bryson City
Nearest Golf
14.4 Miles
Smokey Mountain Golf Club
Nearest Train
122 Miles
Greenville Station
Nearest Motorway
47 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Guayabitos Restaurant
Nearest Ski
36 Miles
Cataloochee Ski Area
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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