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Smoky Mountain Moondance; Contemporary gem, just outside Downtown Bryson City; Nantahala River

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property


Private home located in a gated & exclusive, upscale, private mountain community. You are under 10 minutes to downtown Bryson, and 20 minutes to the Blue Ridge Parkway. You are also app. 75 minutes from the Asheville Regional Airport. Home is accessed via only paved and fully maintained roads, right up to the gated development, then some gravel, but well-maintained roads. (Winter access may be limited at times to All-Wheel or 4-wheel drive depending on snow conditions.) Overlooking the Nantahala River, with Lake Fontana nearby. Nantahala is Cherokee and means "Land of the Noonday Sun."


(Sleeps 4-6) 2 bedroom, 2 full baths

Occupancy Summary / Sleeps in beds: 4 Max. Occupancy: 6

(PLEASE NOTE: Yonder provides linens for all beds; other occupancy will require guests providing their own linens.)


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 small 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 Railroad. 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

Bedroom/Bath Lay Out:

2 bedroom, 2 full baths

Bedroom #1 – Main Level Master Suite – King Bed – Private ensuite Bath, Walk-in Shower (#1)

Bedroom #2 – Main Level Suite – Queen Bed – Private ensuite Full Bath (#2)

Occupancy Summary / Sleeps in beds: 4 Max. Occupancy: 6

(PLEASE NOTE: Yonder provides linens for all beds; other occupancy will require guests providing their own linens.)

Additional Features:

Clean Guarantee

The living room sofa is a queen sleeper

Mountain views

Lake Views seasonally

Gas Grill


Air Conditioning

Outdoor Fire Pit

FREE firewood

Video Library

DVD Player

Bluetooth Sound System

Private Off Street Parking For 4-5 Vehicles

Custom Cornhole Boards

Tick Tock Concierge

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, military discounts, and trip insurance.

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
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 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 House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Smoky Mountain Moondance; Contemporary gem, just outside Downtown Bryson City; Nantahala River
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Beautiful view, Clean cabin, perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We booked this little jewel for a girls trip and had the best time! It was very clean & sophisticatedly decorated, and non cluttered, we lacked for nothing! the view on the porch was breathtaking, and we were in minutes from all kind of activities and cute shopping in Bryson city, NC! Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous! Pictures to not do it justice!

  • 5 of 5

So comfortable, decorating is amazing, gorgeous views. Was not ready to leave! Such a peaceful retreat! Will book again!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Stunning

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend staying at Smoky Mountain Moondance. We stayed here for a girls trip and there were 7 adults. It slept all of us comfortably. Beautifully decorated, clean and spacious. We loved sitting on the deck drinking wine, loving our view and talking the day away. The kitchen was great for cooking dinner and breakfast for such a large crowd and the house is super close to a neat little town to get groceries. Perfect distance to the Nantahala Outdoor Center. Love, love, love this place! I can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Nearest Ski
5 Miles


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