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Dancing Wolves Lodge--Luxury mountain views with fireplace, decks & hot tub.

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 BR, 2.5 BA, sleeps 4 in beds. 2 couches could sleep 2 smaller guests.

Located in Maggie Valley, 30 minutes west of Asheville, Danacing Wolves Lodge is close to Cataloochee Ski resort, hiking, horseback riding, & Ghost Town. With an elevation of 4393, this beautifully decorated private home has cozy rooms, hardwood flooring, wood-burning fireplace, hot tub and two decks with mountain views. TV, DVD library, stereo, board games, and WIRELESS INTERNET for guest entertainment. Enjoy the cool mountain air as you grill out on the upper deck in the evenings. Quiet location on privately maintained road. All linens are furnished, full kitchen with all appliances and full-size washer and dryer provide all the comforts of home. Available for rental May 1 through November 30. THIS PROPERTY HAS NO A/C.

What to do in the Maggie Valley Area: Maggie Valley and the surrounding area truly has something for every member of the family. If hiking & nature are your favorite things, or if you are more interested in golf at one of the area courses, the cool temperatures and friendly natives will make your stay pleasurable. Several riding stables, including Queens Farm and Cataloochee offer trail rides daily. Skiing is minutes away in the early spring and fall at Cataloochee Ski Resort near Ghost Town. Numerous rafting companies operate on the Nantahala River and several levels of excitement await the rafting enthusiasts. A word to the wise--the water here is from the mountains and it is notoriously chilly! The Great Smokey Mountain Railroad has scenic tours through the mountain passes boarding at the station in Dillsboro--check departure times and inquire about the sunset tours as well.

Beautiful Asheville: A quick 30 minutes east on I-40 lies the town of Asheville, with it's charming old downtown section, dotted with quaint shops and delicious gourmet restaurants. If you are lucky, you'll be in town for the Southern Highland Craft Fair at the Asheville Civic Center and see the finest the area's crafters have to offer. In southern Asheville (Exit 50 on I-40) is Biltmore Village, home of the famous Biltmore Estate and Winery. I you have never been to the Biltmore, it is a must see and a delightful way to spend the day on another continent. Like any large city, Asheville has a very nice mall and very nice traditional dining, but also beautiful gardens everywhere, and enchanting southern architecture at every turn. Probably what attracts us to Asheville the most are the great antiquing opportunities. Antique malls, barns and warehouses dot the city and we have great fun both window shopping and collecting. If you get a chance, go see the beautiful old Grove Park Inn on Charlotte Street

Venturing to the West: The Cherokee Indian Reservation and Harrah's Casino are a 30 minute drive to the west on Route 19. On the other side of beautiful Smokey Mountain National Park, about a 1 1/2 hour drive, is Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and of course, Dollywood. Gatlinburg is known for it's unusual assortment of interesting shops, Ripley's Museum, and restaruants. Pigeon Forge is an amazing artisan community with many galleries and working studios. Pigeon Forge is also a haven for outlet shoppers, as well as home to the popular theme park Dollywood.

Dogs are welcome at Dancing Wolves Lodge. There is a non-refundable pet fee of $100.00 not listed in our fee schedule. We ask that dogs be crated when left alone for their safety and comfort in a strange place.

More Details

Janie or Mike Hinkle
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 10, 2018

About Janie or Mike Hinkle

Dancing Wolves is owned by Mike and Janie Hinkle. We bought the home because of its unique rustic atmosphere and loved the seclusion of the Smokey Falls community. It's quite, but not too far from everything that's fun and worth doing in the mountains of Western North Carolina.

Janie or Mike Hinkle purchased this cabin in 2007

Why Janie or Mike Hinkle chose Maggie Valley

Dancing Wolves is fairly new, as cabins go, and has modern appliances, fixtures, and we had little to do to make it a welcoming destination for vacationers. The large porches were a plus and being outside in the summer here never gets old!

What makes this cabin unique

The wildlife at Dancing Wolves is truly special. Elk can be seen roaming the paths between homes and you might even see an occasional mama bear with a cub at certain times of the year. The elevation of 4500' makes Dancing Wolves much cooler year round than homes in most sections of Maggie Valley, and we were particularly excited about that. Bring a sweater, even in summer!


Maggie Valley Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Each bedroom has a modern private bath with ceiling heaters. All linens are provided for baths and hot tub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Room 3 - There are 2 sofas, but neither are sleepers.
  • Both bedrooms open onto deck with hot tub and have private baths. Televisions with DVD players located in both bedrooms and all linens are provided. A queen sleeper is located in the living room near the fireplace and TV. Central heat makes the chilly evenings very comfortable. We are now equipped with WIRELESS INTERNET, so you may want to bring a laptop computer.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
The kitchen and laundry at Dancing Wolves are very well-equipped. Firewood is available and the hot tub accommodates six comfortably. Dancing Wolves is located on a privately maintained gravel road approximately three miles west of Ghost Town in Maggie Valley in a small community known as Smoky Falls. The neighborhood is quiet and secluded, the days are cool and the nights are slightly cooler. During the late spring, summer and fall when the house is open, 4 wheel drive is not necessary except in the case of unseasonal snow or ice. We do allow dogs, but we ask that you bring a crate for the safety and comfort of your pet. Also, please understand that we charge a non-refundable $100.00 deposit for fumigation after every each and every pet, for the protection of all.


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Dancing Wolves Lodge--Luxury mountain views with fireplace, decks & hot tub.
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews

This is a beautiful open floor plan home. Cozy and roomy at the same time. Owner is decorator.

  • 5 of 5

We always love staying at Dancing Wolves. Its two stories put the main living area on the top

floor so you'll feel like you are in a big treehouse. The deck is a great place to eat outdoors and be up high in the breezes while still close to the kitchen. The interior is beautifully furnished and so comfortable. If the weather is warm in town, it's always cooler up at Dancing wolves. It's private and quiet but with easy access to the main road to Maggie Valley. We enjoy restaurants in Maggie and in Waynesville. Both destinations are easy driving distance from the house. The Blue Ridge Parkway is very close with easy access. An A+ property!

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for loving Dancing Wolves as much as we do! See ya next year!
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A wonderful get away! Dave L.

  • 5 of 5

The house was on a beautiful hill side with an amazing view! All the fall colors provided an ever changing picture. And then it snowed all day on Sunday! It is worth the walk down to the water fall at the bend in the road. Even the Elk came by to welcome us! We had a fun and restful time at Dancing Wolves Lodge.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words about your stay at Dancing Wolves. We are thrilled that you had a great visit and hope you'll come back and stay with us again!
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Loved this property! We will definitely be returning!

  • 5 of 5

The house was so well kept and welcoming. The surroundings were very quiet and peaceful. This was a welcoming feeling coming here from the city. We also loved how conveniently located it was to local restaurants, tourists attractions, etc. We will definitely be renting this property again.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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cabin vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was a beautiful cabin. We were secluded in the mountains. Clean, spacious, well stocked on everything. Enjoyed the hot tub every evening!!! Was not too far from shopping or things to do. Would definitely stay here again. Pricing was great for the cabin. would have paid the same if not more for a hotel for less space.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review Donna! Please come back. We'd love to have you!
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Little Piece of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

"Dancing Wolves Lodge" is a well maintained, well stocked mountain cabin that exceeded expectations! It had that rustic feel yet modern conveniences that we desired. We saw majestic elk on a couple of occasions, once close to the cabin.

Our family of three did a lot on this memorable vacation, from visiting The Biltmore and golfing in Asheville, to horseback riding in the rain in the Smokey Mountains National Forest, white water rafting and zip-lining, hiking, and enjoying a little Casino life. The home is centrally located to all of those excursions and the hot tub waits for you at the end of the day to help you unwind and relax.

We definitely would recommend "Dancing Wolves Lodge".

The Sadowski Family

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words Terry! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay at Dancing Wolves. Please come back!
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Perfect mountain getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Dancing Wolves Lodge. The cabin had an awesome deck with a hot tub and great views. Janie was very helpful and quickly responsive. We hope to be back soon! Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Asheville, North Carolina
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Waynesville, North Carolina
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Joey's Pancake House
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Cataloochee Ski Resort
Car: necessary

Dancing Wolves Lodge is located about 3 1/2 miles from the center of Maggie Valley west on Route 19. Access is good in late spring, summer and early fall, but may require 4 WD and chains if snow and ice are present. Access is by a gravel road about one mile from the main highway, in the private community of Smokey Falls. The elevation at the house is 4393'.

Other Activities: Shopping, gem mining, white water rafting, hiking.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fees $200 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.