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6 Secluded Acres/Hot Tub/Pool Table/FirePit/Wood Fireplace/Hammock/Pets OK

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Cabin,2 Bdrm+Hide-a-bed(Queen),2 Baths,(Sleeps 4-6),A/C,Linens Included

“A World Apart” is not your typical bare provisioned rental cabin locked away in a subdivision overlooking more houses than views. Its location was selected and the home painstakingly built by our family to take advantage of the best of Maggie Valley and Western North Carolina. The care and attention to detail is visible throughout.

Our home is located at 4000' elevation in the mountains and would NOT be easily accesible by motorcycle. Even though our property has plenty of parking and room for cars, trucks and trailers, riding by motorcycle will be up to the comfort level of the rider. The road leading to our property is made up of dirt/gravel and may not be suitable for every rider.

Nestled on 6 secluded acres of Soco Mountain, our home offers a Romantic Oasis for Couples or the perfect Retreat for Families. Relax on the Wrap-Around Porch and unwind while enjoying the scenery and listening to the persistent harmony of the Creek winding through the valley below. If you’re still and quiet, some of the neighborhood hummingbirds might visit and perhaps even an owl or two will announce the arrival of dusk.

The downstairs of our home features a magnificent Stone Fireplace towering over the living room, Satellite HDTV with DVD, broad-plank hardwood floors, queen sleeper sofa, slate bathroom with Antique Claw-Foot Tub and walk-in shower. The Queen Bedroom features a large armoire, Satellite TV/DVD/VCR, and its own door leading to the hot tub. A fully-equipped and well-stocked kitchen with slate countertops and peninsula bar in addition to the dining table for six offers plenty of seating and amenities for your family gathering. Screen doors and windows allow for Mother Nature's ventilation and the sounds of the wilderness without being visited by it.

Upstairs the loft features a pool table and French Doors that open onto a Covered Porch complete with Dining Area. In the Master Suite, unwind in the slate-surround Jacuzzi Tub while gazing out at the mountainside or enjoying the soothing embers of the electric fireplace. Satellite HDTV with DVD invites you to just lounge in the pillow-top King Bed watching a movie. The French Doors from the Master open onto a Large Private Balcony that is the perfect place to enjoy the morning’s first cup of coffee.

For those who still feel the need to keep in touch with the outside world, free wireless internet is provided. Please note that this service is wireless only so you'll have to have a wireless enabled computer to use the free service.

Wrap-around porches complete with rockers, swings, Adirondack chairs, charcoal grill and (our family’s favorite) a secluded hot tub for 6 are really why you vacation in the mountains. The upstairs Tin-Roofed Porch plays an unforgettably soothing melody on drizzly afternoons.

On adventuresome days, you’re a short walk to cascading waterfalls and only a few minutes drive to the Blue Ridge Parkway, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Ghost Town in the Sky, the Cataloochee Ski Resort, Cherokee and Harrah’s Casino. A late afternoon trek to see the Elk in Cataloochee Valley is a must do and in little more than 30 minutes you can be enjoying the Biltmore Estate in Asheville or the Great Smokey Mountain Railroad in Bryson City.

We welcome you to be our guests and find out what makes our home 'A World Apart!' However, don't just take our word for it. Our previous guests comments are the best editorial of what you can expect.

Keywords: Cabin, Chalet, Mountain, View, House, New, River, Creek, Ski, Snow, Quiet, Cozy, Villa, Cottage, Home, Romantic, Smoky, Cherokee, Maggie, Valley, Asheville, Bryson, Waynesville

More Details

Owner
A World Apart
Member since: 2008
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:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2018

About A World Apart

I've had a love for the Smokies throughout my life. Annual retreats to their splendor, beauty, and peace have been a part of my life since I was a small child. When I need a reprieve from the sometimes hectic 'normal' life that I head to the bosom of these old mountains. Just one breath of cool, crisp morning air seems to put everything back in its proper place. I hope you too can find a little of that mountain magic. --Brien, Charlotte, NC

A World Apart purchased this cabin in 2008

Why A World Apart chose Maggie Valley

The name “A World Apart” came quite easily standing on the porch one early evening. After your visit I hope you’ll understand why...

The land on which A World Apart sits has been in the family for a few decades. The cabin was started in 1985 and was literally built board by board by one person. It was a quiet retreat and went through numerous design changes and additions, but the interior was never completed (some would say it was never started). With its lack of insulation, few exposed frame walls, and roughed in plumbing and electrical, it was a fun place for getaways where no one could find you.

In 2006, after many years of the cabin sitting desolate, I purchased the property. That set off a two year adventure of weekly drives to the property, more Lowes trips than I ever thought possible, and a frustrating and painstakingly slow yet rewarding process of reworking and completing the interior of the cabin and bringing it up to current building code. The majority of the work was done by my family including all the framing, electrical, heating and air, insulation, cabinetry, tile work, flooring and stairs (which was milled from red oak trees from my primary house), and too many other details to recall them all. It was a labor of love that nearly broke me in so many ways.

We tried to pull from the best of the cabins we had visited around the Smokies and at the same time, add a little of our own flair and style. I am quite pleased with the result and have been rewarded by the many kind words and stories from guests.

What makes this cabin unique

It’s all about location! The cabin sits just a few minutes West of Maggie Valley and Cataloochee Ski Resort. The Blue Ridge Parkway runs along the back side of the mountain. Even being so close to these amenities it feels as though you are on a quiet hiking trail in the middle of the Park. The 5.5 acres is surrounded on all sides by vacant properties so that there is literally no other sign of civilization within your view. The only sounds are the wind through the trees, the creek running through the hollow below, and nature living the way it was intended.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Rested - naps - read - long walks - rested more - more naps - lots of fires. Favorite restaurant - Hurley's. Loved your home - the fireplace was wonderful - Thanks for sharing!
Nov 2012
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Amenities

Maggie Valley Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Toiletries are not provided, i.e. soap, shampoo/conditioner.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Queen Sleep Sofa (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Wrap-around porch with Swing, Rocking Chairs, Adirondack Chairs, and Hummingbird feeders to enjoy the wildlife and view. Tin roof covered porch upstairs with hammock. Claw foot Tub in downstairs bath. Electric Fireplace in upstairs Master can be enjoyed from the bed or the Jacuzzi Tub. Pool Table in Loft. Stone wood-burning Fireplace. 3 Satellite TV's with DVD's and a VCR, no HDMI hook-up. Ceiling Fans in bedrooms. Board Games and books. Non-smoking inside.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.7686567 based on 195 reviews
5

Beautiful, secluded cabin

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a secluded, private cabin to relax, unwind, and celebrate our 20th anniversary. A World Apart was the perfect place! The cabin was definitely secluded up the mountain. We enjoyed the hot tub, the whirlpool tub, and even the pool table. The wifi worked great for us. The cabin was very clean and was well stocked with everything we could need. We would love to take our kids back with us next time for another visit!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

This is the perfect mountain getaway you've been looking for.

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful cabin with so much character and charm. We stayed at A World Apart for 4 nights and we fell in love with the place. The cabin is two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The cabin is very homey feeling, which allows you to almost immediately feel at home and ready to unwind. Maggie Valley, Waynesville, and Cherokee are all very close. The Blue Ridge is also very close by. We visited so many great places, but some standouts we're: Waynesville downtown, Skinny Dip Falls, Elevated Mountain Distillery, BooJum Restaurant, Fat Buddies BBQ, Frankie's Italian Restaurant, Soco Falls, and the Great Smokey Mountains Farm museum.

We were given a tip by the owner of Elevated Mountain Distillery on where to see Elk and were delighted to see three female elk right by the roadway grazing in a field.

The owners of the cabin were great and there was excellent communication from the beginning to the end.

I would highly recommend this cabin to anyone. It was perfect for our family of four and I look forward to returning.

PS: The road up to the cabin seems difficult the first time, but if you keep it in low gear and take your time, you'll be a mountain driving pro in no time.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, well-kept, very private cabin

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying at this beautiful cabin!!!! We’ve stayed at numerous cabins all over the NC mountains and this is the only one so far that we would rent again! That should say it all. Perfectly described and very easy clean-up at the end if your stay.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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5

Very secluded, convenient location

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time here. I thought the communication with the owners exceeded expectations. Overall very nice visit.

Pros:

Fantastic towels and linens--4 star hotel quality.

Super secluded feeling, very private.

WiFi was better than expected, Direct TV also a bonus not expected.

Kitchen was well stocked with basics we had forgotten! (s&p, sugar, coffee filters, etc.)

Super comfy beds and pillows!

Cons:

I did read the parts where they tell you about the road in being rough, but reading and seeing are very different. We barely made it in our mid-size sedan. An economy or low-profile car would not. **Still worth it once you make it up there.

View is not clear (wasn't a problem for us, but if that's what you're going for)

Also they warn that the hot tub might not be hot (it most definitely was not the first day and I hadn't caught this part until after the fact) I'm glad that it gets cleaned after each renter though. Totally worth it.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location...view.....and clean ....

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed my families stay at a world apart cabin. Great location and view. Clean and excellent surroundings.....

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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5

Had a great time

  • 5 of 5

We had a short stay, but we really loved being away from the bustle and having time with our kids to play some mean games of pool and cards and relax in the hot tub. Was a fun and memorable trip and the cabin had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Map

Cataloochee Ski Area
Lake Junaluska
Tube World
Frankie's Italian Trattoria
I can't believe you can get Italian this good in Western NC. This isn't your typical same r...
Legends Sports Grill
Order the Sliders and Wings. You won't regret it.
Maggie Valley Club & Resort
Very nice course tucked in the mountains
J. Arthur's Restaurant
Best Steaks in town
Guayabitos Mexican Resturant
I love these guys. Service is always very good as is the food. It's typical mom and pop Me...
Maggie Valley Restaurant and Maggie's Family Eatery
Where the locals go for breakfast
Arf's Restaurant -- CLOSED
Cataloochee
This is where the elk can be found. Think of it as a smaller, MUCH MUCH less crowded Cades ...
Blue Ridge Parkway Entrance
No trip is complete without a few miles on the Parkway. The entrance is less than 5 minutes...
Rip Roaring Adventures Whitewater Rafting
Local friendly guides at a good price
Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Hotel
Wheels Through Time Museum
Pisgah National Forest
Nearest Point of Interest
A World Apart
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Ghost Town in the Sky
Nearest Point of Interest
Maggie Valley, NC
Nearest Point of Interest
Cataloochee Ski Area
Nearest Point of Interest
Blue Ridge Parkway
Nearest Point of Interest
Tube World
Nearest Point of Interest
Joey's Pancake House
Nearest Point of Interest
Garlic Knots Pizzeria and Italian
Nearest Point of Interest
Legends Sports Grill
Nearest Point of Interest
J Arthurs Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Granny's Chicken
Nearest Point of Interest
Cataloochee Valley

Cataloochee Ski Resort, Visit the Elk at Cataloochee Valley, Horseback Riding, Hiking, White Water Rafting, Trout Fishing, Bird Watching, Snow Skiing & Tubing in the winter, Miniature Golf, Gem Mining, Golfing, Cherokee Indian Reservation & Harrah's Casino, Biltmore Estate, Blue Ridge Parkway & Great Smoky Mountains National Park nearby. Plus many more ideas in the 'Things to Do' folder provided for you at the Cabin.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $25
Damage Deposit $200

*PET FEE* ($25/per day/per pet; Maximum amt. $200) - Property Damage Protection may be required.

CANCELLATIONS: All cancellations will incur a $50/Admin. fee.

The responsible Renter(s) must be at least 25 years old and will be held responsible for all other parties and/or guests.

PLEASE CHECK OUR CALENDAR FOR AVAILABILITY! Call us @(828)737-1242 8a-10p EST.

Prices subject to change w/out notice & holiday rates may apply - 3-5 night minimum stays are required at certain times of the year.

Preferred method of payment is by Credit Card - If an eCheck is returned a $35.00 service charge will apply.

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.