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

Maggie Valley, NC, USA
  • Cabin1800 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 5 nights

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


A World Apart

Member Since 2008
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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.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
        • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Queen Sleep Sofa (1)


        • 2 Bathrooms
          • Toiletries are not provided, i.e. soap, shampoo/conditioner.

          Location Type

            • Mountain View
              Woodsy in the Spring and Summer. Views in Fall and Winter.


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Living Room
                          Sleeper sofa and loveseat
                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Fireplace
                          Wood burning Fireplace in the Living Room and an Electric Fireplace in the upstairs master suite.
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                          Service is wireless only.
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Mobile Phone
                          Cell Tower is nearby so there is very good Cellular Service available
                        • Parking
                          Ample parking for cars/trucks/trailer
                        • Telephone
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                          An HE Washer
                        • Wireless Internet
                          You'll need a wireless capable computer to use the free service.
                        • Wood Fireplace


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Cooking Utensils
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Ice Maker
                            • Kitchen
                              Coffee Maker, Full Size Microwave, Toaster, Blender, Hand Held Mixer, Wine Glasses, Champagne Glasses, Grill Tools, etc.
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                              Outdoor grill is a charcoal grill - charcoal not provided
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  Plus the breakfast bar seats an additional three guests.
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 6 people


                                    • Books
                                    • CD Player
                                    • DVD Player
                                      DVD/VCR player
                                    • Games
                                    • Pool Table
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      Three Flat Screen TV's
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television
                                    • VCR


                                        • Balcony
                                          Private upstairs Balcony off the Master Suite
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Wrap-Around Decks and Porches. Screened Doors at all entrances for great Mother Nature cross-ventilation.
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Charcoal grill & outdoor Fire pit area. Charcoal & lighter fluid not provided.
                                        • Ski & Snowboard
                                          Cataloochee ski resort 15-20 minutes away from our cabin.

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Hot Tub
                                              4-6 Person Hot Tub
                                            • jetted tub
                                              Large Jetted Tub


                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • live theater
                                                • museums
                                                • restaurants
                                                • theme parks
                                                • water parks

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • gambling casinos
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • sledding
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • hunting
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hot air ballooning
                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • rafting
                                                            • skiing
                                                            • snowboarding
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • whitewater rafting


                                                                • 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.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  131 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

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

                                                                  Ronald C.

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

                                                                  Had a great time

                                                                  jennifer m.

                                                                  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.

                                                                  Peace-full and Homey with Nice Views!

                                                                  Tony A P.

                                                                  We loved how cozy and homey the cabin felt. Secluded, perfect place to disconnect and unwind. Did some hiking, grilling, reading and definitely got to enjoy the hot-tub. The kids and our little dog also got to enjoy it. Our subaru had no problems navigating the steep gravel roads - an all-wheel drive is a must-have!

                                                                  Koman Ski Weekend

                                                                  Jackie K.Cumming, GA

                                                                  Our family was very excited for our mini vacation in Maggie Valley to ski and snowboard. We spent more time in the cabin than planned and happy we did stay and use all the cabin had to offer. It is secluded, and we were happy we drove our 4x4 - it was definitely needed to track the 1/4 mile up the dirt road.

                                                                  The cabin had everything we needed for a great relaxing weekend. We enjoyed the games, the hot tub and the comfort of home. Very comfortable! We will be back again!! ]

                                                                  Thank you for making our family escape "A World A Part"!!

                                                                  Cabin of water

                                                                  Liane A.Charlotte, NC

                                                                  Secluded, plenty of hiking, awesome claw foot soak tub, nice hot tub, and awesome fireplace but bring plenty of your own wood. Kinda difficult to find larger logs for burning. 4 wheel drive is nice but not necessary if you know how to drive! Will return to this hidden treasure...

                                                                  Amazing cabin

                                                                  Jill H.

                                                                  “A World Apart” is an amazing cabin and I feel so blessed to have been able to stay there.

                                                                  You cannot use a GPS of any type to get to the cabin, but the directions were nearly perfect! Once you turn off of the main road (Soco Road), the first mile and a half is paved. Then you turn off on to gravel roads. We traveled in a 2013 Chrysler Town and Country mini- van. There are parts that are steep. I felt slightly concerned on our first trip up the cabin, but once I was used to it, it was no problem. However, once some snow fell, there were times I felt the tires “slipping.” In the winter, I would suggest 4-wheel drive, in the other seasons, I think you are fine. We arrived at the cabin and had some trouble with the passcode to get in. I called the owners and they got back to me right away. They are wonderful. The cabin sits on 5.5 acres on its own mountain. It is beautiful private. However, there are other cabins not too far away, so you can feel safe. When you are at the cabin you do not see them. The property has a wonderful area to hike up the mountain. It is very close to so many things! We went out to several yummy meals, snow tubed at Tube World, rode over to Cherokee and It is right next to the Blueridge parkway. It was a 30 minute drive to the Biltmore. The inside is awesome- pine everywhere! The fireplace is incredible. The kitchen is extremely well equipped. The downstairs bedroom is a nice size with the claw foot tub in the bathroom. Right off of that, room is the deck with a wonderful Jacuzzi. The upstairs loft has a pool table, which we used a lot. Outside of there is a deck with a hammock. My girls loved it even in the winter! The master bedroom has a great electric fireplace, a Jacuzzi tub, balcony, and bathroom with toilet and shower. I do wish there was more room for clothes. We really loved everything about the cabin. We did have an issue with the oven. The only other issue was that over the course of a couple of days some of the pipes started to freeze. The second to last night we were there, the power went out during the night and all of the plumbing froze. I called the owners, and the refunded our last night as we had to leave early. Pipes will not unfreeze until temps get above freezing. This was not the fault of the owners. We were sad to leave a day early though because we thoroughly enjoyed the cabin and Maggie Valley. Our family of 4 fit perfectly. We even found the mouse and hornets nest!


                                                                  Maggie Valley, NC, USA

                                                                  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.

                                                                  Rates & Availability

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                                                                  *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.

                                                                  131 Reviews
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