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

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


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 high-speed DSL 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

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Maggie Valley Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • 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 ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Toiletries are not provided, i.e. soap, shampoo/conditioner.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Queen Sleep Sofa (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • 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
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.


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6 Secluded Acres/Hot Tub/Pool Table/FirePit/Wood Fireplace/Hammock/Pets OK
average rating of 4.7539682 based on 187 reviews

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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Amazing cabin

  • 5 of 5

“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!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We will be back to the area.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin had issues with the water pump. Tricia got right on it and had maintenance come over. It took an evening and the next morning to get it fixed. I understand being a home owner things happen. It's just one of those things.

We loved the hot tub and the fire pit. The cabin is well stocked with cooking items.

Other renters commented on the private road to get to the cabin. I thought it was just part of the experience.

We had a great time and Tricia was awesome to work with.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Isolated Retreat

  • 4 of 5

The cabin and amenities were excellent. The furniture, bed, and hot-tub were comfortable and clean. We loved sitting on the porch in the mornings and evenings listening to the bull elk trumpeting down in the valley. Watching the chipmunks chase each other as we drank coffee became a daily event. The cool evenings allowed us to enjoy the fire pit outside without being too hot or bothered by bugs. The drive to the cabin is along a steep, narrow, gravel road so make sure to use a very low gear when heading up or coming back down. Good location for a quiet retreat but close enough for day trips to waterfalls, Cherokee, and the Smokey Mountain National Park. We would recommend this property to our friends.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Maggie Valley Hide Away

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I love Maggie Valley and were so excited to find this hidden treasure to spend time at. This cabin has all the amenities and more! It was so quiet and relaxing. It is secluded but not too far if we wanted to grab a bite to eat, go shopping or visit some of the sites. We went to the Biltmore Estate, cruised the Blue Ridge Parkway, visited the Cherokee Reservation, hiked down to Soco Falls and took a ride on the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad. Nothing was more than 45 minutes away. On our "days off" we just hung around at the cabin and enjoyed the peace and quiet.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice cabin but a few problems

  • 1 of 5

I always start at 5 stars and deduct for anything major. There were several problems that require a deduction that can be fixed. The upstairs mattress is done, hurt my back, couldn't sleep on it - minus 1 star. The two showers are tiny prefabs that are very uncomfortable - minus 1 star. The road to the place is a steep, skinny, gravel road. You should have a 4-wheel vehicle. A mid-size rental car made each trip death defying - minus 1 star. Because of my error on what day we were supposed to check out we had to pack and vacate immediately when the cleaning lady showed up. My bad. Because we left so fast we left behind 2 prescriptions and a dental mouth piece. I've contacted the owners three times to try and get these items returned - BUT NO RESPONSE. Very bad. Minus all the other stars (but had to give at least one). This is the first review I've given that wasn't 5 stars.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would like to address the issues stated in this review if we could. First things first, the upstairs mattress is considered firm & it's maybe not what you're used to so we could see how that might be uncomfortable for some people. The mattress is only a year old & not in need of replacing. Second, the showers are pre-fab as shown in the photos on our listing. When the cabin was built we felt that the bathrooms would not be an area our guests would spend a lot of time so we made the living quarters the main focus. Third, the road to the cabin is mentioned on the website in full description. Most vehicles have no problem making it up the mountain & again most people are not used to driving in those conditions so we can see how that might be uncomfortable for some. You are correct in stating that it was your mistake of when your check out date was supposed to be & things went into a frenzy when you had to pack up & leave in a hurry, you may have left some items behind. The falsehood here is that there was no contact made by you to retrieve those items nor did our housekeepers report the items left behind. So maybe you might have mis-spoke about the items in question. It is very unfortunate that the cabin was not to your liking but hopefully in the future you might find another cabin in Maggie Valley to your liking.
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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, Ghost Town, 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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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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.


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.

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