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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 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

More Details

Owner
A World Apart
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

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 Smoky Mountains

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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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
  • 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
  • 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
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 4.785124 based on 182 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: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Hidden paradise, nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains!

  • 5 of 5

We are two retired librarians from Rockford, Illinois; I'm in my late 60s and my friend is in her early 70s. We vacation by car with our pets, and we were looking for a different destination that would be closer to us and pet-friendly. We stumbled upon this paradise online, and it was instant, pure love! Our experience at "A Place Apart" surpassed all our expectations. The cool weather was pleasant and the lodging was enchanting. It gave us a chance to each have our own space; I was immediately drawn to the downstairs bedroom and bathroom, while my friend gravitated toward the upstairs. What heaven! This immaculate, beautifully appointed cabin provided us with a refuge for working on our novels, reading, and - in my case - playing my fretted dulcimer. We became old pros at mastering the drive up Hoot Owl Bill in our Ford Escape SUV; the drive is no worse than the one we're used to in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in Santa Fe.

The second night, we were thrilled to attend a concert at the gorgeous Brevard Music Center where I got to see JoAnn Falletta, my idol, conduct Tchaikovsky's Symphony #5. We met a nice couple there who were also from Illinois and had moved to Brevard for retirement, and I jokingly told them that I wouldn't mind living here - turns out he is a Realtor and gave me his card! The residents in this area are friendly, welcoming, and interesting--we were treated graciously everywhere we went.

Where we went as well as the concert: Soco Falls, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Looking Glass Falls—breathtaking! The town of Cherokee, the Qualla Arts and Crafts gallery and the Native Arts and Crafts shop -- a shoppers’ nirvana! Dinner at the Stone Ridge Tavern outside Asheville - excellent - good service, and Coke products! We also loved the ice cream shop & adjacent bookstore in Maggie Valley.

We had fun trying to find the mouse. I took a photo of my American Girl doll pointing to it, but I will tell no tales.

We were unable to operate the TVs, but it didn't matter to us, as we aren't TV people. We went to Ace Hardware to get screws to re-attach the toilet seat on the 1st level, but they didn't fit. We managed with it fine as it was and, of course, let the staff know. Also, thanks for providing Internet connectivity; anyone traveling with a fellow Internet junkie should note that only one device may be logged in at a time. Cell service: excellent, (unlike Northern Wisc.)

We look forward to returning next year--still so much to see and do!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Had a great time!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a lovely time here for two nights. The kids played chess and pool, and it was a really nice low-key place for them. I loved having my coffee on the porch in the mornings - it was just very secluded and peaceful.

It feels like you're in the middle of nowhere, but we were still able to get a pizza delivered from the Maggie Valley Pizzeria, which was a really pleasant surprise.

Our rental minivan had some trouble getting up the hill - it was rather hair-raising as we arrived after dark on our first night - but we got better at navigating it as the trip went on!

Thanks for a great time!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

well kept, comfortable, privacy all around, excellent owners

  • 5 of 5

excellent location for piece and quiet. very private, well kept and maintained. still close to restaurants and other activities if so inclined. owners very responsive and sensitive to my requests. would/will stay there again. saw 5 elk on the paved road just below the entrance to the cabin.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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4

Great Mountain Getaway!

  • 4 of 5

Overall really enjoyed our stay. The driveway definitely requires a 4WD vehicle and is the reason for the 4-star review. Some VERY large holes that should be addressed.

Kitchen is big and had lots of essentials for cooking. Hot tub seemed clean and clear. Was preheated to 90 before we arrived, so no long waits.

Overall would recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Awesome Smokey Mt. Cabin

  • 4 of 5

This cabin is a darling. We enjoyed the spacious rooms, hot tub, large pourches upper and lower. We took a hike up to the look out point behind cabin, a beautiful view! We were exploring many hikes and scenic drives, so many too see with in 45 miles. Sure saw some incredible bull elk right on the fringes of the town of Maggie Valley. Great mountain experience. I will return! :)

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Map

Joey's Pancake House
"A Maggie Valley tradition. There's a reason the lines are out the door year round."
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
Ghost Town In The Sky
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 Casino & Hotel
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A World Apart
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Ghost Town in the Sky
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Maggie Valley, NC
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Cataloochee Ski Area
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Blue Ridge Parkway
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Tube World
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Joey's Pancake House
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Garlic Knots Pizzeria and Italian
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Legends Sports Grill
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J Arthurs Restaurant
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Granny's Chicken
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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.

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200
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.